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Jake of All Trades
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« Reply #50 on: October 28, 2007, 08:10:17 pm »

I found this wallpaper today, and it is quite literally a wallpaper

http://5thirtyone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/dark_victorian_1024x768.jpg

Victorian style patterns and colors it piqued my interest.

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Brilliant!
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« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2007, 08:18:18 pm »

Yes, I'm considering making a nice brassy border for it Cheesy. (for personal use of course as I didn't design the wallpaper pattern.)

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« Reply #52 on: October 28, 2007, 08:21:01 pm »

Not sure how steamy this is, but this is my current one. It's the remains of Bristol gasworks, now a listed structure and (hopefully) causing the developers a bit of a headache as they can't smash it like they have the rest of the old docks!



and a previous one - probably more dieselpunk, taken while waiting for a tour of one of the cargo cranes. I just like the atmosphere though, and steam locos are regularly seen on the quayside

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« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2007, 04:24:26 am »

I'm partial to some of Dusso's matte paintings. Like this one:



More here:
http://www.dusso.com/index.html
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« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2007, 05:07:43 am »

Mine doesn't hold a candle to the above! Shocked Though it is somewhat representative of my sense of humor (uh-oh).
http://vladstudio.powweb.com/lowquality/vladstudio_worldinversed_1600x1200.jpg
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« Reply #55 on: October 29, 2007, 06:54:26 am »

Mine doesn't hold a candle to the above! Shocked Though it is somewhat representative of my sense of humor (uh-oh).
http://vladstudio.powweb.com/lowquality/vladstudio_worldinversed_1600x1200.jpg


That is awesome!!! What a clever idea =D
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« Reply #56 on: October 29, 2007, 07:03:47 am »

Although not my clever idea personally (I probably shouldn't have said that  Tongue).
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« Reply #57 on: October 29, 2007, 12:13:44 pm »

Not sure how steamy this is, but this is my current one. It's the remains of Bristol gasworks, now a listed structure and (hopefully) causing the developers a bit of a headache as they can't smash it like they have the rest of the old docks!



and a previous one - probably more dieselpunk, taken while waiting for a tour of one of the cargo cranes. I just like the atmosphere though, and steam locos are regularly seen on the quayside




Lovely pictures, and less than 5 minutes walk from where I am sitting in work right now!
Are you a Bristolian too?
I'm surprised you didn't add a pic of the victorian steam crane further down the tracks Smiley
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« Reply #58 on: October 29, 2007, 06:47:09 pm »

Mine doesn't hold a candle to the above! Shocked Though it is somewhat representative of my sense of humor (uh-oh).
http://vladstudio.powweb.com/lowquality/vladstudio_worldinversed_1600x1200.jpg


you are a genius!  Huh
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« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2007, 01:48:58 am »

Er...again, I wasn't exactly the one who designed--I mean, yes! Yes, I was! *fingers crossed* Thank you, sir!  Tongue
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« Reply #60 on: October 30, 2007, 03:25:08 pm »


Lovely pictures, and less than 5 minutes walk from where I am sitting in work right now!
Are you a Bristolian too?
I'm surprised you didn't add a pic of the victorian steam crane further down the tracks Smiley


No, but my brother is studying in Bristol so I tend to end up there on a regular basis! I do have one of the steam crane too:



and the Balmoral making a flying visit - she came in escorted by a tug and pilot launch, swung next to Princes Wharf, and headed back out again. Luckily I happened to be walking back to the carpark at SS Great Britain at the time:



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« Reply #61 on: October 30, 2007, 03:45:19 pm »

Ahh, I do love this city Smiley

The steam crane was borrowed for a 7 page comic I did as part of a larger compilation about Bristol. Here's page 1 & 2, but sadly the second part never got published.

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« Reply #62 on: October 30, 2007, 03:56:45 pm »

Very good! It's a pity the connection between the harbour railway and the main line at Ashton Gate is no longer there. I do wonder how much further that bridge has to deteriorate before it's closed to pedestrians too and (hopefully) rebuilt to re-instate the rail link.

I also have a couple of shots taken inside the cranes. First the controls:



and a crane driver's eye view:



No I didn't get to drive. The guide from the museum wouldn't let me!
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« Reply #63 on: November 02, 2007, 10:10:32 pm »

For those who liked the Star Wars steampunk crossovers, I also found this one recently on deviant art:

http://pauljamesog.blogspot.com/2007/11/steampuk-x-wing.html
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« Reply #64 on: November 02, 2007, 11:34:07 pm »

O yay, i watched the programme on Engines on 5 last night and couldn't believe that steam crane <3
I've only been to the SS Great Britain and the Suspension bridge.
Bad of me really, living 25 minutes away Cheesy
That crane is a thing of beauty and seeing a 125 odd year old machine fire up and work was FAB!
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« Reply #65 on: November 03, 2007, 12:17:13 am »

O yay, i watched the programme on Engines on 5 last night and couldn't believe that steam crane <3
I've only been to the SS Great Britain and the Suspension bridge.
Bad of me really, living 25 minutes away Cheesy
That crane is a thing of beauty and seeing a 125 odd year old machine fire up and work was FAB!

I've seen it in action a couple of times - very slow but obviously powerful. It's a miracle it survived, as the granary that was where the Industrial Museum now stands was destroyed during WW2. One stray bomb and we wouldn't have this beauty today.

Apparently when the crane was last load tested they were more worried about it tipping off the base than they were about the winch or jib being damaged! It was the only crane in the city docks that could handle modern containers too.
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« Reply #66 on: November 03, 2007, 11:31:58 pm »

You know, that steampunk x-wing looks like it could actually work! Smiley
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« Reply #67 on: November 04, 2007, 10:04:26 pm »

They're done by Amoebabloke - a fellow b3ta.com regular Smiley
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« Reply #68 on: November 06, 2007, 07:24:42 am »

I found my current background, which I've stuck with for about a month now (good sign), by way of this thread about instrument panels.
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« Reply #69 on: November 16, 2007, 04:33:54 am »

I found my current background, which I've stuck with for about a month now (good sign), by way of this thread about instrument panels.



wow very nice
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« Reply #70 on: November 19, 2007, 02:06:58 pm »

Came across the below image here. There are others, and much higher resolution versions of the same at the site.

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« Reply #71 on: November 19, 2007, 05:47:10 pm »

I've been toying with an idea for some time, but I have not found the time to crank up photoshop and start the project in earnest.. Maybe someone else would be interested in taking on the project?

I was thinking with starting out with a top-down view of a cluttered desk... besides the usual period office attributes, there'd be a number of papers, both handwritten as well as in print, concerning the design specifications and sale documents of steam tractors. Attached would be some black/white images or technical drawings of a few of those steam beasts.. I just thought it would be an interesting concept. Smiley
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« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2007, 09:26:24 pm »

here's my current one.

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« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2007, 03:10:31 pm »

Mine is currently a piece of work by Tigermorph of DeviantArt http://tigermoph.deviantart.com/

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« Reply #74 on: November 22, 2007, 06:45:55 pm »

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/Will.Gawryl/SeattleUnderground?authkey=_RlDhYAobdI" target="_blank">Here</a> are some pics I took that I like to use as my background.

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