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  • Birthday 01/12/1963

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  • Location Solihull, England
  • Full Name Geoff Brown

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  1. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    There's plenty of second hand Jobo darkroom equipment on eBay, and they don't really go for that much, I nearly upgraded to the later CPE2 set up, but there's nothing wrong with the earlier CPE set up,the only problem I ever had with the processor is the coupling magnet came adrift, a bit of waterproof 2 part epoxy glue soon fixed it back into place, if I had somewhere I could set up a nice colour darkroom set up, I'd really like to have a go at using a few rolls of E-6 film and developing them myself, but I have so many transparencies that I really want to scan my money will be going on a decent film scanner.
  2. GeeBee added a post in a topic Trabant Universal Lieferwagen   

    Well a few weeks ago i popped into HobbyCraft, but they only sell styrene sheet these days, no strip or anything that would make the floor panel the easy way, so I bought some 40 thou' styrene sheet and ordered some 1.5mm strip on eBay, I spent this afternoon glueing and cutting strip to size, i will leave them to dry up before starting to sand their edges to take off the squareness of them, as I would imagine that being a pressed panel they wouldn't be square in profile, the centre rib has been already profiled

  3. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    That was the beauty of the Jobo system I used when I moved into developing my own colour film and prints, you didn't need as much chemicals in the drum  or tank and because they were being constantly agitated the times of the developing were quicker than using the old type of tank where you had to do it all by hand, and because the chemicals you were using were kept in the TBE unit so the chemicals were kept at the correct temperature 

    If I had somewhere to have a darkroom I probably would have one, probably wouldn't use it that much as since buying a proper DSLR so I could used all my old Nikon lenses, but it would be good to at least have a go at the old way of doing things, i really used to love locking myself in the darkroom for a few hours.
  4. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    I never thought digital would take off, not for the non professional anyway, when i was working freelance for Canal & Riverboat, Waterways World, Yachting monthly and other travel magazines and brochures, there was nothing to beat than Fuji Velvia 50 6x6 exposed at 80 asa, with developing times adjusted in the darkroom to compensate, the colours were so saturated, all the editors I dealt with loved the colours that film gave me.
    My first digital camera came free with a new computer and printer outfit back in 2001,I never really took to it, 2MP, which gave a photo of 6x4" and it eat AA batteries like they were going out of fashion, so it sat in the draw, still can't remember what happened to it, as I know I don't have it now, I carried on using good old film until 2004 when I bought the Nikon D70 when that was released, it was cheaper and superior to the earlier and more expensive D100, after I had got used to using digital and the software which wasn't cheap at the time, but I bought a few books and learnt the in's and out's of Photoshop and Lightroom, I still have a few film cameras but haven't used on since around 2006,but these days all my photo's are taken on my Nikon D7000, I'm not even sure that the magazines I still do the odd commision for still accept film now.
  5. GeeBee added a post in a topic Death of the "Camera Counter"   

    I've still got a load of 35mm film in the freezer, most of it is transparency, which I love, back when i was working as a full time Pro' working as a travel photographer and doing freelance work for many travel magazines, tourist boards, postcards etc, I used a 120 Mamiya, not the lightest camera in the world but the photo's I got from that were so much better than 35mm, Fujichrome Velvia 50 was probably the best film I had ever used.
    I had my own colour darkroom using Jobo equipment, enlarger and processor, but stopped using the darkroom when work got so busy I had to outsource all my work to a Pro' lab in B'ham, what was my darkroom is now my hobby room.
  6. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

  7. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

    Had a little time on my hands yesterday, so I started the flocking on the inside, got the rear parcel shelf finished, not a brilliant photo, as it was taken on my smartphone ....

  8. GeeBee added a post in a topic Back to the Future II Delorean   

    Superb Build .... Love it
  9. GeeBee added a post in a topic Bugeye Sprite   

    Superb build, I put one of these together a few years ago, nice kit to build ....
  10. GeeBee added a post in a topic Revell Trabant 601s Universal   

    Well a few health and family problem have kept me away from the hobby room, anyway I managed to get in there this afternoon and dig out the body from the plastic container it's been sitting in since it was re-painted, a few dust nibs had to be wet sanded out, then polished using a few different compounds, and third time lucky, the paintwork has turned out just fine ....

  11. GeeBee added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    The jack stand was usually kept in the boot, but most owners turned the spare wheel over to store the jack stand inside the wheel, but from the factory the wheel would be stored in the position that Ebbro have done it, the photo you posted shows an early U.S spec' DS, i'm not sure if the wheel would be been stored differently to the Euro' spec DS's, the book I have, Citroen DS, The Complete Story, doesn't mention it.

  12. GeeBee added a post in a topic Another 'Oldie'......Morgan 3 wheeler   

    Very nice and very realistic .....
  13. GeeBee added a post in a topic Alclad 'll chrome, what am I doing wrong?   

    After trying Alclad's black base with very little success, i went over to Testors gloss black enamel thinned with lacquer thinners, with first class results.
  14. GeeBee added a post in a topic What did you see on the road today?   

    Spotted this in town yesterday, strange looking Taxi though ...

  15. GeeBee added a post in a topic Bedford Tipper Truck (Emhar 1/24)   

    Nice start .....