Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

March 2010 Articles (73)

Heavy Metal (1981) "B-17"

Thinking back to my contact with my old friend (I mentioned this in Off Topic) reminded me of when we went to see Heavy Metal at the drive-in. Sitting in the back of a pick-up getting wasted on homemade daiquiris that we had mixed up in large coolers before hand. (Ah good times.)

Back on topic. Does anyone recall the segment "B-17"? Very Dieselpunk. …


Added by Larry on March 11, 2010 at 11:01pm — 5 Comments

Super Heavies

Here's a brief review of the Interbellum and WW2 heavy tank designs. Some of them remained on paper, others at the testing ground.

During the Great War, there were two superheavy tanks: the German 120-ton K-Wagen (K for Kolossal) that never became operative, and the Italian FIAT 2000,… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 11, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Congress Honors Female WWII Pilots

Congress finally honored WWII women pilots today.

Added by Larry on March 10, 2010 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

DP Chronographs: Tube Clocks

It happens to everyone. Sooner or later you need to add a chronograph to your HouseCar, Secret Lab, PSSC (Personal Submersible Sea Craft) or maybe your Airship. Or, just maybe your Nixie Clock tubes have burnt out and you feel the need for something a little more modern. Surely these ultramodern Cathode Ray Tube Chronographs are just what you need. Just look at this fine example:

Wouldn't that look excellent near the radar screen on the… Continue

Added by Sparky Gage on March 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

HMS Nelson. HMS Rodney

The Nelson class was a class of two battleships of the British Royal Navy, built shortly after, and under the terms of, the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.

They were the only British battleships built between the Revenge class (ordered in 1913) and the King George V class, ordered in 1936. The ships were named after famous… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 10, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Red Headed League

Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Red Headed League

Originally broadcast on December 27, 1954

The adventures of master detective Sherlock Holmes as he and his assistant, Dr. Watson, (and somewhat reluctantly, the bumbling Inspector Lestrade) battle criminals in London.

In this episode: Sherlock Holmes investigates a strange story told to him by a shopkeeper, who claims to have been a member of… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 10, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Kirov Tank & T-100

The fictional Kirov airship enjoys a worldwide fame. Much less is known of the real Kirov Tank, designed and built in the late 1930's.

It was ordered as a successor of the mighty five-turreted T-35, world's heaviest tank of the Interbellum. The… Continue

Added by lord_k on March 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with Philip Marlowe -The Hard Way Out

Welcome to Two Fisted Tuesdays, Dieselpunks' weekly beat on the mean streets.

We're listening to The Adventures of Philip Marlowe until we either run out of ammo or until poor Philip lays down for the big sleep.

Starring Gerald Mohr and starting with the famous lines, "Get this and get it straight! Crime is a sucker's road and those who travel it wind up in the gutter, the prison or the grave. There's no other way, but they never learn." The… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

WWII Dieselpunk Comic Books

I've been downloading comic books from goldenagecomics.co.uk and converting them to PDF. Here's a couple I've got posted at google docs


Added by Scott on March 9, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

Steampunk Iron Man

This piece was done by an old studio mate of mine, Mike Perkins.

It's for an upcoming variant cover on Uncanny X-men.

Full story on all the covers (not just this one) here.

Thought you guys might dig… Continue

Added by rob schwager on March 8, 2010 at 5:57pm — 2 Comments

Gatehouse Gazette - Issue 11

Gatehouse Gazette

Download it for free at http://www.ottens.co.uk/gatehouse/Gazette%20-%2011.pdf

For many centuries, the interaction between East and West has been a…


Added by Tome Wilson on March 8, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Monday Camera #11: Canon

This all started in a small streetside shop in Tokyo, to produce the prototype camera called Kwanon, which later evolved into the Canon*.

Early Canons

The Leica Model II introduction in 1932 was followed by the Contax…


Added by lord_k on March 8, 2010 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Steampunk camera by Michael Grote

Concept camera designed by Michael Grote for a forum competition. The theme was steampunk. Image created using 3DS Max 2009 and Photoshop CS.

More of Michael Grote's 3D artwork can be found at his website > www.mgrote.com

Added by Tome Wilson on March 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Ingloriorius Bastards

My wife just watched Inglourious Bastards on DVD and I can say that it's very dieselpunk. In addition to having the two mandatory elements I mention in my blog it has a heavy dose of irreverence (the Spaghetti Western theme is great) but it also rewrites history (certainly a feature found in a lot of Punk genre). While it's rather violent (which one should expect from a Quentin Tarantino movie) it's very, very good. …


Added by Larry on March 6, 2010 at 11:00pm — 4 Comments

Popular Science Library at Google Books.

Popular Science has made bunch of their Back Issues Starting in 1926 available at books.google.com.

The covers on some these are really amazing, chock full of dieselpunk goodness. I've listed a few issues below.…


Added by Scott on March 6, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

War, the World’s Only Hygiene by F.T. Marinetti (1915)

War, the World’s Only Hygiene

by F.T. Marinetti (1915)

We Futurists, who for over two years, scorned by the Lame and Paralyzed, have glorified the love of danger and violence, praised patriotism and war, the hygene of the world, are happy to finally experience this great Futurist hour of Italy, while the foul tribe of pacifists huddles dying in the deep… Continue

Added by Tome Wilson on March 6, 2010 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

Kimono Kids

Not so long ago a friend dropped me a link to a Russian website dedicated to traditional Japanese clothing. Frankly, it's not my cup of tea, but the content seemed rather interesting.

Kids' kimono of 1920s and 1930s. What prints can we see on it? Pets, probably?

Here's one:

Maybe sweets? Treat…

Added by lord_k on March 6, 2010 at 6:30am — 4 Comments


I don't know if it's been posted here before. My wife and I just watched Flyboys on DVD and I think it's really a great movie. I highly recommend it.

Added by Larry on March 5, 2010 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Free music in honor of Alice in Wonderland.

John McLaughlin & the Rogues want you all to enjoy their song about Alices Adventures. Go to www.JohnMcLaughlinandtheRogues.com and down load your FREE copy of Down, Down, Down this weekend only.

Added by John McLaughlin & the Rogues' on March 5, 2010 at 12:08pm — 2 Comments

Lord K's Garage - #27. Ladies in Red

And Automotive God made the colors and gave them to the nations: Green to the British, Blue to the French, White to the Germans. And the Italians got Red. Here are some red Italian cars:

1938 Maserati 8CTF

Today, we see the Italian Racing Red as nearly a synonim of Ferrari. But its different shades were a synonim of Italy long before the Maestro started to build his first car.…


Added by lord_k on March 5, 2010 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

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