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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 08:52 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly displays his Centaur Dozer

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
paulchatfield
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Posted: Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 10:06 PM UTC
Nice one Al, i love these Engineer vehicles.
great stuff
Paul
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 02:25 AM UTC
Hi Paul,

Thanks for dropping in and the comments.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 04:31 AM UTC
Alan Another stunning piece of work from you!

Your portfolio is looking rather good with all that allied armour

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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 04:46 AM UTC
Fantastic stuff Alan. The weathering is spot on and realistic too.

Always great work.
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 05:07 AM UTC
Hi Jeff and James,

Thanks guys, this one was a lot of fun.

Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 10:11 AM UTC
Hey Al,
As usual, an great job on your Centaur !
I really love the close up shots, I wish you would do that for all your builds !!
Please don't take it as a criticism but sometimes the subjects in your pics are kinda distant and hard for my old eyes to see the details !!!
Your figures are excellent too, they really add something to the build!!!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 05:57 PM UTC
Hi John,

Thanks for dropping in and the comments, appreciated.

Not being David Bailey sometimes my pics work well and sometimes, especially with the smaller stuff and close ups just come out in a blur I normally photograph form about 6/7 inches away from the kit, a lot depends on the light.


I've also changed the settings I use and after 3 years finaly figured out how to get the flash OFF . Quality is often dependent on the state of play with the natural light, and looking at these I can see there was a shift whilst I was taking the pics.

I will endevour to do better

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 07:19 PM UTC

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Not being David Bailey sometimes my pics work well and sometimes, especially with the smaller stuff and close ups just come out in a blur I normally photograph form about 6/7 inches away from the kit, a lot depends on the light.
I've also changed the settings I use and after 3 years finaly figured out how to get the flash OFF . Quality is often dependent on the state of play with the natural light, and looking at these I can see there was a shift whilst I was taking the pics.

I will endevour to do better.




Hey Al,
Sorry to get but David Who ???
I'm not much of a photographer myself, knowing very little at all about focal length, F stops, etc.....
It's just that sometimes the photos posted on the site are way too small or taken from too far away from the subject for these myopic old eyes of mine!!!
Like I said in my earlier post, your pics of the Centaur are just great being that they get nice and close.
They really help to highlight all your hard work and efforts. !!!
If it hasn't already been suggested or done before, maybe some one should or could do a feature on photographing models !!!
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 - 10:25 PM UTC
Congrats, as usual excellent work, Alan. I think no more words are needed.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 04:25 AM UTC
Hi John,

I think there is a feature somewhere, if you have a look I might turn up.

Marcin,

Many thanks, appreciated.

Al
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 07:00 AM UTC
I must have missed this one Al it looks fantastic mate you have done a super job on the painting and weathering of this unusual subject and the figures look great too, i sympathise with you on the pic taking front i too struggle with it.

Ron.
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Posted: Monday, February 16, 2009 - 07:49 AM UTC
Hi Ron,

Comments much appreciated. This is a good conversion set. Only real problem is with the winch shackle/block which comes as one part and needs drilled out. It would have been much better as a 3 piece block, easier to thread the 'wire' through. A basic interior would also have been good as with such big hatches you need to put something inside.

Cheers

Al