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M.O. Round 5: Nick Barrett vs Elliott Feldman: Vanishing Point
Welcome to a completely obvious choice of subject for the 'forced perspective' R5 category I was given.
About this creation

2013 MOC Olympics

Opponent: Elliott Feldman.

'Vanishing Point'; for our younger audience, this was a somewhat trippy cult film featuring, in no particular order; the enigmatic delivery driver Mr Kowalski, a blind African-American DJ, a naked girl on a motorcycle, a Jaguar E-Type, an unfortunate encounter with a bulldozer and undisputed star of the show, a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in white.



A fairly simple FP dio of the car as it charges across the desert. The film's name just suggested it...



The Talking Heads are in my mind at this point...



The leaning telegraph poles help to draw the eye, unless seen from the wrong angle; in which case they just look odd...



Odder still is the front of the car; short and low at the front, the proportions expand to what they should be at the back.



Regular viewers often ask for an underside pic of my car builds, of which there have been a few... This time however, not a lot to see. No engine. No steering, suspension or transmission. Nothing opens, not much of an interior. It doesn't even roll very well... It's all about the distorted shape. If enough people declare an interest, I may do this Challenger properly, minus the trapezoid shape...



It makes sense again now...







Comments

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  January 9, 2014
Nice! As a lover of the film and son of a Classic Challenger Owner, I can tell you this is well done. And respectably too! No expense is spared in truly creating the illusion of one point perspective. And though your Challenger may have a trapezoidal bird's eye, it's still one of the best on MocPages. You executed that so very crucial body line that bends before the rear fender very nicely. Well done!
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  January 7, 2014
Astounding!
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  January 3, 2014
ravishingly beautiful!
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  December 15, 2013
Had always herd good things about this film but just couldn't make it through it myself. Really good MOC though, a lot of camera trickery used to get the effect. Never would have guessed there was anything odd if I had not scene it from other angles. Great job, I think I am going to have to try this movie again now.
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  November 23, 2013
This is spectacular...
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  November 23, 2013
Amazing work Nick, I love how each element individually contributes to the perspective, them combines together perfectly!
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  November 23, 2013
Amazing scene!
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  November 22, 2013
Amazing job! You have such a long road...
  November 22, 2013
Wow, 100+ likes and #1 on Across MOCpages! Congratulations, Nick, you really deserve this! :-))
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  November 22, 2013
Wow, this is by far the most impressive work of forced perspective I have ever seen.
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  November 20, 2013
Very cleaver! I like the road! Great work!
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  November 20, 2013
Beautiful car and amazing creation, that is a really long road to by the way.
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  November 20, 2013
Awesome build. I love the Trapezoid Charger
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  November 20, 2013
Great perspective and photography. I love that film. A Dodge Challenger? I'll give you the benefit of the doubt on that. Good stuff.
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  November 19, 2013
Great job on the car design. Very clever!
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  November 19, 2013
Awesome build, very clever
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  November 18, 2013
wooooow this is really so smart work .. i am very impressed
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  November 18, 2013
I have learnt so many tricks and clever technics with this stunning MOC. Thank you, Nick!!
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  November 18, 2013
Ingenious!
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  November 17, 2013
Superb FP! :)
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  November 17, 2013
That's just a beauty !!!!
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  November 15, 2013
amazing!:D
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  November 15, 2013
Great scene!! I love the way you build the car... Great!!!! 5/5
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  November 14, 2013
Wow, Nick... super stuff! :)
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  November 14, 2013
Brilliant car design! All the angles really make the build!
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  November 14, 2013
Simply brilliant!
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  November 13, 2013
Masterful use of the vanishing point perspective.
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  November 13, 2013
Super, eye-ball-bending building. One of those builds that looks so simple and is very effective but is actually quite complex. I didn't understand quite how clever the car was, until the photo of its underside. Great work and great fun too!
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  November 13, 2013
Quoting Stuart Lucas Well done again Nick... good luck in the semi- finals! What price an all UK final this year?
I'd like that a lot :-)) I can think of two people who might have something to say about it, though.
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  November 13, 2013
Quoting Elliott Feldman So well done Nick! While I do think there's room for improvement here and there, there's also a whole lot of room for improvement in mine! :P Good luck in this next round! Cheerio my good chap! :P Elliott
Thanks Elliott, and thanks for a great match.
  November 13, 2013
So well done Nick! While I do think there's room for improvement here and there, there's also a whole lot of room for improvement in mine! :P Good luck in this next round! Cheerio my good chap! :P Elliott
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  November 13, 2013
