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Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« on: January 28, 2012, 02:35:53 AM »
Hi folks,

A thread for all your Steampunk and/or Dieselpunk (and similar) ideas and inspiration

For those a little confused:

Steam:


Diesel:


Now I am sure people like jcf will have an idea or two here.

Regards,

Greg
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012, 11:52:09 PM »
 The trek warriors are having things entirely too much their own way around here...time to show that
 lot the power...of STEAM!!!
 for starters, read with awe and wonder the tale of

 THE STEAM MEN!


 ( Plenty of pictures after the link-I'm always a little leary of posting images directly from a site...)

 Your prodigious appettities thus whetted, I enjoin you to proceed to the informative directory of

  The Google Difference engine compendioum of topics pertaining to THE DYNAMITE GUNS!!!

 ( I especially suggest
looking at the entry on the Sims-Dudley field piece. many of you will already be familiar with the
Zalinski devices, but I think this one will be new to many.
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 12:42:37 AM by Dr. YoKai »

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2012, 03:13:40 AM »
The place that all good retro-tech folk must explore, Douglas Self's Museum of Retro-Technology:
http://www.douglas-self.com/MUSEUM/museum.htm

... and don't forget all the other -Punks:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyberpunk_derivatives
« Last Edit: February 07, 2012, 06:41:06 AM by jcf »
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 05:57:51 AM »
I have discovered SteamPunk (adn other derivatives) relatively a short time ago, but I am loving all the creative possibilities it has.
Thanks for this thread.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012, 06:40:38 AM »
The guns and lamps aka Retrolumina of my buddy Mark Counts, available exclusively through Cannibals Gallery in Portland, OR:

http://tdn.com/lifestyles/article_56c392ca-2694-11e0-a837-001cc4c03286.html

http://www.cannibalsgallery.com/mark-counts.html

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 09:07:11 AM »
There's gotta be some sorta off road Steam powered land train...as in an American steam train vs. the Aussie Road Trains....
20 adventurers take a trip.
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 11:02:55 AM »
There's gotta be some sorta off road Steam powered land train...as in an American steam train vs. the Aussie Road Trains....
20 adventurers take a trip.


 There was, sort of...The Fowler Armored Traction Engine. I hadn't been to the LANDSHIPS site in far too long,
 but was delighted to discover an article detailing its history, with some fine drawings. Enjoy!

 The Fowler Armored Steam Traction Engine-And how to build it!

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 11:22:39 AM »
Sweet!    That is cool.   
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 10:57:00 PM »
Someday I WILL build this



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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2012, 03:25:05 AM »
Oh...YES!!!! :-*

Maybe in a diorama against Martian Tripods...4 legs beats 3!
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 08:47:52 AM »
Along the lines of this thread,. I recently saw a book in Barnes & Noble that collected information from all the Frank Reade, Jr. stories of the late 1800's and collated them as a biography of the fictional character all with his many inventions; there's lots of inspiration here.

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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 02:58:28 PM »
Given the large variety and general availability of figures, would a project such as that be done in 1/35 backslash 54mm?   
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 03:34:57 PM »
... and, of course, there is always Boilerplate:
http://www.bigredhair.com/boilerplate/

Boilerplate being the creation of Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett, their most recent work is the Frank Read volume
mentioned by Evan.

http://www.bigredhair.com/frankreade/index.html



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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2012, 06:51:55 AM »
Steam locomotion except instead of coal as the heat source, it's enriched uranium.       
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Re: Punked..Steam & Diesel Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2012, 09:04:17 PM »
On the "to do" list is a steampunk gunship-airship using a Revell Zeppelin NT scaleorama'd to 1/76th (it's a shade bigger than the Hindenburg kit), an Airfix Stevenson's rocket, some HaT gatling gun sets to arm it and some HaT gardner-gun sets to provide mountings and Royal Imperial Airship Service crew. Biggest problem will be fitting it all in: the envelope might need a stretch to make the gondola long enough....
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