Author Topic: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing  (Read 4092 times)

Offline Frank3k

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2017, 11:25:51 PM »
Looks awesome, Craig - it really does look like it would fit right in a Phil Foglio book.  I'll have to show it to my wife; Lisa is a huge "Girl Genius" fan (has all the books, framed poster, the works).

Offline andonio64

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2017, 01:32:14 AM »
It's beautiful, however I think the differences in the panel should have been less visible, but it's just my taste, the whole work is impressing!

Will you also paint any metal (copper or brass) detail?

 8)


Antonio

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2017, 09:02:50 PM »
 Thanks, colleagues! I've liked Phil Foglio's work since he was doing strips for Dragon magazine back in the 'eighties - but much as I love the Girl Genius series, I've never been too drawn to his mecha. ( Some of the
clanks are pretty cool, though. ) I'll direct your attention to the youtube video linked in the first post.

 The 'Reaktor' mentioned earlier will get alclad copper, and I wll be adding accents in various metallics here and there. Currently working on a suitable base.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #33 on: June 11, 2017, 03:26:31 AM »
You've done some incredible stuff, Doc but this is really one for the books!

Incredibly imaginative my friend!

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2017, 08:44:55 PM »
Thanks, Colleagues, one and all! After a short hiatus for the Red Group build, I've gotten back to this project.
The Reaktor has been painted and mounted.


The front office. I am so looking forward to painting the canopy bracing...


And the base, cobbled together from CD cover plates. ( We burn a fair amount of CDs at the Talking Book Program, so I wind up with a stack of these from time to time. ) Plaster fill for weight.

Offline andonio64

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #35 on: June 23, 2017, 02:06:29 AM »
Dr. YoKai, I saw Dragon's heaven (I didn't know it before) from the link you posted at the beginning, I understand more of the way you're building the ship!

Great results so far!

Antonio

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #36 on: June 23, 2017, 07:26:15 AM »
That Reaktor sure looks to be a potent power plant if ever I saw one!

Best of luck with the framing. That stuff's always a challenge for me.

Brian da Basher

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #37 on: June 29, 2017, 08:55:16 PM »
Progress at the small end - the turrets are placed. I will try to put some boots on the gaps with a dot of Aves putty.

 
I was a little anxious about mounting the props ( a 1/350 Gold Medal set I picked up at 60% off at King's Hobby. ) but the solution turned out to be rivets. ( Isn't is always? ;) )


Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #38 on: July 02, 2017, 05:10:05 AM »
The engine faces still looked a little bare, so I added some louveres.


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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #39 on: July 02, 2017, 03:37:17 PM »
Neato, Doc! :)
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline kerick

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #40 on: July 02, 2017, 11:59:45 PM »
I've been watching this one develop and it is simply amazing! Keep it up! :-*

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #41 on: July 03, 2017, 03:13:48 AM »
Wow Doc what a phenomenal update!

I think I have gun turret envy...

Brian da Basher

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #42 on: July 30, 2017, 06:22:14 PM »
Thanks, colleagues! I've liked Phil Foglio's work since he was doing strips for Dragon magazine back in the 'eighties - but much as I love the Girl Genius series, I've never been too drawn to his mecha. ( Some of the
clanks are pretty cool, though. ) I'll direct your attention to the youtube video linked in the first post.

 The 'Reaktor' mentioned earlier will get alclad copper, and I wll be adding accents in various metallics here and there. Currently working on a suitable base.

So ... you won't be operating this from your secret base?  ;)

( I used to read Girl Genius, but I got lost in a welter of new characters and hopelessly intertwined situations and serial disasters ... I do still love Mama Gikka, though.  I think she and the Jaegers would be a great basis for a spin-off series.  :)  )

Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #43 on: August 15, 2017, 07:57:17 PM »
This is getting close to done - here's a couple of quick snaps. Better pictures of the
completely finished Iron Wing Makoto over the weekend.




Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Kobayashiesque Dieselpunk Flying thing
« Reply #44 on: August 16, 2017, 07:46:16 AM »
WOW. Weird beauty indeed. I particularly love engines. :smiley: ;) :icon_alabanza: :icon_alabanza: