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Steampunk GB
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:16 PM

Steampunk, dieselpunk, cyberpunk, biopunk, atompunk, stonepunk, do you feel lucky…punk! Retrofuturistic, neofuturistic, 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 goes with just one rule, no building 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 is Jan 1 2020, the end? I don’t know yet, I like open ended GB's, I promotes more participation without the pressure.
So come along, our imagination is always working. We’re modelers, that’s what we do.
 
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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 2, 2019 12:16 PM

Roster:

Aaronw

BrandonK

Gamera

Lopstagain

Modelcrazy   Space Battleship Missouri

Mopar Madness

PFJN     "Taranis" Mk II Light Interdiction Vehicle of the 7th Independent Lancer Battalion

Real G

Scottrc

The Baron

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 7:40 AM

I got the badges up.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:09 AM

I'm here Steve though I still had no idea what I'm going to build... Embarrassed

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 10:15 AM

I'm not sure either. Probably some sky ship

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:59 AM

Wow, those badges. NICE !!!

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:45 AM

Thanks BK.

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Posted by Aaronw on Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:33 PM

Open to anything steampunk, not just vehicles and such?

The past couple of years I've gotten interested in machining, and I've been considering making some steam punk things just because I like the look of brass and steel with an attitude.

 

I've got a lot of crazy ideas but some may not exactly qualify as a "model", prop might be a better word. 

 

Definately interested but will need to put on my thinking cap for this. No not my historian's thinking cap, bring me my mad scientist's thinking cap!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 5, 2019 4:50 PM

Aaron,

Anything goes as long as it's out of your imagination. It doesn't matter what material it's made of, what era it may be in, it doesn't even need to adhear to the laws of physics.

I put you down. Holler at me if that's not correct.

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Posted by Aaronw on Friday, December 6, 2019 1:16 AM

Yep, leave me on the list, I'll come up with something. Don't know what but I've got a few weeks to ponder that.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 6, 2019 9:38 AM

Aaron: The props sound awesome! Really want to see what you come up with. 

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

 

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Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:02 AM

Gamera

Aaron: The props sound awesome! Really want to see what you come up with. 

 

 

I just bought a small horizontal mill that came with a ton of gear cutters, so I'm thinking there will be gears involved. The mill was built in 1944 and has a bit of a steam punk vibe to it all on its own.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 7, 2019 12:04 AM

Lots of gears and steam

                      

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, December 26, 2019 11:04 PM

OK boys, one more week and it's a go.

I got this today to do some conversion. A space battleship, similar to the space battleship Yamato. I received a small kit of the Yamato and it gave me the idea.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, December 27, 2019 12:02 AM

Steve,

I just got in a set of 1/48 Reskit F-111 exhaust cans, which put the G-Factor ones out to pasture.  However, I think the G-Factor set has a seriously Battleship Yamato look, especially since there is a bullet shaped casting block in the middle.  Not sure if they are big enough to propell a Revell Iowa Class BB across the cosmos, but if you are interested, I’ll measure them, and if you want them I’ll post the set to you.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, December 27, 2019 11:43 AM

That's awesome! 

Still have no idea what I'm building, you're giving some ideas to ruminate on though. Idea

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 27, 2019 12:46 PM

Sure G, thanks! I was trying to come up with something to power this beast but haven't come up with anything yet. I'd be glad to take a look.

Gam, You'll come up with something. I was thinking sailing ship, car with tank tracks ets then I received the Yamato and bang, it came to me.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, December 27, 2019 3:50 PM

Steve,

Here is the exhaust outlet with "Space Battleship Yamato" center cone:

There is no contest between the Reskit and G-Factor products.  But if you can use the G-Factor parts, I'd be glad to send them over.  PM me and I'll mail them out ASAP!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 6:19 PM

Thanks for sending those out G, you're the man.

OK guys, At the stroke of midnight, wherever you are, your free to shread some plastic.....for the GB of course.

Again, I have a great vision, my construction will be so so and the end result, well lets just say it probably won't be anything like I planed.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 2, 2020 1:57 PM

OK boys, I started on the space battleship MO.

I cleared the molded AA guns and added half of an old partially started Ohio class boomer hull to the bottom for the engine and engineering spaces to the bottom of the shipd hull. I have all kinds of stuff to add to this thing.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, January 2, 2020 8:19 PM

Looks neat Steve, looking forward to more.

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

 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, January 2, 2020 10:35 PM

Oops, sorry Steve I forgot to take the Yamato tail cones to the postie - I’ll put the box in my work bag and mail it out tomorrow!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 3, 2020 5:49 PM

G, no worries, I have lots to do the the deck yet before I can even attach it to the hull. Thank you my friend for sending them out. I am courious of their diameter and hoping the half of the Ohio hull will be big enough, if not, more scratching Whistling

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Posted by Real G on Friday, January 3, 2020 6:12 PM

Steve,

Package sent this am!  I think the exhaust petal assembly was around 1” diameter, maybe less (7/8”).

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 4, 2020 1:10 AM

Thanks G,

Here is the progress so far. I'm having fun adding stuff and coming up with ideas.

The bulbous sides (1/32 fdrop tanks) will have antenna attached and I will bw adding 1/72 Harrier wings to the aft hull. I removed most of the deck fittings, filled and sanded the deck, but it still needs some work, especially where the deck attached to the hull.

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, January 4, 2020 12:58 PM

You're certainly getting creative on this one. Looks pretty cool.

BK

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, January 4, 2020 5:27 PM

Looks really cool Steve, it's a neat idea and I like where you're going with it.

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

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:27 PM

Thanks Gam, what do ya think now?

G, ready for the engine cans, somehow.

This is just too fun, but I need to lay it asside for a few days and get back on other projects like my Secret Santa gift. Wink

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, January 6, 2020 11:55 AM

Looks pretty friggin' cool to me!!! 

She needs to join up with Ikar01's space fleet. Or are you on the other side??? 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 6, 2020 2:27 PM

Not sure what that is Gam.

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