Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Steampunk Airship Carrier


I am toying with an airship carrier for my next 'Storming' steampunk story.

I came across this piccy of a wonderful model on the internet but I couldn't find its provenance.

Does anyone recognise it?

12 comments:

  1. I wish I knew what that was from, cause damn is that a freaking cool model! Reminds of the dirgibels (sp?) from the Gaunt's Ghosts books.

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  2. It's from a Japanese anime series. Name escapes me - Last Exile I think or one of its copycats.

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  3. That is cool for sure, though I don't know where it came from. As a side note, did you know the US actually messed around with building a flying aircraft carrier? It looked nothing close to as cool as this beast though.

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  4. I'm pretty sure it wasn't in Last Exile, though it would have fit right in! Excellent Steam Punk anime that one.

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  5. Great conversion.

    Might be 1/720 Revell Graff Zeppelin carrier and perhaps the 1/520 AMT ERTL Hindenburg.

    The airship must be in a larger scale, as it was smaller than the ship.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  6. Dear Geek
    Tank you for the video clip. That is truly astonishing.
    John

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  7. Lovely. Someone like Klaus Fischer (www.fischer-design.de) could have made it or even know who did. It's beautiful although a little top-heavy. I imagine it flipping over like a canoe and all the tiny men hanging from their ankle-ropes (obviously) screaming loudly, although rather tinnily (whatwith their being so small and all.

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  8. May I just add, a couple of days or so later, that on more serious consideration, this airship bothers me somewhat. I understand that this is pure fantasy, but still, the baloon should really be floating above the aircraft carrier base, shouldn't it? Without the right kind of balancing mechanisms, which aren't apparent to the untrained eye, it really looks like a ship who's superstructure is going to tip right over the moment it takes to the air. This might be one of those pedantic things, but it might also be the reason most people don't take the future of airship travel seriously. Still, it's a beautiful model all the same and the builder is to be commended fully.

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  9. Hello, gentlemen

    As I lately have way too much time im looking through youtube vids searching for Inspiration on a Steampunk starship for a 3D (blender) animation.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idKVbmZCeOM
    so... I think that thing at around 1:05 and 1:25 is pretty close to the flying aircraft carrier isnt it?

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  10. Hm... That looks KOOL! But it looks more Dieselpunk than Steampunk. lol

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