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Some newer stuff from me...so far

Discussion in 'Models' started by charles king, Jul 30, 2014.

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  1. charles king

    charles king New Member

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    Some newer stuff from me (Pic update!)

    One of Libya's many converted pick up trucks during the take down of Gaddafi.

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    Volkodav Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    Excellent work Mr King!
     
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    charles king New Member

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    Thanks for the support.
     
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    Ok, where is the "Like" button on here?

    Very good work. Do you have any other photos of the first truck with the rocket launcher, that gives an idea of the scale you are working with? I am curious just how big that "Wanted" poster actually is.

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    I can take a pic later but the scale is 1/35.
     
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    That is amazing work! The weathering is so real its unreal :D
     
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    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    you do some seriously detailed work.....
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    This is a diorama I have been working on for many months now and it is 99% complete. It is a called Close Contact. It illustrates a soon-to-be close combat between US troops and insurgents.

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    Your super detailing skills are amazing, very well done indeed, have you always stuck to the military theme ? you would be very good at super detailing a model railway layout, maybe you could do a military theme, heaps more fun when you can play with them too :)
     
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    That diorama is absolutely amazing. The first photo looks like a photo of a real street! Well done mate :)
     
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    Thanks. Appreciate it. I also do civilian modeling like 1/24 trucks and cars. I am thinking of doing a model railroad diorama sometime in the future.
     
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    Thanks. Appreciate it. I also do civilian modeling like 1/24 trucks and cars. I am thinking of doing a model railroad diorama sometime in the future.
     
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    Thanks Bonza.
     
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    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    mate you should be approaching movie studios about doing miniatures. your stuff really is quite spectacular
     
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    You are showing your age, sadly very little special FX works uses miniatures now, it's all digital. Nice models, though.
     
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    Thanks for the support guys.
     
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    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    I was curious about your comment, so checked with my daughter who works in the movie industry

    there is a move back to using miniatures especially with the current space and war movies as they can achieve far better realism with models than they can with digital effects

    case in point given to me was the film Interstellar

    for proper close detailed lighting shots they shoot at 6 frames per second as opposed to the normal 24fps. they tend to have 20-30 second exposure rates to maximise on detail

    for explosions they shoot at 72fps then slow it down to 24fps as it magnifies the effect and detail

    digital does get used where the lighting is too difficult to stage but some Photog Directors are clearly moving back into using miniatures (although some of those mins are 1/15th scale as they also want to build as much detail as possible in to them for when they do the 6fps for close ups

    the rigs to move these miniatures are virtual simulators - and unbelieveable in the range of motion they can achieve for the close up shots

    quite a few of the sword and sandal stuff (GoT and Jacksons stuff) also rely on miniatures so as to get detail.
     
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    Jackson has a scale model of the Mohne Dam whenever he gets round to his Dambusters remake.