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11-16-2011, 06:47 PM
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This week sees the doors open to the LA Auto Show.

You must choose a World Debut or North American Debut from the official website: http://www.laautoshow.com/Debuts.aspx

Find photos of the car you choose at any of the usual sources and get creative! :)

Contest will be open until 30th November 2011.

11-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Hi guys,
first of all, my name is Jachym and I really like this forum and hope I will also be able to contribute in the future. I am a student, studying genetics in the Czech republic and my hobbies are digital photography, photoshop, sciences, computers and of course... photoshop ;-)

Back to the topic though... I wanted to ask if in this contest we can also use cars from the "Concepts" section. In the rules it says just World and NA Debuts, but concepts would also be interesting dont you think?

11-16-2011, 08:47 PM
Welcome jachym.

11-17-2011, 05:46 PM
Hi Jachym - welcome to CarSpyShots. :)

I think we can allow concept cars too. Best of luck when you enter the contests!

Niko Bellic
11-18-2011, 02:08 PM
BM! Wake up! There are 2 Contest 42s now!

Contest 42: New Direction
Contest 42: LA Auto Show

This one has to be Contest 43, right?

11-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Gah! You aren't wrong...

11-19-2011, 08:09 PM
OK, so seems like I will be the first one to post something :D

I first wanted to chop the Volvo You concept car, but then decided to try the new Cadillac XTS. I made a coupe out of it.

I changed the headlights a little bit, made some changes to the front grill, overall shape of the car, lowered the back part, removed the rear door, etc.

This is my first ever car chop and I know it is far from perfect so any criticism and comments are welcomed.


My coupe version:

11-19-2011, 08:36 PM
That's the concept XTS from Detroit.

You need to chop a production or concept car from the LA Auto Show like the production XTS.

11-19-2011, 08:54 PM
Oh, I see... I didn't notice that.... they look almost the same..... so I cant use this one right?

11-19-2011, 09:17 PM
Oh, I see... I didn't notice that.... they look almost the same..... so I cant use this one right?

Correct, this is what the production version of the XTS looks like.
<a href=http://custom.netcarshow.com/7113bf9f.jpgURL"><img src="http://custom.netcarshow.com/7113bf9f.jpg" width="300"/></a>

11-19-2011, 09:38 PM
OK, well I will leave my original one here and see if I can do similar thing to the production version and post that one later. Thx for letting me know. As I said, this is actually my first contribution here and also my first car chop in photoshop ever :D

11-19-2011, 09:42 PM
OK, well I will leave my original one here and see if I can do similar thing to the production version and post that one later. Thx for letting me know. As I said, this is actually my first contribution here and also my first car chop in photoshop ever :D

Your welcome, I am always here to help.

11-20-2011, 12:49 AM
is it ok to post preliminary chops? or are we supposed to make a thread in Member Chops?

I don't know if I will go back to these ... they're just what I call "tweaks";
and since I don't use Photoshop, I'm not very gung-ho on trying for pristine renderings anyway...

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/th_MKS_2b2.jpg (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/MKS_2b2.jpg) - original (http://www.netcarshow.com/lincoln/2013-mks/800x600/wallpaper_02.htm)
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/th_MKS_2b2r.jpg (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/MKS_2b2r.jpg) < alternate hips

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/th_MKS-2b2.jpg (http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/MKS-2b2.jpg) - original (http://www.netcarshow.com/lincoln/2013-mks/1024x768/wallpaper_05.htm)

taller trunk, no changes to greenhouse, 2 versions of rear fender hips.
eliminated extensions of A-pillar onto hood (pet peeve) for a more rectangular front end,
lowered hood cutline (& badge) to match crease-line in grille, shrank fascia openings & added small crease to continue rocker panel sculpting, brightened grille

11-20-2011, 11:33 PM
I think so?

11-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Hi 2b2,

Posting "work in progress" shots is a great idea and theres no reason why it isn't allowed.

Just make sure they are clearly labelled as not being the final version. :)

11-21-2011, 08:48 PM
^ & ^^ thanks guys
guess those are final unless I post updated ones ;)
if not, maybe I'll add some description of the changes

11-22-2011, 02:37 PM
I think it looks alot better now, I have reduced the height of the body,, re designed the D pillar area and reduced the rear over hang, original parked beside it for comparison.
<a href="http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/InfinitiJX.jpg"><img src="http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/InfinitiJX.jpg" width="300"/></a>

11-22-2011, 05:27 PM
2013 Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas:
<a href="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/326/7/4/2014_royal_caribbean_vision_of_the_seas_by_chef211-d4gy8cp.jpg"><img src="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/326/7/4/2014_royal_caribbean_vision_of_the_seas_by_chef211-d4gy8cp.jpg" width="300"/></a>

11-25-2011, 05:17 PM
A new chop in a long time, because I'm very busy. So here is the new Escape/Kuga with a new front and some other tweaks, because I don't like the big grille.

<a href="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/Porsche-Power/fordescape.jpg"><img src="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/Porsche-Power/fordescape.jpg" width="300"/></a>

11-26-2011, 11:31 PM
So, here is my try at the BMW i8 concept.
Now, I am by no means saying "my version" is better or nicer... it is just a bit more closer to reality as it is quite obvious BMW would never release a car with such a design into production (shame, but it just would be too expensive and extravagant).

Still though I think it is a very nice car and tried to leave the best parts as they are. I changed the headlamps, adjusted the front grill, removed some glass bits on the body, changed slightly the shape of the back lights and a few other minor tweaks.

I appreciate all comments and just want to say this is my first ever car chop in photoshop (not counting the previous one in this thread which doesnt fit the rules) and I know it is far from perfect.

<a href="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8.jpg"><img src="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8.jpg" width="300"/></a>

My version:
<a href="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8-chop.jpg"><img src="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8-chop.jpg" width="300"/></a>

11-30-2011, 11:31 AM
I will leave this open another six hours or so incase anyone else wants to post.

Good contest guys - some nice entries. :)

11-30-2011, 10:03 PM
<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/60606797@N02/6432707017/" title="CADDY COUPE by gbradford87, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6432707017_83d86532ac_m.jpg" width="240" height="187" alt="CADDY COUPE"></a>

11-30-2011, 10:29 PM
<a href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/894794/CarSpyShots/2011/Admin/2011banner.jpg"><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/894794/CarSpyShots/2011/Admin/2011banner.jpg" width="900"/></a>
<a href="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/MKS_2b2r.jpg"><img src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y286/2b2/13/MKS_2b2r.jpg" width="300"/></a><a href="http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/InfinitiJX.jpg"><img src="http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll231/brera16/InfinitiJX.jpg" width="300"/></a><a href="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/326/7/4/2014_royal_caribbean_vision_of_the_seas_by_chef211-d4gy8cp.jpg"><img src="http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2011/326/7/4/2014_royal_caribbean_vision_of_the_seas_by_chef211-d4gy8cp.jpg" width="300"/></a>
<a href="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/Porsche-Power/fordescape.jpg"><img src="http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h112/Porsche-Power/fordescape.jpg" width="300"/></a><a href="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8-chop.jpg"><img src="http://brzezina.cz/cars/i8-chop.jpg" width="300"/></a><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/60606797@N02/6432707017/" title="CADDY COUPE by gbradford87, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6432707017_83d86532ac_m.jpg" width="300" height="225" alt="CADDY COUPE"></a>


I'll be away in two weeks time so I aren't going to start a competition this week. Sorry for the inconvenience.

11-30-2011, 11:36 PM

Niko Bellic
12-01-2011, 07:57 AM
BM, maybe i can run a competition? Please PM me for the rules (the time the choppers got etc.).

12-01-2011, 05:10 PM
How about we did the same topic as this time except instead of the LA car show we could do the Tokyo car show ;)

12-01-2011, 11:33 PM
2b2-3 i have noooooo idea what you changed
BryanRW-4 a little goes a long way(wink wink)
chef211-2 doesn't seem like your taking it serious or spending enough time on chops
Porsche-Power-4 looks cool but don't notice a difference
jachym-3 hood is nice but headlamp could be better

12-27-2011, 06:04 PM
22 - Porsche-Power
17 - BryanRW
17 - chef211
17 - jachym
17 - canarycny
10 - 2b2