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I'm new here, so if I've posted this in the wrong place, apologies.
Anyhow, I've converted up a chapter of steampunk-style space marines, and would like to put a few pictures up to see what people think. Is this the right place to do it?
Sounds cool can't wait to see them.
Maybe use Iron Armour.. it already looks a bit steampunk to me.
There used to be a model representing it, but I'm having difficulty finding the part code.
This article has some good conversions though.. The space wolf on page 3 has converted iron armour, I believe.
This might give you some ideas for retro looking dreadnoughts.
What exactly is 'Steam Punk"?
Sort of like an alternate future where people dress and behave like 19th century Europeans but steam power has been used to build spaceships, computers, and other things equal to our technology.
The first appearance of steampunk I'm aware of is the novel "The Difference Engine" by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, about an alternate past where the computer is invented in the 19th century.
The anime films "Wings of Honneamise" and "Steamboy" are steampunk, as are some Final Fantasy games. The Japanese tend to like the look of it, and why not, it looks cool!
Originally Posted by SlickWilley
Hmm. I'll throw a few down as well.
I tend to use a somewhat broader definition of steampunk since I include anything where Victorians and 'high' technology combine without necessarily anachronistic speech.
There is a number of other Steampunk style works that I can think of off hand:
The old Space 1899 GDW roleplaying game where you have victorians in space.
Deadlands An awesome little game when it first came out. I love those playing card battles.
Some of Jules Verne's books like 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas(1864), From the Earth to the Moon(1865)
Some of HG Wells works like The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine
Lots of Michael Moor****s work, like, The Warlord of the Air, A nomad of the Time Streams, and the Land Leviathan.
Comic Books like The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. (About 50 times better than the craptacular movie version.)
Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age, and recently his Baroque Cycle.
Good luck with the posting.
EDIT: Here's the wiki version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk
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Well, here they are - or at least some of them. I'm not much of a photographer (or a painter), but hopefully the idea should come out. All comments appreciated!
I hope the links work OK!
That is truly mental! The conversions look good and seamless, they look just like you would expect a steam powered dreadnaught to!
The colour scheme is good, I feel it really fits the bill.
I love that chimera/landship!
If you get lazy after a while and dont want to convert any more you can always check out the "cygnar" models from the confrotation game. great steampunk stuff there, which you can either just use as is to convert more space marines.
Though it would mean you couldnt use the army in GW tournaments