Weathering - My first attempt.

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Weathering - My first attempt.

Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:12 pm

Hi, I have aleays liked the 'out of the box' finish but when I saw the stuff at Expong I was taken aback. I just had to have a go. I used acrylics, (raw unber and burnt siena only), over a grey undercoat. Steve's oil drum and a gnomy skip body were my trial peices. I would like any comments that would help mr to improve.

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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:26 pm

I wish I could comment but I'm afraid that I can't even see the images. :(

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Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:29 pm

Rats! they were there in the preview, i'll have another go, thanks.



Image[img][img]http://my.gn15.info/image002.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:31 pm

Try uploading them to photobucket or a similar service.

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Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:52 pm

I can see them in topic review?
I'll try photobucket, but they are jpeg and did copy and were visible in 'preview'.[/img]
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:56 pm

the urls you're linking to are http://my.gn15.info/image002.jpg and http://my.gn15.info/image008.jpg and I suspect they are linked to your account here rather then being public.

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Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:03 pm

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If this don't work, I give up!

Actually I'll try until it does work!!!
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Postby Nick Ellingworth » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:05 pm

It did work and despite the pictures being from a mobile, it looks like you've done a damn good job. :D

I can't offer any advice since I'm still getting my head round it myself. :wink:

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Postby andrew milner » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:13 pm

The skip in particular looks really good Ray. Great first go :D
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Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:42 pm

I tryed to get a better pic of the Oil Drum :-

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:51 pm

A little assistance here, hope you dont mind Ray.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:07 pm

Feeling a bit guilty here, as I suggested to Ray to upload to my.gn15 :roll: think I see where it went wrong, but as you have now signed up to photobucket, we will work with that as it is better and easier to use, once you know how :) .

You were almost there with the images, but posted the thumbnails, rather than the images, easily done. To post the full images into the text on here, is very simple. Below the thumbnails in your photobucket album, there is probably 3 sets of coding (depending on configuration):
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IMG Code

It is the "IMG Code" one that you want here, all you do is LEFT click on it, this will automatically load the coding into your notepad, then you just go to where you want to place the image in your message and paste it into it. You can only do one at a time, so after pasting the first image, you will then need to return to photobucket, to copy the code for the second image, then paste that into your message. Then when you preview the message, you should get the full size images showing. I hope that makes sense.
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Postby CanveyRay » Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:06 pm

eeeeerrrrr yes I think so, thanks Steve.

This hobby should carry a health warning! My how time flyes!

And thanks for the help with the pics, will keep you updated on progress, started the loco too, got some On30 track......... Ha Ha Ha. I'm so easy to please! :lol:
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Postby michael » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:48 am

Good to see that you didnt give up on the pics Ray. I look forward to seeing your further progress.
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Postby Glen A » Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:59 pm

Ray,
You first attempt is already better than my 100th.
What is you address :?: , I'll send you some of my stuff to practise on :)

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Postby Sir Briand » Sun Nov 04, 2007 7:50 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Feeling a bit guilty here, as I suggested to Ray to upload to my.gn15 :roll: think I see where it went wrong, but as you have now signed up to photobucket, we will work with that as it is better and easier to use, once you know how :) .

You were almost there with the images, but posted the thumbnails, rather than the images, easily done. To post the full images into the text on here, is very simple. Below the thumbnails in your photobucket album, there is probably 3 sets of coding (depending on configuration):
Email & IM
Direct Link
IMG Code

It is the "IMG Code" one that you want here, all you do is LEFT click on it, this will automatically load the coding into your notepad, then you just go to where you want to place the image in your message and paste it into it. You can only do one at a time, so after pasting the first image, you will then need to return to photobucket, to copy the code for the second image, then paste that into your message. Then when you preview the message, you should get the full size images showing. I hope that makes sense.


That's interesting Steve. I have been using "Direct Link" to upload all mine and then follow the routine you gave. Wonder what the difference is.

Oops! Almost forgot to mention the weathering. Great stuff.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:13 pm

Sir Briand wrote:[That's interesting Steve. I have been using "Direct Link" to upload all mine and then follow the routine you gave. Wonder what the difference is.


The "Direct Link" tab gives you the URL of the picture, you still need to use the IMG tags here to embed it in the message. The "IMG Code" tab does that for you, just paste and the job is done. I think that is right anyway :) .
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Postby Sir Briand » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:47 am

Thanks Steve. Two steps less. Always like that. :D
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