This stuff is amazing!
I'm glad to see you "messing around" in 1/35 scale ... this will definitely keep me on my toes and inspired.
Also, for all those who say that Anders works with amazing speed ... well, that might be true sometimes ... but I happen to know that he's been "experimenting" with 1/35 stuff for some time before actually posting his progress photos. So there, the dirty little secret is revealed! Is there something "wrong" with the "scene" photos?
My initial impression was that the shots of the individual detail parts looked amazing ... but something was "wrong" in the scenic shots. While corresponding with Anders on other stuff, I mentioned this and indicated that I hadn't posted anything to that effect because I'm really not sure WHAT seems wrong ... maybe the lighting ... but somehow the amazement with the individual photos just feel kinda flat when looking at the scenic shots.
(Oh, and before someone tells me STFU and I'm just jealous ... well, sure I'm jealous -- though that really turns into inspiration after the initial shock ... and I'm posting these thoughts, because Anders like myself appreciates the "attaboys" but feels the critical reviews can be most useful ... and he asked me to go ahead and post the
that crossed my mind.) (And, just to confirm, yeah -- I'm jealous -- in a good way!)
Now, like I said, something seems wrong ... and I have a few ideas that I'll get to. A couple minor points here that seem like somewhat definite concerns. That Del Monte can seems rather large and out of place ... seems to compromise the size of the barrels and other details. Think it would work tucked in amongst other junk, but seems like a distraction as a somewhat focal point. Also, the deep green plant in front of the green/white barrel (lower left) seems out of place in terms of coloration and needs to be blended in ... but let's talk about the scenic colors.
Anders -- In all of the prototype / inspiration photos that you've posted, I'm seeing some beautiful, lush scenery around the junk. The grasses are GREEN, the soil looks rich and in this case even a bit muddy (wet). But your model scenery looks a bit arid (dry) with burnt out grasses and dry/sandy soil. Those effects look WONDERFUL on your Krakow garage, but they seem odd here compared to the original photos. Do you intend to model the Swedish location?Maybe it is just the lighting:
Aside from the issues of locale/climate and some very minor fine-tuning type things, maybe it is just the lighting. I'm definitely NOT any sort of expert at photo-enhancement, but I took one of Anders' shots and tweaked as shown above. To my eye, it now looks like "real stuff" outside on a bright, sunny day.
Here's a comparison slice of the photo that Anders posted and my retouch. To my eye, Anders original has a somewhat murky appearance (brownish, yellowish, like muddy underwater filter) ... so my "concern" may indeed just be a lighting / white balance issue.
And, again ... ANDERS is interested in YOUR opinions AND criticisms ... and, of course, you can still tell me to STFU and I don't know what I'm talking about!
(Now, come on Anders ... get this stuff PERFECT, so you can drive me completely insane trying to copy your work.)