Dieselpunk is characterized by, among other things, fanciful machinery and vehicles. Those gadgets must, however, originate in some place. Well, here it is: the archetypical dieselpunk engineering lab with, where you see Doctor Zarkov being busy with developing the repulsor device. (Those are used in cloudships in my novel The Ice War.)
Artist: Colton Dubell. Click on the picture for a much larger version.
This chap could be an adventurer in a Hongkongese action movie placed in the 1920s, a dapper Indiana Jones of the the Orient. Also, I could easily out him in my equally action-packed Ice War or Lemuria 1930s timelines. Unfortunately, I know little of Chinese script so I have no idea what the labeling says. The artist is also unknown.
This is what I want my computer to look like: a jury-rigged contraption in a dieselmech’s workshop.
Artist Mike Doscher has made several great-looking pieces of dieselpunk art.
Here is a jet-glider in a German Luftstreitkräfte livery from 1918. It would easily find its place in any of my three dieselpunk worlds: Alba (i.e. The Ice War), Lemuria and Patchwork World. Also, it would not have been inappropriate in the recent movie about Wonder Woman in World War One.
Click on the picture for a larger version. I’ll introduce a few more of Mike’s paintings here at future occasions.
Artist: Ruud de Korte. Click on picture for a larger version.
Whatever this machine is, it is merciless. Click on the picture for a larger version. Artist: Panu Vuoristo
An Avia B-534 fighter under service. A neat look of the mechanics of this Czechoslovak 1930s fighter. Click on the picture for a larger version.