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About lmagna

  • Birthday 06/19/1949

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  1. It may be different on an Ipad but on my computer I write all the text I want to use then upload all the pictures I want to include. They end up as thumbnails at the bottom of the page. Then I place the cursor where I want the picture to be inserted and hit the '+' button on the bottom left of the thumbnail. That picture appears in the main text where I indicated and I move the cursor to the next location in the text and do the same for the next picture. Rinse and repeat until done. I suppose you could also type your text, hit 'enter,' click the plus symbol on the thumbnail, hit 'enter' again and continue with more text. So forth and so on. Hope that is understandable.
  2. You made me remember Alan. I think I dimly remember using a slingshot with pebbles once. I wonder if all this model destruction had anything to do with the average quality of the models? To do the same thing to some of the models posted here would be sacrilege to say the least!
  3. Yipee! A drive in build! At last someone with good taste! Hot dogs are not even good dog food and chilly dogs are just hot dogs covered up with spicy beans so you don't notice what you are eating. Carl I always thought those "H" shaped pipes were something to do with the galley stove or something like a wardroom heater, as there always seems to be only one on British ships. Are there more than one on the H class?
  4. Cherry Bombs!! What were you simulating? The Bikini Island tests? As I didn't own a gun that would really shoot I was partial to lighter fluid and a match. The huge clouds of black smoke were very realistic I thought.
  5. Hi OC I have had to do similar painting things on models in years past and as I didn't even own an airbrush had to brush paint just as you do. I found that if you pour a small puddle of paint onto a flat surface you can dip the item into the paint and then brush OFF the excess with a dry brush rather than paint it on. smaller stuff you can just dip into the jar. Sounds odd but it worked for me back in my younger days.
  6. I would not be surprised that if you had the plans available the coal chutes below those holes would be rather narrow, almost like a somewhat thick double hull. they were built that way to act as a kind of armor plating of sorts with the idea that the coal would absorb some of the impact of a round. It is certain though that coaling was probably the least favorite activity of crews around the world at that time. As for the people who shoveled it into the fireboxes? There was a reason they were called the black gang! Nothing racial about it at all. Just think how it must have been for the Russian crews who as the bunkers were used up had to refill them at sea from the extra coal that was stored on deck! They had to do this for months on their way to getting sunk at the battle of Tsushima!
  7. lmagna

    Pet Peeves

    I agree with all the peeves about two space parkers and blocked driveways Etc, (By the way it is illegal in many cities to park closer than 4' from a driveway) but I never fail to be impressed by the people who insist on parking in a handicap space and then jogging into the store! I met one of these people in the store one time and when asked he stated that he had had knee surgery and was allowed to park there because he had a handicap tag. I told him that the doctor had done a fantastic job evidenced by how well he was getting around the store! I'm pretty certain I was wasting my breath but I felt a little better!
  8. Ken beat me to it. They are coal shuttles and the ship needed a lot of them in order to get refueling done in a timely manner. These ships were not noted as high millage vessels.
  9. You need to be a little more careful OC in what you say around us more base people who have minds that never get too far above gutter level! Bringing your "Barbie" and having having plenty to go around in the same sentence can conger all kinds of lewd visions in the wrong people.
  10. I am going to use the Trumpeter 1/350 Indianapolis as a base. I sent you a PM Ken
  11. Must have been a very poor day for posting as well. Even the picture didn't work for me!
  12. How you built her is your choice. You built what made her came alive for you. Just being able to see her after reading about her so many times in books through the years was a reward enough for me. There are far too many ships like this that deserve to be remembered but are never manufactured or built for some reason.
  13. It is interesting to see something about the size of a truck in real life be reduced to having to use a macro lens to even see the details! Nice work and interesting presentation OC
  14. I have two lined up. The Minicraft Titanic, that will be lit, for the Admiral, and the Heavy cruiser Houston as a special for me. A ship that I have read about and loved since my teen years. But I need to get further along on the Providence first. And I thought I was the only one who did that! A light fishing line and pole and hours would go by of imaginary voyages!
  15. lmagna

    Twelve inch to the foot dinghy

    Impressively beautiful looking boat. It will be interesting to see how she sails.

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