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Posted by namrednef on Sunday, June 29, 2008 7:09 PM

Absolutely GREAT news Frank! Very proud!

 

Now........where's our cut?

Laugh [(-D]

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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, June 29, 2008 6:52 PM

Hey folks....

    Just updating things a bit here; If all goes as planned, there will be a "MID Kit" on the market before Christmas.   

    It will consist of a uniquely shaped display case, first surface mirror backing, hardware & instructions to build your own display with your own model.    In addition, each "kit" will include a half of a resin generic 1/200 airliner (various Boeing, Airbus, and MD aircraft) of your choice with mounting bolts installed for Collectors and those who'd prefer to do the 'finishing' instead of 'building'.      (also a discount coupon for a second "kit" so the half kit left in the box won't be left out!) [;]

    Everything's worked out really well with the deal, and I will update as it becomes available.

   Take care,
   Frank

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  • From: The Great State of Wyoming
Posted by wyoroy on Friday, May 30, 2008 6:46 PM

I agree, that is too cool.  I have to give that a try someday.  Great job.

Roy (Capt. Wyoroy FAAGB/USNFAWGB)

John 3:16

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  • From: Burton, Texas
Posted by eddie miller on Friday, May 30, 2008 6:29 PM

Another work of art! If FSM magazine wanted to do something different in an upcoming edition, they should use this as a how to. It would be the best thing they could do as far as I'm concerned.

   Eddie

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Posted by namrednef on Sunday, May 25, 2008 10:58 PM

 

Great stuff Frank! I believe most of us even though knowing the scale of the A/C, pictured a much larger scale!

Thanks again for the advice!Thumbs Up [tup]

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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, May 25, 2008 9:53 PM

Thanks fellows! Smile

    I'm sorry I didn't get an opportunity to reply earlier, but been out of town for our middle daughter's wedding.               

Thanks again!     My next will be that of a 1/200 KLM 747-400 skimming the beach at St. Maarten! Wink      **I'm currently experimenting with making a plane in high altitude flight... something like one of the test shots I made during the construction, before the gear or runway surface were in.   

  Take care,

Frank

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Posted by Jim Barton on Saturday, May 24, 2008 10:17 AM

Cool idea!Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup] I'll bet hundreds of your fellow modelers are saying, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Chapter 17 of Sheperd Paine's How to Build Dioramas 2nd Edition is about a diorama aboard the HMS Victory gun deck that uses front-surfaced mirrors to terrific effect. Seek it out sometime.

"Whaddya mean 'Who's flying the plane?!' Nobody's flying the plane!"

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  • From: Ohio
Posted by mikepowers on Thursday, May 22, 2008 2:44 PM

 Von Alfalfa wrote:
This is the first time I hear about this front surface mirror! I gonna look for it cuz I really want to try this display technique, thanks for the advice Phil, and thanks for this very inventive technique Frank.

Sign - Ditto [#ditto] 

 

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Posted by Von Alfalfa on Thursday, May 22, 2008 11:08 AM
This is the first time I hear about this front surface mirror! I gonna look for it cuz I really want to try this display technique, thanks for the advice Phil, and thanks for this very inventive technique Frank.
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  • From: South Central Wisconsin
Posted by Daywalker on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 11:23 PM
This is great stuff!  Thanks for sharing it, I may have to try one of these in the near future. Thumbs Up [tup]

Frank 

 

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  • From: Reno, Nevada, USA
Posted by Silverback on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:06 PM
 Von Alfalfa wrote:

However I wonder what kind of mirror you used? I mean, since all mirrors I know have a glass surface (front) and the reflective surface (behind), so when you put some objet touching the  mirror's surface you get this kind of gap (the thickness of the glass), so even when the objet it's touching the surface of the mirror you see it like it's not touching it at all, you see it like "floating" cause you're touching the glass instead the reflective surface. Your's model doesn't looks to have that gap! Looks fantastic! Did you used a very thin glassed mirror????

What you need is called a "front surface mirror".  Glass dealers, trophy shops and some commercial plastics vendors, sell such material.  You can have a suitable material flash-plated (search the amateur astronomy sites for the location of a service).  Or, you could also use self-adhesive chrome mylar (from an automotive accessory shop) if you are careful to apply it to a perfectly smooth surface.

 

Phil

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Posted by namrednef on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:59 PM

 

I wondered that too.....figured it must be polished or chromed metal......besides drilling glass can be tricky! 

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Posted by Von Alfalfa on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:57 PM

DANG! That's the coolest idea I've seen! Now I must try it too!

However I wonder what kind of mirror you used? I mean, since all mirrors I know have a glass surface (front) and the reflective surface (behind), so when you put some objet touching the  mirror's surface you get this kind of gap (the thickness of the glass), so even when the objet it's touching the surface of the mirror you see it like it's not touching it at all, you see it like "floating" cause you're touching the glass instead the reflective surface. Your's model doesn't looks to have that gap! Looks fantastic! Did you used a very thin glassed mirror????

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Posted by namrednef on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:40 PM
That is really nice!.....and imaginative! I bet we see some clones down the road!
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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:38 PM
I LOVE it! Especially the take off depiction with gear coming up!

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: Northern California
Posted by trexx on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 3:06 PM

Oh man! Terrific!

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  • From: Wilmington, NC
Posted by mark983 on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:56 AM

Simply amazing!!  I wonder how my WWII subjects would look using this effect..hmmm...thanks for sharing your creativity!!

 

Mark

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  • From: Ohio
Posted by mikepowers on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 7:41 AM

Judas Preist brother, talk about creativity.

Thats amazing.

Thanks for sharing.

Mike

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  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 4:34 AM

Whoa, Frank.....

That's really cool, man.  The effect is impressive - the half-hull thing in front of a mirror is  something I've never considered before - and it really works!

That's excellent....thanks for sharing the great idea, mate. 

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Flapped B-732
Posted by oldhooker on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 2:21 AM

Top of the evening all.... Smile     I posted this in the Airliner GB but thought you all would like it as well 

I chose the Hasegawa 1/200 B-732.      :]

  And here's one where you can see the Flap job.    

   The possibilities are vurtually endless!

Enjoy,

Frank

(Patent is pending)

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