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#1 Nightflight17

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:17 AM

  Hello,  I am Hyuk Ryu from Seoul, South Korea.   This is my third cloudynights forum posting.

 

  Recently, I finished my third miniature telescope project since 2010.   1/16 scale miniature of Vixen FL80s on GP mount.   It was full scratch building.

 

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  It was October 2004 that I saw M31 Andromeda galaxy with a telescope for the first time.  So, l made a small diorama with FL80s miniature depicting that moment.

The title of this miniature is 'The memory of October 2004 - encounter with M31.' (2004年 10月의 記憶,  M31과의 만남)

 

  In this model, there are Vixen FL80s refractor telescope, GP equatorial mount with dual motor and DD-1 controller, Korean edition of 'Turn left at Orion', aluminum telescope case, equatorial mount case, tripod bag, and small items.

 

  I also made the miniature of 14.5 inch home built dobsonian in January 2010 and the miniature of TOA-130F in January 2012.   Pictures of those miniatures are as belows.

 

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  I can't upload more pictures because of upload file size limitation.  

 

 Clear skies~!!!


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#2 Klitwo

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:25 AM

Splendid miniatures....They appear almost surreal....Excellent craftsmanship....I'm impressed!  :waytogo:  
 
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Edited by Klitwo, 23 November 2016 - 03:50 AM.

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#3 happycamperjohn

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:36 AM

Wow. These miniatures are just wonderful :)

Such painstaking work. How long do they take?

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:59 AM

Superb Hyuk Ryu! :bow: :cool:

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:07 AM

Those are amazing! Looks so real. Very nice work. Do you have a website?

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:37 AM

Wow. These miniatures are just wonderful :)

Such painstaking work. How long do they take?

 

John

  It took about 4~5 weeks for Vixen FL80s, I guess.  I started making this miniatures in january 2013. However, after the completion of FL80s and GP mount, I stopped making it and had been abandoned in the box for 3 years.  Just two weeks ago, I restarted building this miniature and could finish it.

 

 The hardest and time-consuming projetct was the TOA-130F miniature and the easiest was 14.5 dob.

 

  Thank you.  :D


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#7 Nightflight17

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 03:51 AM

Those are amazing! Looks so real. Very nice work. Do you have a website?

  Sorry, I don't have a website.  I only have a pooly managed, old-fashioned, obsolete blog page.  My blog is  blog.naver.com/anwalt26.

 

  Although my blog is written in Korean, you will be able to find more photos about the miniature project in 'equipment' section.

 

  Thank you.    :)

 

   Hyuk


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 04:05 AM

I used to build plastic 1/72 models as a kid, so I know how difficult it is to build custom things from the bottom. Your models and dioramas are insanely well made. 

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:22 AM

Outstanding work, Hyuk. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 07:32 AM

They are just stunning Hyuk.  What a craftsman you are to be able to build them from scratch.  Physically how large are they?  A pic with a ruler along the bottom would be nice to see.  Keep up the beautiful work!   :bow:  :waytogo:

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:32 AM

Fantastic !!. Congratulations. 

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 10:24 AM

Fantastic! You can use the gallery feature...

 

  Hello,  I am Hyuk Ryu from Seoul, South Korea.  ...

  Recently, I finished my third miniature telescope project since 2010.   1/16 scale miniature of Vixen FL80s on GP mount.   It was full scratch building.....

  I can't upload more pictures because of upload file size limitation.  

 

 Clear skies~!!!


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:29 AM

Absolutely amazing!!!



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:03 PM

Wow... just simply... Wow!


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 12:09 PM

Those are just "too cool" (^8

 

 

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 01:56 PM

Hyuk,

 

Amazing work!

 

I love miniatures - you've inspired me to attempt a diorama myself!

 

Keep those photos coming!

 

You're also a triathlete...congratulations on your events!


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#17 Howie Glatter

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 02:03 PM

Beautiful and inspiring !

 

I hope Barry Crist ( http://www.cave-astr...ge30/index.html ) has seen these :-) 

 

 

         Kom sa ham neda.


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#18 Nightflight17

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Posted 23 November 2016 - 08:15 PM

Beautiful and inspiring !

 

I hope Barry Crist ( http://www.cave-astr...ge30/index.html ) has seen these :-) 

 

 

         Kom sa ham neda.

   Thank you so much for your information !   I visted Barry Crist Cave miniature telescope page by following you link.  I am so impressed with his work.  Really stunning!

 

 It's a lot better than mine.  My miniatures are just a static, non-working models.  However, his miniatures are so real and working models.  I am so happy to know his page.

 

 Thank you.

 

  

   Besides, at that page, I could find the words I really wanted to say to my son.  

 

   "Put it on a shelf and maybe just look at it once in a while and remember me and the hobby I loved ........ " 

 

    Now, I am thinking of my next miniature project and writting those words at the bottoms of my miniatures.

 

   Thank you so much. 

 

   Clear skies~!!!!

 

Hyuk.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 10:45 PM

Amazing!   Much more patience than I know I will ever have.  Great job!



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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:29 PM

> It's a lot better than mine. 

 

    Judging from your photos, I would respectfully disagree. Without judging the relative merit of two different artists, I think your models and diaramas have a superb realism, in that many objects look a bit used and scuffed, and the scene is set with so many beautifully detailed objects, just as they would be at your observing/imaging site. I particularly like the Dob mirror box cover leaning against the table legs - I can relate to that :-)

 

> My miniatures are just a static, non-working models.  However, his miniatures are so real and working models.

 

   I may be wrong, but as far as I know, Barry made only one style of optically working miniature, and it was a Dob with about a 1 1/2" mirror. Many, or maybe all of his miniatures do move in their mounts, though.


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Posted 23 November 2016 - 11:51 PM

Very cool.  :goodjob:n


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Posted 11 December 2016 - 07:26 PM

... I checked out your blog and looked at the higher resolution images you have posted there and panned around the all of the images.  Absolutely beautiful work!   You are one very talented individual. 

 

Thanks for sharing,

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#23 greenglass

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Posted 11 December 2016 - 09:24 PM

very good crafting skill to make a model look real.



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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:41 AM

Wow, fantastic!




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