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#41 Kilroy

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 05:02 PM

I edited all but the first post to put the information you asked, I'll do the first post soon.
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#42 Kilroy

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Posted 28 June 2016 - 01:55 PM

This shot I took today with my phone after about one minute of set up time... Someone wanted to see pictures for "Trench Gun Tuesday", so this was my contribution. For as little effort as I put into this, I love the shot.

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#43 Grease Gunner

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 04:28 PM

I have been selling off many handguns that I bought as an investment. Since better pictures on gun auctions draw higher prices, I did lots of experimenting, cameras, light boxes, studio lights,backgrounds, etc. I settled on studio lights pointing at a white background. The studio lights are loaded with daylight bulbs and they are enclosed in a tent for light diffusion. My camera Sony RX 100 II. It has loads of capabilities.I love the Preview feature!

I edit nothing, no photoshop,no cropping, I post direct to a hosting service.

The single most important component is light. Who would want to buy a gun on auction with dark pics? Thats when you get burned!!

I shoot manual mode usually 1/80th to 100th speed, f stop of F8, iso is 1600 . I know you guys will say too high on ISO, but my pics are 

good.

Here are some. If you guys have questions, you are welcome to PM me 

 

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The Number on the Star is a tricky thing to show. Since it matches the serial number on older smiths, its important

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Edited by Haris357, 12 October 2016 - 04:59 PM.

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#44 Grease Gunner

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 04:45 PM

This shot I took today with my phone after about one minute of set up time... Someone wanted to see pictures for "Trench Gun Tuesday", so this was my contribution. For as little effort as I put into this, I love the shot.

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Kilroy, you have shown 100% improvement over some of the darker pictures that you originally posted. You have the hang of it now and found that the secret is in the lighting. I have friends who get outstanding pics but they use natural light when its late afternoon and a little overcast. I dont have the luxury of doing that since if I laid out any guns in the late afternoon outside, the blue lights would be comin for me!!!


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#45 Kilroy

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:40 PM

Andy, (aalbert), I sent you a PM


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 07:46 PM

The USMC bring back Irwin-Pedersen

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F-Stop - f/5.6

Exposure - 1/13

ISO - 400

 

Same rifle, I took the picture but had a friend edit it. Hopefully soon, the rifle and it's story will be featured in a book, "Veteran Bring Backs" by Edward Tinker

 

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#47 full auto 45

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 08:20 AM

My newest P38

 

f/7.1 . 1/200 sec ISO 400

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f/5.6  1/160 sec  ISO 400

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f/3.5   1/100 sec   ISO 400

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f/7.1 . 1/200 sec ISO 400

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f/5.6  1/160 sec  ISO 3200

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#48 full auto 45

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 10:07 AM

Playing around with the grease gun pic this morning. Just a little color enhancement.

 

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:38 PM

I picked up an original USMC M1903 Unertl sniper rifle

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#50 Adg105200

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:53 PM

I like it a lot! I've always thought it would be nice if everyone could submit their best pictures of Ww2 firearms for selection and make a 2018 MGB calendar. I would buy one for sure.

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:31 PM

Me too
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Posted 30 July 2017 - 10:48 AM

Great idea, and fun in theory, but calendars are usually a losing financial proposition...It might be viable as print on demand, but as print to inventory, it's not something I would be willing to try.

 

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 05:49 PM

Great idea, and fun in theory, but calendars are usually a losing financial proposition...It might be viable as print on demand, but as print to inventory, it's not something I would be willing to try.
 
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I don't know....most guys on the forum won't help sell the calendar if their clothes are off or maybe that's not the type of calendar you all are taking about.

Ron

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

If it were marketed that most of the models have short barrels.......who knows.
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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:04 AM

Great idea, and fun in theory, but calendars are usually a losing financial proposition...It might be viable as print on demand, but as print to inventory, it's not something I would be willing to try.
 
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Maybe if enough people would want? Maybe get a list of board members who would be interested so there would be no extra inventory? Have special dates and such in it like the show and shoots etc. Just a thought. I mean I would be willing to pay pay extra. I know it wouldn't be cheap.


Haha very funny Ron. :)


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 07:21 PM

lazy day pic

 

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:22 PM

Great idea, and fun in theory, but calendars are usually a losing financial proposition...It might be viable as print on demand, but as print to inventory, it's not something I would be willing to try.
 
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Maybe if enough people would want? Maybe get a list of board members who would be interested so there would be no extra inventory? Have special dates and such in it like the show and shoots etc. Just a thought. I mean I would be willing to pay pay extra. I know it wouldn't be cheap.


Haha very funny Ron. :)


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Andrew,

 

"Full Auto 45" did a calendar on the board in 2007, and while I think he did ok on it overall, he decided not to repeat, and had many calendars remaining that never sold.  His calendar also featured some eye candy posed with the various firearms.  Print on demand would be the way to go, but it's probably not something that I would attempt myself.

 

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 11:18 AM

Looks like a good job you have done so far. Really professional set up. Carry on!


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#59 Kilroy

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 02:31 PM

Picked up a FP-45 Liberator, pistol and ammunition is vintage, the box, wooden parts and instructions are reproductions.

 

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Posted 15 April 2018 - 03:56 PM

While Im at it, I realized I never posted pictures of my Reising in this thread. M55 Reising, M1928A1 Thompson and a Raider stiletto and patch.

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