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Started by warmcanofcoke, Aug 05, 2011, 03:51 pm

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warmcanofcoke

Aug 05, 2011, 03:51 pm Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 03:20 am by warmcanofcoke
I'm not exactly sure where this should go. It doesn't qualify as a Build Diary, (not yet) it isn't a Reference, (though it does contain valuable information) , I guess it's a Prop from the Shops.

Recently I obtained a Fresnel Nautical Ship Lens from eBay. big_ship_salvage / www.bigshipsalvage.com apparently often have these 5"+ wide Lantern glass up for auction/sale. (eBay)
I got mine for around $30 with shipping.
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Compare the 5" Nautical Lens (left) to the more commonly available 3" Jelly Jars(right).

One day I will build A Tardis of my own =D  ;D
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

galacticprobe

Aug 05, 2011, 04:24 pm #1 Last Edit: Aug 05, 2011, 04:24 pm by galacticprobe
Whoa! You got that lens for a little less than $30 US from those guys on ebay? After checking their web site and seeing the prices they're asking for items there, your win could almost be considered theft!

Well done!

Dino.
"What's wrong with being childish?! I like being childish." -3rd Doctor, "Terror of the Autons"

warmcanofcoke

Aug 05, 2011, 04:31 pm #2 Last Edit: Aug 05, 2011, 04:37 pm by warmcanofcoke
yeah after reviewing their website I guess I was lucky, but mostly the ebay auctions of these 5" lens go for under $50. I know that at least three other people were as lucky as me.
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.