Monday, January 14, 2013

The end of destruction

Greetings ledheads,
  This is the end of my 5 year journey with this 1961 Ferrari. I've been working on this on and off for the last 5 years. I'm done with it...I have spent countless hours making this look like it really is in a junkyard. Actually you would never see this in a junkyard because all 274 of them made from 1959 to 1962 are worth in the neighborhood of 10 to 15 million dollars each.



33 comments:

  1. This is just superb! Look at all those little details you put into the car, the dirt surrounding it and the sheet metal wall beside it. Wonderful!

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  2. Very, very cool, Richard. The rear end reminds me of my first car - a '64 Karmann Ghia. I wish I still had it. Best, Dean

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  3. A very great work, Captain Richards, a very nice atmosphere, rendering the rust is very well done
    Greetings

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    1. Thank you Captain...the rust was made using spray glue...allowing it to dry and then painting over it.

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  4. That is superb work, weathering and the decay is great.

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  5. That looks outstanding Captain the weather is just amazing and I love all the little details around the car just perfect.

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  6. At 10 to 15 Mil' it would be nice to have a couple tucked away somewhere!! Great modelling here Captain. Really impressed with the weathering effects!

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    1. Thanks Rodger...I've owned a couple of Ferraris back in my younger days. The first one was in 1971...a 1963 not too different that this one. I paid 4 thousand dollars for it. I was looking at one for sale in California for 7500 dollars, but I couldnt come up with another 3500 dollars. Well the one I bought never really went up in value as fast as I wanted it to. BUT the one for 7500 dollars the one that I passed up is now over 20 million. I still have the original ad when it was for sale. They only made 55 of this particular model, I should have tried harder to come up with the extra 3500.

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  7. How can you be so imaginative on a topic of destruction? Bravo for the pictures and the great job!
    Phil.

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    1. Well it all started when the mirror fell off and I couldnt find it. Oh well time for the junkyard....Hmmmm junkyard?. I then took a hammer to it. That was 2007 and Ive been ruining this model ever since.

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  8. Fantastic, Captain Richard - you're the King of Weathering. All those details....wow...that's a great piece of modelling!

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  9. Capt. you have definitely put the J in Junk! You are not getting paid enough to do this quality of work!

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  10. Old Ferraris never die; they rust away in forgotten dignity awaiting their restorer... who never comes...
    An evocative vignette, Captain Richard. Along the road to dissolution, is there a point of no return? One feels that this vehicle might just have reached it.

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  11. Probably...but if this was a real one, someone would still pay in the millions for it in the condition that it is in.

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  12. Only you could scrap a $10 million door and make it look so damed good! Great job Captain.

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  13. I thought it was real life to begin with, bloody great work.

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  14. wow simple great and fantastic old view, looking nice. i really like these pictures <3
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