JACK TOMALIN APPRECIATION SOCIETY [JAS III]

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  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,765
    edited December 1969

    no it's just hiccups cough, cough. :)

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Szark said:
    no it's just hiccups cough, cough. :)

    That explains the vegetarian trolls breath, under the bed ;)

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,765
    edited December 1969

    Arrr then make him drink some antifreeze flavoured Listerine that should sort out the breath.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 15,792
    edited December 1969

    ...ever think about doing a bridge?

    Here's one where I live which could be a very nice candidate.

    st-johns-bridge-oregon-bob-christopher.jpg
    900 x 597 - 79K
    St_johns_supports.jpg
    474 x 385 - 174K
    St_johns_1.jpg
    206 x 244 - 7K
  • Robert FreiseRobert Freise Posts: 750
    edited December 1969

    That's a nice looking bridge

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 15,792
    edited November 2012

    ...one of our local landmarks. Most who don't live here only know about the Tacoma Narrows Bridge (the infamous Galloping Gertie). but the St John's is true architectural gem which (IMO) outclasses even the Golden Gate in an aesthetic sense with it's graceful Gothic lines.

    Jack, you have to model this.

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  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969
  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Agreed.. will see what I can do, it's 'right up my street though' with the gothic style ;)

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Problem with *such* a big prop is to try and think of what context they will be used in. Do you keep it low-res, for the wide shots? or do you detail it so people could use it up close (like under the bridge, on the bridge).. do you mix it up and go for somewhere in the middle?

    The model that I make then has to be able to be used in a surrounding environment. Is there one suitable already available? do I have to make that as well? If you do, you're not only creating a standalone prop but a whole surrounding set too.

    It's all these things which has to be considered before I start on big exterior pieces and often why they're left on the shelf for the time being.

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    Problem with *such* a big prop is to try and think of what context they will be used in. Do you keep it low-res, for the wide shots? or do you detail it so people could use it up close (like under the bridge, on the bridge).. do you mix it up and go for somewhere in the middle?

    The model that I make then has to be able to be used in a surrounding environment. Is there one suitable already available? do I have to make that as well? If you do, you're not only creating a standalone prop but a whole surrounding set too.

    It's all these things which has to be considered before I start on big exterior pieces and often why they're left on the shelf for the time being.

    another issue with the big mac bridge is that its over 5 miles long... kinda tough to deal with in Poser scale lol

    honestly i'd be more interested in a girder plate deck bridge, something that could be done modular style so you can make it any size needed, it would be a nice compliment to the parkside trains

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/90-ft-DOUBLE-TRACK-CITY-VIADUCT-BRIDGE-TALL-PIERS-12-inches-Kit-HO-Scale-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqV,!mEE8MRMnkU2BPSVjrn87g~~60_3.JPG

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Problem with *such* a big prop is to try and think of what context they will be used in. Do you keep it low-res, for the wide shots? or do you detail it so people could use it up close (like under the bridge, on the bridge).. do you mix it up and go for somewhere in the middle?

    The model that I make then has to be able to be used in a surrounding environment. Is there one suitable already available? do I have to make that as well? If you do, you're not only creating a standalone prop but a whole surrounding set too.

    It's all these things which has to be considered before I start on big exterior pieces and often why they're left on the shelf for the time being.

    another issue with the big mac bridge is that its over 5 miles long... kinda tough to deal with in Poser scale lol

    honestly i'd be more interested in a girder plate deck bridge, something that could be done modular style so you can make it any size needed, it would be a nice compliment to the parkside trains

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/90-ft-DOUBLE-TRACK-CITY-VIADUCT-BRIDGE-TALL-PIERS-12-inches-Kit-HO-Scale-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqV,!mEE8MRMnkU2BPSVjrn87g~~60_3.JPG

    Well, modular stuff is my bread and butter.. ;)

    Sadly that link appears to be broken.. got another?

  • Miss BMiss B Posts: 3,069
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...ever think about doing a bridge?

    Here's one where I live which could be a very nice candidate.


    What a gorgeous bridge. As Jack said, very Gothic looking. I like it!! ;-)

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    Problem with *such* a big prop is to try and think of what context they will be used in. Do you keep it low-res, for the wide shots? or do you detail it so people could use it up close (like under the bridge, on the bridge).. do you mix it up and go for somewhere in the middle?

    The model that I make then has to be able to be used in a surrounding environment. Is there one suitable already available? do I have to make that as well? If you do, you're not only creating a standalone prop but a whole surrounding set too.

    It's all these things which has to be considered before I start on big exterior pieces and often why they're left on the shelf for the time being.

    another issue with the big mac bridge is that its over 5 miles long... kinda tough to deal with in Poser scale lol

    honestly i'd be more interested in a girder plate deck bridge, something that could be done modular style so you can make it any size needed, it would be a nice compliment to the parkside trains

    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/90-ft-DOUBLE-TRACK-CITY-VIADUCT-BRIDGE-TALL-PIERS-12-inches-Kit-HO-Scale-/00/s/NjAwWDgwMA==/$(KGrHqV,!mEE8MRMnkU2BPSVjrn87g~~60_3.JPG

    Well, modular stuff is my bread and butter.. ;)

    Sadly that link appears to be broken.. got another?

    odd it was working last night, its not working now.... i'll see if i can find more pics

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited November 2012

    basically just an open deck girder plate design, often used on old city elevated train lines

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LLVWKJRDWbg/0.jpg

    Post edited by LycanthropeX on
  • M F MM F M Posts: 1,371
    edited November 2012

    How detailed would you like the model, LX?

    If it was going to be used only in the distance shots, one could bake a lightweight one using a texture map for most of the girders... however if you were going to do closeups of birdnests in the girders, fights in the beams, car chases between the pylons, etc then you'd probably want the near ones (at least) to be fully modelled including every rivet (to say nothing of the actual rails on top and the sleepers... high-poly model sufficient for tying people to the tracks? ;-) ).

    Devil's in the details X).

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  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    i'm a detail freak, i like to get in close and see all the flakes of rust

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    basically just an open deck girder plate design, often used on old city elevated train lines

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/LLVWKJRDWbg/0.jpg

    Ah gotcha.. thanks. I have something like that on the list already as it happens.. ;)

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    i'm a detail freak, i like to get in close and see all the flakes of rust

    Amen to that!

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    looking forward to the girder plate bridge. I've got something planned for the parkside passenger car

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,765
    edited December 1969

    and I am just a freak

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Szark said:
    and I am just a freak

    Don't forget the 'flakes of rust'! :lol:

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    and i thought he was a rusty flake

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,765
    edited December 1969

    Yep and proud

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    Szark said:
    Yep and proud

    Yea, we're all flakes around here Szark, you're in good company ;)

  • SzarkSzark Posts: 8,765
    edited December 1969

    Yeah "rusty" upset me a but....


    ..corn flakes doen't rust.

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    would you prefer frosty flake?

  • Jack TomalinJack Tomalin Posts: 4,750
    edited December 1969

    or Crunchy Nut? lol

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 15,792
    edited December 1969

    ...or snow...

  • LycanthropeXLycanthropeX Posts: 2,199
    edited December 1969

    just got Poser Pro 2012 today, yay

    won it in the 31 days of hell contest

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