I figure this thread will be deleted soon but still while it's around !!
I think that we should declare a new cardboard warrior forum Holiday !! It's Squirmy dad's Birthday today and that shall be celebrated with an internet Holiday!! No working shall be done today in Honor of squirmydad and drinks along with sugary snacks that have no substance and will only make us feel sick later shall be consumed in his Honor !!
Everyone take a moment to wish squirmydad A Happy 4... I mean 25, ya that's it 25th birthday!!
Post by arcticdragongames on Aug 27, 2014 22:28:59 GMT -9
On the islands EVERYTHING was turned into a toy boat: fishing net corks, pop cans, styrofoam, blocks of wood, bottles, etc. They were functional boats, we put bolts for ballast under them if needed, and they often had functional masts and rigging. The art on the walls at the school was boats, boats and more boats with a few planes thrown in for good measure. We made many types of paper airplanes that we would throw around the one room school during recess if we were allowed to stay inside when the storms were too bad.
ok lets talk polar bears for a minute here , didn't you grow up with the nagging perpetual fear that they would snatch you away and drag you down to their kingdom in the underworld!! I mean , um ... weren't you afraid they would get you? ya don't ask it's a long story LOL but seriously they were everywhere, just waiting!
Post by cowboyleland on Aug 28, 2014 4:05:46 GMT -9
THE most vivid memory I have of a nightmare from my childhood is a polar bear menacing me in my bed at the cottage. I woke up screaming and went to my parents bed and then I "saw" him again out their window. And I didn't even live in polar bear territory.
On the other hand, maybe it's the herd that is crazy.
Post by Vermin King on Aug 28, 2014 4:14:07 GMT -9
When I've done fishing trips up there, brown bears were the biggest problem, but that was on the islands near Ketchikan, way down south in the balmy Alaska panhandle. What is the difference between brown bears and grizzlies? I just don't know enough about bears evidently
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
if your that close to a wild Grizzly then your pretty much a dead man walking. Backing away at that point is kind of a moot issue. you need to startle the bear some how, prey that it works and then RUN LIKE A BOSS!!
Post by BlackCat13 on Aug 30, 2014 13:44:12 GMT -9
Happy belated Birthday, Squirmydad! Many Happy Returns. Here are sincere hopes that this finds you, and those you love, happy, healthy, and blessed on the anniversary of your birth and for the rest of the year to come. May any God or gods you worship watch over you in the year to come. If you worship none, do not be offended that I have asked at least one whom I venerate to watch over you.
Face piles of trials with smiles, it riles them to believe that you perceive the webs they weave.
Post by dungeonmistress on Sept 20, 2014 9:02:13 GMT -9
Happy VERY belated Birthday, squirmydad! Sorry it took me this long to see this thread. I've been very busy with building terrain and things for my own game. I am trying to get as much done as I can before the winter because I may have a knee replacement surgery then and won't be much in the mood for such things.
In any case, I hope that you had a splendid day and will have an even more splendid year!
I am the Lady, thy Dungeon Mistress! All will love and fear me! Muahahahahah!
wyvern: surfduke: You should be able to post links to any files or images already on a website somewhere by just adding the URL when you set-up a post using the full "Create Post" Forum post editor (i.e. NOT the "Quick Reply" version).
May 27, 2020 10:20:28 GMT -9
wyvern: I've found Photos loading the first image slowly every time I've switched on the computer in recent times. It's been OK after that, but seems like it can't quite remember how to do it just after it's been woken up...
May 27, 2020 10:17:36 GMT -9
surfduke: Do you want a preview pdf of the Jupiter 2 here? If so how do I post it.
May 27, 2020 0:39:56 GMT -9
Vermin King: That would explain why 'Photos' loaded slower this weekend. It was 'improved'
May 26, 2020 8:07:25 GMT -9
wyvern: It wasn't some fresh Windows "improvement" then... I noticed the icon for the MS image viewer, "Photos", changed a few days back as well. Doesn't seem to have changed the app, as far as I can tell. Yet.
May 26, 2020 4:26:25 GMT -9
lightning: Glad that only a restart was involved. I wouldn't have the energy to much more today :-)
May 26, 2020 3:01:39 GMT -9
Vermin King: I had a scare and a half. Went to open a pdf for the first time today and nothing happened. Checked All Programs and saw that Reader updated on 05/23. Restarting fixed it. Whew
May 25, 2020 10:56:44 GMT -9
Vermin King: His eyes must not be as old as mine
May 21, 2020 11:12:39 GMT -9
cowboyleland: I always thought Tirick was a little mad.
May 21, 2020 7:11:40 GMT -9
Vermin King: Really worn out tonight, so when I'm like that I just look for things I used to have, but don't any more. I got the Zippy models and am rebuilding my Tirick/TCF Gaming folder. How the heck would anyone build his 1/1000 Battletech mechs without enlarging
May 20, 2020 17:12:58 GMT -9
Toman: yea I have been. pretty cool project. I've done a few scratch builds like that but not as large. cutting individual stones or carving stones in foam sucks.
May 19, 2020 16:50:41 GMT -9
Vermin King: Anybody else following Mauther's home-made Playmobile castle build? Looks really good so far
May 18, 2020 18:13:38 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Good point. Maybe make the wing feathers seperately so that the wind could get through them?
May 14, 2020 6:10:23 GMT -9
squirmydad: We had two operators for the hawk though, one to carry the weight and the other to flap the wings.
May 13, 2020 11:02:25 GMT -9
squirmydad: Probably silk and dowels. I assisted in the construction of a giant hawk puppet for an indoor show, probably about the same size as that pegasus.
May 13, 2020 11:01:49 GMT -9
Vermin King: It's got to be really light. The article dealt with parade puppets. I don't think I'd want to be trying to control that in a stiff wind
May 13, 2020 4:21:20 GMT -9
lightning: that's a nice pegasus!
May 13, 2020 4:10:32 GMT -9
shep: Will it fly, if you move the wings fast enough?
May 13, 2020 1:10:51 GMT -9