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03 August 2014 - 01:22 AM


1960 DeSoto

02 August 2014 - 06:36 AM

Just finished this old favourite, the Johan 1960 DeSoto. I built it curbside but spent time on the interior and getting the wheels poseable while improving the stance. I used Scale Motor Sports decals for the seat pattern - not accurate but works fine for me. I mixed the body colour from Sikkens automotive paint and it's somewhat greener than the actual turquoise that DeSoto offered, but I like it.


The wheels are from the 62 T/Bird (thanks again Gabriel!), tyres from the recent AMT Parts Pack and I scratch-built the dash mirror and antenna.













1962 Chrysler 300H, Johan.

15 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

First model I've finished this year. Modelhaus tyres, MAD distributor.


















Which lens for model car photos (Canon EOS 400D)

07 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

Focus isn't sharp enough with the 400D's kit lens (18-55mm) and I'm looking to by a not-too-expensive, dedicated lens for model car photography. Any suggestions?


03 July 2014 - 12:20 PM

I haven't finished anything since last October and progress on these two Johans has been slow, even by my standards. I'm putting them up here in the hope that it will get me moving again.


First up is the DeSoto. It will be curbside but I spent some time lowering the interior floor - slight improvement. I now have to paint the interior, a daunting task (unless you're Steve Guthmiller!). The wire wheels are from the AMT 62 T/Bird and were very kindly donated by "my80malibu" - I owe you one Gabriel. Thanks Carl (Slusher) too, who offered to do the same.




Next is the 62 Chrysler 300H. It's pretty close to completion, just needs to be assembled and the engine bay detailed. I didn't lower the floor on this one, it's not really worth the effort. The molded in distributor was removed and replaced with one from Morgan Automotive Detail. The tyre in both photos is from the AMT Parts Pack but the Chrysler should really have thin-walls - can't decide.

Next thing I need is a better lens for my EOS Canon 400D . Thinking of the 60mm 2.8 macro - does anybody here use that lens?