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Old Oct 31, 2008, 01:39 PM
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Steampunk-themed plane?

Anyone out there built or flying a steampunk-themed or inspired plane?

I'd love to see any examples.

I think this would be a good candidate with some faux engraving:

http://www.stevensaero.com/StevensAe...G-p-18908.html
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 03:27 PM
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Errr, as I'm over 21 years old, (actually, rather a lot over), could you explain what 'steampunk-themed' means?

The early planes do look good, and there are quite a few. Watch 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' dvd sometime.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 03:40 PM
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Errr, as I'm over 21 years old, (actually, rather a lot over), could you explain what 'steampunk-themed' means?
Wikipedia to the rescue:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk

I think steampunk has become more popular lately as a rebellion against the mass-produced modern designs and products of today. And then there's the nostalgia factor.
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 03:47 PM
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This doesn't precisely fit the 'punk' genre, but might be an interesting modeling subject. Flying tea kettle?

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/...iven-airplane/
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 06:17 PM
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This doesn't precisely fit the 'punk' genre, but might be an interesting modeling subject. Flying tea kettle?

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/2007/...iven-airplane/


The Besler Steam Plane (3 min 23 sec)
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Old Oct 31, 2008, 10:24 PM
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Over in the foamies section someone did the dick dastardly plane from the cartoon. It has a cartoonish homemade steampunk flavor to it.
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:58 AM
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If you search for 'fantasy models' in Foamies (Scratchbuilt) there's a massive thread with stuff like that in.
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Old Nov 01, 2008, 07:58 AM
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Perhaps these would fit that style, Fantasy Aircraft.

I always enjoyed flying the fantasy models in FMS, sort of helicopter/autogyro things.
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