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Cake Topper [message #30579] Mon, 11 July 2011 00:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar TurtlesAreCool  is currently offline TurtlesAreCool
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On the second try, the cake topper has been printed to my satisfaction. This model, once painted, will be placed on top of the wedding cake of a former college roommate of mine. It is intended to be a representation of the two of them in "fantasy" style. Now, all that remains is to paint it in the black/white/red/silver scheme I'm planning...

The model is a little over 3.5 inches tall, in case you are wondering. I'm guessing it weighs about 3-4 ounces, so it shouldn't be too heavy for the cake at all.

Regarding the pictures, I confess that I was a little lazy with these shots. I'm about *this* far from getting a new camera, as mine is a 6-year-old cheap digital one. If I jump for a better quality camera, I'll probably get a lightbox set up so I don't have to do my ghetto setup using Shapeways boxes and a few pieces of paper. Very Happy

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Re: Cake Topper [message #30581 is a reply to message #30579 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 01:28 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Your work deserve better pics ! Wink


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Re: Cake Topper [message #30582 is a reply to message #30581 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 01:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thanks, dizingof. If you have any suggestions for a better camera (and/or setup), I'm all ears. I'm highly tempted by the quality results of digital SLRs, but I don't use my camera enough to justify even the price of an entry-level one.
Re: Cake Topper [message #30584 is a reply to message #30579 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 01:48 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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its so happens that i my self on a look out for a new one too Wink

i had my eye on Canon SX30 IS



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Re: Cake Topper [message #30601 is a reply to message #30579 ] Mon, 11 July 2011 08:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Cool, make sure you share some hi-res images when it is finished..

Cheers

Oh, and Etsy have a great article on choosing and shooting with a cheap camera.

http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2010/etsy-success-the-right-came ra/

[Updated on: Mon, 11 July 2011 08:04 UTC]


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Re: Cake Topper [message #32316 is a reply to message #30601 ] Tue, 09 August 2011 04:16 UTC Go to previous message
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With the arrival of my new camera (that came fast!) is the arrival of better pictures! I still need to understand the settings of this camera, but auto mode worked well enough. In fact, I'd almost rather it didn't show quite so much detail - the rough texture of my painting is quite evident...

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