Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Updated "Közelgõ Vihar" Airship for "Dread Naught" story

What you're seeing here is an updated "first pass" at the airship "Közelgõ Vihar" or Coming Storm" in Hungarian. The time frame is 1915. The world is locked in a global battle for power and territory and a visionary scientist must reclaim his journal of inventions, stolen years before, from a rival who is now using it to undermine the Allied nations.


Mr Goodson said...

Beata can tell you if your Coming Storm spelling is correct. I dig airship fantasies. I get a thrill every time I see the Goodyear blimp. Which is fairly common around here. i like how you've gone with a submarine's lines for your fantasy airship. I say bring blimps back.

Tom Carroll said...

Beata? The ship originally has no name, but when goaded, the scientist reaches into his Hungarian past and names it "The Coming Storm." So I'd love to know if my Internet English/Hungarian translator got me in the right area!

rickart said...

Need some costuming ideas?


rickart said...

Whoops... I forgot to comment on the image... way cool. The only thing I would suggest is giving it some dramatic element that would make it distinctive. For example, do you remember the Seaview from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea? The "cobra flare" on the front end of the sub gave it a very unique look... that sub would never be mistaken for a regular looking sub.

I think this new design of yours is a great step forward from your previous design... really strong and cool.

Beata said...

Sorry for the delay ...
Yes, Tom, the translation and spelling are both correct ... with the understanding that the tilde over the second "o" is really a double long-stroke diacritical, which U.S. keyboards don't have. A single looks like this: ó, so the tilde is actually a pretty good approximation (and the accepted stand-in). Who's your translator? If s/he's local, perhaps I know him/her.

COOL AIRSHIP. I'm intrigued by the story as well, and would very much like to know more. I saw a Met-Life blimp yesterday over Mt. Soledad and know exactly how you feel, Ellis.

All you airship and/or steampunk fans who don't yet know about the Team Dingbot group on Facebook, should go to http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=35678422529 to read about a VERY cool project currently underway.

Here's another good reference page for military and steampunk fashions, including accessories: