Bubeenga
Posted by
evansd2
 
Joined Sep 18, '17 

I am the keeper of the comb. You may look, but do not touch.

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I’d seen the bee model kicking around on the forum for a while and always thought it looked fun, so I decided to take a crack at it. I had seen other people’s takes on it, but I decided that smaller was where I wanted to be.

Notes:

  • Two Three layers of bubinga veneer, glued up cross-grain. Total thickness 0.063"
  • Unmasked. This is unusual for me, so thought I’d mention it.
  • I made the slots intentionally looser than my usual, and glued the model up. The slots have barely enough friction to hold the pieces in place, glue is necessary.
  • The entire model fits in 4" x 2.25" space, it uses very little material.

If this were my model I would redesign the head. I don't like the angle of the face planes.

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(Bubinga veneer)

I actually realized that the cutout in the long front wing section is still stuck in there. You can see it in the upper right wing here. I need to use a dental pick to get it out of there… The hazards of moving quickly and working at really small scale.

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(Bubinga veneer)

A… uh… scale for scale. I was out of bananas.

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(Bubinga veneer)

Should I be concerned?

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(Bubinga veneer)

I should definitely be concerned.

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(Bubinga veneer)

CONCERN INTENSIFIES

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