Weekend is fun if you have toy photography as your hobby and have some wonderful diecast scale model cars to shoot. This weekend turned out to be one and the special reason being this 1:18 scale 1968 Shelby GT500 by Lucky Diecast(unknown to me till this beauty landed). I picked this guy on Bangalore Comic Con 2018 (my full coverage here) because it is a Mustang and also it is covered in red paint.
Sometimes toy photoshoots may get boring if you have just a car to play around, so I also took out one of my 1:18 figurine by organic… He is a part of Black List Crossroad Collection Vol-2 and he is called “Torazame Kinjirou” and comes loaded with mean looks and elevated attitude.
Being a static figurine, it gives us a little flexibility but that limited flexibility challenges you to get creativity. I kind of like this Shelby GT500 on the whole and the chrome work on this guys is exceptional, so they become my first focus. The grill and alloy wheels have some exceptional detail so I took some photos enhancing them.
To be frank, I love the front 3/4 view of any car and American Muscle car have great front-end and this Shelby Mustang is no exception. I took almost 100 pics in less than 1hr time and on review found out around 70 are showing the front end of this car from every possible angles!
Any true blue Muscle car lover would agree that the best of the angles that you can capture its purpose is it profile or stance. For me its is an angle that serves the purpose of showing the three box structure, so did exactly that. This particular 1968 Shelby GT500KR comes with a couple of scoops that feeds more air (just like the Ford GT) to the engine and they look awesome.
I am not a classic car collector but Mustang escapes that filter and easily takes my favorite car position. The biggest showing off part of this Mustang Shelby is its engine, but this diecast scale model don’t have an impressive engine bay so I skipped that part and just clicked some shot of this beast with its hood open, which looks super cool.
Both the doors of this 1968 Shelby GT500 open wide enough but like any budget scale model the hinge mechanism is bit awkward so I did fewer shot with the doors open without exposing the flaws, which is a challenge and this rear view totally subdues it, making this one fancy shot all together.
Mustangs usually have simple yet sleek rearend and this classic beauty/beast is no different. I would love a opening rear trunk but that would have sacrifice the sleek lines so I am ok there. Being frank this is not the best rear view of a Mustang or a Shelby but not worst even!
Overall I had fun clicking these photos… Because this shoot was done in my apartment garden, I got some weird looks from some residents but that was always expected! I was really happy that the sun and rain didn’t disturb this toy photography session, which is great. Hope you had fun reading this post, do suggest your views as I am planning a full review of this 1968 Mustang Shelby GT500 soon, so looking for ideas. Till next time… Ciao.