Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Tooned Countach)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari 430, 3/9)

Post by bomber21 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:30 pm

Very special model! Congrats for the new acquisition! Just the wheels are too big.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari 430, 3/9)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:10 am

bomber21 wrote:Very special model! Congrats for the new acquisition! Just the wheels are too big.
Thanks Vangelis! To be honest it is not just the wheels that are not entirely correctly made. The proportions of these HW toy cars are always a bit off, but still great fun to collect. A comparison:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari 430, 3/9)

Post by JSB33 » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:12 am

Well, they are both red ;)
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari 430, 3/9)

Post by grinbergs » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:40 am

A new addition in my "tiny" section, another 1:100 Lamborghini from Kyosho. Not perhaps as well made as the earlier Miura I bought - but at least these are Kyosho models that I actually afford to buy... :lol: Look at the earlier post with the Miura and the pen comparison to see how tiny these 1:100 models are...

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Lamorghini Countach (Kyosho, 1:100)

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Ride height in the front a bit high... and the wheels not as detailed as I would have wished.

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And here is the big reason for the buy... to display them with different scales:

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Here 1:100, 1:64 and 1:43.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari 430, 3/9)

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:48 am

grinbergs wrote:
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Here 1:100, 1:64 and 1:43.
Fantastic photo, Johan! ;)
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Post by grinbergs » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:49 am

Thanks Julio! :)

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Post by stewil » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Julio said - Fantastic photo, Johan! ;)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Lamborghini Countach 16

Post by GarageOnAWall » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:59 pm

X3 on the X3 photo Johan! I always love your red cars on shaded black background and the subject being Gandini's masterpiece does not hurt.

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Post by grinbergs » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Thank you Steve and BB, the Countach is undeniably an icon. :)

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Post by JSB33 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:36 am

You are doing some great multi scale shots, Johan.
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Lamborghini Countach 16

Post by grinbergs » Wed May 08, 2013 11:10 am

JSB33 wrote:You are doing some great multi scale shots, Johan.
Thanks Jeff, hopefully there will be more of that in the future.


My latest addition, a Ferrari California. And people say that I only collect red cars.... :? :roll: :lol:

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Ferrari California (Hot Wheels, 1:64)

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And here is the main reason for this addition - a collection within the collection with color variations on the same car:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars Ferrari California 8/5)

Post by David MG » Wed May 08, 2013 12:11 pm

Very nice but you did slip some red in :!:
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed May 08, 2013 12:39 pm

Nice! ;)

Great photos!
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Post by grinbergs » Wed May 08, 2013 5:28 pm

David MG wrote:Very nice but you did slip some red in :!:
Very sharp eyed of you David... and the white car also has some red stripes on it... ;) :lol:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:Nice! ;)

Great photos!
Thanks Julio! :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari California 8/5)

Post by grinbergs » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:21 am

Another HW Ferrari added.

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Ferrari F12 (Hot Wheels)

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And the next two pics are taken with my new wide angle Sigma 10-20 mm lens. I like to get up as close as I can with a wide angle lens - it gets the cars to appear bigger as you use the "disadvantages" of the wide angle changing the shape of the car slightly. Very pleased with it and these are only two quick shots I tried yesterday. Still waiting for my Sony macro lens... I hope it comes this week. Then there will be more cars shot.

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And this is how it looks straight from the camera uncropped:

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The whole thing works better if the car is slightly bigger, tried out with some 1:43 too and with nice results.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:46 am

Nice model, great photos! ;)
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by grinbergs » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:22 pm

Thanks Julio! :)

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by Hawk » Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:36 am

Another nice Ferrari and another great pic Johan!!!

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:14 am

Thank you! I am thinking about taking all the HW Ferraris out for a group shot now - partly for the fun of it, but also to get a sense of how many they are now. It feels like an important section of my overall collection but they never get a prominent place in the display because they feel more "like toys" - but irl they are very much as appreciated as the scale models.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by Hawk » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:05 pm

grinbergs wrote:Thank you! I am thinking about taking all the HW Ferraris out for a group shot now - partly for the fun of it, but also to get a sense of how many they are now. It feels like an important section of my overall collection but they never get a prominent place in the display because they feel more "like toys" - but irl they are very much as appreciated as the scale models.
I can relate to the comment about mainline HWs. Sometimes I treat them like second rate citizens in my collection because for all purposes they were made for little kids but once you take pictures of them and see the little details that Mattel bothered to put in a $1 car. Its hard to really dimiss them either. I have a small collection HW Ferraris and Lamborghini including some Porsches. I really need to get on the ball about picture taking.....LOL

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:53 pm

I can relate to the comment about mainline HWs. Sometimes I treat them like second rate citizens in my collection because for all purposes they were made for little kids but once you take pictures of them and see the little details that Mattel bothered to put in a $1 car. Its hard to really dimiss them either. I have a small collection HW Ferraris and Lamborghini including some Porsches. I really need to get on the ball about picture taking.....LOL[/quote]

Yes! Do that and perhaps I will get going as well... :lol:

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (Ferrari F12 13/6)

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:55 am

Thought I'd take a group shot of my Hot Wheels ferraris. No fancy pics but a little fun getting them all out. I have 33 (red) ones at the moment. :D

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The whole bunch of them gathered, and below some closer shots browsing some of them.

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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (HW Ferrari group shot 1

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:58 am

Great photos! :)

...first group shot makes them look like red cockroaches! :D
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Re: Grinbergs' tiniest italian cars (HW Ferrari group shot 1

Post by grinbergs » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks Julio! These are way more pleasant than cockroaches though.... :lol:

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