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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #690 on: June 19, 2016, 12:42:44 pm »
Actually research on the feathered dinosaur fossils in China has recovered pigment remainders so
some very good informed supposition as to colours has been possible.

Also it now seems likely that the therapod dinosaurs were, in general, feathered.  ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #691 on: June 20, 2016, 06:23:56 am »
Actually research on the feathered dinosaur fossils in China has recovered pigment remainders so
some very good informed supposition as to colours has been possible.



Now you've said that Jon, it rings a bell in my noggin. Think I saw a bit of a programe on the Beeb
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #692 on: June 20, 2016, 07:57:40 am »
Won on ebay:

Job lot of 8 Spitfire kits.  Admittedly, two are Matchbox and thus will be reduced to produce (although the fuselages *might* be salvageable with a new wing), one is Academy (ditto) and another the old Hasegawa mk Ia - but I know what to do with that one.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #693 on: June 20, 2016, 08:07:05 am »


The biggest questions remaining are about skin textures & colours, which it's highly unlikely we'll ever have much knowledge of.

Yes very much so which is why I can get a tad annoyed when people start describing the colours of these beasts ?  :blink:

Thanks for the info on the other stuff  :thumbsup: Archaeology I can get my brain around, paleontology ? No way  ;D It does seem to fascinate children of whatever generation however. My smaller ones (great nephews/nieces) love Crystal Palace Park when they are down

They're even making in-roads on those questions.  Skin textures only reveal themselves with impressions, but more are being found (even a large T-Rex relative, Yutyrannus has been found to have a kind of feather covering, although it'd look more like fur).  They've discovered the colours of few feathered dinosaurs, they can work it out from the shapes of the melanosomes (cells that determine colour), they seem to have been as brightly coloured as birds in the few specimens that have been examined.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #694 on: June 20, 2016, 09:36:37 am »
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #695 on: June 20, 2016, 12:12:19 pm »
Picked up a couple of oldies from a fleeting visit to Aeroventure this weekend.

Airfix 1/72 Lockheed S-3A Viking
Airfix 1/72 MiG 23
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #696 on: June 20, 2016, 12:28:26 pm »
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.

Ha, can't beat a bit of thread drfit! :thumbsup: I think it's time to start a dinosaur thread! :party: :dalek: ;D
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #697 on: June 21, 2016, 12:10:27 am »
The thread drift  virus is alive and well!!! From styrene models to sauropod melanosomes in a few key strokes.   This is one of the reasons this site is so  fascinating.

Ha, can't beat a bit of thread drfit! :thumbsup: I think it's time to start a dinosaur thread! :party: :dalek: ;D

Yeah, but it would drift onto chatting about plastic model aircraft, or something equally silly.  :banghead:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #698 on: June 21, 2016, 01:41:45 am »
Picked up a couple of oldies from a fleeting visit to Aeroventure this weekend.

Airfix 1/72 Lockheed S-3A Viking
Airfix 1/72 MiG 23

A couple of Cold War golden oldies  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #699 on: June 21, 2016, 05:03:30 am »
Dunno about accuracy but i always liked both those kits.....especially the Mig....
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #700 on: June 21, 2016, 05:17:23 am »
I might have just ebay'd an old Lindbergh XF-88 Voodoo  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #701 on: June 21, 2016, 08:43:06 am »
From Hannants :-

Zvezda 1/72nd Kamov Ka-27 Helix A
Begremot 1/72 Helix Decal set

Wow the decals covers 62 different machines Ka-27's Russian & Export Ka-29, Ka-32 and Ka-31's

Think I might get another Helix A and now looking for the Helix D SAR version too as well as the AEW Ka-31 and I'll have to get the Ka-29 of course !  :banghead:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #702 on: June 22, 2016, 01:20:53 am »
The BEgemot decal sets are really good value for money - just beware: the carrier films tend to be (very) thin, so application can be tricky.

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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #703 on: June 22, 2016, 02:23:24 am »
Picked up the Su-33 UB twin seat Naval Flanker to go with the standard Su-33  :thumbsup:
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Re: My stash just grew again (2016)
« Reply #704 on: June 22, 2016, 03:02:13 pm »
Revell 1/72 A-109 K2 Rega, to be done as one of the RNZAF's shiny new A109LUH fleet (with the addition of some resin bits by a mate and a set of OldModels Decals decals). Very pretty machines.


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