The Steampunk Falcon

The build took roughly twelve hours total - I'm estimating that based on the running time of the movies I had in the DVD player for "background noise" while I tinkered. Other than the sketch on the previous page I didn't have any designs or plans to follow - it was pure "stick one brick onto another and see if it looks right" madness.

The end result, though, looks pretty much like I imagined it would.

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There are a few details I'd like to point out up front.

  • First, instead of dull grey hull plates, this version of the Falcon is coated with rich wood planking. (Stained walnut brown for the main hull, a deep black for the main engine/cargo area.)
  • The Star Wars engines have been replaced with a Steam-powered alternate; the rear drive exchanged for two side lifting propellers and two turbo-props to the fore.
  • Taking advantage of the need for atmospheric flight, he cockpit is now open-air.
  • This Falcon is still very much a tramp freighter; there are reinforced areas for particularly heavy cargo, and plenty of "hidden compartments" for the occasional smuggling run.
  • The netting that extends from the central boiler has been removed in most of the subsequent shots for clarity. (Okay, in truth I added the netting after I had already finished these pages - but it really is hard to photograph through!)

The following pages will go over the ship in more detail, starting with the heart of it all - the engine.

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