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Offline Glenn Gilbertson

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One handed modelling
« on: November 24, 2020, 09:38:38 am »
Has anybody any tips to enable one-handed modelling?

Made the mistake of slipping on ice in March. I am having my right shoulder stitched back together on Thursday (s***s law, I'm right-handed!) - will be strapped up for four weeks, then lots of physio & hopefully back to full use after twelve weeks.

Would like to take part in  the captured GB (nothing complicated), but may have to pass!

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2020, 09:48:26 am »
How about some Armour kits , something by armourfast or plastic soldier company that are aimed more at war gamers, that are easy to assemble ?

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2020, 10:19:51 am »
Write a backstory (or stories)! You can type one handed and your imagination is undamaged.  Have a careful, one handed, look through the stash and decide what looks easy to build. Then, when your right arm is functional again, you have the story to go with this easy build.
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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2020, 10:22:37 am »
Could you use one or two third second hands:

https://www.micromark.com/Triple-Grip-Third-Hand
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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2020, 10:58:42 am »
Snap kits, such as the Bandai Star Wars series?
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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 03:10:57 am »
Good luck mate.  I feel you may be in for four weeks of frustration - but I will be happy to be proven wrong.
Fred

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Offline Glenn Gilbertson

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 12:57:26 pm »
Thanks, guys,

Will investigate" third hands" available in the UK, while plotting devious backstories (enhanced by heavy-duty analgesics).

The time will soon pass - four weeks is not tremendous in the great scheme of things.

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2020, 12:35:53 pm »
Thanks, guys,

Will investigate" third hands" available in the UK, while plotting devious backstories (enhanced by heavy-duty analgesics).

The time will soon pass - four weeks is not tremendous in the great scheme of things.

'Better Living Through Chemistry', I always say... or was that Bryan Cranston?  :unsure:

Yes, working out future projects is a Plan. (I find it an excellent way to get to sleep at night, too!)

And there are always books/movies/opinions to air on What-If to fill in time...  ;D

Hope everything goes well and you're back in the groove again soon!  :thumbsup:

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2020, 03:20:41 pm »
Thanks, Rick,
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Progressing well, & getting the first reasonable night's sleep since March. Saw the consultant last week & was given photos of the keyhole surgery - fantastic stitching job.
Working on plans, & hoping to live another 75 years to actually do the builds. In the meantime, a bit surprised that my dear wife is not more pleased that I can operate the computer mouse with the "wrong" hand with no trouble! ;D

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2020, 04:16:00 pm »
Yeah, it's amazing what they can do nowadays, and how far we've come in a relatively short time.
Though I'd still rather not see the inside of my own body - or anyone else's, for that matter. :o

I haven't worked out how long I'd have to live, to get my stash built - especially at my glacial build rate! :rolleyes:

A bit sad when your nearest and dearest isn't as supportive as you'd hope...  :lol:

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Re: One handed modelling
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2020, 05:41:13 am »
Glad your progressing well Glenn  :thumbsup:


Though I'd still rather not see the inside of my own body - or anyone else's, for that matter. :o


Recently had a very interesting trip through my insides which was available in full colour for me to watch live  :o Mind you it did take my mind of the procedure.
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