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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, March 16, 2024 12:05 PM

Tanker-Builder
I'll have to get me one of these

Saw--over in Armor--that a company is promising to to kit out an M-116 Husky in 1/35. 

And given how often the Husky was fitted out as an Arctic or extreme environment vehicle, it might make a great pairing with a Chariot.

The Husky being a touch more "soft skinned" than, say, an M-114 or a LAV-C or the like.  Mind, perhaps a pairing with a LVT-5 might be cool, though.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 16, 2024 3:28 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Tanker-Builder
I'll have to get me one of these

 

Saw--over in Armor--that a company is promising to to kit out an M-116 Husky in 1/35. 

And given how often the Husky was fitted out as an Arctic or extreme environment vehicle, it might make a great pairing with a Chariot.

The Husky being a touch more "soft skinned" than, say, an M-114 or a LAV-C or the like.  Mind, perhaps a pairing with a LVT-5 might be cool, though.

 

 

Hey Capn,  that is very interesting. You are right. It could make for an interesting kitbash. Or, just build it as is, is cool enough too! I like it. 

Thanks for sharing that...

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Posted by PhoenixG on Saturday, March 16, 2024 3:48 PM

Dude!  I step away for a couple of weeks and all sorts of stuff happens!

Bakster, sorry to hear about all the challenges with the paint.  However, the pictures of  where you've taken it since are looking nice!  I have zero recollection of what it's supposed to look like, but I like what you're doing.  Big Smile

I must say the new paint booth doubles as an excellent photo booth.

And remember "Perfection is the enemy of the done."  I have to keep telling myself that or nothing ever gets done.  lol WinkBig Smile

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 16, 2024 4:12 PM

 

"However, the pictures of  where you've taken it since are looking nice!  I have zero recollection of what it's supposed to look like, but I like what you're doing.  Big Smile"

PG... Thank you, sir! 

"Dude!  I step away for a couple of weeks and all sorts of stuff happens!"

My friend, it is a push to the summit! Sadly, if this build were a climb on Everest, I'd be one of the many casualties on the mountain. Sad PS: been watching YouTube on Everest. Hence, the Everest references. The subject fascinates me. But, you won't get me anywhere near it. No thank you. I like my fingers, feet, toes, nose, just fine.

"I must say the new paint booth doubles as an excellent photo booth."

Too funny. Recently, I was thinking the same dang thing! So, you might be seeing more images from the booth. 

 

"And remember "Perfection is the enemy of the done."  I have to keep telling myself that or nothing ever gets done.  lol WinkBig Smile"


Laughing. You and I think so much alike. I remind myself of that consistently. I have not  built a perfect model yet. Probably, I never will.

 

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Posted by Bakster on Saturday, March 16, 2024 4:38 PM

Tanker-Builder

Oh Boy!

    Now I am hooked. I'll have to get me one of these, and yeah, let the stupid Dr.Smith sit on the floor next to the robot for sure!

 

I am glad you agree about Smith. Lol.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, March 17, 2024 1:54 PM

Bakster
Hey Capn, that is very interesting

Well, had they not swerved away from being "serious" they could have set up a situation where "one set of explorers meets another" situation, just from very different perspectives of "exploration."

Mind, with the recent passing of David Drake, I've been thinking about what a Hammer's Slammers movie franchise might look like, too.  (And about the notion of using that 'universe' to re-tell some of Shakespeare's plays.)

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 18, 2024 2:07 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Hey Capn, that is very interesting

 

Well, had they not swerved away from being "serious" they could have set up a situation where "one set of explorers meets another" situation, just from very different perspectives of "exploration."

Mind, with the recent passing of David Drake, I've been thinking about what a Hammer's Slammers movie franchise might look like, too.  (And about the notion of using that 'universe' to re-tell some of Shakespeare's plays.)

 

It's a shame they took the series in a direction that even as a young kid, I thought it became lame. I am one of 5 kids and we all looked forward to the show. One by one we dropped out of watching it. But I liked the hardware.

