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War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

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War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby Pirate » Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:33 pm

Steve Neill. Here is something for your next foray into strange items to R/C as subs, it's the alien spacecraft from the original War of the Worlds movie. This thing looks pretty cool, and that creepy eye thing would make for a neat periscope above the water.

http://www.badcattoys.com/mawarmawo1pe.html

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Just thought you'd like another challenge.

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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby SteveNeill » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:43 pm

Pete that's a great idea but I'm going back to tradition next on a type 17 I have sitting here some guy named Steve Neill made.

This looks like a job for Super BD!

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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby Wayne Frey » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:25 pm

It would look cool submurged with green leds in the front, wouldn't it?
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby junglelord » Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:55 pm

I would like to see a Star Wars Destroyer.
A Space Shuttle.
Lots of the stuff the chinese have done which are on youtube.
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby Pirate » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:08 am

And a red LED in that eye thingy. Ooooh!

Makes me want to see that stupid 1950s movie again.
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby hakkikt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:15 pm

Cool idea! :D
Won't the high periscope, together with the short length, produce stability issues?
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby TMSmalley » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:37 pm

Add a speaker with the scary death beam noise!

Mars aliens would love water since they didn't have much towards the end. They would have engineered their machines to operate as submerged vehicles to wipe out 1950's submarines and ships on the surface. Could have been another segment in the movie!
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby Pirate » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:44 pm

I hear sequel.
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby Albion » Sun Jan 24, 2010 5:11 am

The book was orignally written in the 1890's decades ahead of its time. Wells describes heat rays, and lazer technology wasnt even theorized as weapon technology until the 50's.

A lot of his books are outdated by modern standards but his subjects such as war in the air, were way ahead of anyone else.
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Re: War of the Worlds—as a submarine?

Postby raalst » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:26 am

the body of that ship would be a cool stingray...

about weird SF subjects : Just got this picture of a quadrocopter in an advertisement.
that enterprise can use a bit of Steve Neill Skill ;-)
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