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About danse

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  • Birthday 03/22/1975

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  1. Hey Dave, I think the arguments are more nuanced than that, especially with the commentary of "fair-use" and that it's not being sold for profit. I would contend that sharing low-resolution versions of the images, for the purpose of research (the reason for this forum) would constitute fair-use, and as others have mentioned, ARC does not have active advertising on the forums which help reinforce this fact. Ultimately it's the motivations behind why the photos would be posted that determine the infringement - I'm sure that Steve is just trying to cover all the bases by making sure that this topic it top of mind when we're posting images. It's like the old days when people made mix tapes / copies and passed them around to friends and said, "Hey listen to this awesome band I found!" or brought it into music class so the other students could hear what an great guitar riff sounded like. While some lawyers would jump on this and scream and yell COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, fact is that if the friends like what they heard, they'd by the album themselves to listen to or learn from. The person making the tape isn't profiting from the distribution, and may actually be helping the band get more sales... Now if they were duping the tapes and selling them at a profit, that'd be another story! danse.
  2. Hey Miccara, Thanks for the hard work in putting something like this together - I've only flipped through it so far, but looks good - it's always great to see someone else's thought process when they're building, and I may pick up some other workbench tricks, too. Didn't have a problem downloading - the file hit 811Kb on download before it finished! Cheers, danse.
  3. Sorry for the slight detour: In case you haven't gotten your Epson working yet, here's the link for the CX6400 off of Epson USA's Driver Support site. Epson has actually been one of the 3rd party printer companies that have good Mac support - I've been using Epsons with my Macs for the last 15 years. To the question at hand: I don't like to longhand the calculation, either, and would love the handiness of a widget / app. That said, if I get around to a spreadsheet, I might do that, too (but fractions to decimals are a pain).
  4. Right-o. Which Mod should we send a message to, to shift the threads from the GB to the In-Progress critique area? And while I'm at it, how do you change the title of your thread, and the sub-title? I could never find a link to do that... Am I correct in thinking that June 2 is when all the unfinished threads get deleted and only the completed model posts remain? (illithid00 mentioned ARC imploding before... too many threads?) And if so, would today / tomorrow be the time to copy our posts to a new thread in the In-Progress area if a Mod doesn't move the original thread? I think it's a great offer, illithid00, but it's a lot of work for an unknown number of people willing to continue their builds. Perhaps we should just take responsibility for our own builds / threads if we want to continue them on ARC? Just a suggestion...? Thanks, all, for organising this!
  5. Yeah, I tried joining... twice, after they revamped their forums. Didn't get a response to activate my account either time. I've given up on them, and will focus on ARC instead.
  6. Would robots be fine, then? Mobile Suits / Gundam etc? They were developed as walking tanks... I guess autos of any type & flavor would qualify? I'm just lloking at my stash and thinking what I do with the GB. What say the powers that be?
  7. Perhaps from a North American point of view? I don't think Macross 7 made it big here (or even made it at all, except for Fansubs) but it's basically the modern version of the original Macross series, with a TV series (49 episodes vs. SDF Macross' 36 eps), a movie, and something like 2 or 3 follow-up OAVs and countless music albums. I'd dare say that the average 20-something in Japan (who's probably the core audience for Hasegawa) would identify more with the VF-19, as it was one of the the premiere fighters for all the iterations of Macross 7 (The VF-22s being piloted by Max and Milia). AND it only takes a decal sheet and a new head to make the YF-19! The previous generation VF-1 would more likely connect with the older 30's crowd - remember: Super Dimensional Fortress Macross aired in the early 80's, and besides Macross II and Macross Plus, no Macross has had wide distribution in North America (and I would even debate whether II & Plus had "wide" distribution"). What'cha think? Any one in Japan or an Otaku that can back up my speculation?
  8. I'm game for a What-If GB II - I like ChernayaAkula's idea of an annual or 1.5 annum GB. Illithid00 - what's a ProBoards forum? Would it link to ARC or be entirely separate? And would we continue the builds in the ended GB forum, or move / repost the progress in the Sci-Fi / Jet Modelling / Airliner forums? So many questions! It's my first GB...
  9. Thanks, ixgr1! was looking for heat shrink as one of the options for making the intake tubing, originally, but couldn't find the diameter that would fit... and were only available in black in my neck o'the woods... Will tackle the remaining compressor face tonight, along with starting the cockpit.
