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Bobby Allison's "Coke Machine" completed, Look!

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  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Saturday, September 13, 2003 12:26 AM
Hi Murry, Lowdog,

You are correct, LD, blurring the raised letters and airbrushing a ring of black just outside of the lug nuts.

If you look at a picture of a car in motion, snapped while focusing on the car itself, with the surroundings blurred:

It was while looking at one of these type pictures, that I realized that the cars are frozen in time, but the tires, track & background are blurred from the slow shutter speed of the cameraman..... it just seemed like displaying it as such, would be a dramatic way to pose it... the results are very satisfying indeed.

Thanks fella's, for all the kind words. I hope others experiment with this technique, for the possibilties are quite endless!


Taken in 1992, holding a model of one of Richards family cars.

Frank

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 12:19 PM
Murray -
If you look closely at the wheels ( especially Photo 1 ) the wheels are stationary, i.e., the lugs do not appear to be moving, even if the image had been caught in "freeze frame". What you're seeing is Frank's outstanding job of blurring the tire sidewalls and lettering to give the illusion of speed. Again OH, I congratulate you on a job superbly done!!
Not bad for an "old timer"! Big Smile [:D]
lowdog
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 12, 2003 11:16 AM
That's awesome. I do like the background too, but I also noticed that you did something to the wheels to make them look like they were turning?? What did you do there??

Murray
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Friday, September 12, 2003 3:14 AM
Wow! Superb model, Frank. More like that, please!
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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Thursday, September 11, 2003 11:30 PM
Thanks Frosty,

I enjoyed that build quite a bit, and even though it required a lot of modifications, everything worked smooth as silk, generally the first time! Unusual in modeling these days, but accepted as provodence, as this was the one I've waited on the longest.

It's a good, solid kit, with a lot of building possibilities.

Thanks again,
Frank

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 5, 2003 9:50 AM
coool ! that last photo makes me think i'm looking at an old copy of Road And Track ... i got that same monty lowrider kit last year but it's been sitting on the shelf while i tried to decide what to do with it. urs looks great !
frostySmile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 30, 2003 10:05 AM
Really nice work. I agree with everybody else, the background gives a really nice touch.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 30, 2003 8:43 AM
Looks great, keep it up.
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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Monday, August 25, 2003 10:31 PM
Thanks guys,

I worked more today fitting a better background image, of course I'm not using an expensive imaging device, "Snappy", but it relates the idea of a moving background more effectively.

It's going to be mounted inside a display case (so the hood was sealed, but I replaced the plastic grill with a screen mesh so you can see the radiator and oil cooler ), for which the base is part of. The background image is attached to the back wall of the case, so there's a space between it and the wall, which gives it nice depth when looking at it.



This is the image I made for the website.

Thanks again!
Frank

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 25, 2003 3:15 PM
Great looking build. Very nice job on the blurring, it really sets the kit off.

demono69
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    July 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by gar26 on Monday, August 25, 2003 1:28 PM
Looksgreat, hope to see more stuff in the future
gpebernat
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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 25, 2003 8:05 AM
OH -
Turned out great! What a sense of satisfaction you must be feeling to have completed your lifelong dream car. I'm excited for you. Your speed effect also turned out very nicely. So, now what's next on the workbench? Are you sticking to grayside/darkside, or are you thinking of something a little newer?
Good job!Big Smile [:D]

lowdog
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    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, August 25, 2003 4:38 AM
WOW! Backwards, !WOW. Awesome job Oldhooker! Thanks for sharing. How bout some engine and chassis shots?
Lee

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Posted by FreedomEagle1953 on Sunday, August 24, 2003 5:55 PM
Hi ya oldhooker ...

Really interesting subject ... and great technique. You posted some great pictures too .... thanks so much for sharing. Cool [8D]

FreedomEagle1953

Chicago, IL area

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 24, 2003 5:40 PM
That looks really cool!! That background really does do a great job of giving it that 'in-motion' look.

Ray
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  • From: Dahlonega, Georgia
Posted by lizardqing on Sunday, August 24, 2003 5:36 PM
looks great nice job.
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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, August 24, 2003 3:59 PM
Ooops..... sorry for the douple post... here's the picture that should have been #4.



Frank

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  • From: Piedmont Triad, NC (USA)
Bobby Allison's "Coke Machine" completed, Look!
Posted by oldhooker on Sunday, August 24, 2003 3:55 PM
Finished up the Coca-Cola Chevy last evening, and thought I'd post some pictures of it.
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Close-up showing the speed blurs and grandstand display background.


The model on the display base with background image removed.


Track, wall, and wheel blur gives it a sense of speed.


Another good shot, highlighting the speed blurring painted surfaces.

I'd never tried to do this before, but I saw the picture on the end of the Poloar Lights Richard Petty car, which shows his car at speed beside the wall.... background, wall, track and tire blurring.... hmmmm... this should work, and it did!

"Universally speaking, we're flying level"
Frank

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