Well done again Nick... good luck in the semi- finals! What price an all UK final this year?
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  November 12, 2013
Excellent work!
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  November 12, 2013
The FP is masterful, Nick. And just when I think it IS possible for you to do a MOC with no wheels in it, you bring me back to reality. Lovely job!
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  November 12, 2013
Oh the illusion, it is brilliant!
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  November 12, 2013
Vanishing Point is such a fantastic film; the good guy is a bad guy, the cops are the bad guys and Super Soul keeps the communication flowing. Terrific MOC and watch out, he's got a supercharger.
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  November 11, 2013
Wow, you really went all the way with this, and it worked! Good luck!!
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  November 11, 2013
Absolutely genius! I love it!
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  November 11, 2013
The illusion is astonishing! I never even noticed that the car itself was also made to perspective. I really love the idea, great job!
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  November 11, 2013
I'm glad I'm the late judge on this one. I enjoyed both entries equally, and am hard pressed to choose which is best. I really like the fact that you tilted the poles and built the car at an angle, subtle yet convincing aspects of the ensemble. I'm not sold on the photography though, which is a major part of FP. If you'd have shown the entire car in the main photo, and perhaps built more of a backdrop (using forced perspective to deal with awkward angles) I'd have been even more impressed. As it is, fantastic build!
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  November 11, 2013
Saw it on Flickr, was impressed. What I didn't realise was that the car was built as a wedge too - my jaw has hit the floor.
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  November 11, 2013
Building the wedge into the car so as to match the forced perspective road, now that takes skill. You got my vote.
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  November 11, 2013
It's brilliant, man!
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  November 11, 2013
Congratulations, Nick, you got my vote. I must admit that I like both - your and Elliott's - entries very much, each in its own way, but you lifted the meaning of 'forced perspective' to a new level. Great work.
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  November 11, 2013
Quoting Elliott Feldman I had just a little hunch that you would do something with a car and a road... :P Great job on transferring 2-dimesional techniques into a 3-dimesional model! I think this will be a pretty tough round for the judges, partially because our models are just so different! So best wishes and, uhhh, cheerio (that's what you say in Britain, right? :P)!
Thanks Elliott. Good luck to us both, could go either way.
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  November 11, 2013
Very clever idea, works perfectly! I did not expect that!
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  November 11, 2013
Quoting Aidan Flynn Nick, you've done great again! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2013/11/vanishing-point-by-nick-barrett.html
Thanks Aidan!
 I like it 
  November 11, 2013
Nick, you've done great again! Blogged on BrickEnd: http://brickend.blogspot.com/2013/11/vanishing-point-by-nick-barrett.html
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  November 11, 2013
I had just a little hunch that you would do something with a car and a road... :P Great job on transferring 2-dimesional techniques into a 3-dimesional model! I think this will be a pretty tough round for the judges, partially because our models are just so different! So best wishes and, uhhh, cheerio (that's what you say in Britain, right? :P)!
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  November 11, 2013
hey man! got speed? xd, wow! Nick, you really went the extra mile, distortion of the car and poles...? whheuuuh! it s perfect! and, yeah, I d like you to make an accurate version of a challenger, red would be great, super job on this, congrats!
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  November 11, 2013
brilliant Nick! I think even if you had built the car straight it would look great - but you did a job of perfection... => awesome!
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  November 11, 2013
Wow! Nick this is brilliant! Building the car skewed was positively genius! I love the road and the way you slanted the poles . The whole build looks like a screen shot right from the movie. Incredible !
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  November 11, 2013
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Wow! This is really interresting! The effect is absolutly convincing. I would never have guessed that the car was so... "deformed". The road looks pretty long, even if it relies on forced perspective tricks. ┐How long is it actually?
96 studs. Thanks Henrik.
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  November 11, 2013
Wow, that's awesome! The road and especially the car do a great job on the depth effect! Great job! :-))
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  November 11, 2013
Wow! This is really interresting! The effect is absolutly convincing. I would never have guessed that the car was so... "deformed". The road looks pretty long, even if it relies on forced perspective tricks. ┐How long is it actually?
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  November 11, 2013
So subtle, yet so effective.
Nick Barrett
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Dr. Monster
  November 10, 2013
Wow! That is very cool Nick! I like the way you walk us the through effects beings used. Super clever stuff. Good luck.
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  November 10, 2013
This is a perfect MOC. Nothing could be done better! Brilliant work throughout, Nick, and good luck!
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  November 10, 2013
flawless execution of that one; it's pretty obvious you thought through that a few steps more than any of us did when we first viewed your page. I guess if the car wasn't also forced perspective, then the whole thing wouldn't have worked. very nice job on the vanishing point!
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  November 10, 2013
