Models of Old Automobiles

Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 08:35 am
I did not realize, until the end, that these were models. Absolutely amazing!


I remember some of those cars very well! Enjoy!
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 08:48 am
Wow! What a talented man.

Did he make the cars or just the buildings and landscapes? I wish he told us a bit more about it!
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 09:49 am
I believe that the buildings are models, too, but that they have been superimposed onto real landscape photos.
Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:46 am
I was thinking that he green screened several setups but theres one in which a laeyer of trees is between a background building and then another set of buildings. (Maybe the second set of buildings was greenscreened too)

Very skillful work. Hecould be a matte scene artist for the pitcher shows.

I sent this to a friend of mine who makes dioramas for train setups.
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 10:59 am
It certainly is a talented display. Most dioramas don't impress me, but if he did one, i have a feeling that it would be very convincing.
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 11:04 am
I was reading around his site a bit -- he takes the models out to a location for the scenery and monkeys around to get the right perspective:


I have received a ton of responses to the Photo Shoot Setup.

I enjoy giving away trade secrets, so here is that exact same setup, but it's at camera level. You can see how the trees, which are about a block away, are in the proper perspective to the model.

As for myself being in the shot, it has nothing to do with vanity. Really.

I do look like the prototype for the Abominable Snowman from the Rudolf the Reindeer Christmas special.
Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 11:30 am
Far out, Boom . . . thanks.

His method is even cooler than using a green screen, a blue screen or photoshopping the pics.
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Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 11:39 am
I love that picture! He's such a benevolent goofball presence there.
Reply Mon 1 Feb, 2010 03:15 pm
HA!, just like the time Uncle Stash shot me holding this little sunfish except I was waay back so the sunfish looked like Andre the Giantfish.

So he laid that entire little snow table top out in the countryside. Vera kewl.
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