Monday, September 29, 2008

1st time for everything.....

Last year I was privileged enough to attend Toledo NNL in Maumee,Ohio. While being there, not only did I have a HELL OF A GOOD TIME.....but I got another slip to have photos taken of one of my models. This has happened before, but I never saw my models show up in any issues unless I missed them? Any ways , it was a nice surprise to see my car made the Contest Cars 2008 Scale Auto Magazine. I like to see what there was at shows , admire friends cars and get some ideas from other's builds.Here it is, unfinished in the magazine. The car is finished and I will take it again this October, but it will be on the "finished" table.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sepia Tone

There is really something cool about old photos! I can't really get enough of them, especially of old cars or model cars. Since it is so rare to see any old photos of model cars (other than in old magazines), I decided to make some of my own for the heck of it. There is a setting on my Kodak P850 , that allows me to take photos in Black and White, Sepia Tone and other full color options. I was really inspired by the Aug/Sept 2006 issue of Model Cars Magazine. The cover featured a very well faked photo of a supposed work bench with old kits, tools and decorations around. The photo is very cool ,but personally I would have taken it in Black and White or Sepia Tone....maybe even enhanced color photo to get that "early color" feeling. Any ways, I plan to set up a work area similar and do an older style photo shoot. For now, I had some fun taking these photos.