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So, that was an entire evening re-building my PC. Shame about the 3 Terabyte drive that used to have all my movies and TV shows on it :(
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Check out this fantastic recreation of the Enterprise leaving dry dock.
The level of detail in this re-creation is glorious! It far exceeds the visual effects of the original movie, whilst still retaining its feel. It also certainly benefits from the removal of the constant cuts to Kirk's face that the original had. An awesome job, and excellent reference material.
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+Kurt Brown I love the model work on STTMP, but the loss of detail due to the multiple travelling matte and blue screen processes, when seen on modern hi-res screens is sad. As reference material for model makers, I think this is excellent. As for Kirk, I think that whole movie was made ponderous and dreary by the interminable shots of people looking at things, in stead of moving the story forward. She's still the most glorious starship ever to grace the screen, and I love this revitalised view of her.
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Think about this for a moment...
This thing had to be designed on a drawing board. The design had to be approved by the head of the design team and management. The drawings had to be converted to CMYK format for the colour printing process, and steel molds made for the injection process. Quality control had to test function and tolerences before approval for sale. All of that, and apparently nobody noticed that the overall impression was that Spider-Man had either forgotten his underwear, or had suffered a prolapsed rectum.
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Yeah, and you can see in front of that the reason Mary Jane wasn't happy.....
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I'm not an expert, but I believe I'm correct in saying Holy Fucking Shit!
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This is from the transcript of a conversation during the Apollo 11 flight. CDR is Neil Armstrong, LMP is Buzz Aldrin, and CMP is Michael Collins.
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Once I could name the men who walked on the moon in order, now I can only do the first 5.
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Here's an un-boxing I'd like to have been part of :-)
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Dad,
I Remember



...You throwing me into the air
Screaming with laughter as I flew to the ceiling.
My Grandmother,
Earthbound,
Rigid with fear that you would drop me.
But you never did.



...You sitting beside me on the bus
And tickling the inside
Of my ear
With a tightly rolled ticket
To make me laugh.
And I did



...Walking together across the grass.
And you fearlessly chased away
The threatening cows
That barred the way
To the pond,
Where you helped me to sail my boat.

I Remember



...The feel of steam and smoke
In my face
As you held me aloft
To see over the wall
Of the bridge
To see the train that passed below.



...Falling asleep at the end of the day,
Warm and safe
As I sat on your lap,
My head on your chest,
To the steady bass throb
Of your heart.



...The day you took me to work
To show me the trains that you worked on.
And you spoke to the driver
Of a big blue engine
Who let me climb up
In the cab.

I Remember



...The time that you taught me to ride
On my bike.
The bright shiny new one with only two wheels.
You running beside me,
Holding me steady, but knowing
When to let go.



...Waking excitedly on Christmas morning (barely)
And calling to you in the dark.
Yet you took the time to open a present,
A real watch that you strapped to my wrist
And placed to my wondering ear
To hear it tick.



...A day of high winds
And a chill from the North.
While other dads sat by the fire with their papers,
We went to the park
And flew a kite
Until it vanished.

I Remember



...A ride on the ferry at Woolwich
And the thrill of the noise,
Vibration and steam
When you held my hand
And took me below
To see the engine room



..The things that you made me
With your own bare hands
That the rich couldn’t buy in the shops.
That made me the envy
Of many a friend.
For instance...



...The oxygen tanks
For my journeys in space,
From two old bottles of dish-washing liquid
And a belt,
But they worked
Just the same.

I Remember



...A flag with a moon, stars and rocket
Emblazoned upon it.
A parachute for my Action Man.
A base camp
Complete with tent
For when he landed.



...A dinosaur made of wire and solder.
A tin can transformed
Into a space capsule.
A pirate sword for my first school play.
A countryside layout
For my train set.



...And wonder of wonders.
Thunderbirds.
Built not from steel and rivets
But carved in wood
And assembled
With love.

I Remember



...All of these things
And more
Too many to number
As if they were only yesterday.
Perhaps because
They were.



I Remember them now
And I always will
As I will always remember you
And thank you
for being there
And knowing when to let go



You planted the seed of my life
And though I was never a rose
you nurtured me just the same
The gardener is gone
But the flowers still bloom
In Remembrance.
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Revell Colonial Viper Mk II
So, this is what I've been working on all day. It's been a lot of work for a tiny thing, but I'm happy with it. Now the cockpit is complete, I can glue it into the fuselage and build the rest of the model. I have to say, in contrast to the horrible Moebius ones, the Revell decals are excellent!
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+Jalyn Morin To be fair, I've only bought two Moebius kits - the Galactica and the Viper Mk vii - but on both of those the decals had a tendency to disintegrate coming off the paper. Re-positioning them was a nightmare even before adding Microsol.
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Cylon Raider out of the workshop.
After my recent re-hash of my old Colonial Viper Mk I model, and being happy with the results, I decided to give the Cylon Raider the same treatment. Just like the Viper Mk I, instead of sticking with the canonical style, I wanted to make it look like it fit into the Ronald D Moore series history. For a decrepit old kit, with a lousy paint job, I'm happy with the way it's turned out.
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Cylon Raider out of the workshop.
After my recent re-hash of my old Colonial Viper Mk I model, and being happy with the results, I decided to give the Cylon Raider the same treatment. Just like the Viper Mk I, instead of sticking with the canonical style, I wanted to make it look like it fit into the Ronald D Moore series history. For a decrepit old kit, with a lousy paint job, I'm happy with the way it's turned out.
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Story
Tagline
"Smile" they said, "things could be worse". So I did, and they were.
Introduction
I've already had one internet loon stalk me, so I'm not filling any of this out.
Bragging rights
Smarter now than when I left school; still breathing
Education
  • school a long time ago
    1962 - 1973
Links
YouTube
Work
Skills
Dividing by zero, and generally fucking up.
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Gender
Male