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Stargate Figures in Action

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Wonderful pictures !!!! great catalogue sportswear !!! It's always a real pleasure to see all your very nice work Paya
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Wonderful, Paya, your photography skills really are something special. Loved Jack's adventures! Thanks for sharing Smile
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banlu wrote:
Kate, if you interview Rick at MTM, take paya along to photograph it!


Whether I interview him or not, I am totally depending on Paya to be my photographer at MTM!

Breathtaking... Very Happy

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My guys went out to build a snowman today! Winter fun at my backyard, lol


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Paya, no words!!!!! If I didn't know exactly that this is a figure, I would believe that you took photos of the real Jack. Absolutely GREAT!!!! The quality of your pics is extraordinary!!!!
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Paya, that's some adventure you and Jack had!

Anne, it looks like both of your lads had a good time! Like the furred companion, too!

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Paya, I am totally speechless about those wonderful pictures with blue sky and glittering snow. They look soooooo goooooood! And the added headlight of the motorbike in the one night picture... wonderful.

I also love the ice cave and the big icicle. I am surprised he did not start iceclimbing, as they sometimes do on frozen waterfalls. But I guess his climbing gear is not ready yet? Wink


Anne, your picture is also very funny! I also recently let my figures build snow sculptures, but it's not Stargate-related.
I love the civil clothes you got for your Daniel and Jack.
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Paya, I can sum up your work with one word: AWESOME!!!!!!! Wink
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Anne, your picture is great! Smile Love Jack and Daniel's winter coats and what a cute dog, too!
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A bit late for Valentin's day, but we just now received proof that Jack and Sam spent the day on a destination far, far away... (a lot of people put up this scene together, I want to thank all my friends involved)














And this is how it looks when you add a bit Photoshopping (my friend did this) - look how she also changed the sign:



Then they had to go home, unfortunately


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How did I miss this? :doh:

anyway, LOL at Sam in the wagon, adn who wouldn't want to sit around with jack's head on their lap ~sigh~

And the leaves scattered on the ground are a nice touch.

good job!

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Obviously, it has become a shameful habit of mine to reply with such a delay. Anyway, better late than never. Let me express many thanks to you all for your comments on my winter adventure series.

Banlu, KateR, how nice of you. The idea of me becoming Kate's photographer - I both laughed and felt honoured when reading it. Very Happy

Anne, what a lovely snowman! Well done, guys. Wink

Astra, thank you for bringing back fond memories of a wonderful time that played a crucial role in my decision to buy the action figures. Smile

Now, are you ready for another photo story?
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Winter Adventure 2

As an avid skier, I usually spend my winter holidays high up in the mountains. This season was quite exceptional, since I had a special companion with me: the one and only Jack O'Neill. I was allowed to follow his extraordinary skiing adventures, riding deep into beautiful snowy wilderness - a true privilege of a photographer. Thanks to this opportunity, I can now present a collection of rare photographs to you.



The weather mostly was a challenge this year, with a lot of rain, snow, wind and low visibility. Fortunately, there also were a few sunny spells, of which we took a full advantage. After two rainy and cloudy days, the Sun showed its nice face - a clear sign for us to go across the local ridges and valleys, and explore the whole area properly.



Jack was eager to try his new skis and I had a hard time to control his enthusiasm. He would just go down no matter what terrain was ahead.



A behind-the-scene note: when taking this peaceful looking photo, I sank through a layer of snow up to my waist and had a pretty hard time to dig myself out. Just one of many escapades the photographer undergoes for documenting the little guy's outdoor trips.



In the afternoon, we reached the other end of the skiing area and looked for a nice place where we could take a short rest.

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Right, here it is. Jack stopped and started to construct something.





Well, the guy certainly knows how to make himself comfortable.



- You got enough sun cream?
- Nah. Don't worry.
- All right. We'll see whose face is more sunburnt in the evening, pal.



- Wanna snack?
- Yep.



- Thanks.

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After the refreshment, Jack became a bit itchy. He was hanging around, trying to find something he could play with. For some reason, he got fascinated with my ski pants...



- Jack, it's not a replicator. Don't even think about shooting at it!



Then he found another comfortable spot.



At least he kept his shenanigans at bay so I let him be.

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It was such a nice place that I forgot to check the time. When I finally looked at my watch, I went like "OMG".
Jack seemed to be undisturbed and utterly relaxed.



- Jack let's go, we have to hurry, so we manage to get back.



- But we haven't tried that farthest piste over there yet.
- It's late. We have a couple of valleys to cross and if we don't do it before they close the lifts...
- Okay, I get it.



We packed quickly and were ready in a minute. Except for...

- Jack? Get out of my ski!
- *innocent whistling*



*letting out a breath* We made it, and now we can relax. There is just one run down before us. So we can sit for a while and enjoy the serene, early-evening scenery - like this view at Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps.



It was a nice trip, more like wandering on skis than anything else. Over the next days, it was going to be more athletic, so stay tuned for the other photographs. Wink

TO BE CONTINUED!
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Paya, I don't know what to say. Perfect, everything is perfect. The story, the extraordinary quality of your pics and the weather!!! Just GREAT!!!! Thanks for sharing. Very Happy
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Mountains, snow, and Jack...*sigh*

Beautiful pictures. I so envy you.

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That's absolutely stunning. I have no words for how wonderful I think those are.

I love the wallpaper with the words and pictures engraved in the wood. And did you do the little drawing? Very good!

I love how Jack is sitting there relaxed and the replicator reference. And it looks funny when he is staying on your skis.
With all the other pictures one could forget how tiny he is, he looks so real.

I'm glad you made it into the valley on time!
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Astra wrote:
With all the other pictures one could forget how tiny he is, he looks so real.


That's just what I was thinking! I get so caught up in his little world - only his own skis are making tracks in the snow, the scenery is breathtaking. And then all of the sudden he is in an ENORMOUS helmet - it's like Alice in Wonderland! Laughing

I really admire the creativity of all the photographers here.

But Paya - I wasn't kidding about depending on you and your camera at MTM!

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Oh Paya, you are so clever Smile What absolutely wonderful pictures, and Jack does indeed look so real, one can hardly believe how tiny he really is. Superb. Well done Smile
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I did not want to wait any longer for the General O'Neill figure to be made, so I made my own dress blues Jack. The base figure is a Wesley figure in grey suit from the Buffy-line (which came with the suit case that leans against Jack's desk). If you are interested, I can post some in progress pictures.

The thank for this idea and much help with details goes to Roll my blues on Gateworld. Here are some pictures:






The little picture of RDA (Jack?) and his brothers was made by Fandango as a gift for me. Finally I found a place for it! Many thanks again, Fandango! (The frame is a bead)














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Dress-blues Jack

All your work is simply fabulous. Your attention to detail is so "on" that I'm surprised that you missed this. The nameplate on the desk says Brig. Gen. J. O'Neill, a one-star General. Your Jack figure has two stars on the epaulets on his shoulders. This would indicate that he is a Major General. I know that in the series Jack advanced quite rapidly once he became a general, so it would be easy to miss labeling his insignia or updating his nameplate. I figured that you'd want to know.

BTW, I love that you included the Asgard stone that is on the first shelf of the bookcase. Yes, please post the progression photos. I love your work.
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Astra! Good to see you on! I was beginning to wonder if you had abandoned us....

You did a sweet job on the uniform! Looks great! You've developed quite a talent for customizing figures. I could never really get past the "make the paint stay" stage...but then, I was experimenting with a less expensive figure with a less than agreeable surface. I also have problems popping the heads off for trading bodies...I always feel guilty. Rolling Eyes Embarassed Laughing

You sure have a way with those small documents. They look perfect! ...Including the letters, right down to the postage!

I'm glad you found use for the world's smallest family photo. Laughing Very Happy
Love the fact that you have his jet model, too....

Very fun! Thanks for sharing!
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Ohhh, dress blues Jack! I want, want, want! 'steals dress blues Jack from Astra and hides it'Razz

These are great, Astra. Love the desk and the document and the picture. Very cool!
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I'm always impressed how much love you guys put into the details!!! GREAT!!!
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I am so sorry I missed all this Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed

Been catching up here since beginning of this year, and I wanted to be here,but then I was sick and mostly rheuma, and then comnputer problems etc.

Now I went trough all of these new picture stories and I want to thanks everyone for all their great artwork Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Diana wonderful Astra asmazing Anne so cute, and PAYA PAYA dear PAYA girl I gotto say it Very Happy Stunning , amazing OUSTANDING Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

WOW girl these are so incredible wonderful. I enjoyed every one of them, and I did see Mac here as well LOL buidling his own motorbike Laughing
But I do see Jack in it as well,because Jack could more then he ever showed us Wink

Now about them man himself Richard Dean Anderson Wink Well he does often say he's terrible in things like a video . computer or photograpy,but he sure knows what to do with a camera Wink

PAYA I see lot of Rick in Jack in his free time Wink Very Happy Very Happy

And those skiing pjoto stories and those promotion ones Laughing Laughing Laughing

Man I love them there so amazing so outstanding good Very Happy Very Happy

I dont know if it s me alone, but if you didn't know it you would think your looking at real pictures of the man himself Wink Now thats art PAYA Very Happy


Thanks so very much for sharing those and please keep them coming Very Happy Very Happy And that means for everyone else too Astra Diana Anne and those who I may have forgotten to mention. Thanks for sharing and please make more.

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A big huge Thank you to all that commented on my customized Jack!
The decoration of the whole scene (the desk, the shelf) was not done by me, though, several friends put all their love into it.

Garfina wrote:
Dress-blues Jack

All your work is simply fabulous. Your attention to detail is so "on" that I'm surprised that you missed this. The nameplate on the desk says Brig. Gen. J. O'Neill, a one-star General. Your Jack figure has two stars on the epaulets on his shoulders. This would indicate that he is a Major General. I know that in the series Jack advanced quite rapidly once he became a general, so it would be easy to miss labeling his insignia or updating his nameplate. I figured that you'd want to know.

BTW, I love that you included the Asgard stone that is on the first shelf of the bookcase. Yes, please post the progression photos. I love your work.

Thank you for the feedback and correcting the mistake. I admit, I don't know much about military ranks (although I learnt a lot through Stargate).

But it is true, I got the picture for the plate from the sign at the door, it can be seen in big version in one episode (don't remember which one). Must have been season 8 then, yes? Not sure if we ever see it prominently enough to make a screen shot of it? Must check. Otherwise I'll just remove one of his stars - they kept falling off all the time anyway Wink

No really, thank you for telling me.

My friend was responsible for decorating the book shelf, so all credit goes to her. I only noticed later what she had done with the stone.

And I just made a new post with the progression pictures. You can find it here: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/17055.html

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Astra! Good to see you on! I was beginning to wonder if you had abandoned us....

Nah, didn't abandone you, although I admit I got distracted a bit. Because I now also own several Doctor Who and Torchwood figures, who want to get played with...

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You did a sweet job on the uniform! Looks great! You've developed quite a talent for customizing figures. I could never really get past the "make the paint stay" stage...

Well, that's a start, though...

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but then, I was experimenting with a less expensive figure with a less than agreeable surface. I also have problems popping the heads off for trading bodies...I always feel guilty. Rolling Eyes Embarassed Laughing

You don't need to Wink I have several heads without bodies laying around and some bodies without heads. I admit it looks odd, as if I was a slayer or something. But if you put the figure into hot water before removing the head, it is going nice and easy.

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You sure have a way with those small documents. They look perfect! ...Including the letters, right down to the postage!

Oh, the Top Secret documents I just printed in small version, I have the real size format at home. I bought it at Legends Memorabilia. And I cannot take credit for the letter and postbox at all, they are just bought. If you want to see more little things I bought, go here: http://dieastra.livejournal.com/15976.html

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I'm glad you found use for the world's smallest family photo. Laughing Very Happy

In fact, that little picture was the inspiration for the whole scene! I cannot thank you enough for it!

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Love the fact that you have his jet model, too....

It even says "Air Force" on the wing! I found it at a flea market.

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Ohhh, dress blues Jack! I want, want, want! 'steals dress blues Jack from Astra and hides it'Razz

I just posted the link of how to do it in my answer to Garfina above. Just try it out? Or maybe I should do a business out of it...
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Astra wrote:
Garfina wrote:
Dress-blues Jack

All your work is simply fabulous. Your attention to detail is so "on" that I'm surprised that you missed this. The nameplate on the desk says Brig. Gen. J. O'Neill, a one-star General. Your Jack figure has two stars on the epaulets on his shoulders. This would indicate that he is a Major General. I know that in the series Jack advanced quite rapidly once he became a general, so it would be easy to miss labeling his insignia or updating his nameplate. I figured that you'd want to know.


