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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #90 on: October 30, 2019, 04:06:27 am »
As a courtesy to  Zenrat, whose thread we seem to have annexed,   do you think that we ought to declare "Mornington Crescent" at this point and let the poor chap have his thread back?.............or, as he is Antipodean, perhaps the appropriate conclusion would be "Mornington Peninsula?...

I was wondering when he'd realise that he could call a halt to it anytime he wanted by doing that himself... ;D ;)



...There are places in the Multiverse where Mornington Crescent can get serious:

What is that H?  The Hawkmoon reference makes me think Michael Moorcock might be involved somehow.

It's from Michael Moorcock's Multiverse*, a graphic novel that's related to the War Amongst The Angels trilogy (Blood: a Southern Fantasy, Fabulous Harbours and The War Amongst The Angels). I say 'related' because it doesn't tell the same story: I suspect the idea is that it's an example of the comic books which characters read and critique in the novels because they present skewed and simplified versions of their own adventures. This fits in with the multi-scale, layers-within-layers nature of this version of the Multiverse. For instance, Michael Moorcock and the artist who draws the comic, Walter Simonson, both appear as characters in the story, interacting in critical ways with the characters they're writing/drawing at the same time.

The lady is The Rose, last survivor of a universe of flowers and skilled ether-pilot. In the novels she flies a Dornier Do.X, but in the comics the un-named flying boat looks more like a Saro Princess. I have at least one idea for a pretty crazy model based on other things in this book, but whether I'll ever get round to it I don't know.

*Be careful if you go looking for it**: there are several 'collected works' books out there with similar names that are just reprints of completely unrelated novels/novellas.

**Be careful if you go looking for her, too.. ;)



Despite the aircraft still undergoing construction the occupants have boarded.

Well they do tell you to book early for the best ticket prices...


Graeme appears to be staring intently at Susan S's chest.

That's probably why he made the probably regrettable error of allowing Mrs. Trellis to take the co-pilot's seat.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #91 on: October 30, 2019, 04:15:32 am »
As a courtesy to  Zenrat, whose thread we seem to have annexed,   do you think that we ought to declare "Mornington Crescent" at this point and let the poor chap have his thread back?.............or, as he is Antipodean, perhaps the appropriate conclusion would be "Mornington Peninsula?...

I was wondering when he'd realise that he could call a halt to it anytime he wanted by doing that himself... ;D ;)


I have no problem with thread drift, threadjacking, threadnapping or out right thread theft.  Mainly because I am usually involved.   :mellow:
Anyway, if you look back you may note that i started it.

I was happy to let it run it's course because it was interesting me who was au-fait with the game and who was perplexed.
I would have put good money on Kit being a rusted on Radio Four listener from way back.  I would have lost.

How are things in Ambridge these days?

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #92 on: October 30, 2019, 04:29:00 am »

I would have put good money on Kit being a rusted on Radio Four listener from way back.  I would have lost.

How are things in Ambridge these days?

You'd have lost more if you'd bet on me listening to The Archers. Havn't a clue, sorry.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #93 on: October 30, 2019, 09:46:01 am »

I was happy to let it run it's course because it was interesting me who was au-fait with the game and who was perplexed.
I would have put good money on Kit being a rusted on Radio Four listener from way back.  I would have lost.

How are things in Ambridge these days?


Hah! My taste in radio listening stretches to Radio 2 in the daytimes, specially to Johnny Walker's show on Sunday afternoon, and the local version of Heart.

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #94 on: October 30, 2019, 09:55:42 am »

How are things in Ambridge these days?

I haven't listened since Dan Archer was stricken with Foot and Mouth disease and one of the Grundy family combusted spontaneously in the car park of the Black Bull.   

(Later)

Having consulted a neighbour who listens avidly, she says "Things are trudging along as they usually do"


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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #95 on: October 30, 2019, 11:10:20 am »

How are things in Ambridge these days?

I haven't listened since Dan Archer was stricken with Foot and Mouth disease and one of the Grundy family combusted spontaneously in the car park of the Black Bull.   

(Later)

Having consulted a neighbour who listens avidly, she says "Things are trudging along as they usually do"


Another bout of thread drift virus seems to be starting.........

mrs kitnut is an avid corny st. watcher, every now and then I happen to see a scene which looks very reminiscent to one I saw maybe a month ago, only to find out it was one of the umpteen different continuing stories that had been switched back to the limelight -----
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #96 on: October 30, 2019, 07:23:20 pm »
Despite the aircraft still undergoing construction the occupants have boarded.
SkyCabRaider WIP 30-10-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
This sitting layout reminds me the jeepneys in the Philppines (that have no wings but for streets only) :thumbsup:
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #97 on: October 31, 2019, 01:47:21 am »
Despite the aircraft still undergoing construction the occupants have boarded.
SkyCabRaider WIP 30-10-2019 02 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
This sitting layout reminds me the jeepneys in the Philppines (that have no wings but for streets only) :thumbsup:

I remember, when I was very young, flying (somewhere) in a DC-3 that had the seats aligned against the cabin walls.  That left the centre aisle for cargo - in that case, a load of very green hides. I don't recall, but my mother said the hides stank horribly - which i why I got airsick all over myself.  I very well remember the clammy shirt.  :p
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #98 on: October 31, 2019, 07:07:17 am »
You can almost see them playing cards with that passenger layout ?


Hah! My taste in radio listening stretches to Radio 2 in the daytimes, specially to Johnny Walker's show on Sunday afternoon, and the local version of Heart.


Must admit I like Walker's show and Tony Blackburn's Sounds of the Sixties early on a Saturday. The beauty of all the early stuff is if you don't like it then it's only on for 2 minutes or less, until Richard Harris came along  :banghead: Other than Radio 2 I listen to the local Smooth and I must admit Radio 2 has gone down hill, IMHO, over the last year or so  :-\

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #99 on: November 07, 2019, 02:54:23 am »
I took the opportunity to paint this today.  Primrose yellow gloss enamel from a very old rattle can.  It's the same paint i've used on the other two Frankston Sky Cabs aircraft plus at least three car builds - must be at least 10 years old.
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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #100 on: November 07, 2019, 10:29:46 am »
Can't wait to see it. I've been catching up with you. Mine is just about ready for the main paint show.  :wacko:
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« Reply #101 on: November 08, 2019, 02:52:23 am »
I meant to take a photo today.  Forgot.  Sorry.
Fred

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #102 on: November 09, 2019, 12:03:14 am »
Just for you Brad C.

SkyCabRaider WIP 09-11-19 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Fred

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #103 on: November 09, 2019, 12:29:43 am »
this is starting to Look Really Cool & Interesting,You may have Given me an Idea that may Soon get Going. Thanks & Good Luck :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Dan

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Re: A whif of a less belligerent nature - Skyraider Sky Cab.
« Reply #104 on: November 09, 2019, 12:05:04 pm »
Yay!!!! I am impressed!! Pesky yellow.....   oh, this is going to be so cool.  :wacko: :wacko:
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