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  1. 26 minutes ago, Dogsbody said:

    a grizzly for a grisly sum.............now I'm not in the military vehicles buying market so I'm definitly not clued in........at auction this Grizzly did not meet its reserve price despite a bid of $ 480.000.

     

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    I just checked my piggy bank. No thanks, no tanks for Mikie. 

  2. 6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Mikie,  I KNEW it wasn't your fault, it was that other fella's fault San Andreas  . . . . . . .:blush:

     

    https://www.earthquakeauthority.com/Blog/2020/San-Andreas-Fault-Line-Map

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 19  2020.

     

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    If I could only convince my lovely wife that it wasn't my fault.  

     

    At one of my old jobs, "it being Mike's fault" was part of my job description.  At my new-hire introduction to my new work group, my boss outlined my work duties, then added that my most important one was to take the blame for all of his mistakes.  It was a bit of a running gag there for a while. 

     

    Mikie

  3. 5 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Mikie,

     

    You just did it yourself,  Len will read your comment next time he logs in, I believe its a small industrial and storage site now. 

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 19  2020.

     

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    Thanks Len!  

    Mikie

  4. 6 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Mikie, well back to earth again, it is all hard to accept without evidential and physical proof to look at. 

     

    Back to a Then & Now post provided for us by long-term friend Len who reads these pages but more happy to mail things direct to me to use and post here.

     

    The 279th US Army Hospital was at Gilwern, Abergavenny, South Wales, UK.  Len said that at one time there were US Boot prints in concrete to be seen, sadly disappeared due to modern enlargement of the site. 

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 17  2020.

     

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    Pass my thanks to Len for the interesting Then & Now. Any idea what the site is used for these days? 

     

    By very strange coincidence, I was out for a neighborhood walk on Sunday and noticed a small shoe print in some sidewalk cement. I never noticed it before. The houses there date from the 1950s-70s. As usual, things like that  get me thinking. Wonder what the kid who stepped in the wet cement is doing now, and if he still lives nearby. 

     

    Mikie

  5. Just in case you folks have an interest in ancient history, just over a mile from my house is the San Jose Rosicrucian Egyptian museum.  I can't report from inside due to it being closed due to Covid, but the grounds are open to walk through.  Here is a link and some pics of my most recent visit.  The museum hosted my voting center for the election a couple of weeks ago.     

     

    https://egyptianmuseum.org/museum-gallery-guide

     

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  6. 1 hour ago, General Apathy said:

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    Hi Mikie,  have you ever read the books of Erich Von Daniken ' Chariots of the Gods ' where he proposes that the earth was visited by alien visitors thousands of years ago. A lot of his theory is based on the Nazca lines ( drawings ) in Peru, these large ancient depictions of birds and animals drawn on the desert floor are only recognisable from thousands of feet in the air ( i.e. Airships ). He also writes about many ancient structures such as the Pyramids and the Maya temples as predating our known history. 


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    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 17  2020.

     

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    Hi Ken.  Yes, I read those books many years ago.  While I don't completely believe his theories or his conclusions, there is certainly a LOT of things the ancients did that we still don't understand.   Either they were a lot smarter than we have given them credit for, or they did have some help.  I tend to think they were smarter, but cannot say that they didn't get some help.  As Spock would say, "fascinating", no matter what. 

     

    Mikie

  7. On 11/14/2020 at 5:07 PM, Old Marine said:

    Aw, you guys know this is a military model.  You know the army, even the 1/35 scale army isn’t going to let these guys lounge around in a field of nice soft grass.  so, here is some dirt and bare patches.
     

     

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    Nice work uglying the field up.  Just wondering, if a crew was really were firing from a golf course, would they yell "Fore!" when they fired?  

    Mikie

  8. 5 hours ago, General Apathy said:

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    Tying some ends together maybe . . . . . . . . . 

     

    I have had this set of Sterling wings in the shoebox for around thirty years, the shape of the wings do not compare to a pair of US shaped wings.  A few weeks ago I spotted that there are images of wings from ancient Persia which almost have the same shape as the pair I have.

    Of course we know that there were American forces in Persia during WWII pushing supplies through from there to Russia, wondered if there was a connection on this particular pair I have.  

     

    Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, November 16  2020.

     

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    Ancient Persian Air Force pilot wing?

  9. 12 hours ago, Old Marine said:

    Allan, you’re right, I had planned for the base plates to be sunken in to the dirt.  Right now it looks like the mortars are set up on a golf course, or someone’s well manicured front lawn. But, the ground will get a bit more beaten up and world upon as I progress.  
     

    thanks for the comments.

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    I bet the soldiers are saying "Thank goodness! For once we get to set up on a nice golf course lawn instead of the usual  rocky, muddy old field covered in cow pies!". 

  10. 2 hours ago, manayunkman said:

    That’s a great film Ken.

     

    I had a 16mm training and propaganda film collection back in the 60s and 70s from a WW2 vet.

     

    We would have movie night in my room at college.

     

    The infantry weapons and “find the Japanese kill the Japanese” were our favorites.

     

    I haven’t seen it since 1976 thank you 

    Having lived at home while in school, that isn't quite the kind of college movie night I imagined there. But if have been in for it. 

  11. 2 hours ago, manayunkman said:

    That’s a great film Ken.

     

    I had a 16mm training and propaganda film collection back in the 60s and 70s from a WW2 vet.

     

    We would have movie night in my room at college.

     

    The infantry weapons and “find the Japanese kill the Japanese” were our favorites.

     

    I haven’t seen it since 1976 thank you 

    Having lived at home while in school, that isn't quite the kind of college movie night I imagined there. But if have been in for it. 

  12. 2 hours ago, kammo-man said:

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    I asked the costume supervisor where the helmet came from and here’s his response.


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    Owen, most of us never get to see what's behind that Magic Hollywood Curtain. But you get to work back there. Thanks for letting us peek behind it. 

  13. 6 hours ago, Dave G said:

    Fake. Columbia Pictures didn't use that style of twig. Somebody has put a Lionsgate Film type twig into the camo net. Plus the holes in the camo net are a definite give away that it's Lionsgate. Columbia's prop department distressed their nets with holes in equilateral shapes as opposed to the rounder of Lionsgate. To say nothing about the font on the box of posters. Columbia used Bondini MT and not in all caps. The label shown is clearly Britannic Bold. Not for my collection.

    Elementary.

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