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    CANicoll got a reaction from MikeC in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from PhilB in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_Ron in Serious question ...   
    Agree with Radu and Peter.  Don't be.. you know...and just stay on topic.  The moderators do a great job and as I said before, I'd rather they err on the side of caution and keep this an interesting and friendly site. 
     
    Yes, it is a bit of an escape.  I can get 'real world' on CNN and NYTimes, BBC, etc.
     
    Are we done with this topic yet?

    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to airscale in Serious question ...   
    this is my soft play area..
     
    I like it that way and I like it is kept that way
     
    the guys running the site have everyones best interests at heart, and put a great deal of effort into making this somewhere to come for fun, research, debate, celebration & comiseration and a vibrant bubble of interest & sanity in a very unruly world..
     
    personally, I think it takes nothing away to be moderated, without it this isn't somewhere I would want to be - I don't need to understand it, I just need to benefit from it
     
    Peter
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Serious question ...   
    That sums it up very very nicely
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    CANicoll reacted to Radub in Serious question ...   
    I have been a member here for many years and I think that the "rule" is very simple: "don't be a D1<k". "Play the ball, don't play the player". That is what "locks" threads. Stick to subject, don't make it personal. 
    Radu
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    CANicoll reacted to PhilB in Serious question ...   
    The first topic on that subject was given plenty of leeway.
    People were warned several times but some still felt they knew better so eventually it was locked and quite rightly so.
    Given the history and seeing the same subject being resurrected again, it was not surprising that the same arguments were there in the first few posts.
    I could understand concerns if the mods were locking topics up all the time but they don't,  it's very, very rare.
     
     
     
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Serious question ...   
    I also would like to say that I don't think there is a single staff member here that doesn't appreciate input from members on how the site is managed.  We are only here to maintain the site for the members to enjoy LSP's.  
     
    Ron
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Serious question ...   
    We are not asking anyone to conform?  This isn't a cult.  We may curb discussions that we know from experience will/may go sideways and that's our prerogative as a moderator.  Not all of our calls maybe the right call but the intent is maintaining the sites vibe,  in my opinion Kag's call was the correct one. It was a call of been there, done that, the first time it was locked and not doing it again.
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_Ron in Serious question ...   
    If it was that easy we wouldn't need mods.  I've been a mod here 12 years now,  it's not so cut and dry. 
     
    As for toxic threads,  they have a HUGE! impact on the site and those who manage it.  
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_K2 in Serious question ...   
    While this is true enough, the forum rules of the road, also have a stipulation that basically addresses the desire to avoid specific hot topic types. It really all comes down to basic subject matter, and in that regard, the staff feels (rightfully so), that certain types of subjects are almost inevitably going to be contentious, so we tend to watch those threads very carefully.
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    CANicoll got a reaction from Pascal in Serious question ...   
    Agreed, nice job gents!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from PhilB in Serious question ...   
    Jumping in late here after reading all of the thread.
     
    I much prefer to keep the content here on-topic as it relates to modeling, modeling research and information and the general, fun, light-hearted stuff I think most of us enjoy.  You want to start a general discussion about your furry modeling partner or an impending nuptials? - go for it.  We all have lives and I'll probably throw a 'like' in there myself.
     
    Debates on if it was 'blue or green' are ideal (most of you know what I'm talking about here) and help further what we do. 
     
    Whatever the moderators lock or delete - I'm fine with - I trust their judgement and listen, this is not life and death and we all have other forums to voice our non-modeling related opinions on.  The moderators history since I've been here has been really good and consistent.  I'd rather they err on the side of caution, rather than let a toxic thread continue.  FWIW.
     
    Arguments on Boeing vs Airbus or the such are not what I'm here for and hopefully people who want to engage in those discussions can do so privately or on another forum.  Do I want to know what is really going on with the 737MAX issue - since I fly a lot - absolutely, but ideally not at LargeScalePlanes, and yes, we have some amazingly well informed people but hopefully we can take advantage of that often-inside knowledge via a link to somewhere else where the issues are debated, etc rather than hash it out here.
     
    The moderators have a difficult, expansive and unpaid role here making this a terrifically friendly and informative forum.  Hopefully ALL of the moderators know we (the Royal 'we') greatly appreciate the job you all are doing.  I do get turned-off when attacks become personal, confrontational or political, and that tends to drive me away for a while.  I guess I''m not good at segmenting - just simply ignoring controversial threads.  
     
