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doug seeley 08-25-2019 05:18 PM

Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
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OK - there has been some discussion about model photography and how different focal length lenses, and the way they are used, effect appearances of a model's true proportions. Four attached photos in sequence, 001J - 004J top to bottom: 001J the real deal, taken at Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) in 2000 with a 100mm telephoto lens (2X normal). 002J taken of my recent arrival, the NGModel's Delta Tristar, also with a 100mm Macro lens. To my eye, 001J and 002J seem fairly close in most aspects. 003J was taken with a 16mm wide angle lens and shows distortion. 004J taken with a 400mm lens, and it may, in fact, compare best to 001J. And trouble in paradise - comparing shots 001J to 002J and 004J, the NGM model cockpit windows seem a bit off, as does the angle of the cowl (or lack of it) on engines 1 and 3. Turns out nothing in life is perfect, but NGM's Tristars would seem to be the best attempt to date. And so it goes, Doug

ToddCB 08-26-2019 12:15 AM

Thank you for taking the time to do this. ToddCB

doug seeley 08-26-2019 03:39 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Thanks, Todd. Spent an afternoon making the photos, and I do enjoy it. For me, photography is the best way to see my models. Doug

Big Al 08-26-2019 05:44 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Nice pics ! One of the first classes I can remember in TV school was filling the shot with the same subject but with wide angle and telephoto lenses, then observing the differences. Most of us doing 1:1 aircraft photography will be using telephoto lenses most of the time, but occasionally we get lucky enough to get close enough to go wide.

barison82 08-26-2019 06:36 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Much appreciated Doug; an excellent photographic analysis.



doug seeley 08-26-2019 07:49 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Thanks, all. The printing modification of the cockpit windows shouldn't be too hard, recasting the engines a bit harder. I jumped on this model the minute it appeared for pre-order at $49.95, and it's (slight) faults were an ambush. For the next NGM Tristar releases, I'm going to sit back, and make sure exactly what I'm getting for my $50 (not including s&h). Doug

barison82 08-26-2019 08:15 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
What I find odd is that on the samples, the #1 & #3 engines were clearly mounted upsidedown; the slants were distinct and very much present. If the engines were flipped, the cowl slants would have had the correct inward profile. A fix has definitely been made since those samples were seen, but the distinct slant has pretty much been lost in the process. Still very glad that I've got a copy on it's way to me however. It's just when you are so close to perfection...and many many years back, Dragon Wings captured that cowl slant perfectly on their 1/400 mould. It's a detail we should have on this 2019 incarnation, if we can manage all the other gimmicks such as antenna etc. etc.



IflyHA 08-26-2019 08:50 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
I noticed on the 757 that the Delta titles seemed a bit thin. They seem to be just as thin with this release, but did not stop me. The mould is near perfect as is the other printing

barison82 08-26-2019 09:00 AM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IflyHA (Post 2717266)
I noticed on the 757 that the Delta titles seemed a bit thin. They seem to be just as thin with this release, but did not stop me. The mould is near perfect as is the other printing

Yes the titles are on the thin side but this is still a very sweet release. This mould is the best we'll ever get in 1/400. A couple of tiny tweaks as mentioned by Doug would make it perfect!





dennypayne 08-26-2019 01:21 PM

Re: Photography 1:1 and 1:400
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IflyHA (Post 2717266)
I noticed on the 757 that the Delta titles seemed a bit thin.

I don't think Delta was always that consistent with the thickness of the titles on the 1:1's either.


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