Steampunks in New Zealand are bound to be very excited. Now that kiwi based mega-Director Sir Peter Jackson has announced that he’s looking for extras to appear in Mortal Engines. The advert for extras went up in Trade Me recently. … Continue reading Mortal Engines advertises for extras
The World on a Wheel: Moving Buildings in Steampunk
One of the great joys of steampunk lies in making everything a bit more mechanical. Whether it’s a steam powered prosthetic arm, a gun with extra pistons down the sides, or just jewellery made of gears and levers, everything’s better with a little layer of nineteenth century technology.
When it comes to mechanising, it doesn’t get much bigger than buildings. But the buildings of the Victorian era were already starting to be filled with mechanisms. So how can we take this further and make steampunk buildings really distinctive?
By making them move. Continue reading “Moving buildings”