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by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jun 23, 2024 9:41 am
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: L228 Slant
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: L228 Slant

Big Hat Slant is one of my all time favorites... nice find!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Jun 20, 2024 10:34 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: I have a confession.
Replies: 18
Views: 355

Re: I have a confession.

I've got some. I actually like Vapalux better. Here is one example from Swiss Telecom.
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original post: https://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/ ... 09#p292409
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Do you like redheads...
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Do you like redheads...

220-228E Canadian? I have ONE of those. Coleman Canada never made a 228 after their 228B. This one is all American. Stupidly, I accidently grabbed a 228E fount. The Coleman logo stamp is under the valve wheel and the reason I put the decal on the backside. It does look more Canadian! Murff Then it'...
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Been a long time... Lit one up!
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Been a long time... Lit one up!

Hey all. Well I got the urge after a long time being too busy with life and work... I was inspired by the latest Coleman Light so decided tonight I'd light something up. Decided first on a 'modern' Vapalux and butchered a mantle to fit but wasn't happy with it, so moved on to an ex-army Vapalux 300....
by CaptainFantastic
Sat May 25, 2024 2:43 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Site back up
Replies: 15
Views: 255

Re: Site back up

Hi all. Blame ChatGPT and Google bots. They pounded the site and used up all the allowed bandwidth so the hosting firm shut the site off. Thankfully it was not a virus or software issue, but simply capacity utilisation. I've done some digging and blocked some IP's and hope to get these guys under so...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed May 22, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: **Now with fire and heartbreak**Unboxing a Swiss Civil Defense FL6 kit
Replies: 75
Views: 1292

Re: Unboxing a Swiss Civil Defense FL6 kit

I just popped by and saw this post. Nice to see one of those making it over there from over here! I've often contemplated getting one, but would have a hard time hiding it from my wife. I think you stand a good chance of disrupting air traffic with it John... Edit to add: $199 is a great price. They...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Mar 28, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT, new “hobby” from my wife. A “new” camera 📸
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: OT, new “hobby” from my wife. A “new” camera 📸

I would say keep it simple, learn the basics, and then go from there. Try to learn why the camera is making the settings when in auto. Even though it's about film, I recommend reading Ansel Adams 'The Negative' to learn about exposure. Read up on composition otherwise you'll be cropping every image....
by CaptainFantastic
Fri Jan 12, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ian! (CaptainFantastic)
Replies: 20
Views: 309

Re: Happy Birthday, Ian! (CaptainFantastic)

Hey guys, thank you all so much! :cf_eatcake: One year closer to retirement :cf_wino: I wish I could tell you I got the holy grail of lanterns for my birthday, but I already have some of them and my wife would have no clue what to look for :D Plus I've stopped actively searching for the moment :cf_c...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: liquid fueld hand warmer question
Replies: 24
Views: 501

Re: liquid fueld hand warmer question

Hi David, I think lighter fluid is pretty volatile but not idea how it is technically compared to CF so I don't think this is a driver. FWIW I accidentally filled a handwarmer with CF last weekend and it wouldn't light or stay hot. So I filled another with way too much lighter fluid which remained h...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Dec 28, 2023 4:33 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Forum Hosting Adjustments
Replies: 22
Views: 749

Re: Forum Hosting Adjustments

Thanks for the info Ed. More insight if you need it: Even though I'm not posting here much currently, I am usually keeping an eye out that things are working and I got notified by Murff that the hosting provider was complaining about the CPU usage. After digging around and scratching my head I found...
by CaptainFantastic
Wed Oct 25, 2023 6:23 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: no photos?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: no photos?

It'll be a postimage issue. Images are serving just fine for me in Europe and no delays in showing them either which sometimes happens. So, as Toby says, "hold tight folks"

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri Sep 22, 2023 11:12 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What was it like watching the moon landing on tv?
Replies: 52
Views: 971

Re: What was it like watching the moon landing on tv?

I was too young, but I do remember one of the later landings and seeing that one on tv. If you did not listen already, the BBC had a great podcast series about the landing called "13 Minutes to the Moon", and followed up with "The Apollo 13 Story" which is incredible. I highly recommend both. https:...
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Sep 07, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)
Replies: 14
Views: 305

Re: Photography: Bokeh (with lanterns)

Thanks Timm, very informative.

Canon F-1 (old) with 50mm f/1.4 and Ilford HP5+ at ISO400.
I didn't take any notes, but likely this was near wide open. Also, apologies it's a very poor scan.

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 4:02 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 241 Day!
Replies: 21
Views: 347

Re: Happy 241 Day!

Oh and I can play here too!
Got these from Tony a couple years ago but have not even touched them yet!

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by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 31, 2023 2:49 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Happy 243 Day!
Replies: 29
Views: 544

Re: Happy 243 Day!

OK this one I can do... :D


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by CaptainFantastic
Wed Aug 23, 2023 5:56 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower
Replies: 29
Views: 426

Re: Camping in Wyoming and Deadman Tower

I missed this a few days ago, but Mark it's always great to see your photos and I look forward to the trips to the tower! Sounds like a great family trip as well!
by CaptainFantastic
Thu Aug 03, 2023 4:04 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Erwin, have a chat to Pascal about shipping from Switzerland. He has done it many times but not how active he is currently with selling/buying. I have not sent a lantern abroad for ages.
by CaptainFantastic
Tue Aug 01, 2023 4:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: My suitcase has arrived
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: My suitcase has arrived

Oh my gosh Erwin, I am so sorry for you. How terrible. So the case was travelling with you and got pulled over and delayed?
by CaptainFantastic
Sun Jul 09, 2023 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical Assistance
Topic: iPad downloading help
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: iPad downloading help

Can you give me a post with a PDF so I can take a look?
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jul 08, 2023 9:24 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT BW Film - old school
Replies: 22
Views: 698

Re: OT BW Film - old school

I got the first film back from the Retina. Very happy with it - the shutter speeds seem to be pretty OK and I the only issues were self-made by forgetting to focus!!! Also, since it has no light meter I have been reading using an incident meter (when I can) which I have to say is totally new to me, ...
by CaptainFantastic
Sat Jun 24, 2023 10:05 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?
Replies: 17
Views: 409

Re: Does anyone use a messenger system like icq or msn messenger?

I use WhatsApp, it has basically killed SMS. Work we use Slack. Had Telegram once, not now.

Toby, I know you use WhatsApp as that's how you get hold of me :lol:
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 2:14 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: OT: The Guitar Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 1945

Re: OT: The Guitar Thread

Dan reminded me on another thread that I need to post up my El-cheapo Harley Benton strat. $90 new. The neck is C profile apparently.

I like it. Fun to play through my tiny amp above. Have learned some more Dave Gilmour solos 😎

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by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 12:52 pm
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: Mobile site difference
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Mobile site difference

Dear Moses.
Thank you for your observation. You are correct.
There are no plans to change it.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 6:11 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 26
Views: 639

Re: What is it?

Keep it. Although by now your inbox will be flooded with offers.
Good luck with whatever you choose.
by CaptainFantastic
Fri May 26, 2023 5:43 am
Forum: Just Bull
Topic: 8 years later...
Replies: 11
Views: 297

8 years later...

Today is 8 years since I registered on the CCF. Time goes by so fast these days. Although I don't get any spare moment for fixing up lanterns right now, I have a good pile to dig into when the opportunity opens up again. With 4 kids and 3 grandkids, plus work, my wife and I seem to be busier than we...

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