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railman28
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Posted - 11/07/2014 :  12:32:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank You Jerry,
I took a few pictures of the mill and the millers residence to study for composition.
One of the questions I need to answer is do I want the scenery to go along the backdrop included in these pictures or go a more prototype correct one featuring high pines?




mean while, it's time to design a barn.


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railman28
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Posted - 11/07/2014 :  01:40:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the working drawing for the barn.
I hope it looks familiar.




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Frederic Testard
Engineer

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Posted - 11/08/2014 :  01:00:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice scene, and the drawing looks like a barn.
About the connection scenery/backdrop, I have always thought it's easier to change from 3D modelling to 2D backdrop using a curtain of trees to hide the sudden difference. My opinion.



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railman28
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Posted - 11/08/2014 :  12:11:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Frederic. I agree, a line of trees would help. I think a dark background would also make the scene look smaller which is the effect I want.... I think.

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railman28
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Posted - 11/08/2014 :  4:44:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This is a lighting report.

I was unhappy with my layout lighting. I choose to go with two 24" daylight Fluorescent bulbs. I ended up having to go to both of the big box hardware stores to get the fixture as one had economic 24" light fixtures and the other had the 24" daylight bulbs. I used 24" instead of 48" lights because my layout is really quite small and concentrating the light source produces better shadows. Same shot as above with the daylight bulbs;


let me try and put these side by side.
old lights;
new lights;

I like these new lights. I see I'm going to have to repaint my backdrop a better blue. I also have to replace my shop/work bench bulbs to daylight bulbs.



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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/09/2014 :  4:29:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That will make a great scene! Yes the barn looks familiar. Sure it will look as great as the other buildings. Not sure I like the new layout lights as the photo looks quite blue on my computer screen. But it could be my screen color balance that is the culprit.

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 11/09/2014 4:30:47 PM

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Carrie Creek
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Posted - 11/09/2014 :  11:56:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, your mill is looking real nice. Hoping to see it planted soon.

Your new lights have brighten up the room nicely. the details can be seem much better. Although, I hope that this is my monitor, unlike Hakan, mine shows a greenish cast on the mill and the backdrop. The white rocks under the flume do show white though. As you stated your blue is now not to your liking, so maybe a different blue would help.
Glad that my posts on my lights helped you decide on your lighting issues.


Phil Z
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railman28
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Posted - 11/10/2014 :  12:19:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Håkan, The Bulbs are are daylight balanced so the colors are the same as if viewed outside. I deeply appreciate your honest criticism.

Thank you


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railman28
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Posted - 11/10/2014 :  01:34:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Phil, missed your post earlier. The back drop is a light green. Now, that is. It was blue when I painted it 25 years ago but now it's faded to what you see under the new lights. The "white rocks" are the foam base that will be covered with earth and other ground colors when the mill is planted.
Thanks again for the help.


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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/10/2014 :  5:01:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Not meant to criticize Bob, my apologies! I mistook the background for blue but it is as you say greenish. When I looked at the pictures again I realized that the white as on the mill foundation really is white on my screen so it looks like you have a quite a good color balance!

Håkan



Edited by - masonamerican on 11/10/2014 5:02:33 PM

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railman28
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Posted - 11/11/2014 :  11:23:18 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by masonamerican

Not meant to criticize Bob, my apologies! I mistook the background for blue but it is as you say greenish. When I looked at the pictures again I realized that the white as on the mill foundation really is white on my screen so it looks like you have a quite a good color balance!

Håkan



I thought that was the case, so I have added information. But, feel free to criticize me as needed. It's the only way I can improve.


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ChrisS
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Posted - 11/13/2014 :  12:24:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Really nice work on the mill, Bob! I may have missed it earlier in the thread, but what's the source of that house to the right? Is it scratchbuilt as well?


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railman28
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Posted - 11/13/2014 :  11:24:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you very much Chris. The house was scratch built. I ran a tread on this board. The thread title was "little house on the slough". The basis for the mill was a Campbell's Boat House and a Bollinger's water wheel with many scratch built additions.

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masonamerican
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Posted - 11/13/2014 :  5:13:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is possible still to see that inspiring thread, here it is:
http://www.railroad-line.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=34034

Håkan



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ChrisS
Engine Wiper

Posted - 11/13/2014 :  6:21:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Bob and Hakan! It's a beautiful little house.


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