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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2017, 11:03:40 AM »
November 21, 1944 Harold Ramis Born



No!  Cross the streams!

I for one am going to miss his comedic genius.

Actually going with Dave's EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle today, http://davesdesigns.ca/cutandfold/html/starcarz.html

But if you want to go the Egon route, here's the firehouse, https://davesgeekyideas.com/2010/10/29/ghostbusters-firehouse-papercraft/

Some day I might have to convert one of the Ravensblight book safes into a Tobin's Spirit Guide
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2017, 11:42:38 AM »
November 22, 2002 Die Another Day Released



Fifty years and still going.  I'm a sucker for Bond movies

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On this day in 2002, the James Bond movie Die Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan as the fictional British secret service agent also known by his code number, 007, opens in theaters across the United States. The film’s debut came almost exactly 40 years after the first Bond movie, Dr. No, was released in Great Britain in October 1962. (Coincidentally, the title song from the Die Another Day soundtrack, written and performed by Madonna, was released 20 years after the pop icon debuted her first single, “Everybody.”) Die Another Day also marked Brosnan’s last appearance as the debonair 007, a role he had played in three previous films.

James Bond was the creation of British author and journalist Ian Fleming (1908-1964), who wrote 14 Bond novels. The first Bond book, Casino Royale, debuted in 1953. Dr. No, the first Bond film, was adapted from the sixth Bond novel and starred Sean Connery. The Scottish-born actor went on to play Bond in From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965) and You Only Live Twice (1967). The Australian actor George Lazenby assumed the role of Bond for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969), while Connery returned for  Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983), a film regarded as “unofficial” because it wasn’t produced by EON Productions, the company behind all the other Bond films in the series.

The British actor Roger Moore took over as Bond for 1973’s Live and Let Die, which he followed with The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985). The Welsh-born actor Timothy Dalton portrayed Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989).

Brosnan was the fifth man to assume the role of Bond, with 1995’s Golden Eye. The Irish-born actor also portrayed 007 in Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and The World is Not Enough (1999), before making his final appearance as the dashing secret agent in Die Another Day, which co-starred Halle Berry. The British actor Daniel Craig became the next Bond, in 2006’s Casino Royale.

Along with George Lucas’ Star Wars series and the films based on the best-selling Harry Potter books, the James Bond franchise is among the most lucrative in the history of movies.
... History.com

You can find PH3DM's DB9 at http://web.archive.org/web/20160409054200/http://ph3dm.maquettes-papier.net/index.php?post/2012/02/18/Aston-Martin-DB9

Thank goodness that Wayback Machine still has his site.  I'll have to block out some time to make sure I have downloaded the models I want from there
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2017, 11:49:29 AM »
November 23, 1963  Dr. Who Debuts in England



Doctor Who first appeared on BBC television at 17:16:20 GMT on 23 November 1963
Fifty years of Doctors.  Definitely an institution.  I happened on it late (Fourth Doctor).

There are many Tardis models out there, from simple to complex.

We'll go with Dave's at http://davesdesigns.ca/cutandfold/html/specialz.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2017, 11:50:49 AM »
November 24, 1944  111 U.S. B-29 Superfortress Bombers Raid Tokyo for the First Time Since Capt. Jimmy Doolittle’s Raid in 1942.



Their target: the Nakajima aircraft engine works. Fall 1944 saw the sustained strategic bombing of Japan. It began with a reconnaissance flight over Tokyo by Tokyo Rose, a Superfortress B-29 bomber piloted by Capt. Ralph D. Steakley, who grabbed over 700 photographs of the bomb sites in 35 minutes. Next, starting the first week of November, came a string of B-29 raids, dropping hundreds of tons of high explosives on Iwo Jima, in order to keep the Japanese fighters stationed there on the ground and useless for a counteroffensive. Then came Tokyo. The awesome raid, composed of 111 Superfortress four-engine bombers, was led by Gen. Emmett “Rosie” O’Donnell, pilot of the famed B-17 bomber Memphis Belle, commanding Dauntless Dotty. Press cameramen on site captured the takeoffs of the first mass raid on the Japanese capital ever for posterity. Unfortunately, even with the use of radar, overcast skies and bad weather proved an insurmountable obstacle at 30,000 feet: Despite the barrage of bombs that were dropped, fewer than 50 hit the main target, the Nakajima Aircraft Works, doing little damage. The upside was that at such a great height, the B-29s were protected from counter-attack; only one was shot down. One Distinguished Flying Cross was awarded as a result of the raid. It went to Captain Steakley.