Thank you for the feedback and correcting the mistake. I admit, I don't know much about military ranks (although I learnt a lot through Stargate).



And here I was sure that your Dress Blues Jack was newly promoted and he had just stepped into his office to switch his nameplate for the new one. Surely he looks realistic enough to be just taking care of a few errands in his office. Wink

As always, love the creativity and detail of you ladies! Smile

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KateR wrote:
And here I was sure that your Dress Blues Jack was newly promoted and he had just stepped into his office to switch his nameplate for the new one. Surely he looks realistic enough to be just taking care of a few errands in his office. Wink

Kate! That's the solution! Oh, you are brillant! I bet that's what in the little package he holds in his hand.

See, you only have to find a good explanation. And tell it with a straight face. Problem solved! LOL
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Ah, such a long pause again. The real life took over and I had to put my hobbies aside for a while. Sad
Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on the skiing pictures. Gerda, I’m happy you have re-discovered this thread. Astra… well, you’ve already heard my praise of your invention. It’s amazing and always a joy to watch. Very Happy

KateR wrote:
But Paya - I wasn't kidding about depending on you and your camera at MTM!

Thank you! Smile I’m afraid I’ll be seated quite far from the stage, but I’ll certainly do my best.

And what's new in the action figure world?
There supposed to be another part of Jack’s winter adventures from me by now, but it still has to be edited, so I decided to post anything else in the meantime. I made the following pictures quite long ago, and was actually planning to post them after finishing the whole skiing series, but I’m afraid it will take another couple of weeks or months before I get to it.

So, here is a brand new collection of Jack O’Neill Sportswear company. You can at least see what’s in store. Wink Enjoy.





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- Jack.
- Hm?
- Did you write that on the wall?
- Nope.
- You *do* realize you spoiled the background for the fashion shots, right?
- What?



And after a long day of promo shooting for the catalogue, Jack was relaxing with his puppy wolf in the backyard:

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Outstanding as always, Paya! I am just amazed by the detail you ladies put in your work. The stance with the thumbs in the pockets - so RDA. Even the puppy has an expectant look as he is waiting for the stick!

I have to ask - what is your line of work in real life? Do you work in advertising? Photography? Fashion? Publishing? If not, you may have missed your calling. Wink

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These are wonderful, you are so clever! Smile Jack's puppy is cute and the training shots are very realistic, and I love Jack's jacket!
Looking forward to the next instalment!
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Wonderful as always! I really like the pose in the second one. So relaxed. And also the one Kate mentioned, with hands in the pockets.

And the ones with the puppy wolf are just adorable *melts*
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Wonderful pics paya, as always. And Rick or Jack would have bought their clothes exactly in the same size. Better too loose than too tight, hehe!!! Laughing
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Paya...
I have been remiss, distracted by too many things. And now I fear you may already be travelling.......
Your work continues to be at the pro level! Absolutely wonderful!
I particularly like the one with writing on the wall...the warmer colors.
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WOW PAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

These are outstanding Very Happy my compliments, and you make Jack (RICK) so real too Very Happy Its realy him in everything like KateR said all those details.

You are great with these things. If your in advertising or are a graphic designer then wow I hire you if I was in the buiss if your not, then they could hire you.

Anyway you made me smile. Do you make the clothes yourself? its realy great, and I wish I could do that too.

But the hans cant even hold a needle anymore. Thanks god I can make wallpapers so in that way I can make my own peace of art.

We have such talented people here Very Happy Very Happy Lots of you make real awesome works. Thanks all for sharing them.

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Thank you all so much for your nice comments. It's a joy to share my pictures when people like them.

Gerda, yes, I make the clothes myself. I put quite a lot of work into it, but it's great fun when I see the results in the pictures. I have a lot of ideas for other stuff, if only had I more time to bring them to life.

Kate, I most certainly have missed my calling. My job is far from any creative profession you mentioned. To generalize it, it's an office work. Confused

Well, no new pictures from me this time. I'm busy with packing Jack for his trip to Vancouver. Wink

Stay tuned, there are loads of images still waiting to come out.
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I might post this old family photo at least...

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Always wonderful scenes and characters !!!
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The family picture is nice - they look so relaxed, huddled together in this big bed! Really like a family.
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Nice family picture. It looks great.

Well I created my own little story LOL Laughing not as good as you all do,but I have only one action figure and its Jack Wink Very Happy

I can only make some pics, and think of something so its not as good and the weather also didn't play good that day so not enough light either ,but I could manage to make some pics, and then think of something.

I can only hope you like it Very Happy
its just fun.

OK so it begins here in a little jungle on my balcony

Jack in the jungle


but then






And afther all that he heard something




Well that was it Wink

OK its not as good,but still hope you like it.
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Awwwww......

Gerda! That's wonderful!
All those pretty butterflies...and what a beautiful dragonfly! I love it!
Looks like Jack had a lovely adventure!

Thank you for doing that!!! Thanks for sharing!

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Gerda - adorable!! Sooo funny....twitter.......genuis! Laughing Laughing Laughing
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Gerda, nice cute quotes on jungle pics, nice touch. And thanks Paya for all the cute actions pics, nicely done. Do you have any of the stargate preplica in the background with our heroes? That would make a cute story background. Thanks you both for sharing. Very Happy Very Happy
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Paya wrote:
I might post this old family photo at least...



*cough* Sam seems to have herself not under control as she should!!!! Wink Well, it's not that easy with Jack's hand on her knee and his arm somewhere else, hehe!!! Cool

Wonderful picture paya.
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SG-1 Special by Astra and Paja

There were several highlights in Vancouver this summer, and some may have gone unnoticed to the fans in the shadow of bigger, more important productions. Besides the well known MTM event, a very special tour took place in the very area, often drawing attention of the public present at the time. Yes, we are talking about no one else but SG-1 who went on a trip to the city of their origin.

We were lucky enough to accompany them and now we can proudly present this special documentary series to you. Wink

Part 1
Since the team starring in the Special belongs to Astra, we were flying from her lovely home town.

Everybody was fascinated how busy place Dresden International Airport is.

Teal'c: Is this our plane perhaps?
Daniel: I don't think so, Teal'C.
Sam: Its engines are covered.
Jack: Why don't we just have them uncovered?
Daniel: Don't be an ass, Jack.


Sam: I can't believe it is the only plane around here.
Jack: Is the flight really scheduled for today?


Teal'c: This means of transportation seems to be highly ineffective.


Daniel: Hey guys, a plane on the 12 o'clock!




Jack: Cool. Wake me in an hour again, Daniel.


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After some time, SG-1 got enough of boredome and went explore the i-point nearby:


Teal'c: Have you found anything, Major Carter?


Sam: Umm, not yet.


Jack: Can you have it done, Carter? I'm beginning to sink into the console. When did you gain so much weight?
Daniel: Ever so gentle.
Jack: It's my shoulders that are being damaged here, Daniel, so why don't you keep your noble mouth shut?


An hour and several banters later, we moved to the gates.
The main hall reminded us of a certain episode significantly and we couldn't help it and just had to install our little Stargate there...
(Much to the consternation of the security personnel.)


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Even the air shafts had a clear resemblance of the defence system in "2010".



In the waiting room at our gate:


Are we there yet?


Airborne.
Daniel: They could have bought us the business class at least.
Jack: Stop whining Daniel. We may as well have ended up in cargo. So enjoy the view.


Our Heroes landed safely after many hours and here we managed to get a glimpse of Daniel's journal by the end of the day:


This is a small introduction only. The true fun is coming next, so stay tuned. Wink
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Laughing GREAT!!!
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Squeeeeeeeeeee!

Oh my God Paya, that is absolutely awesome. Your snarky comments make the pictures so much better and a true whole story. I was there in real life, but seeing it now on screen - it's like with Stargate, it looks so much better on the screen than in real life! LOL

And the diary is the icing on the cake. Very well done and worth the wait!

I kinda expected you to photoshop in some laser beams into the round thingies, shooting at poor Jack Wink (next time I bring a fishing line for him to hang on har har)

Paya wrote:
Everybody was fascinated how busy place Dresden International Airport is.


One hardly believes that on the same airport one year ago Air Force One with President Obama on board did land...

For those that wonder, the little bags came with key rings which I removed. The zips can even be opened!
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LOL!! Paya and Astra, these are spectacular! Laughing Laughing

Astra wrote:
I kinda expected you to photoshop in some laser beams into the round thingies, shooting at poor Jack Wink (next time I bring a fishing line for him to hang on har har)


Seriously! These are so realistic that as I scrolled through the pictures and got to the stargate at the bottom of the escalator, I was fully expecting the next picture to be Jack zip-lining across the room. I wonder how airport security would have appreciated that? Wink Laughing

Thanks for another great adventure - can't wait for more!

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I absolutely love it. My favorite is the first photo of them looking out of the airport window. That is so cool! Great job! Looking forwrd to your next session! {{{Smiles}}}

PS: Has anyone heard back if RDA ever saw the video that was made for him????

....and as always....
Have A Very RDA Day!
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Great job

Forgot what the Vancouver Airport looks like, cuz I usually drive over! Wink

Good thing Jack wasn't driving with me.. then again Wink
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I loved it! I can't wait for more of this story.
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Thank you for your comments. Very Happy

Here is Part 2 for you:

We did as Daniel suggested and after a bit of refreshment we were eager to check a filming location near our hotel. To our delight, SG-1 were more than willing to re-create some scenes for us. Do you recognize the episode? Wink

Daniel mumbling behind my back: It is too easy to guess.
Jack: For you maybe. I don't remember a thing.






And right next to it, another well known place. We only took it from a different angle.

Sam: Do you remember it?
Daniel: Yes. It was such a nice location.
Teal'c: It is a shame we cannot visit the building anymore. Especially this year.
Jack: Why not? Don't you like casinos?


Jack: Ya know, I once met a guy, MacGyver was his name, and he shot an episode here, too. But the place has changed over the years. There used to be a roof above it.


To be continued Wink


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WOW, as if SG1 is there in reality!!! Shocked Fantastic photos! You really should think about quitting your office job for making your hobby to your profession!!!
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Right, you just waste your talent, you should work at Hollywood
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Hollywood is baaack. Wink Thanks for the comments. Smile

The real life steals time from hobbies, but the action figures keep going, albeit slowly.

Here's SG-1 Special - part 3

During the next three days, we were focused on another activity. We do not know much about SG-1’s program during the MTM event, since we were busy documenting the other guy and didn’t have anybody of our crew with the team. However, it is our qualified guess that they were just relaxing at the hotel, so we didn’t miss anything important.

Of course, we cannot be certain about this, because we came across them in a pub one evening...


Jack: I’m tellin’ ya, Daniel, you have to be patient. It doesn’t matter there’s no fish in there. It’s about the act of fish-ing.

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When the MTM event was over, all of us were eager to stretch our stiff muscles, so we went for a walk along the shore to get some fresh ocean breeze.

We hadn’t even reached the water, when Jack disappeared all of a sudden. After some time and a lot of effort, we found him several blocks away, in a sort of dreamy state.


Everybody gently: Come on, Jack, let’s go.
Jack: No, leave me alone. I’m in heaven.



Though it was very hard, we finally managed to drag Jack away from blueberries and moved over to our intended destination, where our team found a new toy.

Teal'c: I do not believe we will be able to extract the ship this way. It appears to be in a considerable distance.
Sam: Umphpffff.
Jack: Way hay and up she rises, way hay and up she rises...
Daniel: Jack, for Christ's sake, stop singing!



Jack: I'll be damned if we don't get our ship back!



Sam: I don’t think the chain is connected to that ship, anyway.
Teal’c: If we are not hauling the ship, I do not understand the purpose of this activity.
Daniel: What if we’re pulling a net?
Teal’c: Are you implying that we are fishing, Daniel Jackson?



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Sam: Whose idea was this actually?
Daniel: I don’t know. Jack? ... Jack!

Jack: *cough* What?



Daniel: I don’t know why we always swallow his crazy baits. Wait! Weren’t we supposed to go to Jericho Beach instead of English Bay? This is not Nem’s realm.
Jack: Details.
Daniel: But I wanted to visit the place.
Sam: Next time, Daniel. Besides, Teal’c was going to show us something around here, remember?
Teal’c: Indeed.



We left the chain and walked on along the beach when Teal’c stopped suddenly and announced proudly:

Welcome to my apartment.



Jack: Uh, Teal’c, no offence, but this looks suspiciously like Maybourne’s place. Trust me. Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. ... What? Why are you all gazing at me? He kept it quite clean actually. No furniture...
Daniel to Sam quietly: What was in the blueberries?
Teal’c: It is *my* apartment. I must insist, O’Neill.
Daniel (excitedly): Oh, maybe you two were neighbors?
Jack: Easy, big fella.
Sam: It’s possible. The filmmakers were just saving money, so they used one place for more scenes.

