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Offline Dr De'Ath

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 03:05:18 PM »
sorry, not familiar with martian culture - are the sails of cloth? I thought grox bladder sheet?

the question of the sailors came up when I saw the whole crew boarding and leaving noone behind. I guess even the vikings had someone who stayed behind and took care of the boat, when it was not beached

Each of the skiffs had a figure on the back - the 'trimsman' - who was holding the control ropes of the sails and flying the skiff. Take a look at Bullshot's photos and you can see the trimsman.

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Offline oxiana

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 03:14:04 PM »
I've got a soft spot for the Martians wearing the funny human hats...  lol

Great looking game though – always great to see stuff in person after watching it evolve here on the forum.  :)

Offline Sin City Snowman

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2013, 10:16:56 AM »
I'm intrigued by the big green steamsuits in the bottom two pics.   Where are they from and any other pics?

I'd also love to know more about those. Anyone know more about them?

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #18 on: April 27, 2013, 10:36:27 AM »
I'd also love to know more about those. Anyone know more about them?

They are 28mm Hardsuits available from Recreational Conflicts:

http://www.recreationalconflict.com/

There are more photos on this blog of one:

http://bandit86.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/recreational-conflicts-hard-suit.html
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Offline Yankeepedlar01

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2013, 11:51:21 AM »
Do they have a UK Stockist? The postage is almost twice the cost of a suit?
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Offline Sin City Snowman

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2013, 12:14:17 PM »
Thanks for the link Malamute!

Offline Malamute

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2013, 12:17:35 PM »
Do they have a UK Stockist? The postage is almost twice the cost of a suit?


No, they don't but if you Email the owner he is very helpful, he worked out a special postage rate for me to have one suit sent to the UK. It was alot less than the advertised rate.

Offline The_Beast

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2013, 03:06:56 AM »
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the question of the sailors came up when I saw the whole crew boarding and leaving noone behind. I guess even the vikings had someone who stayed behind and took care of the boat, when it was not beached

Thought had crossed my mind, as well. Then, I realized that any skiff JimBibby would create would be as smart  as horses in the old west. Just drop the reins, and there it stays.  lol

And, yes, I know. Where are the reins?  ;)

Doug

Offline Malamute

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2013, 09:50:40 AM »
Thought had crossed my mind, as well. Then, I realized that any skiff JimBibby would create would be as smart  as horses in the old west. Just drop the reins, and there it stays.  lol

And, yes, I know. Where are the reins?  ;)

Doug

I suggest you check the photos again. All skiffs that drop off crew have a Trimsman who will fly the vessel away until it's required for picking up the Clan.

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #24 on: April 28, 2013, 09:55:51 AM »
let's stop nitpicking  :)
my suggestion/question is more about some packs of martian "sailors" who would make the skiffs more colourful (and maybe more believable, but that's not the point)

Offline The_Beast

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Re: A Mars a day...
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2013, 08:39:37 PM »
let's stop nitpicking  :)
my suggestion/question is more about some packs of martian "sailors" who would make the skiffs more colourful (and maybe more believable, but that's not the point)

I knew that; just trying to string out the joke. Malamute didn't seem interested in answering that.

On the other hand, I realize now the piccie I was thinking showed an unmanned skiff was just of a partial skiff. Dopey moi.

Doug

 

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