Esteban Loco

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  • Scale I Build 1:8

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  • Location Pacific Northwest
  • Full Name Steve Osbourne

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  1. Esteban Loco added a post in a topic new to MCM - Deuce builder   

    I finished the rolling chassis on the Emerald Deuce and mounted the engine. I hope to mount the body and finish it up tomorrow.

  2. Esteban Loco added a post in a topic new to MCM - Deuce builder   

    McGurk! The Hot Rodder's buddy.

    Funny you should mention the Camaro. I have a post under Auto Art that deals with photography as art. When I take my show on the road (my mobile photo studio) I never know what I am going to get. The Canaro shots fall into that category. It started to rain (actually a mist) so I just went with it. Like you said, the effect was cool. Another lucky shot was the one with the horse. Wasn't planned - just happened.

    I think I have those pics on some discs somewhere. I'll try and locate.

    I start final assembly on the E-duce this weekend. I will post pictures here. Is there a maximum number of photos I can attach (being a noob and all)?

    Gotta run. Thanks again gramps.

  3. Esteban Loco added a post in a topic Digital photography as art   

    Hey thanks. One thing I should mention is that you need to set your camera for macro or extreme closeup and then get as close as possible. I have a 'travelling photo studio' that consists of a Black & Decker workmate folding table, a stool (for me) and a 2' x 3' piece of black posterboard (looks like blacktop in the pictures). Obviously you need to be outside. Cloudy days are okay and sometimes desirable.

    Thanks again, Stevie
  4. Esteban Loco added a topic in Auto Art   

    Digital photography as art
    For me, photographing my completed models is like a separate hobby. As such, I consider it an artform and the photos I take as art.

    I like to photograph the cars in real world situations using the 'forced perspective' techniques of extreme closeup shots of the subject with various real world backgrounds. I also like to experiment with different camera angles. I don't edit my photos at all. The pictures speak for themselves.

    Most will agree that the '32 Ford roadster is an artform all by itself so you really can't go wrong.
    I've included a sample of my photos. The one with the horse in the background happened totally by accident. I was taking pictures and he just appeared. It looks like the horse is far away but he was actually just 10-20 yards from my vantage point.


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  5. Esteban Loco added a post in a topic new to MCM - Deuce builder   

    Thanks guys.

    I've attached a couple of pictures of the 1932 Panel Delivery WIP. Everthing from the cowl back is Evergreen stuff except the fenders. I still don't know what direction I'm going with this guy.


  6. Esteban Loco added a topic in Big Boyz   

    new to MCM - Deuce builder
    Hello everyone,

    This is my first post so I'll see how it goes. I have been posting off and on at another site but it seems like there was a lack of interest in 1:8 plastic cars. Not so here, so it seems.

    I am just finishing a modified 1:8 Big Deuce. It's your basic channelled & sectioned body & grill shell, chopped roof & windshield, rolled pan, Z'd frame, custom firewall, hidden door hinges, shaved door & trunk handles, filled cowl vent, frenched scratchbuilt '50 Pontiac tail lights & license frame, etc. I filled the rear window on the roof and re-cut a new oval window and added chrome trim.

    I've also done a 4-link suspension in front & triangulated 4-bar in the rear (made from K&S aluminum tube). Rear cross-member is Evergreen channel. Coil-overs are scratchbuilt as well as front shocks (made from the kit chrome exhaust tips). Front axle is drilled, leaf springs are scratchbuilt. I used the Ford banjo rear end from a Lindberg kit. Steering box was relocated to accomodate new body & frame modifications.

    I modified the Big T gas tank and put it in the trunk. Uses a scratchbuilt V8 logo gas cap. Battery is also in the trunk.

    Engine is the flattie with the 3-carb set-up. I'm using the Hilborn scoop from the Exterminator kit. Headers are scratchbuilt.

    Tires are the Firestone bigs & littles. Wheels are chrome steelies with custom V8 logo hubcaps. To be different I'm using body color beauty (trim rings).

    Interior features a solid wood dash & scratchbuilt '40 Ford steering wheel. Bucket seats from the Big T.

    I will post pictures when it is done.

    I'm also toying with a chopped & sectioned '32 panel delivery based on the Big Deuce cowl, hood, and front & rear fenders. I have the basic rig mocked up. I'll take some pictures later and I would appreciate any comments.

    Another WIP a Mooneyes (inspired) dragster. I'm scratchbuilding the dragmaster frame from Evergreen tube and will use the front mounted blower engine from the Exterminator kit.

    Thanks again...Crazy Stevie
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