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Author Topic: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)  (Read 17149 times)

Offline Justin Buck

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2010, 07:50:06 PM »
The war correspondant (painted 1884)



Twentieth Century War (1883)



Twentieth Century Trans-Atlantic Balloon


More here:
http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Albert-Robida/Albert-Robida-oil-paintings.html


Dang it, why don't we have hover cars yet

Offline Fjodin

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2010, 11:06:32 PM »
WOW! You've just fount an art which have instied flying boats in Howl Moving Castle! This is just my opinion.
 

Offline Fjodin

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2010, 11:17:36 PM »
OH MY! TRAIN-IRONCLADS!!! AMAZING AND CRAZY IDEA!

Offline Laflin and Rand

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2010, 12:30:31 AM »
WOW! You've just fount an art which have instied flying boats in Howl Moving Castle! This is just my opinion.
 


No doubt about it.  8)

Offline rob_alderman

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2010, 06:51:23 AM »
I might just have to make those out of some kazzoos and spare french infantry.

I think I've found my French armies' niche!!!  :)

Offline Adam

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2010, 05:51:02 PM »
Somebody is selling them all on ebay France. I've copied the covers below





















Offline rob_alderman

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2010, 05:57:45 PM »
Wow!

They are simply stunning.

Does anyone know any books of his works that would be worthwhile as a VSF gamer?

I'm also fairly interested in Illustration, so would love to view these from a critical angle too.

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2010, 02:27:37 AM »
Wonderful stuff!!!  Askari Miniatures do Chasseurs Alpins   ;)

http://www.askari-minis.com/webstore/index.php?cPath=21_38
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Offline Steve F

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2010, 10:40:28 AM »
Does anyone know any books of his works that would be worthwhile as a VSF gamer?

Well, a copy of Robida's La Guerre au Vingtieme Siecle (1894) set me back Ł200 around 20 years ago, but it's gorgeous.

More practical might be to seek out a copy of Albert Frewin's book One Hundred Years of Science Fiction Illustration 1840-1940 (1974), which contains about a dozen pages of Robida reproductions (as well as lots of other inspirational material).  It used to be impossible to visit a second-hand bookshop without tripping over copies of this, so it should be easily and chaeply available.

Offline rob_alderman

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2010, 10:47:25 AM »
Oh good. I'll have a look then.

Any chance of some cheeky snaps of that book then?  :)

Offline Laflin and Rand

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2010, 10:27:27 PM »
Wonderful stuff!!!  Askari Miniatures do Chasseurs Alpins   ;)

http://www.askari-minis.com/webstore/index.php?cPath=21_38

Any idea how integral those backpacks are? I don't think they'll be needing walking sticks when they have flying machines.  ;)

I also need to figure out how to make them seated and using a steering wheel.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2010, 10:30:52 PM by Laflin and Rand »

Offline Sterling Moose

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2010, 03:06:31 AM »
Quote
Any idea how integral those backpacks are?
Integral to the figure I think.

Your average Chasseurs Alpin wouldn't be seen dead without his walking stick!

Offline Steve F

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2010, 06:28:02 PM »
Any chance of some cheeky snaps of that book then?  :)

I'll see what I can do, but it'll probably be the weekend before I get the chance to do some scans.

Offline rob_alderman

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 06:36:06 PM »
That would be GRAND. And I'm sure I'd be happy to wait until then.  :)

Offline Donpimpom

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Re: La Guerre Infernale (Old VSF Pictures)
« Reply #29 on: May 20, 2010, 12:00:31 AM »

 

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