Thought I should put this up somewhere: the current crew roster! Currently taking applications. Enlistment in the Flying U 53rd includes no health benefits or meals, must supply own uniform. :D
First Mate: Tina
Plus a few nifty links for visual inspiration:
Civil-War Era sorta-soldier ladies (I'm going to be drawing heavily on this design)
Zouave uniform (mostly period)
Nifty military surplus overcoats (not period at all, but customizable as hell)
Nifty European military surplus overcoats and like a million other things
And of course one must punk it up properly.
GEARS AND LENSES AND STUFF AND THANGS.
It's getting to be time to start thinking about actual construction! The plan is for the Flying U 53rd to conduct maneuvers at NorWes, and that'll come faster than any of us realize. Find a pattern, find some fabric, and give yourself lots of lead time so you can screw everything up and still have time to make something rad out of the wreckage. :D