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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2020, 05:10:26 AM »
Die Glocke
(The Bell)

Nazi inter-dimensional doorway.
See also "Man in the High Castle".

WIP
I've been throwing eight to twelve of these filters away each year, and each time I thought "that could be *something*. 

A friend suggested that I dump the resin out, paint semi-gloss black inside and out. Add a diffused blue LED. Fine, sez I - source me the electronics.

Meanwhile, I figured I'd develop the concept. The faux stone base sits on a smoke alarm mounting bracket (about 1/4" interior clearance), so there's a place to hide the battery and wires.

 
I'll also need to source some fine point marking pens, so that I can put the appropriate Elvish Runes/Voynich Gibberish around the Gate Edge - otherwise, it's just another inert piece of Nazi junk.

Once again, the neckbeards got it wrong but this drawing gives y'all the jist.


Whenever I get around to stuffing electronics into the 2nd one, this Beta (stationary, non-blinky) version will eventually wind up as semi-tarped junk inside of an HO scale aircraft hanger, as a disturbing addition to a friend's dystopian post-WW2 German train layout.
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2020, 06:52:11 PM »
Ok, you have my attention again.
It is a rather nice shape

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2020, 08:59:38 PM »
Ok, you have my attention again.
It is a rather nice shape

1) Fair warning - this is gonna take time (original thread was started three years ago and I still haven't gotten around to detail-painting the interior).

b) You might consider a pair or more of these filters as engine pods, for any future TRAVELER type builds you might start.

iii) I think one of the future filters will have to be subjected to destructive testing, since my attempts to gently separate the top and bottom went nowhere.  I might stick it in the freezer and then attempt to soft-chisel off the top (take advantage of that whole expansion/contraction thing).
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2020, 06:48:18 AM »
b) You might consider a pair or more of these filters as engine pods, for any future TRAVELER type builds you might start.


Traveller X-Boat Courier perhaps  ;)


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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #54 on: November 20, 2020, 04:38:34 AM »
Try as they might, suppressed evidence continues to surface.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrxePKps87k


Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #55 on: November 27, 2020, 09:33:57 PM »
Yes, Iron Sky was a documentary ...
Were going to be finished in 2020 BEFORE I start any da*!#d new ones - Maybe by 2022? - CF-IDS Wolverine; Douglas Mawson; Bubba Wants a Fishin' Rig; NA F-100

Against the Wall - Maton Dreadnought; Fender Telecaster; Epiphone Les Paul Studio

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2021, 11:21:13 PM »

U] Appendix A, Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
31 December 1965

U] 1) Interdimensional Drive Enabler, theory and known prototypes/working examples.

The 'Bell' (German 'Die Glocke') is a Third Reich design that enables movement between different dimensions in the 'Multiverse' (current terminology, Multiversum), which during the Third Reich's trials was referred to as the Zwiebelschalen Realitäten (or 'onion skin realities"). In can be found in several craft designs or deployed as a stationary generator.


The Bell Project was later claimed to be "some kind of antigravitational effect", be a "time machine", or part of an "SS antigravity program" for a flying saucer called the "Repulsine". However, these Interdimensionaler Laufwerksaktivierer were originally built to move personnel and equipment effortlessly across great distances in this universe. During the experimental phase, they were found to be also capable of moving between dimensions from a stationary position positioned at the intersections of Ley Lines. See also
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamiecartereurope/2020/05/21/has-nasa-found-a-parallel-universe-where-time-flows-backwards-the-truth-behind-the-headlines/

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532770-400-we-may-have-spotted-a-parallel-universe-going-backwards-in-time/

U]2) Craft Designs employing the Interdimensional Drive Enabler
As with much of the Third Reich's wartime design efforts, research and development of several prototypes distracted the engineering teams and sapped resources. Post-war interviews revealed varying levels of psychosis afflicting personnel involved with these projects. Whether these were pre-existing, the result of exposure to the unorthodox operating systems or a combination of both was never conclusively determined. 

U]2A) Known Designs reaching operating prototype stage.


U]2B) Known Designs reaching fully operational stage.

U] 3) Security Breaches involving the Interdimensional Drive Enabler
There was an aggressive disinformation campaign claiming that General Hans Kammler (SS general in charge of the Die Glocke project) was killed at the end of the war, but he had been taking into Allied Intelligence custody in late May 1945 along with several project engineers. However, all of them disappeared on 09 December 1945 when Device #3 self-destructed during a test run.https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/hans-kammler-hitlers-last-hope-american-hands

Current investigations (as of December 1965) following up on reports that Kammler was sighted multiple times in Pittsburgh PA may be related to an incident from earlier in the month (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kecksburg_UFO_incident)
To what extent this technology has proliferated into the Soviet sphere remains unknown.

