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The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth

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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, February 8, 2024 11:36 AM

GMorrison

Carlos, didn't you build a model Vampire? I love that airplane.

I've always liked that story, it's spooky. It's a better genre, IMO, for Forsyth than his sexy potboilers. Although I love Day of the Jackal.

 

Bill

 

Yes, I have a Vampire jet build that was boxed up and sidelined due to moving to AZ. I still haven't resumed that project yet. Perhaps later this year.

Haven't read Day of the Jackal myself, only saw the film. But I have read The Dogs of War, and I see much similarity in his background detail work in both.

 

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, February 8, 2024 7:23 AM

Hi!

       In my long life, I have had relatives who flew in W.W.2 and Korea tell of Myths like this. Does that ring true? Well, "There is more in the Sea and Sky, Horatio than we shall ever know,:" I believe is the quote. The stories brought out on film, I don't know, this one I will have to see. Besides, I like looking at how they do the old birds!

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 6:35 PM

Carlos, didn't you build a model Vampire? I love that airplane.

I've always liked that story, it's spooky. It's a better genre, IMO, for Forsyth than his sexy potboilers. Although I love Day of the Jackal.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 2:58 PM

I enjoyed it. Much more enjoyable for me than all the Hallmark Holiday movies... Ick!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 1:17 PM

My wife and I watched "The Shepherd" when it debuted on Disney+ and we did enjoy the story. The story did seem a bit contrived but who cares. I think Disney did an OK job depicting the story. I look forward to seeing "The Shepherd" again next Christmas.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 12:10 AM

I watched it and thought it was okay

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by lurch on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 3:54 AM

That looks a little interesting to me. Might check that out this weekend.

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  • From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Posted by Bobstamp on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 1:27 AM

Well this just ruined my day! Some short stories and novels should just be left alone! Travolta should just stay in his 707.

On the bench: A diorama to illustrate the crash of a Beech T-34B Mentor which I survived in 1962 (I'm using Minicraft's 1/48 model of the Mentor), and a Pegasus model of the submarine Nautilus of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas fame. 

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 12:58 PM

Hmmm...  I'm not sure how I feel about this, as "The Shepherd" is one of my favorite Christmas stories, right up there with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Rudolph".  Stick out tongue

I had first heard of "The Shepherd" while listening to NPR while Christmas shopping, and I ended up sitting in the car in the parking lot to the end.  Being that we are model-minded folk, visualizing the Vampire running out of fuel and the appearance of the pathfinder Mosquito was really vivid.  A great spooky Christmas story for sure.  I hope Disney doesn't muck it up.

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GAF
  • Member since
    June 2012
  • From: Anniston, AL
The Shepherd by Frederick Forsyth
Posted by GAF on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 6:37 AM

This looks good.  The classic Christmas tale of a lost pilot who is rescued by a ghost.

With John Travolta.  Hope it lives up to the novella!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3-5U1I-wRk

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