Author Topic: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie  (Read 1356 times)

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2018, 02:59:44 AM »
He really looks like the original in the Smithsonian!

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #16 on: May 22, 2018, 02:35:36 AM »
Wow Doc that's fantastic!

Great subject and your wild skills have really brought it together!

Watching with interest,

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #17 on: May 22, 2018, 03:31:11 AM »
Thanks again, fellas - and this:
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He really looks like the original in the Smithsonian!
best. comment. EVER.
( Thanks, Frank )

Here he is, finished base and all -



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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2018, 04:37:05 AM »
That's a great update and some nice progress, Doc!

You've captured that cast-iron look nicely and the base really looks the business.

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2018, 10:06:00 AM »
Beautiful!!  You capture the original very well and the base suits it well.

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2018, 10:32:32 PM »
 Thanks, colleagues - it occurs to me I really haven't said anything about the build...It started with a transparent plastic ball, a DIY Christmas ornament, for the body, and a smaller plastic fishing bobber ( Think they're more commonly called floats in the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth ) for the head. The rivets were from a model railroad outfitter - I'll have to look up the name again at home ( think it was something like R&S ) while the trim was a combination of Evergreen half-round, and Aves epoxy putty, molded into the trough of a length
of Evergreen angle iron, which was then molded to the body. The legs were built up from lengths of Evergreen tube, with a piece of sheet wrapped
around the front to give a fuller appearance. Similar for the arms, but those were left as tubes, just embellished with half-round at the elbows
simulate the flexible joints. The Base was a simple wooden plaque, doctored with a layer of Durham's water putty, and stuck with bristles from
a beat-up paint brush, and some flock and pebbles from a 40K terrain set.

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2018, 04:09:20 PM »
Hi, Dr. YoKai, I get in touch just now... The Steam Man of the Prairie is absolutely fantastic!

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Re: Gotta start someplace: The Steam Man of the Prairie
« Reply #22 on: July 09, 2018, 11:08:47 AM »
Great work Dr. Yo, the League is impressed.
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