29 October 2008

Deal of the day

Somebody at play.com has a sense of humour

To add a little context, this deal was posted on the day that this was going down.

02 October 2008

Amazing miniature midtown Manhattan

via MAKE Magazine by Collin Cunningham on 02/10/08

Wow. Now that's impressive!


Michael Chesko built this scale model of NYC's midtown using balsa wood and a love for detail -

This scale miniature of Midtown took 2000 hours to complete. As reference, he used blueprints, old photographs, digital reproductions, and satellite images. On a good day, he'd work his way through four city blocks. The entire model is 36" x 30"... a good deal smaller than most office desks. At the 1:3200 scale, the Empire State Building Chesko's favorite skyscraper) roughly reaches the dizzying height of a Campbell's Soup can.
- Check out Tinselman's blog for more pics and info - Stop and Smell the Miniatures