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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #250 on: October 30, 2010, 10:28:57 am »
Welcome Fellow Newbies :)

I am finding the best way is to dive in and get involved in topics.. in between drooling at the creative genius in this place ( I suddenly realise i NEED a steampunk USB that untill 2 dsys ago I didnt know existed... )
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #251 on: October 30, 2010, 11:34:54 pm »
Hello, I am Robert Glas (yes that is spelled corectly, its Irish gaelic, its also just my persona name, I perfer the aninimity). I have known about my steampunk-iness for about three years now, but have lived my whole life. I tend to bring a military aspect to everything I do, including my steampunk. I do love the indiviuality that comes with this territory.

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #252 on: October 31, 2010, 01:25:15 am »
Nice to meet you Sgt

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #253 on: November 03, 2010, 02:05:50 pm »
Hey

I'm new to this place. Loved steam and had many live steam models and loves nothing more than driving a small scale steam roller i once built. However, 5 years ago i found steampunk and fell in love. At Expo in London i met Herr Doktor. Who pointed me here. And i'm amazed at how much is here!

Anyway, I'm Wyvern. (Well not really but my real name might kill you if you heard it uncensored)

I'm about to try and make a steampunk sword. not too sure what sort of concepts to use on it tho so thought i'd put the idea out there and say hello there good sirs. *tips hat*

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #254 on: November 03, 2010, 04:04:18 pm »
There is somewhere on this very forum a long long post all about this, and I think (do correct me if I am wrong) the general consensus was that a sword is a sword and to try not to do too much to it...

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #255 on: November 03, 2010, 04:41:03 pm »
I have heard of the idea of a steam-powered chain-sword (ala Warhammer 40k).  Other than that, unless you want to go the Tesla route and have the sword be electrically charged, there's not a lot you can do to a sword to make it steampunk.  You can try to decorate it, but that tends to fall into the trap of just gluing on gears.
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #256 on: November 03, 2010, 04:55:09 pm »
Also do you want a steampunk sword that is... for want of a better term "functional" as in if we assume A, B and C it would be useful, or do you want something overtly decorative that would be practical but looks more... steamy...?

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #257 on: November 03, 2010, 06:20:01 pm »
Also do you want a steampunk sword that is... for want of a better term "functional" as in if we assume A, B and C it would be useful, or do you want something overtly decorative that would be practical but looks more... steamy...?

See your view is how i feel. Its not that i don't think i can...ok. Maybe this would help.

THIS is my sword = (I know its rather big and Final Fantasy VIII player may recognise it)
Pic1:
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Its out of a game and ive decided to be different and Steampunk this Character and so, his sword too. As you can see, its a Gunblade. So its a gun, and a sword. Meaning i think these room for steampunking but i couldn't think what.

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #258 on: November 03, 2010, 06:54:16 pm »
Oh yes, I have one of those ^_^ There is indeed a lot of room then... but just a quick note; when I got mine within a month it started warping (crap wood) so watch out...

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #259 on: November 03, 2010, 06:59:05 pm »
Lots of potential there, have you thought about making a scabbard/holder for it too? You can really go to town with the decoration on that, whilst keeping the blade fairly streamlined.
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #260 on: November 03, 2010, 09:49:47 pm »
Greetings Fellow SteamPunks, allow me to first say I am embarrassed i have not found this Web of Computers forum before !

Allow me to introduce myself - My Name Is Icegreen Darkseed.
Based in a workshop bordering the Weston Super Mare Outlands, I build and theorize Security devices, Self Preservation and Offensive Weaponry, also  Derigible design / modification and land based modes of transport.

I have started on my latest creation - The LucaRifle, which at the moment is still in development due to a lack of crucial parts.

I hope to submit more of my work and maybe make some local acquaintances to share experiences and ideas.

Onwards and Upwards !
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #261 on: November 04, 2010, 10:38:34 am »
Oh yes, I have one of those ^_^ There is indeed a lot of room then... but just a quick note; when I got mine within a month it started warping (crap wood) so watch out...

Ahh good. I did think it looked rather cheap. I plan to sand and repaint it anyway for the brass and rust patches. but i wasnt sure how to change it. I mean, the GUN part of it has room but how to steampunk a gun @_@

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #262 on: November 04, 2010, 10:53:18 am »
How to steampunk a gun? My dear sir you have come to the right forum :D
Try "The ultimate gun thread"?

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #263 on: November 04, 2010, 12:16:12 pm »
Welcome to the boards! I love the idea of steamy swords...for what is a sky pirate without one? I've recently gotten into flint lock bladed weapons... (I have my eyes on a flint lock pole axe in the V&A  ;D ). It is important to take function into consideration when creating something that looks like it could kick arse, but being creative and arty is just as important when coming up with a sexy looking weapon. The decorative nature of armaments through the ages have gone from plane to 'gaudy as hell' more than once in history. Just look at any of the exhibits at the Wallace Collection in London...

great flint lock war hammer/axe and a number of other bits in the Wallace Collection. I highly recomend a visit.
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #264 on: November 04, 2010, 04:24:35 pm »
Good afternoon, well I finally got round to signing up to the group. Hi everyone, I'm Claire (Duncan and I met a lot of you at the asylum as you went though our photo session or we might of caught you for a quick chat on camera for the steampunk documentry we're making with Tinker)

Thanks for making us so welcome

Claire.

