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Michael Hohn
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Posted - 10/25/2016 :  07:44:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit Michael Hohn's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Bob,

I'm ready to take a ride across scenic America. Take lots of photos with my Kodak.

Very nice model.

Mike


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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/25/2016 :  08:42:35 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Excellent job, Bob.



Bruce

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sgtbob
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Bob


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Orionvp17
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Posted - 10/25/2016 :  09:21:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sweet! Great job, Bob!

Pete
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Guff
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Posted - 10/25/2016 :  1:31:05 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob,
Perfecto!!!

The bus is beautiful and the photos are wonderful! I am very impressed but not surprised...you are very good!

Looks like the bus left everyone off to do some shopping or hit the tavern.
Dave



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quartergauger48
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Posted - 10/25/2016 :  11:06:26 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sure hope the driver of that beautiful bus an't sitting in 'Guffy's,
tying one on'...BEAUTIFUL JOB', BOB



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Ray Dunakin
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  01:26:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ray Dunakin's Homepage  Reply with Quote
It looks right at home in front of those buildings!


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  06:44:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Pete, Dave, Ted, and Ray, thanks for the very nice comments.

Some of you will remember back in volume 1, page 56, I started building a low relief structure
that served as a backdrop for photographing model rolling stock. It worked really well but I
did discover one shortcoming (pun not intended). It was great for photos straight on or nearly so
but if you wanted to get a slant on the model you soon started to show the ends of the
backdrop. I wanted to make a photo backdrop much longer.

I took straight on photos of several of my model structures and then printed them out full size
for 1/24 scale. I figured I only needed the lower parts and was going to limit them to 11
inches high. Then I realized that a 20 x 30 inch sheet of foamcore could be split into two 10 x
30 inch pieces so I went with 10 inches high. Gluing them together gave me a backdrop of 10 x
60 inches. I glued the photos of my structures to that backdrop. The sidewalk is also two
pieces of foamcore making it 6 x 60 inches. I drew the curb and concrete dividing lines on it
with pencil and will soon give the whole thing a colored wash. The backdrop is glued to the
sidewalk and supported with several right triangles of foamcore producing a 60 inch long
backdrop that weighs almost nothing.

the old backdrop



the long backdrop



sitting loosely on two sheets of black foamcore






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Bill Gill
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  07:26:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That works well and at that length can fit pretty much anything. Nice.


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Guff
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  08:47:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great idea! Backdrop really looks good.
Dave



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Ensign
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  08:49:04 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bob, great idea with your new backdrop!
Looks like you can host a Thanksgiving day parade there now.

Greg Shinnie



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Dutchman
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  09:09:59 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the new backdrop, Bob! You shouldn't out grow that one.

Bruce

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rndunique
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  11:23:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Bob - LOVE the backdrop idea and LOVE the bus too! Two questions:
1. Where did you get a print that size done?
2. It looks like the backdrop was shot on an "overcast" day - slightly more grey in tone than the sharp and crisp colors of your bus. Wonder if that could be "tuned up" some?

Dave


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sgtbob
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Posted - 10/26/2016 :  11:39:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the wonderful posts guys.

Dave,

1. The photos I used were old low resolution photos for posts on-line. My plan is to redo
them with higher quality shots maybe taken outside.

2. All printed on my trusty old inkjet printer. Each building was printed separately and only
joined when glued to the backdrop. (done with Elmer's temporary spray glue). That's why I was
going to limit the height to 11 inches, to fit on a regular 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. A few
of the structures were too wide and I had to join pieces when gluing but it does not seem to
be noticeable. I tried to cut pieces where there was already some vertical detail to help hide the join

Bob



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sgtbob
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Posted - 11/10/2016 :  06:25:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit sgtbob's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have been real busy collecting, copying, resizing, and editing photos of my family who are now
or have been members of the military. Looking through tons of photos and badgering other folks
to look through theirs. This project is almost finished and will hopefully be set up by Veterans Day.

I came across a picture of a small mill with a waterwheel that took my fancy. I am
not going to make an exact model of that mill but I am going to borrow a lot of ideas from it.
That will be my next project for the forum but it will be a slow go with the Holidays coming up.


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