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$3,950 will keep Moltensteelman Studio operating safely, build new twin flame cannons, and add some fuel to the fire!

Moltensteelman brings The Walking Beast back to Burning Man this year, bigger and badder than ever with twin flame cannons up on top for even more flame effect action! And some fire loving friends, too.

Here's the twin cannon concept drawing, shown on top of The Walking Beast.
Here's the twin cannon concept drawing, shown on top of The Walking Beast.
Here's what one can do.  Now think how much more fun two will be!
Here's what one can do. Now think how much more fun two will be!

Let’s be honest, it takes a certain kind of crazy to build a seven-ton walking machine, and by now, we must confess that Moltensteelman Studio has gone a little mad for flame effects too. Besides adding twin cannons for The Walking Beast, our flame effects projects have grown into a flame garden that includes the Flamboni Playa Shark, the Radiant Guardian Spears, everyone’s new little friend Pyrosaurus, and coming soon, an out-of-this-world Atmospheric Converter. 

We’re dedicated to building and operating all of these projects no matter what, and at the highest possible standards. Now, with the help of our fans and friends we’d like make our great work even better. Our fundraising goal of $3,950 will help us to operate safely, to purchase materials for The Walking Beast twin cannon, and to buy propane to keep all the projects firing. Here’s the deal:

Fundraising Goal 1: Safety

You may have heard that safety is third these days, but at Moltensteelman Studio, safety is still number one.  We need $500 to purchase required fire extinguishers or the flame garden will be nothing but a lovely collection of metal sculpture.

Fundraising Goal 2:  Walking Beast twin cannon

We’re already gathering parts and we are ready to build. $2,700 of our total fundraising goal will help us complete a twin cannon setup for The Walking Beast that will mount on a rotating turret and simulate an anti-aircraft gun with full rocking action.  Later, this will become a quad cannon with four cannons for even more fire power.  This year we will also purchase four new 20-gallon propane tanks and add two tank heater blankets to maintain optimum firing power for all of our flame effects.

Concept drawing showing Quad Cannon on The Walking Beast
Concept drawing showing Quad Cannon on The Walking Beast

Fundraising Goal 3:  Fuel!

Flamboni
Flamboni

Don’t let our fire-breathing mechanical friends go hungry. With $750 for propane, we can operate at a minimum for this year, and if we raise more, we’ll be able to put on an even better show.  More fuel definitely equals more fun! 

Pyrosaurus
Pyrosaurus

That’s it. Our Kickstarter goal is $3,950, and we’d be really happy to exceed that goal by raising $4,700 or more. You know we’ll put it to good use. Please accept our thanks and some of our Moltensteelman cool stuff for helping out.

Dave, moopie and Martin cooking with Pyrosaurus
Dave, moopie and Martin cooking with Pyrosaurus

Thanks for helping us out and sharing the fun.

Martin, moopie and The Walking Beast crew, Moltensteelman Studio

Operating on playa BRC 2012 as ACME Exploration Corporation

www.moltensteelman.com

 

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    Every donation we receive from our fans goes directly to our projects and believe us, it helps a lot. In thanks you’ll receive a Moltensteelman sticker and souvenir postcard of The Walking Beast that you can display to show you’re part of the studio team.

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    Do you have any idea how much pop rivets and quarter-turn ball valves are going for these days? To show our thanks for donations of $10 or more, we’ll send you our popular Flamboni magnet, a Moltensteelman sticker and our souvenir postcard of The Walking Beast.

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    We figure the twin cannons will go through about 40 gallons of propane every night so your $25 gift will keep the fires burning. In appreciation we’ll send you the Moltensteelman embroidered triangle patch to wear with pride, a Moltensteelman sticker,a Flamboni sticker and our souvenir postcard of The Walking Beast. Thank you for your support!

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    Your $50.00 donation helps make our work even bigger and better, and nets you the premium collection of Moltensteelman goodies. And a big thank you! You get one of each item. Pin or stitch our triangle patch on your hat, coat or bag, slap the Flamboni magnet on your fridge or workbench, and share the fun by displaying both stickers and a souvenir postcard featuring The Walking Beast. This assortment makes an inspiring gift for that inventor, tinkerer or budding genius on your list.

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    Here's where the fun really starts. For your $100 donation, you get the whole assortment of goodies: Moltensteelman triangle patch, Flamboni magnet, Moltensteelman and Flamboni stickers, and souvenier postcard of The Walking Beast. Plus our beautiful limited edition 6" half-size replica of the flat side of the Pyrosaurus head cut from gleaming 16 gauge stainless steel.

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    For your $250 donation, you'll get everything we've got: Moltensteelman triangle patch, Flamboni magnet, Moltensteelman and Flamboni stickers, and souvenier postcard of The Walking Beast. Plus the 6" Pyrosaurus head art piece described above. All this AND if you will be on playa this year, we'll have the Pyrosaurus and the ACME crew cook you dinner for one or two people at our conveniently located camp on Esplanade. Or, if you are local to the Portland, Oregon area, we'll offer the same at a mutually convenient location after we return from BRC.

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