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Plate glass for staging in flight models
Posted by Comanche pilot on Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:27 PM

Some years ago I ran across a description of the technique mentioned in the thread title. Anyone know where I can find it again?

 

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Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:36 PM

Not sure what you mean- do you mean multiple panes for planes in formation at different altitudes?  What are the panes mounted on?  Have you considered clear plastic panels?

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, October 13, 2022 2:41 PM

Comanche pilot never replied, huh.  I was curious to know what he means, too.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 21, 2022 6:24 AM

the Baron

Comanche pilot never replied, huh.  I was curious to know what he means, too.

 

Funny how that happens,like when we have the answer and the thread goes off on a 2 page back and forth with all of researching and coming up with answers,and the OP never engages again,not even a thanks.

Kinda kills your enthusiasm for helping sometimes.Bang Head

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Posted by the Baron on Friday, October 21, 2022 1:25 PM

Tojo72
 
the Baron

Comanche pilot never replied, huh.  I was curious to know what he means, too.

 

 

Kinda kills your enthusiasm for helping sometimes.Bang Head

 
Well, life gets in the way sometimes, and may have here, too.  I'll be curious to hear what he was talking about, if the OP every comes back.

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Comanche pilot on Friday, October 21, 2022 4:30 PM

Sorry, sorry. I'm baaack.

I hadn't either seen an answer nor been successful researching on my own. Forgot my password. Found it. Didn't work. Built Super Entendard, Martin Baltimore, P-40-B, B.A.C. Canberra. Started a P-47D and a P-38J. Then Ian hit our Florida place which is where I am posting from between fix up tasks. 

The photo technique I was referencing used plate glass on construction horses with an aircraft placed in various angles on the glass to simulate in flight scenes. I have an old storm door glass plate. I need the details of the technique. 

For those who were concerned by absence, thank you. Now, holding my nose shut, speaking an octave higher to replicate the line of the Hornbill Zazu in Lion King, " I hope that you are satisfied."

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 11:42 AM

Comanche pilot

...The photo technique I was referencing used plate glass on construction horses with an aircraft placed in various angles on the glass to simulate in flight scenes. I have an old storm door glass plate. I need the details of the technique...

 
Ach, sooooo!  OK, makes sense, I can picture that.
 
I don't know of any posts describing that technique, but just intuitively, it doesn't seem too complicated.
 
I'd see that you can shoot from below, to get a sky shot, and maybe put aerial photos under, for a shot from above the aircraft.  You'd have to be careful of reflection or glare from the light sources, whether outdoors or indoors.
 
Are your models finished to depict spinning propellers, too?

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 3:22 PM

 

 

the Baron

 

 
Comanche pilot

...The photo technique I was referencing used plate glass on construction horses with an aircraft placed in various angles on the glass to simulate in flight scenes. I have an old storm door glass plate. I need the details of the technique...

 

 

 
Ach, sooooo!  OK, makes sense, I can picture that.
 
I don't know of any posts describing that technique, but just intuitively, it doesn't seem too complicated.
 
I'd see that you can shoot from below, to get a sky shot, and maybe put aerial photos under, for a shot from above the aircraft.  You'd have to be careful of reflection or glare from the light sources, whether outdoors or indoors.
 
Are your models finished to depict spinning propellers, too?
 

I make bases and mount plane on a plexiglas rod through belly.  I use Google Earth to grab picture of the Earth at some spot that has connection with the plane- where it is based or where it operates, etc.  I print out the image on inkjet photo paper and use contact cement to fasten it to wood or  MDF base.

Oh, I also have a technique for spinning props.  I scan the prop, then load the image into my graphics program.  I apply a rotational blur filter, which simulates a rotating prop,  I print this out as an inkjet decal and apply it to a disk of transparent plastic the diameter of the prop.

 

 

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