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#2
Look real? Them ****'s are breaking the skyline all over the shop!



In all honesty it's a bit amatureish tbh, something a 12yr old could knock up.
 
#4
I'm not exactly impressed by the photos myself either but hats off for ingenuity.

WWI trench scenes though? Someone needs to tell Marty McFly to **** off in his armoured car.
 
#5
Novel idea. I used to make 35mm Tamiya model based dioramas and was always looking for different ways to photograph them.

This bloke just looks like he has unpacked a packet of plastic soldiers though.
 
#6
The flying sparks, smoke and searing flashes of light illuminating them have all been created with real bomb-making equipment

So why isn't he under arrest for possession of explosives etc? If I was messing around with real bomb-making equipment I'm sure the plods would have been all over me by now.

Another arty muppet - he should be in the Pretentious Twats thread for this.

Rodney2q


 

CanteenCowboy

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#8
The pictures are rubbish, an interesting idea although and if used by someone with more insight to the subject matter could produce some astonishing pictures. I much prefer the art createdby those who actually lived through WW1*, and not some pretentious arty twonk, who should really be under investigation for 'possesion of articles of use to terrorists'.

*Too lazy to provide a link to any WW1 art, but go check out the IWM, full of stuff.
 
#11
Nothing beats actionmen a handfull of bangers and a gat gun, worked for me
Someone had to bring up abusing Action Man.

I made an action man sized bazooka with a piece of tube filched from metalwork at school. Then I took apart chinese bangers and used the powder as propellant, cotton wool as wadding and the plastic bazooka rounds from the action man set..............worked a treat until I had a misfire and melted one of my blokes hands to the tube.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Kit Reviewer
Book Reviewer
#15
The trajectories are all wrong. Did they have tracers in WW1?
IIRC British invention 1915. Used against Zeppelins and observation balloons, which were hydrogen filled. Ordinary bullets tended just to make holes which led to a slow leakage of gas, tracers set the hydrogen on fire leading to much quicker destruction of target
 
#16
"looks real"......yeah right. Reminds me of when I used to make Airfix Spitfires and Messerschmits,cover them in lighter fluid,set them alight and throw them out of the bedroom window!
 
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exmunkey

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#18
Someone had to bring up abusing Action Man.

I made an action man sized bazooka with a piece of tube filched from metalwork at school. Then I took apart chinese bangers and used the powder as propellant, cotton wool as wadding and the plastic bazooka rounds from the action man set..............worked a treat until I had a misfire and melted one of my blokes hands to the tube.
Beat a cat powered APC, worked ok until the cat tried to strangle himself on the harness, commonly called a noose. He forgave me and lived to the ripe age of 18
 
#19
IIRC British invention 1915. Used against Zeppelins and observation balloons, which were hydrogen filled. Ordinary bullets tended just to make holes which led to a slow leakage of gas, tracers set the hydrogen on fire leading to much quicker destruction of target
There were actually a host of tracer type ammunition around at the time...

According to Temple, the .303 Tracer had been designed by a Maj Newton at Woolwich Arsenal and was approved prior to 1914. Production was however put in abeyance until 1916. The Mk 1 tracer was not that successful nd was replaced in 1917 by the MkVIIT, known as the "Sparklet" as it was mnufactured by the Sparklet Company.. This had a solid guilding metal bullet and was satisfactory, but expensive to manufacture. It was in turn replaced by the MkVIIG in late 1917 which was essentially the same as we use today..

A tracer was actually made for the .577/.450 (11.43x59R) Martini Henry round in 1913 as an anti-zeppelin round for the RFC.

The Navy had a similar .45 incendiary round designed by Buckingham, who also developed a WP filled .303 incendiary round..

Another anti Zeppelin round was the "Special Brock Zeppelin Bullet" or "Cartridge SA BALL B.I.K .303-INCH MARK VIIIK N" designed by Commander Brock RN (of the famous firework company). This little beauty had a hollow nose filled with 5 gn of "a detonating composition"!

My favourite was the "Pomeroy" bullet which had a copper tube in the front of the bullet filled with 75% Guhr Dynamite and a lead pellet.. The MkVIIAA..

Bringing the thread back on track however...

WTF is "Bomb Fuze Wire" and what is the ADAC...?
 

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