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ICARUS/LIBERTY 1 BUILD (Completed 4-18-21)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:07 PM

steve5
me too , I miss his history and wit .

That's touching.  So, keep your stinkin' dirtry paws of me! Smile

Went w/o power for 33 hours, w/o water for 12.

Pretty lucky, actually.  Down to only (only) 70K (of 26 million) w/o power right now.

All 254 Counties in Texas went under a Winter Weather Warning on Sunday.  Hard freez warnings only expired Thursday.

Normal temps for 14 FEB at DFW airport (about 3 miles that-a-way fromwhere I sit) are 60º/30º; 14FEB21 actuals were rigt at 30º colder than that.

Tuesday morning low was -2º, the high was 17º.

Boil order for local water expected to expire tomorrow.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:38 PM

I wondered how badly you were impacted. Now I know. Did you have pipes freeze?

 

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Posted by steve5 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:38 AM

sorry capt , hands are in the pockets . Tongue Tied

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 21, 2021 8:43 AM

steve5

sorry capt , hands are in the pockets . Tongue Tied

 

Lol...

 

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:13 AM

CapnMac82
So, keep your stinkin' dirtry paws of me!

Party pooper.

Good to hear from you, Cap.

-Greg

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, February 21, 2021 2:13 PM

Bakster
Did you have pipes freeze?

Not to bursting, luckily (houses across the street did not fare as well).

Lost power for 12 hours, and water stopped flowing (shallow water meter not helping).  Power was on for 4 hours after that, which was enough to thaw the pipes enough to set them to dripping.  So, water was avaialble for the 21 hour stretch w/o power.

The WH in the garage froze up, power went out with the garage door open; the other WH inside the house stayed dripping.

Here, at 1400 CST on Sunday, it's 66º (normal high for today would be 61º).  All traces of snow are gone, even in the shade; most pavement is dried out in the direct sunshine.  Almost freaky to see no more sign of the storm that crippled us for a week.

At least the apes have not taken over.  Yet.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:12 PM

Capn, it sounds like a serious ordeal. I am glad you made it through the storm without burst pipes.

CapnMac82
At least the apes have not taken over.  Yet. Add

Lol. I keep two menacing apes in my basement for as long as I can. Eventually, I need to send them back to their time or risk a time paradox. Safe until then... I think.

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, February 21, 2021 9:29 PM

Ouch, I'm sorry to hear that Captain. But glad to hear you're alright. 

 

Worst case I've seen of pipes freezing and bursting is as I work for the water department for a small college town a landlord came by one Christmas and wanted me to turn off the water to a small apartment that he generally rented to college students. Went out there and the Censored students had kicked the friggin' front door off the hinges before they left on Christmas break. The pipes had frozen and burst, then thawed out and sprayed water everywhere, and then refroze. Since the door was already off I walked inside and looked around, the whole friggin' apartment looked like a skating rink- there was a centimeter or more of ice everywhere... 

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

 

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, February 22, 2021 6:15 PM

Gamera
the Censored students had kicked the friggin' front door off the hinges before they left on Christmas break.

People are horrible.  I'd probably side with Dr Zaius on this, too.

Went to the store today.  No sign of snow at all.  Roads bone dry, no piles of snow near intersections or bridges--y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all.

Mind it was 66ºF today, too, and the 4th straight day of full sunshine and above freezing weather.

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, February 22, 2021 7:04 PM

That's really weird and something I've certainly never seen in Indiana, meaning a serious snowstorm/cold event followed by total thaw, dry, and the 60's a few days later.

Still processing that........

CapnMac82
y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all.

Ya ain't whistlin' Dixie there, Cap.

-Greg

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 22, 2021 8:56 PM

[quote user="CapnMac82"]Went to the store today.  No sign of snow at all.  Roads bone dry, no piles of snow near intersections or bridges--y'all in snow country would not recognize it at all. Mind it was 66ºF today, too, and the 4th straight day of full sunshine and above freezing weather.[/quote

Sounds like the worm has turned for you.

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 7, 2021 10:26 AM

Fate has stepped in on this project and she has thrust a fork into it. The crummy decals I ordered are incredibly delicate and they won't survive the dio process. They have already failed me to a point that I consider the project unacceptable for display. They are flaking off with just minor handling. What a crummy product. It is unfortunate, but it is what it is, and it is time to move on.

Though I didn't completely make it to the finish line with the dio, I went far enough in that the model WAS completed. I am happy with what I accomplished and I won't hang my head low. And in the end, as with all my models, it is the journey that I enjoy most, not in having the end product to display. I learned a ton in building this and I accomplished something I was not sure that I could pull off. 