After this, Teal’c was scarily quiet for two hours.


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We decided to go to the center for the rest of the day, and on our way there, we witnessed another memorable stunt. When we were passing by a small fountain, Jack spotted an opportunity for refreshing, and without warning, jumped into the water.

Sir!
Jack!
O’Neill!



Daniel: What the hell you think you’re doing?
Jack: I’m so hot. Come on in, guys! It’s cool.



With all due respect, we didn’t follow.
(Though there could be heard some incoherent mumbling from a general direction of Sam Cater...)

Before we reached another interesting location, it was getting dark and we were too tired (or lazy) to put up a proper scene. But the team was with us, resting comfortably in our backpacks. Smile
Do you recognize the building? Wink




What a surprise - this place looked exactly the same two years ago! Even the excavator is still parked on the stairs. Maybe they decided to keep this new arrangement? Very Happy



Anyway, it meant no “Secrets” scene with the bird statue on the stairs, nor any “Foothold” scene we had planned. Sad

But don’t worry. The next day brought some very special moments!

Stay tuned.
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Paya wrote:

Anyway, it meant no “Secrets” scene with the bird statue on the stairs, nor any “Foothold” scene we had planned. Sad

I keep telling you, we need to come back another time Wink Let's wait a few years till they are finished with repairing whatever it is they repair.


It is so great to see all the pictures again, and especially with the right kind of comments in between. The singing Jack made me laugh Wink And the name of the ship they were hauling in. And poor Teal'c and his apartment.


For the other readers, make sure to also go one page back, as there is also a fishing picture.
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Great pics and story Paya. I appreciate your sense for details. Very Happy PROMETHEUS! Laughing Fishing in a glass of Guinness. Laughing
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Paya, what a great job. And you found all these locations...wow. I enjoyed your story with the figurines. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.
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WOW Paya those are great I love them.

I enjoyed the storie very much Very Happy Very Happy thanks so much for doing this and for sharing them.

Way to go Paya. Very Happy

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Paya, great report as always! LOL at the apartment arguement.

I would have loved ot have seen the Drawing exhibit at the museum - I love pastels.

Thanks for taking the time to share with us

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I loved these photos and captions So. Much.
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Jack has gained too many pounds over Christmas and now tries to lose them at the fitness center. Look how he's sweating!
















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Great sportsman !! nice red pants !!! Razz Laughing Wink
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For me it doesn't look as he would need a lot of workout. Laughing
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Astra, very fun!

Love the finger push-ups! Lol! No way around it, I guess...just the way the hand is built!

I see T' has had an influence on the cool-down. Good find on the candles!

I wonder what's playing on his radio....

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LOL - He's looking mighty buff!

thanks for sharing.

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LOL Astra the red pants looks good on him and he looks good already Wink Very Happy

I love the one with the candles.

Thanks for sharing .

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You're amazing, ladies! The sportwear stuff...It looked real! So very real! I wonder, what..One Certain Person would think. Wink And that T's apartement...Aww! And J's blueberries! And that one scene in which J and S were dancing...Aaahhh! Be still, my beating heart! Not to forget the scene in which The Duo's other half was resting his or her head on other's lap! When I saw that, I was ready to faint! Gorgeous work!
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It's been a while - glad you liked Jack in the fitness studio!

Belathne wrote:
For me it doesn't look as he would need a lot of workout. Laughing

True LOL

ArianeH wrote:
Great sportsman !! nice red pants !!! Razz Laughing Wink

He borrowed them from Baywatch Ken - I think I might have posted those pictures with Jack in a diving suit before?

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Astra, very fun!
I see T' has had an influence on the cool-down. Good find on the candles!

Actually, we made the candles ourselves - from plasticine!


And today I bring some new pictures - I was at vacation at the Baltic Sea, and there were these two guys right next to me at the beach. They seemed very friendly and allowed me to take some pictures. I always had a thing for surfboys...

Jack and Daniel at vacation at the Sea - part 1/2





But I love that they also were like little boys when they made their - what's it called in English? We call it "Kleckselburg", when you let the wet sand drop through your fingers and it becomes like stalakmites.



Then a little break was needed.





Time to go home now:



(In case you are wondering about the shirts - those are actually Spike and Angel in Hawaiian shirts, I just changed the heads and painted their arms in the color to match the faces, since the vampires where too white LOL)

To be continued
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Very handsome surfers !!! Wink waiting for the 2nd part Razz
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Absolutely brilliant, Astra!
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Thank you - glad you liked it! To not let you wait any longer - here is part 2/2:

A vacation with only lying at the beach is boring, so Daniel asked whether they could do some sightseeing and visit that church:



Jack agreed but only if they also visited that famous submarine:



"Oh Jack, can we rent a beach chair, too? I always wanted to sit in a beach chair!"



"You're right, Daniel, that is quite comfy!"



"Um, Jack, that's actually not what I meant."



Daniel is pissed.



Then he finds another solution against the sun - the pink umbrella from my ice cream bowl.



THE END
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Hey Astra.
The beach chair is really funny!
Where did you find a chair that small?
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Oh, they sell them everywhere at the tourist shops, in all kinds of shapes and sizes! Should have bought a bigger one, though, it was not my intention to make Daniel pissed Wink

And thanks!

(if you go back to the beginning of this thread, Liz already had Jack and Sam sit in a beach chair years ago, it's what gave me the idea)
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Astra wrote:
But I love that they also were like little boys when they made their - what's it called in English? We call it "Kleckselburg", when you let the wet sand drop through your fingers and it becomes like stalakmites.


LOL at the surfer boys - looks like everyone had fun - until the beach chair 'incident'.

"Kleckselburg" will have to do, since we don't make those things here in the US. We do play with the sand that way, but all we are doing is making piles of sand, so nothing special enough about them to give them a name.

BTW, the stuff that sticks up from the ground are stalagmites ('g' for ground), while the ones that hang down from the ceiling are stalactites ('c' for ceiling).

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Funny story ! Thanks ! Wink
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Thank you guys!

banlu wrote:

BTW, the stuff that sticks up from the ground are stalagmites ('g' for ground), while the ones that hang down from the ceiling are stalactites ('c' for ceiling).


Hey, that's great! I will remember now. What's the English word for "Eselsbrücke"? LOL
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Astra,

Sorry it has taken me so long to respond. Life has had me too distracted lately. (Thanks for the e-mail as well!)

Wonderful work and very fun! Great job on the perspective! Especially like the one where they are shaking the blanket. Looks very real. I'm sure it was not always easy to get the fellows to remain standing in the loose sand.

Thanks for sharing your efforts!

I've always remembered the phrase: Stalactites hold on tight; stalagmites might if they got the chance.
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Astra Very Happy
Nice work I love it specialy with the beach chair LOL Laughing thats realy funny.

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Astra, thank you so much for sharing your special holidays photos. I love the way you made Jack and Daniel interact with each other. Very well arranged. And Jack being seated comfortably in the chair, enjoying the shadow while Daniel is sitting in the sand, sweating under the Sun - it's hilarious. Laughing
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Astra wrote:
Thank you guys!

banlu wrote:

BTW, the stuff that sticks up from the ground are stalagmites ('g' for ground), while the ones that hang down from the ceiling are stalactites ('c' for ceiling).


Hey, that's great! I will remember now. What's the English word for "Eselsbrücke"? LOL

Donkeys bridge??

::decides direct translation isn't the true meaning, so looks it up::

Ah, that's called a mnemonic or mnemonic device - the 'm' is silent. But since another translation of Esel is blockhead, I can see how the German word would mean an aid for remembering LOL

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Donkeys bridge??

Hahahaha! ROFL

That's like "water cock" for a faucet Wink

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Ah, that's called a mnemonic or mnemonic device - the 'm' is silent. But since another translation of Esel is blockhead, I can see how the German word would mean an aid for remembering LOL

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Yes, and your mnemonic is pretty boring, actually Wink You don't have any funny word for it? And yes, it is an easy way for people to remember stuff. Mostly rhyming for orthography things. Like: "Wer nämlich mit h schreibt, ist dämlich".

TO ALL:

A bit off topic, but I want to show you something.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1383532/Knuffingen-Airport-German-builds-worlds-largest-model-airport.html

This incredible miniature airport is only a small part of the Miniature Wunderland in Hamburg, I plan to visit it one day. Isn't it amazing how the planes even start and land?

I found the official video to the whole thing (skip the advert in the beginning by clicking ).

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

They have the whole world there, Austria and Switzerland and Norway and USA. You will see the Grand Canyon and also Las Vegas, even at night with the lights on. Amazing.

And this is the video about the finished airport (the one at the English page above is the unfinished airport)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz4NcTnQedo

They also have Area 51 and the Stargate!

http://www.miniatur-wunderland.com/exhibit/wunderland-sections/america/america-highlights/area-51/

I love how all the cars are going around as well, with blinking lights and everything. This is so much more than an ordinary model train.

And the pushing buttons - I will make sure to push every button I see ; ) There is also a fire and then fire engines coming. As I said, it is HUGE.

If you ever are near Hamburg, go visit! The only reason I haven't been there yet is that I wanted to wait till they are finished - but they never are finished, they just rent another hall and keep expanding.
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TO ALL:

A bit off topic, but I want to show you something.


That is *incredible*. I think my favorite part was all the people taking flash pictures in the stadium. Such attention to detail!

I would love to see something like that, but Astra, I don't think you (or Paya) should go. They'll never get you out of there! Laughing

(Of course there's always the chance to join the project?) Wink

When I was a kid, my family built a train set in our basement, all designed to look like an Alpine village. It wasn't nearly as big or detailed as this one, but we took photos of it, and when I showed a friend from France, he thought it was a real European village and asked where we had visited. It was a fun project!

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Astra wrote:
That's like "water cock" for a faucet Wink


Actually, "cock" is a plumbing term in English, and it refers to a valve or faucet. There are stopcocks {valves in the middle of a pipe to shut off the flow), escape cocks (valves that open to relieve excess pressure in a boiler), oil cocks (which controls the flow of oil into, for example, a furnace), gascocks {which control the flow of gas), petcocks (which are small valves for draining excess water or for bleeding off air in pipes) and the ever popular ballcocks Surprised (the valves connected to the floatball in a toilet tank).

But 'mnemonic' is a boring word? It's a weird one for English, that's for sure.

Miniature Wunderlans is aptly named - it is a wonderland in miniature! The airport is absolutely amazing! I wonder if that's where Germany got the idea for the country introductions in this year's Eurovision - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXzW6gm2hdM - Those litttle clips were so charming. I found out that effect is called tilt-shift photography,

And Kate is right - that place would be like "The Light" for you - who knows how long withdrawal would take? So better plan on being gone couple of weeks Wink

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That is *incredible*. I think my favorite part was all the people taking flash pictures in the stadium. Such attention to detail!

Yeah, I liked that too! I just recently was at a concert in a stadium and that's exactly what we did. Amazing.

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(Of course there's always the chance to join the project?) Wink

I have seen a lot of documentations about it in German TV, and I thought about it. But seriously? It would not work. It is not like I do it, do a bit here, do a bit there, and have fun with trying stuff out. They have to deliver the models in time and they work over hours and it is always hectic and busy. I think I would lose the fun in creating stuff, so I rather leave it as a hobby.

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When I was a kid, my family built a train set in our basement, all designed to look like an Alpine village. It wasn't nearly as big or detailed as this one, but we took photos of it, and when I showed a friend from France, he thought it was a real European village and asked where we had visited. It was a fun project!

Sounds great! The problem with such train sets is, though, that once they are finished they become quite boring, as the trains can only go around in the same way. My little brother had much more fun with a set of loose rails, which he could put together differently each time so it never got old.


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Actually, "cock" is a plumbing term in English, and it refers to a valve or faucet.

Really? You're not pulling my leg? (which would be "take me on the arm" in German Wink )
But yeah, looked it up and found the three-way-cock. That is very interesting. Right, Hahn also means two things in German - the rooster and the faucet.

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I wonder if that's where Germany got the idea for the country introductions in this year's Eurovision - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXzW6gm2hdM - Those litttle clips were so charming.


You are right, the clips were lovely. The postcard for Turkey shows Dresden, btw., my homecity - if someone wants to have a look - starts at 3:08. And again Dresden for Russia at 4:42.

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And Kate is right - that place would be like "The Light" for you - who knows how long withdrawal would take? So better plan on being gone couple of weeks Wink

We let you know so that you can come get us Wink

And, to get on topic again, where are your vacation pictures, Paya? I know you have some Cool
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I would love to see something like that, but Astra, I don't think you (or Paya) should go. They'll never get you out of there! Laughing

Actually, it sounds like a good scenario. Smile

KateR wrote:
(Of course there's always the chance to join the project?) Wink

That thought also crossed my mind...

