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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #105 on: March 19, 2018, 06:31:40 am »
...still can't see what the fuss is about if I'm honest

Perhaps because the original 3 were pure escapism, just a bunch of action, a ripping yarn, and easily understood heroes and heroines. That's precisely what Lucas wanted. Then it tried to take itself seriously, and whether it succeeded or not is a matter of personal preference. I like the whole lot, but that's probably because I view almost anything like that as just entertainment, without reading more into it. If you want to view anything through an artistic eye, go ahead, but not me. Probably why I only see about one film a year.  ;D

I think you hit the nail on the head there Dave, all the latest movies all seem to take the originals entertainment factor way to seriously in the remakes or sequels, I used to like the light humour and everything they did back then.  I don't watch any of the remakes or sequels these days
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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #106 on: March 19, 2018, 07:15:08 am »
...still can't see what the fuss is about if I'm honest

Perhaps because the original 3 were pure escapism, just a bunch of action, a ripping yarn, and easily understood heroes and heroines. That's precisely what Lucas wanted. Then it tried to take itself seriously, and whether it succeeded or not is a matter of personal preference. I like the whole lot, but that's probably because I view almost anything like that as just entertainment, without reading more into it. If you want to view anything through an artistic eye, go ahead, but not me. Probably why I only see about one film a year.  ;D

I think you hit the nail on the head there Dave, all the latest movies all seem to take the originals entertainment factor way to seriously in the remakes or sequels, I used to like the light humour and everything they did back then.

Basically my thought processes as well
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« Reply #107 on: March 24, 2018, 03:29:50 pm »
...still can't see what the fuss is about if I'm honest

Perhaps because the original 3 were pure escapism, just a bunch of action, a ripping yarn, and easily understood heroes and heroines. That's precisely what Lucas wanted. Then it tried to take itself seriously, and whether it succeeded or not is a matter of personal preference. I like the whole lot, but that's probably because I view almost anything like that as just entertainment, without reading more into it. If you want to view anything through an artistic eye, go ahead, but not me. Probably why I only see about one film a year.  ;D

I think you hit the nail on the head there Dave, all the latest movies all seem to take the originals entertainment factor way to seriously in the remakes or sequels, I used to like the light humour and everything they did back then.

Basically my thought processes as well

Concur. I've gone off the whole thing, except for a few of the ships.

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« Reply #108 on: March 24, 2018, 03:57:36 pm »

Ratty, what's the Blue Thing in behind the RNZAF Harvard?

Looks like a Blackburn Roc (or Skua)
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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #109 on: March 24, 2018, 05:07:22 pm »
"My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives." Hedley Lamarr, Blazing Saddles

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« Reply #110 on: March 24, 2018, 05:50:46 pm »
Oh, ok - cool. Hadn't seen it afore.  :thumbsup:

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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #111 on: March 25, 2018, 12:56:14 pm »
Minor but satisfying modification to the modeling bench; 4 hooks for holding things that can clutter a drawer or desktop.


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« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2018, 12:30:28 am »
...and easily get lost under the clutter... I know this now...

Good idea there.

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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #113 on: April 27, 2019, 04:52:33 pm »
Some of you may remember the old Airfix Harvard which I converted into a New Zealand dive bomber, the Weta:



Well, it left me with the old Airfix dauntless from which some small parts had been purloined:



What to do, what to do...?

A sudden moment of inspiration/madness led to a brief search on the internet, and I found the following F6F-5K by one Wilfried Eck:



Apparently that scheme was used for both drones and target tugs, so it could be either.

Shouldn't take long. (Yeah, where have we heard that before?)
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« Reply #114 on: April 28, 2019, 10:50:51 am »
That's a beautiful scheme.
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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #115 on: April 28, 2019, 03:57:27 pm »
That's a beautiful scheme.

Yep, quite attractive. But if it was used for both drones and target tugs, it must have been worrying for a tug pilot, hoping that the incoming aircraft knew which one you were!  :o ;D
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« Reply #116 on: April 29, 2019, 06:22:20 am »


Yep, quite attractive. But if it was used for both drones and target tugs, it must have been worrying for a tug pilot, hoping that the incoming aircraft knew which one you were!  :o ;D

It is a lovely scheme, but as you say, slightly disconcerting for the pilot of a tug  :unsure:
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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #117 on: May 06, 2019, 08:30:48 pm »
Put our new canoe in the water for a few hours on Sunday, a short trip down a lazy river in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario.



Found some sandhill cranes, Antigone canadensis, on a nest.





Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, soared high above



Believe it or not, there is a bird in the picture. But the American bittern, Botaurus lentiginosus, is a master of disguise. With the streaked neck and breast looking like the reeds it hides in, it stretches its neck up and becomes almost invisible.



See it now?



Fans of Giles cartoons will understand this.

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Re: The Rat's Nest
« Reply #118 on: May 07, 2019, 03:51:37 am »
The Bittern pic is great.  Good work Ratty.
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« Reply #119 on: May 07, 2019, 06:00:40 am »
Great pics mate  :thumbsup:
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