Model boating lake rescue by RNLI New Brighton crew

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Model tug ‘Bargarth’ towing the RNLI X-class lifeboat with New Brighton crew on board before it sank

Credit: RNLI/Bob Warwick


Date:
19/08/2013
Author: Bob Warwick

A feat of scale power was seen when a full size RNLI X-class inflatable lifeboat with 2 lifeboat crew aboard was towed round New Brighton’s model boating lake by two scale model tugs escorted by two scale model lifeboats.

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Polyphony Digital Inc. unveils Vision Gran Turismo® collaboration with leading global brands

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Celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo, manufacturers, design houses and other brands will showcase special concept cars to feature exclusively in Gran Turismo®6

Gran Turismo®6 release date set for 6 December

Polyphony Digital Inc., creator of PlayStation®’s best-selling Gran Turismo® franchise, has announced a unique partnership with a number of leading automotive manufacturers, design houses and other leading global brands. Design teams from Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bertone, GM Design, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign Giugiaro, JORDAN Brand, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, SRT(Chrysler), Volkswagen and Zagato will create concept models giving a unique insight into the future of the automotive sector. Their designs will then be recreated as working cars for the new Gran Turismo®6 game due for release on 6th December, 2013. The initiative celebrates 15 years of the 70-million-selling franchise and is known as ‘Vision Gran Turismo’.

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Top five things that graphic designers need to know to design for print.

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For over fifteen years, I have had a lot of ‘just out of university’ graphic design interns through our door. Some with excellent portfolios of work, some with potential. Every time they have started, I have been /facepalm surprised as to their almost non-existent knowledge of designing for print. What we found is that they knew fundamentals of typography, white space, colour scheming, etc, however they lacked in basic pre and post design stages.

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FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES 3D – 6 September

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SK Films is delighted to announce the forthcoming release of the ground breaking FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES, released exclusively in London to the BFI IMAX on September 6th 2013. This spellbinding nature documentary has left audiences around the world stunned by the cinematic elegance, pioneering technology and story-telling skill used to showcase the longest-known insect migration on Earth.

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The Times Exploring Lost Railways by Julian Holland

The Times Exploring Lost Railways: a Nostalgic Journey along 50 Lost-Long Railway Lines, published on 13th October 2013, is a poignant reminder of how many railway closures took place during the twentieth century. Since the 1930s, 9,000 miles of railway track has been closed as road transport has become cheaper and more flexible.

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No Flight From The Cage

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The author is now in his nineties and this is a new edition published by Fighting High, but originally published in 1956. This new edition is valuable because it speaks for the many aircrew POWs who appear mainly as crowd actors in the tales of the escapers who were an important but minority of Allied POWs held in Germany during WWII.

The author has combined writing with running a Charitable Trust. A number of other books by this author have been published, including a novel “Less than Angel”, a history, “Ireland’s Civil War, A State of Division” and a biography “Arthur Griffith”. In this account of his experiences as aircrew and POW, Younger provides an engaging account with humour and a selection of sketches and cartoons of his own creation, combined with a section of previously unpublished photographs.

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