You can find the Superfortress at http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Boeing-B29.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #26 on: November 22, 2017, 11:54:14 AM »
November 25, 1961  Commissioning of USS Enterprise (CVA(N)-65), the First Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier



In 1958, Enterprise's keel was laid at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company. On 24 September 1960, the ship was launched, sponsored by Mrs. W. B. Franke, wife of the former Secretary of the Navy. On 25 November 1961, Enterprise was commissioned, with Captain Vincent P. de Poix, formerly of Fighting Squadron 6 on her predecessor, in command.

Tekzo's 1:800 model is available at http://myhobbycraft.blogspot.com/2012/11/uss-enterprise-cvn-65-1800.html

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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2017, 11:59:55 AM »
November 26, 1862  Alice in Wonderland Manuscript Sent as Christmas Present

"On this day in 1862, Oxford mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson sends a handwritten manuscript called Alice's Adventures Under Ground to 10-year-old Alice Liddell.

"The 30-year-old Dodgson, better known by his nom de plume Lewis Carroll, made up the story one day on a picnic with young Alice and her two sisters, the children of one of Dodgson's colleagues. Dodgson, the son of a country parson, had been brilliant at both mathematics and wordplay since childhood, when he enjoyed making up games. However, he suffered from a severe stammer, except when he spoke with children. He had many young friends who enjoyed his fantastic stories: The Liddell children thought his tale of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole was one of his best efforts, and Alice insisted he write it down.

"During a visit to the Liddells, English novelist Henry Kingsley happened to notice the manuscript. After reading it, he suggested to Mrs. Liddell that it be published. Dodgson published the book at his own expense, under the name Lewis Carroll, in 1865. The story is one of the earliest children's books written simply to amuse children, not to teach them. The book's sequel, Through the Looking Glass, was published in 1871. Dodgson's other works, including a poetry collection called Phantasmagoria and Other Poems, and another children's book, Sylvia and Bruno, did not gain the same enduring popularity as the Alice books. Dodgson died in 1898."  History.com



This is one I have been waiting for for a long time.  If you are into RPG's (role-playing games, not the other RPGs), you may be familiar with Jordan Peacock, aka Greywolf.  When I was trying to interest my son in the classics, RPGs and chess, I found this chess set by Greywolf.  We wore our version of this out.  I might have to build another.  I made cardboard shims to be glued between the fronts and backs and cut out with only a thin white border to give it a more 3d look.

You can find Greywolf's Wonderland Chess Set at http://greywolf.critter.net/wonderland.htm
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #28 on: November 27, 2017, 11:26:16 AM »
November 27, 1895 Nobel Establishes Nobel Prizes

Nobel wrote several wills during his lifetime. He composed the last over a year before he died, signing it at the Swedish–Norwegian Club in Paris on 27 November 1895. To widespread astonishment, Nobel's last will specified that his fortune be used to create a series of prizes for those who confer the "greatest benefit on mankind" in physics, chemistry, peace, physiology or medicine, and literature. Nobel bequeathed 94% of his total assets, 31 million SEK (c. US$186 million, €150 million in 2008), to establish the five Nobel Prizes. Because of scepticism surrounding the will, it was not until 26 April 1897 that it was approved by the Storting in Norway. The executors of Nobel's will, Ragnar Sohlman and Rudolf Lilljequist, formed the Nobel Foundation to take care of Nobel's fortune and organize the award of prizes.


For the model , http://paper-replika.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1902:nobel-prize-medal&catid=45&Itemid=200144
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #29 on: November 28, 2017, 08:38:45 AM »
November 28, 1582 Shakespeare Marries



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On this day in 1582, William Shakespeare, 18, and Anne Hathaway, 26, pay a 40-pound bond for their marriage license in Stratford-upon-Avon. Six months later, Anne gives birth to their daughter, Susanna, and two years later, to twins.

