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Armor/AFV: Axis - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Axis forces during World War II.
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:55 PM UTC

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color and SHOUTING

I possess an amazing perception of color. Or so my ophthalmologist tells me.

I have good instinct for color and know how to play with color so many different ways in Photoshop. With the right tools one can get within the ball park in an old photo. I'm not talking exact hues of various RAL or FS numbers but brown versus grey and even catch the occasional tint like that elusive blue cast to Panzer grey. That's lighting as was said before. But one can tell that particular dark grey from the tropical browns even in black and white. And especially in color. Mono blue with faded pinkish faces is not true color. Where's the orange? Add it and poof grey becomes brown.

But precise tone, tint or shade of said color to please so many model builders who want an exact color? All bets are off.

Hey wait, why not SHOUT? Because HTML provides us with other options for emphasis like "i" and "b" commands for italic and bold. That's all the HTML I know. Because I'm good with written language but HTML is just too much gibberish for me.

Angels dancing on pinheads, eyes glaze over and I'm out cold.

(in other words, this has become a gabfest. We might as well be take up debating the number of angels dancing on pinheads at this point)

I'm not going to get into a "counting angels on pinheads" contest- Too many of 'em to count...

HTMLs bore the P*SS out of me, so S***W THAT!!!

If people think that I'm an insane CLOWN, so be it. I'm WAAAAY past caring if they DON'T LIKE MY USAGE OF "CAPS", so I'm going keep typing the way I've BEEN typing for the last 60 years or so...

Spoken like a true curmudgeon sir!

And now for an historical aside: At the height of the scholastic debates in the Middle Ages, monks were debating all kinds of holy subjects they really could have no personal knowledge of. One disgusted scholar said the debates had become so petty and foolish it was like debating the number of Angels that could dance on the head of a pin. Not only is it meaningless but the answer can never be truly known.

Some things are documented and can be proven and others remain beyond final determination.

Well THAT's JUST EFFING DANDY! I've been BEYOND MEANINGLESS for the last 60 years or so!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 01:27 AM UTC

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Well THAT's JUST EFFING DANDY! I've been BEYOND MEANINGLESS for the last 60 years or so!!!

Try having a degree in Medieval studies. Talk about beyond meaningless.

Then I went into the army and became a tank crewman.

Archers, bodkin arrows, knights, 150 , loose!

This isn't Agincourt private.