U] 4) Reichsführer John Smith contemplates in *which* Lackawanna Pennsylvania he wants to site his summer datscha. A Laufwerksaktivierer in the TMitHC Dimension (Onion Skin #23) was successfully operated several dozen times. Note the three dimension map laying out the worlds known to the Reich in Onion Skin #23. 

U] 5) Known disinformation sources
https://www.amazon.com/Die-Glocke-MR-M-Drake/dp/1727771834
https://www.amazon.com/Die-Glocke-Bell-S-Bolden/dp/168456378X
History Channel comedy short
https://play.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/videos/the-nazi-bell

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2021, 11:32:30 PM »
A friend (code name "Hessian Bill") found this on Thingverse
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3100317

The one on the left is 1:87th (or 'HO' scale) and on the right, 1:56th scale (or 28mm, popular in gaming)


Perspective for the smaller printing.


ROCO Minitank Sherman M4A3 hull for size comparison.


 
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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2021, 03:17:32 AM »
U]   6) Reich naval contractor Blohm & Voss manufactured an unknown number of Interdimensionaler Laufwerksaktivierer MkI (IdLw Mk I) before their abilities to provide the necessary high tolerance rare earth metal castings and extra-scientific 'raw material' (both organic and external coding referred to as 'Runes' and/or 'Occult Magic' in post-war speculations) fell behind the Reich's demand in late 1944. 

U] 6a) Interdimensionaler Laufwerksaktivierer MkI  


U] 6b) The IdLw Mk II was an effort based on B&V's aircraft manufacturing learning curve to use more aluminum castings and sheet metal stampings, although the final product was larger and apparently less efficient. The first prototypes were tested in February 1945.

U] 6c)  Interdimensionaler Laufwerksaktivierer MkI (r.) and Interdimensionaler Laufwerksaktivierer MkII (l.), in a side-by-side size comparison during a simulated 'Reverse/Idle' mode.

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #59 on: May 31, 2021, 02:54:55 AM »
Tacit acknowledgement?


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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #60 on: May 31, 2021, 07:10:27 AM »
I guess direct, close exposure to rocket exhaust wasn't considered a health issue in the 50s...

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2021, 10:53:27 AM »
I guess direct, close exposure to rocket exhaust wasn't considered a health issue in the 50s...

Not when your site is being buzzed by Flying Saucers.

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #62 on: June 17, 2021, 09:58:55 PM »
I guess direct, close exposure to rocket exhaust wasn't considered a health issue in the 50s...

It was probably encouraged back then ;)  When I was younger, we used coal tar soap to ease prickly heat rashes - some 30 years later I now discovered its banned due its cancer causing properties! :o

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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #63 on: July 15, 2021, 01:08:38 AM »
Messerschmitt-Bölkow Luftkissenfahrzeug* (LftKFhrZg) Mk I


Another Thingverse printing, thought about doing something with it more in line with the rest of the nonsense in this thread but decided it was better suited as another 1:87th German railroad platform junkyard tidbit.

For those of you inclined to UFO it, file source https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3985594
Original looks like this -
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lICpMGzONHQ/UdwmYN1giEI/AAAAAAAABuc/FCOm_B3ktZo/s1600/6932018484_60618a99a3_o.jpg

Nothing more than black primer with a silver overspray. Blue tarps over cockpits sloppily ripped from a plastic shopping bag. Luftwaffe cross from the spares envelope (first couple of tries, the transfers disintegrated due to old age). This copy was printed at 1:72nd scale, so as modeled this incarnation would be proportionally larger than the original (or just shy of 22' diameter).


*German word of the day: Das Luftkissenfahrzeug - The Local
https://www.thelocal.com/20190204/word-of-the-day-das-luftkissenfahrzeug/



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Re: [U] Operation HIGH JUMP (1947)
« Reply #64 on: July 15, 2021, 01:15:35 AM »
As far as the backstory, I thought this would be an early 1970s German version of the AVRO VZ-9 (in the same vein at the MBT-70/KPZ-7), but *bigger* (because German).

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avro_Canada_VZ-9_Avrocar and https://www.autoweek.com/news/technology/a1837251/flying-saucer-was-meant-be-flying-jeep-us-army/

Note that the US Army version sported a 106mm Recoilless Rifle
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2f/Army_Avrocars_02.jpg

Inspired by Buzzbomb (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=9617.0 ), I figured the Germans would have fitted a MILAN ATGM Firing Post to their model (the 106mm having a range of 1,350m, while the MILAN was 2,000 to 3,000 m).

The prototype was quickly found to be too big, too expensive, not enough boom for the DM and quietly surplussed off.


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