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I will have plenty of cliffs and rocks so...
Here is the prototype from Google images



Here is the "ready for paint" stage. I actually have a hole in each hand for thread/rope to hang him off the cliff with.

I wish my new digital camera would take better pics. I have kodak Easyshare Z1285 but apparently do not know how to use it?
 

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Thanks, this at least gives me some ideas for more. I am also sculpting his partner on top of rock looking down.


If I up the pixels, can I still post here?
 

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Heheheheh.. nice job John.. Let me know if you want or need any photos of "real" climbers. You'll need a funny smelling VW van at the bottom as well. ..(can you model dirty dreadlocks and funky smells with sculpy)
 

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Nice work John. Never give up!
BTW, if it is a new camera, then you probably have very high res images, try moving away from the figure about 3 feet and using the auto focus feature. You can then take the image into photoshop or gimp and crop it and size it. Thats what I do with my figure images and they seem to come out much sharper.

Taken from 3 feet away at the highest resolution setting and then cropped to size,,, not need for resizing on this particular image.
 

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John,
I was refereing to better quality images. You may want to stand back a little is all I'm say. The scale don't matter for the image quality, its the distance from the image that seems to count on mine. I know you can get better lenses,,,, closeup lens that let you get up on top of the image and take a pic, but they are expensive and my solution works for me :)
 

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I know.... I was just referring to the impressive work that you achieve. What scale is this guy of yours?
 

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Thanks for the compliment then :D He is 1:20.32 scale. 1:29 is a much harder scale, but I have been experimenting with it just to see if I'm up to the challenge. I model in 1:20.32 though so there isn't much incentive to finish anything I've started.
 

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He showed it to me in Carlyle. The photos don't quite do it justice.
 

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Thanks Tom...
Here is the finished Mountain Clmber (remember it's only 1:29)

Now...his name?
 

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Looks great, John!

Have you used the 'Macro' setting on your camera? It probably has it. Look for a flower symbol.

Well done figures!
Matt
 

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Matt, I just found that setting and tried some shots but they are not in focus either...
thanks though, I'll keep trying.
 
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