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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:16 pm

    Ok guys a quick update after a stroll around the forum Laughing

    Drones, and chanter are ready Laughing

    Painted as ebony wood with all junctions in ivory as per famous painting of this legendary and defiant Piper of which I'm inserting that same painting by J.B.Anderson.

    The blowstick would be painted after I mount it in place at the last moment pale

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:38 pm

    wise decission ray, you opted for authenticity. i would suggest you take a printout of the painting along with you to dispell any disbeleivers

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  RayCaruana on Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:50 pm

    Ray wrote:
    RayCaruana wrote:Ray, why don't you post on planet figure? Maybe there's a scottish modeller that can help you?
    BTW, have I ever told you that I used to play the bagpipes? And I was quite good too Cool One day I will buy one to entertain you at the club Smile

    "So I PM'd and emailed David Mitchell one of our Scottish brothers on PlanetFigure requesting help."

    Ray Caruan AKA Relax and FORGOTTEN BAGPIPE PLAYER lol! I did just that when I posted that I was stuck re bagpipes Sad

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    OOOPS!! sorry!!! Embarassed Embarassed Pec here I come Sad Sad ...I think we're in the same category after all I said in the other thread lol! lol!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:37 pm

    Interesting......... about the piper. Is he a legend or for real? I mean, did he walk blowing his pipe during the heat of a battle?

    Can you tell us more oabout pipers in battle? Were they like WWII medics, in the sense that some respect was given to them and they were not usually targeted.

    Ray, the forum is 90% successful if you have photos...... if you wish to talk we can go down to the local bar for a chat! We're in the digital world, man .......... much easier! What would you have done in the past if you had to wait for two weeks before you developed the photos!!!!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  iCocker on Sun Jan 31, 2010 8:47 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:Interesting......... about the piper. Is he a legend or for real? I mean, did he walk blowing his pipe during the heat of a battle?

    Can you tell us more oabout pipers in battle? Were they like WWII medics, in the sense that some respect was given to them and they were not usually targeted.

    Ray, the forum is 90% successful if you have photos...... if you wish to talk we can go down to the local bar for a chat! We're in the digital world, man .......... much easier! What would you have done in the past if you had to wait for two weeks before you developed the photos!!!!

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    Noel, I think it was real, some mad Scotts achieved the same feat during the Somme [WW1] and at El Alemein [WW2], probably is side effects of pure whisky : )

    What is sure brave soldiers they were and still are!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  alexbb on Sun Jan 31, 2010 10:02 pm

    iCocker wrote:
    Noel Petroni wrote:Interesting......... about the piper. Is he a legend or for real? I mean, did he walk blowing his pipe during the heat of a battle?

    Can you tell us more oabout pipers in battle? Were they like WWII medics, in the sense that some respect was given to them and they were not usually targeted.

    Ray, the forum is 90% successful if you have photos...... if you wish to talk we can go down to the local bar for a chat! We're in the digital world, man .......... much easier! What would you have done in the past if you had to wait for two weeks before you developed the photos!!!!

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    Noel, I think it was real, some mad Scotts achieved the same feat during the Somme [WW1] and at El Alemein [WW2], probably is side effects of pure whisky : )

    What is sure brave soldiers they were and still are!

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    TRUE SO TRUE CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT MUSICIANS WHERE PRIMARY TARGETS SINCE THE RENNAISANCE AS THEY WHERE CONSIDERED TO BE THE PACE/MARCH/CHARGE SETTERS OF ANY ARMY AND NO NOEL THEY WHERE NOT GIVEN THE SAME PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT RESERVED TO MEDICS QUITE THE CONTRARY.AS FOR THE SCOTISH PIPES THE EIRY SOUND OF THE PIPES ON THE BATTLEFIED DID ON MANY A BATTLEFIELD HAVE ADVERSE EFFECT ON ENEMIES WHILE IT WAS A MORAL BOOOSTER FOR THE SCOTS (IF THESE PEOPLE WITH A WARRIOR D.N.A. EVER NEED ANY BOOSTING THAT IS )

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:42 am

    Noel, hope this satisfies your apetite and as for the BAR thing you suggested re our chat, well I hope you knew what you were saying lol!

