Elco 80 – Part 2
At the end of last month I posted photos of Italeri’s 1/35 PT 596 on its display stand, to show all the detail, as the drift of the project was to add crew and to place it in a dynamic seascape, and some of the detail would be lost to view at that point.
The 10-man crew was also an Italeri product, and while the detail is a little soft, it is certainly on a par with other manufacturers like Masterbox.
Apart from the size of the model and the difficulties in photographing it, the issues are compounded by the sea spray/foam, which tends towards white-out when photographed conventionally.
I think I managed to get a couple of decent images of the detail of the waves, after trial-and-error with camera modes/exposures. The best seem to be when a Portrait mode was used, which includes a modest pre-flash effect and controls the washout effect.
PT 596 was based at Samar, Philippines, 1945.
16 additional images. Click to enlarge.