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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Well, there is probably a lot of other baggage that goes along with it. I mean, CSI had a continuing story about a character that did miniatures.
    Like the baggage Walt Disney carried?

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Like the baggage Walt Disney carried?
    Tee Hee!! The remark you reference was another of sed's ongoing attempts at humor. Unfortunately.

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Hey, that's offensive!!!
    Especially if they thunder!

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Like the baggage Walt Disney carried?
    well, there's the millions of dollars, or cigarettes. not sure which one applies to our esteemed OP.

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Tee Hee!! The remark you reference was another of sed's ongoing attempts at humor. Unfortunately.
    Someone has to fight it out with the seriouses around here.
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by darkfairycthulu View Post
    I shall have to go visit the rocks in question next trip. I have been taking them for granite all these years.
    Ah, a fellow comedian!
    "Here You Leave the World of California Today and Enter the World of, um, er, California Today."

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Ah, a fellow comedian!
    Need to insert a rim-shot in there somewhere!

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    Well, there is probably a lot of other baggage that goes along with it. I mean, CSI had a continuing story about a character that did miniatures.
    That was the only part of CSI I ever watched.

    He murdered who ever he sculpted and left it at the secne of the crime. I remember the old lady he did that too.

    /end the off topic-ness.

    Wait, are the rocks where those turkeys are? I'm confused as to where they are.

    Or are those where the old tunnels are? Or are they part of the screnery when you ride BTMRR.

    I want to see them when I go...
    We are currently imagineeing a new attraction for you!

    Please enjoy all the other attractions in fabulicious Vasooki-land!

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Are the balancing rocks going to 'teeter' as well? I seem to remember a prototype of this scene you constructed a while back that DID have animation.

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Are the balancing rocks going to 'teeter' as well? I seem to remember a prototype of this scene you constructed a while back that DID have animation.
    Believe it or not, evey rock moves...

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Vasooki View Post
    That was the only part of CSI I ever watched.

    He murdered who ever he sculpted and left it at the secne of the crime. I remember the old lady he did that too.
    You obviously didn't see the end of that particular plot arc.


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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DeGaetano View Post
    Believe it or not, evey rock moves...
    What do you mean? Is there a joke here I'm missing?
    The Mickey audience is not made up of people; it has no racial, national, political, religious or social differences or affiliations; the Mickey audience is made up of parts of people, of that deathless, precious, ageless, absolutely primitive remnant of something in every world-wracked human being which makes us play with children’s toys and laugh without self-consciousness at silly things, and sing in bathtubs, and dream and believe that our babies are uniquely beautiful. You know…the Mickey in us.
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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by fo'c's'le swab View Post
    Are the balancing rocks going to 'teeter' as well? I seem to remember a prototype of this scene you constructed a while back that DID have animation.
    I did have--crude-- teetering rocks or 'Balancing rocks' at one point before I tore up the desert and redid it about a month ago. The rocks I have now are much better and indeed do move as Steve mentioned; much more fluid than the older ones. Here's video of them in action (they weren't painted yet):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=kUABqm_ST58

    All of my rocks, at least all of my later ones, are carved out of HDU or High Density Urethane foam. The stuff works well because it carves easily and a lot detail can be put into them. Disney uses the same stuff on their models too. Here is yet another video, this one showing the process from how a block of foam turns into a realistic rock

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=http:...?v=h0tC08snUPQ

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    WDITrent's to-do list for Nautilus:

    1. Build model of Space Mountain, light up asteroid. If it's too bright, turn it off.

    2. Finish Monorail Orange.

    3. Fix effects in IJA.

    4. Build Peoplemover.


    This is fun- now whatever happens at DLR, we can just blame it on Nautilus!

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by WDITrent View Post
    WDITrent's to-do list for Nautilus:

    1. Build model of Space Mountain, light up asteroid. If it's too bright, turn it off.

    2. Finish Monorail Orange.

    3. Fix effects in IJA.

    4. Build Peoplemover.


    This is fun- now whatever happens at DLR, we can just blame it on Nautilus!
    All right, just give me a couple years to do it. Pay me some dough and the time it takes cuts in half!

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    Re: Big Thunder Rocks

    Quote Originally Posted by DLcastmbr View Post
    I think the biggest problem with this thread is Nautilus does not think big Thunder rocks! It happens to be a well themed attraction that has stood the test of time and is a great ride


    /sarcasm
    I do think the ride rocks--only I think the one before it rocked even more!


    Quote Originally Posted by sediment View Post
    well, there's the millions of dollars, or cigarettes. not sure which one applies to our esteemed OP.


    Neither!
    Last edited by Nautilus; 02-10-2009 at 06:01 PM.

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