Author Topic: Logan's Profiles - SdKfz 231 Halbkettenfahrzeug  (Read 230983 times)

Offline apophenia

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #100 on: February 10, 2012, 07:37:47 AM »
...I do find it ironic how much the art process mirrors real life subject sometimes...

He he. Keep at 'er Logan. Sometimes these things fight you every inch of the way. But maybe it's less worth the doing if it doesn't? Looking forward to the outcome of your XP-61F wrassling  ;)
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #101 on: February 10, 2012, 07:44:53 AM »
Woooo more P-61s!!!!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #102 on: February 10, 2012, 11:05:42 AM »
Ugh, that P-61. It was bad enough drawing it the first time, with what I thought were accurate sources. Don't remind me about it.  :-X

*gets back to working on the He 100*  >:(

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #103 on: February 10, 2012, 12:23:19 PM »
I've come to realize that the only accurate sources are photos...and even they lie sometimes!

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #104 on: February 10, 2012, 01:14:45 PM »
Yes, I agree with you completely on both parts. Makes the He 280 hard, since I can't find any clearish photos of the BMW 003 installation.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #105 on: February 13, 2012, 04:31:38 AM »
Back from my holidays I see you are doing a great job with the heinkels! As always splendid in work and finishing touch! My compliments, Logan! :)  But of course I still love your vikings!

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #106 on: February 13, 2012, 07:33:32 PM »
beautiful 'Hatay' profiles, i can just imagine such a type being in use  8) a friend (who is a big 'Indy' fan) recently picked up a 1/72 'Retrokit' resin model of the tank, hmm i wonder if i can get her to do an accompanying aircraft model too ?

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #107 on: February 14, 2012, 09:37:13 AM »
Thanks, guys!  I'm working on some profiles, but they won't yield a finished product for some time yet.  If I get sick of working on the detail stuff, or I just get the urge, I'll probably crank out some more Heinkels and Vikings, but that is looking to be a bit down the road right now.

I hope you had a good time on your vacation, Paul!

Joe, I try to strive for a bit of realism on my alternate history aircraft, so I'm glad even the fantasy types look the part.  The back story for the Hatay He 46 was great fun and actually contains quite a lot of real history.  I've always been a big Indy fan, myself.  We even named our dog "Indiana" (called him "Indy") in reference to the wonderful line from the last movie.

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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #108 on: February 16, 2012, 02:21:54 PM »
Something wicked this way comes.



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Logan
« Last Edit: February 17, 2012, 08:46:10 AM by Logan Hartke »

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« Reply #109 on: February 16, 2012, 04:18:23 PM »
wicked and beautiful! :D

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #110 on: February 17, 2012, 08:58:12 AM »
Ooo, looking forward to this! So, "in the parlance of our times", this is wicked as in baaad, right  :D
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #111 on: February 17, 2012, 01:21:21 PM »
How about an update?



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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #112 on: February 17, 2012, 09:16:35 PM »
Logan I don't know how you do it, but every time you post an evolution like this you make it look easy.....and finish off with a work of art!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #113 on: February 18, 2012, 02:22:37 AM »
Thanks, Rafael!  To be honest, it's both very easy and very hard.  I'd compare it to carpentry.  There's no magic involved, no special tools or special materials.  It's just a matter of detail, patience, work, and a good eye.  Anybody can do it, it's all a matter of how much work you put in and how much you check photos, etc.

How about another preview?  Nose, no lines, 50%.



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Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #114 on: February 18, 2012, 02:35:50 AM »
And in case anybody is wondering, there are about 336 layers in the profile as is, 54 of them visible.  And that's before all the paint, markings, etc!

Cheers,

Logan

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« Reply #115 on: February 18, 2012, 02:41:44 AM »
Wonderful job, Logan! :D

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #116 on: February 18, 2012, 02:57:58 AM »
Logan, nice work on those exhaust stacks!
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #117 on: February 18, 2012, 03:43:03 AM »
And in case anybody is wondering, there are about 336 layers in the profile as is, 54 of them visible.  And that's before all the paint, markings, etc!

Cheers,

Logan

So what you are saying is that it is a little more than just colouring in... ;)
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #118 on: February 18, 2012, 03:56:56 AM »
Yeah, when you have 10 total and 3 visible layers dedicated to the welding marks on the exhausts, yeah, it's a bit more than a digital coloring book.   ;)

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #119 on: February 18, 2012, 05:06:44 AM »
Beaoootiful.

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #120 on: February 18, 2012, 05:15:02 AM »
Egad Logan!!!!  How big are your Photoshop files (if you use Photoshop)?  I made a few digital paintings back in the day with almost 100 layers and I crashed my computer due to lack of memory, and I had plenty (or so I thought).  What kind of setup are you using?
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #121 on: February 18, 2012, 05:54:57 AM »
Most of the layers don't have much on them.  The current image is 6815x2600, but the final will be a bit bigger due to the background, etc.  The machine itself is nothing special.  It's a used laptop with 4 GB RAM and Intel dual core i5-520M 2.4GHz, on Windows 7, 64-bit.  I'm using Photoshop CS5 (64-bit).  I had some trouble with it crashing, so I now use an Autosave script every 15 minutes.  Slows things down, but helps my sanity a lot.  The file itself is about 70 MB at the moment.  It should be a little lower when I get it ready for production, though.

Hundreds of layers is pretty standard for me.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #122 on: February 18, 2012, 06:04:21 AM »
And once we've clapped peepers on an example like those exhaust weld lines, those of us trying our hands at digital colouring books take no offence! Damn that's nice work  :icon_alabanza:
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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #123 on: February 18, 2012, 06:27:02 AM »
Nonsense, apophenia.  Everyone else here does awesome work.  Who do you think I learned from?  Photoshop hermits on the top of the mountain?  Heck, I live in Florida, we don't even have any mountains.  It's those here that both taught and inspired me to get to the level I'm at today.  Your work is some of the most photo-realistic on the forum, apophenia.  I love your style.

Anyway, back to the salt mines.  Doing the little detail work now.  Canopy tracks, small fairings on the tail, shading on the edges of flight control surfaces, etc.  Talos should be getting me the final lines tonight and I'll be able to bring the whole thing together.

Cheers,

Logan

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Re: Logan's Profiles - Japanese A9He1-N "Wade" Floatplane
« Reply #124 on: February 18, 2012, 07:28:16 AM »
Your He-100 is coming along very nicely, Logan!

I always enjoy watching you artists at work!

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