Very nice work sir.
The semi G3 was done on an old ORF flat about 6-7 years ago. Plans at the time was to build and finish with the nicest parts I had. The build carried into an on and off project that took longer than I wanted it to. Over the course of a year or two looking at a barreled receiver that was still in the white the battle field pick up look caught my attention. I dug out some worn but functional cosmetic parts and went from there. Out with the new, in with the old so to speak.
I just found the correct front sight on the CETME build and swapped that out this year. That project goes back to 2013 when I bought a bipod and metal hand guard. The past 4 years looking for individual model B parts really tested my patience but I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out. More details on the CETME build in a different thread...soon!
Here's a couple of shots by themselves but I'm kind of partial to the one I posted with both of them together.
I really like the "worn" look on the G3--- with the pic, I presumed that you found the CETME Modelo B parts!!!
I walked the whole thread. This far transcends photography and steps solidly into art.
If there were large poster size prints of some of these available, they'd be hanging up in my office right now.
Unfortunately I didn't format these to any standard "print" size, if they are it was by mistake. All of what is posted here have been resized smaller than the original photo to fit, usually 800 x 600 (small) or 1365 x 768 (medium) so some of the detail is lost. The original photos are large and could be up to 4608 x 2592 pixels in size.
The gun prints I have in the marketplace were all laid out to fit a 12 x 18 frame, those are 5401 x 3601 and have a resolution of 300.
To resize some of these for a print would probably mean I'd have to crop, if room allowed, for an even margin or center the image onto a background but most likely the background margins would not end up symmetrical. From what I've read there is no rule of thumb. Even margin, wider top and bottom margins, or a bottom weighted margin where the bottom is larger than the top and sides.
Example done with the photo above on a 12 x 18 background. Frame is photoshopped. If you click on the image a second time after it loads it will enlarge again an can be + sized even further.
Haven’t been to this page in a while, looks like some of my first post went missing.
Must of been hosted with photobucket : (
I’ll have to look into that when I have a *chance.
Last edited by 21HK; 01-22-2019 at 05:25 PM. Reason: * Missing images updated