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Modeling a Photograph campaign
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England - South West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 07:29 AM UTC
Tom Cromwell shares with us a round up of the "Modeling a Photograph" campaign, which ran from 6 June 2010 to 6 March 2011.

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:24 AM UTC
Tom, nice campaign feature and nice work everyone! I like the approach of having one page per entry. that's of course only possible if you have few participants...

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Posted: Monday, May 16, 2011 - 02:10 PM UTC
Great idea and builds everyone
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 04:36 AM UTC
Fantastic builds! I especially like the ski troops.

Great feature, Tom.
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Posted: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 06:45 AM UTC
Nice work Tom I like that all the molders progress shot were on 1 page. This was a really fun campaign its a shame that only 10 people finished But I'm ready for Modeling a Photo 2 next Spring anybody else in
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Posted: Sunday, May 22, 2011 - 10:05 AM UTC
A really interesting idea for a campaign, but I have to say that it also looked to be a real challenge with some ambitious subjects, so credit to all those who completed.
It underlines how much reliance is normally made on the manufacturers' figure poses, and how much hard work has to be done to get them to do something else, especially when that is defined by a real life photo, rather than just an arbitrary variation that is easy with the pieces provided. So nice to see some rather "old-fashioned" figure bashing here.
Having said that, the stand out piece for me is the Hellcat in the sea, perhaps not such hard work in the figure department, but that is a really exciting looking and beautiful model.
Also I liked the quite daring and adventurous snow effect on the tankette and thought it worked well.
Finally, at last someone models a soldier looking in the through the hatch of a knocked-out tank; how familiar that subject is, as the cameras arrive after the fighting is over and the victorious troops advance past the devastation. Consequently there are numerous photos of this subject matter, and the captions always euphemistically describe the soldiers as "inspecting" the vehicle; in fact, what they're almost certainly doing is checking out the state of the corpses inside - and then it was someone's grim task to remove them.

Nice to see another feature round up of a campaign as well.