for the discerning eye; does this look like N. America?

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08 Mar 2009, 7:51 pm

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It's a base for a model kit.

I can already see that the dry/rocky/desert regions are too far east and the permafrost is too far south unless it's May. The green is glossy which will be flattened and the painting is incomplete.

Other than that...?



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08 Mar 2009, 8:01 pm

It's very good, the only other mistake I see is that you have a gap between Panama and South America, there isn't one.


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08 Mar 2009, 8:14 pm

digger1 wrote:
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It's a base for a model kit.

I can already see that the dry/rocky/desert regions are too far east and the permafrost is too far south unless it's May. The green is glossy which will be flattened and the painting is incomplete.

Other than that...?


Totally agree on the permafrost. Even in Summer - it looks too south. (Now, anyway. ASk me in 5 years).

Florida looks kind of tweaked a little too much to the right and the gulf coast is too flat. It's more rounded.

Maps and globes. My favorite.

Oh yeah - there may be some rubber-sheeting issues. Does it have the same curve as the earth?


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08 Mar 2009, 9:13 pm

It's pre-molded. I have no control over the curvature or the Panama Canal



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08 Mar 2009, 10:00 pm

It seems good enough; except you made *all* of Canada covered in snow. Real funny. >.< The permafrost is *way* too far South.

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Here's an actual image of North America for reference purposes.


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08 Mar 2009, 10:03 pm

whoa! You can actually see the political lines from orbit!



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08 Mar 2009, 10:13 pm

digger1 wrote:
whoa! You can actually see the political lines from orbit!


Ha ha! Map geek humor. Awesome.


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