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#1 Chuck Doan

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:18 AM

Messing with some selected model crops. Scales include 1/48, 1/25 and 1/16.

I hope to learn more about photo processing and add a new dimension to my hobby.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:01 AM

I love (I mean LOVE), your work Chuck.

Flat out the best I have ever seen.


Is the tractor displayed in true colors, or is that filtered? It would be interesting to see some of the other pieces done in black & white, or sepia tones.

Extraordinary in any color.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:04 AM

You may still be learning Photoshop, but you have that diorama thing down! Best dio work I've ever seen. :)

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:40 PM

Thanks very much! The tractor shot was done indoors late afternoon, so it was kind of dark. I added a drybrush filter and lightened the shadows a bit. Very basic for now. B/W and HDR and more stuff hopefully in the future!

This is my only attempt at Sepia so far:

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There is a lot of neat art over here. Fun going through it all!

Chuck

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 01:13 PM

Thanks very much! The tractor shot was done indoors late afternoon, so it was kind of dark. I added a drybrush filter and lightened the shadows a bit. Very basic for now. B/W and HDR and more stuff hopefully in the future!

This is my only attempt at Sepia so far:

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There is a lot of neat art over here. Fun going through it all!

Chuck


Bah ..new print of a hundred year old negative!

That's some spectacular diorama work! The weathering is right on and the photos are lit well. :angry:

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:37 AM

The machine shop looks great. The sepia ages it nicely.

As a kid, I use to lay on the floor for hours reading a set of old books called the Book of Knowledge. That machine shop photo would have looked right at home in those old volumes; a great depiction of the early twentieth century industrial age. The gaps in the floor boards and the heavy dust look perfect.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:21 PM

Are these actual models made to look like period paintings? If so, i'm awestruck!

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 02:31 AM

Are these actual models made to look like period paintings? If so, i'm awestruck!


Yes, these are close-up photographs of some of Chuck's dioramas. No matter how close you look, his work looks real. I've seen some impressive models, but with Chuck's work, I just shake my head in awe of his talent.

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 03:50 AM

Those are just some of the most realistic dio's I have ever seen in my life! True works of art!:lol:

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:07 AM

Thanks guys! Ben, I’ve been messing around with Photoshop on some older model pics (instead of building). For a long time I've done model RR stuff, but lately I have tried larger scales. I really like working in 1/24, 1/25 scale(s). I'm sort of returning to my early days when I built a lot of cars (and then played with 'em!). This looks like a great place to re-acquainted with the model car hobby! There's a lot of amazing builds out there.

Thanks again,

Chuck

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Posted 17 September 2010 - 05:14 AM

How about a few more photos of your work in the Diorama section???

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 03:12 AM

WOW! You are the best first i thought it was real!

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 06:13 AM

WOW! You are the best first i thought it was real!


My thoughts exactly, even with the redirect. I thought these were shots of the objects being modeled.

Stunning, beautiful work.

Charlie Larkin

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:48 PM

Thanks very much! The tractor shot was done indoors late afternoon, so it was kind of dark. I added a drybrush filter and lightened the shadows a bit. Very basic for now. B/W and HDR and more stuff hopefully in the future!

This is my only attempt at Sepia so far:

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There is a lot of neat art over here. Fun going through it all!

Chuck


As a retired photographic pro, everything in the photo is spot on period perfect. The only fault that I see is the ID is usually handwritten not typeset.......FANTASTIC WORK Chuck!!!!!

#15 Chuck Doan

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 04:51 AM

Thanks! Yeah Mike you are right; I later found some handwritten fonts online, and then realized I could just write it out myself and scan it in...Doh!

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 12:42 PM

Looking good- I'm really diggin' that McCormick-Deering sign in the first photo!

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 03:28 AM

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I can almost smell the dust! :)


Awesome work, you're truely on the next level.