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Author Topic: Cute Airship.  (Read 4200 times)
Drake White
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« on: May 03, 2009, 03:46:22 am »

Just stumbled upon this and thought some of you would like it as me.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 03:52:34 am »

That is definitely a wonderful tutorial - though they sort of jumped ahead with the props and canopy - I suppose sculpy would do for most of that though ^_^
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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2009, 01:07:08 pm »

Finally, a cheap source of airship envelopes we can blow up in films!
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 01:11:32 pm »

Ooh that's wonderful, too bad I'm out of eggs.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2009, 03:02:13 pm »

Really neat, 'cept for the nazi markings.
I don't see any actual instructions though.
Where did the person get the bits to put on the egg?
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« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2009, 06:13:25 pm »

Really neat, 'cept for the nazi markings.

I *sort of* agree - in the sense that I don't the like Nazis of our history, national socialism in general for that matter, racism, genocide, etc...

But, If there are to be good eggs, there need to be bad eggs too; History, even alternative history, must also include the villains.

Besides, the looming nazi ship, and the lambs in green fields, do make for a nice contrasting juxtaposition.

...Though you may have been speaking of how a party started near 1919 has real place in a Victorian/Edwardian era driven art movement.

I too am confused about where one would go to get miniature propeller engines and egg-fitting canopies. I think they did jump a few steps there.
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 07:05:47 pm »

I'd prefered something else than the swastikas myself, besides, they are not steampunk.

But other than that: A very nice and cute idea in deed.


And it sparks an idea:
Easter + Steampunk: How toget your children inolved!
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 08:10:00 pm »

And it sparks an idea:
Easter + Steampunk: How toget your children inolved!

I say old chap lets take the zeppelin out for some sport Wink

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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 09:03:44 pm »

And it sparks an idea:
Easter + Steampunk: How toget your children inolved!

I say old chap lets take the zeppelin out for some sport Wink




Most excellent idea! *grabs hunting rifle*
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 03:25:38 pm »

Unfortunately not all Airships were Steampunk, nor were they all apolitical.  Both the Hindenburg and the Graf Zeppelin II sported Swastikas on their tail fins.  I'm not sure about any earlier ones.  I suspect that that is why this model is painted the way it is. 

Not my preference either, but I didn't make it.

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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 08:59:58 pm »

haha! i knew saving those eggs would come in handy! bout six months ago i emptied some egg shells, they've been sitting on the kitchen window sill ever since. thanks for posting that!
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 03:09:33 am »

A) the swastika is not so young as to not exist in the victorian era and before

B) it is not something that means Nazis though that group coopted it and soiled it irrevocably.

The swastika was an emblem awarded to pilots of many contries for exceptional skill at piloting without any connotations what ever toward Nazis.

It's also a symbol used in spiritualism around the world.

Just sort of FYI.

Oh and I love eggs and crafts and these are the coolest looking zeplins ever. I wonder what would happen if they were filled with helium?

I'm gonna try and make some.
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« Reply #12 on: May 11, 2009, 01:21:11 am »

ha ha ha, very cute! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2009, 01:31:27 am »

I find the protests against the swastikas a bit silly. After all, they seem to be creating a historically correct airship, nowhere does it use the phrase steampunk. Nice airship anyway, if a bit plump.
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2009, 01:56:01 pm »

A) the swastika is not so young as to not exist in the Victorian era and before

B) it is not something that means Nazis though that group co opted it and soiled it irrevocably.

The swastika was an emblem awarded to pilots of many countries for exceptional skill at piloting without any connotations what ever toward Nazis.

It's also a symbol used in spiritualism around the world.

Just sort of FYI.

Oh and I love eggs and crafts and these are the coolest looking zeppelins ever. I wonder what would happen if they were filled with helium?

I'm gonna try and make some.
Yes it's ancient symbol, but I think that in this case, it's supposed to represent Nazi's.

I still like this thing, and if I could find the extra bits, I'd make one ... sans swastika. 
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2009, 03:34:52 pm »

While personally I have no problem with historical miniatures (even alternate histories) bearing any real world iconography I agree with Zaphod that you have missed the point a little Rovingjack.

While yes the Swastika as a symbol has existed for thousands of years in almost every peoples on the planet and I whole heartedly agree that people who go "oh my god swastika = Nazi" are wrong in that assumption, in this case it IS a Nazi swastika. While swastikas can be any shape, size or direction the Nazis used a fixed one drawn on a 5 by 5 square with those specific lengths, particularly on the red field and white circle.

It's a great wee model though I can't help but think there are better and possibly even less expensive things than eggs...Papier-mâché half an egg twice and put the halves together maybe? I dunno I guess I just worry that if you fail to syringe and wash the egg out properly things could get rather smelly after a while. Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2009, 06:41:04 pm »

I´d say most hobby shops have small plastic eggs for no money you can get instead. I´m wondering what could be done with an ostrich egg.
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« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2009, 09:02:06 am »

True, but buying a wee plastic egg aint gonna be as much fun as mucking about with newspaper and glue.
 Cheesy

And you could easily scale it up to Ostrich size...
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« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2009, 11:48:24 am »

Screw Ostrich eggs, I am scaling right up, Sauropod eggs! Igor, fetch me my coat and power up the flux capacitor, we are going dino huntin'.
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« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2009, 04:33:31 pm »

Hi All

A nice little model project - also turn it upside down you have an early submarine!

Alternatives to eggs - craft shops have expanded polystyrene eggs of all sizes and pretty low prices. Or for something a little bigger - how about a cheap rugby or American football.

Matt - trust you to think of blowing them up for films - mind you, they would shatter nicely and in slow mo would look pretty good. You could also do the Jerry Anderson trick; film the action with a highly detailed and durable version, then substitute a less detailed egg for the actual explosion.

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« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2009, 03:46:18 pm »

Has anyone found the 'bits' that get attached to the egg?
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« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2009, 02:47:21 am »

haha! i knew saving those eggs would come in handy! bout six months ago i emptied some egg shells, they've been sitting on the kitchen window sill ever since. thanks for posting that!
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« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2009, 09:32:03 pm »

Has anyone found the 'bits' that get attached to the egg?

Well I've done modeling (of the miniature variety) for far too many years, my best guess would be that the white parts are made out of "plasticard" while the brass pieces are from scale model aircraft/engines. Even if that's not what they are actually from I'm sure such models would have perfect equivalents or you could just make ALL the parts out of the white plastic. Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2009, 04:04:14 am »

OMG! this is sooo awesome!

but the tutorial is kinda... there´s something missing o.o where do i get those tiny motors?
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2010, 05:48:36 pm »

OMG! this is sooo awesome!

but the tutorial is kinda... there´s something missing o.o where do i get those tiny motors?



I dont think those are real motors
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