ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

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ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby Ryan B. » Mon Jun 17, 2019 20:32

Claude vs the Frankenkritter.
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby pbhawkin » Mon Jun 17, 2019 21:56

very clever, and a good way to use up some unwanted parts! :D
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby Jonathan » Tue Jun 18, 2019 23:35

That's beautiful!
need some background wall paper of Tokyo for scale!
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby F_IV » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:27

That’s brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. :D
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby cowleyi » Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:14

Excellent - that's great work!
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby smeg1959 » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:34

The Carpet Monster is captured on film! Love it! ;)
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby Ryan B. » Mon Jul 08, 2019 17:26

Smeg, that's funny; our own little version of Bigfoot!
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby smeg1959 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:20

My Carpet Monster is either very small or has the speed of the Flash. I'm thinking of setting up specialised photographic equipment to catch the little bugger in the act ... ;)
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby TonyG2 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:58

I don't know what my carpet monster is but I am coming to the theory that either it is immensely strong yet microscopic - or else my carpet defies all know laws of physics. Having given it further thought it may well be that I have a free roaming micro-wormhole that pops into existence in accordance with the rule of Murphys Law....

I dropped a small piece the other day. Just a teardrop shaped fuel tank for a 1/144 P-47D. It fell straight down between my knees. The work top I was at had a solid flat front so it could not have rolled/bounced underneath. That left directly where it fell (yeah right.....) to the rear (under the chair) or the left or right. I froze. Grabbed a torch (always to hand) and immediately began scanning the area. Reddish brown carpet. Silver piece. Very short pile carpet. Nowhere in sight.

I checked my trouser turn-ups and even made sure it had not fallen on my shoes or snagged the socks. Gone....

So I dropped the other tank deliberately from the same height and position. It remaining exactly where it fell....

So I dropped another piece (small bomb), keeping a very close eye on it. It the carpet and bounced. When I say bounced, it cannot convey the actual mechanics. The damn thing FLEW. To the right and rear - approximately the 4.30 clock position. I had the direction so turned to look for it. Gone. The area behind me was clear or furniture and other structures for nearly six feet. Down on my hands and knees, I found the missing TANK roughly 5 feet away at the 3.00 position. No sign of the bomb. Finally after a search that would make a CSI fan proud. I found the bomb four feet away to the LEFT at about the 10.00 position. Based on the angle it would have had to bounce either up and over the work bench or phase through it...

The only rational explanation I can come up with is that when it bounced back and to the right it hit the chair leg and bounced off this time to the front left. OK, if it had been one of those silly rubber bouncing balls we played with in our youth maybe I could forgive. But a solid if tiny piece of plastic.... This seems to defy all the known laws of physics. If Einstein and Newton had studied this object falling they would have both given up science as a bad idea....
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Re: ACK! Spare Parts Monster attacks Japan!

Postby Ryan B. » Wed Jul 17, 2019 16:56

Yes! Thank you, TonyG2! This validates my own experiences (including figuring out to look in upturned pant cuffs). There is a special brand of physics that manifests only in carpets near modellers. I believe that if Science paid more attention and made deeper investigations into this phenomenon a lot of questions (dark matter, Hubble's constant, etc.) would be solved and exciting new areas of inquiry would be revealed--unless they dropped the results on the carpet.
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