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Offline Bob C.

Re: Virtual QE2 Model
« Reply #135 on: Jan 18, 2022, 03:28 PM »
Also see reply #34 at this link for a look at what the elevator call buttons used to look like back in the day. The buttons in the video are similar but not exact (they're missing the up and down arrows in the button).

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=63.msg25529#msg25529
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« Reply #136 on: Jan 21, 2022, 07:46 PM »
Great work, Bob, and exciting to see the progress !
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Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #137 on: Jan 26, 2022, 03:42 PM »
I thought it would be fun to do a before and after photo.  I used one of Michael Gallagher's photos of Stairway D from the below link and compared it to a rendering of my model from the same angle.

Let me know which decor you prefer!

https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=2296.0


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« Reply #138 on: Jan 27, 2022, 06:17 AM »
Your recreated colour scheme looks very attractive, Bob. It is wonderful to see what you can do!

I wonder would it be very dark when actually there? What colour were the carpets?

Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #139 on: Jan 27, 2022, 12:41 PM »
It was relatively dark in there because of the black leather walls and black carpet but well lit - if that makes sense. The lighting gave it a warm, luxurious feeling which is appropriate with this being the first class stairway that primarily served the first class cabin decks (1-3), the first class restaurant (Columbia) and the first class entrance to the ship, the Midships Lobby.  The Grill Room Bar/Grill Room, the high end One Deck Shop and other first class locations were just steps away too.

The carpets were a different texture than the walls but both were black (Navy blue?).  While a bit difficult to enable in the model because of lighting limitations, the texture difference and the angle difference (step risers and treads) made it easy to distinguish the step edges. At least it did when I was a teenager.  45+ years on, I might have a bit more difficulty.  I sincerely doubt this color scheme would ever be reprised today due to present day safety and ship emergency egress constraints.
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« Reply #140 on: Jan 27, 2022, 08:02 PM »
“Later” QE2 was very attractive, but your model so well captures “The It Girl” with her modern style and colours ! I have to go with the “young” QE2 !
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Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #141 on: Jan 28, 2022, 03:12 AM »
Not sure why but I found the One Deck Shop from 1969 intriguing.  Since it was at the end of 1 Deck at Stairway D I decided to play with that before moving on to Q-B Deck on Stairway D.

Here's the work in progress - about 3 hours in this so far.

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« Reply #142 on: Jan 28, 2022, 08:25 PM »
That is a rather beautiful shop -- I am not surprised that you are intrigued by it and want to capture it!

I cannot remember discussing this here before... would love to know more about it.

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« Reply #143 on: Feb 05, 2022, 10:24 PM »
Great work, Bob ! Looking forward to browsing in the shop !
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Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #144 on: Feb 07, 2022, 04:25 PM »
Great work, Bob ! Looking forward to browsing in the shop !

Looks like a lot of Lladro figurines on the shelves.  Hopefully the modeling software's 3d warehouse has something along those lines!

Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #145 on: Feb 08, 2022, 03:16 AM »
Here's a couple more shots of the One Deck Shop.  I thought the view from the back of the shop looking towards Stairway D was unique as a photo has rarely, if ever, been taken from this angle.  Still need some more inventory on the shelves and cases!  Once I finish with the lighting, I'll render a few shots. 

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« Reply #146 on: Feb 09, 2022, 09:57 AM »
Thanks Bob, you have put in a lot of hours to produce this model of the shop, which is much appreciated.

Michael Gallagher had posted the history of the One Deck Shop, which may be of interest
https://www.theqe2story.com/forum/index.php?topic=9879.msg118122#msg118122

I found this picture, which is named Harrods (not sure if it is as does not fit the olive green and gold colour description the carpet  in Michael's topic) but it may help with your modelling.

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Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #147 on: Feb 09, 2022, 01:20 PM »
Wow, what a find Lynda! Thank you very much. 

While the photo is entitle "Harrod's" the interiors are much more like the original One Deck Shop and I think it is the original shop.  I can definitely collect lots of details from this photo (e.g. carpet, wall display case materials and colors, and cabinet hardware) as I have been from Michael's discussion on the shop.

One troublesome thing though is that the lighting in this shop is brighter that I would think the can lights in the ceiling allow.  There aren't that many with groups of four over the mid-floor display cases and six over the rear shop counter as well as a few other scattered ones.  Yet the room is so bright in the photos.  I don't see any evidence of the photographer's lighting augmentation so its a puzzle to me.   
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« Reply #148 on: Feb 09, 2022, 05:37 PM »
Wow, what a find Lynda! Thank you very much. 

While the photo is entitle "Harrod's" the interiors are much more like the original One Deck Shop and I think it is the original shop.  I can definitely collect lots of details from this photo (e.g. carpet, wall display case materials and colors, and cabinet hardware) as I have been from Michael's discussion on the shop.

One troublesome thing though is that the lighting in this shop is brighter that I would think the can lights in the ceiling allow.  There aren't that many with groups of four over the mid-floor display cases and six over the rear shop counter as well as a few other scattered ones.  Yet the room is so bright in the photos.  I don't see any evidence of the photographer's lighting augmentation so its a puzzle to me.   

I see what you mean about the lighting, Bob. I believe the photo is from Michael Gallagher's collection and if it is it could have been used for a publication. Maybe Michael can confirm. 
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Re: Virtual QE2 Model
« Reply #149 on: Feb 09, 2022, 05:42 PM »
Great views of the shop !
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