Friday, January 2, 2015

Chopped! Guillotine Cigar Cutter, c. 1890... and a virtual museum


Made around 1890 in Italy this on an auction site for $3,900.






 I've got some kind of morbid fascination with these devices because I found myself wanting to build a model and in the course of my research I came across someone who makes fantastic museum quality replicas:  Guillotine.  He has a virtual museum and includes tips for construction.....just in case you want to take a chop at building one.






















Cheetah and springbok

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Classic Bogart: Movie Sets in Miniature


These are models from three Humphrey Bogart classics: The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and Key Largo.   I don't know more beyond the captions provided by icollector, the site on which they were auctioned.


The Maltese Falcon
















Casablanca










Key Largo