Esteban Loco

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About 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.

    Stevie
  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.
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    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.

    Stevie




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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.

    Stevie


  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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