Sunday, 25 August 2013

A question of cohesion

During the recent Megablitz game at the Defence Academy Shrivenham, I stuck my Michelin map to a whiteboard using a blob of Blu-Tac which I found in the room.  When packing up, many of the players lent a hand and someone other than me folded up the map.  When I was sorting things out last week I was surprised to find the Blu-Tac still attached.  Now I am worried that it may have been the only thing holding the British armed forces together!  What should I do?

23 comments:

The Dancing Cake Tin said...

Say nothing. Act casual.

Archduke Piccolo said...

Find whoever it was invented blu-tac, line him up against a wall, and shoot him.

Paul Foster said...

Do not worry, even though the British Army operates on Blu-Tac, it still does not beat the US in Duct Tape stakes.

MSFoy said...

Keep those bits - treasure them. They must be the real thing. Last Xmas I went out to buy some replacement WHITE BluTak, which we use to fasten up our Xmas lights around the breakfast room window.

Couldn't get any. Lots of blank looks in the shop where I have always bought it. Like the 20mm Hinchliffe Napoleonic artillery range, it never existed. Finished up buying cheap imitation in the village Stop & Shop.

Spent a lot of time rescuing hanging loops of unstuck lights last Xmas - shabby! My credibility has suffered.

BluTak is a wargamers' friend - I use it for hundreds of jobs, but what happened to the white stuff? Questions in the House, please.

Don M said...

I'm in agreement, with Mr Foster we refer to duct tape as 100 mile an hour tape, because that's how it is normally applied! Very fast an in copious quantities ....)

arthur1815 said...

No wonder the press is full of stories of £300k worth of MoD equipment going missing!

Red_Cardinal said...

MSFoy - search on Amazon.co.uk for "Bostik Blu-tack Mastic Adhesive Non-toxic White 60g Ref 801127 [Pack 12]"

Is this what you're looking for? :-)

MSFoy said...

Red Cardinal - yes indeed, thank you! Must get some in for Xmas...

Tim Gow said...

Dancing Cake Tin
If I'm asked I'll say it was the bloke in the fez.....

Tim Gow said...

Archduke Piccolo
Something in your comment leads me to the belief you're not a fan....

Tim Gow said...

Paul Foster
Good stuff duct tape. It says much for the quality of our current cars that no duct tape has so far been used on them...

Tim Gow said...

MSFoy
I always have a lump of Blu-Tac in the modelling tools drawer - damn useful stuff!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
Ah - so that's not the speed at which it falls off?

Tim Gow said...

Arthur1815
I'm racked with guilt - I'll take it back next time I'm there!

Tim Gow said...

Red Cardinal
Consumer advice and shopping hint too?

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

I don't know but if it was meant to be a road block it appears to have just missed.

Don M said...

Tim not only is in not the speed in which it falls off it is usually the only component that stays intact!I think that is secret to most armor effectiveness!Millions spent in research only to be saved by a buck fifty roll of tape....God I love my country ...)

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
If it had been a roadblock the Panzers would simply have driven round it...

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I see. So Abrams is more expensive than M60 'cos it contains more duct tape?

Red_Cardinal said...

>>Red Cardinal
Consumer advice and shopping hint too?

Tim, sadly I don't get any comission! :)

Don M said...

I'd have to ask Bill about the M1 but the body armor, it's the tape lol

SAROE said...

There's a science fiction book, Beyond the Frontier: Invincible, where the humans negotiate an alliance with a race of spider aliens in exchange for the "universal fixing tool" the aliens have seen the humans use. A case of duct tape.

Tim Gow said...

SAROE
Sounds like a fair swop - at least I now know what all the spiders in my garage are after!