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Phyrox

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  • Birthday 02/20/1978

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  1. 6' = 72" 72/350 = .2 so a six foot tall person would be 0.2 inches So average person would be about 3/16th of an inch
  2. It's probably the longest of longshots...but I agree with WWWMWWW. I'd pay a hefty price for the re-imagined legioss and dread2.
  3. If that's 11" overall, including barrel that sounds pretty spot on 1/35.
  4. The saucer looks like it's not parallel with the nacelles? Is that a trick of the camera or is it really droopy? And that "aztec-ing" is really heavy/dark. Looks more like digital camouflage than the subtle effect I'd expect...trick of the lighting I hope.
  5. Maybe one of you car collectors can point me in the right direction for finding obscure/OOP subjects. I have (or, had, pre-covid WFH) a nice themed desk display going with 1/43 pre-war race cars. I really want a 1927 Napier-Campbell Bluebird, but the only thing I can find on the internet is that one was made a while ago, but I can't find any for sale, and don't know where to look for 'em (aside from eBay). So far I've got: Mercedes W125 - Grand Prix racing Bugatti 57G - Le Mans Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 MM - Road racing (mille miglia) Sunbeam 1000hp - Land Speed Record Bentley Speed Six - Illegal road racing (blue train) Mercedes W125 w/twin wheels - Hill climbs (grossglockner) I'd like to add/swap in the 1927 Napier Campbell (which briefly held the land speed record), but have pretty much given up on finding one. Any advice? I wouldn't mind picking up an ERA or Delage to represent voiturette racing if anyone knows if those exist in 1/43? Ooh, ooh, and a front-wheel drive Miller for pre-war Indy racing would be perfect...
  6. I picked up one of those 3rd party mount sets that has it up at an oblique angle and set it on top of a bookshelf for a while. Then I took it apart and gave it to my cousin's kids because I don't love the Falcon enough for the space it took up. Well, that and the non-locking roof panels were a pain in the ass with the display angle. A slight bump and they shifted out of alignment.
  7. That has to be the Gazu-R/L, right? Nothing else has bent shoulder spikes that like that from ZZ
  8. Do you trust the MG instructions? If so we can get a pretty good estimate: If 347 pixels is equal to 21.73m (head height), then 39 pixels is equal to about 2.4m
  9. I was really talking about the "built to walk up to its opponent and just start swinging with nothing but destructive might and some luck" comment, which hadn't been true of major naval vessels for 30 years prior to the Yamato's launching. The Japanese range finders and gunnery direction computers (as they were known then) were leaps beyond WWI standards, as were those of all the world's major navies. There had been major advances in gunnery systems and directors in the decade before the Great War, and they continued up to the Second. The lack of quality radar equipment in the IJN is well known, but the Yamato's equipment was as good as could be expected given that limitation. For the early 1940s the Yamato had as high tech a suite of equipment as could be expected from a naval vessel, with that one exception. I'll admit, most of my knowledge of the ins and outs of 20th century naval gunnery technology and development comes from Friedman's book on the subject, but even without that I've never read anything that would even suggest "old by first world war standards" is anything like accurate. Certainly, the basic concepts underlying most of the directors in service in the Second World War were already being used in British systems of the Great War, but all major navies had made significant progress on the systems in the intervening years. Which is all just to say, yes, they were very advanced pieces of equipment for their day.
  10. You should read up on the state of gunnery direction on late battleships. The technology aboard the Yamato was as cutting edge as a supercarrier, for its day.
  11. Wow, I'm surprised this project has made such progress. Last I read the airframe was complete but the next step seemed more like a leap. A really beautiful aircraft, and I'm impressed such an ambitious private enterprise seems to be on the road to success. Not my favorite inter-war racer*, but certainly an interesting lost opportunity. *-full disclosure, inter-war race planes are one of my favorite topics.
  12. If we want super clarity, 109s are Bf-109s. Some German documents referred to them later as Me-109, but Bf is officially correct. Particularly if referring to an early Bf-109 prototype which was produced before the company changed its name to Messerschmitt.
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