fluffybunny, on 18 May 2012 - 10:35 PM, said:
eurotrains, I think this locomotive is great, and as others said yes that curve would be hard to capture but I think you got it perfect. With the logo I see it is built with bricks, not that I have ever brick built letters before, but I am doing some research on it for a project, would you be able to do those in plates instead of bricks? I think you could get a little more definition with your letters by using plates. Other than that it is excellent.
By the way do you have any other pictures of the trucks on the locomotive? Those look to be built very well and would like to see how you did that if you have pictures.
These letters were done with plates - I use the term "brick built" because it is 100% Lego.
You always have two options when making details like this - you can have plates run horizontal or vertical. I chose vertical for this because I think that it came out the best given the resolution available.
I have done other mosiac style logos on trains where I change from horizontal to vertical because some letters are better suited. Then you have to be lucky / good about the 5 plates : 2 bricks ratio.
The way I design these logos sometimes is to take a picture of it, figure out how big I want it, and then do a non-proportional scale in photoshop to the target size, and then another non-prop scale with nearest neighbour. Let me know if this needs more pictures to make sense and I will start a new post on it. I could probably write a program to do it in 1 hour too but I am lazy :)
iDave, on 19 May 2012 - 08:33 AM, said:
One of the nicest locomotives my company produces
I love how you got the curves for the cab done, they look awesome!
I'm curious how u would do the Vectron loc's from Siemens.
Dude, you work for Siemens? You lucky dog! You work in transport or somewhere else?
Thanks for the kind comments. I have looked quite a bit at the Vectrons but I have not seen a paint job on one that "grabbed" me yet.
The Eurorunner is one that I do want to build - I think that it has a great shape to it:
I must be getting old because the newest locos don't appeal to me as much as the 5 - 10 year old ones.
mrlegoman, on 19 May 2012 - 10:57 AM, said:
Again, another brilliant MOC! I wish I had your talents!
Oh wow that is quite the compliment.