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Posted By: Raymond Paszkiewicz
Posted On: Saturday February 9, 2019 at 7:55 PM
 
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Scale of models
Paul, you and I have been best friends for many years, and we have had this discussion many times. I am one of the collectors who think you shouldn't start over again. It is just too much work. We both made our models the same way, and I think we both got it right.
I measured every model I made, spending hours, with the help of my sons. You and I both photographed the 1941 Cadillac Convertible. I still remember the day, back in 1989. My favorite was the 1953 Checker cab in the junkyard. A great time. What hasn't been mentioned, is the fact that not only did we measure every little detail, but we took nearly 100 photographs of everything, from every angle. That is how we got it right. The only car, I could not find, was the 1942 De Soto, but by using the Chrysler, from the same year,we got it right. It takes a lot of work to make a model. Until you have done it, it is hard to be critical, but I agree some manufacturers don't try hard enough, and some don't know a heck of a lot about the subject they are working on. Some are businessmen, strictly manufacturing to make money. and not really car people. Thank God we have folks who make models, as it sure is fun collecting them.

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scale? by Paul Patterson #25325
Footprint of each car can and most likely is 1:43 of a 1:1 Cars based on wheel distance by Tom Ciryak #25325.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.1.1
Scale of models by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25325.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.1.1.1.1
Sorry Tom but I don't understand your reply. Scale is scale, period. No? (EOM) by Barry Levittan #25325.1.2
Yes I agree, scale is scale and it still amazes me that there is so much by Curtis Parisi #25325.1.2.1
Guess I didn't explain myself very well. Ford's wheelbase may not be the same as a Chevy etc. (EOM) by Tom Ciryak #25325.1.2.2
Specs: Jaguar MK 9, 1953 Ford by John Quilter #25325.2
Its funny, Paul, your photo appears to show quite a discrepancy between the Fords by Randall Olson #25325.3
Paul you bring up a good point. Case in point would be a comparison by Bob Jackman #25325.3.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.1.1
To an extent I agree with you Paul. Some of the earlier ones.. by John Roberts #25325.3.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.1.1.1.1
Bob, excellent comparisons. The Motor City is huge, especially the width by Randall Olson #25325.3.1.2
I would like to call your attention to a mistake you just made: by Alex Taylor #25325.3.1.2.1
Hi, Alex, I will defer to your expertise. "Super" it is! (EOM) by Randall Olson #25325.3.1.2.1.1
Randal, for further information, Conquest did make, years ago by Alex Taylor #25325.3.1.2.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.2
Paul, I hope some of your gems are of the Highway Travelers variety? Gorgeous replicas! (EOM) by Randall Olson #25325.3.2.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.3.2.1.1
What does wheel base have to do with scale if body measurements aren't correct? (EOM) by Bob Kleven #25325.3.2.2
Nothing in the case of a 3D product - wheel base is just one part in a whole range of measurements. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #25325.3.2.2.1
This discussion reminds me of the ones we had when Strictly 43rd by Don Anderson #25325.4
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1
This thread of Paul's has been very interesting and throws up a few issues.... by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1
Too bad an honest discussion sets off such defensiveness. I have thousands of by Bob Jackman #25325.4.1.1.1
I wasn't being defensive Bob, merely offering some background... by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1.1.1
John, I always respect your opinions based on your obvious by Bob Jackman #25325.4.1.1.1.1.1
Agree with all you say Bob. 6000 models? That's even more than I've wrecked! (EOM) by John Roberts #25325.4.1.1.1.1.1.1
Scale by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1.1.2
Sacale of models. by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25325.4.1.1.2.1
Paul, you started a wonderfully provocative and informative thread. by Randall Olson #25325.4.1.1.2.1.1
Future by Paul Patterson #25325.4.1.1.2.1.1.1
Ian Pickering also did some masters for Corgi Toys. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #25325.5




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