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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2018, 10:50:22 am »

GI Joe  - steampunk  ?? Hmm

No, but the 1/6 scale figure is good for highly-detailed miniature clothing and gear.

 So he's a bit of a barbie doll then  ; }
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« Reply #51 on: March 19, 2018, 03:36:11 am »

GI Joe  - steampunk  ?? Hmm

No, but the 1/6 scale figure is good for highly-detailed miniature clothing and gear.

 So he's a bit of a barbie doll then  ; }

Same scale as Barbie, but much more poseable, and has a hobbyist subculture that obsesses on detail and authenticity. What's the difference between an action figure and a doll? My theory is that if it's hands are designed to hold things, it's an action figure.
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« Reply #52 on: March 19, 2018, 03:58:18 pm »

GI Joe  - steampunk  ?? Hmm

No, but the 1/6 scale figure is good for highly-detailed miniature clothing and gear.

 So he's a bit of a barbie doll then  ; }

Same scale as Barbie, but much more poseable, and has a hobbyist subculture that obsesses on detail and authenticity. What's the difference between an action figure and a doll? My theory is that if it's hands are designed to hold things, it's an action figure.

  Are you suggesting the unseemly in regard to GI Joe Mr Bowman? Or action figures in general?

[to ruin your theory, they all have plastic mounds]
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« Reply #53 on: March 19, 2018, 04:35:12 pm »

A small throwback: the Volkswagen Type 181 kind of looks like the Citroën Méhari or the Citroën FAF.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_M%C3%A9hari


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citro%C3%ABn_FAF

The other Frensh manufacturer Renault also made a similar vehicle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renault_Rodeo

As for GI Joe VS Barbie: I like the look of GI Joe because the dimensions are more realistic. They might be the same size, but the legs on Barbie are way to long for a realistic look.
If you want to step away from that plastic look, you might want to go for a wooden mannequin. I think the most available size comes in a 1:6 ratio.
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« Reply #54 on: March 19, 2018, 11:16:29 pm »

 Are you suggesting the unseemly in regard to GI Joe Mr Bowman? Or action figures in general?

[to ruin your theory, they all have plastic mounds]

Action figures are a wholesome toy, and I will not allow you to defame them by making lewd suggestions about what they may be holding in their hands.
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« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2018, 10:05:08 am »



 OH DEAR  Shocked Embarrassed
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« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2018, 06:16:41 pm »

RJ, I'd accuse you of threadjacking, but I fear I might be misinterpreted.
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« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2018, 06:32:14 pm »

Is that some sort of contest? *runs away*
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« Reply #58 on: September 24, 2018, 10:10:32 pm »

I'm at work so can't post pics right now but as far as stock, off the line cars that have a steampunk feel, I'll say mini coopers. Especially their dashboards.
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« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2018, 05:08:22 pm »

I think that I once posted this to another thread, but may I propose the earliest Citroen cars as being very steampunk?:



It kind of looks like someone tried to build a Volkswagen by hand using sheet metal shop equipment, and that actually is, more or less, what it was.

It was a French initiative to build a sort of "people's car" for the rural poor. The car was designed to be built using common sheet metal working equipment, so that heavy metal stamping dies would not be required, and the body could be contracted to existing metal shops as demand increased. The car was developed in the 1930's, and may have been the last production car to be built primarily with the old style sheet metal working techniques.

A prototype was captured by Hitler's forces, who delivered it to Volkswagen creator Ferdinand Porsche. He reportedly was unimpressed with the design, and considered it inferior to the German people's car.
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