I thought I'd make myself a bit more useful than usual, and while I was away last weekend with my lovely wife in Cornwall, I took some photos to use as weathering reference. They're all taken on an iPhone 5, and mostly in HDR mode.
Dingles Vintage Fairground
This was a hoot - old slot machines, ancient rides, and loads of models and dioramas of transport equipment. Here's a selection. My favourites are the zoetrope weathering and the seat detail...
|Diorama behind glass|
|Simple scene with mechanic at work|
|The simplicity of the b/g guides you to the model|
|Time for a nap? the weathering was nice on this one|
|For the film makers: a Zoetrope. Note the verdigris patina|
|A very old 'V12' dodgem car|
|Detail of worn leather seat on a waltzer|
Definitely worth a trip to Dingles if you're in Cornwall/Devon. Friendly atmosphere, great old stuff that still works, and a good café, too! Link to their site is here.
Naturally, we spent a fair bit of time on the beach and looking at sunsets etc. I'd forgotten just how nasty the city can be. Here's a reminder:
|Why is the beach wet? Because the sea weed!|
That's for the this post. Few words, no WIPs, and none of my models. Feel free to share- but please credit me for the pics if you use them anywhere. Thanks!
Photos ©2014 Peter Brown