"Modeling History with Photoshop" Squadron 2009 Eagle Quest Presentation

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  • As a photoshop professional, I find Kon's work to be amazing in depth and detail. Combining the artistic mediums of model building, photography and digital manipulation, he has created a world where few can venture. His work brings the past to the viewer as if it's happening today, which is very important for us all to remember, less we live it all over again. Thanks Kon for your passion and being a patriot. Dave Tipps
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"Modeling History with Photoshop" Squadron 2009 Eagle Quest Presentation

  1. 1. M odeling H istory with Photoshop Eagle Quest XVIII 2009
  2. 2. Presenter, Konley Kelley Avid modeler / enthusiast Scale and 3D models … published! www.shortfuse3d.com
  3. 3. Modeling History with Photoshop <ul><li>What is Photoshop? </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop is Fun! </li></ul><ul><li>The Photoshop Diorama </li></ul><ul><li>Art Gallery </li></ul><ul><li>Case Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Other cool stuff </li></ul><ul><li>How to buy it </li></ul><ul><li>How to learn it </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A / Contact Info </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is Adobe Photoshop? <ul><li>Software for the Mac or PC that lets you manipulate the elements of a photograph. </li></ul><ul><li>Used by serious photographers and digital imaging artists for professional work in the graphics field or in website design. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Serious….huh????? Everyone ….pllleeehhhhh! <ul><li>Photoshop is fun!!!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>“ duct tape” </li></ul><ul><li>It’s also a great way to combine </li></ul><ul><li>computer graphics with scale modeling…more on that in </li></ul><ul><li>just a bit. </li></ul>My camera next to my Mac G4.
  6. 6. Photoshop’s interface
  7. 7. Everyone takes pictures of their kids….right?
  8. 8. Take one backyard Jedi
  9. 9. Google a Star Wars image
  10. 10. Kurt goes to the Darkside
  11. 11. The Saga is Complete
  12. 12. Statue of Liberty Project -- 3rd grade
  13. 13. 3rd grader, Katie, poses for the camera
  14. 14. Katie Liberty
  15. 15. Me and the Missus
  16. 16. Take a tough Ford Truck
  17. 17. Make a tough toy Ford Truck … with squirrel hitchiker
  18. 18. Normal speed
  19. 19. Warp speed
  20. 20. Christmas Give it a minute 
  21. 21. Virtual landscaping - need a new tree … exercise from my Photoshop class
  22. 22. House with new tree or… … but does it have to be indigenous to Texas?
  23. 23. Joshua Tree
  24. 24. Palm Tree
  25. 25. Giant Sequoia
  26. 26. Trufulla Tree
  27. 27. Photoshop Diorama 101 … never get dusty and can’t be broken
  28. 28. First - you have to make models
  29. 29. By the way, my wife models, too “ Beverly Hills Tank”…from a design by my daughter
  30. 30. After the model is made, you need inspiration *Check out the work of famous aviation artists Nicholas Trudgian
  31. 31. Stan Stokes Stan Stokes
  32. 32. Roy Grinnell Roy Grinnell
  33. 33. Model kit box tops … keep the ones you like
  34. 34. Computer-generated art and games
  35. 35. The real thing B-17G Flying Fortress at Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Airport
  36. 36. Get inspired by history and its heroes First Corsair ace and Medal-of-Honor winner, Ken Walsh
  37. 37. The “Ken Walsh Story” starring Viggo Mortenson Actor Viggo Mortenson Does anyone know his agent?
  38. 38. Then you need a background …keep an eye out for some of these later White Cliffs of Dover
  39. 39. English countryside English Countryside
  40. 40. Cloudy sky Sky/clouds shot found on internet. Collect and file your backgrounds.
