Blenderguru photorealistic contest

My entry for Andrew's Blender Photorealism contest. Check this thread/item


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(cc) 2012 Michel Anders (varkenvarken)

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Textures used are mostly from cgtextures.com. Created and rendered in Blender with no external postprocessing whatsoever. For photo reference I used the many, many images that you can find online, eg. https://www.google.nl/search?q=Fowler+steam+engine

The model is not meant to be an exact replica of any of them (literally all of them are different) but represents the essence of a derelict steam traction engine from heydays of steam, the late 19th/ early 20th century.