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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Attack of the JS redirections!

My WordPress was apparently hacked yesterday, and a couple hundred of my posts had their contents replaced or infected with a poorly obfuscated Javascript like < script type=text/javascript > eval(String.fromCharCode(…

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Hamefura alphabet

The anime "Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta..." (Hamefura in short) uses an on-screen alphabet that at first looked like random scribbles, but by…

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QPosket Emma Watson figure

Since the Maleficent QPosket figure was quite fun and these are ridiculously cheap on the Chinese market, I acquired this Hermione Granger to repaint: Unfortunately the "before" pictures are all…

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Raketa 2627 (automatic)

Along with some other watch I bought, I received a 2627 movement in need of service as a free gift. After I repaired it, I bought a frankensteined Raketa Automatic…

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Rem and Ram figures

I noticed these on sale and they looked like the base would be fun to paint. However the white trim on the maid uniforms was painted very badly, and repainting…

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