KateR wrote:
When I was a kid, my family built a train set in our basement, all designed to look like an Alpine village. It wasn't nearly as big or detailed as this one, but we took photos of it, and when I showed a friend from France, he thought it was a real European village and asked where we had visited. It was a fun project! Kate

It must have been amazing. What has been its fate since? Does still rest somewhere? Or did it go to the happy hunting grounds?

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And Kate is right - that place would be like "The Light" for you - who knows how long withdrawal would take?

LOL
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So better plan on being gone couple of weeks :wink:banlu

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And, to get on topic again, where are your vacation pictures, Paya? I know you have some Cool

*cough* Ahem. Which vacation exactly are you referring to? This year? Last year? The year before?

I believe you mean the latest special images, right? Wink All right, give me a sec here. *Paya diving into her storage, rummaging through her photos, mumbling something unintelligible under her breath*
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Here we are. Before I post the images Astra mentioned, let me show you where it actually started.These two pictures (sorry if I've already posted them; I lost track) are from Day 1 - I took them right after I got my very first action figure, two years ago or so. When I unwrapped it, I just started to play with it and tried how it would look like on camera. Then I went on with playing in Photohop and shortly this little idea of making CD leaflets was born. Since then, I have kept adding a couple of new images now and then, and it has become another long time work in progress of mine, one I very much enjoy beside the Jack O'Neill sportswear theme.



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Now it has taken a whole new level thanks to a new instrument I finally managed to get. So I guess I'll skip those two years and will show you brand new promo shots of a certain musician I was honoured to take this summer. They are supposed to appear in a leaflet for his new album. Wink









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A poster to a leading song:


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That's it so far. More to come. A trailer should come one day, too. Smile
It was a pleasure to take photographs of this awsome guitar player and singer. He was uncharacteristically patient during the long hours of posing for the camera. Wink
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WOW !!! what a handsome guitar player ! I'm impatient to hear him playing !!! Laughing Laughing Laughing Very talented artistic job Paya !!! Spin Razz Wink
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Paya, you REALLY need to be doing this as a career.

WOW.

And yes, like Ariane, I'm wondering if you will now be recording his album for us? Smile

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Paya, just one word: FANTASTIC!!!

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I have to add to the applause - absolutely amazing. If I had an emoticon that clapped there would be a crowd of them here!

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OMG that airport is freaking unbelievable! Very, very amazing!
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LOLOL at the pics, Paya! Soem of those poses are spot on!

You're creativity continues to astound me.

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And, to get on topic again, where are your vacation pictures, Paya? I know you have some Cool

*cough* Ahem. Which vacation exactly are you referring to? This year? Last year? The year before?

LOL It's true, I still am waiting for Sam and Jack in Saxon Switzerland, or more from the action figures adventures in Vancouver. That would be nice!

But I did indeed mean the music guy this time.

The one with the golden CD looks like something you can buy at a convention. Did you get inspired by those long black... what's the technical term... "things" you got in Birmingham?

I love all the other poses of course, each one is better than the previous, but the one that let me look the longest at it was the one with the roof in the background. Love wooden roofs. That is a great location!
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I just love the moody ones and this is Moody Jack in perfection. What you do is art. It's not only placing an action figure into different surroundings. It seems that a real man with emotions is standing there. Awesome!
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The two guys on the beach are too funny. I just love the way you are able to get the right perspective to make them look like real men. I bet Danny with a Japanese umbrella is a sight for all slashers Wink and of course Jack claims the beach chair for his own. It's so Jack.
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Astra, I know the "Miniatur Wunderland in Hamburg". We visited it twice, the second time after Switzerland was finished. It is an absolutely MUST SEE for people like Paya and you, who have such an good eye for details. The figures, vehicles, houses and so on are not only placed there, they actually tell stories, if you look carefully.

E.g. there is an open air concert of D J BOBO with hundreds of visitors, but when you look at the stage, you can see that the people in wheel chairs are sitting, resp. standing in the very first row. Amazing!
Our kids took a very close look and found by chance a naked couple in an explicit position. That made them look even more carefully on the exhibitions and they found more naked people. Laughing Hey, there even was a drowned corpse in a creek with policemen around it.

The people, who created this sight and are expanding it are very very talented men and women.
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You ladies with such creative minds are to be commended, especially for your choices of models. The collections are simply magnificent!
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Hello Astra and Paya, your photos are so great.

Unfortunately, right now I do not make the time to take photos but I always look forward to your new pictures.

Once again approaching it with me I will be quiet again can turn this hobby.

As you can see it was a good idea to launch this page.

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That's it so far. More to come. A trailer should come one day, too. Smile
It was a pleasure to take photographs of this awsome guitar player and singer. He was uncharacteristically patient during the long hours of posing for the camera. Wink


Paya, these are astounding!!
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Just want to show you what is possible with a bit of dedication. Over at Gatworld someone called MsBig has done some astonishing custom figures. Please follow the links to see the pictures.

Alternate-Univserse Teal'c + Kara-Kesh-Device Apophis + Jolinar's-Memories Martouf

Neanderthal Samantha Carter + Plant-Boy Daniel Jackson + To-the-Rescue Janet Fraiser

Air-Force-Colonel O'Neill + Searching-for-Ernest Catherine Langford + 1969-Hippie Teal'c

They also can be purchased at his shop.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/msbig123/m.html[/url]
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Wow! That guy sure knows how to scrounge for just the right parts!

But who knew they even had a Jimi Hendrix action figure?????

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Wow! That guy sure knows how to scrounge for just the right parts!


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*dusts off thread*

I do have two new Stargate pictures for you. However, these are just part of a bigger story from a different fandom. If you don't mind and want to see the whole story and what's it all about, please follow the links to my Livejournal. If you do you will see figures from "Torchwood", "X-Files", "Superman/Batman/Terminator" and "Doctor Who".

Part 1/2: A mysterious book

Part 2/2:The book gets read throughout the Universe


Here are the two Stargate pictures - notice the picture frame in the background of Jack's office, this got made by Fandango:


Stargate-Center, Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Major Samantha Carter, Dr. Daniel Jackson and Teal'c are ready for their mission to planet P3X-877. But their leader is still missing.
"Colonel O'Neill, where are you?"



"...Colonel?!?"
"...Jack?!?"
"...O'Neill?!?"


But Jack O'Neill is reading a book.


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Awww Astra, fun as always!
To be honest, I have been thinking about you this past week, wondering how you were doing.
And missing the fun!

That is one tiny airplane on his desk! I can't quite make out the title of the book...but it looks like it migh be comics to me! Very Happy

I would love to follow you links and check out the stories, but it will have to wait for later in the day. Right now, I need to get ready for the dentist (oh, joy).
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Astra wrote:

Part 1/2: A mysterious book

Part 2/2:The book gets read throughout the Universe


These are very fun!
I can tell that a lot of love went into making these!
(I gotta admit, I liked Superman. Very Happy )
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Thank you Fandango!
After your first message, I did write an e-mail to you, answering all your questions (didn't want to go too much off topic here) but I just saw that it never got delivered. I will write a PM instead.
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Memories, memories

Hard to believe it's been two years since Jack visited... Stonehenge?


No, Vancouver!


He started with a little motorbike tour through Downtown...


Then he stopped by in Gastown. Experts will sure recognize this shot. Wink


Jack was staying in a cheap hotel where coincidentally some strange event with that guy Whatshisname took place at the same time.


Jack posing outside the hotel. You may recognize another special location behind him.


To be continued. This was just the beginning. Wink
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Aaaaaaaaaaaah! I remember those! Well, some of them. Cheap hotel LOL Those were the days. Two years ago you say? Seems like yesterday!

Thank you! Waiting patiently for more.
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Wow, very nice pics. The photo of Jack in front of the fountain is great. Very Happy I'm looking forward to the next part. Razz
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Ice cream cone and steam clock.

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Welcome back, Paya. Smile

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Wonderful photos as always
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Paya... your adventures of Jack and photos always bring a smile to my face! Very Happy
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Wonderful photos. You definitely have an eye for details.
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Thank you all for your kind comments.

I have to mention that the whole Vancouver action figure adventure was largely a team work. Astra brought her desert camo team (and other equipment), I brought my civy Jack (and other equipment), we both threw ideas, arranged scenes and had big fun. And since then poor Astra have been waiting patiently for me to process and post the photos.

Now let's go on with the team story:

Our favourite four continued touring familiar places. After 'Bane' and '2010' locations (for those of you who haven't seen it, the photo story starts here), they stopped - guess where?




Yes, Tollana. With its typical architecture, beautiful clean geometric lines, providing many interesting views and angles for a photographer. In between taking pictures of almost every corner and concrete wall, I followed our heroes to the most known spots.


Daniel: Sam? Are you okay?
Sam: Um, yes. Just recalled a sad moment.


Jack: All right, I was standing right here. Do you remember the pedestal? With the flame? I remember it clearly. Now it's gone.
Daniel: It was a prop, Jack.
Jack: And the other piece of rock? We were sitting at it. Over there.
Daniel: Yeah, that one too. I guess.
Jack: Bummer.
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Sam: This is a lovely place. I've never noticed it before.
Teal'c: We were fully occupied in uncovering the conspiracy, Major Carter. There was not considerable amount of time to marvel at the local monuments.




Jack: Any idea what the hole is?
Daniel: Not really.


Jack: Public conviniences?
Daniel: Don't be silly.


Jack: They have some pretty backyard here.


Daniel: So, what's the plan now?


Jack: Find the Stargate.
Daniel: Find the Stargate? That's the plan?


Jack: Yep, that's the plan exactly.


The next part comig soon. Stay tuned. ;o)
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Great pictures and story. It looks as SG-1 is there in reality. Smile Thanks to you and Astra, you are doing an awesome job.
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Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Besides the creative storytelling (and humor), I am consistently amazed by your ability to maintain depth of field and perspective. You even have people in the background FCOL, and everything looks like it's in perfect proportion. Amazing!

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Paya, these are just awesome! I'm truly amazed and in awe about your talent with these dolls and how you put them into the settings and make it all look so real! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work! (and to Asta for being your partner in cime Laughing

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Paya wrote:
I have to mention that the whole Vancouver action figure adventure was largely a team work. Astra brought her desert camo team (and other equipment)

Yes, Paya asked: "Do you have an ice-cream cone?" And I said "As a matter of fact I do!" Laughing


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we both threw ideas, arranged scenes and had big fun.

Plus a lot of people asked about what we were doing and we got to talk to quite a few nice people!


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And since then poor Astra have been waiting patiently for me to process and post the photos.

... or not so patiently. There might have been a nudge or two in the meantime Rolling Eyes


I do have some pictures I took, but as usual, yours are always so much better. And not only the pictures, but with the story you put in between, they become hilarious. Trust Jack to talk about toilets - again.

You are also very good in posing the figures - it looks as if they are actually walking, instead of just standing around. I often have trouble posing them naturally.

And nice cliffhanger as well, as at the moment I can't remember if they ever found the Stargate or not!
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Brilliant!!! Paya, how long does it take to set up one scene until you you can take the photo?
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Great pics, great story! Laughing

Thank you both for your work Very Happy
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Thank you so much for your nice words. I'm truly happy you like the story.

Belathne wrote:
Brilliant!!! Paya, how long does it take to set up one scene until you you can take the photo?


This is a good question. I don’t know actually. Maybe because when I plunge into the miniature world, I seem to get transferred into a different reality with time dilatation? Very Happy

I think it heavily depends on the accessories used. A simple scene with just the figures is quite easy - just arranging them into their poses. It cannot take more than just a couple of minutes. But once other stuff is involved, it becomes more difficult, especially in relation to the environment. When the surface is uneven, when it’s windy, the figure sometimes falls, and I have to start to ‘build’ the scene all over again.

Of all the activities I have tried with the figures so far, I guess skiing with Jack is one of the most time-consuming. It’s also the constant packing and unpacking. Quite a process as a whole: spotting an interesting location, getting to it (which may often equal repeating the circle piste-lift-piste-off piste), getting off the skis, unpacking the little stuff, fixing skis and poles on Jack, arranging him so he would look cool Wink, bracing myself and the camera, trying not to slide or sink into the snow, taking pictures. And now imagine if at the very same moment I push the button, Jack falls. That means digging him out, blowing the snow off of him, blotting his wet clothes, smoothing the snow surface (so he could ski in pristine snow), and starting again - fixing skis and poles etc. And after I manage to take some photos, I have to pack everything safely, and then I move to another interesting photo shoot.

Anyway, I believe setting up scenes is still the shortest part of the whole process. Photographing and photo editing takes me a lot longer (not to mention making the little accessories). Once a scene is arranged, I hardly end up with just one image. I try different angles and compositions, and adjust settings.

