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Steampunk GB feeler Pt2
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:43 AM

7 months ago I brought this idea up, received several thumbs up and said I'd revisit the idea again in November.

Well here I am again, your frendly neighborhood off the wall GB guy.

Steampunk, dieselpunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, atompunk, stonepunk, do you feel lucky…punk! Retrofuturistic, postapocalyptic you get the idea. Think Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, Metropolis, HYDRA, the Borg etc., etc.
Anything would go with just one rule, no out of the box, at least without adding something to it. You must add something to it. Not just a machinegun gun or something small, I mean let yourself go. Grab a battleship turret and add it to a car along with armor and a cattle guard. Put tracks on a locomotive, helo rotor on a sailing ship with Ion engines. Don’t just put German markings on an At-At, put wings on it as well. If you want Space 1899, cool. The Arizona as a pre-Dreadnaught, we'd love to see it.
This group build is for those who use their imagination.
No rivet counters here, no wrong camo, no wrong hatch placement, the antenna will always be in the right place, nothing will be wrong.
If you have a box of parts and ever asked “I wonder what I can use this for?” or “I can probably use this somewhere” well, here’s the answer to those questions. An exhaust pipe can be a steam pipe, an F-16 intake can be a smokestack. This is the chance to clean out that old parts box and have fun.
The start date would be Jan 1 2020, the end? I don’t know yet, our imagination is always working. We’re modelers, that’s what we do.

 

So come on y’all, what do ya think?

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:30 AM

Steve I'd be up for something like this.

Chad

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:49 AM

Being as how its open ended I think I can work something in. I've got plenty of spares. This is a good chance to get rid of some stuff that is just taking up space.

BK

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, November 2, 2019 1:42 PM

Wow, is that locomotive CGI or a physical model?  I was just stopping by to see what was going on, but looking at that thing got me excited!  I didn’t think there was anything steam punk that I wanted to build, but you got my rusty, oblong gears turning.

I’m going to go through my old model mags and see if I can find the comic that had the Royal Navy using flying dreadnoughts, carrying open cockpit rocket fighters that launched like the Sparrowhawks from the Akron and Macon.  Actually they came out the side of the ship like bombs from a Sunderland.  The Germans flew a similar fighter called the Adler (Eagle).  Let me do a deep dive to see if I can dredge up the resources to join the GB.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 2, 2019 10:54 PM

Real G
Wow, is that locomotive CGI or a physical model?

I don't know G, but it does look cool. You are on one of the ones I was thinking of when I dreamed up this GB.

Chad and Brandon I'd love to have you guy onboard. Brandon, you were saying you wanted to get out of your comfort zone, well this is one way.

 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:22 AM

modelcrazy
 

You are on one of the ones I was thinking of when I dreamed up this GB. 

Aw Steve, thanks!

OK, OK I’ll join.  I wanted an Adler or Veltro since I saw them in the mag back in 1987. I think it was the Veltro that launched out the side of the airship - I’m thinking that would make a nice mini display.

Time to dig out the Model Graphix issue - I searched online but my Google-Fu is weak!

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 3, 2019 10:50 AM

I've decided that I'm going to create some sort of Mad Max crazy desert rat post apocoliptic war machine death trap thingy. Out of what? I have no idea.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 11:18 AM

I have a few car kits that are missing parts that would work well for that. I was thinking about that or a "space" sailing ship or retro futuristic plane ......

Sounds great G, I'll look forward to that.

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, November 3, 2019 12:25 PM

Hi,

Although I haven't done a good job completing some previous group builds, I've got an idea for a scratchbuild/3D printed Diesel Punk type air plane I'd like to try.

Pat 

1st Group Build

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, November 3, 2019 4:36 PM

I dug out the Model Graphix issue (Dec 1987, vol.14) that had the flying air-battleships. That was my first issue of MG mag!  The comic was titled “Sentoki (fighter) Veltro”, which is the plane which launched from the airship.  That’s gonna be my build.

BTW it seems the airship, the Andrea Doria, is Italian.  The bad guys look German but have cockades on their aircraft.

Man, there is so much cool stuff in that MG issue!  Too many things to be relevant here; full disclosure to be in a separate “miscellaneous ramblings” thread.

Forensic study will now commence on the “Veltro”, in preparation for the GB.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:46 PM

Excelent Pat,

G, that souns cool, looking forward to you creation

I'll put up the official post the first of December

Here are som more ideas I found.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 3, 2019 9:53 PM

I love the idea here Steve. Just no idea what I want to build. Hold on and let me percolate a bit and hopefully I'll come up with something.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:21 PM

Piccies of my planned project:

The launch arm is too cool to NOT build.  Scale will be 1/72 to keep the overall size to a manageable level.  I wonder how hard it would be to do the Andrea Doria in 1/700...

