Star Wars by steam – a fabulous steampunk walker

Making a model steampunk machine requires the same care with credibility as writing an effective steampunk novel.

A mate of mine here in Kapiti has done just that. It’s a steam-powered walker, a sort of steampunk version of the Star Wars AT-AT:

http://colonelotruth.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/i-name-this-walker-gargantua.html

Even though the model is static, the exposed workings of the engine and legs, with their multiple pistons, hoses, hinges and cogs, shows he has designed a machine that looks like it really can walk.

It’s an absolute work of art!

And look at what Colonel O’Truth can do with a light-bulb, a pencil sharpener, and few bits and pieces! …

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To keep up with Colonel O’Truth’s fabulous projects, visit his blog here: http://colonelotruth.blogspot.co.nz

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