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Author Topic: What Characters would be in a Set of Steampunk Action Figures  (Read 374 times)
RJBowman
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« on: February 15, 2021, 03:40:23 am »

I've had this idea for a while to make a bunch of steampunk action figures; enough to fill a small carry case for display. What characters should be included?
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2021, 03:58:43 am »

  • Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  • Charles Babbage
  • Ada Lovelace
  • Nicola Tesla
  • Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
  • Thomas Edison (as a supervillain)
  • HM Victoria I
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2021, 05:47:26 am »

Captain Nemo

Dr. Harry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde

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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 06:02:22 am »

Captain Nemo

Dr. Harry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde


I think it was Dr Henry Jekyll.
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 07:26:28 am »

Captain Nemo

Dr. Harry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde


I think it was Dr Henry Jekyll.

Ah! You're right of course.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 09:44:45 am »

Mary Anning
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 10:17:48 am »

Robert Stephenson, railway technowhiz
George Cayley, aeronautical scientist
John Strongfellow, aerial steam carriage

Jules Verne, wordsmith (who obviously knew all the exceptional minds of his time)



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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 01:43:12 pm »

Marie Curie
Emmeline Pankhurst
Mina Harker
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 06:20:54 pm »

Captain Nemo

Dr. Harry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde


I think it was Dr Henry Jekyll.

Ah! You're right of course.

"Harry" is much like a nickname for "Henry".

The given name of the royal personage formerly known as Prince Harry is Henry Charles Albert David.

So, J-W, you aren't totally mistaken.      
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 06:26:29 pm »

I've had this idea for a while to make a bunch of steampunk action figures; enough to fill a small carry case for display. What characters should be included?

Icarus Montgolfier Wright  Cheesy
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RJBowman
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 06:57:09 pm »

These are all good ideas, but I was thinking more in terms of generic types; jetpack man, submarine captain, aviatrix, etc.
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 09:17:43 pm »

These are all good ideas, but I was thinking more in terms of generic types; jetpack man, submarine captain, aviatrix, etc.

OK... deep sea diver  (in the old Verne-esque diving suit)
A balloonist appropriately clothed and equipped to pilot a Montgolfier
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 11:16:16 pm »

Factual or fictional?
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RJBowman
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« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2021, 11:45:25 pm »

Factual or fictional?

I was kind of picturing a steampunk-themed toy line along the lines of the old Fisher-Price Adventure People toys; figures outfitted for settings or adventures or adventurous occupations. Maybe a few fictional characters or historic figures if they are distinctive and interesting enough.
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2021, 11:46:35 pm »

Factual or fictional?

You...you... you mean steampunk personae aren't all factual??!!! Shocked Cry
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2021, 11:11:38 am »

Amelia Peabody
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2021, 06:27:29 pm »

Factual or fictional?

You...you... you mean steampunk personae aren't all factual??!!! Shocked Cry

aww Sad ruined my day! such disappointment!  Tongue

These are all good ideas, but I was thinking more in terms of generic types; jetpack man, submarine captain, aviatrix, etc.

hmmm
airship crew, aristocrat
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2021, 10:58:32 pm »

Chemist Mendeleev.

Nikolai Kibalchich. Revolutionary, terrorist and author of one of the first projects of a manned rocket aircraft. The project was created a few days before the execution.

Nikolai Ashinov, Russian adventurer and a bit of an explorer of Africa.

Nikolai Miklukho-maklaya. Traveller, explorer of the life of the natives of Papua New Guinea.

Alexander Bogdanov / Malinovsky, another revolutionary. It's closer to dieselpunk. But he had such interesting experiences with blood.
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2021, 05:30:26 pm »

Suggested real person to represent railway engineers: Elijah J McCoy. 1844-1929.  Born to runaway slaves in Canada.  Recieved a degree in Mechanical Engineering in Edinburgh.  Developed over 50 patents about steam engines.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2021, 05:54:41 pm »

Marie Curie
Emmeline Pankhurst
Mina Harker

Ada Lovelace
Elizabeth Fry
Mary Anning
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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2021, 10:07:57 pm »

How do you make all these historic figures identifiable in 3 3/4 inch scale?
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« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 02:17:14 pm »

How do you make all these historic figures identifiable in 3 3/4 inch scale?
Maybe 3 or more sets of figures, themed.
Male historical
Female historical
Mixed stereotype "Steampunk"
As for design, over to you , your cash cow, your choice and research. Wink
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« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2021, 04:18:20 pm »

How do you make all these historic figures identifiable in 3 3/4 inch scale?
hmm, the trick would be to simplify their features, maybe exaggerate. that would be easier for some more than others. 9 cm is not the tiniest, so i imagine it would be doable. attributes may help as well, let them hold stuff that is linked to their character

here are some tesla miniatures others have made, that may serve as inspiration



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« Reply #23 on: February 18, 2021, 05:12:40 pm »

Mad scientist
Intrepid explorer
Flamboyant showman

These could all be either gender.
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« Reply #24 on: February 18, 2021, 05:17:02 pm »

IF you do Mary Anning, then her dog, Tray would be a must addition. A cross spaniel breed I believe, although no one seems to be sure as far as I can tell.........
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