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#451 OFFLINE   vulpex

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Posted 10 March 2020 - 02:29 AM

My next model is the Ferrari F40.

I can't tell you exactly why but like many of you I am a big fan of the F40. This car wasn't very successful on the race track and there have been Ferraris with more elegant body shape. But the F40 has a special kind of magic that not many other cars have and it really touches a chord.

Sadly (and hard to understand) model manufacturers like BBR, CMC etc. never provided us collectors with a high end diecast in 1/18 scale. I'm sure a high quality F40 (let's say by BBR) would sell like hell but for whatever reason we get offered only resin - good looking but sealed. :gaah: So I sidestepped to 1/64 scale. :nice:

When I  saw the 1/64 F40 by Tomica (Limted Vintage NE series) for the very first time I immediately fell in love. Really amazing what Tomica did with the F40: It is tiny, it is diecast, it has a 100% sharp body and it is OPENING: At least front hood as well as engine hood can be opened while the doors are sealed. Yes, it is expensive (at least for a 1/64) but it is worth every cent IMO and it will help me waiting for my collector's dream - a high end 1/18 diecast...  :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 12:08 PM

Not a single comment on this splendid tiny model by Tomica seems to indicate that here on DX 1/64 scale still does not get the appreciation it deserves.
Or maybe my pictures are not able to do justice to this little gem?  :rolleyes:
Anyway - I won't give up trying to convince you how enjoyable this 1/64 universe is... :yahoo:

Meanwhile the visitors of my thread are used to switch between 1/64 and 1/18 and you will not be surprised that with my next model we switch back to 1/18 scale again.

No need to spend much words about the car: Famous Porsche 917K, winner of the 24h of Le Mans 1970.
If you ask me about my top 5 race cars ever  - the 917K would definetely be part of this ranking.
It's a decent model by AUTOart and I love it simply because I love the 917K.

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Posted 19 March 2020 - 02:32 PM

Stunning photos and a sharp looking model,an all time classic piece of prime Pork. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:

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Posted 20 March 2020 - 10:54 AM

View Postdrivinghermad, on 19 March 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

Stunning photos and a sharp looking model,an all time classic piece of prime Pork. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:
Thanks you Sir! :danke:
The 917K indeed is an all time classic and a timeless beauty - I would be pretty sure that you have it in 1/12, don't you? :occasion14:

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Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:03 AM

Some very different but interesting subject matter with excellent photographs mate!!

:10: :rock:
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Posted 21 March 2020 - 02:49 AM

Hey Dirk!!
Wow, I LOVE seeing how awesome you make the TLVN F40 so classy  in your shots!! Also Love that you collect TLV & TLVN model as well. :eusa_clap: :rock:

I won't buy all of the colors, but at least I do have the red ones in my little collection.. :yahoo: Did you pre-order the Daytonas? :nice:  Looking forward to more of your 1/64th posts!!! :yahoo: CHEERS!! :occasion14:
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Posted 21 March 2020 - 12:23 PM

View Postgvkcustoms, on 21 March 2020 - 12:03 AM, said:

Some very different but interesting subject matter with excellent photographs mate!!

:10: :rock:
Thanks a lot - much appreciated!! :danke:

View PostD N, on 21 March 2020 - 02:49 AM, said:

Hey Dirk!!
Wow, I LOVE seeing how awesome you make the TLVN F40 so classy  in your shots!! Also Love that you collect TLV & TLVN model as well. :eusa_clap: :rock:

I won't buy all of the colors, but at least I do have the red ones in my little collection.. :yahoo: Did you pre-order the Daytonas? :nice:  Looking forward to more of your 1/64th posts!!! :yahoo: CHEERS!! :occasion14:
Cheers David! :occasion14:
Thanks you so much for your kind words - I am sooo glad to see that at least someone here on DX shares my enthusiasm for these tiny gems!! :yahoo:
Big congrats - you have an impressing TLV/N collection!! So nice to see them all together!! :eusa_clap:
Do you have a personal favorite TLVN?

