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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #60 on: October 21, 2019, 03:15:57 am »
Applied some PPP today and continued painting the punters and the pilot.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #61 on: October 27, 2019, 04:15:38 am »
Here are the little people.
SkyCabRaider People by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
From the left, Amanda, Graeme, Mary-Ellen, Mrs Trellis, Diana, Susan S, Beardy Dave and Scott.  Mary-Ellen and Diana are a couple but Diana has eyes on Susan S.  Graeme is an undercover policeman who is following Mrs Trellis who is suspected of being a serial killer.
Beardy Dave is the pilot from the kit (allegedly 1/72 but way underscale), Amanda and Scott are 1/72 Preiser figures and the rest are 1/87 model railway figures.  You wouldn't want to stand Amanda and Scott next to the others on a model railway station platform but they'll be standing outside the aircraft while the others will be sitting inside.  So it'll be fine.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #62 on: October 27, 2019, 06:40:38 am »
 ;D :thumbsup:
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #63 on: October 27, 2019, 07:27:05 am »
Hmm, are you planning a trip to UK in the near future Fred? We could use your 'people painting' talents for our model railway layout!

They look TERRIFIC!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #64 on: October 27, 2019, 09:25:32 am »
Here are the little people.
SkyCabRaider People by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
From the left, Amanda, Graeme, Mary-Ellen, Mrs Trellis, Diana, Susan S, Beardy Dave and Scott.  Mary-Ellen and Diana are a couple but Diana has eyes on Susan S.  Graeme is an undercover policeman who is following Mrs Trellis who is suspected of being a serial killer.
Beardy Dave is the pilot from the kit (allegedly 1/72 but way underscale), Amanda and Scott are 1/72 Preiser figures and the rest are 1/87 model railway figures.  You wouldn't want to stand Amanda and Scott next to the others on a model railway station platform but they'll be standing outside the aircraft while the others will be sitting inside.  So it'll be fine.

Mary-Ellen's going to get hacked off by Diana talking to Susan S for the whole flight and will comfort herself by striking up a conversation with Mrs Trellis, leaving Graeme wondering how he can get Mary Ellen away from her without blowing his cover. Amanda and Scott are married. Unfortunately, they're married to other people and are dealing with this like mature adults by eloping together to start a new life. Even more unfortunately, Beardy Dave is Amanda's husband, who's told her he's a 'taxi driver' not an 'air-taxi driver' so as not to worry her. Since they board while he's busy with the pre-flight, he won't notice them canoodling on the back seat until he adjusts the rear view mirror ten minutes after take-off.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #65 on: October 27, 2019, 09:58:23 am »
And this is supposed to be a less belligerent Skyraider? I donít think so!
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #66 on: October 27, 2019, 11:50:45 am »
Mary-Ellen's going to get hacked off by Diana talking to Susan S for the whole flight and will comfort herself by striking up a conversation with Mrs Trellis, leaving Graeme wondering how he can get Mary Ellen away from her without blowing his cover. Amanda and Scott are married. Unfortunately, they're married to other people and are dealing with this like mature adults by eloping together to start a new life. Even more unfortunately, Beardy Dave is Amanda's husband, who's told her he's a 'taxi driver' not an 'air-taxi driver' so as not to worry her. Since they board while he's busy with the pre-flight, he won't notice them canoodling on the back seat until he adjusts the rear view mirror ten minutes after take-off.

Enjoy your flight... :wacko:

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #67 on: October 27, 2019, 12:59:29 pm »
Mary-Ellen's going to get hacked off by Diana talking to Susan S for the whole flight and will comfort herself by striking up a conversation with Mrs Trellis, leaving Graeme wondering how he can get Mary Ellen away from her without blowing his cover. Amanda and Scott are married. Unfortunately, they're married to other people and are dealing with this like mature adults by eloping together to start a new life. Even more unfortunately, Beardy Dave is Amanda's husband, who's told her he's a 'taxi driver' not an 'air-taxi driver' so as not to worry her. Since they board while he's busy with the pre-flight, he won't notice them canoodling on the back seat until he adjusts the rear view mirror ten minutes after take-off.

Enjoy your flight... :wacko:

Now all we need is an explosive device in a briefcase, a super-duper travel insurance policy, and you've got the makings of a airline disaster movie.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #68 on: October 27, 2019, 01:16:03 pm »
Those are awesome lil buddies!
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #69 on: October 27, 2019, 07:42:56 pm »
Mary-Ellen's going to get hacked off by Diana talking to Susan S for the whole flight and will comfort herself by striking up a conversation with Mrs Trellis, leaving Graeme wondering how he can get Mary Ellen away from her without blowing his cover. Amanda and Scott are married. Unfortunately, they're married to other people and are dealing with this like mature adults by eloping together to start a new life. Even more unfortunately, Beardy Dave is Amanda's husband, who's told her he's a 'taxi driver' not an 'air-taxi driver' so as not to worry her. Since they board while he's busy with the pre-flight, he won't notice them canoodling on the back seat until he adjusts the rear view mirror ten minutes after take-off.

Enjoy your flight... :wacko:

Now all we need is an explosive device in a briefcase, a super-duper travel insurance policy, and you've got the makings of a airline disaster movie.

Scott was so into keeping Amanda calm in the terminal that he picked up the wrong overcoat when they got up to go and he hasn't realised yet... ;)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #70 on: October 27, 2019, 08:14:54 pm »
Know I am late to this thread but...



Oh, and the build looks nice too.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2019, 02:25:23 am »
Thank you gentlefolks...

...I think.   :unsure:

Kit, I have discovered that the trick to figure painting is carefull photo selection and editing.   ;)

Mary Ellen, Susan S, Diana, Amanda and Graeme are named after people I know because while painting them some element of them or their clothing or posture struck me as being similar.  Scott struck me as having a resemblance to our current prime minister while Mrs Trellis was previously christened by Rheged.
Beardy Dave's real name is Denagamage Praboth Muralitharan.  He goes by Dave because white folks can't pronounce Denagamage.  His workmates call him Beardy Dave to distinguish him from Beardy Mick.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #72 on: October 28, 2019, 03:35:11 pm »
This item is described as "A whif of a less belligerent nature".  Given the tangled relationships so eloquently outlined by its creator, I'm expecting a degree of fisticuffs/heavy duty handbagging/hairpulling/biting and gouging before long. Belligerence is still a distinct possibility!!

A point of information :- Mrs Trellis is a creation of "I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue", a BBC radio comedy panel game. 

A regular feature on the programme, preceding the game Mornington Crescent, is a fictional letters section which begins with the chairman's comments ("I notice from the sheer weight of this week's postbag, we've received a little over no letters" and "I see from the number of letters raining down on us this week that the Scrabble factory has exploded again"). The invariably single letter each week is from "A Mrs Trellis of North Wales",  whose incoherent letters usually mistake the chairman for another Radio 4 presenter or media personality. "Dear Libby" (she writes), "why oh why ... very nearly spells YOYO", or "Dear Mr Titchmarsh, never let them tell you that size isn't important. My aunt told me that, but then all my new wallpaper fell off."

As for Mornington Crescent, strong men have been reduced to gibbering  incoherence trying to explain the game......:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_(game)
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #73 on: October 28, 2019, 06:01:22 pm »
As for Mornington Crescent, strong men have been reduced to gibbering  incoherence trying to explain the game......:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mornington_Crescent_(game)

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #74 on: October 29, 2019, 01:07:36 am »
I am well aware of where you fished the name Mrs Trellis.

I installed the punters into the aircraft today.



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