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Started by NARSES2, September 29, 2022, 06:37:28 AM

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Rick Lowe

Quote from: scooter on October 18, 2022, 12:02:15 PMWhy do I suddenly have the idea for a 70's sitcom, based around one, called Welcome Back Quotter?

Because you're a True Child of this site and fit in perfectly, that's why...  ;D  :thumbsup:

scooter

Quote from: Rick Lowe on October 18, 2022, 01:46:57 PM
Quote from: scooter on October 18, 2022, 12:02:15 PMWhy do I suddenly have the idea for a 70's sitcom, based around one, called Welcome Back Quotter?

Because you're a True Child of this site and fit in perfectly, that's why...  ;D  :thumbsup:

And a child of the late 70s and early 80s.
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Nick

Having just recovered a Revell BAe-146 STA from the stash and marveled at how small it is in 1/144, I'm now wondering how to present it.

Will it be enough to build and paint the model in a cargo scheme and explain its logistic role in the backstory?
Or are we going to have to open the doors and show it has cargo inside?

Because I really don't want to be scratchbuilding a tiny ramp and a Rover 800 like this: https://www.flickr.com/photos/emdjt42/5407557197/
 :unsure:  ;)  ;D

Mossie

COD on a carrier deck base?
I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

Mossie

Fairly straightforward conversion, add a hook and putty in some of the windows. Extend the nose wheel and fold the wings if you want to. Mount it on a pre-painted carrier base with a Brengun USN MD-3 tractor?

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I don't think it's nice, you laughin'. You see, my mule don't like people laughin'. He gets the crazy idea you're laughin' at him. Now if you apologize, like I know you're going to, I might convince him that you really didn't mean it.

Tophe

I consider making (plastic model 1/175 or drawing) a B-52 single-seater for mail transport of a few urgent letters (after huge truncation, the 1/175 source becoming 1/48 result). Would such a little-mail transport be accepted as logistics? (without tons nor even pounds of load but ounces)?
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

Old Wombat

Quote from: Tophe on October 29, 2022, 03:31:16 AMI consider making (plastic model 1/175 or drawing) a B-52 single-seater for mail transport of a few urgent letters (after huge truncation, the 1/175 source becoming 1/48 result). Would such a little-mail transport be accepted as logistics? (without tons nor even pounds of load but ounces)?

In answer to this:

Quote8.  'Goods' includes livestock and bulk farm produce, but not mail, nor personal items (including baggage).

From here: Logistics GB Final Rules
Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Tophe

[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]

loupgarou

You could  use it for small urgent parcels, like when a modeller needs a few detail parts from overseas and is willing to pay extra for quick delivery... ;D
You could paint it in Hobby Link colours,forexample...
Owing to the current financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice.

zenrat

Quote from: Old Wombat on October 29, 2022, 03:47:16 AM
Quote from: Tophe on October 29, 2022, 03:31:16 AMI consider making (plastic model 1/175 or drawing) a B-52 single-seater for mail transport of a few urgent letters (after huge truncation, the 1/175 source becoming 1/48 result). Would such a little-mail transport be accepted as logistics? (without tons nor even pounds of load but ounces)?

In answer to this:

Quote8.  'Goods' includes livestock and bulk farm produce, but not mail, nor personal items (including baggage).

From here: Logistics GB Final Rules

Meaning these (and similar) are also unfortunately precluded.


Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

Old Wombat

Has a life outside of What-If & wishes it would stop interfering!

"The purpose of all War is Peace" - St. Augustine

veritas ad mortus veritas est

Rheged

I'm slightly concerned...................I had in mind a late Victorian whiff for coaling battleships; but then I find that Temperley Ltd designed it in real life!  So I explored further, mules, oxen or elephants perhaps?  but the Indian Army in the 19th century beat me to it (read Kipling's "Her Majesty's servants" in the Jungle book......and Kipling's transatlantic mail dirigibles  are out too).       Where to go from here?  Perhaps an inter-war scenario in Iraq,  with a diorama of a transport command Axminster flying carpet landing at Habbanya   whilst a couple of hand knotted  Isfahan  two seater escort rugs circled overhead?  Or something based on Arthur C Clarke's "Space Elevator" (see his book The Fountains of Paradise  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountains_of_Paradise  )   Or shall I be boring and ordinary with aircraft 'picking up' gliders of supplies without actually landing...............yes, I know this was done in WW2  but perhaps an updated version..............
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

NARSES2

I've seen a couple of "Flying Carpet" wif builds at shows in the past  ;)

If you want to use animals then how about the British/Indian Army using especially imported Llama's, Alpacas etc for high altitude work in the Himalayas ?
Decals my @r$e!

Rheged

Quote from: NARSES2 on October 29, 2022, 06:16:57 AMI've seen a couple of "Flying Carpet" wif builds at shows in the past  ;)

If you want to use animals then how about the British/Indian Army using especially imported Llama's, Alpacas etc for high altitude work in the Himalayas ?

YES!   People may well be subjected to a backstory concerning the Guards Guanaco detachments in Sikkim and Ladakh in the  Edwardian  Raj.
"If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you....."
It  means that you read  the instruction sheet

NARSES2

Quote from: Rheged on October 29, 2022, 06:21:03 AMYES!   People may well be subjected to a backstory concerning the Guards Guanaco detachments in Sikkim and Ladakh in the  Edwardian  Raj.

I though they were based a Kew ?  :angel:  ;)

Glad to be of service  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!