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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #75 on: March 25, 2013, 01:51:57 pm »
Stcky'd the topic following discussion at Camber.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #76 on: March 25, 2013, 10:02:37 pm »
Stcky'd the topic following discussion at Camber.

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Did the discussion arrive at any ideas for Steam Western activities at the Asylum?
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #77 on: March 26, 2013, 01:30:43 am »
Did the discussion arrive at any ideas for Steam Western activities at the Asylum?

About a dozen of us turned-up for the informal gathering at Camber. On that basis we have a core of people wanting to do something in this sub-genre. We have targeted Lincoln as a definite date to be ready by and now need to discuss practicalities and what we can and cannot do with Major Tinker at that event.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #78 on: March 27, 2013, 09:13:04 am »
I think a fast draw would be one idea. But not with my solid brass peacemaker!!! :o
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #79 on: March 27, 2013, 10:17:07 am »
I have a couple of steam western looks that I've been developing and over the past year, I have been looking a little more seriously into the weird west thing. Unfortunately, I didn't make it to the meet at high noon at the seaside due to other commitments but I was in my gambler's suit with my Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on, so was with you all in spirit.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #80 on: March 27, 2013, 01:40:02 pm »
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with my Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on,

Oh that is such a cool holster. I didn't see you wearing that or I'd have  got all jealous.
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #81 on: March 27, 2013, 02:33:39 pm »
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with my Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on,

Oh that is such a cool holster. I didn't see you wearing that or I'd have  got all jealous.

Er, any chance of a picture?

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #82 on: March 27, 2013, 03:50:39 pm »
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Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on

"I'm your Huckleberry"  ;D ;D ;D

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EDIT: I even found the clip
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #83 on: March 27, 2013, 04:16:14 pm »
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Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on

"I'm your Huckleberry"  ;D ;D ;D

Class film


EDIT: I even found the clip

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #84 on: March 27, 2013, 07:01:36 pm »
Doc Holliday looking rather too much like Kit Cox!

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #85 on: March 27, 2013, 07:14:25 pm »
I too managed to fail to attend the High Noon meet at Camber, but was sporting a western outfit on the Saturday. I will endeavour to make more of an effort to organise myself if something is arranged for The Asylum...

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #86 on: March 27, 2013, 11:32:51 pm »
Unfortunately, I didn't get chance to take any photos. Unless anyone got one of me on Saturday during the day...

After doing a bit more research today, it appears that he actually wore two different shoulder rigs during the course of the movie. Not sure why though.

Next time I'm in that particular outfit, I'll get some pics.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #87 on: March 30, 2013, 10:41:21 am »
If we're looking for a suitable soundtrack, may I recommend "The Copper War" by The Cog is Dead?

The Cog is Dead - 04 The Copper War

... although my favourite "cowboy" piece of music is still the bar-piano remix of the Red Dwarf theme from Gunmen of the Apocalypse episode. [filmed at Larado, the western town which has been bought up in discussion before.]
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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #88 on: March 30, 2013, 11:39:38 am »
I shall have to order that album ;D


But having recently played  Fallout New Vegas (twice trhough) I've had Marty Robbins Big Iron stuck in my head since, I think some enterprising Steampunk band should do a cover 8)

I even found a cool animation Marty Robbins - Big Iron made with The Movies: Stunt & Effects

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #89 on: March 30, 2013, 03:00:43 pm »
Another one to add to the 'Steam Western' music theme..

Steam Powered Giraffe - Automatonic Electronic Harmonics

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #91 on: March 31, 2013, 10:14:44 pm »
Another piece of steampunk music that would be appropriate is the Clockwork Dolls' "The Ballad of Black Jack Jezabel". Why do I always assocociate this track with Steamblast Mary?

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #93 on: April 01, 2013, 01:45:04 pm »
I saw the Spaghetti Western Orchestra Play Albert Hall as part of the BBC's Proms season :)

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #94 on: April 03, 2013, 03:29:05 pm »
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with my Doc Holliday (tombstone) shoulder rig on,

Oh that is such a cool holster. I didn't see you wearing that or I'd have  got all jealous.

Er, any chance of a picture?

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Not me you understand, but that's the picture that I fashioned my holster rig from

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And this is one of me in  the gambler outfit wearing a low slung quick draw rig.

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With a closeup of the quick draw rig...

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If i remember, I'll get some pics of the shoulder rig tonight on the mannequin.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #95 on: April 03, 2013, 04:45:07 pm »
Due to ongoing computer problems, this is the first chance I have had top post since before camber.

at the meeting, I bought in the pair of Nerf Furyfire "Ten Shooters" that I bought on ebay.



I think that if we are working towards a Nerf Shootout at this years Asylum, a priority has to be identifying models that have a look that is suitable for the Steamwestern imagry, and modding andor painting to get the right look.

I think that the Nerf Rough Cut


And the Nerf Barrel Break IX-2


Both fit the bill.

The Spectre REV-5


Also shows promise.


I took the time to talk with Tinker about the use of Nerfs. The prohibition of battery powered guns has nothing to do with event insurance, and was purly a measure to ensure balance in the Steampunks V zombies game. So there is scope for anyone who wants to try their hand at the Nerf Vulcan Gattling Gun Mod.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #96 on: April 03, 2013, 06:34:21 pm »
Sounded more like my camera in burst mode :D

But my Maverick seems inadequate now :'(

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #97 on: April 03, 2013, 06:51:35 pm »
Sounded more like my camera in burst mode :D

But my Maverick seems inadequate now :'(

There is a mod for ramping the fire rate to 500 rpm, but that just seems a bit excessive to me.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #98 on: April 03, 2013, 07:58:44 pm »
This is Hugh Jackman's revolver from Van Helsing. A tad classier offering than the Jonah Hex examples. I like the way they've included a Webley cylinder.

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Still along with the crossbow it perhaps has some design ideas that could be applied to a Nerf.

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Re: Steam Western, Cowboys in the UK.
« Reply #99 on: April 03, 2013, 09:18:24 pm »
Someone has beaten you to it - I don't know the name, but there was a chap in Camber with a splendid crossbow mod on a Maverick.

As for guns for Steam Western, if it hasn't already been mentioned, you might consider the Lanard Rotator X-8:

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They can be expensive and hard to get hold of, but of all the dart guns I've seen I believe it would be a suitable contender. I'm awaiting one from Amazon and it will get the attention it deserves when it arrives.
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