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SkyTanic

build the Titanic as a full scale derigible
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To commemorate centenary of the building of the great ship in 1912 (my grandfather worked on it) I propose an airship version be made to the same dimensions.

This detailed model in dirigible form would be tethered at a suitably low height so that the entire ship could be appreciated in true scale, floating above the water. At night it would of course be fully illuminated.

illustration to follow (after my fab mother goes home following her Christmas dinner)

xenzag, Dec 25 2011

Skytanic https://picasaweb.g...5691953409386631986
illustration - may end up modifying it more at some future time [xenzag, Dec 30 2011]

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       Very good. We suggest that it should be filled with Hydrogen, and an iceberg-shaped balloon tethered alongside.   

       At the end of the commemoration, David Blaine will be given a stepladder, a box of matches, and an instruction to "Get on with it."
8th of 7, Dec 25 2011
  

       Towed by the HindeNautilusburg.   

       Beautiful idea.   

       There's a half-scale bow section in Branson, Missouri, at the tacky museum.   

       Airship pedantry: "dirigible" means a balloon that is "directable", so a tethered balloon is not dirigible. (Yeah, I know you said "form".)   

       I'd really like to see the SkyTanic untethered, just drifting through the sky ready to bump into something. [+]
baconbrain, Dec 25 2011
  

       Thanks.... had too much to drink to make illustration tonight. Plus a very close friend of ten years has frozen me out of her life and I'm totally devastated, so don't feel much like doing anything tonight.
xenzag, Dec 25 2011
  

       sympathetic noises coming from over here, [xenzag]... for what it's worth. great idea btw.
afinehowdoyoudo, Dec 26 2011
  

       Have started work on illustration for Skytanic, but also writing up a patent application for another idea.... horrible process. Idea is good, but describing it in terms like abstract; claim; detailed description is a pain. Thinking it up and making drawing was best bit. Rest is for dweebs. (puts dweeb hat on and goes back to 6th draft - sighs)
xenzag, Dec 26 2011
  

       Great idea, [xenzag]! (Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, I will miss its maiden flight across the North Atlantic.) [+]
Grogster, Dec 28 2011
  

       Just about to start illustration.... may take a few days as I am so busy with other stuff.
xenzag, Dec 28 2011
  

       So sorry accidentally deleted a link to a Hindenberg idea when I was adding link to illustration.... please feel free to repost.
xenzag, Dec 30 2011
  

       //So sorry accidentally deleted a link to a Hindenberg idea //   

       Shant!
not_morrison_rm, Dec 31 2011
  

       + cool!
xandram, Jan 01 2012
  

       Thanks and happy new year..... bloody illustration took me 5 hours, and I'm still not totally happy with it. May do a night version some time.
xenzag, Jan 01 2012
  

       Somewhere, the Borg are devising a large inflatable iceberg.
Alterother, Jan 01 2012
  

       //Somewhere// A long time ago, in a galaxy near Prestwick...
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 01 2012
  

       //Somewhere, the Borg are devising a large inflatable iceberg.// in this case it might be a small fiery object that is approaching....
xenzag, Jan 01 2012
  

       Love the illustration.   
      
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