  10. I here that - in the middle of a move, too. An extension would be great!
  11. And onto making the turbine faces for the end of the intakes. See those pokes? The result of me trying to find a good matching pair of tip for the turbines. From the sushi tray, too! I used a non-sharp pencil crayon and poked the sushi tray that I heated with the heat gun until I found a shape that I was satisfied with. I've cut out circles from styrene and sanded 16 turbine blades into the circle... I know it's not enough, but I think it'll look alright once I paint it up. Comments? Feedback? Boulders heaved in my general direction?
  12. Right-o. So, like my post on my hypersonic Avro Arrow, I'll mention that if I don't finish this build before the GB ends, I promise to continue this thread. Onward! Opening up the hellhole behind the cockpit... I can't decide whether to continue with the vinyl tube intakes, or try to get these to work... styrene intake ducts I've installed on the lower part of the Blue Angels Hornet, instead of continuing with the vinyl tubing in the grey Hornet! Thoughts? Maybe I should just finish off with the vinyl tubing as we're near the end of the GB and it's further along? To shape this, I used a heat gun on low, and slowly pulled and bent (sort of like making neon tubing) applying heat while moving the tube through the heat stream. Here's another view of the styrene version of the intake. I was looking for some found materials that had a curvature that could duplicate the DSI bump. I ended up cutting four of the eight corners, from a sushi tray (!), to figure out now big the DSI bump should be... Here's the DSI bump; it looks fairly large, though the intakes on the modded Hornet will be lots bigger. They'll wrap around the barrel of the forward fuselage. I'm still having a problem trying to figure out how to put the intakes together... and smooth the rectangular F-22 style intakes to the round smooth surface of the tubing....
  13. ONTO the WINGS.... I've added a brace so the bottom of the wing won't collapse into the cavity. I put the brace where I'll end up separating the wing for the Waverider component. You'll also see that I've closed up the MLG doors; the fit here was surprisingly decent; only a little few sanding tweaks here and there for a snug fit, and a teeny bit of putty needed on the outside to clean the edges up. Hobbycraft also included little seating pins for the doors which can be knocked off if you're going to keep the doors open. Here's the major bits that I've got to put together... the wings are post-severing, but pre-modding... Still need to finish the intakes, and the engines from scratch and I haven't figured out how the engines are going to be built yet! Oh, during the cutting process, I used the backside of a No11 blade (with a snapped tip) and scribed along the outside of the fence. Before I started scribing, I used Dymo Tape to guide the blade along the flaps - I left the Dymo Tape on the starboard wing for the photo. Comments? Feedback? Flaming bags of poo on the porch?
  14. Ohhhh it's been a number of weeks, and life gets in the way... but here's an update. If anyone's still following this build, I don't abandon it if the GB ends before I finish! So, here goes: One thing I can't stand is the incomplete detailing of the intake trunking (as evidenced in my other build - the Stealth Hornet) so I started cutting away the intake blanks in the Hobbycraft molds. Here's a top shot of the opened up intake blanks, and holes made in the stock first rib support. Intake ducting will be installed thru the openings. Had some ideas about a COFFIN type system (adopted from Ace Combat 3) for the cockpit; because this version of the Arrow is hypersonic (Mach 5+) capable, it didn't make sense to me to have a glass canopy. I ended up picking the version on the right. Here's the canopy that I've sanded down to a more streamlined shape... to get the shape that I wanted, I sanded through the canopy itself! Here's the COFFIN Overlay that I've templated onto styrene and carved out. Added some notches / darts so the styrene wouldn't overlap itself as I bent it around the sides of the canopy. I dipped it in boiling water a number of times to gradually shape it so it wouldn't crack (as much!) as it I glued it over the canopy. Also a better view of the damage I did to the canopy during sanding... Here's another image of the canopy and COFFIN overlay; I glued styrene over the hole that I made during the canopy sanding; after gluing, I added Tamiya putty over the styrene to finish the canopy shaping. Comparison of the original canopy (taken from another Arrow kit) and the re-shaped one. The COFFIN overlay glued in place. Still need to putty and do some final shaping. Another view of the canopy. Errrrgh. Didn't know there were limits to how many pics I can post per reply.... and had to re-do the links for some strange reason! Anyway, I've split today's post in two.
  15. Crazy cool! Papercraft files for the Yukikaze fighters? Yes, please! Do you want PMs?
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