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Offline robunos

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #125 on: January 30, 2022, 06:06:50 AM »
Sounds good to me . . .   :smiley:


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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #126 on: January 30, 2022, 06:26:29 AM »
And yes, it was captured.
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #128 on: January 31, 2022, 12:30:08 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #129 on: January 31, 2022, 03:48:00 AM »
Some serious brow ridges on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:


Offline Story

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #130 on: January 31, 2022, 07:00:39 AM »
Some serious indentations on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:
 


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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #131 on: January 31, 2022, 10:39:43 AM »
Some serious brow ridges on those etsy skulls. Somebody has a Neanderthal grandparent... or they're slavs:



Um, I'm mostly Slav & my father was Slav ... I kinda take offence to that (unintentional?) inference, especially as you can find similar brow ridge types across almost all ethnic groups. ::)
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #132 on: February 01, 2022, 08:09:58 PM »
Nuffin wrong with Neanderthal DNA, its the reason those of European decent survive pandemics better than the only true humans, the sub-Saharan Africans, we are interbred mongrels.  In fact it has been determined that all medicines and treatments should actually be tailored for Kalahari Bushmen as they are the closest living remnant of the original homosapien and as such any treatments that work for them will work for everyone else.  Sort of flips the white supremacist's view on racial purity.

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #133 on: February 01, 2022, 09:17:03 PM »
Not upset by the knowledge that I have Homo Neanderthalensis genes in the slightest.

Nor do I accept that the heavy brow ridge & highly sloped forehead actually indicate low intelligence (it absolutely has no bearing, whatsoever).

What does ... niggle ... is that it was claims like this that Hitler & the Nazis used to claim that Slavs (Czechs, Slovaks, Poles, Yugoslavs, Ukrainians, Russians) were sub-human, ignoring the fact that the incidence of heavy brow ridges & highly sloped foreheads is actually relatively rare, occurs almost equally in all Euro/Scandinavian "ethnic" groups & has, as said above, zero indication of the actual intelligence of the person with these features.

What rankles is that American scientists used this type of phrenological myth as part of their anti-Soviet propaganda for a while post-WW2 & it seems to have stuck as an instinctive, thoughtless cliche in the minds of otherwise really nice people.

 :icon_surprised:

Phew! OK, rant over.

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #134 on: February 02, 2022, 12:27:40 AM »

Um, I'm mostly Slav & my father was Slav ... I kinda take offence to that (unintentional?) inference, especially as you can find similar brow ridge types across almost all ethnic groups. ::)

Sorry Guy - This guy has brow ridges because he has acromegaly, among other issues.

Nothing wrong about Neanderthals, either. According to two DNA tests, I have more 'thal ancestry than most people. And no brow ridges.

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #135 on: February 02, 2022, 01:21:06 AM »
Sort of flips the white supremacist's view on racial purity.

 :smiley: ;D
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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #136 on: February 02, 2022, 04:49:10 AM »
One of my clubbies presented his plan last night to complete this dio in 1/700 scale, with a close as dammit 1/700 Destroyer and a Flyhawk 1/700 Sunderland



the story behind the image
"BAY OF BISCAY. 1943-05-29. SUNDERLAND T9114-E OF NO 461 SQUADRON RAAF, UNDER TOW BY THE FRENCH DESTROYER 'LA COMBATTANTE'. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED TO PICK UP SIXTEEN SURVIVORS FROM TWO OTHER AIRCRAFT BUT WAS UNABLE TO TAKE OFF IMMEDIATELY. THE SURVIVORS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE SHIP WHEN IT ARRIVED AND THE AIRCRAFT TAKEN IN TOW UNTIL SEAS ABATED. THE HULL OF THE SUNDERLAND WAS HOLED ON THE SUBSEQUENT TAKE OFF AND THE CAPTAIN, 400841 PILOT OFFICER G.V. SINGLETON, DECIDED TO LAND ON ANGLE AIRFIELD RATHER THAN ALIGHT ON WATER AT HIS HOME BASE. THE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH LITTLE FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT."

Offline apophenia

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #137 on: February 17, 2022, 10:13:19 AM »
Looking at that picture again, and particularly at the trailer's wheels, they look to be British. So, the question is, has the fighter been captured by the British and being taken away, or salvaged by the Luftwaffe who just happen to be using a captured British trailer . . .

I think you are right, Robin. That recovery trailer looks like the two-wheeled Tasker 33-footer (kind of a little brother to the 'Queen Mary'. I believe that there is only one kit of that trailer - in 1/35 by Wespe Models, which comes with a Commer Q2 15 cwt tractor. But reviews of that Romanian kit are rather dire!

The aircraft is another limiting factor. Pend Oreille did a resin Messerschmit in 1/35th 20+ years ago. But that was a Bf 109G-6. AFAIK, there's no 1/35 kit of an 'F model Messerschmitt. So, this diorama trailer would probably be a scratch job in another scale.

For the tractor, options would be Commer, Albion, or (maybe?) Bedford. Flightpath UK does a Commer airfield lorry (FHP72213). But the Albion AM463 refueller might be a better starting point (Airfix 1/48 or Matador 1/72).

Anyone really good with cutting jigs and Plastruct angles?  ;D
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #138 on: February 17, 2022, 12:11:18 PM »
One of my clubbies presented his plan last night to complete this dio in 1/700 scale, with a close as dammit 1/700 Destroyer and a Flyhawk 1/700 Sunderland



the story behind the image
"BAY OF BISCAY. 1943-05-29. SUNDERLAND T9114-E OF NO 461 SQUADRON RAAF, UNDER TOW BY THE FRENCH DESTROYER 'LA COMBATTANTE'. THE AIRCRAFT HAD LANDED TO PICK UP SIXTEEN SURVIVORS FROM TWO OTHER AIRCRAFT BUT WAS UNABLE TO TAKE OFF IMMEDIATELY. THE SURVIVORS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE SHIP WHEN IT ARRIVED AND THE AIRCRAFT TAKEN IN TOW UNTIL SEAS ABATED. THE HULL OF THE SUNDERLAND WAS HOLED ON THE SUBSEQUENT TAKE OFF AND THE CAPTAIN, 400841 PILOT OFFICER G.V. SINGLETON, DECIDED TO LAND ON ANGLE AIRFIELD RATHER THAN ALIGHT ON WATER AT HIS HOME BASE. THE LANDING WAS ACCOMPLISHED WITH LITTLE FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE AIRCRAFT."

Well, La Combattante was a British Hunt-class destroyer & IBG Models makes 6 vessels of the class in 1/700 (3 Polish, 3 British; only one available at the moment, though):

https://www.bnamodelworld.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=hunt&fc=5&fa2=Scale%20Model%20Kit

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #139 on: February 17, 2022, 07:08:05 PM »
Freshly coloured. Unknown source.

De Havilland Sea Hornet F20 of 801 Squadron on HMS Implacable 1946-50.

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Offline Story

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #140 on: February 18, 2022, 11:52:15 PM »
You want a nightmare?

A Dutch civilian lifts his two children away from danger near a British Sherman tank during the fighting in Hertogenbosch, 27 October 1944.


Reminds me of this scene from CHILDREN OF MEN.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjFHqohaHYU

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #141 on: February 27, 2022, 02:25:25 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #142 on: March 27, 2022, 03:35:12 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #143 on: March 29, 2022, 02:47:56 AM »




All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #144 on: March 30, 2022, 02:08:18 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #145 on: March 30, 2022, 02:22:42 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Random Diorama Ideas
« Reply #146 on: April 01, 2022, 01:46:59 AM »