Joined: May 11th, 2009, 1:21 am

June 12th, 2018, 1:02 pm #11

William... you inhabit a scary world!  Not only because of the diminutive scale of this model you've been working on, but also by virtue of the excellent finish.  It really does look like it's in a much larger scale.  Every though tof scaling up?  Wonderful end result - very smart looking indeed.  Well done.
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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

June 12th, 2018, 11:55 pm #12

Very impressive work and glad you've decided to join the asylum. Welcome!
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: April 6th, 2017, 9:05 pm

June 13th, 2018, 1:06 am #13

Wow!! That looks awesome!! Are there any tips you can share that produce that level of detail in that small of a scale?
Best regards, Steve Cook 🙂
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Joined: April 25th, 2018, 11:44 am

June 13th, 2018, 12:02 pm #14

Hi Steve, Probably the biggest tip is to get used to working under strong magnification.  I use 5x non-prescription reading glasses and find they make all the difference.  It takes a few hours to get used to, but gives you almost superhuman closeup vision.  You find as you adjust to that view, your hands seem to follow suit.  When you take the glasses off for a look, you suddenly think... wow did I do that?!
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Joined: April 6th, 2017, 9:05 pm

June 13th, 2018, 10:27 pm #15

William-Adair wrote: Hi Steve, Probably the biggest tip is to get used to working under strong magnification.  I use 5x non-prescription reading glasses and find they make all the difference.  It takes a few hours to get used to, but gives you almost superhuman closeup vision.  You find as you adjust to that view, your hands seem to follow suit.  When you take the glasses off for a look, you suddenly think... wow did I do that?!
Hi Bill, I'm using a 7x Optivisor. I tried the 3x reading glasses but haven't tried the 5x type. I will see if I can find a pair at the local drug store. Thank you for the tip!
Best regards, Steve 🙂
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Joined: April 20th, 2018, 6:42 pm

June 14th, 2018, 12:10 am #16

I just wonder what motivates you to make such large pencils ?


... great fun , eh ?

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Joined: March 22nd, 2018, 7:25 pm

June 15th, 2018, 11:30 pm #17

Fellas, I've thought about trying magnification too but I wonder how it affects eye health, has anyone heard anything or looked into it?
One thing that IS a proven fact is that we need more and more light to see as we age.
I'm not retro, my stash got old. ~John Krukowski
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Joined: September 27th, 2008, 2:08 pm

June 15th, 2018, 11:44 pm #18

SUPER job with your Hurricane - I didn't realize it was 1/144 until I saw the pic with the pencil - outstanding work!
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Joined: January 26th, 2004, 4:41 pm

June 16th, 2018, 4:32 am #19

OK, I am suitably impressed. 1/144th scale? Heck I can barely see my 1/48 scale stuff anymore, and none of them come out looking that nice. Great job buddy.
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Joined: January 13th, 2006, 6:00 pm

June 16th, 2018, 5:21 pm #20

That is truly amazing! The detail, conversion work, and finish are all just gorgeous. I buy Sweet kits just because I think they are stunning to look at, more than as serious things to build, LOL...

I’d most like to know how you did the canopy framing! I think that’s the scariest thing for me when looking at Sweet kits.

A word on the glasses situation. My optometrist wrote me a prescription for a lens that adds 4 Diopters of magnification to my normal prescription. This not only magnifies but of course also corrects for my astigmatism, etc. I took that down to the local cheapie eyeglasses emporium, and bought 2 pairs for less than 70 bucks. Possibly the best modeling investment I ever made, works MUCH better than the “drugstore” magnifying readers I’d been using. 
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