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  1. I love the way you are moving forward with this one, Jeff. Great detailing, and incredibly realistic weathering 👍 ! Hubert
  2. Sorry to hear that Peter. But good to know Diane is in hood hands and the injury was not « worse ». Sending her my wishes of speedy recovery. Hubert
  3. Interesting show, Martin. Thanks for posting 👍 ! Hubert
  4. I know a few common sense things: 1) If the ice is in the glass, it won’t increase the level of liquid in the glass when it melts down 2) On the other hand, if the ice is in a funnel above the glass, the level of liquid in the glass will rise when it melts down. By analogy, if ice is stored on a bed-rock like, for instance Greenland, Antartica, or a glacier, it will spill into the oceans when it melts down, and this will increase the level of « the glass » 3) it’s a common physics rule that the volume of matter increases as it heats-up. It is the case for water. And it is a fact that the oceans have never been as warm as they are now. So, physically, the same quantity of ocean water will take more volume as it’s getting warmer. If, on top of it, you add water to the tub, the level will mathematically increase … Edit: the volume of the same quantity of water rising from 20° C to 22° C will increase by a factor of 1.00048611. Infinitesimal, you will say. But applied to the average 3800 meters of Earths’ oceans depth, that is an increase of 1.84 meters … This February, the average temperature of the oceans was 21.6 °C. But of course, as their temperature rises, the oceans loose more water to evaporation, which compensates somewhat … (And, btw, I have read that Manhattan has become so heavy with all human constructions that it is « sinking » as the bed-rock is pushed down by the added weight. Maybe it’s an urban legend, but I know that glaciers literally weigh on the bed-rock under them, so why not the same with concrete, bricks and mortar ?) Hubert
  5. Great haul Rob. As for the foot pedal, it’s the second best addition to my bench after the ubiquitous DSPIAE guillotine chopper (unless you have three hands, in which case the foot pedal is not that useful ) Hubert
  6. It’ unbelievable how fast this is taking shape to look like a Sea Fury. You’ll never cease to amaze me, Peter ! Hubert
  7. I’m liking what I am seeing, Ernie, but if the pics say « more grime », go for it ! When for once you do not have to invent a Spanish-school quilted effect… Hubert
  8. I always thought the Cylon ships looked cooler than the BSG Viper … as the TIE fighters looked less clunky than the X-Wing … Ok, strong the dark side of the force with this man is … Hubert
  9. The 50 experimented the turret design later used on the 13. The 1945 brief was to have a tank with at least the gun power of the Tiger, the armour of the Panther, and the mobility of the T-34 … The result was too heavy, and as the US, who were funding the project, wanted both France and Germany to buy and use it, when Germany wanted a lighter, more mobile unit, in line with Guderian’s doctrine, so it remained a project … The 13 was developed on a later brief, for a light, aeromobile, tank. It was far more successful, as we all know So both your comments are more than apt in this case … Hubert
  10. Only the 50 is rather the father of the 13, than its offspring Hubert
  11. Looking better, Carl. Although I am not sure the TV set is going to like the paint fumes (even if there is a spray booth) in the long run Hubert, Priest of the fork- carrying Tidy Bench Church 🛠️⛪️
  12. That was a nice show. Thanks for posting the pics, Vince. I particularly liked the Spirit of St Louis dio. Do you remember the scale ? Hubert
  13. Very nice show. Thanks for posting the pics Carl. Hubert
  14. Good one Scott ! Which reminds me I have to finish mine when life issues will give me a rest … Hubert
  15. Scott, sorry to read this my friend, ans wishing Mary all the best. If it is any reassurance / consolation, Patricia has had now 6 different cancers (got good news about the last one this Wednesday) and got through them. She’s now become a test case for oncologic genetic research, as the docs do not understand how this can happen. Hubert
  16. But the T-55 is Russian, not polish, isn’t it ? (confused) Hubert
  17. Wow ! I do not know where to start with the deluge of compliments : the incredible propeller, the wings’ skinning, the oil cooler, the float struts: everything is just so incredible Hubert
  18. Just buy a F4-E kit …. Voilà, voilà. Happy to have helped you out of your ordeal. Hubert 😇
  19. Making good progress Gus 👍 ! Love it ! Hubert
  20. Of course, nobody is going to complain about how accurate, or inaccurate your rendition of the nozzles is, but it looks to "squarish" to me, compared to the illustration of the film you have displayed : too flat on top and too small radius of the "corners". My use of the word "squircle" was the best representation of how it should look in my mind. Or to say it in another way: whilst the YF-23 had a "flat" top for the engine nacelles, and relatively small radius corners, the F-22 has definitely a more "rounded" look to the engine nacelles and vectoring petals. Just my two cents, of course Hubert
  21. You’re sure she’d be allowed to do that with a paper bag on her head ? Hubert
  22. Actually, the nozzles look like elongated squircles … Hubert
  23. I thought it was actually the cat building the kits 😂🤣😂 ! Hubert 😹
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