Hammers Slammers, interesting idea.

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Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, March 18, 2024 5:03 PM

Bakster
My friend, it is a push to the summit! Sadly, if this build were a climb on Everest, I'd be one of the many casualties on the mountain.

You're definitely not one of the casualties.  You're still working the build.  Perhaps it's more like being on the injured list. And despite that, you're still working to achieve the goal of making the summit.  Yes

Thanks for sharing the link about why Lost in Space changed.  That was an intersting look at inside of network television policy and it was fun listening to the interview clips with smith.  I also watched their videos about why the original Battlestar Galactica was cancelled after one season.  I wonder where they get their information from.

Bakster
Laughing. You and I think so much alike.

LOL, hopefully it's only the output that's similar.  I wouldn't wish my jumbled mess of thought processes on anyone.  WinkBig Smile

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Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, March 18, 2024 5:34 PM

CapnMac82
Mind, with the recent passing of David Drake, I've been thinking about what a Hammer's Slammers movie franchise might look like, too.

I'm sorry to hear he passed.  He was a prolific writer.  I never picked up any of the series though.  I was too busy being sucked into Jerry Pournelle's "Falkenberg's Legion" books.

The publisher Baen Books has several of David Drakes books available free as an ebook download or read via web browser. 

https://www.baen.com/categories/free-library.html

I'll likely take advantage of that.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, March 18, 2024 6:39 PM

For our Bakster:

PhoenixG
I never picked up any of the series though

H'wood optioned Hammer's Slammers a long time ago (per David Drake) and has kept the IP shelved for no obvious reason. 

It was long enough ago that it was before the notion of createing a 'universe' that other authors could build upon and write withing (although a few did, with permisson).  This probably tangles up getting ahold of the IP to make aseries out of it.

It's part of why Drake never optioned out any of his Cinnabar Navy series, too.

But, in thinking about all this, the notion came that a person could base a series in the 'Slammer's 'universe' by telling tales of the other mercenary outfits, and without stepping on the IP.  So, a person could tell a very modern version of Much Ado About Nothing, with the Mercenary troop standing in for Don Pedro's Jannisaries of Messina.  With them returning to a "home base" planet filling in for Messina, and driving the plot line of Claudio finally being able to marry Hero, and all the rest.  There's no reason to not use Elizabethian cadence in the speehes, since we are presuming the far future and all the changes that language would endure, and twisted by relativity.  Which would allow Beatrice and Bendict to be far more mature, and more well-honed in their scorn and acrimony.

Best part, the entire tale would need no huge SFX budget, as a home world might be very primitive and 'natural' rather than all "spaced up" (a feature of many of Drakes "space novels").

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 18, 2024 8:45 PM

Well, if I were climbing Everest they'd find my clothes and belongings in a giant pile of Yeti poop... 

'I found the Yeti! Then it ate me...'

 

Thanks for the 'LiS' video Bakster, it's interesting there how Harris became a 'guest star' on every single episode. I may have said it before but if they had stuck with the more serious theme of the first season I'd have liked it more but I'm not sure it would have lasted for more than one or two seasons. 

Sorry to hear about Drake's passing. I've had bouts when I read a lot of military SF but I like stuff about exploration more. Guess I've read about a half dozen of Drake's Slammers and other works, try them Phoenix I think you'll like them. I get a bit bored with military SF because it always seems the same thing- a small group of good guys in some desparate fight against a huge bunch of bad guys. 

 

 

 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 6:56 PM

Gamera
Well, if I were climbing Everest they'd find my clothes and belongings in a giant pile of Yeti poop...  'I found the Yeti! Then it ate me...'

That is a hoot, Gam. You know that early explorers found tracks up there. 

 

Gamera
Thanks for the 'LiS' video Bakster, it's interesting there how Harris became a 'guest star' on every single episode. I may have said it before but if they had stuck with the more serious theme of the first season I'd have liked it more but I'm not sure it would have lasted for more than one or two seasons. 

You are probably right. The good ones didn't last long.

