Already got me a toy car, thanks.
Or you could build a diorama/playset that works as an awesome set for diecast photography AND a place to play with your kids.
If you want to go even further down the rabbit hole, feel free to join us over on Live and Let Diecast (liveandletdiecast.kinja.com)!
Or... you could really kill some time by designing, modeling, and animating the whole car. Doesn’t take up as much room and zero cleanup.
Forgot to add this yesterday:
I made a shadowbox to display some of my really old Hot Wheels cars for my desk at work. I printed the base from a stock photo, and then for depth attached some model railroad plants with a clear-drying glue. The cars are held in place with some metal wire, wrapped around the axles, and poked through the base and…
I have been collecting Hotwheels for a few years now, each time I get a ‘double’ I add it to my list of photoshoot cars.
What, no live and let diecast shout out?? Nice diorama, btw! Have you seen the Johnny lightning 1:64 scouts? I kind of assumed they were part of your scout shrine but figured I’d ask. I’m not at all a truck guy but live me some JL scouts.
Couldn’t agree more. Another cool car toy try out as an adult is an RC car. I don’t have the time or energy to build a full rock crawler, but driving a 1/10 one is oddly satisfying to say the least. 1/10 the price for 1/5th the fun, not a bad ratio in my book.
By all means, enjoy the cars and the dioramas. Looks cool to me.
Or you can just go outside and play.
1 of the creepiest experiences ever! On a 2nd date I had to stop by my house and grab a set of keys because we decided to go down the shore. Long story short she follows me inside because like most people she is scared of Newark. She saw my grand national and asked a few questions about what it was etc. She insisted…
Other than a few years in my early teens when I was trying too hard to be “grown up,” I’ve always been obsessed with toy cars. Hot Wheels makes up the bulk of my collection, but I’ll buy any brand if they have a car I like. I have an entire bookcase dedicated to aircooled Volkswagens, a few shelves dedicated to Shelby…
Honda must know adults secretly like toy cars, because they sent me (and a lot of other Civic owners) this after I purchased my Type R. Honestly, it brings a smile to my face.
Don’t have the time, space or money for the real thing?
My house is a veritable war zone of projects that my 6yo son and I do. Legos, paper and balsa airplanes, balsa boat models we make over weeks, a rubber band-powered balsa car, a fuckton of toys, and more legos. So many legos.
You’re complicating this. This is nice, but it’s much much simpler.
1. Buy model / toy cars
2. Remove from packaging
3. Display them on your desk or shelf, or move them around on your desk while you’re on the phone
4. Make car noises
5. Offer zero fucks.
Cheesy photo filters can be pretty impressive on toys. I’ve enjoyed taking this kind of photography lately...