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First photo on the new LA layout
« on: January 18, 2010, 07:56:52 PM »
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I started working on my LA-themed layout recently, and I have a photo to share.  Temporary track is in place.

This is a famous scene, see if you can guess where?  The wall is 35mm tall!!



I need to tone down the dark brick window fills on the right, it appears.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010, 10:39:40 PM »
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I need to calibrate the colors, eh?!

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 06:29:43 AM »
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I need to calibrate the colors, eh?!
Looks like the white balance got skewed. But it looks really good. I don't recognize the "famous scene" but it looks like photo-printed paper...? That's how I'd planned to make the brick-faced structures at Pine Creek. If I get some good shots, I can use actual images of the building.
 

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2010, 08:57:07 AM »
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It is a combination of the white balance and the color change from printing.  This was an experiment to see if the textures from Clever Models could be scaled down to Z and still be realistic when printed.  I was worried that the result would be just a bunch of printer dots!  Considering how small everything is, I am surprised that it turned out as nice as it did.

Of course, if you can use images of the building, even better. 

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2010, 12:20:25 PM »
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Pretty cool Tom.

Is this your first running project?

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2010, 12:53:06 PM »
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Pretty cool Tom.

Is this your first running project?

I actually don't own a z scale engine yet! ;D

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2010, 06:50:09 PM »
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Z?  first photo on new layout

Wazzup?  ;)   I don't recognize the famous scene, btw.  Do we get any hints?

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010, 07:01:46 PM »
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Z?  first photo on new layout

Wazzup?  ;)   I don't recognize the famous scene, btw.  Do we get any hints?


yeah, I forgot to tell you guys something. 

hint on the location: " # ". ;D

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010, 07:22:10 PM »
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I tried to improve the graphics today, but now I notice a repeating pattern in the darker brick. :-\  It is actually pretty tough to get printed brick to look right.


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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010, 07:34:12 PM »
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Z?  first photo on new layout

Wazzup?  ;)   I don't recognize the famous scene, btw.  Do we get any hints?


yeah, I forgot to tell you guys something. 

hint on the location: " # ". ;D

Is LA Los Angeles, Louisiana or something else?

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2010, 07:48:17 PM »
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Sorry, Los Angeles. 

Another hint: "the patch"

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2010, 08:00:13 PM »
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The only paper brick sheets I have without a repeat pattern is the stuff from Papercreek.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2010, 09:39:02 AM »
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Sorry, Los Angeles. 

Another hint: "the patch"

That gave it away.



Here is Bob Smauss's rendition.

http://www.bobsgardenpath.com/ATSF_ThePatch.html

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2010, 06:26:45 PM »
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So where will you find a Z scale CF-7?  Actually the fugly cab would help hide the wide hood. Or you could start with a AZL GP7 and some fudge.

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Re: First photo on the new LA layout
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2010, 06:33:03 PM »
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More work on the other building and fancier lighting: