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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, May 6, 2024 10:32 PM

Gamera

 Yeah BTW did I tell you Clapper got a job with tech support for the forum...

 

 

Oh man...that is priceless! I took a screencapture for posterity. Your best gag yet, Gam. Lol.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 6, 2024 10:15 PM

 Yeah BTW did I tell you Clapper got a job with tech support for the forum...

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, May 6, 2024 6:09 PM

Bakster
. I have not been able to get on a few times the last few days. Today, very slow loading. The beat goes on.

Yes, I spoke far too soon, lulled by a couple of days of easy access.  Sigh.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, May 5, 2024 6:29 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
and this broken website

 

Which ate my pithy comment that the studio prop probably did not have room for the missiles either . . .

It appears to be working in the last few days, but, appearances can decieve-- like that gale Duluth just went through.

 

Unfortunately, the gales continue. I have not been able to get on a few times the last few days. Today, very slow loading. The beat goes on.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, May 3, 2024 4:49 PM

Bakster
and this broken website

Which ate my pithy comment that the studio prop probably did not have room for the missiles either . . .

It appears to be working in the last few days, but, appearances can decieve-- like that gale Duluth just went through.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:19 PM

PhoenixG
I've heard that permature shutter trigger is a common malady...

Especially when you get older. Hehe

Stick out tongue

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, May 2, 2024 6:16 PM

Gamera
I often say when I'm fighting my airbrush- um, 'I could have been playing a computer game or watching a movie'.... (sigh)... Am I insane? I guess if I am we all are though... 

Buddy, so true. Sometimes anything seems better.

 

Gamera
Bakster: Knock-out job! That looks friggin' perfect! 

Thanks, Cliff. 

Life issues and this broken website is robbing me of my joy. Losing steam. Maybe, I should have built a steam engine.

Anyhow. Not throwing in the towel, just pacing myself. 

 

 

 

 

Right on, brother.

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 8:58 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

 

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

 

You can say that again... I often say when I'm fighting my airbrush- um, 'I could have been playing a computer game or watching a movie'.... (sigh)... Am I insane? I guess if I am we all are though... 

 

Bakster: Knock-out job! That looks friggin' perfect! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:46 PM

Bakster

I expanded the entry and boom, the piece fit. I did not need to do any manipulation of the optics. Quite a nice surprise. 

The scanner is glued in. I used sprue-goo because it is thick. Thus, it allowed me to control where the glue goes. No capillary action to worry about with that stuff.

My finger. Premature camera trigger.

From here I will light-block internals of the scanner, then start remaking the rest of the optics.

 

That's great news!  I had a hiccup with my build.  I forgot to leave space for the hatch arms in the missile bays.  There's not enough room between the missiles and sidewalls for them.  Doh!

Thankfully it should also be an easy fix.

 

I've heard that permature shutter trigger is a common malady... Hmm

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Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:43 PM

PhoenixG

 

 
Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

 

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

 

Lol! A truer statement never made. Yes

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Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 4:36 PM

Bakster
God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol.

You do these things because they are what we as modelers ostentatiously label as "fun".  lol Big Smile

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Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 8:35 PM

I expanded the entry and boom, the piece fit. I did not need to do any manipulation of the optics. Quite a nice surprise. 

The scanner is glued in. I used sprue-goo because it is thick. Thus, it allowed me to control where the glue goes. No capillary action to worry about with that stuff.

My finger. Premature camera trigger.

From here I will light-block internals of the scanner, then start remaking the rest of the optics.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 3:32 PM

PhoenixG

The scanner is looking like it came right off the set.  You did a amazing job with the look and the lighting of that piece!SmileYes

I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the rest of the pieces installed.

 

Hey thanks, PG. One minuscule step at a time. And I agree. I can't wait to see it installed on its base too. It's going to be a bear because routing the optical strands is another delicate dance, and I hope not to destroy the work already done. The fibers are stiff, and brittle. I need to route them through a small opening, then have them veer off at a right angle. I already know that they are not aligning well. I didn't do a good job preforming them. Actually, maybe I did but where I ultimately positioned the scanner changed from early on. So, I must expand the hole more and probably reshape the strands using heat. God help me. What possesses me to do these things. lol. 

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Posted by PhoenixG on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 2:56 AM

The scanner is looking like it came right off the set.  You did a amazing job with the look and the lighting of that piece!SmileYes

I'm excited for you and can't wait to see the rest of the pieces installed.

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Bandai Starblazers 2202 Garmillas Zoellugut

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 15, 2024 10:47 PM

Fibers are secured. I used UV glue to secure them.

Clear paint on the showing side doesn't do half bad. That said, it will be night and day difference when I drive the fibers with colored LEDs. The colors will become much purer, and the lights will pop.

That's that for now.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, April 15, 2024 10:26 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster
What an amazing effect that one would not expect.

 

Old metal collander can replicate the effect (the crisp round holes improve the effect).

Best part is that it "works" for Partial (e.g. Annular) Eclispes (and is safer way to see those, too).

That sanner is looking better and better.  It really has a "60's" feel to it, a blend of musclecar and yet-to-gel steampunk.

 

Didn't think of colander. I bet that would be awesome!

Thanks Capn about the scanner. Fingers crossed nothing bad happens. This is going to be a bear to mount.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Monday, April 15, 2024 7:03 PM

Bakster
What an amazing effect that one would not expect.

