Thanks again, Mike. Once again I think you’re right. I’ll post a redo of the fins - this time extruded out of the hull. It’s starting to work better as a concept but you’ll see it’s starting to also look like it’s not belonging with the others. But I really like how it’s beginning to look now and want to play with it a lot more for some other image and some other time!
Thanks to you too Gunilla. I think you are right when you say the webbed fin one doesn’t look like it fits in. In the update following this post you’ll see an enhanced version which has gone even further from the concept. But it’s been a lot of fun so it’s no loss. And yes, I have definitely spoken to the engineers in charge of filing. We held an emergency meeting yesterday between the archiving team and the engineering team. It got a got a bit heated and there was a lot of finger-pointing and accusations (and vanilla slices) flying around the room. But I think these meetings are important in running a good workplace. As you know, a good workplace is very important to me.
Thank you for your line about the solar sail. I appreciate any comment that makes my space ships sound even slightly sensible. So I’m going to hang onto that one.
Cheers Steve. You raise a good question about the washing. I would think that taking the washing past the sun would definitely dry things out. Might even burn them right off the line too. One side would be burning up and the side that was in the shade would be freezing. It kind of gives a whole new dimension to hanging out the laundry doesn’t it? That was Mike’s (walrus) idea to do a laundry one. I thought it was brilliant too