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About LSP_Matt

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    My Kids, Plastic Modelling.

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  1. My garage was like that...when I moved in. Leave the car outside I reckon and turn it into a nice workshop. It oozes potential for being plumbed and wired whilst the stud wall is open.
  2. Thanks for the thoughts. We've had two volunteers killed last night and three injured. Apparently a burnt out tree hit their firetruck as they were transiting in a convoy and they crashed. Another couple of volunteers are in hospital in induced comas with severe burns. Our PM remains on holidays. I've been working furiously to reduce fuel on the farm. At some point though there's only so much one can do. Fingers crossed. Matty
  3. I just watched the movie Dauntless. I wish I hadn't. It was more than enough to make me want to book into Dignitas in Switzerland. Matty
  4. You may already know about it but The Pacific Wrecks Data base is a good site for planning a trip. HTH Hot and mossies. I've been to Bougainville...a lot of WW2 wrecks there as well. Same Island chain. Matty
  5. Maybe you could run the outlet hose from the spray booth that would normally be fed out a window into a sealed container of water? I've used that and it works well. HTH Matty
  6. I took a heap of photos of the German planes in our Aussie War Memorial. They're in the walkaround section. If I recall correctly, the museum had gone to great lengths to preserve the original colours from WW2. If you approached the museum you might find they have some scientific information about the colours they could pass along. There's a Me262 and a Me163, V1 and more there as well. HTH. Cheers Matty
  7. An interesting discussion. Knowledge isn't sacred and science isn't averse to the notion of having established dogmas challenged. There's no downside to being better informed, discovering something new or re-establishing the prevailing wisdom. However, engaging in this process really need not be so passionately adversarial. Computer monitors and photographs are instruments that may or may not reproduce colour accurately. The human visual system interprets information but it's accuracy is affected by, a mans genes, neural processing or even ambient luminosity. The only 'museum level' method of determining colour accurately is to use a scientific instrument. An instrument that measures the reflected wavelength of light of different samples but which is calibrated from a standard. A reflected wavelength analysis will objectively determine what the colours of any objects are irrespective of our potentially fallible human visual system. I looked it up...a Multiangle Spectrophotometer. And even then, as Vincent has alluded, a knowledge of chemistry and variations of what might have been applied also contribute to understanding of what 'might' have been. This should be fun, collaborative and informative. Matty
  8. Indeed. However, we'd all get along with less moderator intervention if any of those opinions were expressed with more civility or if a comment antagonises someone, if they chose to not engage. Matty
  9. Hang in there Brad. Hope you get into theatre sooner rather than later. Cheers Matty
  10. Good luck mate. I hope it all goes smoothly and you heal up quickly. Cheers Matty
  11. Wow. Great news. Hoping the recovery continues. Matty
  12. A generous interpretation of an isolated instance would be that the thread hijacker is simply trying to be 'collegiate' on a shared topic. If it carries on though, at some point it obviously becomes tactless and fairly inconsiderate. Hopefully it doesn't happen too often. Matty
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    Incredible mate. Thanks for posting. Matty
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