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STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« on: 03/17/2011 11:35 am »
« Last Edit: 05/23/2011 04:18 pm by Chris Bergin »

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« Reply #1 on: 03/17/2011 12:20 pm »
Sweet, Keith!  Great job on the complex.  The HTV just jumps out at you.

When I do get re-started on my ISS-Shuttle project (which I started but then stopped as I ran into setbacks) I doubt I'd be able to make it as realistic but I'd like to try.
I'll even excitedly look forward to "flags and footprints" and suborbital missions. Just fly...somewhere.

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Re: What Might Have Been
« Reply #2 on: 03/17/2011 12:22 pm »
Cool!

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #3 on: 03/17/2011 12:48 pm »
Quick housekeeping on the thread title, references, as this has pre-empted what we're working on for another story (STS-134, with some STS-133 photoshop rather than artistic).

Very, very nice work of course!
« Last Edit: 03/17/2011 02:03 pm by Chris Bergin »
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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #4 on: 03/17/2011 01:03 pm »
Thanks very much everyone and to Chris for reorganising to a better thread. Much appreciated.

One I've just this minute finished. Two or three more will complete it.

Keith

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #5 on: 03/17/2011 01:22 pm »
Please tell us about the software you used to produce these stunning images.

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #6 on: 03/17/2011 02:02 pm »
Keith,
These are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for doing this and also sharing!!
Rob

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #7 on: 03/17/2011 02:06 pm »
These images are astounding--astoundingly good-looking. I love the angles, and the model itself is an amazing piece of work. Definitely going into my desktop rotation.

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #8 on: 03/17/2011 02:08 pm »
Thanks very much everyone and to Chris for reorganising to a better thread. Much appreciated.

One I've just this minute finished. Two or three more will complete it.

Keith

Amazing!

Is this the native resolution you made them in, or will you release them in a higher res?

Thanks!

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #9 on: 03/17/2011 02:21 pm »
I love the use of the unreleased stock photo footage from STS-133 on L2, where it was used to create actual photos of a flyabout, but these are fantastic too.

Great work.

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #10 on: 03/17/2011 02:25 pm »
I love the orbiter shadow in the first image! Nice work.

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #11 on: 03/17/2011 02:51 pm »
Beautiful work!

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #12 on: 03/17/2011 04:09 pm »
Oh. My. Word.

Absolutely stunning. Thanks! ;D
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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #13 on: 03/17/2011 04:14 pm »
These are amazing!! Are these photographs of physical models?

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #14 on: 03/17/2011 04:24 pm »
4d and 3a are outstanding

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #15 on: 03/17/2011 05:19 pm »
Again, many thanks to everyone for your most gracious comments.

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Are these photographs of physical models?

Yes, they are 1/144 scale models, kits on the main, though the HTV, ATV and various other modules are scratchbuilt.

The ISS is the Inter Mountain Railways kit and I've been working on it since 1999, only building the parts as they are launched, hence my need to get as many inflight photos as possible, as often components look different once in orbit due to thermal blankets, cabling etc.

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Please tell us about the software you used to produce these stunning images.

Mainly Photoshop to cut out the model from a plain blue background. Unfortunately as it gets more complex with lots of tiny detail, I am ending up having to do a lot of the selection manually.

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Is this the native resolution you made them in, or will you release them in a higher res?

I hadn't considered higher res as I've had a lot of my model photography ripped off in the past, such as e-bay sellers using images to sell their models. Don't mean to imply anyone on this forum would do that so I may reconsider if PMd.

Hope to post another few over the next few days. Because it is a somewhat laborious task, it takes a few hours to do each.

Keith


More space model photography at
http://www.keithmcneill.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/




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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #16 on: 03/17/2011 05:25 pm »
have you modified the solar arrays for the "rip"

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #17 on: 03/17/2011 05:43 pm »
Saturnapollo - I looked at your web site photos and your models are astonishing. Great work.

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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #18 on: 03/17/2011 06:12 pm »
Concur! Love this:

http://www.keithmcneill.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/1.html

Just the way it looks, as if she's straining to complete the burn :)
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Re: STS-133/ISS Flyabout Artistic Impressions
« Reply #19 on: 03/17/2011 07:08 pm »
That's some of the best model work I've ever seen. Has your work ever been in a TV program or movie?

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