Then I bring the stack home and struggle with sorting and picking the candidates for posting. And since I mostly shoot into RAW and prefer a maximum control over the results, I process each and every single image I pick, instead of doing mere batch resizing. That of course adds even more time.

Well, yes, it’s called ‘action figure addiction disease’. Serious diagnosis.
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KateR wrote:
I am consistently amazed by your ability to maintain depth of field and perspective. You even have people in the background FCOL, and everything looks like it's in perfect proportion. Amazing! Kate

Thank you. Smile Playing with perspective and trying to make it look like real is probably the biggest fun for me in this hobby. The moment right after I take a photo and check the result on a display for the very first time is my favourite - the moment when the initial idea comes into life.

I'm not sure if I've already mentioned it here, but one of my experiences describes it nicely: I was once photographing Jack in old castle ruins, a very attractive location, when a young couple approached me curiously, wondering what I was doing. When I explained, and they got a better look at the little figure riding a motorbike, the guy asked if he could take a photo for himself. I encouraged him to come closer to get a better perspective, and when he then checked his photo on a display of his camera, a HUGE excited grin appeared on his face. It was like watching myself in a mirror. I laughed and said: "See, that's exactly the fun I have with it!"

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Yes, Paya asked: "Do you have an ice-cream cone?" And I said "As a matter of fact I do!" Laughing

Which saved me from making it. You have an amazing collection of miniature stuff for the figures.

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Plus a lot of people asked about what we were doing and we got to talk to quite a few nice people!

Yes, I remember it well. When I was kneeling, bent over, my face almost touching the ground, camera pointing at something mere centimeters from the lens, I often heard behind my back that Astra started to chat with someone. People were curious and Astra was more than happy to provide explanation. She was perfectly equipped for it, too. Shortly before MTM, she had made a photo book from my action figure photos and brought it together with her own photo books to Vancouver. And to my utter amazement, she was carrying them everywhere we went. So when someone asked what we were doing, she pulled the book from her backpack and showed the pictures in it. Very Happy

I agree that the people were nice and those talks were very pleasant.
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Astra wrote:
And nice cliffhanger as well, as at the moment I can't remember if they ever found the Stargate or not!

Really?? You’re kidding, right?

Now let’s see, how Jack’s plan worked:

Jack: Elegant in its simplicity, don't you think?


Daniel: What are you waiting for?
Jack: Nothing. Just savoring the moment. A small step for man, a giant leap for us.


Jack: See? Piece o'cake. I told you it was being stored here.


Sam: I feel like a burglar.
Jack: Why? They don't have any use for it. They don't want us here anymore. Get that through your head. We need to grab that thing if we ever want to go on our own missions.
Teal'c: I believe O'Neill is correct.
Daniel: Yeah. Me too.
Sam: [after a moment of hesitation] Me three.


Jack: Okay, kids. Let's move on.


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Teal'c: What direction shall we proceed, O'Neill?


Jack: Wherever you like. Just not to the hotel across the street. Ya know, I don't have particularly fond memories of that place. Just a mere thought of the rat Kinsey makes me want to throw up.


Sam: Well, no one can really blame you for that, Sir.


Daniel: [thinking for himself with empathy] Poor Jack. It must have been hard for him when he was so unjustly accused.
Jack: Daniel, focus and hold the thing, dammit! It’s crushing me. I cannot support it all myself here!


Daniel: Sorry.
Jack: Fine, let’s get out of here.
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Photographer: Wait! I have an idea. Let's arrange a nice photo to your family album.
SG-1: [rolling their eyes. Daniel mumbling something under his breath, letting go of the ‘gate again, Sam watching the horizon impassively, Teal'c wearing a stoic face, Jack impaling me with his threatening laser look even through his goggles]


After a couple of minutes of gentle persuasion:

Daniel: Why do we always listen to her? Now we're walking around here like idiots dragging a load of rusty metal.
Jack: They're called mules, Daniel.
Sam: I don't feel my shoulder anymore.
Photographer: [excitedly] Hold on, we're almost there.


Photographer: Just a tiny little bit to the right... no, not there, my right... I mean to your left... that's it... now look into the camera...
SG-1 simultaneously:
- What? Right or left?
- It cannot rust, Daniel, it's made of...
- Step to the left, Daniel Jackson.
- Oh for cryin' out loud.

*CLICK!*

Perfect! Thank you, guys!


Certainly to be continued. Wink
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Wow, words fail me. That's absolutely stunning and it all looks very realistic too. Very Happy Very Happy
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Paya wrote:
Astra wrote:
And nice cliffhanger as well, as at the moment I can't remember if they ever found the Stargate or not!

Really?? You’re kidding, right?

Aaaaaaaah! That's cheating! You changed locations while we weren't looking! I meant I didn't remember whether or not there was a Stargate found on Tollana Wink

Of course I remember THAT. That was a hilarious afternoon. And I am not sure if we might have ended up on some security camera. I'm sure they were scratching their heads Wink

I am just in awe all over again. How do you do it? How do you come up with such perfect little dialogues which sound so much like - THEM? How do become random pictures - a story?

(Daniel looks really a bit uninterested LOL)

The idea alone to catch the logo with the lion in the middle of the gate is wonderful. And the "family picture" of course.
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LOLOL

Paya, I can almost see the little dolls scurrying across the sidewalk, Stargate bumping along on their shoulders, grumbling and griping with each step (except for Teal'c of course Wink )

And the pictures taken at the hotel and on "Tollana" are absolutely stunning (it's not that the ones from outside the studio aren't excellent, but face, it, the background scenery isn't quite as attractive LOL).

And thank you so much for sharing them.

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Paya wrote:

Well, yes, it’s called ‘action figure addiction disease’. Serious diagnosis.

Obviously. Hopefully there isn't a cure for it. Laughing
Nice story with fantastic photos. Thanks.
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Absolutely brilliant!

And, of course, I'm thrilled that they made off with the stargate. That means that they will be able to continue going on missions, whether MGM wants them to or not.

Looking forward to those adventures! Smile

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Yalisa wrote:
Wow, words fail me.

Thank you. That's sweet. Very Happy
Belathne wrote:
Hopefully there isn't a cure for it. Laughing

I hope there is not! The miniature world offers so much.

Astra wrote:
Of course I remember THAT. That was a hilarious afternoon. And I am not sure if we might have ended up on some security camera. I'm sure they were scratching their heads Wink

I'm afraid that's for sure. Do you remember the woman as she came out of the studios and when she spotted us, she took a photo of us taking a photo of the action figures and the studios? We must have looked like a pair of loonies to her.

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How do you do it? How do you come up with such perfect little dialogues which sound so much like - THEM? How do become random pictures - a story?

I don't know. When I look at the images, dialogues start to pop in my head. Even if the photos may at first be taken separately and seem unrelated, I like to glue them into a story.
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Paya, I can almost see the little dolls scurrying across the sidewalk, Stargate bumping along on their shoulders, grumbling and griping with each step (except for Teal'c of course Wink )

Exactly. And later in the evening, when we returned to the hotel, everybody (except for Teal'c, who had carried the gate with obvious ease) was complaining about the consequences of their little stunt: Sam had bruised her arm and shoulder, Jack had suffered a bad backache and Daniel had dislocated his little finger. But they are troopers. It only cost me a family pack of blue jello, two cartons of Guiness, Aspirin, and almanac of Museum of Anthropology to have their forgiveness.
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(it's not that the ones from outside the studio aren't excellent, but face, it, the background scenery isn't quite as attractive LOL).

Strange. How can you not appreciate the distinctive cubistic architecture of the studios? Not to mention the inventive art design of their furnishings:


Let's see if you find the background in the next photos more attractive. Wink
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And, of course, I'm thrilled that they made off with the stargate. That means that they will be able to continue going on missions, whether MGM wants them to or not.

Yes! That was the goal of the mission. Wink
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Vancouver adventure - continuing

After saving the gate, SG-1 took a well deserved rest. They were loitering in the city, enjoying the pleasant relaxation.

However, as you can see, even a simple visit to Vancouver aquarium can be full of unexpected surprises.

Jack: Eew. That's a big snake.
Teal'c: This creature is evoking a memory of Egeria.
Sam: I was just going to say that.


Daniel: It's fascinating.
Jack: Daniel?
Daniel: Looks more like a caterpillar. Kinda cute, don't you think?
Jack: What?!


Jack: Another snake! I'm telling you, guys, this place sucks.


We were walking through the corridors and suddenly, we noticed the team had disappeared. We initiated a search & rescue operation and found them after long minutes in a hidden place, off the busy routes.

Rescuers: Hey, what are you doing there? Can you hear us? Hello! What's wrong with you? Come on, snap out of it!


Jack [outside]: I told you this place was dangerous. Remember? Yep. I said that.
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Back to the streets of Vancouver, Jack wasn't yet safe though.

Jack: Under no circumstances look left, Carter.
Sam: What? Why?
Jack: Don't ask, just keep going.


Jack to the photographer: This is when they're not following orders. Of course, she had to climb up to get a better look. [sighing] Scientists.


The next steps led the team to another well known location.

Jack: Surprise, surprise.


Astra: Hey, guys, can you run down the hill? You know, the same way as it was in the episode. Teal'c will be standing here, next to us, like he was dialing the gate, and the camera will point at you following him down to the DHD.
Jack: What?
Daniel: She's crazy.
Sam: I'm not running anywhere.


After the initial resistance, SG-1 decided they'd better humour Astra, simulated their escape from the planet, and we were happy to take pictures like this one:
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The team's visit to Vancouver was slowly but surely coming to its end. Good dinner would be a nice ending. However, the plan to have steaks at O’Malley’s didn’t go quite well...

Jack: I thought the reconstruction would be done by now. We didn't ruin it that much. I told Hammond it was just a scuffle.


After a quick discussion, we agreed to go down to the ocean.


Laying on the beach, stretching tired legs and watching beautiful sunset was a perfect farewell to these unforgettable days.


Sam: It was nice to be back again.


Daniel: I'm only sorry we didn't manage it to the museum.


Teal'c: You will have many opportunities to find interesting artifacts in their real surroundings on our future missions, Daniel Jackson.


Jack: In that case, I guess I’ll take a nap first.


The end of Part I.

Sam, Daniel and Teal'c went back home, but Jack stayed a bit longer and took more time just for himself.
Be sure to come back and see the next part. Wink


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Ah, the light, the light! It's pretty, isn't it? Mesmerizing, in fact. *stares* Um, what was I saying? Can't remember...

Seriously, I totally forgot everything! The aquarium and even the running from the hill! It's nice that I can be surprised together with everyone else. Especially the latter look really really great.

And the beach of course. For everyone who has not been to Vancouver yet: At the beaches they have these huge wooden former trees lying around, so people can sit on them. Luckily, we also found one in SG-size!

Love that you finish with Jack's favourite pose. Very nice Vancouver holiday story!


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I don't know. When I look at the images, dialogues start to pop in my head. Even if the photos may at first be taken separately and seem unrelated, I like to glue them into a story.


See, for me it doesn't work that way. When I have many friends over and we play together, then I just put the stuff on the table and sometimes a funny story invents itself, with everyone starting to play and having funny ideas.

But when I play alone, I need to make up the story in my head first, and then I shoot the pictures accordingly. I think like a director, with close-ups and everything (actually, recently I realize that when watching TV shows I notice more how the camera work is done, how come that each actor is standing where it stands etc.). Because if I discovered later while putting the story together, that I missed something, it would be difficult to go back and re-create the scene.
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Wow! You made my morning with that stories!!! Nice Very Happy

Any ideas for a continuation?
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LOVE this and the dialogues of course. Great story and great photos, Paya. Did I say that your photos are great?
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Great story and dialogues, it is like watching an episode of Stargate. Very Happy
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Yes Yalisa...i feel the same. Great work
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This pic made me feel all warm and fuzzy LOL

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Thank you everyone so much. I'm really, really happy that you like the story.
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It's nice that I can be surprised together with everyone else.

It is nice, indeed. At least one positive thing about the belated posting. Very Happy
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Any ideas for a continuation?

Do you mean in Vancouver or in general? The Vancouver story continues with Jack's vacation, which I would like to be posting over the next few days. No more of the team story though. I have many ideas, but we had a limited time in Vancouver. Anyway, there sure will be other missions to other planets. I have plenty of ideas, and I actually have a lot of photos taken already. They are only waiting for me to prepare them for posting. Heck, I'm afraid there is enough material for a whole series. Laughing
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LOVE this and the dialogues of course.

I sort of guessed that especially you might like these two photos. Wink

Now, let's continue:
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Vancouver adventures - Part II

When the rest of the team left for Colorado, Jack changed his BDUs for jeans, mounted his bike and rode on a tour around the city.

