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 on: September 19, 2017, 11:40:23 AM 
Started by jim s-w - Last post by jim s-w
Those 2 are the designs that go over the railway. These 2 are the ones that carry the railway over the canal.

 on: September 19, 2017, 11:39:06 AM 
Started by jim s-w - Last post by jim s-w
Hi all. 

The last big thing on brettell road I really wanted to get finished off before it's debut at scaleforum this weekend was the bridges. I had a good look at the available options (the whole layout was supposed to be none too serious, remember) and didn't really like what I saw.

So design and etch my own it was then!

 on: September 19, 2017, 10:09:33 AM 
Started by Tyler V - Last post by Bill Gill
Hauk, The November 2017 issue of Model Railroader (Yes, it's already available in some areas) has an article about taking photos acceptable for publication using an iPhone. While that is not the camera you are seeking, one advantage to camera phone is they are low enough and small enough to set onto a layout for good trackside views that bulkier camera with lens mounted higher are more difficult to set up in some tight/close situations.

 on: September 19, 2017, 09:31:52 AM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Allan G
Great windows!!! Allan

 on: September 19, 2017, 07:31:20 AM 
Started by Tyler V - Last post by Hauk
The best way to get the shot you want with almost any camera is to put the camera on a tripod, focus the first photo as close as possible, refocus a few inches farther away and shoot again, and on down the scene until you have what you want. Take the images into Photoshop, one per layer and, with the "feathered edge" erase tool, remove the part of each overlapping photo where it begins to lose focus. Flatten all layers into one and you have your shot in perfect focus from front to back at the sensor's full resolution.

Focus Stacking in other words Wink

An easier way to achieve what you want (at the cost of resolution) is to use a normal lens, shoot from farther away, focus on a point that encompasses the whole scene, and then crop the image. You'll need a fairly hi-res camera for that, since the resulting image will be between 30-50% of the full frame, but any camera from 12 megapixels up should do the job your Nikon 995 did -- only better.

Yes, except that you will end up with an image taken with a telephoto lens. The challenge is to keep the view angle of a normal/standard lens. That was the charm with the 990, you got very close focusing combined with the view angle of a normal or slightly wide angled lens. And great depth of field. That we both agree is not so important anymore due to Focus Stacking.

Finally, although I haven't used one, 35mm camera tilt-shift lenses are available and may produce what you want.

Way back in the analogue ages Model Railroader shot a feature on George Sellios´  Franklin & South Manchester using a medium format camera with a tilt-shift lens. Great depth of field, but the lens made the perspective look quite strange in some of the images.

 on: September 19, 2017, 04:56:51 AM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Bill Gill
So many tiny bits that look just right, and the big pieces do too.

 on: September 19, 2017, 01:03:18 AM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by Ray Dunakin
Amazing work!

 on: September 18, 2017, 09:31:31 PM 
Started by Hydrostat - Last post by finescalerr
Yeah, I'm afraid I agree. And it's good to see you back in action. You've been gone for several weeks. -- Russ

 on: September 18, 2017, 09:20:57 PM 
Started by 1-32 - Last post by 1-32


here is one more i call this one the toaster i am waiting for the wheels.they come from a plastis kit range -Arii 1/32 owners club .
cheers kim

 on: September 18, 2017, 09:07:45 PM 
Started by 1-32 - Last post by 1-32
thanks Chuck.
looking around there are great 3 d artists  that find it hard to get motivated again
maybe it is remembering what a pain in the bum the last project became or can i do better than the last 12 month project/really what is the point maybe a really good plastic kit is the answer-just to get obsessed again.
cheers kim

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