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u/HorrorKuchen 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

Ah, now with this I got some more ideas :D

Hope you don't mind if I sprinkle in a liiitle bit of cliche things!

For an explorer type character I would use a tropical hat as headgear like this:

or this:脜M脜沤脮脩&keywords=tropenhelm&qid=1566891114&s=gateway&sr=8-3

perhaps add a light ontop or in front of the helmet (If you don't mind damaging/remodelling the helmet)

for the torso you could perhaps use something similar to this:

If you want to go with a more militaristic/tropical explorer kind of vibe.

I would also recommend using leatherpouches for belts and a leatherpouch for a canteen since it makes you look like you're always om a trip.


So now for the most fun and steampunky bits of this costume :D


If you're an explorer you may want to choose how and what exactly you explore from the world. Maybe your character is a timetraveler (classic in Steampunk but still nice to see different takes on it) and always carries a backpack like device on his back that helps him to shift between timezones. With machines like this you can go crazy with your imagination :D perhaps add a clock to it, use some gears in logical places like inside the machine or somewhere where the mehcanism is exposed. Add some LED lights to the inside so it glows out of the machine etc. etc. I think you got the idea.


I have to admit, my idea here is also somewhat of a cliche but I dig the tropical explorer kind of look. But in the end it's up to you what you want to make. Hope this helped! Looking forward to your finished work \^\^

u/eaten_by_the_grue 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

I enjoyed The Strange Affair of Springheeled Jackby Mark Hodder. He has at least two other books featuring the same lead characters, but I haven't picked them up yet.

Steampunk Prime: A Vintage Steampunk Reader edited by Mike Ashley was quite good. He includes a blurb about the original authors' history and information about the original publication dates before each short story.

Mike Resnick's The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale was really good. Apparently he's got another one out that I have yet to buy.

I've also got Tim Akers' The Horns of Ruin sitting on my shelf, but I haven't made the time to read through it. The summary on the back interesting enough for me to actually buy it.

u/Auram 路 1 pointr/steampunk

I'll just reply to my original post with this additional info. Someone in /r/DIY asked how I made the ship. While I don't have any pictures of the process, here's roughly what I did

Mostly, it was just me spending a few hours here and there kitbashing it's a general overview though. I kind of just put together what I thought looked best at the time

Hull: I picked up a cheap, appropriately sized ship as the base. I knew I was going to be heavily modifying it, so it just needed to have the right shape, I could remove and add pieces as I went. Here's where I started

Artillery/Weapons: Someone in the /r/steampunk sub-reddit correctly guessed the weapons on the ship. I went to Hobby Lobby and sitting on the clearance rack was a model of the U.S.S. Maine ( I took various pieces of it's artillery, mounting them as I saw fit. As it stands, there are 5 weapons on board. The 2 you can see that are on a swivel, one on the very front of the ship (visible in this picture) and then two that are mounted on the left-side, one being barely visible in this picture

Propeller/lower copper assembly: A few items I got mostly locally from hardware stores and hobby shops

  1. Copper toilet float bulb - unused
  2. PEX Manifold - 4 port, unused :)
  3. Copper acorn nuts
  4. R/C Airplane Propeller

  5. I found the copper-ish looking ends at a thrift shop, originally they were joined with 4 other sections to make some crazy sort of lamp/ash-tray. I ran a threaded rod between them and put nuts on the inside, with acorn nuts on the outside (visible) ends.

  6. "wood" strips: Thin balsa wood from a local hobby shop. I got them a bit wet and clamped them down against a curve. Once dry, I trimmed them to length and secured to the copper ends with brass bolts + some nuts on the inside

  7. Balloon fabric: I got some thin burlap-like material from a hobby shop or sewing store. I cut the fabric into 4 rectangles (with a slight convex curve to the long edge) and hot-glued them onto the backside of the wood. In hindsight, I could have mounted them much better, but it worked ok

    Engine (mounted on deck) / Pump: Converted the existing ship's captains quarters into the engine with a few pieces from the USS Maine above. Bought some thin copper tubing (doing a bad job of bending it) and attached it from the engine to the envelope.

    Lines: Simple hemp twine. I used the original eyelets for the ship's mast, relocating them on the ship's hull and epoxying them in place. I tied very secure knots in all of the lines and reinforced each knot with super glue. This thing is going to be hanging from the ceiling after all. While not directly located over our son's crib, I went overboard on this part.

    Paint and Weathering: Rub n buff I used mainly this stuff, in the Grecian gold and Antique gold colors, to apply much of the coloring you see, especially on the ship hull. I did use some copper/brass spray paint on the artillery however. Rub n buff is great to work with if you are looking for a copper/brass/gold sort of finish, and a little goes a long, long, long way. I've used it several times and have barely made a dent in the tiny tubes

    Any particular parts of the ship I didn't touch on, let me know and I'll be happy to answer!
u/tephdee 路 5 pointsr/steampunk

I enjoyed Gail Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series, another light-weight summer read - the quality of story varies between the books but they're fun and mostly enjoyable. Bonus werewolves and vampires, because... why not?

u/Sewwattsnew 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

I have no idea what that book is, but I'm going to keep an eye on this thread in case someone comes up with an answer, because that sounds awesome. You might also want to try r/books, if you haven't already.