  41. 41. Pacific ocean … 3D generated in Bryce
  42. 42. … 3D generated in Vista Pro
  43. 43. Russian Front … 3D generated in Vista Pro
  44. 44. German military train … German HO-Scale Military Train (thanks Larry)
  45. 45. German military train on fire Larry’s train on fire and 3D landscape generated in Vista Pro
  46. 46. Please take a look at some of my work
  47. 47. “ Eddie Rickenbacker” 1:48 Hawk Spad XIII, 1:48 Monogram Fokker DVII All hero aircraft 1:48 scale 26 aerial victories
  48. 48. “Douglas Bader” 1:48 Monogram Spitfire, MK.1, 1:32 Hasegawa BF-109E … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 “ White Cliffs of Dover” *mixed scales 23 aerial victories
  49. 49. “Johnny Baldwin” 1:48 Monogram Hawker Typhoon, HO Scale German Military Train Smoke and fire effects….where are the rockets? 15 aerial victories
  50. 50. “ Heinz Bar” first composite 1:48 Monogram ME-262, 3D Scratchbuilt B-17G Flying Fortress
  51. 51. “ Heinz Bar” final 1:48 Monogram ME-262, 3D Scratchbuilt B-17G Flying Fortress … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 *advantage of using 3D models 220 aerial victories
  52. 52. B-17 3D in wireframe 3D B-17G made in Strata
  53. 53. 3D B-17 w/texture map
  54. 54. “ George ‘Buzz’ Beurling” 1:48 Tamiya Spitfire Vb (Trop), 1:48 Revell Ju87B Stuka … that really is the coast of Malta *focus on the Stuka…going off course again 31 aerial victories
  55. 55. Real or 3D? … need a hint?
  56. 56. Scan scale model decals and make 3D decals - a texture map - w/Photoshop Altogether now…..Scan decals before applying to model
  57. 57. 3D “Snake” Stuka 1:48 Revell Ju-87B Stuka
  58. 58. “ Gehard Barkhorn” 1:48 Tamiya FW190D, 1:32 Monogram P-47 … girlfriend’s name GOOD 220 aerial victories
  59. 59. “Richard Bong” 1:48 Monogram P-38J Lightning … girlfriend’s picture BETTER 40 aerial victories
  60. 60. “ Pappy Boyington” 1:48 Academy F4U1-A Corsair Prop blur / muzzle flash / shell casings Earlier work….*no Zero yet 24 aerial victories
  61. 61. “ Bill Fiedler” 1:48 Monogram P-39 Airacobra, 1:48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero 3D landscape made in Vista Pro and “not so lucky” Zero 5 aerial victories
  62. 62. “ Francis Gabreski” 1:48 Monogram P-47D Thunderbolt “Razorback” “ Jug” WW2 28 aerial victories Korea 6.5 aerial victories
  63. 63. “ Don Gentile” 1:48 Tamiya P-51B Mustang, 1:32 Monogram FW-190A Focke Wulf “ Shangri La” 21.8 aerial victories
  64. 64. “ Sam Hammer” 1:48 Mauve P-40N Kittyhawk, 3D Scratchbuilt Betty bomber “ Burma Banshee” 5 aerial victories
  65. 65. 80 th Fighter Group, Northern Burma during WW2 This is Cool!
  66. 66. “Eric Hartmann” 1:48 Academy BF-109G, 1:48 ICM Yak 9 “ The Blonde Knight” 352 aerial victories
  67. 67. “ Tetsuzo Iwamoto” 1:48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero, 1:32 Monogram F4U Corsair “ victorious” Zero 202 aerial victories
  68. 68. “John Landers” 1:48 Monogram P-51D Mustang, 1:32 Hasegawa ME-262 Shiny natural metal aircraft. Sun glint off canopy 14.5 aerial victories
  69. 69. “Hans-Joachim Marseille” 1:48 Hasegawa BF-109E, 1:48 Monogram P-40 Tomahawk Published in a book on Marseille, July, ‘08 Tate, R., (2008) Hans-Joachim Marseille An Illustrated Tribute to the Luftwaffe's &quot;Star of Africa” 158 aerial victories
  70. 70. “ David McCampbell” #1 1:48 Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat, 1:700 Tamiya USS Essex CV-9 … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ‘05 34 aerial victories
  71. 71. “ David McCampbell” #2 1:48 Hasegawa F6F-5 Hellcat, 1:700 Tamiya USS Essex CV-9 and 1:700 Tamiya USS Cushing DD-376 Add to the fleet…no problem. An “unfinished” diorama.
