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
Last edited by doug seeley; 08-26-2019 at 03:57 AM.
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.
__________________ Let's be having, the British Airways/British, Negus & Negus BAC 1-11-500 in 1:400 please !
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
Last edited by doug seeley; 08-26-2019 at 08:56 AM.
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.
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