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#61    digitalartist

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

View PostQoais, on 09 October 2009 - 03:30 PM, said:

Mantas don't have a 3 piece tail fin, especially one sticking upwards.

Funny when I look at the photo I linked to, the mantas do indeed have fins pointing straight up.


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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

The big problem I see is this:

If archeologists can find these golden figures of aircraft, why on earth can't they find the actual aircraft? Surely the pre-Columbian natives kept their airplanes out in the open somehwere, parked next to a temple or something?

Perhaps they're just ornaments. Why can't ancient people be fanciful?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:22 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 09 October 2009 - 05:03 PM, said:

Hmmm... let's seePosted ImagePosted ImageAs similar as an oxcart to a P51... but go on.


So - that's just a first draft.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:26 PM

View PostQoais, on 09 October 2009 - 05:22 PM, said:

So - that's just a first draft.

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What, no picture of that one flying?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:31 PM

This............

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Looks like this???????????????????

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Edited by Qoais, 09 October 2009 - 05:34 PM.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:32 PM

as much as this
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looks like that
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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:37 PM

View PostQoais, on 09 October 2009 - 05:31 PM, said:



Looks like this???????????????????


  Sure...


As much as this

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Looks like this

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:)

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:39 PM

View Postjaylemurph, on 09 October 2009 - 05:07 PM, said:

Nibblers, Thong, Nibblers.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:40 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 09 October 2009 - 05:32 PM, said:

as much as this Posted Imagelooks like thatPosted Image
Not!  Not as much as that at all.

I doubt the jeweller had a chance to get up close and personal with the plane.  I doubt he took measurements and made his replica to scale or as an exact copy.  

On the other hand, he may have been using a few of those coca leaves and astral travelled into the future to have a look around and took a fancy to something he saw there and when the trip was over, replicated his vision in gold. :wacko:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:43 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 09 October 2009 - 05:37 PM, said:

Sure...As much as thisPosted ImageLooks like thisPosted Image:)Nibs

Posted Image

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:51 PM

View PostQoais, on 09 October 2009 - 05:43 PM, said:

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Cool!!!  What is it?

oh oh...is that a Nibbler?

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:53 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 09 October 2009 - 05:51 PM, said:

Cool!!!  What is it?

oh oh...is that a Nibbler?

Nibs

Yep, and judging from his flat feet, a Nibbler policeman.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 05:59 PM

View Postquestionmark, on 09 October 2009 - 05:53 PM, said:

Yep, and judging from his flat feet, a Nibbler policeman.


LOL


Just using my imagination, it looks like a deer or something, facing us, with big feet.

Which is the point...an artist interprets natural things in all types of ways.  As there is no other evidence in existence that this culture interacted with Aliens and Their Magical Air Machines, it is most likely an interpretation of a fish or ray.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

View PostHerNibs, on 09 October 2009 - 05:59 PM, said:

LOL


Just using my imagination, it looks like a deer or something, facing us, with big feet.

Which is the point...an artist interprets natural things in all types of ways.  As there is no other evidence in existence that this culture interacted with Aliens and Their Magical Air Machines, it is most likely an interpretation of a fish or ray.

:P

Why does the answer have to go to the improbable and impossible when the probable can be so much more interesting?

Nibs

Because it opens the "possibility" of no Nibbler intervention on Earth, which means that we are a product of *gasp* evolution!

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:00 PM

Naw, it's an ancient biologist's attempt at portraying evolution in the form of jewellry :blink:

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