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A wood carrying car A wood carrying car

This is another behind the scene post, because, well it’s pretty fun.

A turning car A turning car

With great diecast, comes great responsibilty. This Ford GT belongs in a race track, so I made her (or him, idk) one. A little one. Special for this pic.

LaLD 101: Diecast Photography LaLD 101: Diecast Photography

Dek43's post today reminded me that I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for a while. I know we have a ton of members with great photo skills and a bunch of newer members trying to get better as well.

I've been busy but here's the Hawls I've been busy but here's the Hawls

So for the past almost month I’ve been busy with School, work because of closing one location and then being transferred to a farther location but starting to get more hours which means more dinero for diecast and trades. Oh and I went to Mexico as well. I know I’m late to the shennigans and I’ve truly missed LaLD…

New Photo Set up New Photo Set up

I was sick of my photos looking “noisy” and having reflections from the overhead lights. Thanks to the lald community, I figured out this new set up.

Inspired by TE71 Xin  Inspired by TE71 Xin 

We recorded Episode 12 last night for the Live and Let Diecast Podcast. Our guest was TE71 Xin. I walked away being inspired by his ability to photograph 1/64 scale cars. I’m impressed by a lot of the great photography on these pages, but the small cars are really hard to shoot.

Diecast After Dark: Trying New Stuff Diecast After Dark: Trying New Stuff

Just a few phone test shots of a black car in the dark.

BMW M3 E30 by Tarmac Works - A double take BMW M3 E30 by Tarmac Works - A double take

Greetings, everyone! Long time, no post. But, also, long time no hawl. However, tables turned, and I had an excellent mail hawl recently! This pair of beauties here.

I got a thing! I got a thing!

And it’s a sheet of glass! Thought I’d try it out. Cell phone pics to follow:

Wheelswap Wednesday Wheelswap Wednesday

Many have already got hold of the HW Land Rover Defender Pick Up, and it sure is a lovely work of art from HW. Yet there are things you wish, that maybe, could have been different.

Holiday Photo Contest **Update: Third Prize added** Holiday Photo Contest **Update: Third Prize added**

Let’s get in the holiday spirit and have some fun with diecast photography at the same time. Here are the rules:

BMW M Car Collection (and hauler!) BMW M Car Collection (and hauler!)

Some of you may have seen this little set before, or perhaps you own it yourself. I came across it at BMW’s Zentrum here in South Carolina. My Dad and I went to the BMW Car Club of America Foundation’s exhibit, Heroes of Bavaria. It was a fantastic show! I don’t think I’ve shared most of my photos from there . . .

1:43 HAWL - 1975 Brabham BT44B - José Carlos Pace 1:43 HAWL - 1975 Brabham BT44B - José Carlos Pace

Slowly, but steadily, the Altaya Lendas Brasileiras do Automobilismo (Brazilian Motorsports Legends) collection is getting to the newstands on my state. So I finally grabbed this awesome Brabham, driven by José Carlos Pace.

Wynn's Wednesday FTW! Wynn's Wednesday FTW!

It’s no secret that I love the Super Van. Simplicity is often the recipe for success, and if this model wasn’t as good as I think it is it wouldn’t be in HW’s line since 1975. This highly detailed casting was part of the Delivery series from some years ago.

Pickup Trucksday Pickup Trucksday

I may had stretched the theme days rule a bit too far, but I guess it’s okay for this awesome MBX Best of the World Dodge pickup. The tampos, the wheels, the colors, everything’s so good about this casting!

Ferrari Friday - Che bella! Ferrari Friday - Che bella!

Back in 2010 when I saw on the internet this Ferrari 288 GTO was part of the Phil’s Garage series, I looked everywhere, but couldn’t find it. It was only on a collector’s meeting that I finally grabbed this grail. And what a grab! For me, it’s on par with some of the most detailed HW 100% models, probably one of the…

Business in the front, party in the back Business in the front, party in the back

Often, delivery vans are boring, but this ‘55 Chevy Panel from the 2010 series Hot Wheels delivery sure brings the party in the back, with a wicked diecast motorbike!

Truckin' Tuesday - 1975 Chevy Stepside Truck (and bonus bugs) Truckin' Tuesday - 1975 Chevy Stepside Truck (and bonus bugs)

A true workhorse, when Chevrolet designed this they probably hadn’t the looks as their first priority. They achieved, however, a true gem of a design in form of this 70's stepside truck, marvelously recreated by Matchbox in a period correct color combo. What a great cast!

Throwback Thursday - MBX Ferrari F40 Throwback Thursday - MBX Ferrari F40

This may not be the most detailed, the most expensive or the rarer diecast F40, but for me it’s the best. In my 9th birthday (almost 18 years ago), in 1999, my parents gave me some diecast models, and this was the beginning of my collection. Among these cherished models, this sweet Ferrari F40, one of my favorites…

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