COPPLESTONE CASTINGS, Rolls-Royce 1920 Armoured Car

Copplestone Castings K30 Rolls-Royce 1920 Armoured Car

Download the painting guide for Copplestone Castings‘ Rolls-Royce 1920 Armoured Car in Letter and A4 formats.  And if you’re so inclined, please vote on my model here.

6 responses to “COPPLESTONE CASTINGS, Rolls-Royce 1920 Armoured Car

  1. Good job on that beauty!

    • Under the Mountain

      Thank you, Nico. Unfortunately, I am having serious issues with the color. It looks way too yellow when I publish the image to WP and CMoN. The image looks perfectly true to real color on both of my monitors, which have been calibrated with a Spyder4. I shot these in RAW format, and developed them in Photoshop using an X-Rite color passport top set the white balance and colors. The images I have posted should look perfect. Like I said, they do on my computer. Here is the one really strange thing: when I click the window frame to move any of these images around on my monitor, the color immediately changes to the yellow color setting that appears on my published images of this model; but when I release the mouse button, the image returns to the color corrected version. This only happens on my second monitor. But it can’t be a problem with the monitor, because all my color corrections are lost when I publish the photos on the web. I am completely baffled.

  2. Hmm, always a tough one doing this across the Atlantic ocean … does it (the yellow) look more saturated than the reference model in the process PDF? It does so on my side, but I don’t notice any colour change when moving the image or the window.

    One thing that may cause issues is that you are choosing to save the image as a PNG. This file format is good for everyday use, but without going overly tech … it has major drawbacks. In regards to yours, here is something to read:

    https://hsivonen.fi/png-gamma/

    and this:

    http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GammaCorrectionAndColorCorrectionPNGIsStillTooHard.aspx

    Also, do you use the ‘Save for Web’ command in PS to save the final image to be uploaded to the web? It will sharpen the image & compress the colour (making it more saturated, as well as darker/lighter in places).

    Your image is also larger in PNG format (1.15MB) vs Jpeg (100% quality, 223kB). Try Jpeg to see if the colour change is still there.

    Best of luck!

    • Under the Mountain

      Thank you , Nico. This is a huge help. Yes, I was saving in N.A. Web/Internet, as that is what I was told to do. I just tried saving to a General Purpose 2 color managed environment in JPEG, and got the exact same results. 🙁

      Interesting thing to note: if I open the PNG or JPEG in the default Windows image viewer and move the window around, the color does not change at all. I only get that color change thing when working within a Photoshop window or posting to the Web. What’s the difference? Take a look: http://underthemountainblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/colorBad.jpg

      The sand colored image is what my model actually looks like, and what the image looks like after I apply the color correction using X-Rite’s color passport with a Spyder4 calibrated monitor. The “urine”-yellow colored version is a screen capture of a Photoshop window that I select and move.

      I am so baffled by this. I feel like I came all the way to the end with fantastic results, only to be thwarted by what I am sure is a minor technical setting. I think this will require a detailed post to Adobe, X-Rite, and Datacolor. Just baffling!

      Oh, and as for the image in the PDF and Word docs, they are *way* better than what is in this blog post and on CMoN.

  3. OK, then it really does sound like a profile conflict. Either the 2nd screen is not playing nice with it or when calibrating the main screen it conked out along the way.

    This is like a rtfm-like question, but just to be sure: the profile the calibration tool spat out is loaded in both, Photoshop and Windows’ screen management, right?

    Sorry dude, hopefully the always helpful & forthcoming gentlefolk at Adobe can help you.

    Best!

    • Under the Mountain

      Nico, I started a thread on the Adobe forum:
      http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1456743

      I hope they can help me. I’ll wait to see if they think my post is missing some pertinent information before posting the question somewhere else. Thanks again for all your help!