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  1. Well, its not really white, it's actually a light grey. They call it white because I believe it's designed to represent the weathered underside of a 70's era white bottom USN jet. It's a pretty good match for the Star Wars ships with a very slight tan-ish tint to it. Almost creamy grey...
  2. Butt hurt? Nah not really...I just find if funny. It's typically (not always but more often than not) the sign of a very immature young person who thinks they know better than the adults in the room. That's all. I don't necessarily think that's the case here because I THINK you have at least a little respect for what the veteran here might know. But I do find the term comical really.
  3. From what I've found in my quest for Star Wars colors is that Tamiya spray can Insignia White (Tamiya AS-20 Spray Insignia White (USN) 3 oz TAM86520) is a pretty good match for a base color on a LOT of their ships. I've read somewhere what paint they probably used but I think it's an out of production paint line.It's a very light grey color and I've used it on my Millennium Falcon build and after weathering it looks pretty spot on in my eyes. The good thing about it also is that being a good lacquer paint, any weathering you do can be wiped off pretty easily if you go overboard or make a mista
  4. AHHH...BOOMER, there it is, the mark of an intelligent come back. Why don't you just call him daddy-o, or pops or something nickname snotty-nosed youth would call the older generations from times passed. Perhaps one day, the know-it-all generation will figure out that they didn't really know much of it after all.
  5. Because Top Gun is going to come out...and I feel the need.....the need for speed! Goodness gracious great balls of fire! Bill
  6. That's why I believe these are likely screen printed. Similar to the raised screen printing they've been doing to make movie super-hero costumes. That's my guess anyway.
  7. Look I apologize for being so harsh perhaps. But I am a bit tired of people taking EVERYTHING and making it seem offensive. Are there ignorant people who are going to look down on Chinese because of this? I'm sure there are. But that doesn't mean that every time someone uses a term it's intended with malice. But people seem so high strung lately that you practically can't talk without being labeled. The outrage culture is getting really old, really fast. And no offense, but your neck of the woods is ground zero for that attitude.
  8. Perhaps the ignorant and pathetic thing is assigning hatred to an innocent use of terms. But good on you to feel so much better looking down on people for the use of a term. I'm sure you're MUCH better then anyone using that term. good grief people!
  9. So is the Zika virus offensive? It came from an area around the Zika forest. And the Ebola Virus was named so because of it's geographical location of the origin. If anything, to just lump an entire continent to "black" is pretty offensive if you ask me. It's not like this is the first virus to be named for the location of origin. But hey, whatever, must be racist because...well because they said so.
  10. Not to step too deep into a subject I'm definitely no expert in, but couldn't giving such a status report outside of the chain of command also be considered a pretty big security leak? I mean granted it's very far fetched scenario, BUT if someone were to be wanting to attack a naval ship, wouldn't a piece of information like a portion of the crew is sick be a sensitive classified thing that could put the ship at greater risk of attack? Yes, I know NO ONE is dumb enough to attack a modern super carrier....but still.
  11. Not surprised...whatsoever.
  12. What!!? You mean there isn't supposed to be outrage over every little possible misunderstanding of a potentially offensive statement? I thought that was the new norm. You MUST be offended by EVERYTHING or else you're not doing your part to prevent the spread of hatred....oh and probably spreading Covid-19 as well.
  13. I believe all the pics I currently have are on photobucket so no longer show up. I will try to get a shot of it this evening when I get home. Edit, I found an old one on my phone. It's in the background but you can see the tank on the left of the desk. This is vomit brown. I'll have to see if I can find out what the new name of it is.
  14. IF these look like that pic, I'm thinking they almost have to be raised screen printed. I just can't fathom what we call a 3D printer printing color that clearly. Perhaps I'm behind on the tech but I REALLY would love to know how he's doing these...assuming they are really what's showing. Curious to see a review.
  15. For a tank that is in the orange stage of aging, I used a color from Citadel that used to be called Vomit Brown. It was in my eyes a pretty dead on match for the orange colored time. I believe they've renamed their line so I'm not sure what it's currently called but i've been told they do still make the same shade. I like it because there is no mixing to get it the same.
