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This car entered into the 1998 Le Mans. It finished 9th overall at the hands of an all-Japanese team of drivers Keiichi Tsuchiya /Ukyou Katayama /Toshio Suzuki. The sister cars #28 and #29 did not fare so well as they did not complete the race.



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Gorgeous!

This was my first model (along with the AUTOart Skyline in Bayside Blue). I loved the fact that it had an all-Japanese driver team and have always loved the "lightning" livery.

I didn't realize it was the only GT-One to finish that year and it came in 9th... :cool
Thanks for the info!
 

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Hey Eddie...I don't have either of the two sister-cars. I actually started off trying to find the #29 but no luck. On the same day I read Luciano's review of the car, I found one locally and promptly jumped on it. I think Luciano had a pretty good laugh over that! :lol
 

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You picked a great model to start off your collection with F50-GT. :eek:k I know you've got quite a few race cars, and now in 1:43 also. What all do you have in your race car collection?
 
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I'm at work so will try this from memory... :shipwrecked
So far my race cars are:

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AUTOart Toyota GT-One #27 :giggle
AUTOart Mercedes CLK GTR #11 Original Teile
AUTOart Mercedes CLK LM #2 (not the Bye-Bye Ludwig version)
UT McLaren F1 GTR #59 Ueno Clinic
UT McLaren F1 GTR #38 FINA
UT McLaren F1 GTR #39 FINA
Minichamps BMW M3 GTR (Phoenix Yellow)

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Onyx Nissan R390 GT1 #32 Calsonic
8 Minichamps CLK-DTMs
Minichamps VW Touareg Dakar 2004 #224
Minichamps BMW M1 #80 BASF
Minichamps 1992 Mercedes 190 Evo2 #3 Ludwig
Minichamps 1992 Mercedes 190 Evo2 #4 Schneider
BBR Ferrari F50-GT

I have many more race cars than road cars, which is not what I expected when I started collecting. But, the racing cars are :cool because of the liveries and specific histories.

:cheers
 

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You have a collection anyone would be proud to have! The #38 and #39 F1 GTRs must be a couple of the "crown jewels" in your collection. :woohoo :woohoo
 

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Awesome model Felix!
what a beauty!

:coolpics i just got myself a new desktop background :happy
you don't mind do you?

Oron :cheers
 

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Autoart did make a very gorgeous model didn't they?

I don't mind you using any of my photos as your background Oron. That's a very nice compliment from you. :wink :happy I didn't think my photos look that good. :giggle
 

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Well they are Felix :cheers
And you know what? i think that if you add some hue the pictures will be just like official manufacturers pics!
that much Felix.

Oron
 

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That's a very interesting point you mentioned about adding a little hue. Do you mean adding a little red tone to give the pictures for a "warmer" feel?

I've often debated what sort of look is better, espcially for white cars. One approach is to have a colder almost bluish look. The other is a little more red for warmth. Since I use Photoshop's automated colour balance and contrast feature, I haven't added in any hue manually.

I appreciate yout thoughts Oron. :cheers
 

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Well Felix i meant something like that one HERE.
Though you can always use Photoshop for somthing nice, somthing like that:
5 minutes with PS.

Oron.
 

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:tongue :tongue :tongue That is amazing work Oron. I'm not sure I could figure how to do that in 5 hours let alone 5 minutes. :lol :lol Now I understand what you meant by hue. But I honestly have no idea how that sort of PS work is done. If you want to write up a tutorial to post on the forum, you are more than welcome to do so. :wink I think quite a few people, me included would appreciate it.
 
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