Gems of the 30s & 40s

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Jean B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:18 am

Hi Ralf,

did you move your photos in your dropbox after having posted them here in the forum? Unfortunately I cannot view any of your pictures, this often happens if photos are moved or modified after posting here. And I am so keen to see your Brooks Stevens Cord, as this is one of the cars I am heavily dreaming of, so my deep envy is absolutely sure :evil:

Please, check the photos again ;)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Ralf B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:03 am

Hi Jean,

I'm a little puzzled, as other members seem to see the pics.
I copied / pasted Photobucket's "Grafikadresse" between the "image brackets" in my contribution.

Can you see these ?

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And to soothe you a little: the Cord misses the radiator ornament and has a standard windshield, not a speedster type one...

Oh, and just a teaser for things to come 8-)
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Honestly - if you have problems to see these pics I will redo/rework both postings.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Tom » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:29 am

Pictures are fine from here.

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby JSB33 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:24 am

And here.
C. Montgomery Burns looks like he can't decide which car to drive.
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Tom » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:37 am

"Excellent..." :mrgreen:

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Jean B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:30 am

Yes, I can 8-)

And I am amazed! Stunning cars, want to see more of them! Thanks for posting and joining this forum ;)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Jean B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:30 am

And to soothe you a little: the Cord misses the radiator ornament and has a standard windshield, not a speedster type one...


Sorry, doesn't work that easy! :cry:

I guess that this model is the one made by Mini Marque, isn't it? At least I don't know any other. And I think that this car doesn't have a radiator ornament at all, so only the windshield would be a problem, which could be fixed certainly... ;)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Ralf B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:49 am

Right, it's the MM43 version and I wish you were right with the radiator emblem, too
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The ornament resembles the shape of a feather.

The only other BS Cord I know is/was made by US manufacturer "Automodello" in wrong scale (1:24)...

Well, you want to see some more, here you go:

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Another Minimarque Cord, accompanied by a 1934 Auburn.

Three nice Duesies
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Two Phaetons by Minimarque and a Convertible Coupe made by Minichamps (!)
- one of two resine models in my collection and a stunning replica:
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But enough now, I have to keep your daily dose low :mrgreen:

(Hint: I will post some more pics in the "Early Ford V8" thread now)

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Jean B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:52 pm

Thanks a lot! "Only two resin models" in your collection? Nice coincidence :D , exactly the same as for my collection! When I started collecting, I was fond that strictly all 1:43 model cars would have been made of metal, I couldn't imagine that they could be made out of something else. So I grab the Dubonnet Xenia by Minichamps and the Voisin Coupé by Spark and was absolutely terrified when I unscrewed them and learned that they are made of resin :? Since then I am passionated for white-metal and also for old die-cast models, and all of the glamourous '30s cars made of resin are regarded with highest interest, but I don't take them into my collection... Those Mini Marque models are fantastic, but I fear they are a little bit too expensive for me. Love to view them here :P

And as for the Cord radiator mascot: I am amazed, I've never noticed that before :o The shape of a feather? What do you think about making this mascot by photo-etching (I have to suggest that because I have just bought a complete etching-station and have to tell everyone about that :oops: )?

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Ralf B. » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:04 pm

Same over here, Jean. Most resine models I've seen were beautiful at first sight, but had very weak points
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See the sloppy white walls on this Matrix Duesenberg? Nice detail on a model for 100.00 Euros roughly...

Besides of that I regard white metal handbuilts as small pieces of art - do you know the book "A History Of White Metal Transport Modelling
A Who's Who In The Industry"? By Ray Strutt and David Wright - a worthwile read.

Regarding the Minimarque models the main problem is that you can hardly find a Packard or Duesenberg model nowadays.
Every now and then one shows up at eBay, for stiff prices, of course.

Recently I could find a beautiful blue 1930 Cord Sedan for a rather modest price (80.00 Euros), and the seller used a bomb-proof shipping box,
but inside the model rattled around in it's original box - result: broken rear bumper. (At least he refunded me 20.00 Euros)...

Seriously, I gladly share pictures of what I have gathered over the years!

Oh, and glad to hear about your etching station - I am tempted to accept your kind and generous offer ;)

And now, another Minimarque Duesenberg
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I will make some more shots of it and include them in one of my next postings...
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:01 pm

Gee, all those Cords and Duesenbergs look fabulous! :o
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby k1w1taxi » Sat Jul 04, 2015 7:22 pm

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Gee, all those Cords and Duesenbergs look fabulous! :o

What he said!

You must have as many Deusys as Jay Leno! :lol:

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Ralf B. » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:22 am

Not sure about that - but at least I don't need such a large garage and restoring / maintaining staff as he does :mrgreen:
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:21 am

Alfa Romeo Villa d'Este - BBR

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:03 am

Oh, David! That is awesome! :o
-Julio-

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Alfaholic » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:18 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Oh, David! That is awesome! :o



Can only agree.
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Arvid » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:45 am

I want that!
~~Murat~~

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby David MG » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:31 am

Bugatti T57 Stelvio Cabriolet by Graber - Ilario Nickel

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Arvid » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:34 am

Arvid wrote:I want that!


I will cut/copy this everytime I guess
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Featherless_Biped » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:30 am

David MG wrote:Alfa Romeo Villa d'Este - BBR

I want that!

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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:02 am

Awesome! :o
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Keko » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:31 am

Wonderful, from another galaxy...
Visit my collection in : http://kekomovil.blogspot.com
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Re: Gems of the 30s & 40s

Postby Tom » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:35 am

Superb!

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