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    Where are they? Out there somewhere . . . waiting to be painted . . . . ?

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    I am going to have to order a couple of extras from Keith to repaint as captured - right now I am planning on one captured by the British and one captured by the Germans...I will likely go with a MkI and a MkII...not too big but plenty of space to have fun with a new look.

    As soon as they are out I had best get cracking on them - must pre-order from the Herrn Oberst this weekend...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    I can't wait to see the pictures of that one Matt. i bet the look on the punters' faces will be a treat.
    Rob.
    "Wait till you see what the red button does....!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    "Wait till you see what the red button does....!"


    Now I need to get Matt a red button for Origins........just in case
    It is impossible for a man to begin to learn what he thinks he knows. -- Epictetus

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    I can see that more martians are going to be needed plus an obligatory red button then.
    I'd better get saving up my pennies.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Perhaps a red button that makes cool space/aliens/invasion/theramyn sounds...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Now if you could find one of those I would be really interested Matt.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Check these out, Rob - the first is more 'modern' Sci-Fi sound effects, while the second one is 'classic' SFX from 50s space movies...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZ7T4RuPYs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHK4YjgDV9s

    And then there's this that might have some possibilities...

    https://www.discogs.com/BBC-Radiopho...elease/4414361

    All the best,
    Matt

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    I had the warning horn sfx on my phone for my ring tone from one of the movies until it went off in church once . . . would be cool in a game . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Check these out, Rob - the first is more 'modern' Sci-Fi sound effects, while the second one is 'classic' SFX from 50s space movies...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsZ7T4RuPYs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHK4YjgDV9s

    And then there's this that might have some possibilities...

    https://www.discogs.com/BBC-Radiopho...elease/4414361

    All the best,
    Matt
    Looking at the comments on the second link, no-body there was a 'Forbidden Planet' fan. How the sound effects were made - Link: Wikipedia.org - Bebe and Louis Barron
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    I think the second one was more my era Matt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHK4YjgDV9s

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by clipper1801 View Post
    I had the warning horn sfx on my phone for my ring tone from one of the movies until it went off in church once . . . would be cool in a game . . .
    I sure would have liked to see the looks on the faces of the congregation Dave.
    Could be worthy of Mr Bean. How did you react?
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    I agree with you, Rob - the second is by far my idea of sci-fi alien sounds And "Forbidden Planet" is one of my all-time favorites, Mike - tons of great sound effects to be found there...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    I like the flag idea, too, Dave - I had thought that perhaps might be an option, as well...your point about saving the Martians for reuse as themselves is well-taken, especially given the cost of the figures. Perhaps a mix will be in order? A couple of repaints and a number of attachable battle flags would look cool on the board and accomplish the purpose.

    Do we have a scale on the Tripods? Has anyone seen mention of that? I don't recall seeing it myself in the various threads, but I could easily have missed it. They almost look like they could be 1/144, depending on how many Martians one assumes are inside piloting the walkers...

    I love the creativity and ideas you all are coming up with here Your computer skills never cease to amaze, Mike!

    All the best,
    Matt
    If the scale question was in order to figure out how big(small) flags would have to be to use for Tripod ID purposes, I'd ask you to tell me what scale this flag is:
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    www.flickr.com - Tallest Flagpole in the US

    Flags need only be big enough for ready ID, and for 48' tall Tripods, they are whatever size they need to be. Scale doesn't need to be defined, as the user just says it's 'X by Y' (proportional to the Tripod, not to "standard" flag sizes).
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    I certainly understand your point, Mike - as long as it doesn't look out of place on the tripod, it doesn't matter.

    I was more concerned with trying to scale things to the planes and potential Thunder Child models - but as we've discussed earlier in the thread, even that is rather academic, as it is, after all, how things look in the game that matters. I think it's great to throw around ideas like this so that folks can pick and choose what works best for them.

    I have some 1/300 WWI tanks and trucks as ground targets, and then I have one of Clipper's 1/144 WWI destroyers and a 1/144 WWI sub as sea target (in addition to a bunch of Topside Minis 1/1800 WWI ships to bomb, as well). I have even toyed with getting a 1/144 WWI A7V as a target to somehow use in an up-close-and-personal ground attack scenario...but I am still thinking that one through.

    All the best,
    Matt

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