Gems of the 30s & 40s

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:32 am

scalainj wrote:A very fine pairing David
Agreed! ;)
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Post by Jean B. » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:53 am

Late, but still a happy New Year for all of you! My new year's entry is the following Bucciali TAV32. I love this car since I have seen it first in a car magazine of the early 1980s (resp. the re-construction). First I started to redo the Ixo version, but then soon decided to take a Western Model. Can't help it - I'm crazy about the old white metal models :P So, yesterday I finished work and would like to share the brand new pictures of it with you!

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...and the detailed dashboard, for those who are interested:
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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:49 am

Great job! ;)

I also love that car!
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Post by stewil » Sat Jan 24, 2015 6:13 pm

Nicely done Jean.
I have the Western and the IXO and there is just something about the Western model besides it's heft.
You have enhanced that one nicely. Kudos!!!!
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Post by David MG » Sun Jan 25, 2015 2:26 am

stewil wrote:Nicely done Jean.
I have the Western and the IXO and there is just something about the Western model besides it's heft.
You have enhanced that one nicely. Kudos!!!!
Ditto

It must weigh a ton, a real shelf bender !
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Post by enzoferrari » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:13 pm

Very nicely modeled ! To me it looks like the perfect "Gangster" getaway car !
I too have the IXO Bucciali, but nothing beats those white metal models !
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Post by Arizona Joe » Thu Jan 29, 2015 5:58 pm

I have a Solido 1937 Packard 4 door. It's yellow with black fenders and a tan interior. :) It used to have a hood ornament a long time ago, but its whereabouts are unknown. :( Still a nice quality model. I'd post a pic, but I haven't taken one yet.

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Post by Jean B. » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:54 pm

So the Bucciali is fairly stowed in my new showcase (want to have a look? ;) and my next car is ready for an early springtime picknick: A Cadillac V16 with a very conservative, but nevertheless beautiful roadster coachwork by Fleetwood. The day the model was ready, the sun was shining, and I couldn't resist to take some photos. The painting scheme relates to an old original watercolor sketch for exactly this car, which I found very attractive. The wheels are completely new, the interior a little enhanced (polished aluminium dashboard), and the brightwork is made with All-Clad chrome, which I used for the first time. Enjoy!

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Oh, I forgot: I took an old RIO model, purchased for three Euros... :oops:
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Post by Tom » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:00 pm

Love what you've made of the Bucciali and Cadillac!

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Post by DeadCanDanceR » Wed Mar 04, 2015 3:06 am

Nice looking Cadillac model!
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Post by Jean B. » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:54 am

Another American beauty: The gorgeous Chrysler Imperial Newport Dual Cowl Phaeton from 1941. I took an old Brooklin model and decided to paint it in light-green (almost turquoise), according to the colour scheme Walter P. Chrysler had done his personal one after its debut in Indianapolis. Additions include wipers, rear and door mirrors, inside door knobs and ashtrays, detailed steering wheel with selector lever, pedals, new bumper fixations, new exhaust pipe and glass covered licence plate. Enjoy watching the photos:

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Post by Tom » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:50 am

Now that is an interesting-looking car, I've never seen it before. Retro-futuristic?

Great colour for it!

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Post by Jean B. » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:19 pm

Never seen it before? It's on of my favourites :D And yes, it is "retro-futuristic" in the way that it shows a "dual cowl phaeton" bodywork, which was quite outdated in 1941, but the car itself was streamlined and equipped with a radio and some other ultra-modern gimmicks. It served as an "Indianapolis Pace Car" and opened the race and the four or five other cars of the series were used as shuttle and promotional cars. One of them is believed to have been possessed by actress Lana Turner.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by DeadCanDanceR » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:21 pm

You did a great job on that old Brooklin model. ;)
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Post by David MG » Fri Mar 20, 2015 5:59 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:You did a great job on that old Brooklin model. ;)
Agreed. Superlative paint finish.
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David

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Post by stewil » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:40 am

Another Top Shelf enhancement Jean, but what really impresses me is the chrome script on the body and especially on the steering wheel. BRAVO! How did you accomplish that?

Loving your wheel detailing too. Your work is just outstanding. Thank you for posting. :D
Cheers and Happy Collecting,
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Post by Featherless_Biped » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:00 am

Nice job, indeed :!:

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by carcollector » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:18 am

David MG wrote:
DeadCanDanceR wrote:You did a great job on that old Brooklin model. ;)
Agreed. Superlative paint finish.
Can only agree with that :D

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:49 am

Gentlemen, thank you so much! You know, I always do my very best :P

And if you want to have look, how all this is made (including all disasters :( ) have a look here: http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9957 The BMW 327 which I have already presented in "What have you bought today" is now in the operating room and I will post regularly (if possible, daily) the progress of my work. Thanks!

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Post by Jean B. » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:02 am

the chrome script on the body and especially on the steering wheel. BRAVO! How did you accomplish that?
Well, as I am not ready to make all this by photo-etching, which would be the really appropriate manner to make this, I'm always "tinkering": Choose a font in MS-Word or Power-Point in the desired scale. Print black with a laser-jet on a transparent self-adhesive foil (for laser-jet). To get it chromed, use chrome transfer foil (available for example here: http://www.amazon.de/Gold-Silber-Thermo ... ecal+paper) with a thermo-laminating device. Cut out carefully, apply on whatever you want, and spray over with clear lacquer to protect against scratching and to smooth the edges (of the adhesive foil). Any more questions? :P

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Post by BertOne » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:27 am

Jean B. wrote:
the chrome script on the body and especially on the steering wheel. BRAVO! How did you accomplish that?
Choose a font in MS-Word or Power-Point in the desired scale. Print black with a laser-jet on a transparent self-adhesive foil (for laser-jet). To get it chromed, use chrome transfer foil (available for example here: http://www.amazon.de/Gold-Silber-Thermo ... ecal+paper) with a thermo-laminating device. Cut out carefully, apply on whatever you want, and spray over with clear lacquer to protect against scratching and to smooth the edges (of the adhesive foil). Any more questions? :P
Beautiful job - I just didn't realise it'd be that easy!
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Post by enzoferrari » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:40 pm

Wow ! What a beautiful model, great job and very artistic photos !

I did see the original one that belonged to Lana Turner, its in the National Auto Museum - Harrah's collection in Reno, its color
is kind of a brightish orange if I remember correctly. Your enhanced model captures the look of it just right to me, I do like
the turquoise color better also !
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Post by Rat » Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:44 pm

Now if Brooklin made it in this color, I'd be all over it. Excellent job improving the looks of this already great looking car.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Post by Jean B. » Wed Apr 15, 2015 6:25 am

From Indianapolis to Munich/Starnberg lake: The pattern of every sporty BMW since then, the BMW 327 Coupé. The coachwork was made by Ambi-Budd, an American-German joint venture settled in Berlin. We can see the idea of streamlining, without being a really aerodynamic design. It's one of the cars I simply find sympathetic.

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For the full story of making this model car (by Walldorf), please have a look here: http://scale143.com/viewtopic.php?f=10& ... 70#p258070

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