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Posted - 01/31/2008 :  1:32:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Karl:

Very nice job on the building. Did you get my PM? Haven't heard back from you yet.

Karl S.

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Crew Chief

Posted - 01/31/2008 :  9:24:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, just checked this out. Great build. The pixs you took outdoor really show your work well!


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Danny Head

Posted - 02/01/2008 :  09:15:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice job Karl. Danny

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Larry Baker

Posted - 02/01/2008 :  10:45:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice, Karl. Looks like I may have to pick that one up also.

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Engine Wiper

Posted - 02/01/2008 :  1:15:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very nice indeed. I've ordered the kit myself.

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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  4:01:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Jonny, Larry, Danny, Mike and Karl very much appreciated.

Try as I might I just cant seem to get a good pic of this, either its too dark, too bright, colour balance is way off. These are the best pics out of probably a hundred, I think I'll spend more time following Rick around at CSS08 and try and get some of his photographic genius to rub off on me.

Final details added - door handles, lamp over door, roof vent, roof trim, opensign, street numbersign and delivery times sign, I also lifted a few of the clapboards.

I think I'll work on a base while I try to decide what to build next, I need a couple of background half relief bigish structures but would like something different than the FOS ones for now, Shipyard Brewery looks interesting for a scratch-bash but I'm not convinced. I also want a tavern/bar to go on my (tentatively planned)wharf, I'm considering Rustys Haphazards but...

Any stucture suggestions , model or prototype that could fit the requirements would be gratefully accepted


Originally posted by Larry Baker

Looks like I may have to pick that one up also.

Larry, this is an Oscale scratchbuild, I'm sure Dougs kit is of a much higher quality especially in the windows and doors, If however I misinterpreted your comment, I appologise.

Edited by - UKGuy on 02/01/2008 4:05:12 PM

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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 02/01/2008 :  4:56:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
These last pictures with the outdoor lighting show very well how nicely finished this new building is. Another great scratchbuild!

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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  09:34:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Karl nice weather job, did you do more weathering from the time you took the pic inside to the time you took the pic in the natural lite?

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Posted - 02/03/2008 :  9:56:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit UKGuy's Homepage  Send UKGuy a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Frederic/Lynn,
the pics inside werent weathered at all except for a little chalk on the roof, after those were taken I dry brushed the trim, doors, windows and some of the signs, more chalk on the roof and an A/I wash.


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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  06:58:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit railphotog's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great model, lots of interesting fine details!

Re your poblem taking photos, perhaps you could detail what you are using and doing and you could get some help on the forum? Taking photos of light colored objects in bright sunlight can be a problem, as the camera wants to close down the aperture too much, making it too dark. Taking a reading off something darker such as the photographic standby of a gray card is an idea, then setting the camera to this reading. Of course this assumes you can set the camera controls. There are so many variables.

Bob Boudreau
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Posted - 02/04/2008 :  09:07:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Karl, excellent model. The weathering is very realistic.

Thanks for the compliment but I'm far from being a genius. A couple of things I could recommend is to try taking your pictures in the shade and not in the direct sunlight. If you are going to shoot in directly sunlight, meter off of the darker areas as Bob suggests. To be honest with you, the pictures you posted look pretty good to me. Let us know what kind of camera you're using.

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