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April 2013 Articles (20)

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Spotlight on the Duchess with special guest narrator Grace Gibson

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

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 30, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Miskatonic Monday - A Study in Emerald board game

Lights out, everybody.

In this segment of Pocket Change on Miskatonic Mondays, we're looking at a KickStarter board game based on the Lovecraft-inspired work of Neil Gaiman.



‘A Study in Emerald’ the board game takes as its inspiration the world conjured up by Neil Gaiman in the award…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 29, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Cap'n's Cabaret #74: Yanks, Tanks, and a Break in the Ranks!

The appearance of mechanized war tractors and the late entrance of the USA is breaking the stasis of the Western Front.  Meanwhile Revolution in Russia and the systematic collapse of the Italian Front at Caporetto threatens to drive both those nations from the Entente.  Has the tide of this horrible war finally turned?  If so, to whose advantage?…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on April 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

S.A.M. #83: Italian Flying Fortress

The Piaggio P.108 was the only four-engine heavy bomber used by the Regia Aeronautica during World War II.

Piaggio P.108

In 1938 the Regia Aeronautica issued a request for proposal for a BGR (Bombardiere a Grande Raggio, long-range bomber); proposals came from Caproni with their Ca.204 and Ca.211 projects, CRDA with…

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Added by lord_k on April 27, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #181: Silver Fish, Part 4

It's time for the Auto Union Type D racer - the last but not the least in line.

By limiting the maximum weight of Grand Prix cars from the 1934 season onwards to 750 kg, the sport's governing body, the Association Internationale des Automobiles Clubs Reconnus (AIACR), figured the performance of the racing cars would be sufficiently limited. Judging…

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Added by lord_k on April 26, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Flying men make a comeback in John Picha's "Skyracos: The Mining Mess"

Our friend John Picha, the driving force behind our recent Dieselpunk ePulp anthology, has certainly been busy this year.

But before we go into detail about his latest work, I want to say a few things about the man behind the fedora. You should know that John is a fierce supporter of DIY publishing. His work within our community has helped blaze a trail for those who were either too unsure about the eBook process to try it, or were simply too scared to take the plunge…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 25, 2013 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

The New Albion Trilogy

Lately, I've had the privilege to be asked to design a set of covers for albums of the "New Albion Trilogy", a set of operas by Paul Shapera, a very talented composer. The opus is basically about the story of the city of New Albion. A Steampunk Opera, a Dieselpunk opera... aren't they what the genres needed and fully deserved? Paul Shapera is busy making up for this gap with his New Albion Trilogy. Learn more about Paul's great work at:…

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Added by Stefan on April 23, 2013 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Juggernaut

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

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 23, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #73: Hell's Angels, Neptune's Chosen

Up in the Heavens, daring Devils bring Hell to Earth!  On and under the Seas Men of Iron in Ships of Steel duel for supremacy of the seas.

 

 Yes, those Gallant Knights of the Air in their Incredible Flying Aeroplanes!  The glory!  The romance!  The excitement!  Oh, and the old "die horribly in a fiery plummet after ripping apart…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on April 20, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

S.A.M. #82: Wings of Passion (III)

This is the last chapter of the Early Lockheed's Saga.

Lockheed Orion

The Lockheed Model 9 Orion was the last of Lockheed's single engine transports, seated six passengers and was powered by a 420hp P&W Wasp engine. The Orion cruised at 180-195 mph and is claimed to be the first transport capable of 200 mph. The Orion was also the first commercial…

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Added by lord_k on April 20, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Lord K's Garage #180: Long'n'Low Ruxton

A front-wheel drive posh car in the early 1930s? A few thousand bucks will buy you a Cord... or a Ruxton.

1930 Ruxton Model C Rauch & Lang Phaeton - mascot

The Ruxton is a forgotten manufacturer, often overlooked when considering early pioneers in automotive design and mechanics. One of their biggest automotive achievements was the use of front-drive…

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Added by lord_k on April 19, 2013 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Return to Life

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

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 16, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #72: Dug In Like a Mole...it's a Gas

War is Hell...why not find a way to dig in faster?

It's a year into this horrible war, this Great War, and we're going nowhere fast.  The western and eastern fronts have stabilized with no significant progress.  Even the Italians joining the Entente have merely created a third static front.  All sides have dug in,…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on April 13, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Lord K's Garage #179: Say Cisitalia!

A bright star of the immediate post-war period, the Cisitalia (pronounced Cheese-Italia) was small, modern and gorgeous.

As a successful businessman and experienced amateur driver, Piero Dusio started Cisitalia, officially known as Consorzio Industriale Sportive Italia*. The company employed a wealth of talent to develop limited production sports cars that…

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Added by lord_k on April 12, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - Spotlight on the Duchess

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

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 9, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Cap'n's Cabaret #71: The World Gone Mad!! [WAR!]

WAR!!

The kerfluffle over the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand has set Europe aflame!  Will this madness spread to the entire world?

[from peterboroughimages.co.uk]

What a mess!  To attempt to summarize this amazing cluster of alliances and enmities that are…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on April 6, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Diesel Movie Review: Public Enemies (2009)

"What keeps you up nights, Mr. Dillinger?"

"Coffee."

In honor of the late Roger Ebert, who recently passed away, I'm presenting my latest Diesel Movie Review.  R.I.P, Mr. Ebert!

The midwest, 1930s.  The Great Depression is at its worst, people are desperate, poverty is rampant, and crime is at an all-time high.  The fledgling Federal…

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Added by Cap'n Tony on April 5, 2013 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Lord K's Garage #178: Lea-Francis

If we're in forgotten car makes already, what about another one?

1930 Lea Francis Special_1.3

Richard Lea and Graham Francis entered into partnership in August 1895 to make advanced and relatively expensive cycles of quality in Lower Ford Street, Coventry, which soon gained a high reputation*. Less successful was their first experiment with cars in…

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Added by lord_k on April 5, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Two Fisted Tuesdays with The Shadow - The Case of the Burning Skull

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

Thanks to Scott from Dieselpunk Industries, we're going all the way Down Under with this week's episode of Two-Fisted Tuesday.

A lot of The Shadow episodes are lost to the winds of time, and I mean a lot, like 450 episodes are missing. Thankfully, we still have a bunch of the…

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Added by Tome Wilson on April 2, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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