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Posted: 26 August 2012 02:59 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hya

Wondering if there were any good steam punk cars around people might recommend.
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Posted: 26 August 2012 04:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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There’s actually a bunch of Steampunk vehicles, everything from taxis to flying machines, in the store, quickest way to see them is to type “steam” into the store search: http://www.daz3d.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/index/?limit=60&q=steam

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Posted: 26 August 2012 04:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Hey thanks smile
Sorry I forgot to be specific!
I’m looking for a ‘family’ car, reasonab;y modern, but in a steam punk vein.
Thos ones in the store look almost but not quite.
If needs be I will buy a couple and canabalise them
Thanks for the quick reply!

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Posted: 26 August 2012 06:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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head wax - 26 August 2012 04:18 PM

I’m looking for a ‘family’ car, reasonab;y modern, but in a steam punk vein.
Thos ones in the store look almost but not quite.

I can’t really think of anything in the family car vein, unfortunately. There may well be something out there, but not that I’m aware of.

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Posted: 26 August 2012 08:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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thank you for your help DWG!
I will keep looking.

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Posted: 26 August 2012 09:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My basic understanding of steampunk vehicles is basically any vehicle with a boiler & big gauges attached. wink
Anyhoot you may want to search for vintage cars also around the era of model T Ford and earlier.
http://www.holytaco.com/25-awesome-steampunk-creations/

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Posted: 26 August 2012 10:05 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Heh, classic r2d2 GigaBeat ;0 Thanks for the link, I can see a few good ideas.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 12:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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The above image is of steampunk version of a Dalek from Dr Who.
Anyhoot following is steampunk version R2D2. It’s sooooo coooool. cool grin
Do Google image search for “steampunk” and you get a lot of cool stuff.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 01:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Heh. talk about having my foot in my mouth
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Thanks for that r2d2
I will take a Daz car and sticl on a whole lot of brass, darkwood gauges pump,s valves pipes and things
MUch obliged for that pic - it tells me just what I need

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Posted: 27 August 2012 03:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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My understanding of Steampunk is much this same as the description from wikipedia


Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective


So you need to find older model cars and “steampunkify” them.

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Posted: 27 August 2012 04:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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thank you

I habe bought the jag limo and a few steam punk things and I am in the process of dismanteling them and retexturing them smile
I love pulling things apart !

thanks for the definition chohole - I’ll never say bad things about Bryce again (just kidding of course,  - I never have)

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Posted: 27 August 2012 04:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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chohole - 27 August 2012 03:46 AM

My understanding of Steampunk is much this same as the description from wikipedia


Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective

I also like “Steampunk is what happens when Goths discover brown”, which goes some way to explaining the fashion side!

So you need to find older model cars and “steampunkify” them.

If I was doing that I might start from this BMW convertible and stick a steam-plant in the boot http://www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/bmw-502-for-poser-/88398

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Posted: 27 August 2012 05:11 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Precisely what counts as Steampunk is open to debate…usually conducted with interestingly decorated weaponry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFCuE5rHbPA

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Posted: 27 August 2012 10:50 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Well there are two parts to this debate it seems. One is the trend by some to just ‘fake it’ without trying to really invest artistically into any esthetic role. The other is the debate whether Steampunk stops at a certain time or is an alternative history line that moves forward into modern times and beyond where steam rather then the internal combustion engine became dominant and electricity also is sublimated to steam, where Zeppelins and Dirigibles became a major form of transportation rather then being faded out, etc… 

Along these lines it seems boilers being large and unwieldy for power sources means that the continuation of science along those lines would focus on getting the power of phase change into a smaller and more wieldy fashion which would mean a lot of research on gasses, pressure, thermodynamics etc… which would allow smaller devices for power units using perhaps something other then just water, i.e. the purpose behind green glowy stuff (like antifreeze) etc.. in Steampunk in some people’s artwork.

Steampunk Sci-fi could be an interesting and as yet untapped artistic playground.

As for tubes, they operate on an analog vs digital basis, thus the better bass sound frequencies in amplifiers. Steampunk, if it gets that far, steers towards analog vs digital in processing as phase change physics is also a more analog vs discreet science. Thus the argument against tubes could be an argument against the lack of understanding of where the artist using them is coming from rather then (as in some cases I’m sure) that the artist just doesn’t understand his history and think anything old can be glommed together and people won’t notice.

Basically, if someone is just totally faking it and didn’t really put thought into it, people notice.

Love that video btw Richard, here’s a couple others for you smile

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The Dolls of New Albion, A Steampunk Opera

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Posted: 27 August 2012 12:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Thanks for the links.

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