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Offline Buzzbomb

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Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« on: September 06, 2021, 02:09:44 PM »
Steampunk bends the rules right  ;)
So how about those clever Steamypunky Victorians sorted out a few things around Camera's allowing the Camera to be used for Mounted Recce ?
This model is part of a GB over on WIM, might be worth adding over here as well
So I have a box of old Airfix Historical Series Figures from about 2 lifetimes ago


Plucked out the Lancer as probably the best basis for a uniform, plus appropriate stationary horse.. maybe they have not quite got the full stabilised mount worked out just yet.
Bit of tinkerage with some layout and create a camera.

Nup, had to redo the camera mount, can be stowed for travel. Plus horse furniture and kit


On a roll, because it is fun. New Helmet, re-animate the arms and add a cape thing that can be used as a camera blackout cover if needed for certain conditions


if had had some gears of the correct size, I could simply glue it on and call it steampunk ;)

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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 03:12:48 PM »
You know the song Jon referenced was a protest against retailers who did just that, right? ??? ;)
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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 07:20:50 AM »
Totally bonkers.



I love it!  :-*

<...> if had had some gears of the correct size, I could simply glue it on and call it steampunk ;)

You should do it. It's the trendy fashion nowadays!  ;)
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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 07:53:43 AM »
Me too! I not sure about adding gears - this is already looking totally Victorian-Punk  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2021, 01:23:59 PM »
Calling this done. Nice session in the paintshop on a day I should have been anywhere but in lockdown  >:D
Trooper of the Queen Consorts Own Light Cavalry - Deguerreotype Section.

54mm Airfix Napoleonic Lancer base figure. Scratchbuilt Camera, helmet from Apoxysculpt, tweaked Airfix Garand rifle, lotsabits from the box of Airfix bits and metal foil belts and straps.
 


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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2021, 04:58:45 PM »
 :-* :-*

Love it !

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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2021, 12:48:12 AM »
Me too  :-*

... Trooper of the Queen Consorts Own Light Cavalry - Deguerreotype Section...

Perfect! The 'Box-Camera Dragoons'  ;D

From the look on this Trooper's face, I'd guess that camera operation on horseback is quite a fiddly business. Also guessing that the twin panniers are for glass plate negatives?
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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2021, 01:22:22 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Steampunk Mounted Photographer
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2021, 01:38:27 AM »
That’s fantastic! All the brass bits and the uniform look great!