    'Arguments' on Spitfire vs Mustang vs Me-109 vs Yak - cool. I can identify a Yak 6 out of 10 times although often I think they are Bison.  
     
    Back to a sunny, hot, Virginia Saturday and Happy Modeling to one and all!
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll reacted to Sepp in Tamiya 1/32 P-51D - first LSP build with lots of little firsts   
    Well, after a week that I'm going to try very hard to forget, it was good to clear the mind with some more time spent on this.
     
    Firstly, the moulded gun barrels (or, I suppose, more correctly muzzles) have been drilled out and replaced with the lovely Master brass set. Apologies for the poor pic.
     

     
    Then I set about the wheel wells.  I decided that out of the box, the kit doesn't have enough parts, so I detatched the inner gear doors from the centre divider.  This made access to the side walls easier as I would be adding a few things to get the feel of lead wire, CA glue etc., and it will also help when it comes to installing a modern VHF aerial between them (as this build will represent a heritage/memorial flight bird) and when I play with bare metal foil on the scuff panels.  In the process I discovered that said CA glue is very good at sticking anything to anything else, except the two things you're actually trying to stick together (particularly if one of the unintended participants is, say, one of your own fingers)... however, eventually i arrived here:
     

     
    Again, I'm not going overboard on it because 'how' currently trumps 'what'.
     
    Finally, I couldn't resist trying out the masks to see if my intended sequence was going to work so the Revell mule was stripped down and out came the Paashe.  Don't look too closely at the finish because I barely allowed each layer to dry before moving to the next and didn't pay much attention to ensuring the masks were seated properly, because (as you can probably guess by now) the process is still more important than the finish at this stage.  The red part of the diamond was another experiment and there might yet be more of that involving Sharpies and smaller stencil masks.  I'm still heavy-handed with the airbrush but at least there are no runs, and although the wavy leading edge is not going to make it to the finish line it looks like the plan might actually work :
     

     
    The dry run has shown some improvements I can make to the markings masks to ensure proper placement and orientation but I'm happy with where things stand. 
     
    Next up? Cockpit tub, I think - but for now, I can hear a cold beer or three calling!
     
    Cheers,
     
    Sepp
     
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    CANicoll got a reaction from PhilB in Serious question ...   
    Agreed, nice job gents!
  19. Like
    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Serious question ...   
    Agreed, nice job gents!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Serious question ...   
    Agreed, nice job gents!
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Serious question ...   
    Agreed, nice job gents!
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    CANicoll reacted to LSP_K2 in Serious question ...   
    The notion that moderators do whatever they want, is really not true at all. We debated, at length, accepting two new moderators a while back. When it was determined, by consensus, that we collectively believed they would mesh well with the overall tone of our usual approach to civility and focus of site intent, only then were they offered the positions. I personally think they've done a great job since then, and they do that job of walking the tightrope, with the full support of staff and in keeping with our general guidelines/rules of the road.
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    CANicoll got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Serious question ...   
    Jumping in late here after reading all of the thread.
     
    I much prefer to keep the content here on-topic as it relates to modeling, modeling research and information and the general, fun, light-hearted stuff I think most of us enjoy.  You want to start a general discussion about your furry modeling partner or an impending nuptials? - go for it.  We all have lives and I'll probably throw a 'like' in there myself.
     
    Debates on if it was 'blue or green' are ideal (most of you know what I'm talking about here) and help further what we do. 
     
    Whatever the moderators lock or delete - I'm fine with - I trust their judgement and listen, this is not life and death and we all have other forums to voice our non-modeling related opinions on.  The moderators history since I've been here has been really good and consistent.  I'd rather they err on the side of caution, rather than let a toxic thread continue.  FWIW.
     
    Arguments on Boeing vs Airbus or the such are not what I'm here for and hopefully people who want to engage in those discussions can do so privately or on another forum.  Do I want to know what is really going on with the 737MAX issue - since I fly a lot - absolutely, but ideally not at LargeScalePlanes, and yes, we have some amazingly well informed people but hopefully we can take advantage of that often-inside knowledge via a link to somewhere else where the issues are debated, etc rather than hash it out here.
     
