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"Captain Finch's Fine Flying Contraption"
Steampunk entry for Praeclarai Miles in the Mocathon group contest. Captain Finch prepares his titular flying machine for takeoff.
About this creation
As he prepares to attempt to enter the realm of the birds, he waves goodbye to his family.



"Don't worry! Nothing can go wrong!"


...yeah, you can see where this is going, can't you?



I've never tried building in Steampunk before. Think this came out pretty good for a first go, though. As you can see, it's got two boilers and a plentiful supply of wood, coal and other flammable objects in the hopper just ready to go in.



And yeah, the hopper's the thing right behind the good captain.
Still! Nothing can go wrong!
Ever!



"If the good Lord meant man to fly, son, he'd have given him wings.
If you're going to challenge that, you really shouldn't be so cavalier about the whole thing."

"Oh, don't you worry yourself so much, father. It's a test! He wants to be sure we're clever enough to fly on our own! Nothing can go wrong!"



"And you really shouldn't tempt fate so, son."

"I tell you, nothing can go wrong! I did all the computations beforehand! It's all fine.
It'll fly."

"It must..."



I told you this contrivance would never work, didn't I? And then I told you that even if it did fly you really shouldn't be so cavalier about the whole thing? And then I told you that if you were going to ursurp the power of heaven and take to the skies you really, really shouldn't tempt fate, remember?

And remember what you said? Oh, nothing can go wrong you said. It's going to work perfectly, you said. I've done all the calculations, you said. Pah.


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And that, children and feeble minded visitors, is why you shouldn't ever say 'nothing can go wrong'.

Fate loves a challenge, you know. And saying it when your mother gets excited over the TV balanced on the bathtub windowsill is just asking for trouble.


And yeah, the pic quality's a bit off, between the slight noise in the original images and the multiple recompressions. Try maximizing them, that makes 'em look better.



Comments

 I like it 
  February 14, 2010
Ya! Way to net us some points! I like the dress technique and the machine itself is pretty nice. I should get my first two creations up in a few days here.
 I like it 
  February 14, 2010
Very nice build.
 I like it 
  February 14, 2010
Nice little build, and the story earned a bonus point from me for a total of three (3) points. Lee.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
This is a decent 3-pointer. You went beyond the minimum requirements and you also posted a small vig, with a nice story too :)
 I made it 
  February 13, 2010
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great I think Phaze's first MOC has the proper title structure, you should check that out.
Well, there seems to be a bit of leeway. Anyway, the rules say no adjustments after a judge rates it. I'll ask and see if I'm able to change it, though.
  February 13, 2010
I think Phaze's first MOC has the proper title structure, you should check that out.
 I made it 
  February 13, 2010
Quoting Awesome-o-saurus The Not-So-Great Nice, the plane's a little too chunky to look like it even has a chance of flying though. Also, I think you labelled this MOC wrong, according the rules of the MOCathalon.
How should it be titled, then? And yeah, maybe it is too blocky, but steampunk aircraft are automatically incapable of flying simply by virtue of being powered by water and coal.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
Nice, the plane's a little too chunky to look like it even has a chance of flying though. Also, I think you labelled this MOC wrong, according the rules of the MOCathalon.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
Excellent little build here man. It's a great way to start off building in the Steampunk category. Good luck with the judges!
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
Hey, nice job. Pretty funny too.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
Good build, good story, good presentation. I've never seen the dress before, so that's a plus too. You preformed well enough to earn 3 points from me, nice work.
 I like it 
  February 13, 2010
I was waiting for one of yours
 
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