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urgolem
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« on: August 15, 2015, 07:57:00 pm »

I created my "Yellow Submarine" a long time before I had heard of a steampunk. When I did, I told myself "wow, these guys are as crazy as me". The Yellow Submarine is a tribute to the British Sixties and "The Deadly Invention", a very steampunk - "avant la lettre" - Czech film (excerpts : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR4r3wM3JmE, see the submarine "Sword" at the 3rd minute).

Thus, let me introduce you to my creation. The submarine body comes from a vintage upright vacuum cleaner and everything is made out only of recycled materials.








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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2015, 08:03:36 pm »

Very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 08:54:52 pm »

Beautiful  work. Welcome to BG.
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« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2015, 12:44:00 am »

Please see also "Stochastic particles dispenser" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,46315.0.html

and "Ultimate Irreversibly Megentropogenic Steam Cleaner" :
http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic=47136.0
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« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2015, 04:04:00 am »

And it lights up! Brilliant! Wink

Whom are the busts of?
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2015, 11:39:15 am »

Colonels Verdi, Liszt and Wagner. Wink

All is lighted up only with one fridge bulb 15W.



Here is the Submarine flying-floating majestically at its usual place (on the top of a bookcase) :

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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2015, 03:33:48 pm »

Excellent! Welcome aboard, and please bring more work with you!
Now we can be assured that both the skies and the undersea realms are safe- even the darkest parts!

Please continue!

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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2015, 05:17:59 pm »

Not too sure about the busts, but I do like this alot.

Thanks for posting and may we have more of the same please.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2015, 06:45:57 pm »

The "Yellow Submarine", as its name suggests, had to be absolutely populated by some illustrious composers...  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2015, 07:15:07 pm »

My previous comment was in no way a criticism.

The busts just look too stark IMO and don't appear right compared to the rest.

Could you blend them with a colour/ paint or effect to blend in a bit?

Still a stunning piece and I'm impressed of your work.

Only my opinion sir.
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2015, 09:17:01 pm »

I understand. Your well-meant suggestion is welcome sir.
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2015, 07:37:01 pm »

I am not too convinced about possibly another colour of the busts.



I incline toward to keep the contrast between a metal engine and human symbols (which are here a kind of wink).
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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2015, 08:24:46 pm »

I think the busts would look better if they were contoured to the surface under them. As is, they appear to be "stuck on," rather than an actual part of the craft.
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2015, 09:33:11 pm »

I think the busts would look better if they were contoured to the surface under them. As is, they appear to be "stuck on," rather than an actual part of the craft.

I would agree.

Big fan of the periscope.  I use a lot of those old car horns for iPod speakers, but they look good as a periscope.
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2015, 06:41:24 pm »

It deserves reflection.
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2015, 12:18:46 am »

Be interested to see how this one ends up. I, too, think the busts would look better moulded to the fuselage.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2015, 09:41:36 am »

It will be tested the day I will find something that fits my idea about what could look as an improvement and not a mutilation. Not to be forgotten that the Submarine was not created exactly according to codes of a pure "brass" steampunk, thus a stark plastic was allowed, especially in order to express only a kind of metaphor (= music). So "wait and see" (me - very - included). In the meantime, please be clement with the busts.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2015, 09:22:40 pm »

Links to 2 images of the original upright vacuum cleaner I have found on the net :
http://www.teslogos.com/uploads//products/Ancien_aspirateur_balai_Tornado2.jpg
http://img5.leboncoin.fr/xxl/038/0389e5a3a3b1a29cfdafd0381e6d09cb58ff6130.jpg
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2015, 09:59:54 pm »

Aha! What could a chap do with such a thing!

(Apart from your marvellous sub, of course.)

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« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2015, 01:38:22 am »

Screams Jetpack!
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« Reply #20 on: October 15, 2015, 10:22:47 am »

A Jetpack, indeed - almost ready !
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« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2015, 12:22:54 pm »

Looking forward to seeing a jetpack.  Be sure to post it in the Rocket Pack Collective.
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« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 01:56:34 pm »

Sorry for a misunderstanding : I have meant that this vaccuum cleaner (Tornado) is almost ready "as is" to be converted into a Jetpack...
Currently I am working on the next "anihilator". Coming soon...
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« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2015, 02:12:35 am »

There goes the steam out of that.
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'Tis ok, we wait. Smiley
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