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From the Ted Talk "Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell"

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However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of oodd skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best psotho I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s nhda, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the isze of my wife's hand, I made some emnsusmteear of her uhtbm, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

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However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of ____ skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best ______ I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s ____, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the ____ of my wife's hand, I made some ____________ of her _____, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

Solution

  1. thumb
  2. measurements
  3. dodo
  4. hand
  5. photos
  6. size

Original Text

However, I felt like I had looked at enough photos of dodo skulls to actually be able to understand the topology and perhaps replicate it — I mean, it couldn't be that difficult. So, I started looking at the best photos I could find. I grabbed all the reference, and I found this lovely piece of reference. This is someone selling this on eBay; it was clearly a woman’s hand, hopefully a woman's hand. Assuming it was roughly the size of my wife's hand, I made some measurements of her thumb, and I scaled them out to the size of the skull. I blew it up to the actual size, and I began using that, along with all the other reference that I had, comparing it to it as size reference for figuring out exactly how big the beak should be, exactly how long, etc.

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maltese falcon 13
dodo skeleton 6
star wars 3
fred sexton 3
dodo skull 3
creative projects 3

Important Words

  1. actual
  2. assuming
  3. beak
  4. began
  5. big
  6. blew
  7. comparing
  8. difficult
  9. dodo
  10. felt
  11. figuring
  12. find
  13. grabbed
  14. hand
  15. long
  16. looked
  17. lovely
  18. measurements
  19. photos
  20. piece
  21. reference
  22. replicate
  23. roughly
  24. scaled
  25. selling
  26. size
  27. skull
  28. skulls
  29. started
  30. thumb
  31. topology
  32. understand