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« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2016, 01:18:13 AM »

I've finished everything except the roof so I'll take a couple of new photos with better lighting.

As for the inks, they are Epson's best photo inks and should last at least 100 years. I keep my models away from sunlight and fluorescent bulbs. So far my photos, including those I use for model artwork, have outlasted some stains!

Just for fun, here is one wall of a 1:48 scale caboose I've designed. It's printed card and I'm about to see whether the parts actually fit together.

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« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2016, 05:25:59 AM »

Russ, I like the beaded car siding you made for the caboose. Hope it all fits together.
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« Reply #47 on: October 12, 2016, 10:27:25 AM »

Quite adequate !
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« Reply #48 on: October 12, 2016, 08:57:03 PM »

Satisfactory!
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« Reply #49 on: October 12, 2016, 11:48:50 PM »

I enjoy that!
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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2016, 06:28:21 PM »

I have finished the shack. It will sit in a corner of the diorama so the side walls are very short. This post and the next three show the structure. It is entirely paper and card from my own artwork. -- Russ


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« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2016, 06:29:09 PM »

Another view.


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« Reply #52 on: October 18, 2016, 06:29:55 PM »

Here is the front.


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« Reply #53 on: October 18, 2016, 06:30:37 PM »

And the roof. It looks as though some strange color artifacts occurred during the upload. -- Russ


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« Reply #54 on: October 18, 2016, 11:07:20 PM »

LIKE!
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« Reply #55 on: October 19, 2016, 02:14:13 AM »

Wow, that is amazing!! 
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« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2016, 04:04:12 AM »

Hello Russ, absolutely upper class the forum according to Finescale.
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« Reply #57 on: October 19, 2016, 05:47:25 AM »

Came out very well. Were the shingles individually cut from photo prints of shingles or of other wood and cut to shingle sizes?
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« Reply #58 on: October 19, 2016, 06:17:04 AM »

Not bad, but the white edges of the cut shingles are a giveaway.
Coloring the edges would be a real PITA though.....
Whatever the artifacts are they seem to work.
Glad you are modeling & sharing.
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« Reply #59 on: October 19, 2016, 12:21:25 PM »

Actually, I stained the cut edges of the shingles and every other part of the model. (Yes, every edge.) Parts with a very thin (scale) cross section (including wood) tend to reflect light differently than a thick one so the edge may look bright from some angles even after you stain it. Also, the strong JPEG compression of the photos didn't help at all. In the 63 megabyte full resolution TIFF images the shingle edges are the same color as the tops.

It took much more time to compress the images to fit this forum's archaic requirements than it did to set up, photograph, sharpen, and crop the photos!

I created the shingle artwork from a highly modified photo of a weathered board wall, printed it on the same paper as the boards and bats, and used a knife and scissors to create shingle strips. If anybody wants a copy, please send me a note.

Russ
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