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Gotham Nostalgic – For Cousin Joel

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About three years ago, I started getting back into railroading in a big way, specifically vintage diesel power, this time with 3d modeling instead of making actual models as I did during my adolescence. At about the same time, my dear Cousin Joel got the same wild hair up his you-know-what, but instead focused on vintage New York City Subway models, customizing O-gauge (Lionel) carriages and then building enormous, modular, elevated structures (els). He showed me his work, and that was it; I had to start on the subway theme. Both he and I, as kids, used to ride all around the boroughs exploring the far reaches of the city, marveling at the diversity of stations and carriage styles between the three lines, the IND, BMT, and IRT. To this day, the subways, in spite of the noise and other less attractive aspects, are fascinating. So this offering is for you, Joel. Thanks for the inspiration!
This scene is of a so-called “open cut,” a section of subway where the tunnel top opens into the outside environment. No such open cut exits in Manhattan, at least not at Washington Square, but heck, it’s my world, so I’ll do as I please! The carriage is an attempt at the R-1 series, which saw use in the early 1930s, and was followed by the R-2 through R-9 for the remainder of the decade.
As for the actual render, all models are once again either Bryce5 or Wings3d originals with post work using PSP8. Thanks for stopping by!
March 14, 2011
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Mar 14, 2011 4:16:27 pm
Great picture!
The background buildings are awesome.

by Ancel_Alexandre Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 4:37:07 pm
Very good work excellent job!! The critical comments would be just get some texture on the trolley car to dirty it up for overall realism.

by sglfx Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 5:12:26 pm
beau travail!

by jmb007 Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 5:19:38 pm
outstanding work!

by flavia49 Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 5:30:55 pm
Gorgeous work with great light!

by Minaya Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 5:43:32 pm
I was going to say being a native New Yorker that I’ve never seen that station before. Awesome work as usual gmv.

by Quest Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 5:50:30 pm
Excellent image!

by SIGMAWORLD Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 8:56:31 pm
That background cityscape and it's lighting is amazing,and the POV and attention to details excellent.Always admire what you can get Bryce to do!

by grafikeer Homepage »

Mar 14, 2011 9:18:48 pm
WOW.....Spectacular creation here, masterful lighting and composition, a gorgeous work without doubt!

by mgtcs Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 1:06:38 am
Awesome image; atmo and lighting!


by peedy Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 1:29:44 am
EXCELLENT work ! :)

GREAT lighting and composition.

by Imaginatos Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 5:38:44 am
Wow, great scene and work, wonderful light atmosphere!!!

by nefertiabet Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 6:02:30 am
impressive render.

by Dann-O Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 9:44:02 am
Great render!

by thecytron Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 11:14:43 am
Though I realize life gets in the way at times when it come to creating art that even though you post less often then some here I always look forward to when you do simply because I know when you do it's going to be Impressive!..(smiles)..

Detail/Design/Lighting is Off the Hook!...

by KnightWolverine Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 2:30:34 pm
Great job!

by johnyf Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 5:15:47 pm
incredible scene, the light alone is superb before i even get to the rest of it !!!!, very impressive

by 2121 Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 6:15:41 pm

by sandra46 Homepage »

Mar 15, 2011 7:54:07 pm
Fantastic image, wonderful setting and atmosphere.

by prae Homepage »

Mar 16, 2011 5:08:39 pm
Really fantastic image! Wonderful modeling and great atmosphere. Superb work!

by kftate Homepage »

Mar 20, 2011 2:16:08 pm
Outstanding work.

by artgum Homepage »

Apr 2, 2011 10:05:50 pm
Wow!! turned out great!!

by EngleWolf Homepage »

Apr 11, 2011 8:57:25 pm
Ooh lovely work! I have an uncle who'd really envy your cousin's train-works, he used to do that, but decided it was taking too much of his time so he gave all of his stuff away. Now 25 years later he says it was one of the biggest mistakes he ever made! I really like the lighting for this scene, nice and dramatic!

by NefariousDrO Homepage »

Apr 22, 2011 5:18:46 am
Stunning lighting and composition.

by faroutsider Online Now!   Homepage »

May 16, 2011 9:24:50 am
Awesome work.

by bkhook Homepage »


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