Little and large

Discussion in 'Gallery & Designs' started by logicman, May 4, 2008.

  1. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Hi, all!

    I've taken the bit between my teeth and actually started a build!

    It's small because its only about 1.25" / 30mm high by 0.25" / 6mm wide.

    However, it's about 2ft. / 600mm long!

    It's a micro-scale diorama.

    Anyone care to guess the subject.

    For wrong answers, score both sides to middle.

    Correct answer wins 10 free e-beers!

    Hint - the original is world-famous.

  2. Stev0

    Stev0 Active Member

    The Hindenburg?
  3. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Wrong proportions, too short and too wide.

    Nice try though. :wave:

    Hint: think of railway infrastructure.
  4. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    A section of the Berlin Wall?
  5. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Well, it's not a real competition, so here's my first draft of my first part::wave:

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  6. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    This is what the baseboard will look like. What is missing?

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  7. ermmm

    its the "Forth Rail Bridge":twisted:

    thankyou Google earth sign1
  8. rqlguevarra

    rqlguevarra New Member

    I can't get the answer my nose is bleeding now.wall1
  9. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Yes, that fine bridge has gone missing! sign1

    (But it'll be back in glorious 3D!

    - and the RAF, and the various Scottish heritage web sites - and many photographers. Oh, yes - and the original designer!

    The groundwork is still being worked on. Very detailed pixel manipulation, on a ground that will be about 20" long (wide?) when done.

    Yes, my major source was Google Earth, but it's not a screen shot, more a fuzzy rendition of bits of various shots. A straightforward bit of plagiarism would not work. (unfortunately ;-) ) The further north you look, the more the satellites are looking down at an angle, and the greater the distortions.

    I'll post some progress pics when I have more time. For now, I will just describe the method. Using a grid, I distorted and pasted bits of image so as to make all parts of the scene fall on a single line of constant track width. I then sprayed and overlaid the bridge.

    And now its gone.

    David Copperfield, eat your heart out. sign1

    When I've made this, I'll credit all of the inspirational sources as an end note.
  10. Mark Crowel

    Mark Crowel Member

    Hoping to see the build photos soon. This should be interesting.
  11. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Thank you Mark.

    Here's three pictures of a quick mock-up at half scale.
    (I mean half the size of the final model - I'm not looking for a battle with city hall over planning permissions!)

    I've used a cut-out template to show the "perspective scale" effect. The final model will be "see-through."

    Sorry for the poor picture quality - indoors by tungsten with flash + autofocus or nothing = blur!

    This build is on a 'go-slow' while I focus more on competition #3:


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  12. Mark Crowel

    Mark Crowel Member

    It's going to be a fine diarama, and a fine setting for your Nord locomotive!
  13. logicman

    logicman Greybeard

    Interesting idea. French loco on French bridge in micro-perspective scale.
    Hmmm. So many projects. So little talent.sign1

    Photo Search - paris rail bridge - Jamd


    Not wishing to bump my own thread, I've added this thumbnail:
    It's of the template, I'll not be cutting out the white bits at this scale!
    I'll be building from card strips, basketweave style.

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