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Making of "Mercedes. 1545 parts."

Published March 30th, 2012

For this image i took apart a very detailed scale model of a Mercedes SLR 300 Uhlenhaut (manufacturer: CMC). then i placed every single piece in the correct position, took a picture of it and reassembled the whole car in photoshop. piece by piece. from the body shell to the tiny little screws. it took me almost 3 days to shoot all the parts and assemble them.
but once you got the lights set, its a pretty straight-forward process: placing the part, shooting directly to the computer, masking the part in photoshop and place it in the right position. repeat it several hundred times, and the image is done.

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Model Car Layout

Some of the parts after disassembly. The whole disassembly took more than a day due to the complexity of the model.

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Basic Layout

Experimenting with the position and angle of the main parts.

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Single Part: Seat

After the angle of the shot and the light was set, each single part was placed in position and photographed. The wheels in the image act as a reference for reassembling the individual parts in photoshop.

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Close Up

Each part had to be masked in photoshop, cut and then pasted into the final image.

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TheLadyoftheTrees
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Moni  over 2 years ago
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Just so so awesome and great - was für ein phänomenales Photowerk. Das ist PhotoART !!!! Danke.
giuscescu
Rémi Vannier  almost 3 years ago
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Well done !
...and, what about gas ?
;-)
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Damian H.  over 3 years ago
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Super patience and dedication!
novniel
Dany Novykov  over 3 years ago
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So huge work done! Great!
zuzu0588
Zulyar Turganov  over 3 years ago
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Unbelivable! Great work indeed!
marcusmphoto
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Marcus Månsson  over 3 years ago
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Wow, such a patience. I thought it was a CGI image first. This is really cool.
almiller
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Alisdair Miller  over 3 years ago
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What a wonderful piece of work. Your patience was greatly rewarded!!
hesamg59
hesamodin jeddy  over 3 years ago
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amazing.... bravooooo
VijayChhuttani
Vijay Chhuttani  over 3 years ago
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Hard work payed off pretty well.... final composition is amazing. Favd and voted :)
Thorpeland
Thorpe Griner  over 3 years ago
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That. Is. Incredible. Very well done. Amazing results!