baby Yoda figure repaint

I got this small, ugly baby Yoda figure because it seemed like fun to repaint: It came apart easily: I repainted it based on screen captures, which will remain unseen…

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Kaifuku Jutsushi no Yarinaoshi alphabet

Because I am a man of culture as well: the number assignment is fairly conjectural There isn't much on-screen text, and most of it is phonetic Japanese so it's doubtful…

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Overlord alphabet

I didn't think I was going to be able to decipher the alphabet in Overlord because there was very little on-screen text whose meaning could be guessed. That is, until…

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Tate no Yuusha no nariagari alphabet

as used in the first season The anime uses a number of different alphabets, but I think only one of them is "real" - the one appearing on maps, some…

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Fixing a stuck FTf-50 bell generator

Documenting this fix, since it was not obvious to find. I got some helpful hints from "buzz" at fieldphones.org. The Feldtelephone Modell 1950 (FTf 50) is a field telephone used…

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Slava 2414

The Slava movement is not one of my favorites, because it has a seemingly unnecessary large number of parts, and those fiddly balance jewel retention springs. It is somewhat peculiar…

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Vimpel with Tongji movement

Vimpel (the watch brand, not to be confused with the ultra-thin Soviet watch movement) was the trade mark of VPZ ("Vitebsk device-making plant") factory in Vitebsk in 1990s-2000s. In Soviet…

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“Maou Gakuin” alphabet

Summer 2020 brought us the anime "Maou Gakuin no Futekigousha" with another funky on-screen alphabet. By episode 6 I'd seen enough samples to confirm that it is an actual Roman-style…

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Another Lunch repaint

An interesting little figure of Lunch riding a monocycle, apparently in the middle of a bank heist. Toriyama loves his vehicular contraptions. There is some fun detail with the dust…

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