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Posted By: Bob Jackman
Posted On: Sunday February 10, 2019 at 11:13 AM
 
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John, I always respect your opinions based on your obvious
talent and inside knowledge of the hobby we all love.I believe however that times have changed from when we were kids and recognized something was not quite right on a model car. Fortunately or unfortunately through technology such as this medium we are communicating through. Information gets to the masses with almost instant speed and allows and encourages us to voice an opinion on virtually any subject we can think of. Also, as you point out, technology has advanced to such an extent that we expect perfection in all things including our little cars. It's been said that we, perhaps hurt or discourage those who bring these products to us but from my personal viewpoint I don't find that to be true. Example, I have over 6,000 models in my collection of which over a third are 1/43 scale.Included are models from all makers and many marketed as 1/43 when truly they are not. Does this stop me from buying? Absolutely not as long as it's an image that I feel belongs in my collection and is reasonably accurate to the 1/1 through my eyes. A few years ago I had the distinct honor to meet the late Steve Ovary while attending the 1/43 show in Chicago. The subject of scale accuracy came up in our conversation as he had with him a Packard touring car which is a true work of art however it is smaller than many smaller 1/1 cars modeled in my collection by various makers including MOC,MiniMarque,Brooklin, etc. Steve never did address the reason directly but eluded to the fact that the possible reason was because the product had to fit the box. I won't speculate if that's true or not but the bottom line is that I bought the model because it is otherwise terrific and a jewel in my collection.

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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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