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Below is my take on the following photo of the Spirit of St Louis.

While not the most technically complicated model, I found the challenge being to make a realistic looking toy-sized model of a somewhat toy-like looking full-sized plane.

 

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Thanks for looking.

 

CF.

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Can't fault it on one level but why the opposite wing to the photo ?

Apart from that superb.

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Well, it was a hard call, but I wasn't happy with the look (i.e. paint job, etc.) down the other side of the plane. The periscope was custom and looked a little too chunky, and a few other factors.

Thanks for the message!


CF

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Marvellous diorama concept, superbly executed!

 

In fact, I think it's a good idea not to replicate the photo exactly – it would invite comparisons of details. This scene could depict the setting-up of the photo session, with the photographer mulling over the alternatives and then finally deciding on the port side of the plane. ;-)

 

Being a photographer by profession, I find one detail a bit jarring: that consumer style video camera on top of the tripod! There were no video cameras in 1927, only silent film movie cameras. The likely camera in this situation would've been a Graflex Speed Graphic, the first 1912-1927 model of the ubiquitous press camera.

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This is the 1928 model, but in 1:48th scale it would look close enough to the earlier model. :-D

 

As it stands, the dio seems to depict a modern day re-enactment of the occasion, perhaps for a movie or a rock video? ;-)

 

Fantastic work, apart from the choice of camera! ;-)

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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All good points - and I agree I obviously transported myself into the super-8 era somewhere along the line - I think it calls for a correction.

 

Thanks for the comments and for looking!

 

CF

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Excellent and very realistic.

Great job !

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Ohh, I like that a lot! Nicely thought out (except for the camera, I'm a photographer too ;)) and executed diorama!!

 

DennisTheBear

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