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Author Topic: Building the C & AV, or, What Have I Gotten Myself Into?  (Read 14825 times)
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« Reply #75 on: October 30, 2018, 12:39:51 PM »

You think you have problems. Most of my finished, unburned models look like yours did after the gardeners demolished it! -- Russ
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« Reply #76 on: October 30, 2018, 01:00:20 PM »

Hey, if I could get $1.4 million for one of my creations ...
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« Reply #77 on: January 18, 2019, 11:22:40 PM »

Iím back! Yesterdayís eye surgery went well and while there is still some swelling and the vision is a bit blurry, there is already a vast improvement and it will continue to improve over time. So Iíve got some catching up to do and Iím anxious to really get back at it. And from the look of things, there is some incredible modeling going on!

As for me, while my vision issues have largely precluded any significant modeling over the past year, I have been overseeing the renovation of our mid-century modern suburban home into a Craftsman revival. Working on this project has been incredibly valuable experience for my modeling work, despite the splinters!

Iím about to start the annual Mikís Challenge over on the LSC forum and will be building a sort-of Craftsman home with a twist. Next door to the livery stable from last year was this weird water pump, windmill thingy that I will also be adding to the project, minus the creepy people hidden in the photo. The prototype of the home belonged to a very prominent family in Martinez, which I will reveal at a later time.
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« Reply #78 on: January 19, 2019, 03:01:14 PM »

I'm glad the surgery went well and I hope your eye will be better than ever. -- Russ
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« Reply #79 on: January 19, 2019, 07:59:33 PM »

I'm glad to hear the surgery went well and that you are recovering nicely.
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« Reply #80 on: January 20, 2019, 07:40:12 AM »

Good to hear the surgery went well. Looking forward to seeing what you work on next.
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« Reply #81 on: January 20, 2019, 09:47:40 AM »

Hello Greg,

being able to see well is extremely important in our hobby and wish you all the best for further recovery.
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« Reply #82 on: February 16, 2019, 03:21:55 AM »

Well, good news and bad news. I have finally been released from the docs for my detached retina and subsequent lens insertion, three days before the one-year anniversary of the detachment. I now go to the optometrist for glasses in a couple weeks.

The news wasn't all good, however. After the last surgery my vision had improved but was distorted. I was informed that the distortion was permanent and would likely not get any better, so I don't know where that leaves me in terms of finescale modeling. I guess time will tell.
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« Reply #83 on: February 16, 2019, 03:43:22 AM »

Since most of the members of this forum have a distorted view of the world, you will still fit in well.  On a serious note I am sorry to learn of the problem and hope you rise to the challenge and keep slugging along and embarrassing us with the quality your work. 
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« Reply #84 on: February 16, 2019, 04:33:33 AM »

Greg,

I can understand you very well, because I have also had an eye condition for decades and am therefore a regular with the ophthalmologist.
Hopefully your trained skills will be enough to let us continue to share in your beautiful models.
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« Reply #85 on: February 16, 2019, 12:32:11 PM »

One of our best modelers is blind in one eye. -- Russ
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« Reply #86 on: February 16, 2019, 05:13:26 PM »

Thanks all, I needed that. It's been a tough week. One of my other passions is ancestry research, and on top of all this vision stuff, I discovered that a somewhat distant cousin of mine was Richard Nixon. Related to an American president and it had to be Tricky Dick.

In any event, I do plan to keep on modeling and most likely with one eye closed. We'll see (no pun intended) after I get new glasses.

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« Reply #87 on: February 17, 2019, 11:00:36 PM »

Sorry to hear about the setback, Greg. Maybe they can correct it with glasses?
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« Reply #88 on: February 17, 2019, 11:43:53 PM »

Weíll see what the optometrist says on March13, but the ophthalmologists seem to think the wavyness will be permanent. The funny thing is that my distance vision is better than it ever was!
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