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kraterkid
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Re: Making faux clay craters for sketching new [Re: nitrohepcat]
      #2119582 - 01/14/08 12:18 PM

Thanks Justin,

I think you'll really enjoy doing this. It's also a great way to learn lunar topography because it helps you understand the 3D aspect of the Moon's features while preparing you for your first "at the scope" sketches.

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Re: Making faux clay craters for sketching new [Re: kraterkid]
      #2120004 - 01/14/08 03:12 PM

Just a silly thought of me : would it be possible to reproduce a full moon globe in clay with craters, lava flows and the like. Then with a spotlight, the phases of the moon with the shadows could be simulated?

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Re: Making faux clay craters for sketching new [Re: rodelaet]
      #2121197 - 01/14/08 11:34 PM

Yes it could be done Rony, and I've seen convincing examples of regional areas done using this technique, i.e, Nasmyth and Carpenter's plasters from the turn of the century. However, the scale needed to show sufficent detail may demand a large diameter sphere. But then again, I've never tried what you are suggesting...hmmm!

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Re: Making faux clay craters for sketching new [Re: kraterkid]
      #2137906 - 01/22/08 12:09 PM

As a child in England I was part of a group that made a world globe. We used paper mashie wrapped around a large beach ball. We formed all the continents and oceans, then when it was dry we painted it and named the different
places of the world, just as an ordinary globe would show
only ours had contours and shape. The papermashie made the
whole thing very light.

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Re: Making faux clay craters for sketching [Re: THEPLOUGH]
      #2139407 - 01/22/08 11:15 PM

Thanks Geoffry, I'll keep that in mind. I'd love to make a paper mache' Moon with scaled elevations (perhaps a little exaggerated in the "z" axis). Cool idea!

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