He first stopped at Bridge Studios to say hello and check that no one had noticed the Stargate was missing. I took advantage of this visit and asked him to pose for my camera.


Jack: Got enough of the image stuff? Good. I’m leaving. Meet me at the next photo shoot, will ya?
Paja: Roger. Be careful.
Jack: Yasureyabetcha.



Jack repeated the well known route up to Burnaby Mountain Park, where he found some very nice terrain. I was already waiting for him, camera ready for new pictures.


A little close-up of Jack's new helmet. It had its premiere here in Vancouver, and Jack praised its perfect fit. No wonder. It was hand made exactly for his head.


Today’s last ride in the sunset...


Time to wrap it up. Jack was admiring magnificent views over Burrad Inlet, Stanley Park, Downtown and English Bay. We couldn’t wish for better ending of this beautiful day.




I’ll be right back with the next part. Very special. You are welcome to come back after a short break. Don't forget to bring your sunglasses for the trip. Cool
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Great pics, especially the one in the sunset! Love it Very Happy
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Belathne wrote:
LOVE this and the dialogues of course.

I sort of guessed that especially you might like these two photos. Wink:

Hey, what does that mean? Rolling Eyes Wink
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Hey Jack, wrong side of the road.

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Today’s last ride in the sunset...


Wonderful photos. Your skills are amazing.
Paya, this photo with the "totem poles" looks familiar. Was that the location where some scenes of "Upgrades" were shot?
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The pics with Jack on his bike are so cool. Cool Especially the one where he rides in the sunet. Smile Since I don't see any stand I would like to know how did you manage it that the bike stands upright when Jack is sitting on it?
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Wow, the sunset pictures look indeed very special and wonderful! And I really adore the helmet.

Belathne wrote:

Paya, this photo with the "totem poles" looks familiar. Was that the location where some scenes of "Upgrades" were shot?

Yes, exactly. You already could see those in the previous pictures with the whole SG-1 team.
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Belathne wrote:
Hey Jack, wrong side of the road.

I told him so. But you know him. He's never been real big on regs.
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Paya, this photo with the "totem poles" looks familiar. Was that the location where some scenes of "Upgrades" were shot?

I see that Astra has already answered the question. Smile Yes, it is Upgrade location. It's near Simon Fraser University a.k.a. 'Tollana' which makes this area even more attractive for a Stargate fan. The place itself is well worth visiting. It's almost on the top of the hill and there really are magnificent views from there.




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Since I don't see any stand I would like to know how did you manage it that the bike stands upright when Jack is sitting on it?

Well, Jack is quite capable of keeping his balance on his motorcycle. He's a very good biker. (Just between you and me, it's a little trick with a safety match. But don't tell him!)
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Vancouver adventures - continuing Jack's story

The next day welcomed Jack aboard a whale watching ship. He saw packs of orcas and seals, and most of all, he enjoyed the cruise itself with the fresh wind, white-capped waves, far horizons and the sun high up in the sky.




Most of the time, Jack stayed at the stern, where the water was spraying high up into the air.


Jack: There! Can you see them?
Paja: Well, yes. But I’m too slow. I’m mostly getting splashes. And I can’t hold the camera still.
Jack: Gimme that. I’ll show you.


Jack: See? It’s easy.
Paja: Yeah. Maybe for you. But you are trained in steady pointing and shooting...
Jack: *snort*


Jack: And look over there. Come on, little fellas. Come to uncle Jack.


Jack: What a life. Lounging around and napping. Why don’t we follow suit?
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The man really looks like he was born on a ship. He’s like at home here.


Looking west, over the Strait of Georgia.


Sailing on the stern...


Changing course up north in the afternoon, leaving Vancouver Island:


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Paja: Do you have a sunscreen?
Jack: No. Why?


No whales to watch this time. But the silhouettes of the coastal mountains are a beautiful sight as well.


On our way back to the harbor, we were passing by hills that brought back some memories.

Jack: Look. It's like the crystal guy's planet. That was hell. We couldn't get rid of the smell for months. Got the damn sulfur everywhere. Nothing helped. I even had to get new boots. Do you know how long it takes to break in new boots?


Nearing the harbor in the late afternoon:


Jack: I know this! Seen it somewhere...
Paja: Yeah, it was the other guy.
Jack: Who?
Paja: Never mind.
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Docked. Our ship is the little yellow one on the left. And yes, it’s real. Wink


Back on land in the evening. The sailors need refreshment. Nothing can suit better to O'Neill than an Irish pub.


Paja: Jack, I don’t think this is a good idea.
Jack: I’m hungry.


Jack: You’ll get one for me after we’ve done with the photo shoot, right?
Paja: Sure thing.
Jack: Or two.


The rest of the evening is in a haze somehow...
But the next day we were fit again, ready for a new adventure. See you back here soon for the next part of the photo story. Smile
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Great photos and story as always. The seals are very cute.

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This is my favorite. Laughing Jack should be careful that he doesn't fall into the glass.
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WOW, fantastic. I guess I'll have to visit this place, if I come back to Vancouver one day.
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Docked. Our ship is the little yellow one on the left. And yes, it’s real. Wink

Cute. Laughing

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Jack: I’m hungry.

Yeah, and we all know that Guinness is a refreshing substitute for food, right. Wink

Concerning the other photos and the story - awesome!
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! The boat pictures! The boat pictures! Finally! I was waiting for those. I mean, you showed some to me already, but they are so awesome. He looks indeed comfortable. I need to dig out my own, took some as well - sorry for stealing your idea. But surely they cannot compare at all.

strudel and pcaseyco, are you still around? Do you remember our boat trip to Victoria?

I also always will like the look of those orange cranes against the blue sky/sea. That is a great sight.

LOL at Jack complaining about the new boots Wink
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strudel and pcaseyco, are you still around? Do you remember our boat trip to Victoria?


I do remember! Also remember the Guinness photo shoot! Do you still have the "Behind the Scenes" Traveling Jack photos? Was funny since you two didn't realize I was taking them!
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Do you still have the "Behind the Scenes" Traveling Jack photos? Was funny since you two didn't realize I was taking them!

Sure I do! Thanks for taking them, it's interesting to see it from the outside. We had fun that day, hadn't we? I just found the ones again we took in the garden... I have forgotten so much!






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Oh my, these figures are sooooooooo small. Surprised
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Yalisa wrote:
This is my favorite. Laughing Jack should be careful that he doesn't fall into the glass.

Yes. He was quite focused. We couldn't drag him away.
Belathne wrote:
WOW, fantastic. I guess I'll have to visit this place, if I come back to Vancouver one day.

It is definitely worth it. A very nice place, beautiful views, calm atmosphere.
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Yeah, and we all know that Guinness is a refreshing substitute for food, right. Wink

Absolutely!
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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! The boat pictures! The boat pictures! Finally!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Glad I have brought those to you finally. Thanks for your patience.
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I do remember! Also remember the Guinness photo shoot! Do you still have the "Behind the Scenes" Traveling Jack photos? Was funny since you two didn't realize I was taking them!

Sure, we have them. Thank you so much for sending them. Actually, I was pondering about posting a special behind the scenes sequel after finishing the story. Thought it might be funny to show how the figures are small in real.
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Vancouver Adventures - continuing

A new day, many new attractions to see.

Walking in the streets of Downtown, Jack was somehow lost in thoughts, and if it weren't for us, we would have almost passed a very important spot.

Paya and Astra: Jack, wait!
Jack: Hm?



P&A [pointing]: The building behind you.
Jack: So?
P&A: THE building.
Jack [turning back lazily]: Ah. This the headquarters you were looking for? The... what was the name? ...[murmuring]... ya know, the one that has to do with ashes... well, never mind. Okay, let's have a look.



Jack: It does have an interesting design, I grant you that.



Jack was in an exceptional good mood and was posing leisurely for our cameras.

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Stanley Park was only a stone's throw away from here. Jack jumped on his motorbike and was there in a minute.
He parked his toy at the waterfront and took a while to admire the beautiful view across the Burrard Inlet and over the skyline of Vancouver Downtown.



Moving on, scanning the sophisticated road marking.



This special place couldn't be omitted on our trip. Totem poles created by the Haida, Kwakiutl and other Aboriginal peoples.



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Then Xe’ls showed us the way to other spirits...



...to the world of marine life in Vancouver Aquarium, where Jack enjoyed his visit greatly, this time void of alien references, only admiring the elegant animals.





The beautiful, graceful white beluga. Jack was enthralled by the sight.



The whale statue outside at the entrance caught Jack’s attention.

Jack: Nice! Let’s take a photo for Daniel.
Paya: Sure.
Jack: Wait. I'll stand in the front. Is the whole whale in the picture?
Paya: Yes.
Jack: Me too?
Paya: Yes.
Jack: Good.



Whale is one of the animals significant to the Aboriginal culture of British Columbia. Read the words of wisdom by the Northwest Coast peoples. Words so fitting to Jack’s travels that he felt the whale spirit became the guardian of his journey.

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It was the last evening of his vacation when Jack took his bike at a vacant beach and relished a ride along the surf. It was his special way of saying goodbye. He was carving circles and lines in the sand, fooling around, having fun, and his excitement at the feel of freedom was more than obvious.











Not the very end yet. Stay tuned for the final part of the story! Smile
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Marvelous photos Paya. The pics from the Vancouver Aquarium are so clear that you can see every drop of water. Very Happy
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Moving on, scanning the sophisticated road marking.



Great shots, especially the second one. "Watch for bikes", otherwise you could accidentally tread down one of them. Wink Somehow this marking reminds me of StarWars. Rolling Eyes Wink
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*sigh* It's really hard to always come up with new words, as "fabulous" and "magnificient" get old after a while, but what else is one supposed to say about all these perfect shots?

Too bad we don't have a MacGyver figure for all those MacGyver locations, though. We could have had fun with him in Stevenson as well... I love the shot from under the building up into the height. I love unusual views onto tall buildings.

The pictures of Vancouver Downtown across the water are also wonderful. And the one with "Watch for bikes" surprisingly works! When you did it, I did not see the fascination with it, as I usually don't like when you can see the "real" world, as it blows the miniature world I want to create, but I really like this one!

And the beach and sunset closes it all nicely. Wasn't that where we talked with that man who suddenly became very interested and even took some pictures himself?
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Thank you, ladies, for your comments. Smile
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Too bad we don't have a MacGyver figure for all those MacGyver locations, though. We could have had fun with him in Stevenson as well...

Yes. It's a pity. Well, we can make one. Laughing
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And the one with "Watch for bikes" surprisingly works! When you did it, I did not see the fascination with it, as I usually don't like when you can see the "real" world, as it blows the miniature world I want to create, but I really like this one!

Thanks. I was overly excited right the moment I had spotted the sign. Immediately saw its potential. Very Happy
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And the beach and sunset closes it all nicely. Wasn't that where we talked with that man who suddenly became very interested and even took some pictures himself?

Did he take pictures himself? I didin't notice. Was too concentrating on watching over Jack, so he wouldn't get swept away by a wave.
I remember the guy was very interested and adviced to go with the camera low to the ground to get the effect of perspective. He somehow didn't seem to believe me that I already knew that until you showed him the photo book. LOL
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Vancouver adventures - the last day

Jack's short vacation was coming to its end. There were still a couple of hours left before the departure and Jack decided to pop in Granville Island - a place with an artistic feel, warehouses converted into galleries, studios, restaurants and markets, streets filled with the sound of live music. It was nice to just walk along and relax.

Arriving at False Creek, looking northeast towards Yaletown:



In marina on False Creek





Sunbathing at the Granville Bridge.



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There are also plenty of interesting shops out there.



Jack enjoyed them, too.



Very entertaining stuff could be found in this shop.

Jack: Now this is not funny. Really. Get me out of here. Hey! Where're you going?! Don’t leave me behind, damn!



And that's about it. This is the very end of our story. Of course, we later set Jack free. He was very happy (his expletives cannot be cited on a public forum), and in a warm friendly atmosphere, we headed towards the airport.

Good bye, Vancouver.



Thanks for watching. I hope you have enjoyed the story as much as I was having fun with preparing it. Later, I may yet add a few behind the scenes photos.
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In marina on False Creek

As if it is a real man. Surprised

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Paya thanks a lot again for the wonderful pic`s. They are fantastic Spin
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Nádherný! Well that's what Google says is brilliant in Czech LOL

Oh, I can see those little mullets now! Short mullet, looong mullet, surfer-dude final-season mullet....

