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Nearing Done and Done! Great Decals!

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Nearing Done and Done! Great Decals!
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, April 28, 2024 10:12 AM

Guys, and Ladies:

           As you know I posted about building the "Severn" RNLI by Airfix and wondered about the scale. Good advice was given and I went with Scalemates figures. They work just fine!. Then, I decided that being as how you could hardly see them, nope, they don't go into that dark, dark little cave.

           I have to say though it's been an experience! If 1/72 airplanes all had this level of detail I would probably build more of the more well known Jet and Prop fighters! I have built some 1/72 armor pieces and have been surprised by the level of detail there!

           Fortunately I prefer  other scales such as 1/87 and 1/200. I find that although large some 1/87 models leave room for a plethora of detailing options. None, a Little or Bring the House Down detailing with a little weathering and scenics thrown in! Thankfully the options are there.

        Sometimes getting involved in a model to the degree of the "Severn" brings me out of a slump because of the Parkinsons,I f I can build this with it's myriad of Wee( I don't use that term lightly) parts then I can feel under control. The mast structure alone consisted of 9 very fine scale sized parts.

         Putting that together was an accomplishment for sure. Yesterday Was probably one of my reasonably bad, but manageable days. But, I gott it done and correctly and good looking, with everything "Ship-Shape and Bristol Fashion." 

        I heartily recommend this kit for anyone who likes hidden detail and, you can do it as a waterline model if you wish. The Model is made for that option! I will say, though, That Bright orange color certainly looks odd on top of the T.V. maybe I'll put it on my Airfix shelf when I get the shelf up!

 

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Monday, April 29, 2024 7:30 AM

Lots of words, but knowing TB I'll bet we'll never see a picture Wink

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, April 29, 2024 3:46 PM

Missileman2000:

         You are so correct. I do not now own any kind of camera. Very seldom do I take pictures with my phone. I am sorry for all of you who seem to dislike my word pictures. I can not on my income, justify a camera purchase. The Camera I had was at that time very expensive to me and it had a feature plus the Capacity to be good for re-prints.

          The Camera had a screen that you could open then swivel around so you could take Photos at say water level of a 1/350 ship and see the shot before you took it. I cannot find another 13mg camera with that option that also had a light sensitive flash! I have been looking, But even the pawn shops aren't seeing them.

         So, In closing, Concerning My Posts,-Your Choice, Read them or NOT. I have no control over that. I just want to share. There are no modelers around me that I can converse with.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:25 AM

Hey, I am more and more using my cell phone.  I have some great cameras, but decided the forum does not need super megapixel images.  My cell phone is bottom line so image quality is not that great, but good enough for here.  Give it a try.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:30 AM

Missileman2000:

      I plain didn't know you could use a cell phone for that. I need the particulars so's I can stop being a wordy old Phart and start being that old man who's got this pichure thing down tight. Also is there a way to then send those to a hosting sight without a lot of rigamarol? I would like to post photos and I had finally gotten the hang of it with a few and then Blam!, Back to square one!

  • Member since
    March 2018
  • From: Chicago suburbs
Posted by Luvspinball on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 10:15 AM

I will assume it is a smartphone and not a flip phone.

Find the camera icon on your phone.  Click it.

At the bottom is a white button.  Compose your photo and click.

When you are done, find the "photos" icon on your phone.  Click it.

All your photos should be displayed on the screen.

Touch one image and it should enlarge.  If you touch it again, you get a series of buttons below.  One is a square with an arrow pointing up.  Touch that.

Some phones will allow you to send multiple images, but just try one for practice.  There should be a button or blue arrow marked "Send".  Touch that.

Now you can select where to send it.  I would pick email.

Then follow the prompts and put in your own email address, and hit send.

It should appear in your inbox on your computer (and maybe your phone if you read emails via your phone).  Open the email and save the image to your computer.

Hope that helps.

Bob

 

Bob Frysztak

Luvspinball

Current builds:  Revell 1/96 USS Constitution with extensive scratch building

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Thursday, May 2, 2024 9:34 AM

Tanker-Builder

Missileman2000:

      I plain didn't know you could use a cell phone for that. I need the particulars so's I can stop being a wordy old Phart and start being that old man who's got this pichure thing down tight. Also is there a way to then send those to a hosting sight without a lot of rigamarol? I would like to post photos and I had finally gotten the hang of it with a few and then Blam!, Back to square one!

 

Yep, the phones (Android, anyway) store the pictures as a simple jpeg.  With a USB type A toC cable you can connect it to your computer and store it where you store pictures.  Then it can be sent to any photo hosting site.  I use Postimage.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, May 2, 2024 10:25 AM

I will have to check that out-Thank You!

  • Member since
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Posted by Est.1961 on Saturday, May 4, 2024 3:10 AM

[quote user="Tanker-Builder"]

I will have to check that out-Thank You!

 Please do would love to see your builds, posting isn’t as easy or straightforward as it once was here perserverance is called for. Failing that always happy to see your posts TB. I read the other day learning new things not only broadens the mind but staves off mental decline, so I plan to convert my daughters old guitar to left handed and learn to play a little. Apps can help in tuning that would be a big help. Best of luck.
Joe

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