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:03 PM

CapnMac82
For our Bakster:

Hey Capn, how cool would that be. What a fun idea. LIS meets POTAs. I like it!

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Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, March 19, 2024 7:21 PM

CapnMac82
For our Bakster:

Hey Capn, how cool would that be. What a fun idea. LIS meets POTAs. I like it!

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 11:00 AM

Bakster
LIS meets POTAs. I like it!

There's a reasonably good kit of the Juipter II, with all manner of cool acessories available.

Tough part would be finding a suitable Statue of Liberty for the diorama :-)

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Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 3:13 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
LIS meets POTAs. I like it!

 

There's a reasonably good kit of the Juipter II, with all manner of cool acessories available.

Tough part would be finding a suitable Statue of Liberty for the diorama :-)

 

Probably an easy task with a 3d printer. Guessing, someone has a file out there. A challenge for someone up to the task!

Cool idea, Capn. As Jim Carrey would say, I like it a lot!

 

 

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, March 21, 2024 10:05 AM

Hey Capn, I just had a thought. What I think would be really cool is to build this scene into a shadow box. Years back FSM had a short article where a person shadow boxed the sinking Titanic. I thought that was the coolest thing, and I still do. Image below.

That is just awseome to me. I don't know if the above is like this, but my vision would be a shoebox sort of shadow box where it is entirely enclosed, with a viewing port on one end. Of course, it would be bigger than a shoebox. You mentioned the Jupiter kit and I have seen some builds with all the control panels lighted like the real thing. You build half the Jupiter. I think this would be a fun project.

Now... someone get building it! Lol.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, March 22, 2024 1:42 PM

Bakster
Hey Capn, I just had a thought. What I think would be really cool is to build this scene into a shadow box

I had a similar idea at the time.  I have to admit to not being familiar enough with the various Jupiter kits, to know if one could be a suitable donor to start from.

I recall several full-interior builds, both here at FSM and elsewhere, so, it's possible to super detail things.

Now, if the 3d files were available, it might be cool to build the thing to replicate a studio set.  So, having the front half only would "make sense" at first glance.  The PotA backdrop could then be stood up "flat" in front, to "sell" the thing, too.

A twist on the notion of a traditional shadow box, too.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, March 23, 2024 5:11 PM

Turns out there's am LiS group on facebook. 

Here's the image when said group was suggested to me:

Based on a fictional return to Earth, in 2024, 27 years after their 1997 departure.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 24, 2024 3:00 PM

CapnMac82

Turns out there's am LiS group on facebook. 

Here's the image when said group was suggested to me:

Based on a fictional return to Earth, in 2024, 27 years after their 1997 departure.

 

 

Smiling. Sounds cool!

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 24, 2024 3:11 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Hey Capn, I just had a thought. What I think would be really cool is to build this scene into a shadow box

 

I had a similar idea at the time.  I have to admit to not being familiar enough with the various Jupiter kits, to know if one could be a suitable donor to start from.

I recall several full-interior builds, both here at FSM and elsewhere, so, it's possible to super detail things.

Now, if the 3d files were available, it might be cool to build the thing to replicate a studio set.  So, having the front half only would "make sense" at first glance.  The PotA backdrop could then be stood up "flat" in front, to "sell" the thing, too.

A twist on the notion of a traditional shadow box, too.

 

Your studio idea is an interesting one. Lou at Aztec Dummies did a studio mock-up using a Star Trek shuttlecraft. He 3D printed lights, scaffolding, cameras, chairs, ect. Basically, turned the scene into a studio mock-up. It was pretty creative.

 

Well, winter still hanging on here. Cold and a light snow. Spring is surely near because birds are very active and in great numbers.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, March 24, 2024 3:30 PM

Slow, but still working on this. Initialy, I had an issue masking because the 1/8" vinyl tape I have ended up being too wide for the job. It didnt like corners and such. The Tamiya tape I have ended up being even worse. It just would not stick well. I sat there pondering the situation probably a good 15 minutes when it struck me to cut the vinyl length wise using a sharp blade. I was able to reduce the width substantially. I tried a piece and boom, it worked much better.

