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Old 05-24-2012, 04:28 PM
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The trouble with 70's and 80's cars was that those decades were ruled by the miserly and emotionless accountants, and so: styling blandness and marketting lies became the order of the day, coupled with "facelift" grills and lights, such that any given year's "new model" was basically last year's old crap in "new" cosmetics. Which made 90% of the cars of that era completely boring, when added to the fact that they simply lacked any true style, again primarily due to the company Accounting Dept misers killing-off all and any truly new styling innovations.

What makes your models so enjoyable Cami, is that you capture completely the "verve" and stylishness of the vehicles of your chosen era in such a way as to make each car instantly recognisable as representing the real vehicle, yet while it does so, it also instantly invokes the style and beauty each vehicle had. None of those things are particularly easy to achieve; yet, you achieve those things in fine and handsome manner, resulting in models not only pleasing to look upon, but pleasing to the builder whose hands craft your kits into the finished model. All of which achievement makes you an extremely talented designer, Cami, and an extremely worthwhile designer whose models the builder will keenly seek to collect.

Kind and Respectful Regards Cami, Uyraell.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:13 PM
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The trouble with 70's and 80's cars was that those decades were ruled by the miserly and emotionless accountants, and so: styling blandness and marketting lies became the order of the day, coupled with "facelift" grills and lights, such that any given year's "new model" was basically last year's old crap in "new" cosmetics. Which made 90% of the cars of that era completely boring, when added to the fact that they simply lacked any true style, again primarily due to the company Accounting Dept misers killing-off all and any truly new styling innovations.

What makes your models so enjoyable Cami, is that you capture completely the "verve" and stylishness of the vehicles of your chosen era in such a way as to make each car instantly recognisable as representing the real vehicle, yet while it does so, it also instantly invokes the style and beauty each vehicle had. None of those things are particularly easy to achieve; yet, you achieve those things in fine and handsome manner, resulting in models not only pleasing to look upon, but pleasing to the builder whose hands craft your kits into the finished model. All of which achievement makes you an extremely talented designer, Cami, and an extremely worthwhile designer whose models the builder will keenly seek to collect.

Kind and Respectful Regards Cami, Uyraell.
Wow, what a great compliment Uyraell! My only regret is that I can not make more of them. There are so many interesting subjects and weeks are so short! I will be a very old lady if I ever release all the interesting cars from the 1930-1970 period LOL!

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Old 05-26-2012, 05:48 PM
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Here is an appropriate version for this special weekend, the 1955 Indy 500 pace car!

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That is soo cool, very nicely done Cami
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:12 AM
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That is soo cool, very nicely done Cami
Thanks Rick. Official pace cars have always been among car collectors favorites.

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Old 06-03-2012, 04:49 PM
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New pics taken this weekend.

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Old 06-07-2012, 08:55 PM
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The pace car is very fine, and these latest cars are every bit as fine, Cami.
I like the backdrop for the car, and the way you've captured the tailgate of the wagon is phenomenally good.

Kind and Respectful Regards Cami my friend, Uyraell.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:28 AM
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Thanks a lot Uyraell. Here are pics of the pace car on its exclusive base. The pace car will be the bonus model of the convertibles collector set. It should be ready pretty soon.

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Old 06-08-2012, 11:39 AM
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They bring back warm thoughts. I drove in a couple of them and had my first REAL kiss in one. Some things you don't forget. Warm evenings at the drivin's and watching the submarine races. Thanks for the flash back. Did you do any thing special to bring out the colors? About that REAL kiss, just don't tell the wife.
PS I meant to ask if Dale's No.3 ever get made?
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:16 PM
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They bring back warm thoughts. I drove in a couple of them and had my first REAL kiss in one. Some things you don't forget. Warm evenings at the drivin's and watching the submarine races. Thanks for the flash back. Did you do any thing special to bring out the colors? About that REAL kiss, just don't tell the wife.
PS I meant to ask if Dale's No.3 ever get made?
I'm glad it brings back some good memories Wad Cutter. I feel a little envious of the guys who drove them back then, today they are simply unaffordable! For the colors, I create my own charts based on pictures of real cars and original paint charts.

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P.S. The 2008 fictional Dale Earnhardt's COT will eventually be uploaded on my website.
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