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 12:31 PM

No problem Gam, just pore some glue in your parts box and shake.

G that looks cool.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:11 PM

That's awesome Real G!

 

Thinking about it two ideas do come to mind:

The post-apocalypic Hemicuda from Phantasm V Ravager. Not too hard to build I'd think, two machine guns in the hood and some other added stuff:

 

Cover page to Yukita Kushiro's GUNNM or 'Battle Angel: Alita'. Love this drawing but looks like a pile of work to try to build this as a figure...

Any issue with either of these? I dunno if I'll go with either. Just something to grind around in my head till the first of the year...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 4, 2019 5:26 PM

Post apocalyptic, biopunk, either sounds great Gam

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:55 AM

I am in, no idea what but there is a bucket of spares to warp up a spare/old kit. I will have to purchase some copper and bronze paints...

 https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4740/39804623811_9d42f5cfc1_m.jpg

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:56 AM

Love to have you Piers

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 11:58 AM

Gamera,

That Alita figure would be an awesome project!  Scratchbuilt figure!  I have never dared.

BTW, I have a better pic of the Veltro fighter I want to do:

It's ramming an enemy Falke fighter, but this panel offers the clearest topside view of the aircraft.  Starting to take notes and collect data.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 12:32 PM

That's a cool looking fighter, kinda like a Beaufighter without the engines and using V tail.

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 4:56 PM

modelcrazy

That's a cool looking fighter, kinda like a Beaufighter without the engines and using V tail.

Hmm good point!  Now to source a junky old Airfix or Matchbox kit...

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:31 AM

Real G: My first look was that she looks sorta like a He-111 but on the second the wing isn't really wide enough. I have a trashed Matchbox 1/72nd He-111 that you're welcome to if I can find it... 

 

As to the figure I was thinking I could probably find a doll face for the head. As to the body I'm not sure- maybe a model/toy human skeleton modified to look more cyborgish? Or a model/toy T-1000 Terminator endoskeleton- it'd have to be modifed to go from a 6ft./183cm bodybuilder to a 5'1"/155cm petite girl. I'd just be going with a generic cyborg look, not exactly like the drawing here, the ones in the manga, or Rosa Salazar from the live-action movie.  

 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:49 AM

Labeling the entries are going to be intresting, that's for sure.

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:04 PM

Gamera,

I think some craft doll components with good old fashioned styrene junk bits skeleton... and a dead pigeon(!!!) would work.  Hey, with Christmas careening towards us, how about stealing an angel's wings?  I do the devil's work, I know.

I had a look around for appropriate parts for the Veltro, but I am of the opinion that if you want to do it right, you have to do it yourself.  I am leaning towards vac forming the basic parts and just using aftermarket for the details.  OR I could get lazy an just carve a solid fuselage and flying surfaces.  For a one-off, it can work.  Just heavy though.  The Bakagalas I am working on is tremendously light yet rigid due to the hollow box frame within.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 7, 2019 6:38 PM

I've already picked out an old Mack truck to use as the base and I'm gonna pimp it out with all kinds of death "thingys" attached to it. And a huge nasty blade/plow on the front. It will be all rusty and steel plated up. A real tetanus shots worst nightmare and it will be called..."Crowd Control".

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 8, 2019 11:05 AM

Steve: Interesting? I don't think you've seen the half of it... Wink

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

Brandon: Wow, now that sounds cool! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, November 8, 2019 11:57 AM

Gamera

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

When I had outdoor cats, I could have offered you a fine selection of bird, rodent, and lizard carcasses!  And the lizards were constantly on clearance sale because they were always half off!  Surprise

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, November 8, 2019 12:51 PM

Real G

 

 
Gamera

Real G: I like the idea of the angel figure's wings, not sure sacrificing a pigeon is a good idea though. Really interesting to see you work more out toward your Veltro. 

 

 

When I had outdoor cats, I could have offered you a fine selection of bird, rodent, and lizard carcasses!  And the lizards were constantly on clearance sale because they were always half off!  Surprise

 

ROTFL!!! I'm sure the US Postal Service would be delighted with you mailing half-eaten animal carcasses to me... Big Smile

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:13 PM

More items to spark the imagination.

And a little Damnation Alley

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, November 8, 2019 1:55 PM

Now Ther!

   I have always liked the SteamPunk style imagined around the Nemo ( Omen) era of 20,000 Leagues. How about a full Blown Maudsley Steam Paddle-Wheel engine powering a ground vehicle?

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