It was a good time and thanks to everyone that participated with this thread. 

 

Consider this photo as the finished build.

 

THE END

 



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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:20 PM

Bakster
THE END

Cutting us off after a mere 70 pages of comment and commentary.

Timmy will need at least a hug.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 7, 2021 9:56 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
THE END

 

Cutting us off after a mere 70 pages of comment and commentary.

Timmy will need at least a hug.

 

 

Lol. Yup sorry about that. Maybe I can be encouraged to start a new project. Though,I doubt that nothing will bring such joy to Tim than some good monkey business.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 8, 2021 9:58 AM

Too bad it's not April 1 because then I'd say, April fools. Taking a timeout after getting the decal middle finger has me reconsidering. I had suspected the damage was repairable but the injustice of dealing with these problematic decals, AGAIN, had me seeing red. I am so done with it.  But--when a door of grace opens-- it is wrong not to walk through it, no matter the risks. It is a walk by faith. (And that is my sermon for today).

The decals that are damaged are the stripes aft of the forward windows. This is what offered hope because those areas are not heavily weathered, and the decals could be replaced without noticing. But only if nothing else happens. The more you handle things--the higher risk things will get messed up. The model is in a delicate state.

I checked to see if I can remove the damaged decals in their entirety and without making things worse. Some flaked, some peeled, and some I used a blade, but they are off. Long story short... the model has offered a reset. But is it just a tease for a bigger kick in the pants? The way things are going--probably.

None the less... the door is open to proceed. Sorry to those glad this project was over--joy to those wishing it didn't.

The big question for me now is this. Do I scale back the dio? With the decals off-- I can now fit the model into the plexy opening without fear of damaging them. It is the sizing process that caused all the problems and the waterline rides right along those decals. Just barely touching the decals caused them to flake off. With the decals off, I can apply the stripes once I get the fitting dialed in. But--if not carefull--there is still a risk of damaging things forward of them. Do I take that risk? Or do I dial things back and maybe make a simple stand. 

And that is the question.

 

 

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 8, 2021 11:38 AM

'NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! THIS THREAD CANNOT END!!!'

'Say it isn't so!!!!!!'

 

Not until we have a sequel- 'Beneath the Icarus of the Apes!' 

Where Timmy rips off his face and zaps us all with his awesome metal powers!

 

 

May the Blessings of the Bomb Almighty, and the Fellowship of the Holy Fallout, descend upon us all. This day and forever more.

And Bakster finally fed up with the Icarus detonates the Omega Bomb to destroy it and the entire Earth!!! 

But it blows the Icarus into orbit with Captain Mac, Greg, and George Clapper on board as the only survivers of the doomed planet!!! 

 

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

 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 8, 2021 12:47 PM

That is priceless, Gam. This is one of your best works yet!



That is how Timmy looks? I think Tim lives near the Trinity test site. Just saying. Maybe put the mask back on, Tim. No offense. Smile

 

 

Gamera
And Bakster finally fed up with the Icarus detonates the Omega Bomb to destroy it and the entire Earth!!! 

You have no idea. The destruct button was depressed, the rocket gassing up, and in comes General Ursus. He swings at me with a club but hits the reset button instead. Dang fool ape has no idea how close they came to annihilation. It would have been complete Monkey Kabab.

 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, March 8, 2021 5:22 PM

Gamera
But it blows the Icarus into orbit with Captain Mac, Greg, and George Clapper on board as the only survivers of the doomed planet!!!

So the two of us spend the rest of our lives wondering why Cliff, Timmy and Bakster didn't ascend together with us, and live on with horrible survivor's guilt......and a smelly monkey in close quarters.

And Clapper, .........wondering where his bananas went.

Oh Stevie, spare us this smelly, noisy fate. Don't do it.

 

-Greg

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, March 8, 2021 5:59 PM

Greg
Oh Stevie, spare us this smelly, noisy fate. Don't do it.

Or start a new thread, like "Plaent of the Apes:  The Dio"

Do you know how boring SF is without Icarus updates?

Sadly all Gundam look alike to be; and I prefer YT for seeing how to illuminate ST or SW ships personal bias).

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 8, 2021 7:11 PM

Greg

 

 
Gamera
But it blows the Icarus into orbit with Captain Mac, Greg, and George Clapper on board as the only survivers of the doomed planet!!!

 

So the two of us spend the rest of our lives wondering why Cliff, Timmy and Bakster didn't ascend together with us, and live on with horrible survivor's guilt......and a smelly monkey in close quarters.

