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Ok, I'll give you that. LOL. And I have been thinking about that kit lately. Would be a good build OOB. Go for the details on the body and interior as possible. Or maybe a wild custom version if there are enough parts in the box of my issue. Thos old kits did build up fairly nicely. I will say that for them. And I think I have about $5 in mine from last time...
THANKS! I use my back porch - roof keeps the sun from being so bright and out of scale. LOL. New phone Moto G4 takes GREAT pictures. It's more the camera than me - it focuses in tight and can do pics as though I'm standing that close to a real car.
Dang - I really did not want to want a second (or third) version of this. Can't wait to see it and see some built. I'll decide then. Can't we get a wire wheel-covered version? LOL. Mainstreamer. Half vinyl top? Brougham-y.
The new cameras in phones are getting better and better. I use my phone for any model pictures. Moto G4. It will "zoom" in almost as close as my work buddy's Samsung Galaxy 7 or 8. We did a direct comparison photographing some print on a Matchbox that we couldn't really make out with normal vision. These are not actually zoomed, but taken at actual distance. Just have to let it focus first, then tap to capture. The zoom is not as good as letting the camera in phone do it's thing. The zoom on mine fuzzes or pixelaters weirdly. (Cheaper phone) Yes the depth of field is limited, but so far, I can live with it and it is capturing the details I want to show you guys pretty much as good as I could do with a lot of setting work. I am definitely a "casual user". I have tried the macro setrting and it doesn't seem much better. I may try it and compare the DOF. Also, when taking a picture of a model, try to get to an angle that you would normally view the car if you were standing there. looks less like a model and more realistic, in my opinion. Yes do some overall shots, but try a few close ups like you were looking in the window, or standing in front or whatever. Photos below are taken with no messing with the settings. Just letting the camera do it's thing. No zoom, nothing. Yes, it took a couple shots to get it focused exactly, but just in giving lens time to focus correctly. Good post though and always good ideas in such posts.
I have looked at many of your posts on these cars and basically decided to try to build the kit best I can and let it go at that. Since it's a race car and the net only has like 4 pictures of it, let's just call mine a race day version that was never photographed... lol It will never be a contest model, but will give me a T/A class car on the shelf. I do wish there were T/A kits available. I have the Testors diecast for a stock version even though I have read about it's shortcomings. Great thing about fuzzy memories is that the Testors car represents a fuzzy memory of the real thing, having never owned one.