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Ferrari 512 TR by fnick - Revell 1/24


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Hi everyone

 

Well after three attempts... I finally have some RFI pics that are not a total lost cause. I tried to be too clever and go fully manual for the first two and the results were disappointing.

 

So these ones were taken in semi automatic mode where I set the f number and let the camera sort out the rest!

 

The sun came out during the shoot. Trying to get pics without shadows was fun! 🙂

 

Enough waffling from me. Hope you enjoy the pics. Again a big thank you to everyone that visited the WIP posts.

 

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Yes the boot doesn't fit properly... 🙃

 

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And here are the sunny ones 😎

 

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Hope you enjoyed those. I certainly had fun building this one especially the engine bay.

 

Thanks for looking, Nick

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Nice one Nick. The engine bay does look good. 

 

Manual camera settings can be fun. I wasn't familiar with digital camera's at all, except point and shoot. Took me a while to figure out a simple procedure that works for me almost always. Maybe it will help you as well. I set ISO 100 and max aperture (which is f/8 for my camera). Then I did some experimenting with shutter speed, and now I usually take 2 shots, one with 1/6 and one with 1/8. One of those is almost always either good, or I can do some tweaking with it using Faststone image viewer. Mainly, set brightness and / or contrast. Works for me and I'm happy with it, but having said that, there are BM members who take far better pics then I'll ever make 🙂 

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Your perseverance has definitely paid off, top work and as for the engine cover not fitting properly it doesn't matter as it will never be on the car as you'll be showing off the cracking engine bay.  Plus the photos look good to me, personally I think that's one of the best things about digital is that you can experiment as much as you like with out wasting film - Andy

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Lovely model and lovely photos of it Nick - top job!

 

1 hour ago, Fnick said:

Yes the boot doesn't fit properly...

 

I watched a 'Harry's Garage' video on his Testarossa the other day where he spent a fair bit of cash having it mildy 'restored' - part of which was getting one part (front 'boot' cover IIRC) fitted properly - so it seems the real things are similarly affected! :)

 

Cracking little Ferrari you have there!

 

Keith

 

 

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Beautiful bit of work!  Superb looking model, extremely well detailed, finished and photographed.  The interior shots in particular are impressive and the engine bay is exquisite.

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Car's turned out well, I enjoyed following the build.

 

Photo-wise, I found a high fstop was a game changer in terms of keeping the whole car in focus when shooting at a 3/4s angle. Worth noting the near-medium background tends to stay sharp too, which you might not always want, but that's prototypical of shooting a full size car also. Can't beat natural light either, so I tend to shoot outdoors whenever possible.  

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Another stunning model from your garage.  I like it from every spot you showed us.

It's a shame Bud Spencer tried to close the boot,  but can't be helped if the next door neigbour thinks he can touch your car...

I like your outcome 

Marco F 

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Thank you all so much for your kind comments.🙏 Really appreciate them.

 

I need to find time to properly experiment with the camera but generally when there is daylight between the kids the wife the job and the cat! 😄 There's not too much time.

 

Nick

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Simple solution - get rid of the cat (yes, I am a dog person!) :)

 

It's a good looking model, especially the interior and engine - why are the best bits of any model always the bits which are hard to see? I know from the build you put a lot of work into those, and it shows and was well worth it, even if they aren't easily visible at first glance.

 

In terms of the photography, I start from the same place as Jeroen with ISO100 and f8 aperture. These are the lowest ISO (least noise on the photo) and smallest aperture/highest f-stop my camera has - those settings also mean a longer exposure time is needed as less light gets to the sensor and the sensor is at its least sensitive, but if you have a tripod it's worth it. With my camera you can set it to show the exposure in relation to the camera's 'ideal' metering which will give you a decent idea of how it's meant to look, then adjust the exposure accordingly. You'll probably want to overexpose a little compared to the recommendation for white cars and underexpose for black cars, but it gives you a start. But the results you're getting with the aperture-priority setting are nothing to be sniffed at and, to be honest, unless I'm taking photos of completed models it's very rare I use the manual setting on my camera anyway.

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Great result and nice photos, a high F-stop was one of my discoveries for better car photos - real cars are all in focus front-to-back.  I followed the WIP too.

 

Engine looks great. Red & Tan classic colour combination.

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Thank you for your comments guys. 

On 06/12/2023 at 21:28, Spiny said:

Simple solution - get rid of the cat

I like the cat! 🐈 Getting on a bit though. 19... I have been reliably informed by my kids and my wife that when she (the cat not the wife...) Is no longer with us we are getting a puppy and a kitten...

 

1 hour ago, galaxyg said:

real cars are all in focus front-to-back

Yep that is what I was trying to achieve. Since we have moved I have not located my camera tripod... In a box somewhere...

 

Nick

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