Here at Boffins Bunker the good thing about being labelled a completely barking mad scientist professor & laboratory tinkerer in the Steampunk genre, is nobody can really tell or dictate to you what is and what is not 'steampunk'. Being a boffin operating in isolation for many years one develops ones own style & angle on what one creates which have been entirely for ones own amusement...and some might think clearly as a result of lack of basic sanity having been in isolation to long.
Like "A Steampunk Cornish Lobster Bot".
|Cornish Crustacean Steampunk Lobster Submarine Bot Mod|
created in Boffins Bunker in Cornwall
Well I do live in Cornwall & Lobsters are a staple of local coastal fishing.
Backstory; now it seems some 'Coglings' (apparently a term for some steampunkers?...who knew?) create back stories for their creations.
So clearly a "Cornish Crustacean Steampunk Lobster Submarine Bot" must be a disposable clockwork automat. A robotic device deployed from the likes of a Nautilus submarine for external keel maintenance. I therefore believe every submarine should have one.
Apparently, as I learned yesterday from a Nerf gun video on youtube (don't ask), this Crustacean creation is a 'Mod' = Modification. That is to say I have taken a basic component (in this case a plastic children's toy lobster) and modified it with additions & new paint work. It is not scratch built, whereas some of my polymer clay creations are.
So where do you keep a Cornish Crustacean Steampunk Lobster Submarine Bot Mod in the home. Well at the moment mine has moved from the back of a chair & is residing on top of a Victorian Taxidermy Armadillo Sewing basket containing, ...well that's entirely another story.