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I live in the red spot next to France and it not spain. I think that proves my point :-)
I thought I'd see what our largest station (farm/ranch) is and found this so couldn't resist posting it smiley

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Anna Creek Station is the world's largest pastoral lease in the world. Covering over 30,100 sq kms, 5.5 million acres, it runs up to 18,000 head of cattle, depending on rain conditions. Anna Creek is huge - bigger than Belgium, half the size of England, five times larger than its nearest United States competitor and is about 8,000 sq. kms larger than its nearest rival in the N.T. of Australia, Alexandria Station.

And there are just 18 people living there.

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I love the 40-series. Yes those tyres are a little extreme smiley I've always preferred the standard narrow tyres (razor blades as we call them), they are easier to thread between sharp rocks, cheaper, less strain on the drive train and steel rims can be fixed in the bush, mags can't. Also when you let the air out they are (according to some tests) no worse than fat tyres in the sand.

That's one mean-looking rig. Is it street legal?

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What really bugs me though is that there seems so be a new car launch every week !
Me too, that's one thing I like about the "commercial" versions of Landrover and Toyota. The 40-series looked the same for about 24 years, that was followed by the 7x-series which looks almost the same after 28 years and still going. They have made some changes with the last model or two, most notably coil springs on the front (good) and a V8 diesel (not so good apparently) but the design is still almost the same.

Whereas most other cars change everything 3 times a year just so they are different to the last model. What a crock.

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while you're using renewables already.
I've been living on solar for 12 years and we really aren't part of the "consumer" society although I'm not short of my toys I guess, so I reckon my account in the carbon bank is in the black, or at least not as far in the red as most westerners.

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ground clearance is but 4.5"
Ooo, that's a problem. How the heck do you work on anything? Do they even make jacks that low smiley I love our motorhome, at some parts I can crawl under it on hands and knees without touching anything. OTOH when I have to use a spanner or something the blood runs from my arms after a few minutes because I'm holding them so high.

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In Australia, I'd be operating differently too
Yeah you should have a vehicle that's appropriate for your environment and personal situation.

I'm heading off to eBay to look for a 40-series with a new motor.

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How about emergency transport? Throw a bush pig in the trunk along with a full jerry can and a backpack. But 800 km on a bush pig, you'd deserve some kind of medal!

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You might deserve a medal, but what you'd actually get is a trip to the hospital to put your guts back into your intestinal cavity, and that's if you're lucky smiley

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That's one mean-looking rig. Is it street legal?

I wondered if I would get away with that. Its an RC Truck, whats more surprising is that the bodyshell starts out as a clear plastic jelly mold -  with a bit of paint and a few stickers they can look pretty good.

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He he, got me there smiley I know you're into RC and I did think the windows were a little strange and there's no door furniture, but people customise vehicles in all sorts of ways so you never know.

However as a photographer I should have cottoned onto the shallow depth of field. That's a give away. But then it's a common technique these days to manipulate the plane of focus with a TS lens to create that affect and make street scenes and other large objects look like models.

So it's not street legal then?

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In Belgium we have MAX(Border distance) < 300km.
Heh.  That reminds me of one of my favorite insightful and in offensive jokes:
"The difference between the US and Europe is that in Europe, 100 miles [sic] is a long distance, and in the US 100 years is a long time."
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Mine isn't a very good example but there is a very big scene of guys that build 'scale' RC Trucks where the focus is on realistic performance and appearance.

The chassis's are based on frame rails with center transfer cases, leaf springs, solid axles, three speed gearboxes etc etc. Lots of guys scratch build their chassis from brass, its all very impressive.

Example complete with scale rust -



They are usually very heavy so look very realistic in action.

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In Belgium we have MAX(Border distance) < 300km.
Heh.  That reminds me of one of my favorite insightful and in offensive jokes:
"The difference between the US and Europe is that in Europe, 100 miles [sic] is a long distance, and in the US 100 years is a long time."
I can fully agree on that.
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I wondered if I would get away with that. Its an RC Truck, whats more surprising is that the bodyshell starts out as a clear plastic jelly mold -  with a bit of paint and a few stickers they can look pretty good.

I needed a second look, but the antenna with the yellow flag is a clue...

"The difference between the US and Europe is that in Europe, 100 miles is a long distance, and in the US 100 years is a long time."

excellent quote westfw , I cant find the originator ,  sounds a bit Churchillian :-)
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He he, got me there smiley I know you're into RC and I did think the windows were a little strange and there's no door furniture, but people customise vehicles in all sorts of ways so you never know.

However as a photographer I should have cottoned onto the shallow depth of field. That's a give away. But then it's a common technique these days to manipulate the plane of focus with a TS lens to create that affect and make street scenes and other large objects look like models.

Several cameras now offer art filters that do the manipulation in the camera (Olympus calls it Diorama).  One of the TV shows I watch tends to use it on the video camera to show time passing (they speed up the video or make a video from time lapse shots), and I find it to be really annoying.
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Great quote, applies equally of you replace US with AUS I think.

Duane, I'll see your 4x4 model and raise you a 6x6



1:1 scale smiley

What size is that, it looks pretty big.

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the focus is on realistic performance and appearance.
That interests me, more so than the high-speed racing etc. Nice and slow so you can see the parts all working.

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now offer art filters that do the manipulation in the camera
I'm not a fan of doing anything in camera, you can't change your mind later.

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Duane, I'll see your 4x4 model and raise you a 6x6

I will raise you an 8x8 1:10 scale, not mine, but still -



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In Belgium we have MAX(Border distance) < 300km.
Heh.  That reminds me of one of my favorite insightful and in offensive jokes:
"The difference between the US and Europe is that in Europe, 100 miles [sic] is a long distance, and in the US 100 years is a long time."


And 4 years ago is pre-history.

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I will raise you an 8x8
Bugger, I can't find any 10x10 photos.

The 8x8 is fantastic, I could get into something like that. Did you see the dumptruck go belly up in the background smiley

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100 years is a long time.
50 years and it's heritage listed here. Hey, you work with what you got.

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now offer art filters that do the manipulation in the camera
I'm not a fan of doing anything in camera, you can't change your mind later.
Well for still shots, the higher end cameras have the ability to shoot in RAW+JPG, and the RAW file is the image before the art filter processing.  My Olympus cameras even allow you to to go to a RAW file on the card, and select an art filter after the fact, and the camera will create a new image with the processing.  Doing art filters in the camera has one big advantage over doing it in post, in that you can see the effect as you are composing the image, and not have to wait until you are at the computer.  That being said, I tend to be old school and generally don't usually use art filters.
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