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I needed something different to get the ole brain going so what I call somewhat an auto-gyro.I have been working this kit since the completion of the He-111 from ICM I have heard good things about MiniArt have to say not disappointed thus far.Well some pics I will be doing the box cover the most colorful...

 

I will get a better pic tomorrow outdoors this one sucks but it's 10:15AM and the temp is already 94' with index of 102' later it will be 98' Index of 112'like yesterday frigg'in HOT!

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3 hours ago, Martinnfb said:

I like to see more French aeroplanes being built.

When it's a possibility in the decals I always go French.My mother is 100% Canadian French we have paperwork on the Family back to France late 1500's early 1600's .;)

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1 minute ago, KevinM said:

When it's a possibility in the decals I always go French.My mother is 100% Canadian French we have paperwork on the Family back to France late 1500's early 1600's .;)

I'm partial to French military stuff as well. I used to own a MAS 1936, a model 1944 auto

rifle and a '49/56 rifle. I also owned a Chassepot 1866 needle fire rifle that I made the

Paper cartridges for. I regret that I never found a good Lebel or Berthier to buy. I'm

currently building an AMX 13 by Tamiya, although my builds don't attract much enthusiasm apparently. I think it's cool that you can trace your ancestry that far!

 

 

 

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HI Kevin! 

Interesting choice.  Where do you live?....   that's very warm.

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the pics.  It's editing where you're coming up short.  You have the the "paint" program on your computer?  You can use it to edit your photos pretty easily.   I spend usually less than 30-seconds editing per photo when I post here.   The "Crop" function is great for getting rid of the excess.

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36 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

Interesting choice.  Where do you live?....   that's very warm.

It has been warm this week last day of it Gary Heat Index has been 110'/113' this week it was 105' today.I live right next to the GOM  in Biloxi about 1/3 mile from the water as the crow flies.I do have paint I think(?) have never used it as an editor. I have used GIMP but they changed the program and be dam if I can figure out how to export out of the program.I will play with it some because cropping helps quite a bit if the pics are clean.;)

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14 hours ago, GazzaS said:

HI Kevin! 

Interesting choice.  Where do you live?....   that's very warm.

There's nothing wrong with the quality of the pics.  It's editing where you're coming up short.  You have the the "paint" program on your computer?  You can use it to edit your photos pretty easily.   I spend usually less than 30-seconds editing per photo when I post here.   The "Crop" function is great for getting rid of the excess.

Gaz

I'm just the opposite and so very passionate about photography - I've been shooting for over 60 years. About 95% of all the images I post are always taken in the RAW, processed in Photoshop and I'll spend about a good ten minutes on each one. Actually, most the images I post have also been focused stacked and are a combination of anywhere between 4 to 7 images, allowing the model to be sharply in focus from front to back. Just how I do things and way beyond what a normal person would do. 🙃

No matter what camera Kev is using, if he is posting from say Image Shack, you can change the resolution (image size right there as you copy and paste) or if from you PC, the resolution then needs to be increased to increase the image size.

I'm not sure why everyone waits for a sunny day at noon to take photos of their work, which is absolutely the worst time of day and worst light unless you use a diffuser or photographic umbrella to soften the light; otherwise, some mighty harsh shadows and hard contrast is at the top of the list. All cameras, even cell phones allow you to change the white balance and then you can shoot indoors and not get the dreaded incandescent yellow caste.  Indoor flash, camera and cellphone also removes the color caste but then there are those harsh shadows again. OOPS, time to get off my photography soapbox, my apologies, I just can't help getting carried away.

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Peterpools said:

Gaz

I'm just the opposite and so very passionate about photography - I've been shooting for over 60 years. About 95% of all the images I post are always taken in the RAW, processed in Photoshop and I'll spend about a good ten minutes on each one. Actually, most the images I post have also been focused stacked and are a combination of anywhere between 4 to 7 images, allowing the model to be sharply in focus from front to back. Just how I do things and way beyond what a normal person would do. 🙃

No matter what camera Kev is using, if he is posting from say Image Shack, you can change the resolution (image size right there as you copy and paste) or if from you PC, the resolution then needs to be increased to increase the image size.

I'm not sure why everyone waits for a sunny day at noon to take photos of their work, which is absolutely the worst time of day and worst light unless you use a diffuser or photographic umbrella to soften the light; otherwise, some mighty harsh shadows and hard contrast is at the top of the list. All cameras, even cell phones allow you to change the white balance and then you can shoot indoors and not get the dreaded incandescent yellow caste.  Indoor flash, camera and cellphone also removes the color caste but then there are those harsh shadows again. OOPS, time to get off my photography soapbox, my apologies, I just can't help getting carried away.

