Thursday, October 7, 2010

60eme Rallye Automobile de Monte Carlo

This is the prestigeuos 1992 Rallye de Monte Carlo where Didier Auriol and co driver Bernard Occeli
grabbed the championship for Martini Racing Team. Overall time for the 3339.82km race with 606.08km
of special stages was  6:54.20, two minutes ahead of the 2nd placer Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya in their
Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD of Toyota Team Europe.     

Kyosho was faithfull in making this model and the details are truly superb, even for an old release.
Done in 1:18 scale.

I did some experimental shots using only available light that was far away from the subject at hand
and this was the outcome. Hope you like 'em.


Kin said...

Hi JDMike,

Superb Lancia Delta Rally car diecast , great photo & story.

What camera & brand do you use to take all tihs photo ?
Technic - distance between camera & the object , do you put extra lights from the ceiling or wall like in the studio ?

Hope you can share some of your experience with us.

Keep on the good work.


José António said...

Fantastic, JDMike!
This Delta is one of my favourits.

It's one brutal model from Kyosho with great details (the scale gives a good help in the details) but they did a very nice job.

JDMike, the pics are very, very good. Great job!

See you in the next post, eheheheh!

Nicadraus' Lamborghini models said...

Fantastic model and shot Mike! I like this car as much as I like the Corolla WRC! Nice lighting and background too bro!

Congrats! :)

komenda said...

intriguing shooting technique!
Of course the Lancia Martini is awesome!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much Kin, Jose Antonio, Angelo and Erwin!

Kin, to answer your inquiry, I use a Nikon dslr with a 17-55mm lens(kit) and lighting is just available light, just lower your shutter speed and your ISO settings, using a tripod is a must for these kind of shots.

thanks again!

saruman said...


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Nice Technique, TFS...

ricardo said...

really nice model!!!! congratz!!!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much, saruman, Mervin and ricardo! :-)

Marcjan Minipassion - 1:43 said...

Woops! We presented the same cars in the same time :) But Your's is beauty...

Restidiecast said...

wow Mike thats one fine model by kyosho, astig!!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Marcjan! yeah what a coincidence! great post also!! :-)

thanks also resti! hope to see more of your collection too!:-)

danielh said...

great delta rally car and stories!
i really admire your skills in close up photograph!

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thanks Daniel! :-)

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Anonymous said...

Excelente fotos de um grande carro.
Gosto mesmo deste Lancia

JDMike's Diecast Site said...

thank you very much for appreciating gudangdiecast and alphamodelismo! :-)

Unknown said...

That's it!