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November (2017)
« on: November 01, 2017, 11:04:54 AM »
November 1, 1946 Dennis Muren Born



Special Effects guy, with an amazing filmography:  Paranormal Activity 4, Super 8, War of the Worlds, Hulk, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Jurassic Park, Terminator 2, The Abyss, Ghostbusters II, Willow, Innerspace, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Star Wars, E. T., Dragonslayer, Battlestar Galactica, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Flesh Gordon, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Rocketship X-M [1979 revision]

Shunishi Makino revised his Falcon recently, so I'm going with it -- http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~sf-papercraft/sf/falcon.html

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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 10:31:06 AM »
November 2, 1947  Hughes Flies the Spruce Goose



Developed for the war, but not completed until after, the Spruce Goose was flown only once.  At the time it was the largest aircraft built.  It is still the largest wooden aircraft and largest flying boat.



Aaron Murphy's Spruce Goose is available at https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-125-hughes-hk-1-hercules-the-spruce-goose-paper-model.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 02:03:58 AM »
A 1/20 size RC version here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgJkfPWyH_E

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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 09:17:17 AM »
Pretty cool.  I wonder how long it took them to build it
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 01:47:16 PM »
November 3, 1954 Original Godzilla Released

The original movie was released in Japan, not an actual monster.  Thanks, Dave, for pointing this out



If you have a Japan ip address and an Epson printer, you can get a very detailed Godzilla, but  I was able to locate the old Kaiju models, and the link to get to them.  http://papertoyadventures.com/downloads-2/downloads-kaiju/

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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2017, 09:34:38 AM »
November 4, 1922 King Tut's Tomb Entrance Discovered



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British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt.

When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though the little-known King Tutankhamen, who had died when he was 18, was still unaccounted for. After World War I, Carter began an intensive search for "King Tut's Tomb," finally finding steps to the burial room hidden in the debris near the entrance of the nearby tomb of King Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. On November 26, 1922, Carter and fellow archaeologist Lord Carnarvon entered the interior chambers of the tomb, finding them miraculously intact.

Thus began a monumental excavation process in which Carter carefully explored the four-room tomb over several years, uncovering an incredible collection of several thousand objects. The most splendid architectural find was a stone sarcophagus containing three coffins nested within each other. Inside the final coffin, which was made out of solid gold, was the mummy of the boy-king Tutankhamen, preserved for more than 3,000 years. Most of these treasures are now housed in the Cairo Museum.
... History.com

Of course there is Mauther's Death Mask, http://papermau.blogspot.com.br/2011/07/tutankamons-death-mask-mascara.html
But I also like JOssorio's little pieces, http://librosgratispapercraftymas.blogspot.com/2012/12/tutankamon.html and http://librosgratispapercraftymas.blogspot.com/2013/03/sarcofago-de-tutankamon.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2017, 09:10:56 AM »
November 5, 1605  The Gunpowder Plot

The Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was a failed assassination attempt against King James I of England and VI of Scotland by a group of provincial English Catholics led by Robert Catesby.

The plan was to blow up the House of Lords during the State Opening of England's Parliament on 5 November 1605, as the prelude to a popular revolt in the Midlands during which James's nine-year-old daughter, Princess Elizabeth, was to be installed as the Catholic head of state. Catesby may have embarked on the scheme after hopes of securing greater religious tolerance under King James had faded, leaving many English Catholics disappointed.

Guy Fawkes was found guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder.

Bonfire Night, later known as Guy Fawkes Day, celebrated the fact that James I survived the assassination attempt. 

You can find a 3D Guy Fawkes mask at http://mckack.tumblr.com/post/1414374398/guy-fawkes-papercraft-mask-download



This post from 2013 got me started on a great rabbit trail.  Shakespeare's nephew was in on this BTW
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2017, 10:04:41 AM »
November 6, 1945 First Jet Landing on an Aircraft Carrier

The Ryan FR Fireball was a composite propeller and jet-powered aircraft designed for the United States Navy during World War II. On 6 November 1945, a Fireball of VF-41 became the first aircraft to land under jet power on an aircraft carrier, albeit unintentionally. After the radial engine of an FR-1 failed on final approach to the escort carrier USS Wake Island, the pilot managed to start the jet engine and land, barely catching the last arrestor wire before hitting the ship's crash barrier.



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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 11:52:21 AM »
November 7, 1980   Steve McQueen Dies

McQueen died while undergoing an experimental treatment for mesothelioma, a type of cancer often related to asbestos exposure.  It's possible that he was exposed from racing gear.  Terence Steven McQueen was only 50 years old.

McQueen was the perfect anti-hero in the movies, but also raced motorcycles and automobiles.  Today's model comes from Lemans from 1971.



Thank Dave for the model from the KoolWheelz page, http://davesdesigns.ca/cutandfold/html/racerz.html

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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:27:01 AM »
November 8, 1950 First Jet-to-Jet Combat

During the Korean conflict the first all-jet air combat took place over Korea as U.S. Air Force Lieut. Russell J. Brown in a Lockheed F80 Shooting Star shot down a North Korean MiG-15. It lasted about 30 seconds.


I'm not sure why the image is not showing, but you can find it at http://acepilots.com/korea/brown-bertram.jpg.  A clip from the Air Force Times.

You can find a closely related model at https://www.ecardmodels.com/index.php/1-33-lockheed-f-80-shooting-star-36th-fighter-bomber-squadron-paper-model.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2017, 12:01:40 PM »
November 9, 1799  Napoleon Becomes First Consul of France

In the coup of 18 Brumaire Year VIII (9 November 1799), Napoleon seized French parliamentary and military power in a two-fold coup d'├ętat, forcing the sitting directors of the government to resign. On the night of the 19 Brumaire (10 November 1799) a remnant of the Council of Ancients abolished the Constitution of the Year III, ordained the Consulate, and legalised the coup d'├ętat in favour of Bonaparte with the Constitution of the Year VIII.

Eventually he would become Emperor.



You can find Napoleon at Zio's site, http://web.archive.org/web/20150219192732/http://www.zioprudenzio.it/fok-sold.html.  I really miss having him around.
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