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46 minutes ago, RAF4EVER said:

Nothing wrong with being sensible/serious once in a while, just don't make a habit of it.😈,we expect better of you.👍

Fret ye not, it won't be happening again any time soon. Hang on a minute, there's the reveal of the completed Qucumber Class  looming, wibble!

 

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Well with a build of this magnitude,should you have any difficulty in coming up with a suitable ship, Let me know and I'll come up with a 3D ship that you can use. It;s been a while since I built an aquatic vessel in the computer, but That is one thing I do have a lot of experience in doing. Probably better than building aircraft. All that is needed is a decent line drawing and correct measurements

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This just a reminder,  you're only having an existential crisis, if it came from the existential region of France. Otherwise it's just sparkling anxiety.

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As promised, the 1/350 Takom Qcumber Class ship, completed as the L.21 crossed the finishing line last night. I think she represents an advance on the other three Takom builds I have done but I still think I can do better. Anyway, by doing things in the following order one can make life a lot easier for oneself: 1. paint and rig the control surfaces off the model, 2. fit and rig the gondolas before adding the tail surfaces at the end of the build and 3. detail and paint the upper gun platform separately from the model, popping it into place when the rest of the model is complete.

 

That's enough of the sensible part, I'm off to put a pencil up each nostril, yes all three of them, put a fresh pair of underpants on my head, put my best tentacle forward take a deep breath and utter a very loud wibble or two before beginning to rig the Afrika Ship.

 

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More pictures in RFI.

 

Thanks for looking.

 

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Finished this morning and for @general melchett's impatient perusal in particular, Das Afrika Schiff L.59. as camouflaged ship next methinks, more specifically the P Class, L.11 as I have a complete set of pictures from the Bundesarchiv showing this particular ship from all angles. Given the number of pictures taken of her at the same time, I suspect that she was trialing a new camouflage scheme.

 

Thanks for looking, more pictures in RFI.

 

Martian 👽

 

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Finished this morning and for general melchett's impatient perusal in particular

 

About time too!...I was about to send Darling round to your gaff, armed with an Armstrong Whitworth 'memory jogger' Mk.1a....you dodged a bullet there, or more a 10,000 pounder.........:frantic:

 

Very nice Sir Wibble, your extra-long Cucumis Sativus is magnificent.

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On my delayed birthday trip, we visited Hartlepool to see HMS Triconmalee. It was well worth it, and we had a look round co-located Museum of Hartlepool. Amongst the exhibits was a part from L34. It was shot down on the night of 27/28th November 1916 by 2nd Lt Pyott of 36 Sqn in a BE2C. Apparently it was bombing Hartlepool when Pyott caught it and after hitting it with incendiary ammunition (Buckingham), the Zeppelin exploded over the sea, there being no survivors. A very interesting story about events that a lot of museums largely ignore (Leeds industrial museum seems to completely ignore aircraft manufacturing in the city) 

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17 hours ago, Mr T said:

On my delayed birthday trip, we visited Hartlepool to see HMS Triconmalee. It was well worth it, and we had a look round co-located Museum of Hartlepool. Amongst the exhibits was a part from L34. It was shot down on the night of 27/28th November 1916 by 2nd Lt Pyott of 36 Sqn in a BE2C. Apparently it was bombing Hartlepool when Pyott caught it and after hitting it with incendiary ammunition (Buckingham), the Zeppelin exploded over the sea, there being no survivors. A very interesting story about events that a lot of museums largely ignore (Leeds industrial museum seems to completely ignore aircraft manufacturing in the city) 

Interestingly, the L.34 was commanded by Kapitänleutnant Max Dietrich, who was apparently the favorite uncle of Marlene Dietrich. Quite a lot of the L.34 was washed ashore, along with many of the bodies of the crew. I have been trying to obtain a small part of this airship for a few years now, sadly without success so far.

17 hours ago, LorenSharp said:

and it looks good too!

 

Thanks for trying to translate what the General was trying to say, I think he has been around @corsaircorp too much. Still,if you are wrong there is always Bletchley Park that his Generalship is always banging on about.