That is fantastic forced perpspective,
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  November 10, 2013
WOW, given you even bothered to taper the car, thsi has to be one of the best forced perspectives out there. Top stuff mate :)
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  November 10, 2013
Stunning forced perspective! Amazing work man! So well done!
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  November 10, 2013
Let's talk attention to detail - you put a grille on the front even though it was not supposed to be seen! I'll have Talking Heads playing in my brain until tomorrow now too. Great build Nick, the trickery in that first image is so clever, to the point of foreshortening and angling the car - it simply wouldn't have occured to me to do that. Well done sir, good luck to you. Team GB!
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  November 10, 2013
Nice perspective moc!
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  November 10, 2013
That is textbook.
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  November 10, 2013
Thanks for the comments and good wishes everyone.
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  November 10, 2013
Really nice optical illusion. Well done on adapting roof and tailgate the angled side.
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  November 10, 2013
Obvious subject matter? Maybe. Peerless execution? Undoubtedly. The road is perfect and I'm loving the work you've put into the car. Superb!
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  November 10, 2013
What a caster angle, my god...
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  November 10, 2013
Which is the grading system in your country? Photography: 100 Geometry: 100 Perspective: 100 Bricking: 100 Don't need my wishes!
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  November 10, 2013
This is just genius. The angles on the car and different stud widths throughout looks a very complex build. I take my hat off to you, sir, you never fail to astound.
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  November 10, 2013
Wow Nick! This trick is fantastic with the car and the road! Great moc! Good luck! )
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  November 10, 2013
My god. I didn't know that THIS much effort went into that one photo :-o Definitely great work; the road is perfect, and I do believe that the car should be restored... (I mean completed)
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  November 10, 2013
wow even the car is distorted, an added touch to give a perfect forced perspective build! Bravo!
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  November 10, 2013
Very nice!
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  November 10, 2013
I like the way you built perspective in the creation, great job!
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  November 10, 2013
simply genius! good luck, though i doubt you'll need it.
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  November 10, 2013
Awesome!!
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  November 10, 2013
That is just epic. The effect of the perspective is used very well, and the wall to table/desk is a good color for this use. Stunning job Nick.
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  November 10, 2013
Nick ingenious the attention to detail is just brilliant good luck in round 6:
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  November 10, 2013
cool! even with help from what you said in the post, i still cant figure out how you pulled that off!
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  November 10, 2013
What a tough assignment, very well done! Good luck, I doubt you'll need it ;)
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  November 10, 2013
Absolute fantastic built and great illusion. It works very well :) Love the back of the challenger!
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  November 10, 2013
It looks simple, but that car is incredibly complicated and cool!
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  November 10, 2013
Some of the best forced perspective work I've seen. It looks so realistic in the main picture. I also like that you even made the car the way you did to make it even more impressive.
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  November 10, 2013
Awesome! You have a lot of black peaces! Great work. Good luck! ~Bill
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  November 10, 2013
Great effect!
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  November 10, 2013
Really convincing picture. That Charger is wild!
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  November 10, 2013
Really good, I would never had guessed you made the car in forced persective too :-), Even the table and the back wall are helping in the picture. (You didn't paint the wall for this purpose, I presume ;-)
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  November 10, 2013
Epic effect! Seriously, its hard to build the car this way.
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  November 10, 2013
Wow! Great movie, great car, great MOC! I can't believe well you were able to construct the Challenger in "forced perspective mode". And, yes, I'd definitely like to see it "done properly" as well. Great job, and good luck!
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  November 10, 2013
Very convincing! Wouldn't have guessed about the car being squished without seeing that underside shot. Great build and good luck!
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  November 10, 2013
No way! Nick did a car!?! XD Awesome showing there with some absolutely fantastically mad skills. Crazy work with the car angle and the "road to nowhere" (love Talking Heads.) Beyond clever use of FP and you referenced Vanishing Point, one of those inexplicably classic films. Pure cult favorite! Splendid work and Good luck!
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  November 10, 2013
Absolutely perfect! Wow, what a stunning creation! Best of luck with the judges!
  November 10, 2013
This is stupendously good! That forced perspective is brilliant and how on earth did you make the car that shape!? GO NB I really want you to win this year!!! Good luck :-)
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  November 10, 2013
Wow! Cool idea. Fantastic scene. Dodge looks little funny ;) Excellent work!
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  November 10, 2013
very clever done.5/5
 
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