"The Gentleman's Armored Battle Carriage"
The Gentleman's Armored Battle Carriage was built by Mr. Finnegan O'Sullivan in the fall of 1865. Although most of the danger of the Loon's Disease had past, many of the infected souls captured, Finnegan decided that a more protected mode of transportation was needed. He designed a battle carriage that would protect the pilot, provide adequate firepower and expand on the speed and luxury of the railroad.
When the Great War of 1870 broke out with Japan, President Lincoln realized the importance of such a vehicle and commissioned large quantities for the war effort. The air superiority the Western Coalition enjoyed would need to be matched on the ground and The Gentleman's Armored Battle Carriage would be just the thing.
*The Gentleman's Armored Battle Carriage is a prop built by David Lee of Hatton Cross Steampunk. It is from the second book "World in Ruin:1870" by David following the storyline of "Country in Ruin:1865".
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David Lee is the principal artist at Hatton Cross Steampunk. His steampunk art was been featured in Dr. Grymm’s 2011 “Steampunk Bizarre Exhibit” in the Mark Twain Museum, CT. He’s been a guest artist and panel presenter at numerous conventions on the east coast to include the Steampunk World’s Fair and AnachroCon. He has been chosen to be an “Attending Professional” at DragonCon 2013. His “Gentleman’s Flying Apparatus” aka “The Morgan Aeronautical Destroyer of Satan’s Arrogance” was nominated for “Best non-goggle accessory” in the Steampunk Chronicle’s 2012 Readers Choice Awards. He is also a contributing “DIY” author for the Steampunk Chronicle website. In March of 2013, David will release his steampunk western novel entitled: “Country in Ruin:1865″. David’s most recent steampunk creation is the “Gentleman’s Armored Battle Carriage” (a steampunk tank) which will be making numerous appearances in 2013 as well as his steampunk drivable Dalek. With all that David Lee and Hatton Cross have going on; he continues to push the envelope with some very ambitious projects to include a steampunk Séance Machine with interactive show, a web comic with illustrator SE Ripley, book two of his steampunk western series “World in Ruin:1870” as well as numerous DIY projects for the Steampunk Chronicle website.David’s personal motto is “Anything worth doing is worth overdoing!” and applies this to his steampunk creations. www.hcsteam.net