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Paul T14/12/2013 10:14:51
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Bob

I have to admit to liking the Casca reference and I am very impressed with your knowledge of obscure classical figurers.

Regarding the colour scheme I have always seen the model as being matt black and matt grey but it would look equally good in black and silver metalflake.

Paul

ashley needham14/12/2013 20:09:27
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I wanted to do my Seahawk in metalflake but this is out of fashion now for cars and I couldnt find any tins. Spraying, I suspect as basecoat and laquer would be v expensive for a small boat , given the minimum size tins of paint you would have to get.

Matt black and silver metalflake would be the business though and no mistake.

The black/grey scheme could of course give a nod to the Torpedo Boat Destroyers of the 1890/1900 period, with the grey turtledeck bow. Their prow was vertical like the Brutus.

A low key stealth camo paint job might look pretty.

How about a porthole style look for the cockpit?

Ashley

Bob Abell15/12/2013 06:31:18
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Shop floor suggestion box entry

Some bright spark has suggested that a propellor can be reset to allow for a steeply inclined propshaft!

Put him right, Paul

Don't look at me!

Bob

Paul T15/12/2013 07:11:56
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I don't know about 'resetting' but the standard adjustment for an inclined shaft is to increase the diameter of the propeller.

And for those without a classical education Casca Longus was one of the assassins of Gaius Julius Caesar, Bob is to be congratulated for scoring twice with this very obscure reference.

Paul

 

Edited By Paul T on 15/12/2013 07:17:13

Bob Abell15/12/2013 07:31:16
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"Let me have men about me, that are fat

Sleek headed men and such as sleep o`er night

Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look etc

Such men are dangerous!"

I`m often awestruck by the talent of old Bill, he`s writ some good stuff.....In strange garbled wording too, that makes sense when one stops and has a think about it!.......Can`t imagine how the theatre goers went on with it though!

Pleased that my limited knowledge of JL has tickled your fancy!

Bob hath verily spoketh

Paul T15/12/2013 08:12:34
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I used to enjoy my trips to Stratford, the best play that I ever saw was Henry 4th part two and the worst was Romeo and Juliet, the play itself was great but they turned up the heating to simulate summer conditions in Verona which made the theatre stifling hot.

Dave Milbourn15/12/2013 09:40:05
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Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look

So - Cassius, then? (but then again, Cascamite..........)
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Colin Bishop15/12/2013 09:52:45
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How about Cassis - then you could paint it purple...

Colin

Bob Abell15/12/2013 10:36:54
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Yon fellow speaks with a strange tongue?....Cassis?....Purple?......He thinks too much, such men are dangerous

Friends Lurkers and Countrymen, lend us your ears

Peace ho! as Bish` comes forth onto the stage of fools!

 

Obb Bella

Edited By Bob Abell on 15/12/2013 11:05:07

Dave Milbourn15/12/2013 12:39:22
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So - Cassius, then? (but then again, Casca_might..........)

Looks like some fall on sticky ground........oh, please yourselves, dear!
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