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A local diecast store was having a moving sale. I scooped this Hot Wheels car at 40% off for SM Jr. He's a Schumi fan but I couldn't find any of his cars.

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DiecastX said:
Felix,

Thank you very much for giving me a desktop picture(3rd one) :happy

Great looking pics :cheers
You're most welcome Darrick! After photographing the car this morning, I had been fighting with my with my saturation and contrast to make the pictures look a little better. It's still not quite what I'd like it to be. Back to the drawing board (maybe with halogens rather than light through the skylight).

:cheers
 

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I have to get one of these :happy
Awesome pics as usual Felix :nicejob :cheers
 

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nadav_86 said:
Hot Wheels is sucks :scared
but I love this model :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool
:cool1 pic
I thought the same thing about Hot Wheels's overall poorer quality. What kills me is how some of the Schumi models by Hot Wheels cost upwards of US$150!!! :scared I'd rather buy a Minichamps non-Ferrari F1 car at that price.

Thanks for your compliments about the car nadav. :cheers
 
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StygianMax said:
You're most welcome Darrick! After photographing the car this morning, I had been fighting with my with my saturation and contrast to make the pictures look a little better. It's still not quite what I'd like it to be. Back to the drawing board (maybe with halogens rather than light through the skylight).

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They're still some great pics. The car looks great against that background.

I thought the same thing about Hot Wheels's overall poorer quality. What kills me is how some of the Schumi models by Hot Wheels cost upwards of US$150!!! I'd rather buy a Minichamps non-Ferrari F1 car at that price.
That's why I hunt, hunt, hunt until I can find them at the right price. Generally, the "special" ones (championship cars, wins, etc...) I have found the best price at....the Ferrari dealership. The one near me usually doesn't charge a much higher premium. Mason-Distributing also has decent prices on occasion.

But I also long for the days of Minichamps. The '98 car was nice...not a lot of plastic, the side pod wings are metal, actual radiator detail, etc.
 
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You have turned a so-so diecast in to a great looking piece! :danbanna

We can't trust you anymore. This is fraud man! It's like ordering a McDonald burger, thinking that you'll get a fat & juicy burger in the pic, but instead got a "what the hell is this?" burger... :giggle

Awesome pics, Felix. Just awesome. :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob :cheers
 

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vegasracer said:
Very nice, Felix! You may want to play with the Levels command while you're tweaking contrast/saturation. That might be the missing piece.
Thanks for the suggestions Dr. Jeff. My trouble is this. On my wifey's PC, the levels that look good on her flat LCD screen look terrible and washed out on my PC's CRT. The reason I'm not using my PC for the image editting is because it's a dinosaur of a PC (300MHz CPU with 128Mb of RAM & no USB port to download my pics to). So my workflow is convoluted as I have to image edit on my wife's PC, upload to photobucket.com, THEN check on my CRT to see how the colours turn out. After that is when I go back to the other PC to adjust contrast/brightness/saturation. I really need to find a more effective/efficient way!!

As always, I really appreciate your constructive critiques. :cheers
 
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i really need one of those!
but don't know if i should spend extra for a MS one :confused

if i am going to take the driver out anywayz, the only difference would be the number on the car :tempted

Great pics as usual SM!
 

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Getter 3 said:
You have turned a so-so diecast in to a great looking piece! :danbanna

We can't trust you anymore. This is fraud man! It's like ordering a McDonald burger, thinking that you'll get a fat & juicy burger in the pic, but instead got a "what the hell is this?" burger... :giggle

Awesome pics, Felix. Just awesome. :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob :cheers
:lol :lol You are MUCH too kind with your words Souky!! As the Hot Wheels was on discount, I can accept its quality. But quite frankly, I can see the day when I'll get a Minichamps F1 car (possibly a 2004 BAR-Honda car). :cheers :cheers
 

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RattlerGUNZ said:
:drool :drool :drool :drool :drool :drool
Congrats Felix

Im thinkin abot getting both 2003 Ferraris :giggle
Thanks R-GUNZ. The car is actually my son's. I bought that one on sale so you might say it was worth it. For SM Jr, he never complains about getting a new diecast. :giggle
 
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