Find hidden characters?

Discussion in 'Metalware' started by springfld.arsenal, Feb 4, 2020.

  1. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store:

    Friend has an old mechanical model that he thinks was presented to some bigwig or has some important provenance, but he can’t send photos of the model itself for reasons he cannot yet disclose. Very mysterious. But he thinks the secret is contained in some text or characters under the 6 x 12” wooden base. Can you make out any kind of inscription on it? Any guess on age based just on the base? 0B2765CD-227E-4ABC-B304-950EBF3D79D6.jpeg
  2. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    I'd have to turn on my computer's microscope mode to see anything ...wait a minute! ...I don't have microscope mode!
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  3. springfld.arsenal

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    Hmm, ok, I can stretch and expand that photo as it sits on the site with the iPad, but maybe u have no way to do it.
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  4. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Using a regular computer, not a phone, so picture is very small.
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  5. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    Not a very high res photo, at least for finding hidden messages.
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  6. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    I can stick it in a photo editor & don't see anything but random scratches & scuffing. The only character seems to be your friend.
  7. springfld.arsenal

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    I’ll try putting hi res version on my Wordpress site later.
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  8. Hollyblue

    Hollyblue Well-Known Member

    Most browsers have a magnifier mode,hold down CTRL key and rotate mouse wheel.
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  9. springfld.arsenal

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  10. Rayo56

    Rayo56 Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe but this picture is even smaller.............(on a PC at least)
  11. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    If I didn't know better I'd think this thread was either posted by a newbie....or a joke ......
  13. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BOARED!

    Well, call me crazy, but so far, within the green line I've drawn in the RIGHT lower corner, I think I see the large profile of a head facing mostly left, and below that but in front of the profile, I think I see 3 small...what I'd call 'magi' figures....and to the left of them, a star......that's all I've got folks!!!!!!!!!!! Wait.....I now see a dancing girl!!!!! Going to edit in another color---BRIGHT BLUE....CRAZY!!!!! What's just behind her too???? OH MY, and now I see a dog or wolf head just to the right of that hole!!! I think I need a DRINK!!!! AAACK!!! And a dog head above the hole.....signing OFF now!!!!

    Last edited: Feb 4, 2020
  14. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  15. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    OH I see it now. It's a piece of toast again!
  16. kyratango

    kyratango Bug jewellery addiction!

    Tell him to make a rub of these "graffiti", perhaps it will make the "characters" visible :cyclops:
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  17. aaroncab

    aaroncab in veritate victoria

    The new "larger" photo is in fact a larger file size, but it's a screen capture of the original photo.... sigh.
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  18. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Oh Lord.:joyful:
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  19. springfld.arsenal

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    Wow, thanks for the deep insights! He’ll be pleased I know. Inside the green outline I see a space alien with a big bulbous head, holding a fistful of dart weapons in his right hand. His left eye is red and his right eye is...missing?
  20. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    someone has a furtive imagination....
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