Building Bachmann's Ambassador Hotel

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by spitfire, May 14, 2005.

  1. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    The light looks great Val as does the ceiling. The last photo looks like we could walk in and admire the skills of the artisans that created this masterpiece.
  2. phoneguy

    phoneguy member

    Val that looks great. How many other rooms are you doing?
  3. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks Robin!!!

    Frank, it's an Epson C86 that I just got last week. It's much higher resolution than the one I had - 5760 x 1440 and cost about the same. I'm using Canon matte photo paper. This printer is a huge improvement - I can't see any dots at all.

    I'm going to be re-printing all my store signs too eventually.

  4. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Oops - thanks Phoneguy - you snuck in while I was typing that last reply. :)

    I'm doing the lobby and one of the front rooms for sure, maybe both. I'll probably also detail one of the hotel rooms just for fun. There's also a "ballroom" on the top floor. I'm not sure what I'll do with that when I get to it. It would be fun to have an orchestra playing, but no one makes any such figures that I've seen - just Bavarian oompah bands! :rolleyes:

  5. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Lookong really nice Val!

  6. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks Gary.

    Well, I didn't get a lot done today between a trip to the LHS to get more lights, and then dithering about which wallpaper to use! :rolleyes:

    It's on the mezanine level and you will see it through the long windows above the front door.

    Today's progress - a box!

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  7. Freelancer

    Freelancer Member

    Val that is incredible! I love it! You sure do inspiring work. I can't wait for you to post more, Keep it up.

  8. FrankG

    FrankG Member

    You should add potted plants in the corners.
  9. 2slim

    2slim Member

    Must be the hotel managers office, pretty swanky, don't forget the leather upholstered office furniture and mahogany executive desk!

  10. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    All I can say is wow, Val. :eek:
    You are such a talented artist. :thumb:

    You have given us all a benchmark to go for. :wave:
  11. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    A different way of seeing things, and a phenominal amout of talent....WOW!
  12. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Awesome Val!
  13. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Fantastic use of photo effects that adds such realism!!! Amazing! Warning though: visitors are going to get so caught up looking into your cool buildings they'll forget to see the trains! :)
  14. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Thanks very much for the kind comments everyone!!! :) :)

    I made a little more progress today. First I had to make a lot of curtains. These were downloaded and colourized purple in Photoshop. I did one set normally and another flipped horizontally so I could back them up. They will be seen from front and back, so this was a necessary step. I used double-sided adhesive sheets to stick them together, and some more of the same to hold them onto the walls.

    Photo 1 is the curtains ready for installation.
    Photo 2 is a shot from the front.
    Photo 3 is a shot from the side.


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  15. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    This next photo is for you Frank - a couple of potted palms grace the interior.

    I still have to add furnishings and people - this is basically a sitting area off the main lobby, so it will have armchairs, a sofa and some people reading the paper while waiting to meet a friend.

    I should also mention that the carpet needs to be reprinted - it's a little too small.


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  16. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Let's just test that lantern at the front. :)

    They only had one in stock at the LHS so I've ordered another one. Now I will have to wait until it comes in to finish the first floor.


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  17. emt49

    emt49 Member

    :eek: all i have to ask is when are you going to come bulid my layout

    but all kiddin aside nice work :thumb:
  18. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

    You are amazing, Val. :eek: :wave:

    An Architect, an Interior Decorator, a Photographer, an Electrician. :cool:
    And you accomplish all with way above average results. :thumb: :thumb:

    I have a similar comment as emt49, when you coming to instruct me how to improve my layout? :D
  19. Lighthorseman

    Lighthorseman Active Member

    Holy Smoke!

    Absolutely incredible work, Val. You're an artist. :thumb:
  20. ausien

    ausien Active Member

    As usual Val great job, if you come over here for a holiday,forget the tourist trip, my layout needs a touch of your class of workwomenship, so put me on the list, pleeeeease... good one val..steve

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