login   |    register
Dioramas
Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
Contest photo update #3 END OF JOURNEY
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:18 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

well, the END OF JOURNEY gets closer. Here a photo update of my scratch-built train coupé, attacked by planes. Many family donations have been thankfully accepted, so the ligth bulbs for the future ilumination of the shadow box (using an old christmas-tree-ilumination). The escaping panzer officer is from Academy´s tank crew. Hope You like it so far... (:-)

Here the shadow box:
AndersHeintz
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: March 05, 2002
KitMaker: 2,250 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:31 AM UTC
Ralf,

Very nice man!! I'm looking forward seeing this piece done. Keep us posted!!
GeneralFailure
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:44 AM UTC
Good grief. Some of these diorama campaign entries are getting sooooooooooo good !
Absolutely stunning, Ralf !
Only one thing I'm not yet comfortable about : the airplane picture. It doesn't feel like the view of an attacking airplane you'd see out of a train window.
I suggest you keep looking on the web or elsewhere for a better alternative. Maybe we all can try to help here...
Jan
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:59 AM UTC
Hi Jan,

You´re absolutely right, I´m either feeling happy with that background. Any suggestion is welcome, guys! :-)
Eagle
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 09:43 PM UTC
Pfew,

that's some dio mate.... competition is killing in this campaign.

I admire all those details in there !!

excellent dio so far !
GeneralFailure
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:02 PM UTC
Ralph,
would these Spitfires look better as seen from the train ? I specially like the second one. I don't think they need to come much closer to the train to be dangerous. Any closer than that would result in close encounters of the fourth kind, I'm affraid.

Jan








Eagle
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2002 - 11:04 PM UTC
Jan,

I fancy thisone , it adds a bit of depth to the scene..

2c only.
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thanks so much, guys. This is really the fun part, because changing a little detail You get completely different results. Well, here I post two pics, showing a background, I made yesterday from two different layers (above) and the one Jan posted. Which one do You prefer?


pic1

pic 2
Eagle
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 12:32 AM UTC
Both look very good Ralf, though is't hard to judge since the pictures are a bit too close-up I'm afraid. Maybe you can make some pics like the initial pics of this post...


Danny
demodelbouwer
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 13, 2002
KitMaker: 792 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 12:50 AM UTC
Ralf ,

all i can say is i'm stunned .

It is very nice .

Now find the right pic and your done !!!!!!!

keep up the good work

(:-) (:-) (:-) (:-) (:-) (:-) (:-)

Eric

Eagle
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Joined: May 22, 2002
KitMaker: 4,082 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 01:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Now find the right pic and your done !!!!!!!



Hmmmm maybe just a touch of paint on that fig will do too... :-)
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 02:08 AM UTC
Thanks for Your encouraging comments, boys. By the way, Eagle: The figure is at work ...
Roadkill
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Antwerpen, Belgium
Joined: June 09, 2002
KitMaker: 2,029 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 04:16 AM UTC
I think the first one gives more impact
GeneralFailure
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 05:25 AM UTC
I think the first one looks best, too. No. It looks SPLENDID.
MUCH better than the orgininal pic !

Your figure seems to understand what's happening. To be more realistic, I'd make him grip the doorway with at least one hand. I can't see myself dashing for the door like that without involving my hands. Once your figure's through that door, he'll smash into the far end of the train corridor. If he has to make a quick turn for the exit, I think he'll grab the doorway.
Just a thought...
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 05:33 AM UTC
Good observation. I´ll let him grab the door with his right hand. Concerning the background, I found some splendid air-raid-pics. So, there are some scenic works left to do this evening. I´ll keep You posted. Thanks again, guys!!!
Envar
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: March 07, 2002
KitMaker: 1,088 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 09:35 AM UTC
Looking good Ralf!
One thing that could help: put some distance between the window and the aircraft picture. The more the better. I believe it´s possible to bend the picture so that it would cover the whole view out of window. I´m talking about a 180 degrees widescreen....
Make sense?



Toni
keenan
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
KitMaker: 5,272 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 09:59 AM UTC
Outstanding. Love the whole concept. Great pics, too.
KFMagee
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: January 08, 2002
KitMaker: 1,586 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 05:22 PM UTC
Such a great (GREAT!) idea... shadow boxes are a real treat... can't wait to see this one finished!

As for the photo choices, I agree #1 is the way to go fo the choices offered so far!
andy007
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Wellington, New Zealand
Joined: May 01, 2002
KitMaker: 2,088 posts
AeroScale: 74 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 07:35 PM UTC
Yes i agree the first is the best
Iam are looking very forward to this being finished good luck!

Andrew Barclay
GeneralFailure
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2002 - 09:58 PM UTC
Nifty idea to make that an IMAX show through the window. Technically, the background doesn't even have to be a part of the picture, so you can really use it as a background without having to count it in your 4x6 inch restrictions... I think.
Right, Keith ?
Ralf
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 20, 2002
KitMaker: 170 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2002 - 02:00 AM UTC
Uffff ... After surfing worldwide through air-shows, vintage-webs and war-grafic-pages I´ve got an image-overkill (see extract below). The best would be to present them in a kind of slide show. Or show step by step how planes aproach, get nearer and begin straffing the train. But that would exceed the 30 $ limit (lol). The one I like, is the one showing planes approaching through dark clouds (3rd one in the left column).
Happy modelling-sunday, all together ... :-)
GeneralFailure
_VISITCOMMUNITY
European Union
Joined: February 15, 2002
KitMaker: 2,289 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2002 - 02:31 AM UTC
I like the top right picture a lot : it shows a bit of ground (view from the train perspective), the plane is at a right distance and you see what kind of business it has in mind. It doesn't approach the wagon of our friend here, but rather something else in the same general direction (the locomotive ? wagons with military freight ? )...
The surprise is bigger, too. Its a nice summer afternoon, this soldier leisurely sits reading a magazine, writing a letter or just dozes off in the sun falling through the window, and all of a sudden he's scared off by the explosion in the distance and decides to make a run for it...
Well, just my feelings here. Some of the other pics are real good, too. I'm glad to see that you don't stick to your first choice of picture.
Jan
FAUST
#130
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: June 07, 2002
KitMaker: 8,797 posts
AeroScale: 190 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2002 - 08:31 PM UTC
Looks good Ralf

This shadowbox turns out to be very very nice
can`t wait to see it finished.


Golikell
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: October 25, 2002
KitMaker: 1,757 posts
AeroScale: 6 posts
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 03:41 AM UTC
Ralf,
so far this is the best picture I've found.

Somme editing in photo/paintshop should do the trick.
slodder
_VISITCOMMUNITY
North Carolina, United States
Joined: February 22, 2002
KitMaker: 11,718 posts
AeroScale: 305 posts
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2002 - 05:06 AM UTC
Very good job. I absolutely love the 'box'. Wonderful - I'll chime in on opinion (and it's only mine you do what you want to do.) I prefer either of the second row of pictures.

Keep up the great work.