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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 28, 2016, 02:15:45 am »
Elite.  I remember playing that at my mate Steve's house.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 28, 2016, 03:19:33 am »
Took up a lot of my time when I was younger on my Sinclair ZX Spectrum, then again with Frontier Elite II when I had a Commodore Amiga.  There was a third instalment, Frontier: Close Encounters that didn't go down as well.

Thirty years after the first one, they've released Elite: Dangerous.  Looks visually stunning, kind of a shame I'm not into gaming any more.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 28, 2016, 05:37:57 am »
Elite is featured in Francis Spuford's very excellent book , as an example of British industry and it's boffins re-emergent in new industries. It's an interesting account, and the whole book deserves a place on the bookshelves of anyone on here.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2016, 07:04:34 am »
An alternative would be remove the main turret, add some form of drum container and the m.g. turrets could become flame turrets. The flame fuel carried externally so it can be jettisoned in case of damage ?

You wouldn't really need to remove the turret at all for the flamethrower tank: see the Churchill Crocodile.

Yup. Just fancy the look of the m.g. turrets plus a large fuel tank as an improvised weapon in the desert.

Mind you having remembered I have a hospital appointment next week, time may be shorter than I thought
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2016, 07:06:30 am »
i would love to enter, but i cant since i can hardly find the time to build anything  :-\
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2016, 08:10:42 am »
Elite is featured in Francis Spuford's very excellent book , as an example of British industry and it's boffins re-emergent in new industries. It's an interesting account, and the whole book deserves a place on the bookshelves of anyone on here.

I've got that one, good book. :thumbsup: I do like the original ships from the Elite series, a great example of 'make do and mend' using what little processing power to good effect.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2016, 06:20:21 am »
Well not only have I a hospital appointment on Tuesday I now have one on Wednesday as well. This one is a preliminary to let me know what some farther tests will involve so I'm not sure I'll get anything done during this GB. I'll start something Sunday and then just see how it goes.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2016, 11:43:33 am »
I won't be entering 1WGB16 but will for fun only carry on with last year's Corsair GR.1, with pics to follow.  No building this weekend (visiting Mum), earliest maybe Monday evening.
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #38 on: May 04, 2016, 01:46:57 pm »
I found inspiration for a new build from PR19_Kit in a thread here, and then I find out I actually have time to take part in this build! I'm in!
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #39 on: May 04, 2016, 02:11:42 pm »
I found inspiration for a new build from PR19_Kit in a thread here, and then I find out I actually have time to take part in this build! I'm in!

Only too glad to help out.  ;D
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #40 on: May 04, 2016, 02:33:33 pm »
You have no idea what you've done  :blink:
I find it very hard to believe Academy would make a mistake like that he said sarcastically...

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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #41 on: May 04, 2016, 02:58:56 pm »
You have no idea what you've done  :blink:

I'm working on it........  ;D
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #42 on: May 05, 2016, 03:06:19 pm »
Chris/mods, could you please unlock the finished build post?  My Night Avenger is done and I am heading on the road until Sunday.  Thanks!  Dave
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #43 on: May 06, 2016, 07:05:31 am »
Done, sorry Sandie. I forgot I locked it  :banghead:
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Re: 2016 One Week Build - The Discussion Thread
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2016, 02:22:49 pm »
Just over 24 hours to go for European builders - don't forget to post finished builds in the 'Finished Builds and Vote' area.
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