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You might think this sounds funny coming from me, but I really got excited with this photo I just took of the Jag. It was taken with natural sunlight which lit up the car evenly. I had found it hard to bring out the green colour nicely with halogen lighting for some reason. I have been staring at my only copy of the Australian diecast magazine (1:18 Diecast Downunder) and using their photos as inspiration.



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Wow, your pics make it look like 1:1!

My favorite part of that model is the tires...they look ultra realistic in these pictures
 

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Thanks Nadav & toddfx. My tires were actually a bit dirty so I had to clean the dirt off them. Maybe it's the dirt remnants that gave the tires a realistic look. :giggle :giggle
 

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Awesome pics. Great model too - I'm going to get the 2004 Jaguar R5 - they're going for half price on eBay UK lately!
 
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Great job, Felix!

The British green on the Jag came out really well. It couldn't be any better!!! :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob

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Thanks DB! :cheers I miss seeing your photos of F1 cars. Those Prost car photos are truly awesome!! I guess with Jaguar evolving into Red Bull might have something to do with the lower prices on the 2004 cars (?)
 

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I'm glad you like those phots Gian. Minichamps sure did a fine job with that car. If I had spare change, I"d be really tempted to get the Red Bull car too. It looks really sharp.
 

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I haven't had any new diecasts to take pics of for a while. Should be getting my Aston DB9 in 2 weeks time, and maybe a Jag R5 if I win this auction I'm watching.
 

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Well, diecasts certainly aren't cheap however you look at it. That said, I do look froward to you photos of the DB9. All the best in winning that R5 at a good price. :cheers
 
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Felix , how the heck do you get your pics looking so good :confused

The only way I could get mine so perfect would be to get them done by a professional photographer :giggle

By the way , talking of Red Bull cars , did anyone see the Monaco qualifying today ?
That special Star Wars livery they were running was stunning .The barge boards had "powered by the force" written on them . Cosworth obviously didnt mind :giggle I really hope someone produces that version in 1/18 .

I believe Ive seen everything now after watching Chewbacca cheering for DC this morning in Monaco :lol
 

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I missed the F1 qualifying session. Bummer! I see Kimi & his car are in good shape. It should be a good fight tomorrow.

As for the photos, I don't really know how to explain it. I guess it's one of those things where you'd have to look over my shoulder to see what I'm doing. Uh....I can say sunlight as a light source is good. :lol :lol Honestly, so much of it is trial and error. A lot depends on the individual car and type of paint too I think. If there's one colour I haven't mastered yet, it's red ones.
 
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