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16th Jul '17 11:08:58 AM nombretomado
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* In ''The Film/BattleOfBritain'', a lot of scenes are very clever editing involving cutting between studio sets, live-action footage of preserved 1940-era warplanes, and FX involving virtually off-the-shelf models of the Airfix type. Even in 1969, there simply were not enough preserved WW2-era aircraft to have live footage of German and British aircraft in the sort of numbers that would have fought over southern England in 1940. Scenes of lots and lots of German bombers in formation were done as model shots, using off-the shelf Airfix kits [[note]]Even in 1969, other manufacturers were available, but Airfix were nearest and most ubiquitous.[[/note]] of German aircraft. The kit-bashing element involved adapting the completed models to take small electric motors and batteries so that the airscrews moved authentically. Pyrotechnics were built into some models, which were adapted to break up in ways that would have been realistic for real aircraft and not for plastic kits, whose parts and assembly do not usually correspond to the way in which real aircraft are built and how they deconstruct if catastrophic breaking stresses are applied. [[note]]i.e. when they are shot down or sustain critical damage in flight. [[/note]]

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* In ''The Film/BattleOfBritain'', a lot of scenes are very clever editing involving cutting between studio sets, live-action footage of preserved 1940-era warplanes, and FX involving virtually off-the-shelf models of the Airfix type. Even in 1969, there simply were not enough preserved WW2-era [=WW2=]-era aircraft to have live footage of German and British aircraft in the sort of numbers that would have fought over southern England in 1940. Scenes of lots and lots of German bombers in formation were done as model shots, using off-the shelf Airfix kits [[note]]Even in 1969, other manufacturers were available, but Airfix were nearest and most ubiquitous.[[/note]] of German aircraft. The kit-bashing element involved adapting the completed models to take small electric motors and batteries so that the airscrews moved authentically. Pyrotechnics were built into some models, which were adapted to break up in ways that would have been realistic for real aircraft and not for plastic kits, whose parts and assembly do not usually correspond to the way in which real aircraft are built and how they deconstruct if catastrophic breaking stresses are applied. [[note]]i.e. when they are shot down or sustain critical damage in flight. [[/note]]
5th Jul '17 10:42:48 PM TairaMai
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* {{Film/EndersGame}}: The command school sequences show the characters using [[https://www2.razerzone.com/au-en/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-nostromo Nostromo keypads]] as they give commands to the fleet.
11th Jun '17 6:09:49 PM nombretomado
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* Present in nearly all {{YouTube Poop}}s, which use no more than video samples and stock effects straight from the video editor of choice (and occasionally an after-effects program).

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* Present in nearly all {{YouTube WebAnimation/{{YouTube Poop}}s, which use no more than video samples and stock effects straight from the video editor of choice (and occasionally an after-effects program).
6th Jun '17 6:10:14 PM jormis29
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThpdB-W89gg This clip]] from the [[Film/GodfreyHoNinjaMovies Godfrey Ho]] "masterpiece" ''Ninja Terminator'' speaks for itself.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThpdB-W89gg This clip]] from the [[Film/GodfreyHoNinjaMovies Godfrey Ho]] "masterpiece" ''Ninja Terminator'' ''Film/NinjaTerminator'' speaks for itself.
4th Jun '17 5:43:23 PM Prinzenick
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* According to [[WordOfGod Don Oriolo]], the [[UnmovingPlaid polka-dot patterns]] of [[WesternAnimation/FelixTheCat Felix the Cat's]] Magic Bag of Tricks in the [[WesternAnimation/JoeOrioloFelixTheCat old TV cartoons]] was based on some wallpaper his dad had and often used to glue to the cels of the bag of tricks.
3rd Jun '17 8:26:09 AM bombadil211
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** The Lightsabers are built out of [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/quickfix/1/9/8/179198.jpg the flash]] from old cameras.

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** The Lightsabers are built out of [[http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/quickfix/1/9/8/179198.jpg the flash]] from old cameras. In fact, the specific model used for Luke's[=/=]Anakin's first saber doesn't exist anymore because ''Star Wars'' fans bought up every unit ever produced to make their own replicas.
29th May '17 4:13:44 AM LondonKdS
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** In an example with overtones of TakeThat, a damaged and derelict spaceship in "The Stones of Blood" was recognisably derived from a licensed toy of an Eagle Transport from rival show ''Series/Space1999''.
3rd Apr '17 4:38:43 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The TARDIS Chameleon Circuit control panel in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logoplis Logopolis]]" is obviously an old carpet sweeper turned upside-down.

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** The TARDIS Chameleon Circuit control panel in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logoplis "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logopolis Logopolis]]" is obviously an old carpet sweeper turned upside-down.
3rd Apr '17 4:37:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** The TARDIS Chameleon Circuit control panel in "Logopolis" is obviously an old carpet sweeper turned upside-down.

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** The TARDIS Chameleon Circuit control panel in "Logopolis" "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS18E7Logoplis Logopolis]]" is obviously an old carpet sweeper turned upside-down.
31st Mar '17 11:40:41 AM PhantomDusclops92
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* Season 5 of ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (which is, if you're not a fan, just slightly edited re-runs of the original '80s cartoon) is introduced by a Powermaster Optimus Prime toy, made slightly less blocky with CGI. Yup. That's it.
** Also, many of the shots in the ''Manga/TransformersZone'', ''Return of Convoy'', and ''Operation Combination'' manga are simply photographs of the relevant [[MerchandiseDriven toys]].
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