    The moderators have a difficult, expansive and unpaid role here making this a terrifically friendly and informative forum.  Hopefully ALL of the moderators know we (the Royal 'we') greatly appreciate the job you all are doing.  I do get turned-off when attacks become personal, confrontational or political, and that tends to drive me away for a while.  I guess I''m not good at segmenting - just simply ignoring controversial threads.  
     
    'Arguments' on Spitfire vs Mustang vs Me-109 vs Yak - cool. I can identify a Yak 6 out of 10 times although often I think they are Bison.  
     
    Back to a sunny, hot, Virginia Saturday and Happy Modeling to one and all!
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Serious question ...   
    Jumping in late here after reading all of the thread.
     
    I much prefer to keep the content here on-topic as it relates to modeling, modeling research and information and the general, fun, light-hearted stuff I think most of us enjoy.  You want to start a general discussion about your furry modeling partner or an impending nuptials? - go for it.  We all have lives and I'll probably throw a 'like' in there myself.
     
    Debates on if it was 'blue or green' are ideal (most of you know what I'm talking about here) and help further what we do. 
     
    Whatever the moderators lock or delete - I'm fine with - I trust their judgement and listen, this is not life and death and we all have other forums to voice our non-modeling related opinions on.  The moderators history since I've been here has been really good and consistent.  I'd rather they err on the side of caution, rather than let a toxic thread continue.  FWIW.
     
    Arguments on Boeing vs Airbus or the such are not what I'm here for and hopefully people who want to engage in those discussions can do so privately or on another forum.  Do I want to know what is really going on with the 737MAX issue - since I fly a lot - absolutely, but ideally not at LargeScalePlanes, and yes, we have some amazingly well informed people but hopefully we can take advantage of that often-inside knowledge via a link to somewhere else where the issues are debated, etc rather than hash it out here.
     
    The moderators have a difficult, expansive and unpaid role here making this a terrifically friendly and informative forum.  Hopefully ALL of the moderators know we (the Royal 'we') greatly appreciate the job you all are doing.  I do get turned-off when attacks become personal, confrontational or political, and that tends to drive me away for a while.  I guess I''m not good at segmenting - just simply ignoring controversial threads.  
     
    'Arguments' on Spitfire vs Mustang vs Me-109 vs Yak - cool. I can identify a Yak 6 out of 10 times although often I think they are Bison.  
     
    Back to a sunny, hot, Virginia Saturday and Happy Modeling to one and all!
     
    Chris
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    CANicoll got a reaction from chrish in Serious question ...   
    Jumping in late here after reading all of the thread.
     
    I much prefer to keep the content here on-topic as it relates to modeling, modeling research and information and the general, fun, light-hearted stuff I think most of us enjoy.  You want to start a general discussion about your furry modeling partner or an impending nuptials? - go for it.  We all have lives and I'll probably throw a 'like' in there myself.
     
    Debates on if it was 'blue or green' are ideal (most of you know what I'm talking about here) and help further what we do. 
     
    Whatever the moderators lock or delete - I'm fine with - I trust their judgement and listen, this is not life and death and we all have other forums to voice our non-modeling related opinions on.  The moderators history since I've been here has been really good and consistent.  I'd rather they err on the side of caution, rather than let a toxic thread continue.  FWIW.
     
    Arguments on Boeing vs Airbus or the such are not what I'm here for and hopefully people who want to engage in those discussions can do so privately or on another forum.  Do I want to know what is really going on with the 737MAX issue - since I fly a lot - absolutely, but ideally not at LargeScalePlanes, and yes, we have some amazingly well informed people but hopefully we can take advantage of that often-inside knowledge via a link to somewhere else where the issues are debated, etc rather than hash it out here.
     
    The moderators have a difficult, expansive and unpaid role here making this a terrifically friendly and informative forum.  Hopefully ALL of the moderators know we (the Royal 'we') greatly appreciate the job you all are doing.  I do get turned-off when attacks become personal, confrontational or political, and that tends to drive me away for a while.  I guess I''m not good at segmenting - just simply ignoring controversial threads.  
     
    'Arguments' on Spitfire vs Mustang vs Me-109 vs Yak - cool. I can identify a Yak 6 out of 10 times although often I think they are Bison.  
     
    Back to a sunny, hot, Virginia Saturday and Happy Modeling to one and all!
     
    Chris
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