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Old 01-09-2017, 06:06 AM
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Very good.
That idea to use wire to extend the crescent is interesting. It could be a nice artistic addition, maybe spray paint the wire in a shade of gold or use some of that decorative craft wire.
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Beautiful, very colorful!
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:54 PM
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getting ready for my own build. I worked up the graphics a little bit more,
and after reading the warping issues I double laminated the moon using the
bonding trick from this thread:

Bonding (gluing) with cling film (food wrap). IT WORKS!

I first laminated two layers of 65lb paper, then I laminated that to a manila
envelope. That should be thick enough so when I glue that to corrugated
cardboard I won't get any warping from the white glue. I am expecting my
moon to be at least 6mm thick, and I have printed yellow paper to fill the 6
mil thickness to make the moon look like a solid piece. I have also done some
color work on one of paperpino's celestial globes, and plan to use that as an
"awning" over the courtyard with embedded LED lighting so the whole thing
acts like a night light. paperpino's globe will be printed put together as a half
dome, with print on both sides, actually I just printed the northern hemisphere
at 101% and fit the 100% sized southern hemisphere on the inside to make a
dome like at grand central station. this way I can run the wiring for the leds
between the two layers so no wires show.







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Looks like a good plan. Those added lights will really make it stand out.
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still playing with colors:




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Old 01-23-2017, 10:41 PM
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Quite wonderful to see all these builds of this vintage model and so many of the alterations I've thought of but never realized. Putting the actual moon's surface on the crescent looks great. I'm particularly interested in seeing the black and white version assembled as that will look the most "moonish" to me.

ps. Someone should do a "green cheese" version!
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If we extract only the black channel, the kit can be used to be recolored,
Can you tell me of a good introduction to this?
I know how to fill areas of a certain colour with another colour by using a "magic wand" tool, but to delete every colour except one like black outlines, epecially when these are not in one piece, is another matter.
This would be extremely helpful for recolouring!

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I use PaintShopPro. You can open the pages with the Moon crescents then use the Lasso select tool to outline the crescent so just that area will be affected by any editing you do.
You can then goto Adjust>Hue and Saturation>Colorize and play with the sliders to get the crescents to the shade of green you want.
There are most likely similar controls in other graphics programs like PhotoShop

Here is an example:
Moon Palace-mimpgrnm2.jpg
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Can you tell me of a good introduction to this?
I know how to fill areas of a certain colour with another colour by using a "magic wand" tool, but to delete every colour except one like black outlines, epecially when these are not in one piece, is another matter.
This would be extremely helpful for recolouring!

Cheers, Martin

This is a quick glance at how I do it using Photoshop:


1. Convert the image to CMYK mode.

Moon Palace-clip.jpg






2. Select only the key (Black) channel from the channels panel.


Moon Palace-clip_2.jpg






3. If the black lines show too washed, use the "levels" control to darken them.


Moon Palace-clip_3.jpg




After that, you can select all (Ctrl+A) and copy that channel to a new image for editing. The result is all the darkest lineart isolated from the original image.

Take into account that it may show some darker shadows too, as some bricks and parts of the conical roof in the last picture. You can solve that by using several methods: eraser, magic wand, burn/dodge tool, brightness/contrast, levels, etc.


Hope that helps you!
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Old 01-24-2017, 01:53 PM
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the thing is, there are dozens of photo editing software programs out there and within each of them probably a dozen or so ways to do it. What you need to do if find ONE photo editing program that you get reasonable success using, and then explore how that one can be used to get the job done. Personally I use the 1999 version of Paint shop pro (6.0) the ones afterwards are too complicated for me, and things like photoshop, gimp, Ifranview, all don't work for me although I tried.
I've now been using PSP for over 17 years, and it has yet to fail me. I've spend 1,000's of hours learning its tricks and trades, and I'm not about to start that learning curve again. FWIW.

oh and to get the colors in the B&W moon I cut away all the parts that were not the moon, then applied Colors->Adjust->red/green/blue and played with the sliders till I got my shade of yellow that I liked. Actually I found the color yellow halfway to what I wanted and then applied the shift a second time to get it perfect.
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