For the time being the F40 is my only Tomica. All TLVN are high end 1/64 and very nice to see. Unfortunately they are quite expensive too. :gaah:
What I have seen from pictures in the web it seems that the F40 is outstanding even amongst the TLVN and I was not able to resist. :nice:

Thanks for hint w.r.t. to the Daytona - I wasn't aware that Tomica is going to release this one.
First pictures look quite promissing. Usually I do not preorder but perfer to wait and see pictures of the real thing.
Will be very interesting to compare the TLVN Daytona with the Kyosho...

Edited by vulpex, 21 March 2020 - 12:26 PM.


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Posted 21 March 2020 - 01:50 PM

View Postdrivinghermad, on 19 March 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

Stunning photos and a sharp looking model,an all time classic piece of prime Pork. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:
Yes,in this livery too,a great looker. :twocents: :yahoo:

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 01:43 PM

View Postdrivinghermad, on 21 March 2020 - 01:50 PM, said:

View Postdrivinghermad, on 19 March 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

Stunning photos and a sharp looking model,an all time classic piece of prime Pork. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:
Yes,in this livery too,a great looker. :twocents: :yahoo:
Cheers Darren! :occasion14:
I knew you have it - it’s just a must have...  :nice:

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 07:08 PM

View Postvulpex, on 10 March 2020 - 02:29 AM, said:

1/64 F40 by Tomica (Limted Vintage NE series)

At the very least I have to give praise to manufacturers that manage to squeeze that amount of detail, plus opening parts into such small scale diecasts!

Oh, and fantastic photos as usual! I am now folowing this thread so I won't miss the updates! :eusa_clap: :drool5:

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 03:07 PM

View Postcwbs, on 23 March 2020 - 07:08 PM, said:

View Postvulpex, on 10 March 2020 - 02:29 AM, said:

1/64 F40 by Tomica (Limted Vintage NE series)

At the very least I have to give praise to manufacturers that manage to squeeze that amount of detail, plus opening parts into such small scale diecasts!

Oh, and fantastic photos as usual! I am now folowing this thread so I won't miss the updates! :eusa_clap: :drool5:

:occasion14:
Many thanks, mate!! :danke: :danke: :danke:
A new follower - means a lot to me!!! :yahoo:

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 09:55 PM

View Postvulpex, on 21 March 2020 - 12:23 PM, said:

View Postgvkcustoms, on 21 March 2020 - 12:03 AM, said:

Some very different but interesting subject matter with excellent photographs mate!!

:10: :rock:
Thanks a lot - much appreciated!! :danke:

View PostD N, on 21 March 2020 - 02:49 AM, said:

Hey Dirk!!
Wow, I LOVE seeing how awesome you make the TLVN F40 so classy  in your shots!! Also Love that you collect TLV & TLVN model as well. :eusa_clap: :rock:

I won't buy all of the colors, but at least I do have the red ones in my little collection.. :yahoo: Did you pre-order the Daytonas? :nice:  Looking forward to more of your 1/64th posts!!! :yahoo: CHEERS!! :occasion14:
Cheers David! :occasion14:
Thanks you so much for your kind words - I am sooo glad to see that at least someone here on DX shares my enthusiasm for these tiny gems!!
Big congrats - you have an impressing TLV/N collection!! So nice to see them all together!!
Do you have a personal favorite TLVN?

For the time being the F40 is my only Tomica. All TLVN are high end 1/64 and very nice to see. Unfortunately they are quite expensive too. :gaah:
What I have seen from pictures in the web it seems that the F40 is outstanding even amongst the TLVN and I was not able to resist. :nice:

Thanks for hint w.r.t. to the Daytona - I wasn't aware that Tomica is going to release this one.
First pictures look quite promissing. Usually I do not preorder but perfer to wait and see pictures of the real thing.
Will be very interesting to compare the TLVN Daytona with the Kyosho...
You're Welcome Dirk!! :nice:  i'm really happy that someone else here is serious about 1/64ths.

As far as a favorite TLVN, I'd have to say the 83-85 Toyota Crowns, the Y31 Nissan Cedric and Gloria Hardtops..and the Toyota Mark IIs GX81 series.  :drool5:  I LOVE JDM sedans, but I don't really have a clear favorite!
By all of the previous TLV & TLVN Ferrari releases, the Daytonas should be a really nice edition to your collection :occasion14:

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 12:59 PM

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You're Welcome Dirk!! :nice:  i'm really happy that someone else here is serious about 1/64ths.

