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#19276 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:20 PM

Looks nice that one :smile:  AUTOart did a really smart job there.

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#19277 OFFLINE   Kezza

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:32 PM

Ye it's a nice 1 mate! Wanted 1 for a while! Really want the m version next

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

View PostBynx, on 16 April 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

This is the '37 Cord I bought yesterday and finally got a chance to shoot. It needed a good polishing with a coat of wax. Now its all spiffy clean. I parked it in my neighbors driveway.

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HOW did you do that,it really is AMAZING Bynx,was it Photoshop or something,you have gone up another notch again. :10: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: No need to buy real cars any more hey!!

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:08 PM

Its done the same way I shoot all the cars. It sits on a fake road close to the camera. Then by positioning the camera, the car and the driveway it all comes together. After that shot I then remove the car, road and table its sitting on and take another shot. This was done without moving the camera. Then in Photoshop the shot without the car and road is the base layer. The shot with the car and fake road is the top layer. Luckily my road blends in so well that its a simple matter of erasing around my fake road to expose the grass, driveway edge. Essentially everything is shot at the same time so its not a cut and paste thing. Ive just started exporing this kind of photography and Im really impressed with what can be done. These little model cars can be given full scale look and placed anywhere. The past or the future can be give new life.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 04:16 PM

Brilliant results Bynx,Victor does similar to this and he too has stunning results. Like has been said before i too take my hat off to you and lets hope there are many more photos like these to come,thanks again for showing the photos. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :agreed:

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:29 AM

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View PostBicolore, on 16 April 2014 - 07:45 AM, said:

Congrats on the add LFA, it looks gorgeous in red!
Thanks man, red makes the CGT look really menacing! So glad that i got a red one (although a yellow would be nice too!!).

I have a yellow one and I like it as much as the red.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:39 AM

View PostDiego Villavicencio, on 16 April 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

View PostBynx, on 16 April 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

This is the '37 Cord I bought yesterday and finally got a chance to shoot. It needed a good polishing with a coat of wax. Now its all spiffy clean. I parked it in my neighbors driveway.
Hm tell me that's the 1:1 Posted Image

It is like a 1.1/1 scale. Looks awesome in the drive way Bynx. A bit under scale, but still cool. I drove by one a while bak and was surprised how large they are.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:32 AM

View PostBynx, on 16 April 2014 - 04:08 PM, said:

Its done the same way I shoot all the cars. It sits on a fake road close to the camera. Then by positioning the camera, the car and the driveway it all comes together. After that shot I then remove the car, road and table its sitting on and take another shot. This was done without moving the camera. Then in Photoshop the shot without the car and road is the base layer. The shot with the car and fake road is the top layer. Luckily my road blends in so well that its a simple matter of erasing around my fake road to expose the grass, driveway edge. Essentially everything is shot at the same time so its not a cut and paste thing. Ive just started exporing this kind of photography and Im really impressed with what can be done. These little model cars can be given full scale look and placed anywhere. The past or the future can be give new life.

Come on, out with it...admit it. You worked at ILM circa 1979 didn't you?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:46 AM

In 1979 the only place I worked was on a kibbutz.
Oh ILM now I get it. Thanks for the compliment. But any of you guys can do this. Especially if you dont have an expensive camera. I have an expensive Nikon which is not a bonus but actually a disadvantage because the the depth of field issue. Cheaper point and shoots have great depth of field and so can get the car and the background all in focus.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:14 AM

View PostBynx, on 17 April 2014 - 06:46 AM, said:

In 1979 the only place I worked was on a kibbutz.
Oh ILM now I get it. Thanks for the compliment. But any of you guys can do this. Especially if you dont have an expensive camera. I have an expensive Nikon which is not a bonus but actually a disadvantage because the the depth of field issue. Cheaper point and shoots have great depth of field and so can get the car and the background all in focus.
Yes was a supreme compliment as I am in awe of what the ILM guys used to do for films such as The Empire Strikes Back. I imagine it's not easy getting everything framed perfectly and the scale looking correct also?

While on the subject, I've been to the Teatro Olimpico which is a small theatre in the far north if Italy which uses heavy trompe-l'oeil forced perspective for its stage set, preserved as it was from renaissance times. The effect it has to be said, is breathtaking. Apparently they even used midgets and children wearing similarly attired clothing etc. as the actors to give the impression of them appearing further "into" the set "world".
This subject fascinates me to no end. You can't always believe what you see!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 07:27 AM

Its extremely easy mt. It takes longer to set the table up than to do the shoot. I shot the scene as HDR so that was 3 images. Than I removed the road, table and car and shot another HDR sequence of 3. Combining them in Photoshop it took about 1 minute to erase the fake road to expose the real road edge and grass area. Really easy stuff. Im going out today to photograph a couple new models I bought two days ago. I will have my son shooting a sequence of the whole process. You guys have the great cars. All you need is a cheap camera and a fake road which cost me less than $40 to build.

