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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:51 PM

Est.1961
Got to ask Timmy did you get many stopping to offer you a lift. 

Not at first.  It took me 2 days in the UNRELENTING SUN , to finally get a ride out of Wyoming. 

( The sunburn was "Epic" )

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 9:58 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Gamera
Timmy: Would you help me with my toilet next? Something's going on with it...

 

I gotta ask ....

What have you been eating ??????????

 

Lol

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:36 AM

Bakster

 

 
littletimmy

 

 
Gamera
Timmy: Would you help me with my toilet next? Something's going on with it...

 

I gotta ask ....

What have you been eating ??????????

 

 

 

Lol

 

Ummm, I probably shouldn't say... 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:39 AM

Bakster

Now that Mascot is feeling emotional and stuff... I think we need to help him out. It is not acceptable that I call him Mascot anymore. Afterall-- apes have feelings too and wow--look at how long he has been clapping. Stick out tongue He deserves a name don't you think.

So... today starts the official, Icarus Liberty 1--Name My Ape Contest. I propose you all come up with a name for our ape friend. I will let the contest run through Sunday, 2/17. On Sunday we'll review the names and maybe take a final vote. 

The winner will receive an official-- highly coveted-- Icarus... Liberty 1... Name My Ape award! Man! Who wouldn't want that! Stick out tongue

Our Ape friend thanks you.

I might add--he looks happier already.

 

UPDATE: You may submit more than one name.

 

Well, my first thought was 'Clapper'. 

But that's a little too on the nose... 

So I thought 'Sun Wukong' The Monkey King out of Chinese mythology.

But he's a monkey, not an ape. 

So I'm going to go with 'Cornelius'. It seems to fit the theme of this thread. 

Unless it's a girl... and I'll go with 'Zira' instead...  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:23 AM

Gamera
Well, my first thought was 'Clapper'.  But that's a little too on the nose... 

Buddy--I like it actually. LOL. Clap on, clap off--the clapper.  I'll add all your suggestions.

 

Thanks for playing!

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:30 AM

littletimmy
I'm back online!!! My wife figured out how to use my new phone (yea ... new phone ) as a wi-FY hot spot. So now I can check in with you guys every day, just like I use to

It's about time!

Yay!

-Greg

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:17 PM

Greg

 

 
Gamera
Of course you've probably heard this before but the shuttle used on the original Trek you'll see the actors walking around inside erect- even tall guys like Kelley and Nimoy. But when you see the shuttle from the outside and it's quite a bit shorter than any of the actors. Because the inside set and the outside prop were different sizes. Either that or the shuttle was like the Doctor's TARDIS and larger on the inside than the outside. Maybe the Icarus had the same type of dimension twisting technology???

 

Seth MacFarlane is doing the same thing on The Orville!

Sort of like tv/movie shots of a small bizjet like an old Lear 25 or something, then they cut to an interior shot and the cabin is 20 feet wide. Surprise

 

LOL! Sounds awesome! I tried to find the 'Orville' but it seems my local affiate doesn't run it. Plus, even though I keep being told how good it and 'The Expanse' are I just keep watching old stuff instead. I don't know if it's getting old or what but I just don't care for new stuff like I used to. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:18 PM

Bakster: Lol, I kinda like George Clapper as a name... Stick out tongue

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:43 PM

Gamera

Bakster: Lol, I kinda like George Clapper as a name... Stick out tongue

 

 

That does have a good sound to it. LOL. Adding it to the list. Wink

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:25 PM

Gamera
I don't know if it's getting old or what but I just don't care for new stuff like I used to.

Sure sure do know what you mean, Cliff.

Just FYI, I watch The Orville on Hulu, not sure what network it is on. It caught my attention because it is so Star Trek-like, and at when one first starts watching it the wisecracks and sillyness are so out there based on what we are conditioned to seeing.

After a while, you sort of get used to it. I like the show.

