A couple of weeks ago, we got together with Greg Bartlett, an automotive photographer/videographer whom we know from the SCCA Road Rally community. It seems Greg was interested in experimenting with forced-perspective photography on scale-model cars, and as we are always in need of new product photography we jumped at the chance to provide the subjects for his series. We spent a couple of hours at the weekly Million Dollar Breakfast Club car show in Marina Del Rey, California trying out various set-ups for shots; the results are pretty darn good, but Greg is confident that he can do even better…we hope to meet again in the months ahead to shoot newly released models as they come in.
As it happens, one of the models we chose for our first shoot is also one of our current featured products in our Facebook Social Store: Autoart’s 1:18-scale Maserati MC12 GT1 2010 FIA World Championship winner. Each month, we select a handful of models to offer to Facebook fans of Carriage House Models at a 10% discount. The MC12 GT1 is one of our favorite recent Autoart releases, featuring some of the best, most flush shutlines we’ve ever seen in a diecast model car (although its beautifully presented engine compartment and ductwork might tempt us to display the car with its body panels removed in perpetuity!) Regularly priced at $295, we’re offering the MC12 through our Social Store for only $265.50…and as always, shipping is free to the lower 48 states on any purchases over $99 from Carriage House Models.
Some exciting new models are around the corner at Carriage House, and we can’t wait to work with Greg again to capture more great photos of them!