Sunday, December 9, 2007

The Power of Steam!

While doing a Google image search (technology that saved the comics artist!) on steam technology for my manga project, I came across this photograph...



Apparently it's a steam-powered pennyfarthing. Just the thing for perambulating about the canal waterfront on a balmy Martian day!

5 comments:

Easy E said...

I believe an old Miniature company made a 28mm wargaming model of a sword weilding Curaisser (sp) riding a steam powered pennyfarthing. That along with their 7 year war teddy bears made an interesting range. For some reason, the companies name escapes me at the moment.

Michael Slusser said...

I would so buy those miniatures...

Easy E said...

It is Eureka Miniatures

http://eurekamin.com.au/product_thumb.php?img=images/PAXR09.jpg&w=80&h=80

Their Pax Limpopo line is... interesting. The Unicylce Lancer is another interesting model.

Michael Slusser said...

Those are awesome! Devin—it's like they made the miniatures for "Colonel Vickers and the Martians"! There's even a Martian emperor in there...

Easy E said...

Speaking of Steam Power, you maybe interested in this link. I know you have a fondness for ancient history as well as steam powered pennyfarthings...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero_of_Alexandria