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MICHAELFRIGHT SPFX
09-19-2001, 11:34 PM
www.artoosnews.com

bigbarada
09-19-2001, 11:41 PM
Wow! A Star Wars toy that falls under zoning laws. How cool!:cool:



Okay, I actually read the article this time. That sucks that you're being harrassed like that. Did your neighbors actually complain? Or did the inspector just assume they didn't want it there?

GNT
09-20-2001, 02:37 AM
Why didn't your wife go out and swear at him or do something?

I'd grab a bat or something and I make sure I'd hit him in the head, he Climbed into it, geez!

MICHAELFRIGHT SPFX
09-20-2001, 03:21 AM
I need some feedback from STAR WARS fans on this issue.

I must soon make a decision on whether to build a landing pad and leg as I continue on with my model.

I feel that since 2 REPUBLIC CRUISERS were seen landing in EPISODE I and each of those were similar in design to the BLOCKADE RUNNER, then the TANTIVE IV must have also had the same capability to land on a planet.

Although a landing gear on my model would make my life easier, I think it would look strange to see when we never did see the BLOCKADE RUNNER land in any of the movies.

What do you think?
Could the TANTIVE IV land on a planet?

GNT
09-20-2001, 03:33 AM
Originally posted by MICHAELFRIGHT SPFX
What do you think?
Could the TANTIVE IV land on a planet?

I'm sure it could land or how else would people get off on a planet or what happens when it needs fuel?You might as well create a landind pod for it to make it morwe better :)

JediTricks
09-20-2001, 06:03 AM
I'm going to merge this "Do you think the TANTIVE IV could land on a planet?" with the other thread you started about your Tantive IV project since they're the same subject by the same author in the same section on the same day. Nothing personal. :)

Rollo Tomassi
09-20-2001, 06:42 AM
Put a landing gear on that sucker, and then head over to that guys house and start taking photographs of HIS place. If he comes out and argues, say his wife is violating the "Visual Pollution" laws 'cause she is BUTT ugly...

JEDIpartner
09-20-2001, 11:30 AM
Municipalities are notorious for these sorts of things. I have had to do "repairs" to the exterior of my house several times while neighbours with homes in far worse conditions have never had to answer to them... bugger!

Oh, well... I must say that the project seems to be coming along quite nicely. I can't wait for it to really start taking shape so that we see the fore and aft sections in place! Fight the good fight, guy! Everything will be fine... and what do you propose to do with this vehicle once it has been completed, if you don't mind me asking??

Yes... landing gear for sure. Base it off of the langing gear for the Radiant. The overall design of that ship is similar enough so I couldn't see why the Tantive wouldn't have the landing gear as well.

JediCole
09-20-2001, 02:17 PM
I'm sorry to hear you are having so much "local trouble". It has been my experience that most Code Enforcement types are self-important windbags who have to spend the better part of their work day justifying their postion in the city or municipality. Hopefully you can go over these guys heads and point out that the piece is not a permanant fixture nor is it (essentially) any different than a boat or car parked in front of someone's house.
It is a real shame that people have to be such busy bodies about other people's business and that the local goverment has to pry so much as well. Hopefully you will not inadvertantly have set a precedent that will lead to anti-model building legislation in your area. These are dark times indeed!

derek
09-20-2001, 10:18 PM
these damn yard nazis **** me off like no other type of person i know. they are small people with worthless lives who crave power in the guise of deed restrictions.

in my area recently, an 80 year old widow was forced out of her house for unpaid homeowners association dues. the mail was sent to her long deceased husband. the elderly woman assumed it was junk mail and discarded it. when she was finally informed of her past due dues($800), she paid them, but the homeowners asscoiation rejected her payment so they could take possession of her $100,000 home for their own profit!

Rollo Tomassi
09-20-2001, 11:03 PM
Derek, that's horrible. Did the city or the public or the media step in to denounce the whole thing as bunko? That sounds like facism to me...

GNT
09-21-2001, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by derek
in my area recently, an 80 year old widow was forced out of her house for unpaid homeowners association dues. the mail was sent to her long deceased husband. the elderly woman assumed it was junk mail and discarded it. when she was finally informed of her past due dues($800), she paid them, but the homeowners asscoiation rejected her payment so they could take possession of her $100,000 home for their own profit!

Thats a horrible thing that happened,and even worse that it was an 80 year old women :( So cruel, they should have just taken the $800,bast....

Rollo Tomassi
09-21-2001, 01:20 PM
Here is what you do Derek. Whip up a media GONK!storm and let everybody know when this house goes up for auction so that EVERYBODY is there. All the newspapers, all the TV stations. Everybody. And everybody knows what happened. Then let the little old lady put up a bid for $80. Then nobody else bids. I would love to see the collective red faces of the facist yard nazis when their little plot backfires....

derek
09-22-2001, 12:58 AM
the house has already been auctioned off. the home owners association was supposed to sell these type of forclosures at "public" auctions, but only one other bidder showed up. to the best of my knowledge, the homeowners association was out bid. the fact that they were bidding on their own forclosure was bad enough, but they only offered $6000. the high bidder didn't pay much more.

there was a huge media outcry here in texas and as a result of these lowlifes, the laws regarding foreclosures of this nature are being addressed by texas lawmakers.

this event occured earlier this year and it was huge local news. last i heard, the new owner offered to "rent" the house to the elderly woman(even though this woman and her deceased husband had already paid off the home loan). after the local media milked this story for all the ratings they could they moved off to gary condit stuff.

the worst thing here, besides the violation of property rights, is the home owners association members were this lady's neighbors, but they never took the time to go over and let her know what was going on. they just showed up one day with the local sheriff and moved her out.

Rollo Tomassi
09-22-2001, 09:02 AM
At least legislature is being changed because of it. That, and hopefully the HA jerks became so well known, that people would walk up to them and restaurants and "foreclose" on their meals.
"Oh you weren't finished with that? We sent messages to the table next to you..Geez. Oh well." And then take their plate away. Or "foreclose" on their clothes at the laundromat. "You weren't done with that machine? I could have sworn we e-mailed your dog about that. Well, that sucks for you doesn't it?" And then take their clothes.