Little is known about Shakespeare’s early life. His father was a tradesman who became an alderman and bailiff, and Shakespeare was baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon on April 26, 1564. Sometime after the birth of his own children, Shakespeare set off for London to become an actor and by 1592 was well established in London’s theatrical world as an actor and playwright. His earliest plays, including The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew, were written in the early 1590s. Later in the decade, he wrote tragedies like Romeo and Juliet (1594-1595) and comedies including The Merchant of Venice (1596-1597). His greatest tragedies were written after 1600, including Hamlet (1600-01), Othello (1604-05), King Lear (1605-06), and Macbeth (1605-1606).

Shakespeare became a member of the popular theater troupe the Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which later became the King’s Men. The group built and operated the famous Globe Theater in London in 1599. Shakespeare became a major shareholder in the troupe and earned enough money to buy a large house in Stratford in 1597. He retired to Stratford in 1610, where he wrote his last plays, including The Tempest (1611) and The Winter’s Tale (1610-11). Meanwhile, he had written more than 100 sonnets, which were published in 1609. Shakespeare’s plays were not published during his lifetime. After his death, two members of his troupe collected copies of his plays and printed what is now called the First Folio (1623).
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As is obvious, I'm a fan of Shakespeare and all the mystery surrounding his life.  Considering how screwy the pieces of information are about what we 'know', it is little wonder that there are still many who wonder if he even existed at all.  Son of a man who was a failure at everything he laid his hand to, he had to have done something of prominence himself to have been able to pay to have the Shakespeare family and coat of arms established before his dad died.  He was also instrumental in the founding of one of the first Royal Highways (which incidentally was between London and Stratford-Upon-Avon).  He is mentioned in writings of his own time, and had owned the largest home in his hometown.  Died and was buried there, but was married at St. Andrew's in Temple Grafton, by a 'near-Catholic' priest. So many twists and turns.

Well, I didn't find a model of St. Andrew's, but over at Fiddlers Green, you can get the front part of Shakespeare's birthplace, Anne Hathaway's House (which most consider to actually be her neighbor's house), and Mary Arden's House.  You can find them at https://www.fiddlersgreen.net/shop/category/name/English.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2017, 12:01:50 PM »
November 29, 1957 Boeing NB-52A Sent to CA for Modification



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The third production Boeing B-52A-1-BO Stratofortress strategic bomber, 52-003, was flown from Boeing’s Seattle plant to the North American Aviation facility at Air Force Plant 42, Palmdale, California, to be modified to carry the new X-15 hypersonic research rocketplane.

Modifications began on 4 February 1958. A pylon was mounted under the bomber’s right wing. A large notch was cut into the trailing edge of the inboard flap for the X-15’s vertical fin. A 1,500 gallon (5,678 liter) liquid oxygen tank was installed in the bomb bay.

A station for a launch operator was installed on the upper deck of the B-52 at the former electronic countermeasures position. A series of control panels allowed the panel operator to monitor the X-15’s systems, provide electrical power, and to keep the rocketplane’s liquid oxygen tank full as the LOX boiled off during the climb to launch altitude. The operator could see the X-15 through a plexiglas dome, and there were two television monitors.

After modifications were completed at Palmdale, 52-003 was flown to Edwards Air Force Base, 14 November 1958.

NB-52A 52-003 is on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
... ThisDayinAviation

Fiddlers Green's B-52, actually has a version with the X-15 mounted.  Does anyone know if it has the notch in the trailing edge of the wing to allow for the X-15's vertical fin?
Anyway, you can get the model at http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/aircraft/Boeing-B52.html
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Re: November (2017)
« Reply #31 on: November 30, 2017, 08:41:41 AM »
November 30, 1835  Mark Twain Born

Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twain, is born in Florida, Missouri, on this day in 1835.
Twain was a noted author and traveler, known mostly for The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.



The Mark Twain Study is available from Fiddlers Green, where he wrote major portions of:
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
 Life on the Mississippi
 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
 The Prince and the Pauper
 A Tramp Abroad, and many short pieces.



You can find it here :
http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/models/buildings/twain-study.html

I've never figured out why they have it as a hexagon instead of an octagon?
...and, the color is a bit off.
And it doesn't have the elevated base, or the front steps.
But its still a nice little model.

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