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Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/11/2009 :  04:29:13 AM  Show Profile
Just finished looking through all these pages.... I agree with everyone else.... Wow!!!
Spectacular work. Sets the bar a higher for me when I finally stop talking and start building - I hope.
Love the video, especially the depth of field from your backdrop. Don't know if its my eyes, your camera, or just the way its been done, but it really gives the film a great sense of distance.

There are several programs out there that allow you to save youtube videos to your pc. I can't suggest any, but a quick google will show lots.
Or... there is a free online service at www.keepvid.com which will also do the job and save the file as a .flv file.

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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  06:16:37 AM  Show Profile  Visit adrian_batey's Homepage
Originally posted by k27rgs


Thanks for the video.
Can these be saved to PC hard disk for later viewing ???


You can try this site Mario. Just paste the URl of the video and then a download link should appear.

Thanks for the video also troels.

Im going to try get to the craft store this week and have a go at some of your techniques that you have shown us throughout this thread.

For some reason the URL didnt appear so i will try once more (took me a while to notice)

Owen Pass Lumber Company
HO Logging Layout in a Shed.

Edited by - adrian_batey on 11/12/2009 02:06:41 AM

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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  09:38:22 AM  Show Profile
Great video. Can you make any comment about how you did the lighting of the backdrop. About mid-way in the video there is a lone truck aginst the backdrop, and it looks like you have lights really down low behind the benchwork. This type indirect lighting is a technique used in museums, and I was wondering if you used it here as I don't recall any menton if it earlier. Thanks in advance.

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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Posted - 11/11/2009 :  09:45:51 AM  Show Profile
Kris, I've seen very effective backlighting from below on Art Fahies Wharf Street layout, but I use only the overhead fluorescents. When I painted the background in this area I tried to simulate the low angle of the sun by keeping the lowest part of the sky very light and gave it some thin glazes of extra white to catch as much light as possible.

Thanks for the tips about saving youtube videos Will!

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  3:51:57 PM  Show Profile
Finally a little time to go to the shed! I gave the water an initial coat of water based floor varnish yesterday, a gel like varnish which gave a little undulation to the surface. Plenty of coats will follow...
Tonight I colored the algae a little, and sculpted the first waves in heavy acrylic gel. It will dry up clear, so I can highlight a little foam in white afterwards. The waves are small, under a scale foot at the highest... no dramatic spray effects. I will add a tiny amount of spray though crashing on a few rocks, if these test waves look good when dry, that is...

Troels Kirk
Näsum, Sweden

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  4:20:37 PM  Show Profile
Holy cow Troels!!!! Surf's up!!!!!
That is really neat! Is that acrylic medium readily
available to us novices???
Teriffic, to say the least!

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  4:27:25 PM  Show Profile

You have taken on a very daunting challenge in creating realistic ocean waves, but if anyone can do it, it's you!



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Frederic Testard

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  5:42:24 PM  Show Profile
Yes, Troels, it's a great start on water. I'll follow your progress on the sea and its waves very closely.

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  5:45:42 PM  Show Profile
Troels, you keep raising the bar, I don't know if we will ever ketch up. Keep up the excellant work.



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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  6:09:09 PM  Show Profile
Troels, looks exactly like the coastal scenes I saw in Massachusetts on Friday. Excellent!

What did you use to make the algae/seaweed?

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  6:12:12 PM  Show Profile
Very cool waves! I hope you are taking lots of pictures so you can tell the rest of us how you did this.

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  6:20:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Peterpools's Homepage
The surf looks great.

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Tyson Rayles

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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  7:59:45 PM  Show Profile

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Crew Chief

Posted - 11/16/2009 :  10:18:23 PM  Show Profile  Visit kewlbrew's Homepage
Troels -

I can't come up with any good words that haven't already been used.


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Posted - 11/16/2009 :  10:50:59 PM  Show Profile
There is a famous christmas play/movie with the line that goes something like "Please Sir, more" ... And I'm rocking in my chair just itching for a tutorial on how you did the waves, and let's not forget the algae/seaweed.

I agree with others that all the words have been used.... So, Please Sir... More...

-- KP --
Life is to short to build all of the models I want to.

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