Thanks again for sharing, Paya. banlu
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Oh, I can see those little mullets now! Short mullet, looong mullet, surfer-dude final-season mullet....
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Hopefully she skips this one. Wink


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It's a great end to Jack's Vancouver days.ad forgotten about the Goa'uld Wink

I wish he (we) would have a bit more time to walk around the isle.
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My friend Nike also has the action figure bug, we have done quite a few stories together. Today I want to show you her newest pictures, those are posted with her permission. It's something for the Sam & Jack shippers among you Wink

She has made everything herself - the wedding dress, the cakes, etc.















Edit: three more pics:






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LOL.. a Gold Mini Cooper!!

Great pictures! Smile
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Wow, it's like seeing photos of a real wedding. Smile
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To Nike's pictures: This is so lovely. It's always a pleasure and big fun to see results of Nike's creativity and invention. The wedding dress is awesome. Jack in 'real' dress blues too. And the decorated Mini Cooper - LOL. Thank you, Astra, for posting this. Very Happy I look forward to your next story!

Also my belated thank-you to everyone for your comments on the Vancouver series.

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Nádherný! Well that's what Google says is brilliant in Czech LOL

That is sweet. Thanks. Very Happy

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banlu wrote:

Oh, I can see those little mullets now! Short mullet, looong mullet, surfer-dude final-season mullet....
banlu

Hopefully she skips this one. Wink


Laughing Laughing Don't worry. Even if I wanted to, I don't have enough time for such experimenting. Besides, there are other projects high up on my action figure list than making a mullet. Wink
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I promissed to post a few pictures to the previous story. So here you are:

Vancouver adventures - behind the scenes

Looking at the arranged pictures, which use the magic of perspective, one can easily forget how small the figures are in real. Comparing these images with behind-the-scenes photos showing the correct proportions is often fun. Here are some of them for everyone who is interested to see more of the background for the photo story.

Waiting for our plane at a lovely busy Dresden Airport:



Preparing the 'big bug' scene from "Bane" at Plaza of Nations. Squeezing the flagpoles into the frame and making it work at such a small distance from the figures was quite a challenge here.



Astra trying a different angle:



Teal’c: What is your purpose, O’Neill?
Jack: If she’s not putting us back on the ground, I’m gonna shoot her.
Teal’c: I believe it would be unwise.
Jack: I didn’t say it was wise. I just hate it how she’s waving with us in the air.



Beside the planned scenes, there was still time for experimenting. Astra is exploring the beach potential at English Bay:



Jack: Eew. What the hell is this green goo? No, I won’t be standing there. No way. Hey, can you hear m-mmmmmph

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This photo perfectly illustrates the sight the passers-by get when they spot the action figure photo shoot settlement: 'Look at it, honey. What is the wacko doing over there?' Smile



Paparazzi in close proximity to Bridge Studios:



Preparing for a scene on Tollana. It took several test shots to balance the 'correct' size of the stairs.

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Sometimes, they fall...



SG-1 re-creating the scene from Upgrades:

Daniel: I don’t wanna go through it again. How many times have we done this?
Sam: Daniel’s right, Sir. I hate to admit it, but this photo shoot is exhausting. This was supposed to be vacation. And we’re running up and down a hill instead.
Jack [between trying to catch his breath]: Would you rather live in a showcase?

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Thanks Paya for this interesting view of your photoshooting Very Happy

Now we can imagine how much work it was, but it must have been very funny Wink
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...continuing:

This is actually a real military pouch that I am using for various photo and other accessories. It also proved to be useful means of transport for figures between locations.



It is funny how the figures sometimes gather in there. This is an example from a different time and location but shows perfectly how these spontaneous situations look like (I swear it’s not arranged.).



Ship ahoy! Big fun aboard the whale watching boat. Leaving Jack standing on his own was a no go. Holding him tight in my hand was the best way to keep him safe while taking advantage of the attractive background with the spraying water at the stern.



Astra's desert camo Jack was joining us on this trip, but stayed back among the filming crew, enjoying his free time and making fun of his civvy counterpart.

Jack: Shall I have the lifebuoy ready when he falls into the water?

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While the travelling Jack was taking a rest during a short stop at Vancouver Island, the desert camo Jack was exploring secret realms of Butchard's Garden.





Jack: Now what am I supposed to do HERE?!



Jack: Okay, this is better.



Time to relax on our way back home.



Astra made sure her Jack was comfortable and warm in the strong wind.

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Photo shoot in Stanley Park. The amorphous thing down there is trying to take a photo of Jack with the whole Downtown skyline. It was big fun. Not that much for my back though.



A similar constellation in the Totem Park.



At the beach in the evening. Happy Astra found an SG-1 size log.



It was getting dark and my little 'Precious' had to send a red light for focusing.

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It was pitch dark when we were walking from Stanley Park to our hotel. But it didn’t prevent Astra from spotting another location that called for attention. Jack didn’t seem to be that eager though.

Jack: Hurry up. I’m hungry.
Astra: Just one picture. It’ll be no more than a minute.



Having taken another special photo, we continued happily towards the hotel, chatting. About a kilometer further, Astra stopped dead in her tracks. “I don’t have my Jack! I forgot to put him back into my bag and left him on the bench.”

She ran back at lightning speed, and fortunately found Jack at the very same spot, waiting angrily.

Jack: What did I tell you about ‘No one gets left behind?!’



The last, relaxing day and happy kids in a shop on Granville Island.

Wrong number. Too small for Astra, too big for the figures.



We had a real good time with Jack at the marina.

Jack: Shall I stand here? Or over there?
Paja: Stay as you are. This is great. I’ll just try the other lens.
Jack: ‘kay
Paja: Don’t move.
Jack: I’m waiting. Not going anywhere.
Paja: Good.
Astra: Ahem, guys, sorry to interrupt you, but I really think we should move on. I would hate to miss the plane.



And that's the end of the story. We packed hastily and ran to the airport. It’s good when someone keeps an eye on the time.

Thank you for watching and see you at the next action figure adventures!

(My thanks to Astra and pcaseyco for their photos!)
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I must say that your BTS photos are as entertaining as your photo story. Too bad that the story is over, I enjoyed it very much. Very Happy
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Paya wrote:

It is funny how the figures sometimes gather in there. This is an example from a different time and location but shows perfectly how these spontaneous situations look like (I swear it’s not arranged.).



"Sir, could you move your elbow a bit please?."
Also Jack's line is so funny. "I'm gettin' old just standig here." Well, this place isn't that bad Jack, isn't it? Laughing
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It was pitch dark when we were walking from Stanley Park to our hotel. But it didn’t prevent Astra from spotting another location that called for attention.



Reminds us of the statue of the goddess at the opening sequence of STARGATE, right. Good catch.
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You know what I find most amazing about your behind-the-scenes story? It's the fact that you were doing all this with a little point-and-shoot camera! Here I was picturing you with a fancy SLR and multiple interchangeable lenses to get complicated settings and to capture the unique lighting and depth of field.

Proof positive that it's the *photographer* and not the camera that makes spectacular images.

Simply speechless.

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You know what I find most amazing about your behind-the-scenes story? It's the fact that you were doing all this with a little point-and-shoot camera! Here I was picturing you with a fancy SLR and multiple interchangeable lenses to get complicated settings and to capture the unique lighting and depth of field.

Proof positive that it's the *photographer* and not the camera that makes spectacular images.

Simply speechless.

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Really great shots and nice story Very Happy

When do you go on your next vacation? Just waiting for more SG1-pics Wink
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Oh Paya, I'm dying here! Dying of laughter! What a fun way to go. Your dialogues are hysterical.

I was also just amazed about that picture of you and Jack laying side-by-side on the boat. Totally had forgotten about taking that one!

Yeah, poor Jack, I hope he'll forgive me one day for leaving him behind. Really, what was I thinking? *shakes head*

Belathne wrote:
Reminds us of the statue of the goddess at the opening sequence of STARGATE, right. Good catch.

We were just taking a break, these are the rails of a park bench! Very nice.

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You know what I find most amazing about your behind-the-scenes story? It's the fact that you were doing all this with a little point-and-shoot camera!

Well, the little point-and-shoot is my camera. There is a reason why I haven't posted my pictures in here yet but waited (not so) patiently for Paya to post hers. As there is of course a differency. I was just taking those pictures for my own pleasure, and once in a while something good came out of it.

But for most of our travelling pictures Paya's are better, stronger, faster... ahem - and and yeah, she carried around several cameras and lenses and heavy equipment in bags.
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Astra wrote:

Belathne wrote:
Reminds us of the statue of the goddess at the opening sequence of STARGATE, right. Good catch.

We were just taking a break, these are the rails of a park bench! Very nice.

Right. I didn't notice.

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But for most of our travelling pictures Paya's are better, stronger, faster...

Sounds familiar. Wink
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Yalisa, Caty: Thank you very much, ladies. No vacation any time soon unfortunately. However, I have a lot of other photographs that make several stories, and I will be more than happy to post them. So if you like this kind of fun, you can certainly look forward to new Jack and SG-1 adventures.
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But for most of our travelling pictures Paya's are better, stronger, faster...

Sounds familiar. Wink

Yes, no one can deliver these words better than robot Jack. And Astra. She plays O’Neill very well.
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Oh Paya, I'm dying here!

You are welcome. Wink
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I was also just amazed about that picture of you and Jack laying side-by-side on the boat. Totally had forgotten about taking that one!

See how good you are? And I am delighted that I managed to bring some surprises with the photo story even to you who were an important part of the whole vacation. Laughing
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Well, the little point-and-shoot is my camera.

Actually, it depends on what picture you mean. My little camera is among them too. Yours is the red one, mine the black one, remember? Wink
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You know what I find most amazing about your behind-the-scenes story? It's the fact that you were doing all this with a little point-and-shoot camera!

Well, I don’t want to spoil your amazement, but I do use 'a fancy SLR with multiple interchangeable lenses'. But I also combine it with a point-and-shoot camera, and occasionally, I use the little thing only (like when skiing or whenever I don't want to carry the heavy equipment). And because it allows a full manual mode, I sure play with the settings even on this little fella, and take advantage of its lovely features.

It is great for photographing the figures and working with the perspective, and can provide a big depth of field, which is also very useful in the miniature world. It has simply become another nice creative tool in my equipment. (You’d better stop me now. I could write a whole essay about this little gem, because I really love the camera.)

So yes, I use them all, trying to get the best of both worlds. In this particular story, you can see images from the SLR and a couple of ‘big’ lenses, as well as from the point-and-shoot.

Anyway, thank you and Pam for the compliments. It’s very nice of you.

And now it’s Astra’s turn to bring a story to us. I know she has something in her sleeve, and I am very curious what it will be. Smile
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Paya wrote:
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Well, the little point-and-shoot is my camera.

Actually, it depends on what picture you mean. My little camera is among them too. Yours is the red one, mine the black one, remember? Wink

Yes, but yours can be seen in only one picture, and mine in 95%, so I just wondered how Kate came to the conclusion you did it ALL with that. Only wanted to give credit were credit is due. It's not my fault that most pictures of yourself have you seen from behind with the camera totally hidden Wink

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And now it’s Astra’s turn to bring a story to us. I know she has something in her sleeve, and I am very curious what it will be. Smile

Well, if you insist Wink Just don't expect any funny dialogues from me. Or maybe we should have a caption contest?

So, without further ado - those pictures were taken in June, when I visited my friend Nike (the one that brought you all the wedding pictures which I recently posted). The whole idea and most of the figures/utensils used belong to her, but I added a bit here and there as well and acted as the token photographer.

This is part 1/2 - tune in next week to see the second part!

So, SG-1 went on vacation with a Mini. And in the middle of nowhere they had a flat tire.





So they had to change it in the dark. As a team, they worked together very well. Teal'c lifted the car.





Daniel held the new tire ready.



Sam repaired it, and Jack gave her the tools she requested.









When they were finished, Teal'c put the baggage back into the car, and Sam got into the driver's seat.





But Daniel and the Colonel are missing. What is holding them up?









And just a few behind-the-scenes shots as well - the background is actually for a terrarium. I think it worked very well and would buy myself something similar, but then it's huge and I wonder where I shall store it.



This was our solution so that nobody had to held it up all the time:



And that's me:




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Laughing Laughing Laughing This is priceless! So cute. I love it all: Sam in a poncho, Teal'c serving as a lifting jack, the whole team work, the scenery with all the lovely details, and of course - our guys getting 'lost'. LOL Hilarious. And no need to make up dialogues, Astra. Your pictures speak for themselves.

Girls, you must have had so much fun with this story. Thank you for sharing. I can't wait for the 2nd part. Smile

By the way, I would like to see inside the Mini Cooper when all SG-1 hop in. Their seating must be quite interesting. With Sam driving, I would suppose Teal'c riding shotgun, considering his dimensions, and that leaves Daniel and Jack on the back seat.