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #265 on: November 04, 2010, 04:31:41 pm »
Hello my name is Jordan Barmore I am 17 and brand new to steampunk I have been browsing this site for about a week and finally made an account I discovered steampunk through one of my friends and was immediately hooked... I have been trying to figure out a persona to create for the world of steampunk thats about it... looking forward to learning from all of you. thanks.
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #266 on: November 04, 2010, 07:42:28 pm »
Hello there, Im Bryan! I'm 19 and ive loved steampunk before i knew it existed. I was always a fan of awesome gadgety. I don't remember exactly when i was first show steampunk but i really want to learn so much more about it. I new to all this but its amazing.

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #267 on: November 05, 2010, 12:16:20 am »
Hello all!

My name is Jessica (but I prefer Jess) I am twenty years of age and am from a small pit village near Newcastle in the North East of England. I am new to this forum and to Steampunk, but have become immediatley hooked by the entire genre, everything I learn about it intrigues and excites me and I hope to learn a lot more about it in the near future.

I work as a Body Piercer in my father's Tattoo Parlour and am also learning to tattoo. Other interests of mine include: Supernatural (the Television series), reading, writing (I hope to one day write a Steampunk novel), drawing, playing Video Games and watching amazing films.

I look forward to learning more from the people here.

Thanks for reading!

Jess

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #268 on: November 05, 2010, 02:08:51 pm »
Heya thar. I'm Blarobbarg, coming out of the wonderful hole-in-the-wall city of Louisville, Kentucky! And like a previous poster said, I've always been into steampunk, I just couldn't put a name to it until about last year.

Hope to get to know steampunk better soon, and hope to get to know all ya'll better soon.  :)

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #269 on: November 05, 2010, 02:23:17 pm »
Good afternoon, well I finally got round to signing up to the group. Hi everyone, I'm Claire (Duncan and I met a lot of you at the asylum as you went though our photo session or we might of caught you for a quick chat on camera for the steampunk documentry we're making with Tinker)

Thanks for making us so welcome

Claire.

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #270 on: November 10, 2010, 03:53:47 pm »
Greetings! At long last the forum has returned!  ;D

Though I am "introducing" myself within this thread, I am not new to the forum. Rather, I have grown into my "persona" as it were and felt it was time to create a new account to reflect this. I was formerly known as "Captain_MacNamara"... Behold, I have arisen from my own ashes as Doktor Ordo Von Warcliffe!
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #271 on: November 10, 2010, 07:54:21 pm »
Ah, so it would seem that this genre that I have followed for years actually has a name and better still, a following... I'm not alone!

Good evening to you then, dear readers. I'd like to introduce myself as one Damien Drake Shacklemore. With my airship, I have had the privilege of traveling to the far reaches of the world in search of treasures to liberate from the unappreciative savages. I mean really, they have no idea of the concept of a good cup of tea... pity them really.

When I'm not exploring and braving the wild I can be found at my home which lies in a village near the fair town of Mansfield. It is my understanding that there was a meeting of similar minded folk in Lincoln which, I unfortunately missed. I do hope to make your acquaintance next time though.

Ta ta for now

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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #272 on: November 10, 2010, 08:32:11 pm »
Good Evening fellow steamheads,

My name is Dog at least thats what my friends call me.
I've been into Steam stuff since I watched 'Laputa' in '87 (or '86 can't quite remember when it was).
The film blew me away. But as things happen you get older, you forget, you move onto the next big thing.
Then one day I played a Mega Drive game called Chaos Engine, and then remembered 'Laputa'. Ever since then I tried to discover and recover the said title. Years went by. Then I discovered the internet and computers opened up my world. (if this all seems a bit long winded. sorry)
Into steampunk now and putting together my ideal outfit. Sky Rogue. ;)
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #273 on: November 10, 2010, 10:02:39 pm »
Good evening, Dog.

I thought that I'd comment on your post as I too had the same history, I too saw Laputa and grew up with it in my memory! Now, thanks to the wonders of the magical spirit box beside me, I managed to obtain a copy. Wonderful!

With regards to your outfit, If I may offer you one tiny bit of advice. Goggles! I been locked away in the workshop creating a new set of my own. I'm experimenting with different color lenses. Unfortunately I cannot tell you why as it seems that you yourself is a bit of an explorer and I cannot have my competition with the same advantages as myself. You do understand I hope.

Yours
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Re: Introduce yourself (mk. II)
« Reply #274 on: November 11, 2010, 06:36:16 am »
Welcome to all the newcomers!!! 

I do hope you enjoy your stay here, this place has turned into a bit of a haven for me after a stress-filled day, so it's the perfect place to be.  Not sure how those two statements relate, but you get my drift!

On steaming Squall's gunblade:  Blade, leave it, maybe repaint it, and possibly sand down/paint some filligrie work on the back edge.  Gun, turn that bad boy into a LeMat!  9 .40 cal rounds, and a 20 ga. shotgun?  Hells yes!  'Twas carried by such gents as General Braxton Bragg, J.E.B. Stewart, and P.G.T. Beauregard. 

Just google LeMat, and you'll see the glory.
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