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Galaga Tribute Brass Lighter
Customized Brass Lighter •
Galaga was absolutely my favorite arcade game growing up in the 80’s. So this is my tribute! A brass Galaga themed lighter. The 3D star-fighter itself was made from three layers of brass with each layer representing a color from the original 2D graphic. Hand cutting the symmetrical angles and straight lines proved to be quite challenging but ultimately a rewarding task. All components were silver soldered onto an original brass armored Zippo lighter (no affiliation). An antique patina was added for depth, highlighting the dimensionality of the star-fighter. Lastly, a high polish was given to the top layer of star-fighter for a striking contrast. Lots of time spent on this little project. This tribute lighter is a one-off; won’t be making more.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my work.