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1 hour ago, Gawah said:

Thanks for all the great responses.  And the welcome.  In general, do you use wood as the base?  I am not sure what MDF is...?  Thanks all!

Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) is an engineered wood-based sheet material made by bonding together wood fibres with a synthetic resin adhesive. ... As a result, MDF has replaced solid timber as a low-cost alternative in a wide range of applications.


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9 hours ago, red Dog said:

Ivanmoe, having tried this before I am awestruck by your realizations, the models are perfectly blended into your wallpapers. The perspective is perfect and these artistic renderings are awesome !!

You can't say if they are models, reals, drawings or paintings. It's an art on its own.


Beautiful !



Thank you very much, as your comments are very generous.


If you'd like me to take a stab at one of your models sometime, let me know.


If the subject is a prop, two images are required.


Take a pic in the attitude that you want displayed in the finished product.


Then, without moving the model or camera, rotate the prop 30-90 degrees (depending on the number of blades) and take a second pic.


The more data the better, so set your camera/device to its highest quality.


I can take it from there,




One more pic for the road...







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Great tips Ivanmoe


I have another technique for props

Put them into the wind and let nature do it :)


Here is one of the results:



It was the real sky too.


I took that picture being a young adult, in the streets, close to a railroad bridge and I perfectly remember a cop car stopping next to me and one of the two cops coming to help me to hold the model so that picture was taken :)



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Very nice pic of your Spit! I know a gentlemen from the UK who shoots his models against the sky, and then edits out the stand. BTW, he put's 'em way up high, on a 5m pole, and lets the wind turn the prop. Clearly, he's using a fairly serious lens on his camera. :o Lots of fun!


My whole approach to this imaging work is born out of a desire NOT to be constrained by backgrounds, real or printed/projected. As is, I can put the model whereever I want it. The only limitation is the content of the wallpaper employed. Very versatile in that regard.

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My home mades from wood from Home Depot. The first one I did was the cross which

was made from 4 plinth blocks with 45 degree points at one end. The rest required a

router for the edges. They all have inkjet printed images on glossy paper and attached

to the wood with a very thin layer of Elmer's white glue. 










Kinda fun, want to do a large scale someday.


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On 12/23/2020 at 2:25 PM, ivanmoe said:


I hope that this isn't controversial, but I image the model on a stand, then use Adobe PS to edit out the background, add prop effects, and paste the output onto free desktop wallpaper. Here are some examples:












I should add that I've gotten a lot better at this during the COVID-nonsense!






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