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Posted By: David Holcombe
Posted On: Wednesday April 10, 2019 at 9:29 PM
 
Message:
Changing colors over time? (pic) Here are two toy cars from
the 1930's, both by Tootsietoy and both stamped "Made In United States of America." Both are light blue, or I think so. As I enlarged the picture, though, I wonder if the color "lilac" is appropriate for the pickup. I find it interesting that these two are quite different in color. Both are original, except for the pickup's wheels. The colors show that, at least in toy vehicles, light blue was not uncommon in the 1930's.

Please forgive me for using examples from something other than 1:1 or 1:43. I just noticed that one of my favorite Packards from the 30's (1:43) is light blue; but it doesn't count, as it is a model that I built only a few years ago. Obviously, I like the color!



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1:43-scale color translations... by Joop Gisbers #25679
I 'd just be happy if fewer models were launched in black by John Quilter #25679.1
I think we have a wide variety of motivations in collecting. by John Kuvakas #25679.2
I think it is amazing that we have to become adult before we learn by Don Anderson #25679.2.1
Accurate colors on model cars. by Raymond Paszkiewicz #25679.3
Changing colors over time? (pic) Here are two toy cars from by David Holcombe #25679.3.1
I'm a yes and I'm a no. by Jani Bodmann #25679.3.2
I'm for color accuracy as much as possible, the chips are not always accurate but the best by Curtis Parisi #25679.4
Ah yes, the well-known "scale effect" by Graeme Ogg #25679.4.1
At least they're using the right colors! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.1.1
Ah, you noticed. What a wide-awake chap you are. by Graeme Ogg #25679.4.1.1.1
Someone...somewhere...understands! (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.1.1.1.1
If you have the actual chips in hand that is one thing but if you by John Quilter #25679.4.2
Not all monitors are calibrated the same. This has a significant effect on how they portray colors. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.4.2.1
And then there is the effect of indoor vs outdoor lighting. by Mark Lampariello #25679.5
I think that's a very wise decision. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.5.1
Yes! Pink and green, that's the answer! (EOM) by Curtis Parisi #25679.5.2
Agree Mark and photograph a real car in full sun and then in shade ... by Chris Sweetman #25679.5.3
There are so many variables that it is not really possible to by Mike DeTorrice #25679.6
Well said, Mike. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #25679.6.1
I need you to make that speech to the rivet counters at the local NMRA club. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #25679.6.2




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