Old metal collander can replicate the effect (the crisp round holes improve the effect).

Best part is that it "works" for Partial (e.g. Annular) Eclispes (and is safer way to see those, too).

That sanner is looking better and better.  It really has a "60's" feel to it, a blend of musclecar and yet-to-gel steampunk.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:27 PM

Hey Capn, that is so cool. Glad you were able to experience it. I really love the pinhole effect off the trees too. What an amazing effect that one would not expect. 

Thanks for sharing that.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, April 14, 2024 1:21 PM

Finaly, nice weather in my neck of the woods. Near 80 today, sunny, blue skies. Hard to sit at the bench, but I managed an hour and a half.

I tested something months back that cements a new process for me. That is, I can paint the showing end of fiber optic using Tamiya clears and it does not seem to affect light gradient. It sort of surprised me because the inverse is true. I have tested painting the inward side using colored clears and I did not like the output. In the latter, the light and color gradient is a muddle. Pretty ugly, really. So, what is nice about this is that I can mimick colored lenses while in the off state. Otherwise, they'd show as transparent when not lit. 

Below: I re-inserted the optics but I left them unseated. This allows me to paint the ends rather easily. Once the paint cures, I will pull the optics flush and one by one tack them in place from the back. 

The camera did not do the colors justice. I used orange, red, green, and blue.To the human eye they look great, and correct. To the camera, the oranges look red and the greens look black. Hopefully I can make a more correct image down the road.

Btw. I must remake all the optics that go into the tub. I forgot that I had trouble pulling them out before paint. They kept snapping because I made the holes tight.  Fortunately, these are easy to make.  So, not a big deal. I had to remake two for the terrain scanner as well. 

End of update.

 

 

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:59 PM

Bakster
Capn... did you get to view the eclipse?

Yeah, it cleared up just enough to experience it.

best photo off the phone

It got seriously dark, as in the streetlights were on

Phone camera adjusted the gamma to lighten this significantly--note the light spill off to the left from the streelight.
This is how bright it was after Totality

Trees still "pinholed" after the fact:

Would have gotten more, but it clouded over again.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, April 13, 2024 3:29 PM

CapnMac82

 

 
Bakster

 

Well, that was a bit of a rabbit hole, as it led to a number of Forbidden Planet Deleted Scenes videos. 

And also a "What Happened to the Jupiter II?" too.

 

Lol. One thing leads to another. And another.

Capn... did you get to view the eclipse?

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 1:18 PM

Bakster

Well, that was a bit of a rabbit hole, as it led to a number of Forbidden Planet Deleted Scenes videos. 

And also a "What Happened to the Jupiter II?" too.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 12, 2024 10:05 PM

Hey. Some of you may remember my Icarus build. I just came across this crash scene that someone made. I think this would have been far better than the movie version. Check it out.

 

https://youtu.be/Bakh85JghtY?si=gdadP7NGAaWspp33

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 12, 2024 9:53 PM

PhoenixG
As for my collection of Viewmaster.  I spent a lot of time with the National Parks.  Redwood forests and Yellowstone.  My absolute favorite were the dinosaurs.  So cool to see them in 3D. Add Quote to your Post

Awesome! I would have liked those too! You know, I still have all  my viewer disks from young on. I even dabbled  putting a camera on a slide mount and made my own 3D images. I have loved 3D since childhood.

 

Fun stuff.

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  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, April 12, 2024 9:44 PM

Thanks, Gam.

Oh I can see how fish would be cool. 3D effect should have been good!  Many years ago I viewed a 3D film attraction at Epcot in Fla. The effect was stunning. The best part was a fish and that I swear it looked like it was floating around the person's seat in front of me.

After seeing that i purchased a used Realist camera. I took images on several road trips. Fun stuff. 

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, April 12, 2024 6:42 PM

When I lived in SoCal the tanker desk was our earthquake go to Big Smile

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, April 12, 2024 5:25 PM

LOL, we've got some cabinets in the lab at work that would match that desk! Same good 'ol classic industrial look. 

I had a ViewMaster projector too but it's a later '80s model made out of plastic. My favorite reels were cool fish and undersea life. 

Bravo on the terrain scanner Bakster, she looks perfect! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Friday, April 12, 2024 4:17 PM

keavdog
Ha! Like my steelcase tanker desk

There's a version in GSA Green out in the garage :-)

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Posted by PhoenixG on Friday, April 12, 2024 12:49 PM

Bakster
I loved the view master system. I liked the viewer most. Great toy for a young mind. Probably my favorite reels were of The great pyramids of Egypt and the Mexican Inca pyramids. Next to those, I think Peter Pan. Nasa reels were fun too. How about you? What were your favorites?

It would have been amazing to have the reels for the pyramids especially NASA.  I've always been fascinated by our space program.  I used to raid the second hand stores for anything in Nat Geo dealing with space.

As for my collection of Viewmaster.  I spent a lot of time with the National Parks.  Redwood forests and Yellowstone.  My absolute favorite were the dinosaurs.  So cool to see them in 3D.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, April 11, 2024 7:46 PM

PhoenixG

The finish of the casing reminds me of that grey industrial enamel that was applied to everything in the 50's.  Pretty sure I have a Viewmaster projector in that exact color.  Unfortunately it needs a bulb and they stopped making them long, long ago.  Maybe a retrofit project after I get my queue cleared. :)

 

Ha!  Like my steelcase tanker desk

 

Thanks,

John

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