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    Cosmic Catfish

    The pics I tried to post from my files are too large the TRF limits, so here's a link to my latest project. Enjoy.

    http://www.rocketryplanet.com/forums...ead.php?t=9368

    Hey, it's almost lunch time!

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    The pics you uploaded were probably .bmp which is a VERY large filesize format... and usually the forum software doesn't actually show the picture itself, but a link to the picture... (which actually all the pictures in posts on the forum are "thumbnail links" to the actual picture... you can click them and up pops the box with a mini-version of it, and you can click THAT and get the full-size version on the screen, but you have to click 'back' to go back to the post again, or you can always right click "open in new tab" which is what I usually do. I actually don't care for the pop-up version most of the time).

    You need to put your pics into .jpg format, which is MUCH smaller (more compression). Open your picture in your "windows photo gallery" or whatever, then at the top menu bar, click "open" and then highlight and click "paint". The picture will then open again in the "Paint" program on your computer, and you can then change the format and size of the picture as needed. To change the format, go over to "file" and click it, go down to "save as" and click that, the box will pop up with the location you're saving it to, filename (already in the box, highlighted, can be changed or added to if you want to keep the original 'as is'.) and the "save as file type". Click this and select ".jpg" from the menu... then click the 'save' button at the bottom of the popup window. The picture will now be saved as a duplicate of the original (when changing formats) in the .jpg format. Now "X" out of the pic in paint and windows gallery, and hover your cursor over the new photo icon in the pictures folder of the .jpg version you just created... it will open a little pop up box that tells you if it's the .jpg version or the .bmp version, and the FILE SIZE. If the .jpg is over about 400 KB (which is the limit on most of the forums, usually just under 400KB IIRC) then click the .jpg pic to open in windows photo gallery, then open it in "paint" again, then go over and click "Image" at the top bar, go down the menu to "resize/skew" and click that, then when the window pops up, type in "75" (%) vertical and "75" (%) horizontal resize and then click "okay". The file will now be downsized considerably and should be well within the size limits of the forum software. Actually, you can upload large .jpgs to TRF and the forum software seems to resize them for you, but YORF and RP does not, so if you're posting the same pics over there, you might as well do it the "old fashioned" way and downsize them manually. For VERY large pics (over about 1.2 MB in size, you may have to compress them again, using the same method again... open the .jpg in paint, click 'image', click "resize/skew", and type in "75"% again in BOTH vertical and horizontal boxes (otherwise it'll stretch the picture out of shape) and hit "okay" then "X" out of paint... compressing a second time will certainly get it down into the 250-350 KB range, well within the upload capabilities of the forum software.

    You can either keep the .jpgs since they take up less room on the hard drive, or you can toss them after you're finished uploading them and keep the .bmp versions as 'full res'. Usually I just keep the .jpg versions and put them in the appropriate folder...

    It SOUNDS like it takes a long time to do, but it really doesn't... once you get used to it, you can do a picture in about 15 seconds...

    Hope this helps!

    Later! OL JR
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    Jeff - I printed out your post so I can use it as an instruction manual.

    Once I master this I should have no problem filing insurance claims with the Fed Gov under Obamacare.

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    tmacklin:
    What A GREAT Looking Odd-Roc! Wonderful detailing LOL!!! I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see the painted completion photos.

    Not to much into catfish but may have to do a downscale micro or mini motor of this one...Super Job Thanks for sharing.
    Keep em Flyin Micronzied
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    Suddenly I am craving Fish Taco's...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micromeister View Post
    tmacklin:
    What A GREAT Looking Odd-Roc! Wonderful detailing LOL!!! I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see the painted completion photos.

    Not to much into catfish but may have to do a downscale micro or mini motor of this one...Super Job Thanks for sharing.
    Catfish is an "aquired taste". When farm raised from clean water and cooked properly they are delicious. Catfish get a bad rap from the unenlightened because there are so many species, some of which are "bottom feeders". Channel Catfish on the other hand are predator fish and only feed on carrion if they don't have other prey.

