Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tornado / Vortex seen from Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex 25-10-2011

totally awesome!
Was just looking out of my window when a storm was brewing and I saw this Vortex/Tornado tail in the distance.  Watch the video that I took on my phone, it starts to get bigger so stick with it.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blinkin-ada if it isn't Darth Vader

Do you recognise the man in the middle?  You should!

He played the most infamously iconic character, in arguably the greatest movie franchise ever!  This is David Prowse aka Darth Vader from the Star Wars movies.  

Saturday the 8th October with the kids I met him.  The original Star Wars movies are a cherished part of my childhood so I admit I felt a little reluctant about meeting the great man himself.  For a start I didn't want to be disappointed as it is said, "never meet your heroes", but also I was concerned I would gush.   

True to my word I was over the man like a rash with my handshakes and whitty quips....it was soo embarrassing for the children.  The shame of it.  What I will say is that I had nothing to be concerend about, Mr Prowse was very friendly and kind, a gentle-man, not phased by a pathetic middle aged man acting like a giggly school girl.  He had huge hands though, and you can get a sense why he is/was pals with other 'big boys' from the business like Lou Ferrigno (aka the Incredible Hulk) and even Arnie.

Let me tell you what I know about David Prowse.....
For a start he was a big man at 6'7'' tall when younger and upstanding.  Us 70's kids knew him from TV, especially his character the Green Cross Code Man.  This is him.

Lastly, did you know James Earl Jones' voice for Vader wasn't in the initial plan?  David Prose had a go at doing the voice for Vader but it was eventually dubbed over, which in part is a shame, but as much as it pains me I agree with the decision......see what I mean below.  (Scottish?  what a blinkin cheek - nothing like showing your ignorance!)

Friday, September 23, 2011

Just having fun after all this time

Dedicated to 'my mate'  Steve

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Driving me mad

Been too long since i've added a post here, but thats circumstance really. Having had enough of the restrictiveness of a corporate envirnoment I took advantage of an opportunity to get out. Thing is 3 months or so is a big enough break now. So its time to find myself another job.....thing is i don't think the job wants me to find it! So i'm gonna have to hunt a bit harder, but I'm confident it will work out alright eventually.

The best reason for driving me mad involves cars. Went to the Brighton speed trials and lusted over the white Nissan GTR in the photo.  A few weeks earlier I got to go out with the 'Silver Arrows' driving display team at Mercedes World.  Most of the crazy ride was spent drifting sideways, excellent fun.   I recommend it if you can go!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I got bored.....again

The saying goes 'devil makes work for idle hands',  so it wasn't my fault it was his!

think its quite clever tho!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Amazing stunt!

This fella transfers from one glider to another....really clever

Friday, April 09, 2010

Project Tardis

No particularly intending to focus so much on the Doctor Who theme as I have recently.  I am hoping this is it for now as we come into summer and I have the prospect of new opportunities for work.  At least looking at it optimistically opportunities will arise!  Anyhow I digress as always.  Previously I have mentioned a project I was working on in building a Tardis and figures from an Airfix kit with my son.  Well with the power of Windows Movie Maker I am proud to show a presentation of what we did.  Then swiftly followed by another project involving me and a friend building what should have been a standard size headboard for my sons new bed, but it got a little out of hand.  The dimensions at the end were 10" (25 cm) deep x 4ft (125cm) wide x 6ft 6" (195cm) tall.  Then adding to that the 2 halogen built in night lights and the blue roof light, you can see that a couple of grown men got a little carried away.  It was worth it when we brought it back on the roof of the van to my home.  Seeing to my son who at the sight of what we were carrying, was rushing about like an excitable dog.  I hope you enjoy the presentations.