  16. Begs the question, I wonder what the tech is behind this? I wonder if it's more like 3D screen printing rather than 3d printing. Unless color printers have really made a huge leap, I can't see how a 3D printer could do color that fine. Perhaps though. I wonder if it's closer to how they are screen printing raised patterns on costumes like they do for movie props.... hmm....
  17. I'm sorry if you've taken my post to mean that I'm suggesting not to social distance and that this isn't a very scary thing. It is. I am worried for you and your loved ones as much as I am for everybody on the planet. It's bad and I'm praying for everyone! I'm just suggesting that there has to be balance or the deaths are going to be much much higher in the long run. Please accept my apology if sounded like I'm putting some measurement on the lives of some over others. Nothing could be further from the truth. I'm suggesting that a world-wide panic and economic melt-down would lead to the death
  18. It will without a doubt have a more devastating effect on the planet than the flu, that is the ONLY certainty. Weather the worst of the effect is the virus itself or the financial and sociological destruction is yet to be seen. Even the experts that are most concerned of the virus are saying the same thing. You guys think I'm saying we shouldn't be taking it seriously. That is not what I'm saying at all. I'm saying we still don't know how bad the virus itself will be. To make claims of it being a more deadly virus than the flu at this phase is foolish. Just as foolish as saying it
  19. It most certainly was true up until more recently when more test are now available. The initial phase of testing was only being performed on those people showing symptoms, that were already tested negative for flu and were having the more extreme breathing issues. They have now relaxed those standards but it certainly was the case up until the last several days. That's is my point. Once we start testing more people with the more minor symptoms it's likely we might find more people catch it and survive. That's why I believe there have been a huge amount of people that have already recovered an
  20. I do have a sense of the severity, but NOBODY has a real sense of it YET. It's too early to make any claims that it will do worse than the flu. I'm not saying we shouldn't be taking it serious and doing what we are doing, and possibly more. But the estimates from scientists and statisticians are all over the place. Currently it's about the 49th highest cause of death in China so far this year, and somewhere around 19th if I recall in the hotspot area of Wuhan. One study said millions will die and then came back and said that the actual number may really be in the 100's of thousands. That's the
  21. I agree, we aren't testing much. which means only those that are really sick because of it are testing, and that means that the percentage of people dying from it is pretty much only based on those tested with the worst conditions. If we find out that a lot more people have it then initially suspected, that would in some ways be a good thing. Not saying it's good that they have it, but it would mean that it's not as deadly as originally thought Perhaps it's not any deadlier than the flu but rather just faster spreading than it. While that certainly can be a problem, it it's true, it's a much l
  22. Looking GREAT! Makes me want to pull out my Diag Falcon. Keep up the great work.
  23. Another thing that I'm curious to find out eventually is what percentage of the deaths attributed to Covid-19 would normally have crossed over to deaths from flu. If we find that the number of flu related deaths decreases this year at or about the same number as are attributed to Covid-19, AND they are of the same age/health goups. It may be that this is no different. It is odd that hospitals seemed to be overrun so quickly when the total numbers don't reflect they should be. I suppose its due to the quickness of the spread and not so much the total rate over time. No matter what, this is a ba
  24. But if you look at the number of cases/deaths per 1 mil. people you'll find that the rates are ALMOST exact. 3 deaths per million of population for both the U.S. and S. Korea and 208 per mil total cases in U.S. vs. 180 per mil in S. Korea, That kind of suggest that they are pretty close to on par with one another. True, there is a 5 day difference, that we know of. I still suspect we will find out that there were cases in the U.S. way before the reported date because those people never went reported and are over it.
  25. I think it's an unknown, and unknown things create uncertain strategies. I suspect (granted I'm a nobody when it comes to this) but I suspect that we're going to find out that a LOT more people had the infection and never knew it and recovered. I suspect the mortality rate is going to be MUCH less than initially anticipated. I think that's due to many things, among them under-reporting of information coming from China initially. I suspect we're going to find a huge number of people were in New York as early as Dec.-Jan. that have had this, thought it was the flu or a cold and recovered un-anno
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