Superman - Volume XI

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  1. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Great deal to be had on a Supes here.
     
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  2. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Meh, "U.S. BUYERS ONLY".
    Freakin fascists. :babble:
     
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  3. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    That is a great price ,
     
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  4. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    A friend came by today and admired the CM Supes I have on display.
    I love this piece. Yet, there is a change in it I am aching to make ... replacing the eyes with glass eyes. One of the eyes seems a bit off, and I think putting the glass eyes would make it pretty cool.
    Or, get them repainted.
    Raf, you did something like this with your Supes, correct?
     
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  5. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Batman29 wrote 1 hour earlier »
    A friend came by today and admired the CM Supes I have on display.
    I love this piece. Yet, there is a change in it I am aching to make ... replacing the eyes with glass eyes. One of the eyes seems a bit off, and I think putting the glass eyes would make it pretty cool.
    Or, get them repainted.
    Raf, you did something like this with your Supes, correct?

    Yes Greg , but if I were to do it over again I would repaint them and add the 5 min epoxy, this way you won't disturb the eyelashes which were a bitch to put in , check out the video of vaders eyes I did , works great and you don't have to worry if you cut in wrong , cause there is no going back .
     
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  6. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Just trialling my new lens.
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  7. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    rrjrstatueman wrote 1 day earlier »
    Batman29 wrote 1 hour earlier »
    A friend came by today and admired the CM Supes I have on display.
    I love this piece. Yet, there is a change in it I am aching to make ... replacing the eyes with glass eyes. One of the eyes seems a bit off, and I think putting the glass eyes would make it pretty cool.
    Or, get them repainted.
    Raf, you did something like this with your Supes, correct?

    Yes Greg , but if I were to do it over again I would repaint them and add the 5 min epoxy, this way you won't disturb the eyelashes which were a bitch to put in , check out the video of vaders eyes I did , works great and you don't have to worry if you cut in wrong , cause there is no going back .

    Thanks Raf. Would you happen to have a link, or page number of the Supes and Vader?
     
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  8. Batman29 Demands Audiences

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    Stephen wrote 6 hours earlier  » 
    Just trialling my new lens.
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    Steve, great use of the shallow depth of field on this shot! What was the focal length? About 90 mm to 100 mm?
     
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  9. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    The vader eye painting , is on the vader thread page 137 and it starts at around 3:40 mark, keep in mind this was before I knew how to paint eyes , and they still look pretty cool, if I could go back I would make a lot more tones and wiggly lines , to make them look more human , but oh well
    As for sups need to look for that one
     
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  10. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Batman29 wrote 4 hours earlier »
    What was the focal length? About 90 mm to 100 mm?

    75mm Greg.
    I'm using a 50mm f1.8 portrait lens from Nikkor, though when mounted on a cropped-frame body like my Nikkon D60, 50mm becomes equivalent to 75mm and thus becomes a prime candidate for portrait-photography as it gives you some distance from the subject which leads to a flattering perspective.
    I'm very impressed with the lens - a really great buy from Amazon at £155.
     
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    rrjrstatueman wrote 15 hours earlier »
    The vader eye painting , is on the vader thread page 137 and it starts at around 3:40 mark, keep in mind this was before I knew how to paint eyes , and they still look pretty cool, if I could go back I would make a lot more tones and wiggly lines , to make them look more human , but oh well
    As for sups need to look for that one

    Thanks Raf, I checked out the video, fantastic explanation.
    I don't think this would change the actual location of the eye. I feel like the one on the left needs to be centred more to math the one on the right.
    I will explore this further.
     
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  12. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Exactly Greg it will not change the location, you would need to or have someone repaint them the way you like, and the epoxy is to give the realistic loom to them without cutting In :top: to them
     
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    Raf I am highly impressed with the added realism the eyes receive with your epoxy treatment.
    If I come across the right person to repaint Supes eyes, I will do so, and ask them to ad the epoxy treatment.
     
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  14. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    Batman29 wrote 15 minutes earlier »
    Raf I am highly impressed with the added realism the eyes receive with your epoxy treatment.
    If I come across the right person to repaint Supes eyes, I will do so, and ask them to ad the epoxy treatment.

    Good luck buddy
     
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  15. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    So I've just received a new bacth of black acrylic bases and fittd the first set of lights for Superman. Very pleased with the results.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  16. Otto Verbal Diarrhoea

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    Looks awesome Stephen ,lighting makes a huge difference.
     
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  17. Stephen Charter Lounger

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    Thanks Otto. I also have the bases for the Alien AP and Precator and I'll be setting them up next.
     
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  18. Lars Keymaster Staff Member

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    Very nice, very nice.
    Tell me Steve, how does the low-angle lighting turn out for you in practise?
    Remember we had that rather long exchange about how it might make shadowing look awkward. There simply is no real alternative if you want to be 360° acrylic and integrated with your stand at the same time but I'd like to hear your opinion now that you have it set up like that.
     
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    Nice pics stephen
    You will change the base for all cinemaquette and add light?
    I use ikea led, up to the statue and it bring them to life
    Same as Lars i would like your opinion about low angle lighting, never try...
     
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  20. rrjrstatueman Custom Daredevil

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    The lighting looks awesome steve hell yeah
     
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