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Old 01-13-2011, 06:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings!

First pic of my newly acquired L1011 from JC Wings (more to follow some time later).
The picture was taken about midnight, so please don't mind any fuzzyness...
I was just trying out my freshly printed base plate.

Although it's not my favorite airliner, it's a beautiful looking jet (and very detailed) and, the very first airliner I have flown with some ages ago (hey...!).



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Old 01-13-2011, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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this is one beautiful piece by JCWings, and I'm sorry I missed this one...remember these landing in Faro during the Summer peak, many moons ago
beautiful, and sweet photo too!
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Old 01-13-2011, 10:08 AM   #3 (permalink)
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So, the sky over Nuremberg is light blue at midnight... Just kidding!

Very nice model of LTU's L-1011-500 although I'm more a DC-10-fan myself. Somehow I always liked the nose-section of the "tenner" better. Same goes for the engine in the vertical stabilizer.
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Forget the plane, the pic is gorgeous!



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Old 01-13-2011, 01:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LeFreakie is right, a gorgeous photo. Love the model, too and kinda sorta wish I had bought one.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Got mine some weeks ago via ebay from a seller in HK for $44 - no duty and nothing.

See ebay...
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LeFreakie is right, a gorgeous photo. Love the model, too and kinda sorta wish I had bought one.
Yes, it is a gorgeous photo. The model is beautiful, too, and this great photo does it justice. I only remember seeing one LTU L1011, it was 1991. It was taxiing past as i boarded a Caledonian 752 in Ibiza back to the UK. That was enough reason for me to want this in my collection and i love it.

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Look at that belly shine. Now thats how I would like to see all models look.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Got mine some weeks ago via ebay from a seller in HK for $44 - no duty and nothing.

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well, you lucky you !!!the ones shown in the link cost 95 euros !!!!!!!so yours was on sale !
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LeFreakie is right, a gorgeous photo. Love the model, too and kinda sorta wish I had bought one.
PM me if you wanna buy mine
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:56 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Another shot!

This time from the rear.
It's really an awesome model - the engines are high detailed and all the chrome...



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Old 01-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've been on the fence with this model for a while....your pictures pushed me over the edge and I ordered it today from DiecastAirplane. It's beautiful, no other way to describe it.
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Old 01-13-2011, 08:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ok, last pic of this jet!

Front shot - engine time...



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Old 01-13-2011, 08:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Great pictures. Where did the base plate and backgrounds come from? That last picture is stunning.
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Great pictures. Where did the base plate and backgrounds come from? That last picture is stunning.
..agreed! Is the background actually behind the diorama - or is there some photoshop magic going on?
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Old 01-14-2011, 05:23 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The base plate is custom made in PS. It's a high res file (600pdi – you can actually see the grates of the drainage openings) and was some work to finish. Right now, the file size with all layers is about 7 GB...

I wanted to have a photo base to match the detailed models. Commercially available stuff is mostly gray plastic with some yellow lines printed on it – no details and no realistic weathering, but expensive for a single piece of plastic...


Dimensions are 30 to 20 inches, so it should fit a B747. I will test that the next few days.

I'm still working on the coloring. IMO it's too vivid and the cracks are too black.


Once finished, I will have it printed professionally, laminated with a matte protection coating and mounted on a plastic foam board. My version here is an inkjet printing.


The backgrounds are PS magic – just some pics I found via Google.
When using real, physical backdrops, getting the right coloring for them is hard to achive. The simulated haze etc. makes it complicated to match the base plate.
It all depends on the viewing angle. Some degrees up or down can throw the color matching out very fast due to reflection etc.
Additionally, the backdrops need to be huge when using wide angle lenses...PS is sooo much better here!

Cheers!


Bonus time – Bird's eye view:



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Old 03-05-2011, 07:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Sorry, not bumping the thread on purpose. Just updating the links, could not edit the posts - had to re-do my website.







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Old 03-08-2011, 05:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Wonderful pictures and great model ! I think it is really one of the best JC releases !!!
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