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haha ha brilliant !

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PostSubject: Re: Up the creek WITH a paddle.....!   Up the creek WITH a paddle.....! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 28, 2019 1:16 am

After noting his observations in his pocket diary, the Professor made his way back through the dense jungle to where he and his guide had previously made a base camp.
Even though it had been only rudimentary, it was now in complete disarray.
There was no sign of his guide.
During the course of his diligent searching, the Professor came upon the pitiful remains of a now torn and bloodstained garment and the bone necklace. Both had had been worn by his former companion, who despite repeated attempts by the Professor, had  flatly refused to allow himself to be sprayed with the "T-REX" ®, convinced it was some sort of white man magic that would steal his soul.

Sadly, it would appear that tragic refusal had now proven fatal.

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PostSubject: Re: Up the creek WITH a paddle.....!   Up the creek WITH a paddle.....! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 28, 2019 2:59 am

Believably composed scene. Good posing of the figure. Again, excellent use of background images and lighting the foreground to match.

The "scale" grass underfoot, is that digitally inserted or a miniature model?

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PostSubject: Re: Up the creek WITH a paddle.....!   Up the creek WITH a paddle.....! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeWed Aug 28, 2019 3:08 am

That "scale grass" as you term it is an absolute dream find.
I bought three or four 12" squares of it a while back from a florist supplies shop. It's designed to be used to cover the surface of pots of artificial plants, but it makes wonderful ground for 1/6 scale modelling.
You can buy a cheaper version that's just plain all-over billiard table green flock-fibre grass, but it looks very artificial, whereas this stuff has tiny bumps and dips in the surface as well as little "stones" etc, as is therefore far more realistic. It's made on some sort of an open plastic fibrous backing, easily cut to size.

Track it down and buy heaps of the stuff before it goes off the market.
HIGHLY recommended!

Here is the same stuff on Australian eBay. Look for a similar item in your locality.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Artificial-Fake-Silk-Touch-Moss-Mat-Green-DIY-Accessory-30-30cm/172927565463?hash=item2843493e97:g:7hAAAOSw2AFZumcf

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P.S. I was quite pleased with the last photo in the Professor Series above.
Okay, it's probably a lot to do with the head-sculpt, but I thought it managed to capture some emotion, .....not an easy quality to do when working with static plastic figures.

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Very cool product! Thank you for the tip!

And yes, you manage to make Professor Smith appear quite expressive in this image. Some figures are better "actors" than others.

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Great dio piece! cheers
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great composition, love it , great find on the turf !

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PostSubject: Re: Up the creek WITH a paddle.....!   Up the creek WITH a paddle.....! - Page 3 Icon_minitimeThu Aug 29, 2019 5:32 am

After his long search for any further sign of his guide proved fruitless, the Professor salvaged what he could from the supplies, and paddled the boat back towards the native village.
From there he could make his way back to civilisation.

But wait!
What could possible be contained within that small crate with those hastily improvised holes punched in the side....?  Question  Question  Question

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Did the professor find what he was looking for? Did he find what apparently cost the life of his guide? If so... you left out a very important scene!
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SCU_HQ wrote:
Did the professor find what he was looking for? Did he find what apparently cost the life of his guide? If so... you left out a very important scene!
Razz
Despite a very intensive and lengthy search, all he found was the necklace and the torn and heavily blood-stained garment. Nothing else. No corpse or any bodily remains at all. The boat was still tied up to the river bank, so he hadn't left by that means.

Loath though the Professor is to draw conclusions from such meagre evidence, it would seem to suggest that either some large predator may have taken the unprotected guide, or at the very least he met with foul play .
Do remember, he repeatedly refused to be sprayed with "T-REX Repellent"®.
That may or may not be significant.

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What I mean is, did he find what he was looking for on this trek in to the uncharted jungle (which, so I understand, has since burned to the ground)?

He is already turning back. Did he give up? Is he heading back to re-supply and re-group? Does he plan to return to continue the search (in which case, too bad, because it has all burned down)?

Or did he find something (hence the vented crate) to which we, the avid readers and enthusiastic followers, have not been made privy?

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For the answer to these and other intriguing questions, tune in to the next exciting episode...... lol! lol! lol!

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Back in the Paleontology Department of his University, Prof. Arkansas Smith prepares his notes for publication, ...with only one small distraction.

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This is such a great photo! Professor Smith is definitely a slightly, but only slightly, fictionalized version of Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews!

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I would have been proud to have said I'd based my bloke on him!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Chapman_Andrews

Love this bit, specially the ending.

"In 1927, the Boy Scouts of America made Andrews an Honorary Scout, a new category of Scout created that same year. This distinction was given to "American citizens whose achievements in outdoor activity, exploration and worthwhile adventure are of such an exceptional character as to capture the imagination of boys...".

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Great shot and composition Barry, he looks hard at work bounce bounce bounce
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Wow, each part of this story has been gripping, mysterious, lovely Jungle backgrounders and most of all adventures. Keep up the good work LeStryge Wink.

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Thanks again Dal and Alex.
I'm sure the Professor has further expeditions in mind!

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The Professor's little souvenir from his recent excursion has become something of a problem after a distracted lab assistant almost lost a hand!

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The paleontological "experts" claim that ceratopsians like Styracosaurus were herbivores, but with a beak like that, I suspect they could eat anything they wanted... including unwary fingers, hands, and arms!

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Exactly!
Hippos are classified as "herbivores" too, ......and yet? affraid

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Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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Cool stuff! Really liked the photos! cheers

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I had a run-in with one of those critters myself, once:

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(They get a lot bigger than the books say, by the way!)

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