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My Grandpa.

Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Apr 2017, 19:28

A wonderful captivating scene, that I greatly admire Kostis. BB
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 21 Apr 2017, 17:02

Dear Konrad, Torsten and Paul thank you for your kind words.
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Posted by gerry7944 on 21 Apr 2017, 19:51

Kostis

Love this one.

Great context, modelling ,and a fitting tribute to your Grandpa.

Well done.

Cheers

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 21 Apr 2017, 20:02

Incredible work, Kostis. :o It lacks nothing: a lot of detail, great painting job, wide variety of figures, perfect arrangement,...

I love it all. My very best congratulations.

Santi. :yeah:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 22 Apr 2017, 19:41

Thank you Gerry and Santi.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 23 Apr 2017, 00:44

Great idea to use a picture in the PC screen as landscape for the diorama. With your kind permission, I will copy it for future pictures. ;-)

The most close ups I see the most detail I find...and my admiration grows and grows. Simply amazing, Kostis.

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Posted by Lobowwe on 23 Apr 2017, 02:42

Awesome diorama!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 23 Apr 2017, 03:08

Great minds, on Friday last I just finished photographing my collection of toy Cowboys and Indians using my PC Screen set on Monument Valleu Utah as the backdrop. Your diorama looks better every time I view it,and this is a very good idea to pass on,but watch out guys for the black silhouette. BB
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 23 Apr 2017, 14:02

Thank you my friends. Santi, I am glad you like it. :-D
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Posted by MABO on 24 Apr 2017, 16:14

Thank you very much for the close-ups. Fantastic work, what could I say more.
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Posted by Strolch on 24 Apr 2017, 19:23

Boah... :shock: What a wonderful work :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Fantastic Details on an high Level :yeah:
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Posted by Carlos on 25 Apr 2017, 03:12

In my modeler life I have seen many, but many works, although very few have I recorded in my memory in detail.
This will undoubtedly be one of them.
To say "well done" is to stay very short.
I will look many times this diorama, not only to admire it but also to learn because you have handled many difficult techniques to perfection.
A master work.
And Kostis...proud of being able to know and maintain conversations and exchanges of ideas with a modeler of such magnitude like you.
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Posted by Susofrick on 25 Apr 2017, 09:10

I didn't think it could be better, but the closeups makes it even better! Love it even more!
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 25 Apr 2017, 09:17

Thank you Jan, Ralf, Gunnar and Carlos. :notworthy:

@ Carlos: You overestimate my skills because you are a good friend of mine, on the other hand, I am really proud to call friend, a man at the other edge of the world with your modeling quality.
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Posted by dirk on 25 Apr 2017, 13:00

A wonderful and lovely Diorama ! :yeah:

I see many Details on it - really good !
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Posted by miltiades on 26 Apr 2017, 12:21

I am so happy I came to this site just to see this awsome diorama. It is certainly one of the best I have ever seen. You managed to give all the tenderness and love in the face of the young officer, and the happiness in the face of the kid. This is real art. Could you please post a few more pics? we need to see more details.
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 26 Apr 2017, 12:23

Kostis thanks for the close ups.

The quality of all details is very high. I can even see the snake now. :notworthy:
Also I love the quality of the pictures&lighting. :thumbup:

Your use of the background is a little unsure and diverse : sometimes its abstract, or work in progress style, later its figurative or realistic. Was it difficult for you to make a choice how to present your otherwise perfect and professional looking work? :oops:

Santi Pérez wrote:Great idea to use a picture in the PC screen as landscape for the diorama. With your kind permission, I will copy it for future pictures.

Yes I agree. Very interesting idea.

The angle in which the screen is used makes much difference. It will be very difficult to get a perfect result like with a printed picture background. The computerscreen will only work perfect when your camera is at groundlevel with your diorama and the screen directed both horizontally and vertically at right angles with the camera.

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Above is an angle not right so the image gets dark and even darker towards the corner.

Positioning the background at a right angle towards the camera (not towards the diorama base) gives a much better, lighter and equal effect:
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But here the reflection of the screen can be seen as withe bars. Positioning the camera with diorama base will help and also does more justice to the perspective.

Also your use of a pronounced diorama edge makes it more difficult:
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The size of most screens is limited. We could think of using a huge flatscreen TV for a bigger image.

The extremely high quality of your diorama makes it worth continuing the photographic experiment with using the digital background. :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Apr 2017, 18:28

Thank you dirk, miltiades and Mr. Cryns. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Mr. Cryns a friend of mine took the pictures. The idea of PC screen backround is his idea. :-D
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 26 Apr 2017, 19:18

Miltiades thank you for your comments again!

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Posted by Ray.Caruana on 26 Apr 2017, 21:58

Wonderful, inspiring work!! Cannot get my eyes off it :shock: Well done my friend :yeah:
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