    As for the history you requested, both Ivan and Alex answered you so well from their historic repertoire Laughing

    I only copied and pasted pale

    Now, as per pics you requested, I'm making a TARTAN SBS for the benefit of anyone insane enough to tackle Cameron of Erracht Tartan, one of the more complex of all tartans Sad but it is FUN and I'm ENJOYING the MIND BLOWING it is creating, where even trying to explain it in simple words just drives you CRAZY lol!

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    About the 79th Cameron Highlanders

    The 79th Regiment of Foot was first raised as Cameron Volunteers in August 17, 1793 at Fort William from among the members of Clan Cameron by Alan Cameron of Erracht. Originally on the Irish establishment, it became part of the British Army in 1804, and in 1806 it was renamed as the 79th Regiment of Foot Cameron Highlanders.

    They fought in Egypt in Napoleonic Wars, Peninsular campaigns and at Waterloo.

    Besides the many battle honours of the regiment, probably the best known is “Waterloo". The 79th arrived on the field of battle on 17th June 1815, having fought for the best part of previous day at Quatre-Bras , where they had lost almost half of their fighting strenght dead or wounded. The regiment was hard pressed like the rest of Wellington's army during the long hours of battle on June 18th, 1815 at Mont St. Jean near the village of Waterloo. During the course of the afternoon the French subjected the British to a number of massive cavalry charges in hopes of breaking Wellington's centre. The 79th Highlanders were forced to form squares, an all around defensive formation that infantry assumed against cavalry during this period. While the French cavalry dashed themselves vainly upon the British squares, the French horse artillery moved in close to fire murderously upon the exposed British troops. The situation was desperate as entire files were blown away by the French artillery. The 79th, like many other British battalions, were near the breaking point. The pipes and drummers of the battalion were kept in the centre of the square together with the colours and the regimental staff.


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    During one of the lulls of the battle; Piper Kenneth MacKay , showing no fear, moved out of the defensive square and began to play the traditional rallying tune “Codagh No Sith” – War or Peace, The True Gathering of the Clans. MacKay's sangfroid under fire inspired his comrades, and the entire battalion.His personal courage undoubtedly led to the 79th being one of only four regiments specially mentioned by the Duke of Wellington in his Waterloo despatch. Piper MacKay was presented with a silver mounted pipes by the King for his individual bravery in this battle.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Noel Petroni on Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:29 pm

    Piper MacKay was presented with a silver mounted pipes by the King for his individual bravery in this battle.

    So he survived the battle? He has two big ones! Shocked

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:02 am

    Morn SSM Laughing

    Here's the mini SBS on the Tartan so far with the USUAL LOUSY PICS Sad

    Also I'm including a pic of the actual Tartan for clarity or an acceptable try at "clarity" Sad

    Please note that Tartan flashes used as badge backings and sleeve flashes were typically taken from the intersection of the yellow lines, and in this case the ribbon on top of the drones is no exception Sad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:30 pm

    Well Ray you now still in my heart you are an aircraft model traitor.. Evil or Very Mad But you still build and paint great work as always welldone for th SBS work... cheers

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    Very nice job

    Post  Luke on Tue Feb 02, 2010 4:31 pm

    Very nice job Ray Very Happy

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:54 am

    Luke wrote:Very nice job Ray Very Happy

    Thanks Luke, but I hope that you are studying and not trying to catch up with my number of posts Evil or Very Mad

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    No i am not

    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:37 am

    No i am not trying to catch up with your post lol! and right now i am doing exams


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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:21 am

    Ray are you touching up images on Photoshope or some other software as I do not think it is your camera that is taking lousy pics but these updates!!!!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:30 am

    Prosit man, i don;t know how i missed these pics. It is amazing to see how you build up the tartan pattern, it is already looking great. I think that painting a tartan especially on the kilt with all those pleats, is one of the most difficult paint jobs when painting figures and you alwasy make an amazing job of it. I love it. The green is also interesting, a change from the usual red tartan.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:41 pm

    Luke wrote:No i am not trying to catch up with your post lol! and right now i am doing exams

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:49 pm

    iCocker wrote:Ray are you touching up images on Photoshope or some other software as I do not think it is your camera that is taking lousy pics but these updates!!!!