    And when fitted with APCP they go like a Bonefish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
    Catfish is an "aquired taste". When farm raised from clean water and cooked properly they are delicious. Catfish get a bad rap from the unenlightened because there are so many species, some of which are "bottom feeders". Channel Catfish on the other hand are predator fish and only feed on carrion if they don't have other prey.

    And when fitted with APCP they go like a Bonefish!
    Ment I'm a Bass'in Man rather then a Catfishermen I do enjoy an occasional Freshly caught Channel or Blue Catfish. My Ohio bred Father taught me how to skin, fillet and fry Cats.

    all that aside I don't see myself Noodle'in the local lake or river banks for the big boys LOL!!!

    Super KEWL rocket though! Very nicely done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
    Catfish is an "aquired taste". When farm raised from clean water and cooked properly they are delicious. Catfish get a bad rap from the unenlightened because there are so many species, some of which are "bottom feeders". Channel Catfish on the other hand are predator fish and only feed on carrion if they don't have other prey.

    And when fitted with APCP they go like a Bonefish!
    YEP! Catfish, if done RIGHT, is good. If it stinks or smells "gamey" I don't want it within ten feet of me.

    Later! OL JR

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    [QUOTE
    PS. sorry I put you through your entry processing for "Obamacare". Next time I won't bother... [/QUOTE]

    Jeff - I was just pullin yer leg. Your instructions were very thorough and are very much appreciated. When I'm not up to my ass in alligators, I'll definetly use them to post better pics. You don't bother me at all!

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    Very cool rocket, superb detail on the head! Any plans for an upscale?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chadrog View Post
    Very cool rocket, superb detail on the head! Any plans for an upscale?
    Thanks! But no plans for an upscale. And when I finish this thing, it's going on static display at my sponser's restaurant.

    BTW, that pic you posted; down here in Texas we throw the little-uns back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
    [QUOTE
    PS. sorry I put you through your entry processing for "Obamacare". Next time I won't bother...
    Jeff - I was just pullin yer leg. Your instructions were very thorough and are very much appreciated. When I'm not up to my ass in alligators, I'll definetly use them to post better pics. You don't bother me at all! [/QUOTE]

    Kinda thought so... didn't mean to get defensive, but then seems like sometimes that everybody's a critic... makes me wonder why I bother sometimes...

    Oh well... guess I'm too touchy sometimes... LOL Later! OL JR

    PS. when you snip original posts in the quote in a reply, be sure you don't wipe out anything in the brackets--- that's why the quote doesn't show up right...
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    Okay folks, this fish is about ready for cornmeal, Crisco and okra!

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    Thank you Jeff (LukeStrawwalker) for your assistance.

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    And a very special thanks to Mark Hayes of Stickershock for the fantastic decals he made for my project!

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    Now I am hungry for fish sammiches...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
    Okay folks, this fish is about ready for cornmeal, Crisco and okra!

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    Thank you Jeff (LukeStrawwalker) for your assistance.
    Yer Welcome... looks really cool painted and stickered...

    later! OL JR

    PS. Do I get a free guillotine jig for helping?? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by luke strawwalker View Post
    Yer Welcome... looks really cool painted and stickered...

    later! OL JR

    PS. Do I get a free guillotine jig for helping?? LOL
    NO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
    NO!
    Hahahaha. J/K anyways... I don't use fin jigs... don't need them. Although if I did, yours looks like a really good one...

    Later! OL JR
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    Hey small world - I saw your "test flight" with this in Frisco one Sunday (Saturday flight was cancelled due to weather). It was still unpainted. Your son and I talked a bit about mounting cameras on rockets.

    Glad it worked out - and looks great.

    Quote Originally Posted by tmacklin View Post
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    Thank you Jeff (LukeStrawwalker) for your assistance.
    Cheers!

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