Kodiak Island Modeler

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About Kodiak Island Modeler

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    MCM Ohana
  • Birthday 11/11/1952

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  • Website URL http://www.kodiak-island-modeler.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/25

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  • Location Kodiak Alaska
  • Full Name Douglas Long

    View my website at www.kodiak-island-modeler.com

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  1. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic 1956 Oldsmobile 98 4 door hardtop   

    I was actually quite displeased with my first rendition of this diorama, and reworked it to this. 

  2. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Background diorama / Flatheads to Boxers Engine rebuilders   

    Perfection to the maximum, and then a couple steps even beyond that.
  3. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Dioramas   

    1956 Pontiac 4 door hardtop
    I've had this JoHan 1956 Pontiac Starchief 4 door hardtop around for a few years, and tried it in some other dioramas, but I've now reworked it in Photoshop.  The photo was taken with my old Olympus camera with settings that I wouldn't use now.  The diorama base is the generic one that I use for many, if not most of my photos.  The photo seen here was accomplished by selecting a sky background, overlaid with a Mountain scene of mirror image sections which were then editied to blur the mirror imaging.  Another layer of foreground was added before finishing with the actual car diorama.

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  4. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Dioramas   

    1956 Oldsmobile 98 4 door hardtop
    This is a JoHan 56 Oldsmobile that I recently completed.  I placed it on a generic diorama base with a female figure, and took the photograph.  I used an Fstop of f/22 at 8 seconds with an ISO at 800.  The distance from the car was 28 inches.  After the photo was taken it was edited for clarity in Lightroom.  I then went to Photoshop and chose an interesting sky, followed by an appropriate scene, after-which I blended in the car with its diorama.  That was followed by the addition of the arch to frame the scene.  The female figure was dressed in pants which clashed with the setting, so I edited in a more formal skirt for her.  My goal was to have a photo that would be reminiscent of the car ads of the period.

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  5. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Tim Ahlborns MCM articles.   

    He sure has been an inspiration to me.
  6. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Michael Paul Smith's Incredible dioramas and models   

    Absolutely outstandingly amazing
  7. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic post just your conventionals here   

    I'm just blown away by the amazing talent on here.  I've got a couple conventionals.  Western star and DiamondREO
     


  8. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic White Western Star   

    Brian, I stretched the kit's sleeper.
  9. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    White Western Star
    I thought sure that I'd posted this one here before, but I went back several pages and couldn't find it, so pardon me if I did, but here is my White Western Star.  I gave it a sun visor, lengthened both the chassis and sleeper, changed it to dual exhaust, and gave it custom paint colors.  Pothoven served a couple of independent gas stations that my uncle managed back in the late 60s and early 70s.




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  10. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic freightliner   

    Nice job on a tough paint job.
  11. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    Peterbilt wrecker
    I just finished a nostalgia build on the original AMT Peterbilt wrecker. I opened an original box with the blue wrecker and built straight from the box as I wanted to keep this as close to the spirit of how I would have built it back in the early 70s as I could. This is one of the hardest builds that I've had in a long time; not due to quality or difficulty of the kit, but to keep myself from digressing and building it the way I would now. I'm sure that a repop is going to be coming soon, and I'll let myself go then. For now, this is my trip back to 1972.
    This is the box it was built from.  I sure hope that the next time AMT repops this one that they use this artwork.

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  12. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic Diamond Reo C-116   

    Like has already been stated, the colors work well together and help accentuate an already well built model.
  13. Kodiak Island Modeler added a topic in Under Glass: Big Rigs   

    DiamondREO with transformer load



    AMT's DiamondREO make's a good companion to their Drop Deck Lowboy with transformer load.
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  14. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic amt kw k123   

    I just can't think of the words to describe how amazing your models are.  Each one I see is better than the last; if that's possible.
  15. Kodiak Island Modeler added a post in a topic B75 Mack   

    If it was any better I'd think you had a shrink ray and some poor fellow was out looking for his truck.  You did good.