I can't decide if I'm more impressed with your photography or the model. I know that I went and got a light tent setup because you used one. Your depth of field seems very good here. May I ask what camera and lens setup you're using? -- Dave
Hello Dave: I'm using a 7-year-old FUJIFILM FinePix S 5600. Detail on the lens read "10x OPTICAL f=6.3-63mm 1:3.2-3.5 55mm". I usually just set it to AUTO and point-and-shoot out in the back yard. This time I tried setting it to APERTURE" and f=3.2 and used a friend's bigger light tent and lights. Don't know whether I can do much better in terms of depth of field. The pics look a grainy to me. The camera says "5.1 MEGAL PIXELS", but I can never get more than about 1.6 MEG images. Hop to finish the model today. Cheers, Ralph.
Hello Steve: yes - the tyres remind me of the scene from Hunter S Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vagas" when they pumped the Great White Whale's tyres up to 70psi. Anything to decrease the rolling resistance and get the Raiden into the air quickly! Cheers, Ralph.
I appy the masks over a glossed surface as recommended by Mal, and burnish them down lightly with the end of a Tamiya paint stirrer or toothpick. I use Tamiya acrylics thinned about 70% with either Tamiya's lacquer thinner or their acrylic thinner. I try to spray very slowly and lightly in order to avoid getting "wet" paint buildup. This seems to work reliably with the acrylics as they flash off so quickly. It may be somewhat easier in 32nd scale as well.
Your usual sterling performance Ralph.I always feel that we have succeeded in a build when it doesn't look like plastic anymore or the idea that it's plastic doesn't enter our mind. Hard to explain but you have achieved that here for me. Wonderful build.
Hello Ron: perhaps not quite tangarine, but I came across some material that described the orange-yellow colour as tou-ou-shoku. Strange colour to photograph. I've tried a number of lighting/backgrounds but still haven't managed to get the colour in the pics to match the colour on the model. All up though, it jumps off the shelf! Cheers, Ralph.
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