As far as a favorite TLVN, I'd have to say the 83-85 Toyota Crowns, the Y31 Nissan Cedric and Gloria Hardtops..and the Toyota Mark IIs GX81 series.  :drool5:  I LOVE JDM sedans, but I don't really have a clear favorite!
By all of the previous TLV & TLVN Ferrari releases, the Daytonas should be a really nice edition to your collection :occasion14:
Thanks Dave!! :danke:
I will continue with 1/64 - I promise!
Next models to be presented here will be by Hot Wheels.
W.r.t. to TLVN I have to say that the 512BBi is really tempting me  :rolleyes: but I'm also looking very much forward to see the Daytona...

Back to the 1/18 scale:
When I did the photo shooting with my 917K the Stig became aware of what’s going on and immediately claimed to become part of the show:
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Posted 26 March 2020 - 02:39 PM

Loving your latest photos,Dirk,Great to see the Stig back . :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:24 AM

Cheers Darren! :occasion14:
From time to time the Stig urges me to participate in my shootings... :nice:

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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:50 AM

As usually, incredible photos!! Well done Dirk :danke:
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Posted 27 March 2020 - 01:18 AM

[size=4]a fantastic angle on [/size]the last shot you posted here above, Dirk.
I like it a lot
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Posted 27 March 2020 - 12:27 PM

View Postamericanaut, on 27 March 2020 - 12:50 AM, said:

As usually, incredible photos!! Well done Dirk :danke:
Thank you, Sir! :danke:

View PostStirling_Moss, on 27 March 2020 - 01:18 AM, said:

a fantastic angle on the last shot you posted here above, Dirk.
I like it a lot
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Cheers Koen - much appreciated!! :occasion14:

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 03:47 AM

I definitely must add Stig to my collection. Its presence gives more "action" to the scene. :coolpics:

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 11:23 AM

The lighting on your photos is amazing, colors are so well balanced, all the little details on the model are perfectly highlighted! :drool5:

I had that exact Porsche 917 in my hands a couple of times, never really took it home. Now that I've rekindled my interest for racers, I might start hunting for one.

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Posted 29 March 2020 - 12:06 PM

View PostCristi, on 28 March 2020 - 03:47 AM, said:

I definitely must add Stig to my collection. Its presence gives more "action" to the scene. :coolpics:
Cheers Cristi! :occasion14:
Many 1/18 figures appear artificial/unrealistic when you have a closer look.
The Stig however is really well done IMO and can add realism to the scenery...

View Postcwbs, on 28 March 2020 - 11:23 AM, said:

The lighting on your photos is amazing, colors are so well balanced, all the little details on the model are perfectly highlighted! :drool5:
I had that exact Porsche 917 in my hands a couple of times, never really took it home. Now that I've rekindled my interest for racers, I might start hunting for one.
Thank you so much for your compliments, cwbs!!! :occasion14:
For me the lighting in most cases is a kind of „hit & miss“ process. I have an idea in mind how the picture should look like and try something. In case I‘m not satisfied with the result I try something else. And not everything needs to be achieved with the camera - photo editing can contribute a lot to lighting as well as balance of colors...  :rolleyes:

As for the model: The 917K looks great in Martini as well as in Gulf colors.
But my personal favourite clearly is the Le Mans winning Porsche Salzburg livery in red with these unique pattern of white stripes.
So if you have the chance to grab one for an acceptable price do not hesitate... :yahoo:

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 01:49 AM

Ford vs. Ferrari?

PORSCHE vs. FORD!

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 03:44 AM

Superb photos and models again,Dirk. You have mastered the art of capturing beautiful models and freeze framing them to look so real,top stuff. :10: :agreed: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :danke:

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 10:39 AM

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Superb photos and models again,Dirk. You have mastered the art of capturing beautiful models and freeze framing them to look so real,top stuff. :10: :agreed: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :danke:
Many thanks, Darren! :danke:
Just couldn’t stop myself when I had the 917K in front of my lense...  :rolleyes:

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Posted 05 April 2020 - 11:13 AM

Wanted to try something new and bought a tiny 1/64 diorama (made of cement). Good investment - seems to work pretty well. :nice:

Here are just 2 very quick test shots:
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