So, I trimmed out the cushions using vinyl and filled gaps using Tamiya tape. To make sure the tape didn't lift up on me, or allow any gaps, I applied masking solution to hold things in place.

I have two more chairs to finish and I might get them done by tonight. Hopefully, I get orange paint on the seat frame sometime this week. Then, fingers crossed, demasking goes well.

May not seem like much but hours of work in this.

Thats all folks.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, March 25, 2024 12:45 PM

Bakster
Well, winter still hanging on here. Cold and a light snow.

Yeah, the weather at Duluth did not lok very appealing yesterday.  Blowing a gale with snow and all of 30°F

It's 63°F and cloudy here in DFW as we've had a minor cold front wash though.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, March 25, 2024 12:49 PM

Bakster

May not seem like much but hours of work in this.

I had to look twice to see the masking, it was looking like a perverse upholstery :-)

All the best masking takes minutes for seconds of painting.  Or hours for minutes. 

It takes time.  And time better spent than hanging around bars or wimmins of dubious reputations. 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 25, 2024 2:50 PM

CapnMac82
I had to look twice to see the masking, it was looking like a perverse upholstery :-)

 

Laughing because I thought the same thing.  Like some sort of nasty wool seatcover. Hehe. Hey... might keep them warm on them cold planetary nights.

 

CapnMac82
It takes time.  And time better spent than hanging around bars or wimmins of dubious reputations

Also, laughing. And so true. Though, I do and must take an occasional night out for a good meal and drink. Kind of cuts into my benchtime, though. 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 25, 2024 2:53 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
Well, winter still hanging on here. Cold and a light snow.

 

Yeah, the weather at Duluth did not lok very appealing yesterday.  Blowing a gale with snow and all of 30°F

It's 63°F and cloudy here in DFW as we've had a minor cold front wash though.

 

Yeah. Not much better today. Rain, cold, gloom. What happened to our unseasonably warm weather!

 

63! You must be freezing. Wink

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Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, March 25, 2024 4:19 PM

CapnMac82
I had to look twice to see the masking, it was looking like a perverse upholstery :-)

LOL.  It's a credit to Bakster's masking and painting that we thought it was intentional.

Reading the PotA ideas got me seeing a similar diorama except with the chariot and Dr. Robinson kneeling in front of it pulling the Charlton Heston pose on the beach and the robot standing next to him. Big Smile

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, March 25, 2024 8:03 PM

Yeah, weird uphostering!!! Mebbe Debbie The Blop shedded everywhere!!! 

 

And frankly if you did the 'Night to Remember' option I'd have left Smith on the Titanic. I mean he wanted to get back to Earth- and now you're back on Earth you @##@#@@!!!! 

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

 

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 25, 2024 11:13 PM

Gamera

Yeah, weird uphostering!!! Mebbe Debbie The Blop shedded everywhere!!! 

 

And frankly if you did the 'Night to Remember' option I'd have left Smith on the Titanic. I mean he wanted to get back to Earth- and now you're back on Earth you @##@#@@!!!! 

 

Lol. You guys crack me up.

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Posted by Bakster on Monday, March 25, 2024 11:33 PM

"LOL.  It's a credit to Bakster's masking and painting that we thought it was intentional."

Laughing. Yeah, or maybe it was Gams blob that soiled my seats with its oozing pustules.


"Reading the PotA ideas got me seeing a similar diorama except with the chariot and Dr. Robinson kneeling in front of it pulling the Charlton Heston pose on the beach and the robot standing next to him. Big Smile"


PG....I really like your thinking on that. How cool would that be. Though, I might replace the Robot with a Nova type charactor. Perhaps, Judy. What can I say. Capn started it with the dubious reputations thing. Lol.  

But seriously. That is an epic idea and its next level. I love the idea. I'd love it even more if someone-else would build it. Then, I could rest and just watch it come togehter. I am gonna let the idea ferment. You two guys may have planted a seed today.

 

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