Jack: I think you have spent too much time in the gym, Daniel. Getting too bulky with those muscles of yours.
Daniel: You are spread over the whole seat. See? This is my half, this is yours. So shift away.
Jack: YOU shift away. You're crashing my arm.
Daniel: You weakling. Wait. Your arm? I thought it was the loose spring from the seat digging into my thigh.
Jack [glaring dangerously]: Very funny. Will you move away, PLEASE?
Daniel: I can't. Any more pressure and the window will give way. Again.

[Common sigh]

Jack: I'm having cramps in my leg.
Sam: Ouch!
Jack: Sorry. Needed to brace myself against your head rest to release my arm from under Daniel's butt.
Teal'c [remaining stoic]: Perhaps, we shall ignite the engine, Major Carter.
Sam: Yes. Of course. It's just so distracting. All that rumpus before they settle in. Happens every time we get in the car.
Teal'c: We must minimize the number of interruptions on our journey.
Jack: They're called 'stops', Tea--- Jeez, my back!
Daniel: Are you all right? You look pale.
Jack: I'm fine. Just a vertebra tryin' to squeeze past the line.
Daniel: Sam, maybe we should change the plans and go to the hospital. He really doesn't look good.
Jack: You shut up, and you start up the damn parody of a car and get us the hell out of here, Major!
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Girls, you must have had so much fun with this story.

Yes we had. Especially when Nike thought up about Jack and Daniel peeing Wink *giggles*

I also forgot to mention - we didn't have the right tool for removing tires in our tool box (no idea what the English name for "Wagenkreuz" is), so the one Jack is giving Sam? Nike made that out of some tin foil.

And see? See see see see see? *hops up and down like Daniel*

Your little dialogue there at the end is so wonderful and full of life and so THEM. Nice addition! Thank you. I'll send it all to Nike as well.
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Astra wrote:

But Daniel and the Colonel are missing. What is holding them up?


Laughing Even action figures have to pee. Laughing
Hahaha, what a great story. I love your idea that Sams does the men's work and Jack is her dogsbody.
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Great dialogue Paya. I love to do this stuff as well on the ladies' delusions thread.
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~snort~ ~snort~ ~snort~ at Astra's bathroom humor! That must have been an hilarious shoot.

And y'all call a tire wrench a "wagon cross"? LOLOL. Very descriptive!

Paya, I too was wondering how they'd all fit! When I was much younger (thank God) I had to take a five hour ride (each way) in a car about that size. At least the two people in the front were short enough to pull the seats up all the way for us taller folks in the back (I'm the same height as AT). The car was so stuffed, the 6'3" guy and I in the back had a sleeping bag between us - at least it made a nice armrest LOL.

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Glad you all liked our Mini vacation! I'll post the second part in a heart beat, but please first go back to Nike's wedding pictures, as I just added another three at the end here:

http://rdanderson.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=136311#136311

This was actually what gave me the whole idea in the first place - the balkony they are standing on is actually a vase.

Now on with our vacation. Just a reminder, the first part can be found here:

http://rdanderson.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=136535#136535

They finally had to realize they wouldn't make it home that night, so they set up camp. Before they all went into the tent, they had a small camp fire going. And surprisingly Teal'c was quite the guitar player!























Just so you know, Nike has made this tent herself! I think it looks absolutely awesome.





And a behind-the-scenes shot:


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Yippee, the part 2 is here! So lovely again. Very Happy Beautiful arrangement, sweet little accessories, and the tent... All the way through the series, I was wondering where you got it. And then there was the note that Nike had made it. Awesome. The shape, design, details - it’s perfect. And guess what? I’m in the process of making a little tent too, for my next action figure project. Had I known it, I would have ordered one from Nike. LOL

Thank you, girls, again for the fun. Can you see the huge grin on my face? Wink

And now, if you excuse me, I’m going through the pictures again, letting them speak to me:

Teal’c sings poetically into the calm dark night:
When I was just a baby, my mama told me, "Son,

Daniel: Guys, have you finally decided, how we’ll do it?

Always be a good boy; don't ever play with guns."

Daniel: Because I sure won’t sleep in the car.

But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

Daniel: And I can’t stay outside either. I’m having an alergy to that cactus.

When I hear that whistle blowin' I hang my head and cry.

Atchoo!

I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car.

Daniel: Actually, Sam, why have you brought such a small tent?

They're probably drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars,

Sam: Me? I thought it was yours.

Well I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free,

Daniel: No, It’s not. I left mine home. Remember? When we were going through the list, you said: “I’ll take one.”

But those people keep on movin', and that's what tortures me.

Sam: No, I said: “Take one.”

Well, if they freed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine,

Daniel: Oh. So whose is it then?

I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line,

Daniel: Jaaack?!

Far from Folsom Prison, that's where I want to stay,

Jack: What?

And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away...

(Sorry, I couldn’t help it. The scene is so lively that the dialogie popped naturally in my fron again. Laughing)
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Okay, when I saw the pics of the camp fire, an other song popped in my fron. Wink "Row, row, row your boat, Gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, Life is but a dream. Row, row ...". Laughing
The way Jack and Sam are looking at each other, I guess that these two will need the tent on their own. Wink

Funny story Astra. I'm always impressed how detailed the settings of the scenes are.
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Thanks, Belathne!

LOL Paya, I love your dialogue. Especially that Teal'c kept singing through it all, unfazed. Guess he has seen and heard this stuff too often.

But how was the problem solved in the end? I must have lost track. Did Jack and Daniel end up in the tent and Sam in the car? Twisted Evil

As I have no more stories to share at the moment, the thread is all yours for hopefully much new cool stuff.
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Our four friends stored the food in the tent and slept in their sleeping bags next to the fire Wink
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First of all thank you for the great photos.
I never thought that this treat is so well received.
Yesterday I got my BestLock Stargate Legos bought.
Here are some photos of it.







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Awwww, that's too cute! I had no idea these existed. You need to show us more of them!

Lis, without you I wouldn't have been able to buy my first figures (you gave me the link to the shop), and I only started playing because of your funny pictures - remember the Jaffa in the beach chair?

So, many thanks for your inspiration! And please come back whenever you have time, to add something new.
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Faron wrote:
Our four friends stored the food in the tent and slept in their sleeping bags next to the fire Wink

And the next day in the morning, they found a sleeping bear in the tent.
Astra wrote:
Awwww, that's too cute! I had no idea these existed.

Me neither. That is really cute. The little stargate especially is lovely. That brings some new potential. Twisted Evil
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Lis, without you I wouldn't have been able to buy my first figures (you gave me the link to the shop), and I only started playing because of your funny pictures

And then you spread the virus. Wink So is it actually Lis to whom I should thank for my current obsession?
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Since it is the trick-or-treat day today, let me share a bit of Halloween stuff with you. These two standalone pictures were taken as a part of another story, but I think they better belong here.
Jack is exploring a big statue he found on his trip:




And here, if you are interested, you can download a little Halloween sillines - a music video/slide show of a special dangerous SG-1 mission to the planet P4M-K1N. Just right-click on the pumpkin and "Save target as":

(it's an mp4 file, about 31MB. I chose a bigger file for better quality.)
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Paya wrote:
Faron wrote:
Our four friends stored the food in the tent and slept in their sleeping bags next to the fire Wink

And the next day in the morning, they found a sleeping bear in the tent.

I guess we'll have to do a conclusion with a bear now LOL

Paya wrote:
That is really cute. The little stargate especially is lovely. That brings some new potential. Twisted Evil

Oh yes... definitely! I was afraid to look for them yet, afraid for my purse...

Paya wrote:
So is it actually Lis to whom I should thank for my current obsession?
Definitely! Well, actually RDA, as it was when I flew to the UK back in 2006 when I met Lis on the airport. The rest is history, as they say. Funny how sometimes things work out!

And your little Halloween-pictures and video are cute as well! The speech bubbles work very well, it's almost as if I could hear them talk. And that's a very interesting... thing... that they met there. Although I had a bit of trouble to understand what the alien was saying. Has Daniel figured out the name of the species yet?
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Astra wrote:
Paya wrote:
And the next day in the morning, they found a sleeping bear in the tent.

I guess we'll have to do a conclusion with a bear now LOL

Definitely. You should do that. No loose ends. Wink

Astra wrote:
Although I had a bit of trouble to understand what the alien was saying. Has Daniel figured out the name of the species yet?

He did. They were Cucurbitans.

And now a new story for you all, starting within the next post.
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Jack’s adventures - England’s calling

Out of the many action figure adventures on stock, yet waiting to be posted, let me first share a short story from a trip to Birmingham, UK, in 2011. Jack kindly joined me on my visit to Chevron 7 convention, and as you will see, he had some quite interesting encounters.

On our way to the venue, we stopped at a little plaza with poles next to Pendigo Lake, a place that reminded me of Plaza of Nations in Vancouver, the location for the episode ‘Bane’.



The place was so photogenic that I took the opportunity to arrange a promo shot for Jack O’Neill Sportswear catalogue.



Jack: What direction now? Over there?
Paja: Yes.
Jack: You didn’t say it would take place in the woods.
Paja: It doesn’t. It’s at the hotel.
Jack: What a pity. Could have been fun. Hotels are boring.
Paja: I thought you got enough woods on your missions.
Jack: Ah, but those were full of aliens eager to poke me full of holes.
Paja: Well, there may be aliens at the con, too. Sort of.
Jack: No peaceful explorers?
Paja: Ummmmm, they are peaceful. They are. They just... now, you’ll see for yourself.



After we had arrived at the hotel, I became so consumed in the convention program that I almost forgot about Jack. We only met during short breaks and used them for looking around a bit. It was then when Jack made some interesting findings.

Jack: This the guy who played me?
Paja: Yes.
Jack: I thought he was taller. Come on, size “M”. That’s for dwarves. *snort*



Jack: Seriously, isn’t this outfit too small?
Paja: Stop grumbling and just stand there for a while. Don’t move. I need to shoot this.
Jack: This is ridiculous. And I’m not grumbling.

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A couple of minutes later in another room...

Jack: Nice piece of rock. Looks familiar.




Jack: Ya know, we were a pretty good team.
Paja: Yes, Jack, you were. Damn good.



Jack: Look, the Gate! Can I take it with me?
Paja: I don’t think so, Jack. It’s too expensive.
Jack: I wasn’t talking about buying it.
Paja: What? Don’t even think of it!
Jack: Why? Can’t we just rent it for a coupla days?



Jack: Paja, I’m really fed up with all the posing. Can we go out? I would take my bike and have a little ride, stretch the muscles, get some fresh air for a change?
Paja: Hm, that’s a good idea. Let’s go. I’ll just grab my camera... hey, wait!



Jack: What the hell? I said ‘out’, not to get stuck in the next room. And this isn’t exactly what I meant by the ride either.

[Jack is trying to accelerate and release his bike unsuccessfully.]

Jack [emphatically]: Hey, big guy, put me down. Can you hear me? ...okay, I’m taking it back. You *are* tall. Now would you let me go?



Jack was released soon (too soon to my liking Wink), and Jack took a well deserved rest.

Jack: Now this is much better. Finally taking a breath. You, guys, are some crazy bunch in there, let me tell you. And why are you grinning like mad?



And that’s the end of this rather short and yet special story. To be honest, except for a few protests now and then, Jack was very tolerant during the whole event. As was RDA during the photo op. Thank you!

I hope you enjoyed the story. See you at the next action figure adventures. I think now's a good time to show some snowy stuff. Smile
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Aaaaaaaaaah! I saw the first picture and thought: "Weren't we finished with the Vancouver stuff?" Another thing I had totally forgotten about!

And you have no idea what a great time to post this is - as I will be back at the exact same hotel in two and a half weeks. With my brother. I am busy trying to remember the exact way to walk, so these pictures help a bit! (Jack looks good too, of course Wink )

Paya wrote:
Paja: Stop grumbling and just stand there for a while. Don’t move. I need to shoot this.

Or, as was put so famously, "Just stand there and look pretty" LOL

BTW, it will please you to hear that just a few days ago, I indeed bought the Air Force shirt and shorts for my Jack: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/US-1-6-Action-Figure-Model-United-States-Air-Force-Training-T-Shirt-Shorts-DA72-/160922975304?
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Nice story, Paya. I'm glad that Jack found out that Rick is tall, really tall. In fact, much taller than he is. Laughing
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Paya! Jack and RDA in the same pic Very Happy

As usual, excellent photos and dialogue. Thanks for sharing Very Happy

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Thank you very much for your comments, ladies.
Astra wrote:
Aaaaaaaaaah! I saw the first picture and thought: "Weren't we finished with the Vancouver stuff?" Another thing I had totally forgotten about!

That's nice how I keep surprising you with the old familiar stuff.

Astra wrote:
And you have no idea what a great time to post this is - as I will be