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Books/Comics/Etc / An obscure question
« on: October 18, 2015, 04:35:04 PM »
Im having to ask an obscure question here.
Im certain in the 90s I read a novel ( shadowrun or battletech)  that mentioned  " a little dragon doormat"   an emplaced doormat / claymore mine type explosive device to deter truly unwelcome visitors. 
But ill be dammed if I can remember the title of said book / which universe it was from  :scratchhead:   any one got a clue?
ive tried a quick look on google with no dice.  so any suggestions gratefully received.

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Announcements and News / HF site off line
« on: July 22, 2015, 09:57:55 PM »
Not certain if any one else has noticed or reported in  ( no face - witter thing)
but it looks like the HF site is broken
I just get a screen with   "  index of / "  in the top left corner,  have done all night
 :scratchhead:

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General Ranting / IPMS 2014
« on: October 22, 2014, 08:09:19 PM »
once again its time for the International Plastic modellers society show at the Telford convention centre 8&9 Nov
http://smwshow.com/
hopefully if any one comes along they'll have a good time this year

(I hope you don't mind but I edited the date for you - it's Nov not Oct. (Inso :) )).

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Announcements and News / problem with HF site
« on: September 28, 2014, 10:21:50 AM »
Not sure if any one else is having the same problem but both my favourites link, and the link from the FoD both say that the HF homepage is non-existent at the moment ( 10:17 UK time 28sept14).
is it due to the move?  or some unfortunate tec incident?

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The Computer Zone / mp3 player SD card question
« on: August 23, 2014, 10:23:05 PM »
Good evening folks.
An odd question, but im finding little or no help via google.
Ive got my grubby paws on a Fiio X3  mp3 player  its got 8 Gig of memory internally, and a mirco SD card slot, that according to the company blurb, I can put a 64 Gig card in.
Ive updated the firm ware ( to version 3) ( by borrowing a friends 2 Gig card )  and now despite the fact it should recognise the extra SD card it doesn't, apparently as the card is on exFAT  and should be on FAT32.
Windows 7 won't format a 64 Gig card to FAt32, even via the command line interface ( after advice from a techy friend ive tried this) as the card size is too large,  and google seems to recommend several   FAT32 formatter programs, which would be a download ( or zip download) from a unknown site ( which im reluctant to do). 
any answers folks.


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General Ranting / Shropshire model show
« on: April 05, 2014, 03:53:32 PM »
Don't know if anyone's interested
But it the Shropshire mode show at Cosford tomorrow
http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/whats-going-on/events/shropshire-scale-modellers-show/
nice show with a variation of stuff there.

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General Ranting / scale model world 2013
« on: October 29, 2013, 06:46:02 PM »
Don't know how many of my fellow FoDers fancy going.
But this years scale model world show is 9th and 10 of November at Telford in the UK
lots of stuff for modellers, both to look at and to purchase.
link below
http://smwshow.com/

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Suggestions (HF) / Tennis star
« on: July 03, 2012, 09:11:40 PM »
wile waiting for the news to start today, i caught the end of wimboldon, and the sight of one of the Venus sisters rasing her racket in triumph did make me think she`d make a wonderful additon to the HF line as a leader / champion to the Nubians.

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Questions and Answers / 35mm bases
« on: April 24, 2012, 09:22:04 PM »
Im looking to make some hoverbot / transolar disks for my dr who mag, i daleks, ( theyll be classed as somthing close to the skeleton bots by a certain large company)  making the fence round them is going to be cutting wire grating, i intend to mold and then cast the inserts for the grav drive for the bottom, but i realy realy cant be bothered to make the circular flying bit by hand.
so the question.
Any one know where i can get 35mm circles  roughly the same thickness as 25mm mini bases, im going to want between 6 and a dozen, ( maybe  a few more at a later date),  id prefer to use just plastic but any material will do in the end..

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Suggestions (HF) / grymn combat engineer
« on: March 09, 2012, 09:13:04 PM »
Just realised that id mentioned this in a thread on a different board and not here.
light armour, sledge hammer, or pick/mattock, large rucksack /demo kit, slung smg, possibly running pose "Fire in the hole"
any takers?

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General Ranting / plastic model show
« on: November 02, 2011, 10:16:13 PM »
Evening all.
I don't know if any ones interested but its the International Plastic Model Show (IPMS) at Telford exibiton centre 12-13 Nov.  There will be lots of kit sellers there ( airfix, Revell, etc) and plenty of people selling bits. ( and usually a very quiet Forge world store). and LOTS AND LOTS of model clubs showing off there stuff.
A good day ( or weekend) if you can go

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