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October 2012 Articles (29)

Dieselpunk scooter cargo trailer

I am a new Member here...so hello to all. 

I have been living in the Dieselpunk space for many years and but had no idea there was a name for the "lifestyle" I had been living. I was just doing my own thing...dressing in 1940's mens clothes...taking old stuff from the 30's and 40's and updating it with modern electronics or mechanics while keeping the vintage aesthetic.

I was pretty surprised to find you guys...lol. I had no idea an entire global community…

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Added by Joseph A. Burick on October 31, 2012 at 7:33pm — 6 Comments

Something You Won't Boo On Halloween (I Hope)

We interrupt all the recent political and meteorological news for a really important announcement: it's the November Pilsner's Picks!

http://www.pilsnerspicks.blogspot.com/

Added by Pilsner Panther on October 31, 2012 at 7:08pm — 6 Comments

Slim Straight Recoil of the Campo-Giro

A far as aesthetics go, the Campo-Giro is one sleek little pistol. And it was born at the dawn of the 20th century.

In Weapons of War I've profiled a number of different methods of operation for pistols, from locking toggles to Browning actions. The Campo-Giro Model 1913 was simple in how it operated. The slim…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 31, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Dieselpunks Interview: Daniel Baldwin and Tony Sanchez, producers of "The Doktor is In"

Every once in a while you discover that something incredible is happening right in your back yard. Just such a thing happened to the Cap'n when he discovered the teaser trailer to "The Doktor is In" posted in an article here at Dieselpunks.org, The "Doktor" a dieselpunk horror film in production from Back Alley Productions out of Richmond, Virginia, USA, a mere hour south of…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on October 31, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Evening Primrose - A spooky radio show for your enjoyment

When the sun goes down tonight and Halloween creeps closer, why not fire up the radio and listen to scary stories?

Tonight's tale of terror, Evening Primrose by John Collier, comes to us from the old radio show, Escape.  Escape was radio's leading anthology series of high-adventure radio dramas, airing on CBS from July 7, 1947 to September 25, 1954.

In the story, originally broadcast on November 5, 1947, a young man decides to…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

First look at the dieselpunk-horror movie Frankenstein’s Army

Richard Raaphorst’s WWII-based dieselpunk horror movie, Frankenstein's Army, is running on blood, sweat, and more blood these days. Just released by Dark Sky Films, we have our first two glimpses into the evil minds behind this undead nightmare.

The first still features “Propellerhead”, a hulking Nazi automaton that uses its spinning rotors to slice a bloody swath through the film’s terrified, lost Russian battalion.…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2012 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Return of Carnation Charlie

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 30, 2012 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #49: Forever War...

Christmas, 1944.  The Long War drags on amidst the snows of the Bulge and the fires of Luzon.…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on October 27, 2012 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

The Man in the Green Hat - the Saga of a Congressional Bootlegger

During this very week in 1930, the Washington Post began running stories about George Cassiday, a bootlegger who was selling alcohol to lawmakers from rooms in the House and the Senate office buildings.

According to the…

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Added by Joe May on October 25, 2012 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Murder in the Death House

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 23, 2012 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Josen: Women and War (and more Robots)

 

I swear I am not making this stuff up. About a week ago, the Japan Times ran an article on an exclusive cabaret club in Tokyo's adult-entertainment area of Kabukicho, and this club's unique selling point is ... robots. Not cute, manga-type robots; not mecha; not industrial/rescue machines; but 3-meter tall "Sucker Punch" style Fembots that scare the life out of you with their Amazonian breasts and Uncanny-Valley type faces.…

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Added by John Paul Catton on October 21, 2012 at 3:29am — 5 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #48: The Overlord Overture!

A new day dawns over Europe!  The "impenetrable" Atlantic Wall has been breached by the mightiest invasion force ever assembled!

Knock, knock, Adolph!  Wake up and enjoy the sweet sounds of the Overlord Overture.

In what has to be the greatest assembly of land, air, and sea ever seen a new front has been opened up in Europe, breaking through some of…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on October 20, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Char B1 BIS

This is a another in a series of Tank portraits.

This print represents a Char B bis in service with the French Army May 1940.

At the request of General Estienne and on the basis of previous studies worked out by Renault, Schneider, FAMH, FCM, and Delaunay-Belleville, a new battle tank was developed…

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Added by Lejon Astray on October 18, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

New Dieselpunk Short Horror Film on IndieGoGo

"The Doktor Is In." is a short adventure-horror film forthcoming from Richmond, VA-based Back Alley Productions based on the setting of "The Secret Files of Lucky Ford" by Daniel Baldwin. The film follows the search for Doktor Fleischer, a brutal German scientist whop has escaped Europe and infiltrated America in 1942 to continue his experiments. The film is co-directed by Tony Sanchez and Julian Ashbee and written by Daniel Baldwin. Back Alley Productions has done amazing work with zero…

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Added by Daniel Baldwin on October 17, 2012 at 2:15pm — 1 Comment

Great Rifle, Bad Timing: FN Model 1949

Sometimes a great rifle comes along and doesn't quite get its due. Sometimes its mischambered in an under-powered ammunition. Other times it falls victim to bad timing. That is the legacy of the stout and much overlooked Fabrique Nationale Model 1949.

Born in the years before the outbreak of World War II, the FN…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on October 17, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Murder Incorporated

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 16, 2012 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Rare photos discovered of Tokyo in 1922

The Japan Times has announced the existence of 6 aerial pictures of Tokyo before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.  These were found in the collection of an anonymous private collector (I have no idea why they have only just been publicized) and were taken by pilots of the Ito Hikoki Kenkyujo (Ito…

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Added by John Paul Catton on October 14, 2012 at 10:56am — 4 Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #47: The Island Hop & the Kamikazi Blues

More Hell on the High Seas! 

Insanity!

We're back in the currently ironically-named Pacific Ocean performing on board the USS Ranger with Artie Shaw and his band. And I can tell you fine folks, nowhere is safe in the Pacific.  Tojo has devised probably the most frightening and mind-boggling warfare technique seen in centuries in the form of…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on October 13, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Disney's steampunk inspired "Mechanical Kingdom" coming in 2013

Disney Mechanical Kingdom

According to Steven Miller, Disney's Merchandise Communications Manager, we will be seeing official steampunk inspired Disney gear in 2013.

The designs for "The Mechanical Kingdom" were created by Disney Design Group artist Mike Sullivan in late 2009. Since then, his initial sketches…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 10, 2012 at 11:25am — 9 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Death Shows the Way

Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!

Since hitting the airwaves in August 1930 as part of the "Detective Story" radio show, The Shadow has become one of the most beloved heroes in pulp history.  On Two-Fisted Tuesdays, we'll follow the adventures of The Shadow as he battles a rogues gallery of crooks and villains from around the world.

Never heard of The Shadow before?…

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Added by Tome Wilson on October 9, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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