Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(Review) - Blue Bird + storm updates and NaNo news











Alright, for those interested, here is the link to the story:
The World Blinked

Probably best to view the album in full screen with the option to the right. Yes, these is a typewritten first draft. Thanks to anyone who takes a look!

Also, here is the aftermath of writing this until 3am:


Sadly, my writing partner couldn't be in this picture. I just don't know where that case of Pabst got off too...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A week of reviews (Part Eight)- Olympia Plana








A bit hard to tell from the picture, but that is a Bakelite (or just plastic?) segment.




Opening...

Fully open. Notice the semi-circular latch moving away from the ribbon?


The very idea of two different sized ribbon dowels is perplexing, let alone the insert to accommodate them...







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Thursday, October 25, 2012

A week of reviews (Part Seven)- Groma Model N


















EDIT: After looking the Groma over once more, I am leaning more and more towards it being repainted. The front right of the frame must have been cracked, as it has been repaired at some point. There is a bracket on the inside of this bit of frame, held there with several screws. I didn't really notice it at first, as the heads of the screws are painted the same maroon, which makes me definitely think the entire machine was repainted this color, along with the spools. No matter; I really love the color!