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Author Topic: So what did you get that was Steampunky?  (Read 1142 times)
Sludge Van Diesel
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« on: December 26, 2016, 05:58:03 am »

Any crimbo prezzies that added to your Steampunkiness?

Amongst my haul were

this

http://www.kinkyangel.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=771&products_id=16669#.WGCe1lwvtzI

& this

https://www.samuel-windsor.co.uk/buy.cfm/tweed-long-coats/heritage-tweed-long-coat-ascot/73/yes/141994

to say I'm rather happy about this is an understatement.
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2016, 07:56:34 am »



They are fine garments and you  will be a regular Beau Brummel  into the New Year. 

I got kitsch tiki style  presents from family members who must have been channeling  the same wave length.  A small flamingo light  fridge magnets and  a canvas wit palm fronds- all co incidentally  in matching colours
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2016, 08:10:54 am »

I got a set of Steampunk RPG dice. Hoping to get some good use out of them soon for D&D. I also got a brown bowler hat and a Nerf Doublestrike gun. I'm hoping to modify the gun and use both pieces for a costume eventually.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2016, 11:05:21 am »

Well, I'm alone, and at an age where no one really gives you gifts, so my gifts are self given. But for Xmas, I got two things:

1 I made a historically inspired dinner for my co-workers and roommates:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5743.msg977847.html#msg977847

2 I'm still waiting  Undecided for the woollen cape-coat I ordered from China for one of my two Steampunk characters, and I got a kilt on eBay, also for the Steampunk characters (either). I guess that counts as Christmas presents.






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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2016, 11:15:21 am »

Well, I'm alone, and at an age where no one really gives you gifts, so my gifts are self given. But for Xmas, I got two things:

1 I made a historically inspired dinner for my co-workers and roommates:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5743.msg977847.html#msg977847

2 I'm still waiting  Undecided for the woollen cape-coat I ordered from China for one of my two Steampunk characters, and I got a kilt on eBay, also for the Steampunk characters (either). I guess that counts as Christmas presents.









Forgive me . I read that as hysterically  inspired . 

That coat is fabulous. The festive feast  was truly inspired and would have gone down a treat
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2016, 11:29:24 am »

Well, I'm alone, and at an age where no one really gives you gifts, so my gifts are self given. But for Xmas, I got two things:

1 I made a historically inspired dinner for my co-workers and roommates:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5743.msg977847.html#msg977847

2 I'm still waiting  Undecided for the woollen cape-coat I ordered from China for one of my two Steampunk characters, and I got a kilt on eBay, also for the Steampunk characters (either). I guess that counts as Christmas presents.









Forgive me . I read that as hysterically  inspired . 

That coat is fabulous. The festive feast  was truly inspired and would have gone down a treat


Not a problem, the histerical nature of the dinner party ensued after imbibing several bottles of alcohol  Grin

The meal left the guests VERY full, in spite of me being very stingy with the individual portions (I knew it would be a lot of food over many courses). It's 4:AM, here. We started at 6 pm and we finished at 9:30-ish pm. I still can't sleep! I don't dare lie down. Undecided Luckily I don't work today. I'll need some time to recover.

I hope the coat gets here soon enough... Hopefully before New Year's Day. If it doesn't get here by Wednesday 7 next week, when the buyer's protection ends, I'll have to start a dispute and cancel the transaction...  Undecided  Tongue
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2016, 03:05:03 pm »

Well, I'm alone, and at an age where no one really gives you gifts, so my gifts are self given. But for Xmas, I got two things:

1 I made a historically inspired dinner for my co-workers and roommates:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5743.msg977847.html#msg977847

2 I'm still waiting  Undecided for the woollen cape-coat I ordered from China for one of my two Steampunk characters, and I got a kilt on eBay, also for the Steampunk characters (either). I guess that counts as Christmas presents.









Lovely coat.

Do you have any connection to the tartan on the kilt or is it just the colour you require?
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2016, 02:18:37 am »

I don't have an easy way to post pics (I got one of the pic hosting account thingies, but I always forget the URL, my password, etc)

Anyway, I did pretty good.  I got 2 cravat pins.  One was a hand-made with a gear and clock hand.  The other is a genuine 1880s pin with opal and 14karat gold.

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2016, 02:35:09 am »

Well, I'm alone, and at an age where no one really gives you gifts, so my gifts are self given. But for Xmas, I got two things:

1 I made a historically inspired dinner for my co-workers and roommates:

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5743.msg977847.html#msg977847

2 I'm still waiting  Undecided for the woollen cape-coat I ordered from China for one of my two Steampunk characters, and I got a kilt on eBay, also for the Steampunk characters (either). I guess that counts as Christmas presents.





