WOW! This guy made a steampunk AT-AT as an engagement gift

What you are about to see is better than any ring. 

Geeks expressing their love -- is there anything more beautiful? Case in point: Caroline L.'s husband-to-be, Mark, crafted her something he calls Captain Bayley's Infernal Mechano-Perambulator! Don't be fooled by the name, it's a vintage Star Wars AT-AT toy that Mark remade into one epic piece of steampunk art. Caroline gives some details on her engagement gift:

Each one of those rivets was cut out with a punch and applied with tweezers, and we both lost track of the number of coats of spray paint he used to get that gorgeous patina before washing it down and creating the stains and drips. He made the narwhal horn on the front as well. It's hard to see but the legs and feet are covered in seaweed and barnacles - I can just imagine it tramping up and down the coastline, or standing in a harbour next to a crumbling pier.

The result is stunning and has us a little jealous -- obviously both Caroline and Mark are awesome. Sneak a look at our gallery below to get a better idea of just how intricate the detail is on this thing.

(via The Mary Sue)

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