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Posted: 28 August 2012 12:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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LOL.  Yes, it did!

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Posted: 29 August 2012 06:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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To the left of the fireplace is the safe, disguised as books - merely for appearance, of course.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 06:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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Opening this cover door reveals the safe proper.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 06:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Opening the safe reveals the loot.  In here there is lots of lovely cash (both dollars and pounds), some document boxes and a jewellry box, texture by courtesy of Tylo Teresa.  I really love opening this door over and over in real time - perhaps I was a burglar in a previous life!

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Posted: 29 August 2012 07:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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skipper25 - 29 August 2012 06:28 AM

Opening the safe reveals the loot.  In here there is lots of lovely cash (both dollars and pounds), some document boxes and a jewellry box, texture by courtesy of Tylo Teresa.  I really love opening this door over and over in real time - perhaps I was a burglar in a previous life!

First name is not Peter is it?  I am sure I used to know the derivation of safe-crackers being known as petermen ... wink

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Posted: 29 August 2012 08:05 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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The chemical Saltpetre (potassium nitrate) was used as an explosive during safe blowing by villains. A villain who used it was known as a Petre and this soon became Peterman.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 08:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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chohole - 29 August 2012 08:05 AM

The chemical Saltpetre (potassium nitrate) was used as an explosive during safe blowing by villains. A villain who used it was known as a Petre and this soon became Peterman.

Ahhh, I am not sure, now, if I did know - thank you. smile


Er, mis-spent youth? wink

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:22 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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How very erudite of you all.  No, I am not a Peter, but I still enjoy opening this door, so there!

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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Depends what you consider Mispent. I spent some time doing re-enactment, ACW re-enactment, and we used ground charges etc, to simulate cannon shot landind. Ie you insert a blank charge in the cannon, and a ground charge to show the cannon ball landing, if you see what I mean. We had a great pryotecnics guy, who was happy to tell us what he was using in his charges, and also things he had come across whilst ding hos research.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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That’s fun, not mis-spent wink

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Posted: 29 August 2012 03:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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That’s fascinating, Cho.  Two questions.  Did you find that it aided your understanding of history?  What sort of role did you play - male or female?

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Posted: 29 August 2012 03:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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skipper25 - 29 August 2012 03:09 PM

That’s fascinating, Cho.  Two questions.  Did you find that it aided your understanding of history?  What sort of role did you play - male or female?


BBoth actually Skipper. When we were having battles I played a female dressed up as a soldier boy to accompany her man to war, and when we did our indoorfancier shows I was a southern belle, Number 2 husband was 2nd in command of the regiment, so it looked better for the evening shows if I was mostly a female.

However, and it’s a big however, I also used to be flag bearer on parade, so when we did American trilogy at midnight (Pontins holiday camps we were part of the entertainment team when they had Country and Western weeks) I would do a very quick change, Could change form Belle to flag bearer in about 10 minutes. We worked at Hemsby and Prestatyn.

Mostly though we were taking part in big ACW shows all over the country, most often shows rasising money for cahrity, so I spent more time as the soldier boy than as the Southern Belle. Being slim I could get away with it. I tended to be one of the scruffiest soldiers on the battle field, as everyone on the other side wants to capture the flag, so did get into some scuffles.

As SImon said, it was great fun.

AS for the Histroy part of it, I have been told by several people from the Southern States of the US that I know more about the American Civil War than is taught in their schools, and thus often know more than they do.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 04:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 28 ]
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chohole - 29 August 2012 03:19 PM


AS for the Histroy part of it, I have been told by several people from the Southern States of the US that I know more about the American Civil War than is taught in their schools, and thus often know more than they do.

I can well believe that.
Since anything about any war is just barely taught if at all and then it’s usually inaccurate and or prejudiced by personal beliefs or politics

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Posted: 29 August 2012 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 29 ]
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Over here, if you went to the right schools, at the right time, we were taught about Wars, as well as peace time. I was lucky to have an incredible History teacher, history was always one of my favourtie subjects, and judging by exam results also my best subject, Of course for people of my generation Wars like WW2 were too close to be really history, but we still studied the causes of the war. Studying the ACW was something I id after I left school, it grew out of my fascination with Country music and then the re-enactment scene.

It is very strange, over there you have Ren faires, even though there wasn’t a period in your history to equate to the European rennaisance period, over here we have a fascination with the history of the ACW and the American Indians.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 06:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 30 ]
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chohole - 29 August 2012 04:51 PM

Over here, if you went to the right schools, at the right time, we were taught about Wars, as well as peace time. I was lucky to have an incredible History teacher, history was always one of my favourtie subjects, and judging by exam results also my best subject, Of course for people of my generation Wars like WW2 were too close to be really history, but we still studied the causes of the war. Studying the ACW was something I id after I left school, it grew out of my fascination with Country music and then the re-enactment scene.

It is very strange, over there you have Ren faires, even though there wasn’t a period in your history to equate to the European rennaisance period, over here we have a fascination with the history of the ACW and the American Indians.

I guess that makes it seem somehow more exotic or fascinating
Maybe because it happened elsewhere

By the way looking forward to the re release of this Skipper

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