Please stop taking pictures under sun w/ metallic paints

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Yes, they look awful, sorry, they do not look cool or correct.

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LOL

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Since we're whining... Please don't take model contest pictures while standing. Those roof shots look like you were on a third floor balcony! Squat down and get the camera at table level! :lol:

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Oh, yeah. Don't take pictures with your lens cap on!

And don't take pictures through a jar of clear jello.

^_^

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Is orange Jello alright? ... I like the "Sundown" looks it gives ...

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:rolleyes: So this looks awful?

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and this?

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Edited by Kennyboy

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Kennyboy if it's metallic and under the sun. One word Yes.

Lol jk

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And I do NOT want to see a picture of your filthy untrimmed fingernails in the picture! I mean, come on now.

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Yes they do, the Enzo looks a bit better but the colors? Don't know what possessed you to chose them.

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Yes, they look awful, sorry, they do not look cool or correct.

So any 1/1 car with metallic paint out on the street on a sunny day is... incorrect? :blink:

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No but any 1/25 is.

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LOL, I am so glad to see everyone having some fun with this instead of it turning into a flame war. Meaneyme, I hope everyone has made your day a little better. :D

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The idea is not to create controversy, definitely not the intention here, I myself am not the greatest model builder but it is pretty basic to see that a metallic paint under the sun at this scale looks pretty bad. Compare pictures under a cloudy day vs a sunny day and you will see how much better the ones under the cloudy days will look.

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Yes, they look awful, sorry, they do not look cool or correct.

I disagree. If the sun and the model are at the right angles, it can produce some great photos. I take photos in both sunlight and shade. I have as many or more good photos of metallic painted models in the sun as I do in the shade.

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As I said, show, don't just say, let the guys here be the judges.

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I have to agree with Kevin, no way a car at this scale looks better under the sun, Metallics at this scale will always be too big. You can always try a really sunny day but you must always defuse the light enough so that metallics may look right.

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May I add this:

STOP POSTING FUZZY PICTURES!!! Especially if they are taken with a digital camera! You can take pics until the battery dies!!!

Fuzzy pic? Just dump it and try again!!! Don't be lazy!!!!

Ok, I feel better, thanks!

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Daddyfink, that one? I will never understand..... The picture is right in your face when you finish taking it, no? And yes, it's like you can't take another one....

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This post seems to be heading south now...Im out.

Edited by Skydime

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"Attention Attention! Everyone stop buying metallic model paint ! If the sun just happens to hit it, it will look awful! That is all!"

You should get a job with a paint company in the marketing department.

Flats ARE the new Metallic you know! :huh:

BTW the Enzo is my 11 year old daughter's pride. First model she built.

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Come on brother, just because she chose the color doesn't mean she painted it and built it, that one ain't gonna fly. It's good to have a daddy that can build.....

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Play nice kids

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As I said, show, don't just say, let the guys here be the judges.

You first. Let's see what you got. Show us the perfect photo of a metallic paint job.

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And while were on the topic. If you insist on being in the sad picture you take of your metal flake abomination looking dumb in the sun from 3 stories up; dont make duck face. It just makes you look silly.

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Come on brother, just because she chose the color doesn't mean she painted it and built it, that one ain't gonna fly. It's good to have a daddy that can build.....

Oh really!

My daughter has been painting and attending art classes every Saturday since she was 7. Also, she was taught by me (over 24 years experience painting and airbrushing ) how to use an airbrush. I gave her one of my five remaining brushes.

All this talk from you but have yet to see anything from YOU. I put up one of mine and one of hers.....where are YOUR'S?? If you are going to start something like this, back it up or keep quiet!

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