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On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, Andrew Chaney wrote:

>on 06/07/2001 11:22, Roger Mills at [log in to unmask] wrote:
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>> I'm curious:  has anyone ever tried to make a globe of a con-planet?  I'd
>> like to try and have several ideas, but thought I'd ask before re-inventing
>> the wheel......

I've got a huge blank one (with only outlines of Earth's continents)
that I'm planning on chalking in IB's countries on.

>> For a first effort, I'm thinking of buying a largish beach ball and painting
>> on it, but I can see how getting the lat. and long.lines straight and
>> accurate might be a problem; or creating paper gores and pasting them on
>> (the professional way I think). etc. etc.
>> Is it possible to buy a blank globe, with lat. and long. already imprinted?
>> Any suggestions?
>
>It seems to me that using something inflated like a beach ball would be
>asking for trouble since eventually it would start to deflate... A rigid
>sphere of some sort would be better, but I have no idea where you'd find
>one.  Doing the drawing on paper and then pasting them to the globe seems
>like the best way to go.  If you dont care about having lat. & long. lines
>it might be easier to paint/draw directly on the globe since you'd have a
>better idea of what the final product will look like than if you were
>drawing on gores and pasting them onto the globe.

I would probably buy an actual globe (one of those old cardboard ones)
and, using oil paints or similar, paint the conworld onto it. It could
thus be considered, perhaps, not just a picture of the conworld but an
artifact from the conworld and how the cartographers there envision
their world.

Barring that, the paper pasted onto an old globe sounds ideal.

Padraic.

>andy.