Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol 31)

Tell Us Something Really Trivial About Your Life (Vol 31)

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Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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YAY!!!!
Scuttling running noises


Uncle Bomma? Great uncle glenrobbo said I could play with ALL the guns and the grenade launcher AND the Hellfire missles AND the sweaty claymores!!!

Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I have been making a big grey destroyery thing out of lego.

It is about the right size for area defence of the Trivton pond, assuming the pond is very, very shallow.

Lego doesn't seem to give the required level of watertightness.




Bomma220

5,993 posts

66 months

Wednesday 15th May
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That's a lovely looking thing there Scrump, top work old chap.

I'm particularly interested in the gun turret at the front, do you think a full scale replica would accommodate a Bofors round?

Just that we'll soon be approaching the end of the end of our second fiscal quarter and there's a few bob in the kitty.
It would of course be offset against the airfield defence budget.

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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weeping That's so not fair!!!! I got told off for wanting to make shiny slashy stabby things yet Scrump has made a whole warship!!!!!! grumpy

Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bomma220 said:
That's a lovely looking thing there Scrump, top work old chap.

I'm particularly interested in the gun turret at the front, do you think a full scale replica would accommodate a Bofors round?

Just that we'll soon be approaching the end of the end of our second fiscal quarter and there's a few bob in the kitty.
It would of course be offset against the airfield defence budget.
With a large enough ramrod and sufficient force I am sure it would fit.
There would need to be a fair bit spare in the budget to pay for enough Lego for a full scale replica.
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Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bobberoo99 said:
weeping That's so not fair!!!! I got told off for wanting to make shiny slashy stabby things yet Scrump has made a whole warship!!!!!! grumpy
You can launch the missiles when we do the test firing in Trivton pond. Fire them away from the old folk's home otherwise they will all be donning their gas masks and shuffling out into the garden to look for the Anderson shelter.


Bomma220

5,993 posts

66 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Scrump said:
You can launch the missiles when we do the test firing in Trivton pond.

Hellfire, I'd no idea they were tucked away under the deck. I'm guessing they're some sort of ground to air things, I'm afraid I'm not very good with Naval ordnance.

Scrap the Bofors idea, we'll have a dozen of those. I'll provide Battert with a new shovel and pickaxe too, we'll need to conceal them a bit.

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Scrump said:
Bobberoo99 said:
weeping That's so not fair!!!! I got told off for wanting to make shiny slashy stabby things yet Scrump has made a whole warship!!!!!! grumpy
You can launch the missiles when we do the test firing in Trivton pond. Fire them away from the old folk's home otherwise they will all be donning their gas masks and shuffling out into the garden to look for the Anderson shelter.

YAY!!! Thanks Scrump!!! thumbup

That really is a hell of a build mate, I saw some of it when you posted on the Non Technic Lego thread, great to see it finished!!! How many parts in the end?

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I may have bought more Lego, ooopppss!!!

Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bobberoo99 said:
YAY!!! Thanks Scrump!!! thumbup

That really is a hell of a build mate, I saw some of it when you posted on the Non Technic Lego thread, great to see it finished!!! How many parts in the end?
The basic hull and superstructure took about 1200 pieces, I wasn't counting at the time, but there are lot more smaller pieces in the detail. I hate to think how many it actually is. The finesseing of the sensors, weapons etc. has taken a long time and a lot of bricklink purchases. It is a metre long and reasonably accurate 1:150 scale.
A few more details I would like to change, but diminishing returns now.

fatboy18

16,077 posts

152 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Today I ended up having tea and cakes in Worthing smile

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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That is awesome Scrump, we pass Portsdown Hill regularly and see the silhouette of the superstructure up there, my FIL was at Quinetic at Haslar when they were doing tank tests on the scale models of the type42!!

Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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The T45 superstructure on the hill looks a bit odd and getting planning permission was not straight forward.
I bet the only condition from Trivton Borough council would have been to ensure that the weapons were fitted to the building.

Bomma220

5,993 posts

66 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I got my leathers today, took the old Honda out for a quick blast.

Hellfire, it's fast. I knew when I bought it that it'd be fast, not that bloody fast though.

I'll see if I can get it out of fourth next time.




Scrump

4,652 posts

99 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bomma220 said:
I'll see if I can get it out of fourth next time.
yes if you can find first, second and third it will be even faster.

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Scrump said:
Bomma220 said:
I'll see if I can get it out of fourth next time.
yes if you can find first, second and third it will be even faster.
He makes a good point Bomma!!!
Fastest i've ever been was on the back of a Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP, 160mph, fk me it was scary!!!!

Bobberoo99

7,637 posts

39 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Watching the second part of Chernobyl, following the book I read very closely, absolutely terrifying!!!

glenrobbo

14,371 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bomma220 said:
Bobberoo99 said:
Bomma220 said:
I'm in the hangar having a proper look at Grandbomma's scooter, there's a bit of a problem with the brake on the back wheel. Shouldn't take too much longer, hopefully.

I did pop out this afternoon to buy some milk and tea bags and came home with a Honda Fireblade.

Please don't tell me I'm a loony, I'm aware of that. Dr Gleadle has it all down on record
Um, excuse me??? yikes
You bought a what?!?!?
It's one like this, old chap.



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I can't really ride it very fast, I'm certainly no Carl Fogarty. It does get a good shift on though.

Gleadle wants to see me in the morning, by the way. He wants to refer me to the Upper Trivton Psychiatric Unit.

Edited by Bomma220 on Monday 13th May 20:46
I've just been having a look at that picture and trying to visualise where Bomma is going to fit all the ordnance: you know, Gatling cannon, missiles, rocket launcher pods, target acquisition and ranging equipment modules etc.
I have a disturbing mental image of Bomma on his 'Blade, head down & arse up, grinning wildly behind his visor ( with the head-up display, natch ) as he lets loose a salvo or two at an obstruction somewhere ahead on the Trivton bypass. Awesome.


By the way, what on Earth has happened to the old Chesterfield in the Residents' Lounge?
It looks like somebody has stripped it of most of its' leather. There's an awful lot of horsehair showing. I've had to nick the Major's spot in the big studded club wingback.

glenrobbo

14,371 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Bobberoo99 said:
Watching the second part of Chernobyl, following the book I read very closely, absolutely terrifying!!!
You're missing the baby hedgehogs on Ch 5.

Just sayin'. whistle

glenrobbo

14,371 posts

91 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Oh, and I've found a couple of nice helmets for you Bomma.
Take your pick:






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