i saw and really like one of lorenzo's scale manta designs to i made one
i had to type out that url by hand (: plz say thankyou.
anyway, what i really want to share here isn't the concept of a scale manta ray. that belongs to lorenzo completely. what i'm sharing is the double construction pattern. i felt i needed to share this idea because the small glow in the dark scales didn't turn out so well in my opinion. there's often a small bubble right at the injecter site and the can be unusualy fragile. glow in the dark plastic is kind on expencive so i'm sure it's due to precicely measured injecter matereal.
this manta is constructed from large clear scales 14g silver anodised aluminum and small glow in the dark scales. basicaly it's a double construction pattern. the small scales are nested just under the large clear scales on just the bottom two rings of the four rings going through the large scale.
i felt that since i did ask foe glow in the dark scales and they turned out a little less than expected i should find another use to share. reworked into existing scale malle yealds fantastic results as well. maybe not spectacular but under the right conditions it does make your whole scale malle glow faintly. it's a subtle yet delightful enchantment or any large scale works.
and tyty so much for the large glow in the dark scales. these are fantastic. sry for the crappy spelling and conjugation. i preffer to use an app to do corrections and instead just vomit out words as fast as i can spew them. this particular forum applet is incompatable with my browser and malfunctions if i do any action on it's list or c/p.
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