Esteban Loco's Activity
Esteban Loco added a topic in Auto ArtDigital photography as artFor 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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Esteban Loco added a topic in Big Boyznew to MCM - Deuce builderHello 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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