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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #45 on: May 27, 2016, 10:43:27 am »
And, something completely random.  An asteroid research base in KSP
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2017, 05:33:36 am »
2D profiling is down.  My SSD decided it didn't want to work any more this past weekend.  Hopefully it's just the SATA to IDE adapter.  But until I can properly troubleshoot, I am SOL since all my saved and parts files are on that drive.  :-\ :banghead:
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« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2017, 06:12:51 am »
Some random contemplations, mainly whilst banging away in World of Tanks:

1) M-18 Hellcat
   a) Replacing the 76 or 90mm open topped turret with either a Bradley or LAVIII turret with TOW
   b) Replacing the Wright Whirlwind with a light turbine or Bradley power package.

2) T29
   a) Mating an Abrams series turret to the chassis
   b) Replacing the 27L V12 with an Abrams series power package (turbine or diesel)
   c) Replace bow M1919A4 .30 cal with an M-240B 7.62mm MG

3) Adding TUSK/and ERA kits to both vehicles
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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #48 on: May 24, 2017, 08:36:10 am »
Hellcat with a Bradley turret sounds like a splendid idea.  :thumbsup: And I think the baseline M2A2's add-on armour would look great on this as well.

The T29 with an Abrams turret, I'm not so sure about. They might be too different in style, rounded cast hull vs. angular welded turret. At least to my eye. But a turret from an M60A3 (or even the weird M60A2 Starship turret) might look the part.
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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #49 on: February 15, 2018, 12:25:27 pm »
Today's fun with PVC was building solar power station for the motion lights that cover the driveway


The finished product has three panels on it now, and is mounted on an old DirecTV mount that a previous tenant had attempted to get.

And, of course, as I'm going up and down the ladder, I see our Supervisor Kitty playing H&S observer through the window

(This was after I'd dropped my phone and retrieved it)
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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2018, 01:50:07 am »
The way the wood on your balustrades has weathered is very attractive.
Fred

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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2018, 04:48:06 am »
Thanks Fred.  The house is pushing 20 years, and the backyard is the only area the seems to get consistent sun because, well we're in the woods. As you can tell by this Google Earth photo


That silver sausage is The Bus wrapped in its tarp sleeping bag.
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« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2018, 11:31:59 am »
Cross posted over Fred's blog, griping about not getting anything done despite trying to:
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One of those annoying days where I didn't seem to get much done despite spending time trying to do it.

I get that every time I have a great idea for any one of the books I want to write.  Like, whilst listening to the Victory At Sea soundtrack, specifically The Pacific Boils Over, I got the brilliant idea of the following:

The SS United States on a retiree cruise of the South Pacific, through the Caroline Islands enroute to Nauru, gets hit by a cruise missile launched from a Neo-Imperial Japanese Navy Oscar-type SSGN.

Every so often my muse returns from her cavorting in the Pine Barrens with the Jersey Devil.
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« Reply #53 on: November 05, 2018, 04:25:24 pm »
As I was reminded by a Canadian Forces veteran FB friend, its that time of the year.

From left to right (in order of precedence):
Army Commendation Medal w/ Bronze Oak Leaf, Army Achievement w/ Bronze Oak Leaf, Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal w/ Bronze Star, Iraq Service Medal, Global War on Terror medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Bronze Hourglass and 'M' Device.

Not shown: NJ Distinguished Service Medal (Iraq service), NJ Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf (PANYNJ Support Operations [March, 2004], Hurricane Sandy Support Operations)

Non-medal decorations: Army Meritorious Unit Citation, AF Short Tour, Army Overseas ribbon, AF Longevity with 2 Bronze Oak leaves, Air Force Basic Training, Army Basic Training, NJ Good Conduct ribbon, NJ Merit award, NJ Service ribbon

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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2018, 06:22:17 am »
Nice collection Scoot  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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« Reply #55 on: November 06, 2018, 07:51:10 am »
Nice collection Scoot  :thumbsup:

Thanks Narses.  16 years active and Guard, the National Guard being equivalent to the Territorials.  And as a Guardsman, we have the choice between Federal only or State and Federal awards and decs when on Active Guard orders.  When I was at Keesler, back in 07-08 for school, some of the non-prior students were like "Holy sh*t!  He's got more awards than a Master Sergeant" on blues days. And all as a junior EM.  :wacko:
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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #56 on: December 26, 2018, 04:20:47 am »
Whilst no plastic or digital models for Christmas, I did receive a $60 Amazon gift card.  Which was promptly diminished by ordering a pair of wireless headphones for work, our 2019 Calendar, and the hardcopy Into The Dark.
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« Reply #57 on: May 25, 2019, 02:54:28 am »
A sacrilegious thought whilst I was sitting on the Garden State Parkway in Shoobie traffic yesterday (its the official start of Tourist Season this weekend):  Take a 1/1 scale Volvo 245/740 wagon and turn it into a ute. :wacko:
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Re: Scooter's randomness- The Blob...er, Blog
« Reply #58 on: May 25, 2019, 04:49:36 am »
Your wish etc.

240


740


850


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« Reply #59 on: May 25, 2019, 05:12:37 am »
So much for something sacrilegiously original...but still  :thumbsup:

I do so like that 850 ute
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