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KenS

another thing in the reducing its best to only go down by 1/3 of the resolution at max at a time. doing a huge res reduction in one step will really fuzz things out with all the interpolation going on. i did see in the past when fooling with res up photo software there were some that had some res down features as well to do better pixel interpolation than photoshop does.

 

That's good to know.  I've read that multiple steps are better when enlarging, but I hadn't seen anything about using it for reductions. But that's probably not something people do very often.

 

Something I haven't yet tried is "sharpening". For those not familiar with it, that's a step in digital photo processing that modifies the image to (hopefully) emphasize edges. It doesn't actually improve resolution, but it gives that impression.  I've been learning more about raw image processing for my non-railroad photography, and getting quite familiar with sharpening as a result, which makes me think I'll use it on the next image that ends up blurry to  see what it can do.

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cteno4

Ken,

 

its become more of an issue these days when getting increasingly larger digital files that have to be reduced down to something to use on a website at like 200x200 pixels!

 

anyhow the pros will even do some color correction, contrast, brightness etc at each stage in order to keep as much detail and crispness in the shot as it shrinks into a tiny one.

 

ive been meaning to go out and look at some of the image enhancement software packages to see if there is anything great to help with this as i do more and more of it all the time.

 

cheers,

 

jeff

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cteno4

ok some new ones for you

 

in my roaming i found some interesting paper cut out games for your interiors. probably easier to just glue onto a small block of styrene or basswood than trying to fold them up at that size. some small rod for the legs. could even build around a little smd led to have it light up, going to experiment with that.

 

pinball

http://www.matica.com/paper-craft-toys/61/Classic-Miniature-Pinball-Table-Paper-Toy-Models.html

(theres even an adams family values for maisie's house!)

 

video game

http://www.matica.com/free-flash-games/43/Papercraft-Arcade-Cabinet-Desktop-Toy.html

http://wayoftherodent.com/pa/pa_staff.htm

 

foosball

http://www.beverage.co.jp/fun/papercraft/football/

 

BOSS vending machine

http://whatilink.com/sites/default/files/Japanese%20vending%20machine%20papercrafts.jpg

 

coke vending machine

高解像度版

 

and of course pepsi

http://www.freewebs.com/jlrev/Pepsi%20Machine.bmp

 

then there is the futurama crack vending machine you may want to put some where and see if anyone notices!

Crack Vending Machine PDF pg 1

 

or for you anime fans!

http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/59463

 

and of course a pizza box at 5mm square!

 

http://fortunaswandel.deviantart.com/art/Pizza-Box-110908145

 

cheers

 

jeff

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Densha

That pizza box is impossible in N scale! Coca Cola vending machine is nice though.

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cteno4

ahh no whimps! works fine! actually needs to get hit with dull coat after printing as the toner breaks up the paper when you bend it but would work great with that addition. heres the 2 minute test complete with a leftover slice... its a 2' sq box at 4mm.

 

cheers

 

jeff

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cteno4

i think a couple of these needs to go on curt's conference table! but i would need to make mayonase and shrimp pizza for them probably.

 

jeff

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bill937ca

i think a couple of these needs to go on curt's conference table! but i would need to make mayonase and shrimp pizza for them probably.

 

jeff

 

Where`s the pineapple?

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Densha

ahh no whimps! works fine! actually needs to get hit with dull coat after printing as the toner breaks up the paper when you bend it but would work great with that addition. heres the 2 minute test complete with a leftover slice... its a 2' sq box at 4mm.

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

 

I am lost for words... :grin

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Azumanga Davo

ahh no whimps! works fine! actually needs to get hit with dull coat after printing as the toner breaks up the paper when you bend it but would work great with that addition. heres the 2 minute test complete with a leftover slice... its a 2' sq box at 4mm.

 

cheers

 

jeff

 

 

I am lost for words... :grin

 

I'm not.  He's insane. :D

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cteno4

no i'm perfectly sane its the rest of you that are wacko. its all in the perspective.

 

jeff typing with his nose while wearing the straight jacket...

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Martijn Meerts

All the sane people are boring anyway ;)

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cteno4

damn, then from my perspective i guess im boring myself...

 

on a papercraft note ive been meaning to get to the craft store to get some decent drafting tracing paper to try laserprinting on it by sticking it to regular paper and running it through. im interested to see what it will do for tiny things like the pizza box. also wondering if it will make good shoji screen material for printing more traditional things like that out and what it might do with some back lighting.

 

jeff

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cteno4

im tempted, looks nice. its sometimes hard to tell with papercraft from pictures though, so look better in pictures, others worse! but not a bad price for the file.

 

thanks

 

jeff

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Blevins18

Has anyone tried to put together the B train paper models? I attempted one last night and came up with a few things I need to work on to improve my techniques but I'm interested in hearing tips from other people too.

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Kabutoni

I haven't tried any B-train papercraft models, but I did make a prototype paper model for a future project on a Bandai chassis. I want a nice convex-style locomotive, as those are so common on small private railways, but a World Kogei model is too expensive and I'd like to make something unique as well.

 

The model I made here is much too large and all, but it was just about figuring out what it would look like in 3D. The length of the body is too long, the footplates are too large and the height is maybe too much as well. I think, in the end, this locomotive will be scratchbuilt, without much planning ahead. I'll probably make two of 'em, since I have some other power units laying around as well, but that is something for a new topic.

 

EDIT: forgot to attach picture =_=;

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Blevins18

I was pretty proud of myself for this being my first ever attempt at a papercraft model of any kind but I just bought a good cutting surface and small swivel blade exacto knife for detail work. Let the building begin!

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cteno4

Tony

 

Nice start! Great way to zero in on what you want to do!

 

 

B

 

Good on ya, that's basically all you need to get started. Go at i and enjoy!

 

Jeff

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cteno4

Mardon,

 

they look like decent pdfs and a reasonable price. I think someone here on the forum has used scale scenes buildings. i think it was the row houses though.

 

ive always wanted to do a car park like this. very easy to scratch build. i like the use of the exposed aggregate concrete for the outside walls, nice detail.

 

jeff

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macdon
Mardon,

 

they look like decent pdfs and a reasonable price. I think someone here on the forum has used scale scenes buildings. i think it was the row houses though.

 

ive always wanted to do a car park like this. very easy to scratch build. i like the use of the exposed aggregate concrete for the outside walls, nice detail.

 

jeff

 

Go for it buddy!  :)

 

Mardon

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