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RAREBREED SHOWECASE: Brontornis (terror bird)

Known as terror birds, phorusrhacids were giant flightless birds that dwelt in isolation around Patagonia during the Cenozoic. Brontornis stood nearly 3 meters weighing 400 kilograms, it was possibly the largest carnivorous bird on earth. 133 more words

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Alter Almecha 1/60 M9 Gernsback

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3D cad/2D scale model

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FreeCAD for 3D creation of objects.

Found out that 3d cad software was available on the web.  This enables you to create, edit, view, and also now print objects with a 3D printer. 38 more words

RAREBREED SHOWCASE: Smilodon (saber-toothed cat)

The most famous prehistoric big cat came in two varieties. The largest was Smilodon populator, the eastern South American giant felid had a narrow, flat skull with one foot long sabers; otherwise, it was similar to the more common variety: Smilodon fatalis. 108 more words

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hoops and tension rods #RB_LP

Hoops are metallic rings that secure the drum heads on the shell. Tension rods adjusts the laxness of the heads by pressing the hoop against them, varying the sound accordingly. 98 more words