Back in September, I posted a few pictures of my latest model project, Thomas Edison Jr’s Giant Steam Bison of the Plains. The Giant Steam Bison started when my eye fell on a half-finished Atlantis-brand American Bison kit (a repop of the old Aurora kit), and I started thinking about the old proto-sci-fi dime novels about Frank Reade’s Giant Steam Man or Mechanical Bull Elephant or whatever. As usual, the project got wildly out of control, but by gum, it’s finished!
The scale is HO, 1/87th. There are bits and pieces from everywhere in it, including some plastic wargame figure stuff (the mechanical legs), some locomotive bits (the powerplant), and quite a bit of ready-made building details (windows, etc). I ended up building most of the furniture from scratch; ready-made furniture was generally too large, and whoa-baby expensive. But the comfy armchairs in the lounge are ready-made; they were just too Victorian not to use. One of the most fun parts was designing and photoetching my own spiral staircase. Most of the figures are ready-made, except for the cowboy, who’s a fairly extensive conversion.
Anyway, enough blah blah blah; here are some pictures for you guys: