**** FINISHED: 1/72nd P-38J Lightning - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB

Discussion in '#13 Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time' started by woljags, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    #1 woljags, Mar 15, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 28, 2012
    1/72nd Lockheed P-38J Lightning - Your Favorite Aircraft of All Time GB
    username;woljags
    name;bob
    category; beginner
    model;Lockheed P.38J Lightning
    kit;Frog
    scale;1/72nd
    accessories;soob plus scratch built cockpit and undercarriage detailing


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. brucejscott

    brucejscott Active Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Plumber
    Location:
    Williamsport, Pa
    She turned out quite nice Bob. Job well done!
     
  3. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,719
    Likes Received:
    339
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    Nice job Bob, she looks great sir!:thumbleft:
     
  4. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    thanks chaps
     
  5. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,156
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    looks good Bob!
     
  6. meatloaf109

    meatloaf109 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,688
    Likes Received:
    252
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    plumbing "pro" at Lowes in Franklin N.C.
    Location:
    north carolina
    Interesting scheme, looks good on a fork-tailed devil!
     
  7. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,601
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
  8. ccheese

    ccheese Member In Perpetuity
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    12,669
    Likes Received:
    96
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    R E T I R E D !!
    Location:
    Virginia Beach, Va.
    I echo the above posts.... it really looks sharp. Neat paint scheme, too.

    Charles
     
  9. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,646
    Likes Received:
    1,416
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Nice one Bob.
     
  10. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    it was the mount of Lt.C Robert Anderson of 433rd Fighter Squadron
     
  11. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    cheers Terry
     
  12. Rogi

    Rogi Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2011
    Messages:
    2,161
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Aye looks great, nice job :D :)
     
  13. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,730
    Likes Received:
    517
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Nice work!
     
  14. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Nicely done Bob.
     
  15. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    i showed these pics to Chris,are they good enough for the judges to see the detail,she didn't feel they did it justice as it looks better than the pics,maybe someone could tell me how to get clearer pics as i'm not used to taking close ups, cheers chaps
     
  16. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,631
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    looks great Bob
     
  17. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    Messages:
    25,141
    Likes Received:
    960
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Calgary
    Bob, looks good mate.

    First off, you've given us more pics than the prescribed number (see here: ) but that's OK as some are, as you say, a bit out of focus. I need to understand what camera you're using but it seems that there are out of focus shots on both close ups as well as longer range. For normal shots, a steady hand at normal settings should work but I'm wondering if you've set the camera for an indoor setting with no flash. This would slow the speed and increase the chance of shake. For close-ups, use a macro setting of you have one (often a flower icon). Putting the camera on a tripod and using a timer can also help to eliminate shake.
     
  18. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    Thanks Andy,i'm using my phone camera with 4 mega/pixels pic,the same as i use for my wedding car/restoration pics with no problems,its only when i try to get pics of the models that i get any kind of issue regarding pic quality
     
  19. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,601
    Likes Received:
    1,452
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    #19 Wurger, Mar 17, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2012
    The problem is with an object scale you want to shoot and way you try to take an image. While a such subjects like cars are quite large, the distance you take a picture from is enough for the set focus of the phone camera. But for models that are more smaller targets mostly you would have to focalize for shorther distance. Unfortunately setting of a focus of a phone camera isn't done by correct setting of lens but it is the digital zoom that isn't of a very good quality even for many ordinary cameras. The only way for taking shots of better quality is to take them from a little bit further point. And then edit them with a graphic soft ( a picture browser e.g...).
    Unless there is the MACRO option available for the phone camera. But using of the one doesn't mean you can take pictures from very close. Usually the distance is of 35-45cm.
     
  20. woljags

    woljags Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,358
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    glazier/vintage car restoration
    Location:
    maidenhead uk
    sounds like i need to practice or get a better camera,cheers chaps
     
Loading...

Share This Page