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Chase Hirt's picture

Scale-Model Miniature Car Composites

These three composites were shot using 1:24 and 1:18 scale miniature cars. I have included some BTS photos to show the setup. Most of the practical effects such as fog, snow, and sleet were done in camera. All the stacking and enhancements were done in Adobe Photoshop.

My goals were as follows:
- To make the miniature cars look real
- To give a surreal quality to the image (not necessarily a completely photorealistic one)
- Appeal to the respective car manufacturers as viable advertising material.

Would love to hear your constructive and creative thoughts!

*Assisted by Charlie Sitzer and Will Detterman for the winter series.

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Eric Crudup's picture

Wow, insane. It all looks gorgeous

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Chase Hirt's picture

Thanks a lot! Appreciate it.

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Broken Canon Art & Photography's picture

It would have been more realistic if an LandRover Overland / Dakar type vehicle or even military vehicles with miniature troops was used in the sand storm images. Also, as an avid modeler myself, One can tell the difference between a store bought scale car and a model car that's been careful constructed with the supplied parts. The bigger the scale subject, the better the realism.

Chase Hirt's picture

Thanks for your input! I’ll keep that in mind for my next shoot.