Waton - N gauge challenge

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby timon220 » Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:57 pm

The design over ways is very inaccurately made!
It is possible to process these of potatoes a file (a small file)! Then there will be a beauty! ;)

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby briantwigley » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:36 pm

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby bigbob » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:45 pm

timon220 wrote:The design over ways is very inaccurately made!
It is possible to process these of potatoes a file (a small file)! Then there will be a beauty! ;)


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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:23 pm

Obviously when you have a deadline looming the thing to do is to go away for 3 days so you can't do any modelling! Consequently nothing has been done since last week but there are odd things on the layout that I haven't documented yet. It looks as though one of the residents of Waton has a birthday...

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby Stewart Gethin » Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:01 pm

Tehehehe, nice one, never seen that modelled before.

Keep up the good work. What is the deadline for by the way? Is it some sort of special occasion?

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:43 pm

Stewart Gethin wrote:Tehehehe, nice one, never seen that modelled before.

Keep up the good work. What is the deadline for by the way? Is it some sort of special occasion?

Stew.



The deadline was originally 20.10 on the 20/10/2010 but it has since been modified to 31st of October. Simpler but not quite as creative but then again gives me 11 extra days! The challenge marks the 5th birthday of the RMWeb forum as you can see from the banners. :lol:


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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby 0121modeller » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:55 pm

ElDavo wrote:The challenge marks the 5th birthday of the RMWeb forum as you can see from the banners.


Who on earth are RMWeb ? ... Only joking :wink:

The inclusion & detail of the banner really looks great, especially the way you've portrayed it "un-pinned" from the fencing , (they must have run out of staples & string ties :lol: )

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby ElDavo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:07 pm

As a mate came round to scrounge a cup of tea it seemed a good opportunity to blag a use of his camera which is somewhat more sophisticated than mine. He has a rather tasty macro lens that allowed me to get up and personal with some of the smaller details.

In addition to documenting details it seemed a good opportunity to play around using manual focus with multiple exposures and some combining software to get enhanced depth of field. The software is a freebie, CombineZM.

Here's a little trial shot with 3 combined exposures to get everything in focus from front to back of the baseboard. The originals were all shot at f22 with several seconds exposure.

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You can push things a lot further so here are couple of shots made up of around 5 or 6 separate exposures.

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This one covers about 6 feet or more of baseboard!

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby Eastern » Wed Oct 27, 2010 6:45 pm

Speechless Dave! -that macro lens gives a whole new perspective - guess what you'll be asking for Christmas! :D
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby SouthernBoy » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:05 pm

Yes, that makes a huge difference to depth of field.

But I also noticed the colours look softer/toned down. Which are more accurate in that respect, the new pictures or your previous?

Either way - your layout looks great irrespective of camera used :)

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby Tank » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:06 pm

Lovely photo's! I don't think I've ever used F22 on my DSLR. :D I thought you'd used the High Dynamic Range technique, but I'll have to download the program you mentioned and have a go. Thanks for the tip!
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby timon220 » Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:28 pm

I very like your layot!

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby champion » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:54 pm

As n gauge goes this layout gets just better and better.A stunning true to life layout.Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby peak » Wed Oct 27, 2010 11:27 pm

Simply outstanding pictures.
Almost like looking at the real thing!
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Re: Waton - N gauge challenge

Postby 0121modeller » Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:39 am

Yes, those photo's are really quite outstanding.

The feature that really catches my attention is the pose of the folks gathering in the car park, the side windows of the blue mazda/toyota also look like they're reflecting daylight sky. & also those that are stood waiting near the end of platform :shock:

I liken them to an oil painting image, as the enhanced detail & clarity is all very equalized & the photo gives a definte look of artistic / realisic 3D proportions of highest quality.

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