It has come to my notice, in the last few days, that an enterprising individual is selling items under the name of "Herr Doktor Steampunk": note the absence of the umlaut in his title; this is not me, nor are his items made by me- they have a website that comes up after this blog when you search "Herr Doktor", but not when you search "Herr Döktor", as well as a Facebook page and a Twitter account- do check for the "ö", and the name "Herr Döktor's Lab/Laboratory", it's the only guarantee that the Döktor is in!
Meanwhile, here are some of my 'in progress' works:
This is a modification of an existing "toy" robot parrot, stripped of it's feathers, and clad in plastic to represent metal plating- this is being made for a well-known author to promote one of his novels, should be finished within the week, after which I will show more of it and it's making.
"GLADSTONE" THREE-LEGGED TANK
Imagine, if you will, that after the failed Martian Invasion, the British Govt 'reverse-engineered' much of the captured Martian technology, and took the War of the Worlds back to Mars, using three-legged tanks of their own design:
Seen here on The Workbench of Considerable Untidiness, which here stands in for the ravaged surface of Mars.
And powered down, with all it's hatches open, and a small figurine at the access ladder, to give some idea of scale, which, is, by the way, 1/35th life-size.
MARTIAN WAR MACHINE
What's that coming over the hill? Is it a MARTIAN?
Well, yes: clearly it is. And a closer look at the head of the beast, in a slightly more complete form:
It's coming up to Christmas, and Hallowe'en is almost upon us, so, why not commission me (Herr Döktor) to make a unique item for someone close to you? Rayguns and gadgets a speciality, miniatures of vast machines a pleasure, contact me at:
with your requirements, and I will contact you forthwith with terms and conditions.
Have a scroll through my creations here, and see if there are any things that catch your eye.
It's strange, isn't, the way that certain things crop up at the same time, take, for instance, the day I started making my Rocket Back Pack, at exactly the same time, a number of other makers around the world were doing EXACTLY THE SAME THING...
So, without further ado, here is my 'take' on the rocket pack and helmet:
The front of the pack, with leather straps and helmet.
The Rocket Pack itself.
The Pack in close up.
The 'Business End' of the rocket engines.
Co0ntrols on the left-hand gauntlet.
Temperature display and altitude gauge.
This is a mostly metal construction, as befits a device that would be subject to extremes of temperature, and the inevitable concussion from failed launches.
I've finally got some special insignia produced for you lovely people, and they are available in my Etsy Shop, first up is the classic "Herr Döktor's Laboratory " logogram, in exquisite black and white: