Making Small Things Just That Little Better!
Because I’ve needed to replicate the look of these Gerry Anderson shows with my own creations featured, I’ve had to assemble a collection of small vehicles for use in photographic situations. Some have had some minor work done to them, mostly in repainting and added kit details, although a few of them, chosen because they looked quite futuristic, have survived virtually intact. Occasionally I’ll find a small toy in a shop, but more often than not, a hunt through the local markets will net me half a dozen cars and small trucks that will fit the bill nicely. Second hand vehicles are usually a little worse for wear after being played with for many years and they require a little cleaning up to make them acceptable. If repainting is required, then the toy is spray primed and then given its final coat of colour. Tyres are painted and details lines added. With very little effort, an entire fleet of cars and heavy vehicles can be produced in a short space of time, ready to be placed in the background for photography.
|Matchbox-scale car collection|
|N-Gauge scale cars for far distance shots|
|All background cars and vehicles stored safely in |