    Ivan, the setting on the camera WAS BAD AGAIN, as I discovered yesterday and this morn continued to experiment. the EV was set to 0 so the light was FLOODING the pic Sad (x'jien ghajjien hux Sad ) so I don't need a new photographer after all Laughing just a SLAP on the cheek was enough to WAKE him up Laughing

    Took a couple of shots with the EV (hope it is EV Laughing ) set to -2, -1.7, -1.3 & stopped at -1 Laughing and the results are MUCH BETTER with only AutoBalance on PhotoEditor needed Laughing

    Will update new advaced pics with advanced Tartan tomorrow Laughing and also with face and back pack Laughing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:51 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Prosit man, i don;t know how i missed these pics. It is amazing to see how you build up the tartan pattern, it is already looking great. I think that painting a tartan especially on the kilt with all those pleats, is one of the most difficult paint jobs when painting figures and you alwasy make an amazing job of it. I love it. The green is also interesting, a change from the usual red tartan.

    Thanks Brian, hope I can produce decent enough pics tomorrow to show the work to a decent effect Laughing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  iCocker on Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:55 pm

    Ray wrote:
    iCocker wrote:Ray are you touching up images on Photoshope or some other software as I do not think it is your camera that is taking lousy pics but these updates!!!!

    Ivan, the setting on the camera WAS BAD AGAIN, as I discovered yesterday and this morn continued to experiment. the EV was set to 0 so the light was FLOODING the pic Sad (x'jien ghajjien hux Sad ) so I don't need a new photographer after all Laughing just a SLAP on the cheek was enough to WAKE him up Laughing

    Took a couple of shots with the EV (hope it is EV Laughing ) set to -2, -1.7, -1.3 & stopped at -1 Laughing and the results are MUCH BETTER with only AutoBalance on PhotoEditor needed Laughing

    Will update new advaced pics with advanced Tartan tomorrow Laughing and also with face and back pack Laughing

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    So the camera was bad silent

    Ray try using Adobe Photoshop [ideal CS versions] instead of PhotoEditor, nad do not use the autbalance but work with curves. The problem is with autobalance teh software will work with a simplified diagnostics already set up and might not be 100% accurate, hence with curves you manage each channel yourself. Beware also if you have basic LCD monitors, these tend to enhance images much more and would not result exactly when you go to print. Images are taken RGB and print works in CMYK, tends to darken contrast a bit more ... hope it helps buddy!

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Wed Feb 03, 2010 5:58 pm

    Ivan yes I've been missing PhotoShop for a while now and only have PhotoEditor installed in this box infront of me Sad

    Anyone has PhotShop copied on a CD mates, just maybe I can c*p> ^t Suspect Sad

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    What kind of editing ?

    Post  Luke on Wed Feb 03, 2010 6:02 pm

    What kind of editing you want to do Ray ? Because I have a programm like photoshop and it is very good for editing

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:57 am

    I can help you out. It is not the latest version but good enough for all your needs. If i knew you needed it i would have got it with me yesterday. I shall look for it and contact you and if you want we can meet up so that i hand it to you. I don't know if i will manage to come to the club next week.

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 05, 2010 12:28 am

    Up till I can get my hands on what Brian is offering me (and Liuke as well) I managed these pics after SOME experimenting with my digicam Cool

    They may not and definitely are nothing to write home about, but IMHO they are SLIGHTLY BETTER then the RECENT CRAP AND LOUSY PICS I've been shooting Twisted Evil

    Tomorrow morn (since I spent the whole afternoon after work, shooting, editing, writing down notes of what I shot and with what settings & now I've put superglue on them camera buttons Laughing ) I will start the yellow and red lines Sad on the Tartan Sad

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  RayCaruana on Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:57 am

    Ray, you can use GIMP instead of Photoshop if you like. It's a PS clone and freeware. A decent program IMO.

    http://www.gimp.org/

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    Re: Piper Kenneth MacKay

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Feb 05, 2010 8:26 am

    Ray qed tintrma zzejjed ta! Those pics are not bad at all and you are shooting quite small detail. Decide if you want my programme and i will get it for you or hand it over somehow.

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