View Full Version : Restoring an old car

01-18-2005, 02:03 PM
Ok... so the idea was to find a crappy car and to restore it.<p>This was more like an idea (<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bonk.gif" BORDER="0">) I had to try... the result is not the most impressive one in quality (I know) but otherwise I am quite satisfied <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Feel free to comment! <p>The original is borroved from:<br><A HREF="http://www.photo.net/photo/pcd1892/columbia-old-car-64.3.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.photo.net/photo/pcd...3.jpg</A><p><IMG SRC="http://images5.theimagehosting.com/columbia-old-car_modified3_1024768.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>

01-18-2005, 02:11 PM
You should have put more effort into making details. Why you have thrown away all those chromy parts, huh? And I don't like wheels, I don't know what exactly but there is something wrong with'em.

01-19-2005, 06:42 AM
I agree whith wHiPsTEr, the wheels dont have any tred detail on them. The paintwork still looks very blochy and dull. Im sorry mate but I think you need to work a little longer on this one. Restorations are hard and require attension to detail and quality

01-19-2005, 07:05 AM
I totally agree with both of you. The tires were "the best" I could find at the moment and I am not pleased with them either. Those do not fit neither with the car style nor the lights&perspective.<p>The pain(t) work was hard and defenitely I would need to practice much more especially airbrushing to smooth the original car surface. What comes to the details once again I have to agree. It was "a shortcut" to remove those chrome parts because of the grass in original picture. It would have been a much harder way <U>for me</U> to remove the grass instead of the bumbers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Thank you for your comments... I keep practising when having extra leisure time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/bow.gif" BORDER="0">

01-19-2005, 07:24 AM
Use a method called median defining. Youll find it under<p>filter then noise then meian and play around with that. <p>Id recomend creating a new layer of the image then using a layer<p>mask to bring through detail Its used by proffesional model agencies to <p>smooth skin on models. This is the tutorial I use <p><A HREF="http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/count/1462" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tutorialoutpost.com/count/1462</A> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/2cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>

01-19-2005, 10:58 AM
u got some nice ideas goin may be if u spent a bit more time on it it would solve the problem of it being messy,<br>the rest is just practice,<br>apart from the obvious what every one else has said i think the body work could do with some contors