Re: MTL Circus Advertising Car
- Born and raised in Chicago. I live in one of the suburbs, which gives
me a chance, when the family will tolerate it, to photograph buildings
and details as needed. Although the layout is in various stages of
incompleteness, one of my "design breakthroughs" is to hide the
inevitable "circle of track" by modeling the IC tracks underneath the
Art Institute (now mostly covered by Millennium Park) and having the
trains run through the Michigan Avenue Bridge (currently made of cardstock).
I take reverse advantage of the perspective warping in PhotoShop to
straighten out the buildings that I can't get far enough away to shoot
head on, and use a couple of Chicago architecture books (Chicago's
Famous Buildings - Schulze and Harrington; the architecture of Chicago's
Loop - Steiner; and Chicago Architecture and Design - Zukowsky) to scale
the pictures to the right size.
Thomas Creighton Sr wrote:
> are you in the chicago area?
> Rick Saviano wrote:
> Navy Pier will be a kit-bashed creation from the Marklin Berlin train
> station - same architectural style and close to the same dimensions. I
> just haven't gotten up the nerve to start slicing away at the
> multi-hundred dollar kit yet.