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Steam-Punk--or--How do you start?

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Steam-Punk--or--How do you start?
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, May 31, 2021 4:36 PM

Steam- Brought Humanity to a new age, Didn't it?

          Now how do you do Steam-Punk models? Well! First you have to have the seed of an idea.  Here's a source. Go to Your Local Library and see if they have any Railroad books with lotsa photos from after or During the Civil War.

          Now go look at Airships and Regular Ships and the really English trains. Also get some books on Victorian interiors into the fifties like open elevator cages in hotels and stores also. . Some of that stuff like Decorations on Buildings and Facades survived even longer. But You The Creator have to bring all of it together in a co-hesive design.

     Last Tip--Autos from the early years. Many had flourishes in design that fits Steam Punk perfectly. Can you do it. Try something simple and then Have a Ball! Note: Old weapons such the guns like the Constitution has, even fit in. BlunderBusses and Flintlocks coupled with the parts from modern weapons too.   

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 2:57 AM

Great stuff mate. You've got me thinking. Iron and lots of bolts with thingys....

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 8:24 AM

Oho!

       Dodgy, Mate, you're right on track fer sure!!

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Sunday, August 15, 2021 12:03 AM

Jules Verne and Buck Rogers. Lot's of inspiration there and using one of your favourite themes, offcasts from food and product packaging. Some of those shapes are just begging for glue, paint and add ons.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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