-Greg

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Posted by Greg on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:29 PM

Ok, my monkee name is Zippy, because as a kid I had a stuffed monkey called Zippy.

-Greg

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Posted by Est.1961 on Thursday, February 13, 2020 4:35 PM

Bakster

 

 
littletimmy
First things first ... I'm back online!!!  My wife figured out how to use my new phone (yea ... new phone ) as a wi-FY hot spot. So now I can check in with you guys every day, just like I use to 

 

That is fantastic news, Tim..  Tell Liz she is genius... and that George is pretty good! Like Curious George! I will add it to the list. Yes

 

 
littletimmy
missinlink

 

Funny! I am adding it to the list but but feel free to add on. 

 

It's good to have you back Tim. Yes

 

Dito BeerYes

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 13, 2020 5:03 PM

Greg

Ok, my monkee name is Zippy, because as a kid I had a stuffed monkey called Zippy.

 

Lol--thats a hoot Greg!  Thanks for sharing Zippy with us. I will add you to the official list. Stick out tongue

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:16 PM

Bakster
1--Name My Ape Contest.

There's a certain car dealership that advertises a "trunk monky".

Yours could be "Glue monkey

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:46 PM

littletimmy

 

 
Bakster
1--Name My Ape Contest.

 

There's a certain car dealership that advertises a "trunk monky".

Yours could be "Glue monkey

 

Dang-- that is another good one.  Lol.  This will be a tough decision.  Adding to the list!

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, February 13, 2020 9:18 PM

Update 021320.20

The forward floor is pretty much complete. In the movie prop the forward chairs are elevated in relation to the rear. I never noticed that in the movie until I looked for it. The drawing tipped me off to this, so--I recreated that too.

As I was test fitting, I realized that if I was to build the sleep chambers I won't have room with things as they are. The instrument panels reach back too far. Funny how a person forgets things. I then remembered overbuilding those knowing I'd have to adjust them later. 

Fool that I am -- I guess I'll go for it and build the chambers too. Why not I say. Why not put a ton of work into this model because this model or another model--they are all a ton of work. What's the diff. Surprise

 

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Posted by Greg on Friday, February 14, 2020 8:24 AM

I don't know what it is about interiors of things that fly, but I tend to put a lot of work into them too, too be seen again or not.

So full speed ahead on the sleeping chambers.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:30 AM

Greg

I don't know what it is about interiors of things that fly, but I tend to put a lot of work into them too, too be seen again or not.

So full speed ahead on the sleeping chambers.

 

So true about that, Greg. Look at it this way... It’s the WIP that keeps on giving. :)
 
What a glorious day it will be when this build finishes. Yeah

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Posted by Bakster on Friday, February 14, 2020 9:39 AM

Just checked Icarus Cam and Doggie is still trippin out.

All is well.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:20 PM

Greg

 

 
Gamera
I don't know if it's getting old or what but I just don't care for new stuff like I used to.

 

Sure sure do know what you mean, Cliff.

Just FYI, I watch The Orville on Hulu, not sure what network it is on. It caught my attention because it is so Star Trek-like, and at when one first starts watching it the wisecracks and sillyness are so out there based on what we are conditioned to seeing.

After a while, you sort of get used to it. I like the show.

 

Thanks! I'm only subscribed to Amazon Prime and AsianCrush. If I ever get around to watching 'The Expanse' I'll give 'The Orville' a look. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:22 PM

Greg

Ok, my monkee name is Zippy, because as a kid I had a stuffed monkey called Zippy.

 

Funny, my sister had a chimp like that except he only had a pair of tennis shoes and a banana in his hand. I don't remember what name he sold under but she called it 'Zipper' so I'm guessing it might have sold under the name 'Zippy'. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 14, 2020 3:24 PM

Bakster

Update 021320.20

The forward floor is pretty much complete. In the movie prop the forward chairs are elevated in relation to the rear. I never noticed that in the movie until I looked for it. The drawing tipped me off to this, so--I recreated that too.

