USS SULACO by SKODA/ Jan Rükr / 1:320 Tuning

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by skoda, May 8, 2011.



    Put it in front of a white sheet or black background with preferably single source lighting (to imitate a star). Take your pictures and then import them into Photoshop or another photo editor. Remove the background and replace with a starry background or planet/star background.
  2. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

    All you have to do is to photograph the model in the same positions as if you were filming it. Angles from below are most effective because they stress the size of that thing:

    Don't worry about the background, it can all be edited out. You may lay the model on its side to get a good perspective. (ILM filmed the Enterprise-D upside down because they feared the saucer would break off the neck if it was filmed in the correct position.) I have much experience with picture editing and could help you with the backgrounds.
  3. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  4. Danscrew

    Danscrew Danscrew

  5. If you can send me some pictures of your SULACO with a plain background (white, green, red, for example... blue wouldn't be good, because there is too much blue in the model) I can make you some nice photo compositions.

    Send me a PM, and I'll give you my email adress.
  6. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  7. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    well but later
  8. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    So it looks like I have done but I still have to tune the engine from the other side and from the bottom:wave:
  9. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  10. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

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    Brno Lužánky 22-23.3.2013
    I won this cup for Sulaco
  11. lemonade

    lemonade New Member

    Congratulations for the prize. Well deserved.

    I noticed a nice piece of Betty on your table :) Is that some kind of available model?
    I wish I had one of that.

  12. DanBKing

    DanBKing Active Member

    Congratulations on your well deserved prize!!!!!:thumb:

    I hope the prize was for 'Best of Show'. :goldcup: It bloody well should be.....!:mrgreen:

    Are you going to make a stand for it?
    Marco did a fantastic job on his stand.... You can scale his design to fit....... (Sorry if I missed this subject earlier in the thread..:oops:)

    Once again: Congratulations on a fantastic build. Your perserverance, dedication, un-faltering build quality, superior workmanship, endurance, patience and total attention to detail, makes you the MASTER, and THE ULTIMATE TEACHER of all things Papercraft!

    My greatest respect to you, Sir! :inw:

  13. Revell-Fan

    Revell-Fan Co-Administrator Administrator

  14. ShadowHawk141

    ShadowHawk141 Member

    Congratulations with the cup.

    It's well deserved and a humble token of what you accomplished.

    So many hours of effort and craftmanship created a model that presents the ultimate example of papercraft in my humble opinion.

    There are so many fantastic builders here but your work and this particular model just gets to me somehow....

  15. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator


    You more the deserve it, for the time, effert,energy, and work that you put into this model.


    I am looking forward to seeing what your next projecr will be.
  16. Congratulations! I would have been surprised if you DIDN'T win a prize with this awesome buildup.

    Indeed, simply scale it up the same percentage you scaled up the paper parts. At the moment Jan has only the first part of the laser cut stands available for download on the SULACO website, but I sent him the ones for the aft part of the ship a while ago, too. I don't know when he will have time to upload it - so if you want to get the files simply contact me, and I will send them via e-mail.

    In case you don't know hoe they look here is a picture of my partial build SULACO from last september, resting on the complete set of acrylic bases:



    I plan to use a large mirror as a groundplate in the future, so that you can easily see the underside of the model, too.
  17. tjbmurph

    tjbmurph Member

    Congratulations on the well deserved award!
  18. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

    I am interested on the stand set thank you
  19. skoda

    skoda Genius Designer Master Builder

  20. Files are on their way!

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