Costume :Lieutenant Charles Christophe Davenport
Variant :Shock Trooper
Source :Flight of the Valkyrie, Steampunk
Progress :Complete
Worn At :Kitacon III (2011)

Costume Photos

A Visit To London

Here They Come!

Final Stand

Villains and Valkyries!

Present Arms!

Armoured Fury

Sword of the Valkyrie


Lieutenant and the Captain

Valkyrie Arsenal

Vickers MMG

Reference 1


Costume Information

Looking back over my photos it seems Charles' development has become a bit stilted while everyone else has updated/revamped thiers. So i've decided to do the same. I really like Charles' asthetic so I won't be doing anything too drastic. I've decided to up-arm and up-armour him a bit. This fits in the more proactive and combative role he plays in the story as it progresses. I've decided i'm going to be adding additional plate armour as well as a side arm. Alias very nicely did me a quick sketch of the revised design - [link] .

Decided that the new design needed something else. In trademark Leadmill fashion i've decided on a massive weapon. In this case a Vickers Machine Gun! Watch this space!

Debuted at Kita II

Temporarily retired due to shoulder injury incurred while wearing it.


Its coming along quickly, great job so far.

by Alias Cosplay on Sunday, 13 March, 2011 - 11:03
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Certainly looking the part! really excited for this one! might actually get to your fuckin panel this year!

by Captain_Marvelous on Friday, 18 March, 2011 - 22:18

Is the barrel painted, or did you use something more exotic like that metal rub stuff?

by megil on Thursday, 24 March, 2011 - 22:58
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Thanks guys and gals :)

The barrels was painted was primed then coated with several layers of spray paint. I'm not really used to metal rub so thought it safer to stick with what I knew. This project really was a bit of a test of my abilities.

by Leadmill on Sunday, 27 March, 2011 - 09:18


Ammo Box Painted (Posted 28th March 2011)

Added some detailing to handle and brackets on box to pick them out better.

Bullets Modded (Posted 28th March 2011)

Added silver tips to the bullet belt and secured some of the fastenings with glue.

Phone Bracket Remade (Posted 26th March 2011)

While in storage and through use the bracket that helped keep the phone handset in place was damaged and removed. I have cut another one out of a similar type of wood, sanded it and using wood stain colour matched it.

Backpack Update (Posted 26th March 2011)

After several years of use the backpack was looking a little tired. The straps have been completely repainted. The metal frame has been recoloured and the box has been 'weathered' to suit the new incarnation of this costume.

Front Gun Sight Added (Posted 26th March 2011)

Dremeled two holes into the end cap. Then used a curved piece of metal and inserted it into the holes. Then secured them with glue. Will be resprayed when glue has dried.

Barrel Cap (Posted 18th March 2011)

Using a 110m end cap I drilled a hole and with some difficulty threaded through and secured a smaller pipe. Still needs sanding and painting properly once glue has dried.

Ammo Box (Posted 18th March 2011)

Bought an old ammo box, added some stencilling and a new hinge.

Range Finder Added (Posted 18th March 2011)

In additon the gun sight I added a range finder taken from an AK47.

Carry Handle and ID number added (Posted 17th March 2011)

Added a resprayed brass handle to enable carrying of the Vickers when not mounted on a tripod. Added a brass letter in keeping with the ID theme I started with my Steampunk backpack.

Colour Scheme Test (Posted 16th March 2011)

Added Vickers to newly painted tripod to see how the colours I picked have worked. I like the look a lot. The box could benefit from some weathering so i'll have a go at that at a later time.