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Robo Force Wave 2

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How do you take GIDT pictures

How do you take GIDT pictures with a camera? I can never get it to work for me.

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Posted by netkid on 28 March, 2014 - 10:56
GITD

Your sig looks pretty good!

Photographing glowing toys is a real pain in the neck. At least it was for me. The photos I posted took hours and hours to produce, and I'm still not completely happy with them. I also cheated a little. The main points:

1. You need to 'charge' the particles with a black light, ideally positioned identically to your camera view. 5-10 minutes works well enough.
2. Turn off all lights and photograph quickly, because the glow will immediately start to fade.
3. My best results were from manual camera settings, with mid-range ISO (400), mid-range Aperture (F9-11), and long exposure time (30 seconds). Trial and error is key, though.
4. This will yield a good glow picture, but you lose a lot of the definition of the parts.
5. I cheated by also photographing the toy at regular light, then blending the two pictures in photoshop to show both the detail and the glow.

There are a few decent articles online if you google 'glow in the dark photography.'

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 28 March, 2014 - 11:07
How did I miss this!!

I missed this! Now they're sold out of Wreckers! I forgot to check the Robo Force website. I only remembered when I checked this website. I might get a Sentinel though. Does anyone have an extra Wrecker for sale?

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Posted by Autobot Alex on 28 March, 2014 - 11:54
Could you build Wrecker?

Could you build Wrecker from 2 Sentinel figures, because if I can't get Wrecker, I'll build one with 2 Sentinels....

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Posted by Autobot Alex on 28 March, 2014 - 13:40
Yup

Yup!

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 28 March, 2014 - 13:48
 
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