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  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Celebrating ...
Posted by Bakster on Friday, December 14, 2018 10:19 PM

my 4 plus year return to the hobby. With all the heaviness brought on by the recent website snafu--I feel a need to lighten things up. 

My return to the hobby started with a TBM-3 Avenger. Some of you may remember the photoshop that I did depicting the final moments of Flight 19. Below, is another image that I did, but that I never posted. 

With this image I simulated the plane at full power. Meaning--the prop is spinning. I had to do some fancy photo layering in order to simulate prop movement. When I photographed the model, I had also tried imaging the model whilst spinning the prop with canned air. Though that worked to convincingly show rotation -- it did nothing for me in terms of morphing the background with the foreground. My photoshopping skills are self- taught, and very basic. Someone more versed in the process might have made easy hay out of it.

Below shows the basic setup that I used to photograph the model. When I built the model, I made sure to include a threaded anchor. Doing so allowed me to not only photograph the model inflight, but later, anchor it for an inflight model display. My Dad machined the metal shaft that you see. That piece extends down connecting to a camera tripod. This made it easy for me to manipulate the plane as I saw fit. That clip does nothing for the assembly. I used it to clip the foam board backing.

 

Below, looking kind of pissed off and I wasn't, I am triggering the camera via a remote. Sadly--I didn't have a lovely assistant to work with me on the project. Well--maybe that is why I looked angry. I did attract some attention however from a county park employee that showed some interest in my endeavor. She seemed genuinely interested. I supposed anything like this would be a welcome change from mowing the grass and moving picnic tables.

I hope you enjoyed my celebration.

 

BalloonsCake

 

 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, December 15, 2018 12:58 AM

Happy 4th!  Really nice pic inflight and a very clean build. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 15, 2018 6:07 AM

keavdog

Happy 4th!  Really nice pic inflight and a very clean build. 

 

keavdog

Happy 4th!  Really nice pic inflight and a very clean build. 

 

Thanks for celebrating with me, Keavdog. It's been a fun 4 years...

Yes

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:04 PM

First Thing's First : Happy Anniversary !

Bakster
My return to the hobby started with a TBM-3 Avenger.

And you started off with my all time favorite Plane ! ( Love your "in-flight" picture BTW.)

Bakster
Sadly--I didn't have a lovely assistant to work with me on the project. Well--maybe that is why I looked angry.

If you want , I can use my scratch-building skill's, and Build you an assistant  out of my "Part's box" ......

(Unfortunatly, she will only be 1/87 scale ...... and possably Steam driven ....)

 

 

 

 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Saturday, December 15, 2018 5:34 PM

littletimmy
And you started off with my all time favorite Plane !  

That's funny, man. Great minds think alike! It is a cool plane. When I was building it I serendipitously ran into a Navy guy at my local HobbyTown that claimed to have flown and worked on them. I got a lot of good info out of the guy. According to him...the plane flew like a dream. I have not seen the guy since that build. Weird how things happen to help a person along. Hence, my strong belief in a greater power. 

Thanks about the pic, and the anniversary. I needed a shot of model adrenalin, and this post was the only way I could think of getting it.

A steam powered helper? It could be cool! I thought for sure you'd send that caged non-stop talking Matilda... or whatever her name was.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, December 16, 2018 6:35 AM

Looks great!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:39 AM

Hi,

Your build, and pictures, turned out great.

PF

1st Group Build

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:50 AM

Don Stauffer

Looks great!

 

Thanks Don!

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, December 16, 2018 8:50 AM

Thanks PF!

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 7:25 PM

Cool stuff!  

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 9:30 PM

Hodakamax

Cool stuff!  

 

Thanks, Max!

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