Author Topic: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 35194 times)

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: January 26, 2018, 06:52:04 AM »
Thereís something magical about a car modification that costs over $30,000 and results in making a car thatís louder, rougher, smokier and objectively less useful than when you started. Itís also now only capable of 15 mph. And yet, somehow, the car is so much better than before. Thatís the case with Frank Rothwellís steam-powered Land Rover.

https://jalopnik.com/i-love-pretty-much-everything-about-this-old-guy-and-hi-1822411249

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: January 27, 2018, 02:06:44 AM »
 ;D
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: February 01, 2018, 01:53:28 AM »
Yeah, I got a case of morning sickness. When I was younger, I brought a 1968 Austin-Healy Mk IV Sprite back to life in a Dr Frankenstein way (eg; 1950 Packard rear shocks @ $10 viz Lever Arms @ $150). 

So instead of English auto SOP of leaking just coolant, oil, fuel, electricity and money, this thing can leak steam, coolant, oil, fuel, electricity and money.

:-/


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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: February 01, 2018, 02:09:02 AM »

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: May 01, 2020, 09:05:35 AM »
The Flame Tank (Jan, 1936)
http://blog.modernmechanix.com/the-flame-tank/



Hugo Gernsback, (born Aug. 16, 1884, Luxembourg, Lux.ódied Aug. 19, 1967, New York City, N.Y., U.S.), American inventor and publisher who was largely responsible for the establishment of science fiction as an independent literary form.
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Hugo-Gernsback


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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: May 01, 2020, 09:43:15 AM »
I recognized the cover artwork artist instantly - my favorite pulp artist, Frank R. Paul. The cover artwork at the Modern Mechanix link shows his signature in the lower right.


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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2020, 10:10:20 AM »
I agree with Frank3k, Frank R. Paul's art is very distinctive and recognizable.  He's probably my favorite pulp artist, too.  For modern sf, I'd probably pick Kelly Freas and David Mattingly.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: May 01, 2020, 10:18:42 PM »
I see it as an unholy mating of a TAKOM Tadpole and a TAMIYA Char B1.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: May 30, 2021, 07:34:41 PM »
Macabre. Look closely.


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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: May 30, 2021, 08:50:00 PM »
Poor little Юные коммунист/Юный пионер (Young Communist/Young Pioneer) of the Всесою́зная пионе́рская организа́ция и́мени В. И. Ле́нина (The All-Union Pioneer Organization named after V. I. Lenin)! :(

Obviously "Всегда готов!" ("Always Ready!") doesn't mean "Всегда начеку!" (Always Alert!). ;)
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: May 31, 2021, 07:31:12 AM »
To take a positive view, we now have two young comrades where we previously only had one.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #111 on: June 11, 2021, 07:13:41 AM »
I'm still stuck on the redhead.
1) Stylin' outfit for the Soviets
2) Is she taking a photo?

3) Random thought - those Pioneers look like they might be afflicted with Progeria or are just loyal Oompa Loompas.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #112 on: June 11, 2021, 08:30:24 AM »
They remind me of Vip and Vap from "Disenchantment":