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Captain 'Xander by Leadmill
Captain 'Xander
'Xander, Captain of the Applewood Corps and Adjunct to the Marcher General of Upwold

Taken at Empire Y3E1

Photo by the very talented Beth Dooner
Steampunk Soldiers - Sincerest Form Of Flattery? by Leadmill
Steampunk Soldiers - Sincerest Form Of Flattery?

While browsing the Forbiddon Planet in Birmingham with Alias Cosplay, she pointed out a book that might catch my interest. The book in question is a very nice illustrated tome called "Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms and Weapons from the Age of Steam". I open it up an thumb through and the very first illustration on page 10 caught my eye!

The picture on the left is my Steampunk British Soldier project taken in 2009. The picture on the right is an illustration from the book published in 2014. Now I am sure I am not alone in noticing the similarties. They do say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery! But a credit might have been nice! :)

The book itself is great and I actually bought it!

UPDATE: Osprey Publishing have been in touch, they are very nice and have apologised borrowing some design elements. They have stated it was not their intention to claim credit for the creativity of others. They said they will credit me in future runs of the book which I think is more than acceptable. They offered a some complimentary copies of the new print run too when published.

Hello there ladies and gents. I have finally given in to pressure and got myself a cosplay page on Facebook. It's a work in progress but I am slowly getting my head around it. I'd appreciate your support, if you could give it a "like" i'd be eternally greatful!. I keep it updated on a regular basis with progress pics, shoots, features and news! Can be found here -…

Also if you out there have a page you need liking, let me know and I be sure to help :)

Thanks again!

Planning an Archer cosplay project, which version should I do? 

8 deviants said Black Turtleneck
5 deviants said Black Suit
1 deviant said Grey Suit


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in one of these rick grimes photos it seems you have made/found this really good replica of the rick grimes season 1 episode 1 sheriff jacket i have been searching for weeks a jacket that looks as good as this would you be able to send a link were i can buy the same jacket or items i need to make it please?
drull Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
thanks dude for the fav of starship troopers
Alinthia-Cosplay Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the :+fav:! :)
Leadmill Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
No problem :D
dan338 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
thanks for the faves
Leadmill Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Np :)
HodorWilson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Oh yeah do a Metro:Last Light cosplay
HodorWilson Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2014
I want your Adrian Shepard Cosplay do you still have it or can you give me links to the peices?
Leadmill Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
I do have the mask somewhere if I recall. Webbing has been sold. Not sure about vest.
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