Here’s how I made a canvas wall print of my TITANIC model.I found and downloaded a suitable Hi-res picture of an iceberg for the Titanic picture from Google images.
I then cropped off the bottom and re-sized it with MS Paint, to just wider than the width of my TITANIC model.
Using a free poster creator program, http://posterazor.sourceforge.net/, I printed out the pictures of the iceberg (2 rows of 7 pages) and pasted them onto a spare piece of styrene that I had lying around. I then clamped this picture in my Workmate and put the TITANIC model in front of it and took a picture with a 12 megapixel digital camera.
I downloaded the picture to my pc and cropped the bottom and sides. I then cut the sea from the lower half of the original iceberg picture and pasted it to the waterline of the Titanic picture. Pieces of the sea were then copied and pasted at the bow and stern of the ship so that it appeared to sit in the sea and not on top of it. I then airbrushed a bow wave and wake using Paintshop Pro.
The picture was then resized so that its width was the same as the model.
The final bitmap was downloaded to a flash drive and taken to a Kodak Photoshop where it was printed on “Rembrandt” canvas.
I then took the canvas to a picture framing gallery where it was framed.
It now sits above the model as a perfect accompaniment to a great partwork.