Toy photography is my hobby and love clicking some diecast cars over the weekend. I was super crazy when I started this site and every week I take some of my 1:18 cars to nearby locations and click some beautiful photos. The frequency of clicking pics outdoors have reduced drastically now a days and the current covid restriction forced us to stay indoors, which makes me miss those days! So I decided to do a throwback post picking some of my favourites from those beautiful days.
First up in this throwback series, I picked my absolute favourite… Yeah its a 1:18 scale Koenigsegg CCX by AUTOart in bright orange. This CCX is one of my favourite 1:18 scale model because this AUTOart model is filled with features like the opening doors, removable roof, detailed engine and hood.
AUTOart being a model maker who makes authentic scale model, this CCX is loaded with details to its glimpse. I love shooting my diecast model just like rear car so fine details like the headlamp optical elements, panel gap all play a very big role. And this Koenigsegg CCX also gets some clean carbon-fiber details so that add to the realism to this exotic sports car.
This Koenigsegg CCX looks the best in its front 3/4 angle so I clicked so many front angles (mostly eye level) and I am super happy with most of them. Shared here are some of my best clicks from a collection of over 300-400 photos, which I click on a same location in two different occasions.
The location in which I clicked these photos is like 10kms from my residence and quite a calm place to shoot for hours without attracting too much attention to yourself. The location also gives you some sleek landscape with lush greenery, layout that has some under construction building so gives us all the variants.
Koenigsegg CCX gets a very unique door and its opening mechanism is equally unique! AUTOart captured that in this 1:18 model as well and I love it absolutely… so you guess it right! I took some cool pics enhancing the doors. I also added a figure to the picture frame to give some more character to it.
This scale model also comes with a removable hardtop so I clicked a few without the roof too! I personally like it with the roof on but I love trying out new things so did capture that as well to the mix. This stance is also very low in the real car and the same becomes very obvious in this model when doors are open!
AUTOart has been giving us some cool detail for so many year and in this I like the engine hydraulics system which is very cool when in open state, so grabbed few shot of that as well. What do you think? The shot you see above, show a figure looking at the engine bay and I could see curiosity in his eyes so this shot was my favourite.
Finally one other favourite shot, which I even used as cover picture for the figure’s review! This shot and few other dark background shots are done in an old sewer or unused one! Overall I love the shoot and feels like yesterday! The place where I shot these photos have changed so much and don’t look anything like this anymore! It is moments like this keep you feel alive, I feel super pumped to do something creative and set a milestone for my future me look back. Share your thoughts on what you feel! Till next time… Ciao!