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jbvb
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Posted - 02/12/2021 :  11:24:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Jim. Earlier this week I finished paving Franklin St. and Maxwell Sq. and got the street partly detailed.



I didn't notice the stink bug on the backdrop till I was working on the picture. The scene can't be finished till I find the brick sheet for Batterman Press .

I also got in some work on a punchlist item for AP Structures. I'm thinking how I might get a real-looking brick sidewalk with .020 plastic brick sheet. But I find myself wondering if I could do the irregular surface (at least here where the ground freezes) better with paper texture on a deliberately uneven Wood Putty base. Any experiences worth passing on?



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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/13/2021 :  08:37:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
James, please keep experimenting with that webcam, I'm enjoying those pictures.

Bruce

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jbvb
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Posted - 02/13/2021 :  8:36:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bruce, but the Franklin St. above was taken with my Pentax Kr DSLR (with some buildings removed to place it). It's fun to see views I hadn't even considered when the scenery and structures were designed and built. However, the $70 webcam is at its limits:



This is more or less the same shot with the C615. Lacking a real aperture, I can't do much with depth of field. Better software might get cleaner edges in the image, but the horizontal lines seem more like a sensor artifact.



This is the C615's sweet spot: Normal light, not a lot of pressure on the limited depth of field, and a perspective like I was standing on a baggage cart out at the end of the inbound platform. I'll use it to 'scout locations' and check things I was using an inspection mirror for. And I'll keep my ear to the ground for better tech; if I knew I'd get DSLR functionality in a package this size, I'd pay a DSLR price.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/13/2021 :  9:43:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A couple more great shots!


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jbvb
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Posted - 02/15/2021 :  9:47:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit jbvb's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Mike. Today I finished the Tichy 4028D kit, adding cut levers and air hoses and trying my first 'powder' weathering job. I used Burnt Umber pastel for the brake dust and rust down low, blackboard chalk for the ash above it and finished with a little Bragdon Lime Dust.



I plan to use this as one of 'other than scratchbuilt' models when I apply for the AP Cars certificate. It isn't be the best of the four, but I have one Merit Award and only need three more.



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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 02/17/2021 :  9:18:36 PM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Handsome car. You did a good job building it. Weathering is realistic too.

Mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  08:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice job, James. Lime dust color for weathering - I'm going to have to remember that for oxide colored cars.


Bruce

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wvrr
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  10:52:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit wvrr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
The car looks great, James.

Chuck



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Orionvp17
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Posted - 02/18/2021 :  11:20:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The car looks good, James. Used, but not abused. Nice!

Pete
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