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Completed Critique Face to the Marne 1914

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by megroot, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    The first time I saw these figures from Tommys War I know it whas a must have for me.
    So bought last year at Euro the Douglas and the rider.
    Building the Douglas whas a pain in the a@#. When these two where finished at put them on a base bought at Ron Tamburinni. So I decided that it whas finished. But the longer I looked the more I whas convinced that there whas something missing. So at the internet shop www.what-ever.be I bought the Captain. The map whas made from a downloaded trenchmap 1914 and scaled down with Photoshop as whas the yellow coloring.
    The only thing where I'm not satisfied with is the pictures. They still are to greenish. I can't fix it and made them 6 time's and spent the whole evening with PS but I cannot fix it. So sorry for that.
    O yes, the numberplate's are missing the numbers; I screwed up the decals, so gonna buy some new at Euro.
    Hope you can help me with critism that my further projects will be better.
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    Marc
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  2. legend69 Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    great scene!
  3. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    This one tell us a story Marc. Well done!

    Pedro.
  4. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Marc I think You made an excellent scene! You did good buying the captain ;)
    And the real map it's a great idea!!!
    ;)

    Regards
    Pedro
  5. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    Very fine scene ,greath paintwork ...cheers
  6. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Marc, the composition is super! I love it!
    Very good work!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  7. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc,
    You did fine and great touch with the authentic map.
    Cheers
    John
  8. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent scene, Marc! As far as the too green tint, sometimes it isn't the camera or the actual scene. Sometimes the photo is taken against a background that washes out the real colors/painted colors. It looks like you used a blue-ish background paper. Suggest trying it again with a light tan background to emphasize yellows, khaki and browns. Looks like most of the colors in the scene are in that range, right? Some people use a black background (I do a lot) because all black can do is decrease reflected light (I think!?). A black photo box is really easy to make with black foam boards. It's just an enclosed triangular thingie with one open side. Even a klutz like myself can make one in 10 minutes. I don't know about Belgium, but we can buy cheap foam boards in several solid colors at places like Target or Dick Blick.

    All the best,
    Dan
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  9. Ventress Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Great job, I thought about the motorbike, and dont think I have the patience these days. All in all great scene!
  10. Ulrich PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Germany
    Marc. After seen the kit of the motorcycle I can understand you. But you have finished. Really nice scene. The uniform colour looks a little bit shiny, but that´s a problem I have too
  11. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks for all the nice answers guys.

    @ Ulrich: I think the shine is from the lights. Holding the figures out of the light there is no shine. But I can always use some dullcoat.

    @ Dan: Thanks for the good words and advice. I tried it with a white background and its even worse. I have a blackbox (bought it in a photoshop) but I the pictures are not so good as without the box. The colors are indeed more to the greenkhaki.
    Gonna try it with a black background again.
    Marc
  12. Mark Dollery Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc, been there with the bike, a challenge but worth the effort..
    A great little scene & look forward to some more pictures.
    Mark D :woot:
  13. John van Pelt Active Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Heel mooi gedaan Marc!
  14. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    @ Dank je John.

    @ Mark D........maybe this evening some new pictures but that is a greater challenge then building the Douglas.

    marc
  15. Paul20100 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    France
    Marc,
    Great scene and these Tommy's War are really tempting for the non specialist I am.
    What lighting / bulbs are you using?
  16. Tommys War A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Marc, well done for persevering with the bike, I'm glad you got there in the end. The scene looks fantastic, thanks for sharing.
  17. arxo Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great scene! Well done!
  18. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Paul. I use daylight full spectrum with a color temperature 5500K.

    Marc
  19. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Darren.
    Even if I had difficulties building the bike, it is a great product.

    Marc
  20. megroot PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thanks Arxo.
    marc

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