Dieselpunk + Steampunk Culture

I'm happy and proud to say that I've had the privilege to be asked by Larry to make a picture to illustrate the article he is currently writing about the Diesepunk genre and culture as an entry on Wikipedia. Here is what I came up with.

A few words to explain what I've tried to do :

Larry's requirement was that "the picture should scream Dieselpunk". Well, unless you are deaf and blind... !

War machines are not my usual stuff, however, WW II being one of the major events of the Diesel era, I thought it was a good idea to give a hint of it. I chose, though, to make it in the pulp/heroic fantasy style, so that it will not let people think that Dieselpunk is all about dark, moody and dirty things.

Finally, for good mesure, I've added a little clue of the 1941 film "Keep 'Em Flying".

I do hope I've made the good choices and that the whole thing will do justice to both Larry's great article and the honor of being somehow a "Dieselpunk banner" in the Wikipedia pages. I'm counting on you and your usual great feedback to let me know.

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Comment by OzFoxaroo on June 16, 2012 at 8:04am

That is the most freakin awesome thing I've seen in years! :D  I can already hear the sound effects mix of prop with the heavy drone of the diesel turbines.  I'm a great fan of Steampunk, and I'd never heard of Dieselpunk until I read the Wikipedia article, the Googled this page - so how about that? I've come full circle.  If there were a squadron/airfleet of those I sure as hell wouldn't want to be on the opposing side!  The 40's style fonts and imagery works well too.  Q's : Is the locomotive an EMD F-unit?  Are there any plans to expand this beyond a picture and a wikipedia article?  Will this site be attracting further artwork and/or fiction?

Comment by cagliostro on October 3, 2011 at 6:36pm
yes it screeeeaaaaaaammmms Dieeeeeeeeeesssssssellllll
Comment by lord_k on May 25, 2010 at 12:40am
Wing diesel loco IS a gas!
Comment by Larry on May 24, 2010 at 9:50pm
Isn't that great! I love it. I think it really screams dieselpunk.

Stefan, you are the man!

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