Lovely coat.
Do you have any connection to the tartan on the kilt or is it just the colour you require?



Thank you  Smiley

I do have a tartan for my family, they are linked to the Erskine clan. But that is not the tartan I chose. The Erskine clan has a certain thread pattern used for two tartans, one is red and green and the other black and white (plus red and white or blue and white wgich I have seen used for competition events).

But that is not the tartan I chose. I was looking for tartan kilts which would  be more or less compatible with modern day tartans used by the United States Air Force and actual 19th C tartans used by certain United States Army regiments, such as the 79th New York Volunteer Infantry -  which in turn was inspired by the the 79th Cameron Highlanders of Scotland.

I was specifically looking for colours which I could use for a fictitious United States Airship Command
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« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2016, 02:54:40 am »

Cool
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2016, 02:55:11 am »

I got a flu that sent me to the emergency room; lots of illness in the steam era.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2016, 03:35:51 am »

I got a flu that sent me to the emergency room; lots of illness in the steam era.

As long as you keep a good humour about it  Grin  I hope you recover promptly.
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2016, 05:30:51 am »

Amongst other things (not steampunk) I got a book voucher, which can be anything I want it to be!! Dymocks Bookshop, here I come! Dymocks also host the ABC and SBS TV station shops, so with a hot $75 in my hands, who knows what I will come home with - tomorrow, probably!
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« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2016, 07:55:30 pm »

Nothing, Zip,,,,Nada!

However I did meet the charming folk of the Steampunk Morris team in Faversham yesterday!
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« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2016, 09:30:47 pm »

Well, I got a hot glue gun and one glue stick.  That's a start isn't it?  What other things do I need to make Steampunk please and I'll put them on next year's prezzy list?
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« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2016, 10:02:41 pm »

Well, I got a hot glue gun and one glue stick.  That's a start isn't it?  What other things do I need to make Steampunk please and I'll put them on next year's prezzy list?
They're not Steampunk without the cogs to go with them.  Wink Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2016, 03:43:50 am »

Got some steampunky money to spend on things like a concertina or maybe some new duds.
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« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2016, 09:34:24 am »

I received a Dymocks book voucher, which I accordingly blew (+ some extra) today. However, my steampunk acquisition was from another bookshop and cost me the grand total of $6: H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu, Penguin Classics, in the lovely orange & white cover!
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« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2016, 03:51:08 pm »

My eldest found for me a very Steampunk telescope in brass and leather, but it was a double gift as it needs some love - it's missing its objective lens and its tripod/stand, and she knows how I love tinkering to get things working.

Yours,
Miranda.
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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2016, 03:58:20 pm »

Got a beautiful blank journal with a cover that's a reproduction of 'The Universe or The Infinitely Great and the Infinitely Little' published in 1870.
It's so splendid that I will have to think carefully about what exactly I want to write in it.
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2016, 06:59:45 pm »

Pretty broach, it will go with several looks including Art Nouveau.
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« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2016, 04:53:11 am »

Suspenders and a 3D pen. 
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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2016, 06:28:49 am »

Oh Captain! Why didn't you ever tell us? Roll Eyes You know, there is no shame* in that.


* You are in a mostly British-American forum. In the UK the word "suspenders" has a different meaning...  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2016, 03:29:32 am »

Doe a Model 1873 Colt Revolver in the incorrect percussion version count?

You must remove the cylinder and use a press to load loose powder, a round ball, and then add percussion caps to the nipples on the rear - then re-install on the revolver. They were built by the Italians for the UK and other markets that could not own cartridge revolvers but wanted to play cowboy. The action is smoother than any of my Civil War repro colts or remmies.

it's an odd thing, but I am attracted to odd!  Grin

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« Reply #24 on: December 31, 2016, 05:54:13 am »

Aka braces  http://www.thesteampunkempire.com/group/wondrous-inventions-of-the-victorian-era/forum/topics/suspenders-aka-braces 

You are reminding me of the NATO briefs when the Brits (esp RIRs) would snicker like middle schoolers at other militaries' tech talk. 

Oh Captain! Why didn't you ever tell us? Roll Eyes You know, there is no shame* in that.


* You are in a mostly British-American forum. In the UK the word "suspenders" has a different meaning...  Grin
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