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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #465 on: September 03, 2015, 07:43:06 am »
lol that's a good one ! Never heard it before but it does make sense !

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #466 on: September 05, 2015, 09:40:51 am »
Had a nice time out at the Hilton Edinburgh Airport. Took a few pictures which I shall post later, and bought a few tins of paint and a couple of sanding sticks as one is worn at the edges and the other was clogged. Had a nice chat with Lee and sorted out a few problems about one of my current builds.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #467 on: September 07, 2015, 12:21:45 am »
Woke this morning to find that my Yahoo email had been stopped  :blink:

Apparently it has been compromised and is sending out spam, non Python type. Started the rigmarole to get access again  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #468 on: September 07, 2015, 02:21:01 pm »
I've had that with my hotmail... pretty much a PITA!! :banghead:
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #469 on: September 08, 2015, 02:29:26 pm »
Not got much modelling done in the last couple of days, nor will I be getting much done for the next week and a half.

I have had an interest in Archaeology for as long as I remember. This week I have actually managed to fulfil a sort of dream by taking part in a dig!

The picture below was taken this morning at the start of work on day two of a dig at Cambuskenneth near Stirling, a half hour's walk for me to get to.



The stones in the centre of the picture are reputedly part of an Arch at the Harbour entrance to the Abbey near to today's Hood Farm which is on the Stirling side of the bend in the river. see here

Hopefully tomorrow I will be helping to dig a ditch to the north of the Abbey where a palisaded ditch is believed to be located. There is also a second ditch in the same vicinity which may have been the boundary ditch for the abbey dating back to when the abbey was founded.

More pictures tomorrow if parts of my body stop aching long enough for me to type.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #470 on: September 09, 2015, 02:35:54 pm »
Very interesting activity, for sure! :thumbsup: I have a friend who's an Archaeologist and i've been with him on a few field trips to find and map the location of late Neolithic graves that were found in 1973, but weren't properly dug and mapped at the time. I ended up finding 3 of the 4 we were looking for and after that, my friend started calling me Indiana Zen... :lol:
A few days later, we also ended up finding a settlement that, wasn't even referenced and, he says he has strong reasons to believe it was last occupied around the Bronze Age but he doesn't have funding to set up a dig site and reveal the whole thing.  :banghead:
I really like to go along and help him out, i've always been interested in history so, it just adds more interest to the whole subject, while it also gives me the opportunity to do something i never thought i'd get the chance to do. :thumbsup:
Hope you find what you're looking for, it's a great reward after all the hard work.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #471 on: September 10, 2015, 12:46:11 am »

Hope you find what you're looking for, it's a great reward after all the hard work.


Please convince the parts of my body that are aching that please!

Looks as if it is going to be a very nice day today so lots of sun screen  :mellow:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #472 on: September 10, 2015, 05:06:46 am »
That is amazing ! Nice to hear you are living out a dream, aside from the associated aches ! Looking forward to seeing how this goes.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #473 on: September 10, 2015, 10:57:18 am »
Was a very nice day, a bit windy in the morning but this afternoon was great. I am sure that I am a bit redder than I was at the end of Monday. Helped out at a different part of the site where a couple of ditches were supposed to be. Looked more along the lined of small depressions rather than ditches but that's how things go at times.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #474 on: September 11, 2015, 12:49:02 am »
I always find archaeological programmes on tv fascinating and it's true what you say about the ditches. Quite often you can't see them and then they show you an aerial shot and they are obvious. The ability to view from the air must have been an amazing advance for archaeology
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #475 on: September 11, 2015, 03:24:57 pm »
I always find archaeological programmes on tv fascinating and it's true what you say about the ditches. Quite often you can't see them and then they show you an aerial shot and they are obvious. The ability to view from the air must have been an amazing advance for archaeology

The problem in this instance is that the aerial photographs they were working from were dated just after the end of the war which makes the photographs about 70 years old. It's possible that the ditches could have been ploughed out in that time especially with modern farming techniques.

Started to add another sheet to my Phantom spreadsheet. This lists the basic differences between each operational version. I will expand on this in time but it will do as a start.

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #476 on: September 14, 2015, 07:18:08 am »
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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #477 on: September 22, 2015, 02:47:18 am »
Very slowly getting back into modelling after the best part of two weeks on an Archaeological dig near me. Photographs from the dig can be found here complete with a little description of what and where the picture was or of.

Not only have I not been modelling, I have not been playing KSP, a situation that I have amended over the last couple of days. I remember that Weaver posted pictures of his Meatbox so I thought I would post a couple of pictures of the aircraft I have been using in Career mode.





It's nothing much, but it does fly reasonably well and can fly west to the edge of the continent well enough. There is a Desert Biome there, saves having to travel to a different continent to collect science from that.

The pictures below show my managing to dock with another craft! Eventually!! Mechanical Jeb was not very helpful and I ended up having to switch between the Rendezvous and Docking parts of Mech Jeb to get the craft to dock.



Now I know that I can get Mech Jeb to dock for me I can practice docking myself without the need of a safety net.

Looking forward to adding another Mod which has a Space 1999 Eagle Transporter at some point, should be fun  :rolleyes:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #478 on: September 22, 2015, 04:50:49 am »
Found out that the Eagle 1 Transporter is not compatible with the version of KSP I have  :banghead:

However I have found the thread that the Mod builder has and he is working on a new compatible version  :party:

Now to un-install the mod  :banghead:

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Re: Gondor's Grumblings
« Reply #479 on: September 22, 2015, 05:04:50 am »
No idea what you guys are on about but the first machine looks pretty cool ! Nice to see it hangered as well, gives an idea of the size. Now, off to look at the dig pics !

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