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LNER Mallard locomotive


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My favourite as a kid with its art deco looks and having the speed record of 126mph. Back then I didn't realise it was one of a quite a few class A4's. Designed by Nigel Gresley and built in 1938 by London & North Eastern Railway in Doncaster.

I'll likely shrink it down a bit so there's more sky above the funnel but have left it like that for now so it's easier to work on and see the details.

The outline's without the background otherwise it looks even more of a mess.

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Thanks. Yes it is, I re-use the same one (obviously excluding tracks and foreground mud bank) with things scaled and moved around as it's too much work to do it again for no good reason. I added some extra blur to the grass area on this. My go to canvas size is A1, so 9933x7015px and decimals.

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44 minutes ago, VectorVonDoom said:

My go to canvas size is A1, so 9333x7015px.

Was that a typo for 9933 (i.e. 841 × 300 ÷ 25.4)? :/

594 × 300 ÷ 25.4 = 7015.7 should arguably be rounded up to 7016, rather than rounded down to 7015, but we’ll let you off! :P

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10 minutes ago, Alfred said:

Was that a typo for 9933 (i.e. 841 × 300 ÷ 25.4)? :/

594 × 300 ÷ 25.4 = 7015.7 should arguably be rounded up to 7016, rather than rounded down to 7015, but we’ll let you off! :P

Even easier way that saves brain power, create new doc and set measurement to pixels and it tells you.

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Thanks. The shadows look the same as in the reference, I don't go to the effort to do it wrong (well not usually!). The reference was actually from the other side which has a bit more piping so had to guess some of the reflections as I wanted it to face right.

I did blur the background some but it's easy to add a bit more.

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