Thursday, November 17, 2011

Heinkel He III P-1 Composite

Here is my composite image of Revell's 1/32 scale Heinkel He 111 P-1 against a blue sky.
These type of composites are more difficult then they first appear.
As in the case of this model the landing gear had to be cut and photoshopped out to give the impression of flight then matched to the background. Often what one does is try to match the colour of the background to the colour of the model as close as possible. this gives a more realistic appearance. This technique is more obvious on many of my other composites.
As for the propeller motion one often sees the blades removed with a bit of blur added on photoshopped pics and I do this from time to time though it is not necessary. If you Google aircraft in flight you will notice that often the propeller blades appear to be motionless with a slight directional blur. This is more difficult to obtain. What I do is select each blade one at a time and then add a motion blur to it in the proper direction. Then moving on to the next blade. When all blades have been motion blurred I then apply the standard blur tool to the edge of the blades to blend them with the background.

Images of the model can be seen here.

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