How did they do the smoke thing?

Candy_Streeter Sep 3, 2012

  1. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    Don't ask me to explain this. A friend sent it to me. The weirdest part is, how did they do the smoke?

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  2. Hytec

    Hytec TrainBoard Member

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    Candy, you pose an interesting question, but first...What Is This Thing, What Is Its Purpose, and Where Is (Was) It? Answers to those might give a clue as to your question of "How". There appear to be a bunch of Navy types on the right side in ~100-year old uniforms, enlisted on the ground, and a few officers in the rear.
     
  3. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

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    It's Trainzilla!:wideeyes:
     
  4. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    As I said, a friend sent me this with no explanation. He's probably laughing right now. I will see if I can find out something online. It sure is weird
     
  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Looks similar to Star Wars machine. The background and foreground also have me wondering. I would not be surprised to learn this is somehow Photoshopped together.
     
  6. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    That is what I'm gonna go with, its a photoshop.

    The "train" looks to be a Star Wars Imperial AT-AT Walker, yet the foreground looks to be turn of the century
     
  7. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I sent it to a photographer friend of mine. He said it was a bad job. He sent me this part of it and said look at the difference in the layers. A big difference in the pixel count between the structure and the building

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  8. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    That's what I was looking at, when I noted background and foreground. I'm not surprised to be correct on this one.
     
  9. Virginian Railway

    Virginian Railway TrainBoard Member

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    It DOES look like an AT-AT and I should know cause I'm a Star Wars nerd.
     
  10. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I forgot to enlarge it. Here it is.

    [​IMG] It still didn't work ! Never mind
     
  11. jagged ben

    jagged ben TrainBoard Member

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    I knew without even studying closely that it was a fake, because it was obvious to me that the whole point was to make it look like a Star Wars AT-AT, and clearly back in the steam era nobody knew about Star Wars yet. Whoever did it was making a joke and not seriously trying to fool anyone.

    I do love the fact that they didn't just do the steam-locomotive-AT-AT, but also put all the guys in front like it was one of those old company photos of the engine shop crew. Clearly someone who loves both Star Wars and historic train photography.
     
  12. fireball_magee

    fireball_magee TrainBoard Member

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    For sure an At-At. Wonder if General Veers is on it or his great grand father ;) Yes a huge SW nerd here too. I have a Mythosaur Skull tat on my right arm. Oya Mando! All you need is a bi plane done as a T.I.E fighter flying over it !
     
  13. Ike the BN Freak

    Ike the BN Freak TrainBoard Member

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    It would have to be General Veers great grandson, as we all know, Star Wars took place a long time ago.
     
  14. Candy_Streeter

    Candy_Streeter TrainBoard Member

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    I know nothing about star wars. You all have the advantage :question: Well it was entertaining at least :happy:
     
  15. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Uh oh. :uhoh: :wideeyes:

    I even have John Towner Williams' "The Imperial March" on my MP3 player.....
     
  16. r_i_straw

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    This is what they were copying with steam locomotive parts. Kind of a "Steampunk" rendering.
     
  17. robert3985

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    Since nobody answered the question, it's obviously coal smoke.

    I hope you're happy now!

    Cheers!
    Bob Gilmore
     
  18. jpwisc

    jpwisc TrainBoard Member

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    Did someone honestly think this was real? I think that is funnier than the picture!
     
  19. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I don't believe anyone truly thought it was real. There seemed to at very least be skepticism from post #1.
     
  20. ken G Price

    ken G Price TrainBoard Member

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    What! You mean it's not real?[​IMG]

    I was sure that they used those on the western front in WWI.[​IMG]
     

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