17 hours ago, general melchett said:

 

About time too!...I was about to send Darling round to your gaff, armed with an Armstrong Whitworth 'memory jogger' Mk.1a....you dodged a bullet there, or more a 10,000 pounder.........:frantic:

 

Very nice Sir Wibble, your extra-long Cucumis Sativus is magnificent.

From the somewhat garbled post, am I to take it that you like it? and more worryingly, are you turning into CC? :worry:

 

Vary concerned of Mars 👽

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and more worryingly, are you turning into CC? 

Turning into?...I'll have you know I was his mentor at the Belgian Waffle School of Advanced Gobbledygook and Gibberish Decoding, back when waffle detection was considered a high art and gobbleijuke was all the fashion..

 

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See, now you're at it!

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17 minutes ago, general melchett said:

Turning into?...I'll have you know I was his mentor at the Belgian Waffle School of Advanced Gobbledygook and Gibberish Decoding, back when waffle detection was considered a high art and gobbleijuke was all the fashion..

 

See, now you're at it!

 

17 minutes ago, general melchett said:

See, now you're at it!

Wibble!

 

Martian 👽

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1 hour ago, general melchett said:

Turning into?...I'll have you know I was his mentor at the Belgian Waffle School of Advanced Gobbledygook and Gibberish Decoding, back when waffle detection was considered a high art and gobbleijuke was all the fashion..

That explains why the General is always "Waffling" about.

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2 hours ago, LorenSharp said:

That explains why the General is always "Waffling" about.

Yes but having to get some of the world's finest brains to decipher the waffle is going a bit too far. I much prefer the kind of waffles you can eat. :eat:

 

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6 hours ago, general melchett said:

I'll have you know I was his mentor at the Belgian Waffle School of Advanced Gobbledygook and Gibberish Decoding, back when waffle detection was considered a high art and gobbleijuke was all the fashion..

 

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1 hour ago, psdavidson said:

I read that as "finest drains"

Too much exposure to Baldrick's finest cabbage and turnip delight methinks

 

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Oooo..Turnip Delight! Isn't that the pink stuff covered in chocolate?

 

At least...I think it was chocolate....

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4 minutes ago, MOK61 said:

Oooo..Turnip Delight! Isn't that the pink stuff covered in chocolate?

 

At least...I think it was chocolate....

⚠️I refer the member for Cambridgeshire to Baldrick's idea of chocolate in the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth. ⚠️

 

Cautionary of Mars 👽

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1 minute ago, Martian said:

⚠️I refer the member for Cambridgeshire to Baldrick's idea of chocolate in the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth. ⚠️

 

Cautionary of Mars 👽

Fnaaar! He said "member"! Fnaaar, fnaaar!

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1 hour ago, Pete in Lincs said:

Calm down! Order! Order!

A large port and lemon, two turnip delights and one of the General's French fancies please!

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On 2/16/2024 at 8:11 PM, Martian said:

Thanks Loren, the only thing that is really holding my up is finding a suitable 1/700 hull to adapt for the sailing ship.

 

 

Martian 👽

This may be a good starting point. And as you are converting the hull the new shapeways materials work to your advantage. Less fragile details to be destroyed and the yellow-ish resin is tougher and not crystallize after a few years.  1/700 Fusi Yama (1865) (CSGPF2J6Y) by MG_Lawson (shapeways.com)

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1 hour ago, MOK61 said:

one of the General's French fancies please!

The French fancies are away being dry cleaned at present. Difficult in this weather. We'll get back to you in June. 

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4 hours ago, MOK61 said:

A large port and lemon, two turnip delights and one of the General's French fancies please!

Best keep the French Fancies quiet, I am given to understand that Lady Melchett doesn't know anything about the General's secret hareem that he keeps locked in the dungeon, aka "The Rumpus Room" at Melchett Towers. There were some very strange noises indeed coming from there the last time we visited! :worry:

 

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2 hours ago, Pete in Lincs said:

The French fancies are away being dry cleaned at present. Difficult in this weather. We'll get back to you in June. 

Fergodssake just concentrate willya we needs them dry over here soon Peter.

 

I mun admit to having missed  a couple of pages of fun and jellification round here, but thankfully as it's only me the fun was able to proceed.

 

And has.

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