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Inspired by the Games Workshop Imperial Guard Sentinel, I wanted to build something a mad Tycoon might have built in an alternative post-Civil war history. The 19th century equivalent of private armies of today, like Blackwater Security (or whatever they are now)

 

..It all started when I bought a couple of small bags of watch parts from ebay

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I still need to add highlights and give it all a general paint cleanup and weathering down yet.

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Actually, I do.

 

I think it looks great. And great scratch work there.

 

Nice job!

 

Mike

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Yeah, I get it too. I love Steampunk. This is awesome! Very well done and extremely inventive! I do think it looks a bit front-heavy, like it's ready to fall forward. That's the beauty of Steampunk really, anything you can imagine would work. I love the figure too! He looks very "Phineas Fogg"

 

Can't wait to see more!

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Thanks guys! I wasn't sure. The figure torso, arms and head are all from the Warhammer Empire Militia box/sprue, and the legs are from an old 40k Sentinel Pilot. The scale is Heroic or 28mm (roughly 1:64)- I know what you mean about forward-heavy, but most birds in nature have that same look. I was hoping it would look as if it walked like a chicken, but I suppose the old Haloween cotume rule applies eh? "if it needs explanation, it isn't a very good costume"- Oh well, such is the trouble with just scratchbuilding on the fly I suppose ;)

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Basically imagine Sci-fi if the internal combustion engine and the integrated circuit were never invented.

H.G. Wells, wild west, and Victorian settings.

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Absolutely!- but that is the American version- the movement has soo many facets, some using the British Empire in space even ;) It really gives a modeller a new freedom. I'd highly recommend a couple of books that I picked up on the subject:

"The Steampunk Bible" by Jeff Vandermeer http://steampunkbible.com/

"Steampunk, the Art of Victorian Futurism" http://www.amazon.com/Steampunk-The-Art-Victorian-Futurism/dp/1907621032

And of course, I bought this one based on the review in the IPMS-USA Journal,

"The Steampunk Modeller" http://web.ipmsusa3.org/content/steampunk-modeller

I've also pre-ordered the second Volume to be released shortly and bought a subscription to Sci-Fi and Fantasy Modeller (who makes both volumes)

-yeah..its that good IMHO ;)

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