 

 

 

I actually prefer a cloudy day for outside photos.  My bench lights are 'cool white'.  I take an extra photo or two, but I have nowhere near your dedication to the art.  For 'final' pics, i may take up to thirty and keep the best dozen.  But then it's a simple 'crop', shrink to fit the screen, and maybe a final trim.  My final goal being to get the most of the model and still have it fit into the LSM page without too much size/data causing extended upload time.  What you see on LSM is the same size I see when I open it with the editor.

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9 hours ago, Peterpools said:

at noon to take photos of their work, which is absolutely the worst time of day and worst light

I will remember that Peter so indirect light is what I am looking for?It might be my imagination but the office/model room of the shop got an LED overhang seems to lessen the details in the pics as opposed to the old neon?The camera is just an old Sony CyberShot 5.1 probably 15 years old still works for me but a stand would be nice see see a threaded 8mm(?) hole on the bottom.I use manuel inside with flash and Mac(?) outside has palm tree and one has mountains :lol:

I'm a frigg'in idiot when it comes to photography.;)

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On 6/24/2022 at 3:46 PM, KevinM said:

When it's a possibility in the decals I always go French.My mother is 100% Canadian French we have paperwork on the Family back to France late 1500's early 1600's .;)

You’re down in the right part of the Country to have a bunch of Canadian French relatives. They’re all around down that way. 
 

Looking forward to this build, Kevin.   Is this a Cierva design autogiro?

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4 hours ago, GazzaS said:

I actually prefer a cloudy day for outside photos.  My bench lights are 'cool white'.  I take an extra photo or two, but I have nowhere near your dedication to the art.  For 'final' pics, i may take up to thirty and keep the best dozen.  But then it's a simple 'crop', shrink to fit the screen, and maybe a final trim.  My final goal being to get the most of the model and still have it fit into the LSM page without too much size/data causing extended upload time.  What you see on LSM is the same size I see when I open it with the editor.

I’m sure I have by FAR the worst photos on all of LSM.  Mine are always cluttered and just simple snapshots. 
Unlike Peter, I have less than absolute ZERO interest in photography. As in a big, black hole. 
I will wait for a cloudy day for outside photos.

The LSM direct upload for pictures really, really helps me.  I play a bit on my phone with the crop function and the various light balances, and often can make them a bit better. Then just load them on the post and poof! Done  

The good thing about living in Texas or Biloxi is that helicopter rotors will droop much more realistically here. 😃

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On 6/24/2022 at 10:13 AM, KevinM said:

I needed something different to get the ole brain going so what I call somewhat an auto-gyro.I have been working this kit since the completion of the He-111 from ICM I have heard good things about MiniArt have to say not disappointed thus far.Well some pics I will be doing the box cover the most colorful...

 

I will get a better pic tomorrow outdoors this one sucks but it's 10:15AM and the temp is already 94' with index of 102' later it will be 98' Index of 112'like yesterday frigg'in HOT!

helo 004.JPG

helo 002.JPG

Kevin, MiniArt IS a Ukrainian Company so you’re welcome to have it in the GB if you wish.

If so I can move it over for you.

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On 6/24/2022 at 3:57 PM, belugawhaleman said:

I'm partial to French military stuff as well. I used to own a MAS 1936, a model 1944 auto

rifle and a '49/56 rifle. I also owned a Chassepot 1866 needle fire rifle that I made the

Paper cartridges for. I regret that I never found a good Lebel or Berthier to buy. I'm

currently building an AMX 13 by Tamiya, although my builds don't attract much enthusiasm apparently. I think it's cool that you can trace your ancestry that far!

 

 

 

I must be blind, because I can’t find your build thread. 😵💫

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4 hours ago, KevinM said:

I will remember that Peter so indirect light is what I am looking for?It might be my imagination but the office/model room of the shop got an LED overhang seems to lessen the details in the pics as opposed to the old neon?The camera is just an old Sony CyberShot 5.1 probably 15 years old still works for me but a stand would be nice see see a threaded 8mm(?) hole on the bottom.I use manuel inside with flash and Mac(?) outside has palm tree and one has mountains :lol:

I'm a frigg'in idiot when it comes to photography.;)

Kev

As Gaz pointed out, there are a load of methods to photograph your work and of course I know, I go way off the deep end.  Shooting outside, while the colors will be correct at mid-day, the shadows are killers and don't stand in the shade, it's even worse color wise. 

 

 

 

    

 

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