(Login ResinPrince) HyperScale Forums from IP address 220.127.116.11
Saturday a customer came to my booth with one of my new 1/72 B-25 decal sheets in his hand. He said he had a problem with it. "What I asked" He said all the reds were out of register. I am looking at the sheet and I don't see it but tell him to pick another if that is what hew wants to do. He does and departs. I showed it to a few other guys they could not find any problems and I even saved it till I got home to use my loop. I still don't see an registration issue! just one of those things I guess.
I don't think a lot of people even know what out of register means. I've had a few people tell me a certain decal sheet is out of register and when I look at it it looks perfect. Having been in printing most of my adult life I know what I'm looking for. I can only assume their eyesight is suspect.
The previous day he asked if our airbrushes were available on the internet. I said yes and named Spruebrothers.com specifically. He came back to me stating he looked on line and there was absolutely nothing. Unfortunately I couldn't get an internet signal on my phone to show him so rather than arguing with the guy I simply introduced him to Gordon Kwan, the owner of Spruebrothers.com, who happened to be near by.
Gordon, if you happen to be reading this, thanks again for the help I do appreciate it. The guy just wouldn't listen to me. Hopefully he has since found your site and our airbrushes.
I believe in god and the only thing that scares me,,,,,,is Keyser Soze.
Tom Booth (Login bookmark460) HyperScale Forums 18.104.22.168
He was prob misspelling Sprue Brothers. Tho w/ super, creepy, smart, ....
August 15 2012, 3:27 AM
can read your mind Google nowadays one could prob add a few Zs and Qs and Google would still steer you towards 'Sprue Bros' successfully! The 21st cent version of finishing one's sentence/thought for them. Boy is that annoying! And yes, I do it all the time. Some (many) people are just such SLOW talkers/thinkers! Arghhhhhh!
And too, some (many) people are just DIM. Your luck that Mr Kwan was there to distract/tutor the guy first hand on how to find SB on the www.
Lee Griffin (Login leegee_77) HyperScale Forums 22.214.171.124
Mike, did he wear glasses? Not kidding: It may be relevant. Read more...
August 15 2012, 9:53 AM
I wear glasses with a pretty strong negative diopter (for near-sightedness). When I look at a decal sheet, I usually take my glasses off to check for register because the lenses will refract different colors differently, giving the appearance that some colors are out of register. It's very noticeable on yellows and reds.
Funny story that is directly related to yours: I bought a sheet of RAF subjects at a contest years ago. (I think it was a Nationals.) When I got the sheet, I asked for another because the yellow border on the roundels was out of register. The vendor looked at me, looked at the sheet, and looked a little confused, but he courteously gave me another. This sheet, too, looked out of register, but I shifted my head so that I was looking straight at the sheet instead of at an angle through my glasses, and voila, the registration problem went away. The problem was my lenses refracting the different colors differently: All of the decal sheets were in register. Lesson learned.
I discovered the need for glasses when I use to fly R/C airplanes. I started to line up my J3 Cub for the landing approach, and all of a sudden, I was looking at a biplane that just a few seconds ago was a J3. I actually wiggled my ailerons to see if it was my mono wing J3 that had just grown a second wing on final turn.
Sure enough, it was my J3. The closer it came to me, the wings merged back into one.
Monday morning I got an appointment with an eye doctor and have been wearing glasses ever since. My biggest obstacle to overcome was building my kits. I laid a wing spar out on the drawings and everything had a curve to it. When I sanded my leading edges I now had to use a straight edge. It took several years to get past the curvature of everything I now look at.
But this finally explained my severe headaches I was getting every day around 3pm.
Lee White (Login LeeWhite) HyperScale Forums 126.96.36.199
This is exactly what I experienced.....
August 15 2012, 3:22 PM
While checking out a decal sheet with Ukranian roundels on it- The blue center was WAY out of register, but when I checked it out with may glasses removed, they were perfect. Thought I was losing my mind!
Ken (Login kentak) HyperScale Forums 188.8.131.52
Re: Mike, did he wear glasses? Not kidding: It may be relevant. Read more...
August 15 2012, 4:23 PM
Do you guys get your eyes checked annually? Our eyes can change quite a bit as we age. Not to be a downer but you can also develop glaucoma, which is easily treatable, which can cause a loss in eyesight, among other things. Those who haven't had to wear glasses are probably less inclined to think of getting an eye exam. Our hobby is very eyesight dependent and I'd hate to hear of anyone having to give it up because they didn't get their eyes checked.
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