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Old 02-08-2012, 09:41 AM
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hi cami question how long have you been a papercraft designer?? and do you ever share your incredible work with othere's ?
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:43 AM
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Hi Cami,
I find your builds great, and I join the mbed2010's question about sharing your projects with others.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:51 AM
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Old 02-08-2012, 12:42 PM
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A bit of clarification on the mid-'50's Buick specs. The "Fireball" V-8 debuted in the 1953 model year in all models except the Special, which still used the straight-8. Displacement of the V-8 for the '53 to '56 model years was 322 c.i. in the Century, Super and Roadmasters, and 264 c.i. in the '54 and '55 Specials. Special and Century engines also used a 10.5:1 high-compression variation for cars equipped with Dynaflow transmissions to give them a bit more grunt off the line, as Dynaflows were notoriously sluggish.
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:20 PM
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Hmm. I'll need to ask my father about which model he had, but based on pdmcool's info, it must have been a Special. It definitely had the straight-8.
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:06 PM
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A bit of clarification on the mid-'50's Buick specs. The "Fireball" V-8 debuted in the 1953 model year in all models except the Special, which still used the straight-8. Displacement of the V-8 for the '53 to '56 model years was 322 c.i. in the Century, Super and Roadmasters, and 264 c.i. in the '54 and '55 Specials. Special and Century engines also used a 10.5:1 high-compression variation for cars equipped with Dynaflow transmissions to give them a bit more grunt off the line, as Dynaflows were notoriously sluggish.
Thanks for the clarification PDMCOOL. I had 322 in mind when I wrote 522... that is a huge displacement ha ha! Cadillac had a 500 c.i. I guess somewhere around 1970. The 322 grew to 364 in '57 if I am correct. My '60 LeSabre had a 364 with a 2 bbl carb supposedly good for 250 h.p. Enough to move a 4300 pounds love boat!!!

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hi cami question how long have you been a papercraft designer?? and do you ever share your incredible work with othere's ?
I have designed my first model in 2006. It was a Lightning Mcqueen model done in what I am calling the "Kleenex-box-with-wheels" style ha ha! A simple model, but it was nice enough to get and keep me in the hobby. I worked on other projects after that and consistantly improved my building and design techniques. In 2008, I released the Nascar COT project, the only project I shared this far.

What pushes me is the passion (like all of us), but if I could slightly increase my income with my hobby, it would be nice, so turning my models into kits for sale appears to me as the most interesting avenue considering how much work it is.

Thanks for the good words, it is so much appreciated!

Cami
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Old 02-08-2012, 08:37 PM
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Greetings Cami

Beautiful models, realistic and colorful. I love their lines
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:25 PM
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[QUOTE=Cami;269889]Thanks for the clarification PDMCOOL. I had 322 in mind when I wrote 522... that is a huge displacement ha ha! Cadillac had a 500 c.i. I guess somewhere around 1970. The 322 grew to 364 in '57 if I am correct. My '60 LeSabre had a 364 with a 2 bbl carb supposedly good for 250 h.p. Enough to move a 4300 pounds love boat!!!

I had a 264 in my '55 Special and a 322 in my '55 Super, but those were the only Nailheads I ever owned. I did own later Buicks with the 430/455 big blocks, too.

Glad to see you're still designing, too.
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Haha Cami,

I clicked this design thread thinking, Cami's design are always cool, well this thread & the '57 Chevy thread too. Frankly I didn't know the half of it. Cami your designs (and builds) are phenomenal. I really get a kick out of the way you handle those difficult curves on these models, the tops especially.
Whoa! Keep on designin' you are hitting the ball outta the park!

Thanks for sharing your work

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Old 01-07-2016, 11:16 AM
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Thanks for the kind words David.

I must say it is pretty funny you post on this old thread as I was revisiting them yesterday. Real life kept me pretty busy in the last 2-3 years and mostly away from my keyboard and paper modeling projects. I have about 10 hours a week for hobbies. I had much more time available when I designed the Tri-Five chevys. Still, I am currently considering to resurrect a few of the many unfinished projects I started in the past and give them a second chance.

For now though, I am working on a 1/43 1947 GMC PDA-3703 bus. That is grandpa's request. Grandpa is 81 now, so this is an absolute priority. I expect to show him a prototype by the end of february if everything goes fine and a finished model for late april. Then, who knows? The Tucker and '59 Fords body have been waiting in Photoshop for years while their rolling chassis are printed and ready for a test-assembly.

I have designed my first model in 2006 and in 10 years many designs have not been showed or went further than the prototype stage, and I feel that a few of them deserve another try.

New year, old projects, that sounds odd, but that might be the way to go!

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