As I was test fitting, I realized that if I was to build the sleep chambers I won't have room with things as they are. The instrument panels reach back too far. Funny how a person forgets things. I then remembered overbuilding those knowing I'd have to adjust them later. 

Fool that I am -- I guess I'll go for it and build the chambers too. Why not I say. Why not put a ton of work into this model because this model or another model--they are all a ton of work. What's the diff. Surprise

 

 

Looks good! And don't worry about it, whenever I try building an interior like this I end up spending more time tearing out and rebuilding stuff than building it in the first place. 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:39 AM

Gamera
Funny, my sister had a chimp like that except he only had a pair of tennis shoes and a banana in his hand. I don't remember what name he sold under but she called it 'Zipper' so I'm guessing it might have sold under the name 'Zippy'.

I wondered if anyone would pop up and say "Hey, I had one!". That is not my pic up above, I found it on  the internet. I think the "Zip" doll must have been wildly popular. While I was looking for it, Google results suggest it must have been about a monkey named Zippy on Howdy Doody, which was a bit before my time. Looks like he must have made the TV rounds on the likes of Ed Sullivan and such.

Asian Crush was new to me so I took a peek. Looks interesting.

-Greg

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, February 15, 2020 7:47 AM

Back to monkey names, there used to be a restaurant down on Fort Myers beach that had a dessert called Chunky Monkee. I remember my nephew who was maybe 14 was down one time, saw that, and I thought he was going to die laughing.

I think I shall submit Chunky Monkee too.

-Greg

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:22 PM

Greg

Back to monkey names, there used to be a restaurant down on Fort Myers beach that had a dessert called Chunky Monkee. I remember my nephew who was maybe 14 was down one time, saw that, and I thought he was going to die laughing.

I think I shall submit Chunky Monkee too.

 

 

You guys crack me up. That's awesome... I will add it to the list Greg. Lol

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Posted by docidle on Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:00 PM

Frodrick,

A most excellent build sir! Now put the candle back.

I gor

 

 

       

 

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:07 AM

Say Igor,  it is most excellent to hear from you. I am glad you found me and thanks for the encouragement. I hope you are hanging in there and still building!

Freud, Sigmend.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 16, 2020 9:31 AM

Say Igor, I just thought of something. Igor would be a great name for my monkey friend. Its the name of Frankensteins assistant. I guess that makes me Frankenstein. Doh!  

I am adding the name and you to the contest list. :)

 Franky

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 16, 2020 5:41 PM

Hehe, nice names- I really like Chunky Monkey.

 

Greg: You can watch most stuff on AsianCrush for free. They just load it down with ads. I personally consider it worth the five bucks a month to go ad free. But you can use the free ad heavy version as a 'try it before you buy it' option.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:53 PM

Bakster

Official entries post:

Chunky Monkey (Greg)

George (Submitted by Liz)

Missinlink (Submitted by Tim)

Clapper (Submitted by Gamera)

Sun Wukong (Submitted by Gamera)

Cornelius (Submitted by Gamera)

Zira (Submitted by Gamera)

George Clapper (Combined Liz and Gamera)

Zippy (Submitted by Greg)

Glue Monkey (Timmy)

Igor (Forced submission for Docidle) :)

"My arms are getting tired"

 

Above is the full list. I ran them by Mascot and he decided we should pare the list down to 5 of his favorites. They are as follows:

George Clapper

Glue Monkey

Igor 

Chunky Monkey

Zippy

If I can trouble you guys to do one more thing--I'd like you to vote. I could certainly pick the winner, but I'd rather this be a group effort.

To avoid concern of offending anyone--go ahead and PM me with your vote. (That's if the PM function is working.) :(  Also-- you don't have to be one of those that submitted a name in order to vote. Those that did submit a name are free to pick their own submission, if inclined.

I realize this is a big ado about nothing, we're just trying to have some fun with it.

I will give this until Wednesday to gain a consesus.

Thanks to those of you that participated. You guys are TRUE team players. 

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