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View PostDiego Villavicencio, on 16 April 2014 - 02:58 PM, said:

View PostBynx, on 16 April 2014 - 01:52 PM, said:

This is the '37 Cord I bought yesterday and finally got a chance to shoot. It needed a good polishing with a coat of wax. Now its all spiffy clean. I parked it in my neighbors driveway.
Hm tell me that's the 1:1 Posted Image

It is like a 1.1/1 scale. Looks awesome in the drive way Bynx. A bit under scale, but still cool. I drove by one a while bak and was surprised how large they are.

I made a set of Kellison sticks which I neglected to use because it was so windy my son had to help hold the road down instead of holding the sticks so I could get an exact size. But looking at the perspective of the wheels of the Cord with the wheels of the other car in front, I wasnt off by much.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

Quote from Bynx " I will have my son shooting a sequence of the whole process"    Sounds good to me Bynx,can't wait,you sure are giving us a treat. :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :agreed:

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:52 PM

View Postg3org3y, on 16 April 2014 - 11:30 AM, said:

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View PostCraig, on 16 April 2014 - 07:42 AM, said:

I was bidding on that, went to lunch, came back & saw the end price! Posted Image  Mind you, I don't think that you paid too much for it really.

Yes, it went crazy in the last 10 seconds (all the sniping!). I had been watching it as soon as it was listed last week and it was sitting at 0 bids up until this morning. I actually messaged the seller when he listed it to see if he'd accept a cheeky £100 to end the auction. Suffice to say, he wanted it to continue all the way through.

Given the prices for the M3CSLs of late, I agree this was a reasonable price. Almost certainly the most desirable livery for the Minichamps M1 models and these don't come up very often at all. I suspect if the auction was rerun and ending Sunday evening, the final price wouldn't be too far off £200.
Nice add. It took me forever to get one of these... I think the Andy Warhol  Art Car version is the most desirsble M1 though. Followed by the Nelson Piquet car.... I do think the BASF car has the best looking livery IMO

Agree, the Warhol is the ultimate grail but those go for genuinely mental money (minimum £500). Posted Image

I love the BASF livery, it's so iconic. I wasn't supposed to buy any more models this month (having pre-ordered the new M1 from Otto) but...well...you know... Posted Image ). No models next month...obviously...probably. Posted Image
This one is suppose to be coming out from Minichamps
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:55 PM

just picked up one of these, Autoart Nissan R390 #23 Le Mans 1997

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:56 PM

Can you get that without those stickers all over it? Maybe a fine sandpaper would do it.

Preisman, I made the Cord 10% larger. Does it look more lifelike now?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 01:37 PM

Finally ordered the Uber-Supercar, will look great next to my black P1 (Q3 :gaah: )
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 02:51 PM

View PostStu72, on 17 April 2014 - 12:55 PM, said:

just picked up one of these, Autoart Nissan R390 #23 Le Mans 1997

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Awesome!! The engine detail on it is really good, you'll love it!!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:02 PM

View PostCraig, on 17 April 2014 - 02:51 PM, said:

View PostStu72, on 17 April 2014 - 12:55 PM, said:

just picked up one of these, Autoart Nissan R390 #23 Le Mans 1997

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Awesome!! The engine detail on it is really good, you'll love it!!

cheers Craig. I had the #22 car, but sold it as the 1:1 was a DNF while the #23 came 12th overall. I now try to add Le Man racers that finished the race if there is a choice available :)
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:14 PM

View PostStu72, on 17 April 2014 - 03:02 PM, said:

View PostCraig, on 17 April 2014 - 02:51 PM, said:

View PostStu72, on 17 April 2014 - 12:55 PM, said:

just picked up one of these, Autoart Nissan R390 #23 Le Mans 1997

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Awesome!! The engine detail on it is really good, you'll love it!!

cheers Craig. I had the #22 car, but sold it as the 1:1 was a DNF while the #23 came 12th overall. I now try to add Le Man racers that finished the race if there is a choice available :)
yeah remember you saying mate, that's a good way to do it tbh. I just went with the test car.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 03:22 PM

I received this yesterday, great packaged by Antonov, Maybach 62 nestled nicely.
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

^^ Is the 600 Pullman from Sunstar? Didn't know AUTOart made it in this color?

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 04:28 PM

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I received this yesterday, great packaged by Antonov, Maybach 62 nestled nicely.

Nice add! The 62 and Phantom are already huge beasts but that Pullman Posted Image
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Posted 17 April 2014 - 06:21 PM

Yeah, it's a Sunstar Pullman, not as much detail as an AutoArt, but I like it a lot.

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:13 PM

View PostSimonV8, on 17 April 2014 - 03:22 PM, said:

I received this yesterday, great packaged by Antonov, Maybach 62 nestled nicely.
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Wow that looks much better than it was sitting in the box in my room. Happy for your addition. thank you for your purchase!

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Posted 17 April 2014 - 11:30 PM

View PostSimonV8, on 17 April 2014 - 03:22 PM, said:

I received this yesterday, great packaged by Antonov, Maybach 62 nestled nicely.
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Lovely display of those luxury cars :drool5:




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