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ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 4:47 p.m. PST

Hi Everyone,
Below is a link to Gen. Pettygree's new short story entitled Brace Up.
Seems apropos/fitting these days.
Hopefully you enjoy Chapter 1 Night Attack here:

Includes my customary captioned photos; mostly with dialogue on this occasion. Most photos are night scenes.
A diversion surely for you?
I hope you are all doing well in your bunkers and essential jobs.
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 5:02 p.m. PST


Robert le Diable29 Mar 2020 5:08 p.m. PST

Who needs a Hollywood budget? Loved the way you added Tracer to one photograph at the end.
Officers and gentlemen at that time certainly bristled.

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 5:27 p.m. PST

Great stuff!!

jurgenation Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2020 8:05 p.m. PST

Yes .I want a trawler

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 7:27 a.m. PST

Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for creating and posting it.

Your explosions are great. I like the combination of yellow and orange (or red). Is that with one LED candle?

Can you lead me to the source?


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 7:43 a.m. PST

Two thumbs up.

donlowry30 Mar 2020 8:02 a.m. PST

Jolly good.

Carry on.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 8:11 a.m. PST

Great short report, Bill. Thanks,


ge2002bill Supporting Member of TMP30 Mar 2020 3:55 p.m. PST

You Men are terrific, taking the time to view the story and write comments. Thank you very much.
In the left hand hut:
I used the product: FIRE! DC3F.
3 super bright LEDs with resistors and wires connected.
My power supply is a 9 volt Duracell battery.
In the right hand hut I used salmon colored paper through which a VERY bright light penetrated.
To enhance the effect I dabbed my fingers in various water base paints* we all use and smudged them into pieces of cotton. The latter enhance color and give the impression of smoke.
*black, yellow, red, orange.
Bill P.
Chronicler for The Adventures of General Pettygree

Garryowen Supporting Member of TMP01 Apr 2020 9:49 a.m. PST

Thanks Bill for the links and info.


UshCha06 Apr 2020 11:57 p.m. PST

Now for this sort of thing I can see the need for good painting. Thankyou for the entertainment, brightened my day.

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