You also might enjoy Boneshaker. I just started it and so far it's good.

u/[deleted] 路 4 pointsr/steampunk

I would suggest approaching it in the same manner one would approach any new thing. Learn everything you can about it. There is some great material out there to help you learn about the culture and origins of steampunk. If you haven't already, check out "The Steampunk Bible." It is something I read and learned a lot from, and I recommend it to anyone wanting to learn more about the culture, origins, fashion, or Steampunk in general. There is also bound to be communities in your area of like minded people. You just have to look for them. And most of all, have fun and be creative!

Edit: I accidentally a letter. And some minor wording changes.

u/gibsg08 路 1 pointr/steampunk

Not exactly a Novel, but The Steampunk Bible is my go to book for inspiration. A truly amazing book.

u/Cain727 路 1 pointr/steampunk

Once my interest was piqued I read this book and found it a great starting point. Also look for steampunk meetups and groups in your area. Most of all, have fun!

u/Teerlys 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

I have one of these, and it feels even cooler than it looks. It's got a really nice heftiness to it that makes it feel like more than a toy. Some people on amazon complained that the USB stick didn't work, but they went out of stock for a good while before coming back. I'm not sure if they fixed it or I just wasn't unlucky, because it works fine on mine.

It's pricey, but if you have the extra cash to burn it's a really cool little gadget. We got it for a murder mystery/ghost story/escape the room style adventure weekend we're creating for our little cousins, and after that's done I'm going to toss all of the things I've written on it and leave it in my library as a curio.

u/jones1618 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

There's a PDF scan of The Arrival on or you can buy it on Amazon.

Super cool: The Spare Parts Puppet Theater in Australia adapted it as a stage show.

u/sculptedpixels 路 1 pointr/steampunk

>The story involves magic and the mages being hunted.

sounds similar to the parasol protectorate, a series of magic-vs-steampunky types.

Read a bunch, figure out what works for you, ask specific questions about what you're looking for (see corrupt reverend's query).

If you'd like to mix some more advanced tech with steampunk-y themes, google dieselpunk.

u/cpcwrites 路 1 pointr/steampunk

The diagrams alone were enough to make me wince! I recently ordered Crucial Interventions: An Illustrated Treatise on the Principles & Practice of Nineteenth-Century Surgery and am very much looking forward to reading all about how horrific medical procedures were through the 1800s.

Thanks for sharing another great article.

u/Peralton 路 3 pointsr/steampunk

"What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England"


It's a reference book of all the mundane info you need to write a living, breathing world. You need to know the rules before you cnasteampunk them.


This review describes it nicely:


u/Shippolo 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

Dreadnought is another good one. takes place in the same universe.

u/minus000 路 2 pointsr/steampunk

This novel. It really lays down a lot of common themes and ideas before any of the more conventional alternatives.

u/CaptHayes 路 3 pointsr/steampunk

Read Cherie Priest's Clockwork Century series,
Read Verne,
Keep your gears functional,
Never stop researching,
Never stop making

u/mockeryjones 路 1 pointr/steampunk

you might like the sandman slim ( series by richard kadrey. not exactly steampunk but hard boiled enough to be close.

u/firex726 路 5 pointsr/steampunk

Reminds me of:

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Still have my copy from childhood.

u/dragonjujo 路 5 pointsr/steampunk

Amazon link, check the reviews first.

u/FreddieFreelance 路 1 pointr/steampunk

Agatha H. and the Airship City by Phil & Kaja Foglio, or any of their "Girl Genius" Graphic Novels.

Mainspring, Escapement, and Pinion by Jay Lake

The Short story "Zeppelin City" by Eileen Gunn & Michael Swanwick.

The Clockwork Century series by Cherie Priest, set during the American Civil War as opposed to Victorian London: Boneshaker, Dreadnought , Ganymede, and Clementine.

u/dejaWoot 路 1 pointr/steampunk

Well, English language literature is generally going to focus on English language cultures (an aspect which often dissects), but there's a few English language options out there that I'm aware of. These are by no means a complete list, just a sampling of what's out there, although some had to be sampled harder for than others.

First off, There's plenty of Steampunk works that have no basis in Earth's geography. The Grand Ellipse, the Half-Made World series, or the Bas-Lag series, for example, feature exceedingly disparate world building with hints of influence drawn from a variety of cultures.

Other novels may have travel perspectives, wherein a traditional relatable English adventurer visits the far flung vistas and locales; e.g. Escape from Xanadu, or Behemoth & Goliath for example)

Other books may be set in other European Cultures

  • Pasquale's Angel - set in a Da Vinci engineered Industrial Revolution in Florence
  • Going back to Verne, of course, we have to remember he was writing in French and his characters were assembled from many cultures- Captain Nemo was originally Indian, despite his portrayal in film.

    As far as Asia goes:

  • Peshawar Lancers - this features an Indian/British merging of the cultures, after Europe is destroyed in a meteor strike.
  • Steampowered Globe
  • Lotus War

    Really, because of the language barrier and the fact that literature is ALL language, multicultural steampunk I think more often bridges the gap in the form of movies,video games, and other visual arts.
    That being said, if you're not looking for English language literature, there's plenty more people writing books in their native language.