Dad bought these four for himself about a month ago. But I haven't got around to posting the pictures until now. Slacker is I.
The seller had the Lichtenstein Group 5 listed on trademe for a very mere $130nz. Good deal, but sadly it didn't have the original box or foam - only the book, perspex and the plaque (the plaques are the most important thing though. Man they're awesome
The seller said he also had the Warhol, Stella and Hockney cars. So we asked what he wanted them, and a week later they were in our hot little hands for the princely sum of $400nz. Sadly, once again none of them had their original boxes, but at the price they were bound to be flawed.
On top of the missing bits of paraphernalia, the cars were also dusty as heck. So I spent a good afternoon cleaning them up with cue-tips and micro-fibre. At least now they're pretty damn presentable - though not perfect. The Hockney's taken a tumble at some stage judging by the large paint-chip on the front corner, and the missing tailight (we'll get a replacement eventually).
The models are pretty damn cool. In terms of details, none of them are all that special. The Lichtenstein Group 5 and the Stella CSL (by Minichamps) are great, but I found the Warhol M1 (also a Minichamps) to be a disapointment. And of course the Hockney 850i (a Revell model) is many years out of date. The paint-work on them all makes them brilliant - particularly the M1, which is as of now one of my favourite cars in the collection. The way they've replicated the brush-strokes is unbelievable!
Anyway, I thought I'd do something wanky specifically for the photoshoot. One of our homestay students gave us a cute little torch, which I decided to break in. So on top of the 'regular shots', I've also got some new stuff down the bottom. Your two cents would be cool
Full shoots here.