  72. 72. “ Walter Nowotny” 1/48 Tamiya Focke-Wulf Fw-190A 1/48 Accurate Miniatures IL-2 Stormovik Iain Wyllie says hi… 258 aerial victories
  73. 73. “Butch O’Hare” 1:48 Monogram F4F-4 Wildcat, 1:700 USS Lexington CV-2 … appeared in Chicago airport presentation 12 aerial victories
  74. 74. “ Hans-Ulrich Rudel” 1:48 Ju87G1 Stuka “Tankbuster”, 1:35 Tamiya T-34 tank … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ‘05 9 aerial victories *in FW-190 500 Soviet tanks and a battleship
  75. 75. “ Saburo Sakai” 1:48 Tamiya A6M2 Zero, 1:72 Testors SBD Dauntless 64 aerial victories
  76. 76. “Stanford Tuck” 1:48 Hawker Hurricane, 1:72 Matchbox He111 … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 *cloning 29 aerial victories
  77. 77. “Ken Walsh” 1:48 Academy F4U Corsair “birdcage”, 1:48 A6M2 Zero, Die Cast Betty “ No Zeros were hurt in this film” 21 aerial victories
  78. 78. “ Joseph McConnell” 1:48 Academy F-86F Sabre, 1:48 Monogram Mig-15 … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 “ Mig Alley” 16 aerial victories
  79. 79. “Memphis Belle” 1:72 Academy B-17F Flying Fortress Bombs away! Case study a few slides away…
  80. 80. “A Bit of Lace” 1:72 Academy B-17G Flying Fortress, 1:32 Monogram FW-190A Saw in special FSM issue…had to build it.
  81. 81. “ Lace” decals – kit vs. Photoshop “enhanced”
  82. 82. “A Bit of Lace” (close-up) What a difference…
  83. 83. “Hail Columbia” 1:72 Academy B-24D Liberator … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ‘05 Great Grand-daughter of Medal-of-Honor winner, John “Killer” Kane says hi “ Ploesti Raid” Five Medal-of-Honor recipients
  84. 84. “ Enola Gay” 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945 1:72 Academy B-29A Superfortress, 3D scratchbuilt A-bomb … interesting perspective you haven’t seen before
  85. 85. 3D A-Bomb “Little Boy” … kinda weird making an Atom Bomb on my Mac
  86. 86. “ Doolittle Raid” 1:72 Revell B-25B Mitchell, 1:480 Revell USS Hornet, CV-8 These are my models at the Tyler Flight Museum. The curator snapped some pics and I used them for this image. Thank you HAMM in Tyler, TX
  87. 87. “ Faith, Prelude to Victory” 1:72 Revell B-26B Marauder FYI…the industrial background I found is an aerial shot of Chernobyl.
  88. 88. “ Faith, Prelude to Victory” 1:72 Revell B-26B Marauder (close-up) … voted best medium bomber nose art (Zotz Decals)
  89. 89. “ Dambusters” 1:72 Revell Avro Lancaster 3D Moen Dam made in Strata
  90. 90. “ The Dragon and His Tail” 1:72 Academy Minicraft B-24J Liberator Sorry – used Photoshop to “censor” the nose art in case kids are here 
  91. 91. Project Case Studies and “how to”
  92. 92. “ Bismarck Pool Trials” 1:350 Tamiya Bismarck Watch out for cannonballs!
  93. 93. Planes, torpedoes and 3D battleships … original 3D art
  94. 94. 3D Bismarck steaming to her destiny Favorite film SINK THE BISMARCK
  95. 95. Bismarck under attack…from what?
  96. 96. Swordfish in the kitchen…needs lemon … oops…remember to remove the masking tape
  97. 97. Torpedo in the kitchen
  98. 98. Swordfish and torpedo minus kitchen Isolate your scale model images
  99. 99. “ Swordfish attack the Bismarck” 1:48 Tamiya Fairey Swordfish, 3D scratchbuilt Bismarck … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ’05 *Bismarck was 50,000 tons, Swordfish was 7,700 lbs.
  100. 100. Bismarck’s sister, DKM Tirpitz ...thanks to new Photoshop camo job
  101. 101. Airfix 1:600 HMS Ark Royal and Tamiya 1:48 Fairey Swordfish NEW
  102. 102. Cloning the Memphis Belle
  103. 103. “B-17 in Action” cover by Don Greer … inspiration
  104. 104. B-17 flying over Carrollton (with a little help) … no propellor blades
  105. 105. Delete the hand - paint in some sky Second bomber…new nose art from Photoshop
  106. 106. Add nose art for cloned bomber
  107. 107. Nose art
  108. 108. Add 3D bombs
  109. 109. “Memphis Belle” done…not yet … importance of accuracy
  110. 110. Memphis Belle archive photo …had no navigation bubble on nose
  111. 111. “Memphis Belle” final image
  112. 112. “Memphis Belle” under attack 1:72 Academy B-17F Flying Fortress , 1:48 Academy BF-109G
  113. 113. A close-up … Legend 1:72 crewmen
  114. 114. Layers, layers, layers, and more layers “Battle of Midway” … appeared in FineScale Modeler, Dec. ‘05
  115. 115. #1 Background water
  116. 116. #2 Akagi model
  117. 117. #3 Akagi’s wake
  118. 118. #4 Smoke … crop out the bridge using Photoshop tools
  119. 119. #5 Fire
  120. 120. #6 Dauntless … 1:48 Accurate Miniatures “Coral Sea” Dauntless was re-decaled as a “Midway” Dauntless using Photoshop
  121. 121. #7 Propellor
  122. 122. #8 Background Dauntless
  123. 123. #9 Flak
  124. 124. #10 Rising Sun
  125. 125. Photoshop’s interface - LAYERS
  126. 126. Other cool projects… USS San Francisco CA-38 Model and Memorial Virtual Airbrushing a Tiger Tank SAHARA Lulubelle in Scale and 3D
  127. 127. Trumpeter 1:350 USS San Francisco CA-38
  128. 128. USS San Francisco CA-38 Memorial Land’s End, San Francisco, CA
  129. 129. USS San Francisco in Photoshop Naval Battle of Guadalcanal November 12-13, 1942 “Like a barroom brawl after the lights had gone out ”
  130. 130. Before Photoshop Camouflage
  131. 131. After Photoshop Camouflage “ Virtual airbrushing + Zimmerit (mosaic tile filter)”
  132. 132. “ Ambush!” 1:35 Academy Tiger I, 1:35 Tamiya Cromwell
  133. 133. SAHARA (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart NEW So what am I working on now? Inspiration… the main prop in the film is a M3 Lee tank “LULUBELLE”
  134. 134. Academy 1:35 M3 Lee “LULUBELLE” with interior NEW Bring honor back to this great tank after travesty of “Beverly Hills Tank”
  135. 135. 3D U.S. M3 Lee “LULUBELLE” NEW Used Photoshop for texture-mapping and background work…
  136. 136. 3D “LULUBELLE” on the battlefield NEW
  137. 137. 3D “LULUBELLE” on the battlefield NEW Sgt. Joe Gunn and “LULUBELLE” reporting for duty!
  138. 138. Sgt. Joe Gunn taking a smoke and water break next to his M3 Lee Tank “Lulubelle.” NEW
  139. 139. Your planes can fly…and your ships can sail!
  140. 140. Admiral Graf Spee … Admiral Graf Spee in the waters off Rockport, TX 1:400 Heller Admiral Graf Spee
  141. 141. Getting Photoshop CS4? (CS “creative suite” 10 th version) <ul><li>eBay </li></ul><ul><li>Computer stores </li></ul><ul><li>www.journeyed.com $199.98 (Mac or PC) </li></ul><ul><li>FREE 30-day trials avail on web </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop books / reference books </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Photoshop in a Book </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop “Wow” book </li></ul><ul><li>Photoshop Bible </li></ul><ul><li>… digital photography books - check the library </li></ul><ul><li>Also - Photoshop Elements $64.98 (PC) </li></ul>
  142. 142. Where to get Photoshop training? <ul><li>Richland College “home of the Thunderducks” </li></ul><ul><li>… .why go anywhere else? </li></ul><ul><li>***Come get a CE catalog because…. </li></ul><ul><li>Just kidding…any community college and check the web for training locations – call or e-mail me! </li></ul><ul><li>Ed2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Post your work! </li></ul><ul><li>… I post my stuff to ARC and Modelwarships.com. It’s fun and people respond to you  </li></ul>
  143. 143. Thank you for coming! Q&A? <ul><li>Come get a SFP Business Card </li></ul><ul><li>“ click to find Radar’s Teddy Bear” </li></ul><ul><li>Konley Kelley </li></ul><ul><li>Short Fuse Productions </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Web www.shortfuse3d.com </li></ul>“ click to find the Ammo Dump”

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