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      12-02-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Hey All,

My father has been collecting scale models for about 25 years now, and his collection is absolutely massive. I started undertaking the role of photographing his collection, and have dropped all the photos into a updating Flickr album.

The photos I have in the album probably represent about about 5-10% of the overall collection. Many of the models will require a larger studio setup, I made a makeshift lightbox while home for Thanksgiving to do the models shown.

The collection spans from Cars, to Trucks, to Construction Vehicles, and much more. He has everything from Matchbox quality to the highest quality AUTOart models.

Take a look and let me know what you think!

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Those are fantastic looking models - professionally done. I have been building models for 60 years and have been collecting BMW models for over 35 years. I have pretty much stopped collecting now, except for the occasional need to add, like the M4 models. I have a little over 1,200 BMW models and display space is an issue.
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Very impressive collection! Great macro photography too!
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Very impressive collection! Great macro photography too!
I'll let him know and thanks for the kind words!
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Very cool, nice models and photography! It would be cool to get those into a light box for another photo shoot!

Also, that Ferrari model was amazing. I can't believe the drivers legs were that close to the front of the car with minimal protection. Neat that you can take apart the model to see. I would have never known that the driver was really positioned that far forward!
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Simply awesome models and photos. Thanks for posting.
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Nice collection, I love the Kubota lawnmower... Classic!
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Nice collection, I love the Kubota lawnmower... Classic!
Haha I know I love that one too, so random
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Interesting to see that every single race car is mid-engined. Unfortunately, that setup is so rare in street cars.

Very cool looking collection.
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Very cool, nice models and photography! It would be cool to get those into a light box for another photo shoot!

Also, that Ferrari model was amazing. I can't believe the drivers legs were that close to the front of the car with minimal protection. Neat that you can take apart the model to see. I would have never known that the driver was really positioned that far forward!
Yeah some of those models are so incredibly detailed!

When you say get them into a lightbox for another photo shoot do you mean just different angles or something? I used a lightbox, just a DIY one.
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Those are fantastic looking models - professionally done. I have been building models for 60 years and have been collecting BMW models for over 35 years. I have pretty much stopped collecting now, except for the occasional need to add, like the M4 models. I have a little over 1,200 BMW models and display space is an issue.
Yeah my dad has a glass case that these models were all taken from and photographed, and thats the extent of his display. The other 90% of the models sit in their boxes in storage all around the house haha.
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Yeah my dad has a glass case that these models were all taken from and photographed, and thats the extent of his display. The other 90% of the models sit in their boxes in storage all around the house haha.
I have a special room just for displaying the models, but many are still in boxes in a closet
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Amazing attention to detail both in the building and photographing! Hats off to you both!
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Very Very Cool!
Thanks for sharing.
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Yeah some of those models are so incredibly detailed!

When you say get them into a lightbox for another photo shoot do you mean just different angles or something? I used a lightbox, just a DIY one.
Oh then dang! I thought they weren't in a light box, their are minimal shadows in the background! Disregard my previous comment!
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Cool Awesome collection!
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Hey All,

My father has been collecting scale models for about 25 years now...

Take a look and let me know what you think!

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Such an AWESOME collection of cars & trucks! I love it all!!

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I must say a very IMPRESSIVE and AWESOME collection. I especially liked the YMB chitty chitty bang bang car!

Heluva display....thanks for sharing.
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Thanks guys! Headed back home tomorrow so I will be trying to photograph more of the collection as well, will post up when I update
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Terrific collection. And so is the photography.

Are those all from model kits and if so, who's the maker?

Looks like a couple of them are from Tamiya and/or Kyosho...?
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