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East Tennessee & Western North Carolina RR, Stoney Creek Branch PART TWO
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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 02:57 pm
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Hi Lee

AWESOME PIX. !

:moose::moose::moose::moose::moose:

Smoke effect looks nice.
Great overall colour in the photographs.

I have found that a 500 Watt halogen, outdoor floodlight, is great for model pix.
Mounted on a tripod.

Bounced off the ceiling.
Diffused, with tracing paper or scrim cloth.
Or just direct, for hard shadows.

Colour rendition is good.

Mine cost about $8 bucks from my favorite electrical mail order place.
Spare bulbs $0.95c a piece.

Handy bit of kit.

:moose:

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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 05:40 pm
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Thanks, Si! Five moose is my personal best so far here!
I did these as test shots, not for publication as such. Just mostly testing long exposures for depth of field issues and trying out techniques for the smoke/steam looks. I have lighting, and will be using them when I set up the real photos for the article.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 06:01 pm
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Hi again Lee

Your 'normal' room lighting looks pretty good.
Halogen, I guess ?
Or maybe LED.

I have 25 Watt CFLs in my slotcar layout room.
Great light for 'the eyes'.
Damn hopeless for photography.

That's why I got the 500 Watt flood.

:moose:

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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 06:15 pm
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Si. wrote:
Your 'normal' room lighting looks pretty good.
Halogen, I guess ?
Or maybe LED.

Nope, just the original lighting for the room. I plan on replacing it with a cluster of canned lighting.
The original shots were very yellow-tined. I corrected that on the computer. That, and cropping, is all I did.
For the article shots, I'm going to take a thin dowel, cover it in cotton in a comical shape, put some grey highlights, and during the long exposures I'll place it directly over the stack and rotate/bounce it for several seconds then remove it.
If the effects I got with a wadded paper towel worked out as good as they did, cotton in the right shape should really look good (and it'll cast shadows like real smoke will)...



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Hi Lee

Arh ... colour-correction.
I guess you have CFLs in the room then.

My camera 'white-balance' just doesn't like them.
But neither does 35mm Kodachrome.

Difficult to filter out or correct them I've found.

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That looks great.

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Hi again Lee

Just took a look at your website.

N I C E !

Well I never, a Sci-Fi fan as well as '40s trains !!

& graphic artist !!
Multi-talented, a lot of our Members here at Freerails !

I like the MiG-29 drawing.
Recently bought some components from a MiG-29 avionics-system !
They are now part of my Hi-Fi !
Faster than SOUND !

:moose:

Si.

Do you happen to know Lee.
Were Willys ever painted any other colours, apart from the obvious green & desert colours ?

I seem to have quite a few WWII vehicle kits to make here.
Might have to up my era a tad from 31st December 1939

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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 09:11 pm
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generally, speaking, most people into one hobby are often into another. For example, plenty of train fans I know are into old airplanes, the space program, sci-fi and other things.
My wife says I was WAY too many interests. She quite right, of course.
Si. wrote:
I like the MiG-29 drawing.
Recently bought some components from a MiG-29 avionics-system !
Were Willys ever painted any other colours, apart from the obvious green & desert colours ?

That MIG-29 was going to be a print to be sold, signed by the pilot of the plane he stole and defected to Turkey with. Sadly, he died in a light plane crash near where I now live before we could get it printed up. The original was done in ink on a large board.

As for WW2 Jeeps (which were also made by Ford during WW2), they were usually in OD green, some (but not many) were desert painted. The Navy painted ones issued to ships grey to match the hulls of the ships they were craned off-on. The Marine Corps painted theirs in a semi-gloss OD green that is a darker shade than the Army color.
British forces painted them in various shades of camo and generally used a darker green as well.



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Hi Lee

Thanks.
Yeah ... I just wondered if there might have been any kinda 'one off' or small numbers of Willys painted in odd colours.
eg. perhaps Red, for a fire-outfit.
maybe White, for medical.
or even Black for top-brass.

Just guessing really.

My Tamiya 1:35 Willys is of course probably 'wrong' for my layout.
As are I guess most of the other vehicle kits I have.
There are some nice models though, if you aint 'precisely' worried about 'exact' era.

A slight distraction from railroads, as a consequence of using 1:35 military scale.

:moose:

Si.

New Zealand forestry-service had Red Quad gun-tractors post WWII, for fire service.
An interesting re-purpose.



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 Posted: Wed Nov 2nd, 2016 10:31 pm
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As I have a WW2 Jeep in the garage and have read extensively about them, this kind of thing becomes second-nature, I guess.
I have three early closed-cab GMC 2 1/2 ton trucks in 1:50 scale, which are well in the extreme background for forced perspective. Up close, I have three WW2 Jeeps (one which usually rides a flat car), a Dodge Command Car and a Weapons Carrier (which still hasn't hgad its markings corrected yet).

All my military vehicles have their European Theater "Invasion" stars removed as stateside vehicles didn't have them. They get custom/made unit markings for the same unit (on solid white painted bumpers, something you saw from time to time in training bases and airfields), non-surround stars, all tire pressure markings removed (as that was a postwar thing for 1/4 ton vehicles) and substantial weathering in place.
Keep in mind, the layout takes place around the same time as the 1943 the Tennessee Maneuvers, which occurred further West of where the layout takes place (centered around Tullahoma, Tennessee). The 101st Airborne Division flew right over the valley in this exercise in C-47s and combat gliders. My Dad, as a kid, watched them go over one afternoon.



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