And Clapper, .........wondering where his bananas went.

Oh Stevie, spare us this smelly, noisy fate. Don't do it.

 

 

Lol. You guys crack me up. What would I do without you guys. I will do my utmost to spare you the smelly, noisy, fate. I don't wish that on anyone, especially my friends. Wink

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 8, 2021 7:16 PM

CapnMac82
Or start a new thread, like "Plaent of the Apes:  The Dio"

That is an interesting idea. It could be a thread unto its own. At the pace I am going it might last as long as the former. Gosh, I hope not.

CapnMac82
Do you know how boring SF is without Icarus updates?

Oh boy, feeling the pressure. I better get some updates. Lol.

  • Member since
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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:17 PM

Okay, okay seems none of this really happened. 

I woke up this morning covered with dirt. Seems Timmy used his mind control powers to hypnotize me into thinking I was an avocado and I spent the last three days hiding in the garden terrified some health nut would make me into a salad... 

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

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 5:21 PM

Gamera

Okay, okay seems none of this really happened. 

I woke up this morning covered with dirt. Seems Timmy used his mind control powers to hypnotize me into thinking I was an avocado and I spent the last three days hiding in the garden terrified some health nut would make me into a salad... 

 

Whew. Now that's a relief!

-Greg

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:15 PM

Ok... 

1: yes, I DO need a hug... this thread/ adventure into madness ...MADNESS ...cannot end .... I cant handle reality without my "Icarus"  fix.

2: I save my mind powers... ( yes I have them) to make Baxter "belive"  he has more to build....... oh ... ahem, you heard nothing ...

3: I drink enough Coka- Cola to ward of Any  health nut ...

Salad??? BLECHHHHH!!!

But, ... I digress ...

I understand the need to change a few things. She looks good as is is, so dont beat yourself up ....

But, I was looking forward to how she was gonna look in all that "brilliant Blue" water.

Besides, you still have the first kit that started all this .... you can still use it to build a dio of the second movie crash site....

" hey Baxter, ... Timmy dug you this " nifty" rabbit hole.... It's over here 

..

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

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 9:17 PM

Oh yea...

I wasn't able to make it to the ship with the rest of you.....

I was using my mind powers and got interrupted  by a vision of avacodos. .... or something ....

 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, March 10, 2021 9:17 AM

littletimmy

Oh yea...

I wasn't able to make it to the ship with the rest of you.....

I was using my mind powers and got interrupted  by a vision of avacodos. .... or something ....

 

Lol. I hate it when that happens.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:29 AM

littletimmy
2: I save my mind powers... ( yes I have them) to make Baxter "belive"  he has more to build....... oh ... ahem, you heard nothing ...

Hey Tim. Can you turn down the gain on your mind powers? The other night I dreamed about a witch on a broomstick wearing a helmet--and the darned thing abducted a friend of mine. Then last night I dreamed about an oversized pig that looked like it was a stuffed doll, like the stay puft marshmallow. I think your signal is beaming too strong--it's scrambling my brain.  Huh?

littletimmy
But, I was looking forward to how she was gonna look in all that "brilliant Blue" water.

Me too only I am leaning towards green. 

littletimmy
Besides, you still have the first kit that started all this .... you can still use it to build a dio of the second movie crash site....

LOl. I am still saving that kit for when I put a bullit in it. 

littletimmy
" hey Baxter, ... Timmy dug you this " nifty" rabbit hole.... It's over here 

Where? Tim? Where? Oh I see it. I am going in ...

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:31 AM

Gamera

Okay, okay seems none of this really happened. 

I woke up this morning covered with dirt. Seems Timmy used his mind control powers to hypnotize me into thinking I was an avocado and I spent the last three days hiding in the garden terrified some health nut would make me into a salad... 

 

Lol. Dang Tim and those mind powers. It should be registered as a lethal weapon. 

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 9:33 AM

Greg

 

 
Gamera

Okay, okay seems none of this really happened. 

I woke up this morning covered with dirt. Seems Timmy used his mind control powers to hypnotize me into thinking I was an avocado and I spent the last three days hiding in the garden terrified some health nut would make me into a salad... 

 

 

 

Whew. Now that's a relief!

 

LOL.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 11, 2021 11:46 PM

I watched this video tonight that speaks to me. Pretty uncanny really because there are several things I can relate to, right down to the struggle I am in currently. He even says something that I just recently wrote here, almost word for word. My guess is, most of the modelers on this site can relate to this video as well. You might enjoy this.

 

 

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