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My newest obsession

Is not the Braun Oral-B Triumph toothbrush. Though that is intriguing - it has bluetooth! Now that I have this, all other toothbrushes just seem to hopelessly twen-cen. But no, that's not it.
This is my latest obsession - an insanely detailed model of a cross-section of HMS Victory (1:98 scale).
I just got the kit in the mail today - and opening the box was very intimidating. So many teeny little pieces! I checked some other modellers online blogs about putting it together, and it looks extremely complicated. I can't even start until I acquire a passel of knives, varnishes, adhesives and coatings; fortunately I already have all the paints I need. And because it's a shallow cross-section, it's frameable, too - which provided I do a decent job of it, should make for a fairly neat piece of art when complete. But lord, how long will it take me? And will this lead to other ship-building projects?


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Jan. 8th, 2008 08:07 pm (UTC)
Elizabeth would beg to differ on the coolness thing. Her toothbrush plays music! She rocks out to YMCA with the Village People when *she* brushes!

Arthur has an electric toothbrush with Spiderman perched on the side of it. Does yours? (Santa Claus is very big on oral hygeine around here...)
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
Do they have bluetooth? Are they NETWORKED?

I didn't think so! Mine is!
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:21 pm (UTC)
What does that even *mean*? Toothbrushes network? But.... why?

So Oral B can track how many times you brush per day and for how long? Or is it more like toothbrush LoJack?
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
No! Even better! It detects how long you've been brushing, and prompts you to move on to the next quadrant. Then it makes a little smiley face when you've brushed adequately. It also tells you if you're applying too much pressure, and can automatically detect which kind of brush-head you have attached; flossy or polishy.

My only concern: when the robots rise, they can control my toothbrush!
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:49 pm (UTC)
You're not kidding, are you?


Jan. 8th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
That's just creepy D:

But the Victory, that's cool! I wouldn't have the patience :o But if I did I'd try and wrangle some school credits out of it. We have a professional model maker here!

Edited at 2008-01-08 09:18 pm (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:21 pm (UTC)
I doubt I'll do it well enough for it to be worthy of credits, but hopefully it will look neat hanging on the wall.

The rigging is what worries me the most.
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
You now I am getting in to this too much when i was about to say that rigging is *fun*! I suspect your kit has lots of instructions but if you need rigging advice I may be able to help ;p

It's a shame I couldn't get a nice scan of my rigging plan from last year - it turned out really nice. If I had the money I'd frame it and put it on the wall.
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)
In fact, as I work on, I may well ask you for some advice - I'm at a loss for things like varnish and whatnot. But I have to make sense of the model before I even glue two things together.
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Varnish may be outside my realm of expertise, I'm afraid!

Jan. 8th, 2008 09:41 pm (UTC)
Well right - BUT - y ou can probably point me in the direction of some source photos, which is really what I meant, even though I said it in such a fashion that it was impossible to derive.
Jan. 8th, 2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
Ahh, that, yes, that I can do :D
Jan. 9th, 2008 01:06 pm (UTC)
And don't forget the surly dog!
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