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Old 14-09-2017, 08:04 PM
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Bomb at Gibbmodoll, how we did it!!



The idea kind of got started here at Sheppards Surplus, long before the Dolls came about at Gibbmodoll.
Back in the 1960's 70's, the store was a pub and a hang out for Bob and Girl friends, inside was done out to look as if your were in a plane, it was well before my time, but Bob told me many story's about it, and happy times there

Bob was there a lot hunting though the many items that came in after the war, in later years this Supermarine Swift F4, WK 275, came and took it's place with the Spitfire on the other side.





The so called bomb come Missile that was then silver like the plane came the same time.

Bob being who he is wanted to buy the missle, but price was high, the Missile stayed in the backyard for many years, till hard times came and the Spitfire Pub closed, leaving just the store.


After that the store also fall on hard times and forced the sale of the Supermarine Swift F4, WK 275, here is a little about the sale of that plane.

Sheppard family sell rare jet to secure future of store

A rare RAF jet which has been outside a family business in Herefordshire for more than 40 years, is up for sale to help secure the future of a shop.
The Supermarine Swift F4. WK 275, at Sheppards Stores in Upper Hill near Leominster, is priced at 250,000.
Andy Sheppard said they would be upset to sell the jet, which was bought in 1968 by his grandfather.
His wife Karen said they were finding the current economic climate "very difficult" and the money would help.
The family said it had not been an easy decision to part with the aircraft.
Mr Sheppard, 47, said the jet had been a tourist attraction over the years, but it also needed a good home because it was "crumbling away".
Air speed record
"It's just losing value sat there," he said.
Nick Sturgess, a curator at RAF Museum Cosford, said the Swift was a swept wing fighter type plane, built by Supermarine in the 1950s as their version of the Hawker Hunter.
In the end he said the plane was "dogged" with problems and few had survived into preservation.
He said a complete Swift was rare.
In 1953 Mike Lithgow became the holder of the absolute flight air speed record flying a Supermarine Swift F4.
Part of that jet is on show at Brooklands Museum in Surrey.
A complete Supermarine Swift F5 is on show at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum in Sussex.
Mrs Sheppard said: "No other shop in the middle of the countryside would have a Supermarine Swift to greet you at the car park.
"We have seen probably thousands of people from all walks of life stop and have a look at the aircraft."
According to the family, Andy Sheppard's grandfather, Percival, bought the jet when he worked at the Gloster Aircraft Company.




Andy Sheppard



Bob wanted something at the sale to remember the many happy times there in the pub and store, Bob got the missile from Andy in the end, and the film Bomb found and Gibbmodoll came to life using the missile as a prop.

Many were taken in with Bobs world war 2 bomb found at Gibbmodoll, thinking it was the real deal, well it really was the real deal after all!!



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Old 14-09-2017, 10:07 PM
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great story and info on the bomb/missile.

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Old 14-09-2017, 11:16 PM
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Thank you, Carly's Guy.

The plane is no longer in Herefordshire, and in the end Sheppards Surplus closed about two years ago, however the plane is on show and went from this to this, so it's not all bad.
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Old 14-09-2017, 11:20 PM
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In episide one, opening to the movie, we let you know how we found the bomb, here is the photo we started with before any mods:





Lady Justine was taken to a tractor dealer here and fitted out in boots, tractor overalls cap and with her tape.



Here she is ready to be cut into the photo with what looks like the rear end of the bomb, in fact it's just made of wood..



Here is the used photo



In episode two, Justine takes the bomb and dumps it at the farm, we use one of the farm tractors, and first add the bomb, in fact this is just a painting of the bomb using Snagit 7.



Now Lady Justine was put on the tractor, hard job to do so I was told..


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nice old tractor, never realized the plough contest was the intro to the bomb story so it seems.

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Hi Carly's Guy, from what I foud out from Bob your right, in the very first Bomb at Gibbmodoll by Bob there was no ploughing, the bomb was found in the garden.

But in the pantomime one by Timbo the ploughing opening was used.

Think the first one by Bob, gave members excitement at the start as many members were taken in thinking Bob had found a world war 2 bomb and posted.

Tim used those posts in the panto one, but they only work with the first Bomb one by Bob.

Tims Panto one however gave other dolls a chance to star, with great special effects that Tim is very good at, and also ran in episodes 1 to 7.
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