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If, er, WHEN this clears the voting I intend my primary build to be Sharpe & Harper taking the French Eagle at Talavera as in the book 'Sharpe's Eagle'

I've done the scene as portrayed in the TV films series

There are differences in the two. Differences not too readily noticeable

 

The TV film version;

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16 hours ago, Black Knight said:

If, er, WHEN this clears the voting I intend my primary build to be Sharpe & Harper taking the French Eagle at Talavera as in the book 'Sharpe's Eagle'

I've done the scene as portrayed in the TV films series

There are differences in the two. Differences not too readily noticeable

 

The TV film version;

Sharpe's%20Eagle,%20TV%20version,%2002-M

That would be fascinating pairing to see the contrasts. Not likely to do it, but there are significant differences between the book and film versions of Blixen's Babbette's Feast. There again I might do it, because despite proposing this GB I have NO idea what I'd build and every new post sends me down another rabbit hole!

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2 minutes ago, Mjwomack said:

What I class as a 'proper Mustang', no affection for the new version whatsoever

Staying with Mustangs, and why wouldn't we, but returning to the theme of plausibility, I'd say that if entering 'Mustang Sally' it can be no later a version than the 1966 edition to coincide with The Wilson Pickett release.

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9 hours ago, Mjwomack said:

Staying with Mustangs, and why wouldn't we, but returning to the theme of plausibility, I'd say that if entering 'Mustang Sally' it can be no later a version than the 1966 edition to coincide with The Wilson Pickett release.

The lyrics of the song say it was a 65 model Mustang, if that clarifies things, I am not sure what the difference is between a 65 and 66 Mustang, not knowing a lot about US cars. 

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The problem with Mustang Sally as a topic for this GB is that the song isn't actually about a car, it's about the woman (named Sally) who owns the car (bought for her by the singer), and who now doesn't want anything to do with him, because she'd rather ride around in the car (make of that what you will, remembering the roots of rock'n'roll...). It could've been a VW Beetle and the woman would still be a right cow. ;)

 

The original version of the song was released in '65, sung by the writer, Mack Rice.

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1 hour ago, Rob G said:

The problem with Mustang Sally as a topic for this GB is that the song isn't actually about a car, it's about the woman (named Sally) who owns the car (bought for her by the singer), and who now doesn't want anything to do with him, because she'd rather ride around in the car (make of that what you will, remembering the roots of rock'n'roll...). It could've been a VW Beetle and the woman would still be a right cow. ;)

 

The original version of the song was released in '65, sung by the writer, Mack Rice.

That's a very good point!

That's the problem with liking Wilson Pickett; I'll now turn my attention to a vignette for in the midnight hour! That should get me a ban for violating community standards, lyrics on a par to little red corvette! 

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It seems to me that a lot of song lyrics centre around love (often unrequited), death and violence, betrayal and sex, with a  side order of drugs. Often in combination, and in the case of sex, shrouded in euphemisms, some more subtle than others. OT it has lead to some interesting censorship decisions, especially by the BBC, who initially banned a 'Day in the Life' as it contained a reference to drug taking, despite 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' reflecting a pretty altered state of mind (Lennon rejected that was written 'under the influence') Lou Reed's 'A Walk on the Wild Side' seemed to escape attention a few years later, despite some interesting references to various activities that the BBC hierarchy would have frowned upon as broadcast material. 

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8 hours ago, wimbledon99 said:

I've just purchased a Testors 'San Francisco Cable Car'. These have been in many a film and TV show. Would you agree it qualifies?? :pray:

Oh yes. Sure you don't want to save it for your Track Day? I mean they run on tracks 🙄

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8 hours ago, wimbledon99 said:

I've just purchased a Testors 'San Francisco Cable Car'. These have been in many a film and TV show. Would you agree it qualifies?? :pray:

Here's a more sensible list

The Rock (1996)

 

Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)

 

Foul Play (1978)

 

In Harm's Way (1965)

 

The Birds (1963)

 

From

https://www.sftravel.com/things-to-do/attractions/iconic-sf/cable-cars

 

But like you I'm sure there's others,  moody gray-scale for The Birds would be, err atmospheric 

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The 'Shepherd' has already been mentioned, but the filmed version, is due on Disney+ on 1st December. There is a trailer and in this months FlyPast has a picture of the Vampire used, It is painted up as a 94 Sqn FB5 and the Mosquito II now at East Kirby also features. Ben Radcliffe is the Vampire pilot and John Travolta has a non speaking role. I have to admit the book for some reason bought a tear or two to the eyes. 

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13 hours ago, Mr T said:

The 'Shepherd' has already been mentioned, but the filmed version, is due on Disney+ on 1st December. There is a trailer and in this months FlyPast has a picture of the Vampire used, It is painted up as a 94 Sqn FB5 and the Mosquito II now at East Kirby also features. Ben Radcliffe is the Vampire pilot and John Travolta has a non speaking role. I have to admit the book for some reason bought a tear or two to the eyes. 

Thank you … Ive never heard of this story but know some pilots who have claimed similar stories over the years ? Maybe they were recalling reading the story or had similar experiences. I have Disney and will need to watch this in December. 

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19 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Thank you … Ive never heard of this story but know some pilots who have claimed similar stories over the years ? Maybe they were recalling reading the story or had similar experiences. I have Disney and will need to watch this in December. 

If you look on YouTube there is the audio of CBC broadcast that goes out most years on Christmas Eve. Apparently Frederick Forsyth wrote it as a Christmas present for his wife. 

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On 1/12/2023 at 9:00 AM, Mjwomack said:

Dahlings and sweethearts all; loving your work but as others have pointed it out it's time for 'positions please. Silence on set'

 

Thanks for your support, I realise that there are way too many excellent candidates in the Bunfight this year and it will end in tears (much to @trickyrich delight because he loves a disaster movie), but I promise no artistic tantrums from me, just remember to vote.

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48 minutes ago, psdavidson said:

My vote's been cast, but we're nowhere near the front-runners

Get ticking the boxes, folks

Especially as Aoshima are bringing out a back to the future de lorean next year

https://www.facebook.com/groups/964898117631527/permalink/1499622994159034/

 

They've clearly got confidence in this GB proposal! 

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I've voted. First vote placed was for this

I'll start my tactical voting at the weekend

 

Mention of the 'Invisible Man' reminds me of a real happening

I was in a model shop, the owner can be a real chancer.

A customer comes in with a Polar Lights  box of the kit of the 'Invisible Man' Polar Lights were re-issuing the old Aurora kits

Customer says, I bought this here just the other day. It was all taped up. When I opened it at home all I found were these empty frame things

Shop keeper - What do you expect? its the 'Invisible Man'!

Customer left, all confused and flummoxed

Honestly, that is true

 

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I shall slip you one of my unused votes as I’ve just realised that Gjoa, the boat I have for the Cold Weather GB appears in Roald Amundsen’s autobiography. Yippee, two chances to build my diorama 😃
 

edit: done!

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  • 2 weeks later...

So, it turned out to the Gallipoli rather than Star Wars, but thanks to everyone for their support.

An incredibly strong field and heartened that in any other year it would've been over the threshold. Just like all those famous songs that are kept off the number 1 slot by such dross as the St Winifred's School Choir etc.

 

Still, plenty to choice from out there in the ones that did get through I'd say. So, to paraphrase Tess and Claudia,

 

Keep Modelling

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