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by mike robel
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Black/blue paint
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: Black/blue paint

Not being the world's best painter, I do have three observations: 1. Many people add two or three drops of blue to white paint to prevent yellowing. Not sure if this technique would not result in a Blue Black. Requires experimentation, which I am sure you have done. 2. Tamiya offers a pearlescent wh...
by mike robel
Fri May 19, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

On the Forum Home Page I do not see an indicator informing me new posts are present. When I hover the mouse over them, I see the help balloon saying "Unread Posts" or "No Unread Posts". The below shows what I am not seeing. Well, I would insert the image, but apparently I can't do that either, excep...
by mike robel
Thu May 18, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Important Site News
Topic: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.
Replies: 66
Views: 4630

Re: Questions? I Got Your Questions Right Here, Buddy.

Is there a way to graphically highlight when a section has unread/new posts? If its doing it, I don't see it. Mousing over works, but it isnt' as easy.

from a lazy old guy. :)
by mike robel
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Idle thought: NAVY Hovertanks?
Replies: 14
Views: 8422

LCAC (Landing Craft Air Cushion) can carry a single M1A1 Abarms or a passel of smaller craft.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landing_Craft_Air_Cushion

Lightly armored hovercraft were used in Viet Nam as riverine craft

http://www.hoverclubofamerica.org/forum ... wtopic=532
by mike robel
Wed Apr 07, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hammer's Slammers
Replies: 17
Views: 12317

Very Cool!
by mike robel
Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: Hover tank challenge
Replies: 136
Views: 65321

While I like tanks with long barrels, Dave's conception of his tanks is a short barrelled thing like an M60A2 "Starship" or and M551 Sheridan. The theory being that the light-speed like bolt does not need a long barrel to provide guidence to the projectile.
by mike robel
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 46238

well, it seems to have been my mission in life to try to counter these air force claims. The air force claims that it had beat down the Republican Guard to less than 50% strength, that they could not communicate, had no supplies, and were short of everything you can imagine, except maybe US Air Stri...
by mike robel
Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 46238

Hi DarKev I think you should post your Question in the Hovertanks Challenge thread and the originator- HWR MkII can decide http://www.starshipmodeler.net/talk/viewtopic.php?t=80155 I do recall the line that they had some sort of supporting legs, and all other realisations of Martian war machines ha...
by mike robel
Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: Hover Tank Challenge
Topic: The Practicle aspects of Hover Tank design. Discus not Argue
Replies: 113
Views: 46238

I was thinking that simply from the mobility aspect, a flying tank might be militarily very useful, even if it did have to sit down to fire. I don't believe that we're ever going to see a situation like that at Kursk again, or even the tank battles of North Africa. I think they're going to be more ...