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@stereotype - the art of tattoo is an interesting one in its own right. How about starting a 'Tattoo' thread in the Open Forum? While a number of AS folk claim to have a tattoo or two,  the history and techniques of the craft may not be so well known and I'm sure we would find it interesting. The subject matter of any tattoo will probably always divide opinion, like any other kind of art, but hey, that's life!

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5 hours ago, barefoot said:

Did you do the tattoo of the invocar?

Yes

 

4 hours ago, Sheefag said:

Does any of this involve the study of skin?

You know, thin skin or the art of growing a thicker one?

Thanks, I've always wanted to be bullied by people in a forum I used to love. 

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2 hours ago, Mrs6C said:

@stereotype - the art of tattoo is an interesting one in its own right. How about starting a 'Tattoo' thread in the Open Forum? While a number of AS folk claim to have a tattoo or two,  the history and techniques of the craft may not be so well known and I'm sure we would find it interesting. The subject matter of any tattoo will probably always divide opinion, like any other kind of art, but hey, that's life!

Frankly I'm put off doing so. Even if the history and techniques of mechanical based tattoos are cool as shit. I'm still learning and I know I don't have a complete understanding also 

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1 hour ago, stereotype said:

Frankly I'm put off doing so. Even if the history and techniques of mechanical based tattoos are cool as shit. I'm still learning and I know I don't have a complete understanding also 

thats what the first half of this thread was about :)

back when I started it, I knew the square root of fuck all about Invacars or cars full stop! I found Invacars highly interesting and I found there was fuck all about them online so I decided to fix that and do my own research and document it, which in itself I found/find very interesting :)

its one of the reasons I like this thread, as well being one of the few good Invacar resources on the internet, its fun to look back and see the research and new findings as they happened in real time :) 

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21 hours ago, reb said:

That will be a horrible blurry mess in 10 years, and honestly looks a bit shit to begin with. I'm pretty happy with mine.

 

20 hours ago, stereotype said:

Hate to tell you this, but that tattoo is going to warp constantly, never look right unless it's held in this exact position and the distance between the thin lines is too small for it to blur and age so it'll be a muddy mess in 2-5 years. 

So an accurate depiction of the car it depicts.

And ‘handpoke’ sounds like another term for a wank. 

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54 minutes ago, Dobloseven said:

I agree with Mrs6C, and think a Tatoo thread would be good. Think the little Invacar looks great. Not so sure about the Haynes AE86 now that the shortcomings have been pointed out. Any other car tatoos out there? 

I'm not deep enough into car tattoos to educate, give me like 5 years and I'll be back 😅

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I have 3 children. 

The oldest child regularly does things to wind up her middle sister. Nothing that could ever *quite* be called out as being overtly horrible or mean, but it is mean.

She knows how to get a reaction. The objective is to wind up her sister enough that she shouts or throws something or whatever and then gets in trouble for her reaction. The big one of course remains calm throughout so she can claim innocence.

The smaller one doesn't do herself any favours as she responds to it every time, she's big enough to know better. 

Anyway I'm sure I am meant to pile in at some point and separate them but what I do is tell the big one to stop winding her sister up and the small one to stop responding. They are both at fault to an extent and it would be really great if they could just leave each other alone and be nice?

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24 minutes ago, barrett said:

aaaaaaaaaaaanyway.

3 hours ago, Remspoor said:

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Glasgow.

Oh cool its a Tippen Delta Mk2 :) 

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which was the last Tippen Delta Mark to have a singular headlamp (after which the Ministry standard specification demanded dual headlamps so the Tippen Delta Mk3 was brought out)

but the Mk2 was the first Invalid vehicle to have the classic light "Ministry blue" colour scheme :) 

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On 28/01/2022 at 17:59, LightBulbFun said:

it seems to be the season for Invalid carriages on ebay, as well as the lot that @OldBlokeInACaravan has been selling

a petrol powered Harding has also popped up :) 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353877562438

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quite pleased to find this one actually, as I found it many moons ago and noted that it had a Daylight MOT, but ever since then I could not figure out which of the many IC's that was one was (there have been times when I have needed to give an example of a Daylight MOT) glad to have finally found again which one it was!

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however an Invalid carriage, is a vehicle which is not MOTable/should be MOT'ed

although a number have been MOT'ed (and subsequently robbed of their number plate which should not have been allowed as DVLA rules state you can only rob the number plate off a vehicle which has to go through an MOT, which is why you never see plate robbed milk floats thankfully for example)

im guessing they manage to get MOT'ed because they just get chucked in as a Tricycle and the MOT men not knowing their own rules! 

just idly checking things, and was pleasently surprised to find that LFB209 has had a fresh V5c issued and is now Taxed and insured!

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I sadly dont know who bought it, but id like to think its now being used on the road, baffling the locals somewhere :) 

 

speaking of baffling, @JJ0063 you work in the insurance industry right? can you explain this one? LOL

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1 hour ago, LightBulbFun said:

just idly checking things, and was pleasently surprised to find that LFB209 has had a fresh V5c issued and is now Taxed and insured!

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I sadly dont know who bought it, but id like to think its now being used on the road, baffling the locals somewhere :) 

 

speaking of baffling, @JJ0063 you work in the insurance industry right? can you explain this one? LOL

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I did phone my insurance company about why it was saying OK Supreme, apparently it's what they put if a vehicle isn't listed on their system, which I found a bit odd as an OK Supreme is a vehicle already. Either way the insurance documents all say Invacar, it's just the MID website that says different.

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1 hour ago, crad said:

random question lbf- in a race between the many invacar variants, which would win?

depends on what sort of race it is!

but Probably Model 70 Prototype number 8 since that supposedly had a large 650cc engine for wear testing of the drive line :) (and was literally ragged around a race track by AC until something broke)

and the Model 70 in general was the fastest and best handling of the lot

49 minutes ago, Harriytait said:

I did phone my insurance company about why it was saying OK Supreme, apparently it's what they put if a vehicle isn't listed on their system, which I found a bit odd as an OK Supreme is a vehicle already. Either way the insurance documents all say Invacar, it's just the MID website that says different.

thats a bit random yeah! I find it baffling, because its not even an understandable computer error like dump code modified cars or Other British other

 their system should have an option to manually enter the info if its not on their system

(I know Bikesure/Adrian flux can, because when I insured REV with them for the first time I made sure it came back as Invacar Model 70 properly LOL)

 

I wonder if these details are what comes up when a police man does an insurance check, could lead to some very baffled police men LOL

(to be fair I dont think most police men these days would know what their looking at even if it did correctly say "invacar" LOL)

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2 hours ago, LightBulbFun said:

depends on what sort of race it is!

but Probably Model 70 Prototype number 8 since that supposedly had a large 650cc engine for wear testing of the drive line :) (and was literally ragged around a race track by AC until something broke)

and the Model 70 in general was the fastest and best handling of the lot

thats a bit random yeah! I find it baffling, because its not even an understandable computer error like dump code modified cars or Other British other

 their system should have an option to manually enter the info if its not on their system

(I know Bikesure/Adrian flux can, because when I insured REV with them for the first time I made sure it came back as Invacar Model 70 properly LOL)

 

I wonder if these details are what comes up when a police man does an insurance check, could lead to some very baffled police men LOL

(to be fair I dont think most police men these days would know what their looking at even if it did correctly say "invacar" LOL)

reckon an invacar race series would work?

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