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  1. 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 ?)


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  2. On 4/4/2024 at 11:15 AM, DocRob said:

    My wife returned yesterday from her Berlin trip and brought back some goodies for me.
    You wouldn´t think it special, but where I life, it´s nearly impossible to get Tamiya cement anymore. It´s in 40ml jars and only 30 ml are allowed to be shipped internationally, so I´m glad these will last for a while now. I added some Tamiya lacquer flat and semi flat clears - and-
    The Proxxon foot pedal. It´s pure genius, if you often use your Proxxon for drilling, polishing or routing. Have you ever experienced, drilling a 0,5 mm hole and finding the right spot with the rotating drill bit. Not anymore, set it in place and tap, why haven´t I seen this before.


    Lots of polishing bits for my Model Factory Hiro´s white metal preparation. Yes, it´s plural, there will not only my Crocker motorcycle from MFH, but another one is on it´s way.
    Some thin copper wire for producing my own eyelets and other causes and finally some Gaspatch resin eyelets, where I hope they take the strain of fishing line riggging. The metal ones were nearly completely spent on the WNW AEG lately.


    Cheers Rob

    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 ;) )


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  3. 24 minutes ago, belugawhaleman said:

    Sure it's not the mother? If then, the bloated appearance may have been pregnancy.


    20 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

    "When I grow up , I want to be a Panther", said little AMX-13. , the pedigree is way to prominent. I would totally go with a what-if German scheme :)


    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 …


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  4. 58 minutes ago, belugawhaleman said:

    Thanks, I'm probably going to do the other scheme ...earth and dark

    brown. I also have the Russian version; both nice kits. Yes, while the '13 is

    not a bad-looking tank, the '50b is like a bloated offspring of the '13. French

    military weirdness at its best!

    Only the 50 is rather the father of the 13, than its offspring ;)


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  5. 16 hours ago, ScottsGT said:

    Had another slide in under the radar today!  I’ve learned to shut off all the ring doorbell notifications when I’m expecting a package. LOL!  
    But what’s this?  An F-14 Tom?


    Is this a short Tomcat?  

    Well, from the front it resembles a Tomcat! 

    Oh man…all that resin goodness!



    Cannot wait to start this ugly ass gutless Cutlass beauty! 

    A big thanks to Carl for thinking of me when he decided to liquidate it from his collection.  

    Good one Scott !

    Which reminds me I have to finish mine when life issues will give me a rest …


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  6. 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.


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  7. 15 hours ago, CANicoll said:

    Received a few things to help me get this project kicked off, and yet another example of the brain fading...

    Quick shipment from Ali at Aerocraft of his terrific clear resin canopies - top for the Revell 1/32 P-51D, and bottom for the F-4 for the GB.  The polish up beautifully.


    And, this makes me sad.  Ordered a full set of Quinta cockpit sets a while ago - took a while to arrive which was expected, but completely slipped my mind that I had ALSO purchased the set for the Tamiya F-4E.  Now I have TWO sets I need to dispose of, or I imagine someone is going to suggest just buying a F-4E kit....



    Just buy a F4-E kit ….

    Voilà, voilà. Happy to have helped you out of your ordeal.

    Hubert 😇

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  8. 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 ;)


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  9. 1 hour ago, Clunkmeister said:

    Plus, paint the Dodge red, and in a few years, Joy could be just like the “Little old Lady from Pasadena”.  😂
    Out on a Saturday night after baking cookies, and shutting down Mustang GTs, Vettes, Jags, and Ferraris with her Super Stock Dodge. 

    You’re sure she’d be allowed to do that with a paper bag on her head ?


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  10. On 2/15/2024 at 4:17 AM, BlrwestSiR said:

    Honestly guys, if you saw how I build sometimes you'd think there was a 5 year old at the bench. I mean, half the time there's a cat in my lap. Like right now.



    I thought it was actually the cat building the kits 😂🤣😂 !

    Hubert 😹

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