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Old 02-06-2012, 07:57 PM
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Welcome Cami! I LOVE your NASCAR Models. I have a couple of your Gordon models in a case with my die cast collection. Your designs are good enough that most people cannot tell the difference between paper and metal. Ha!
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Old 02-06-2012, 07:59 PM
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Howdy Cami, nice to have some ballance around here....Rich
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:47 PM
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Welcome to the forums Cami. I'd like to see a 57' Chevy 150. That's probably my 2nd favorite car. #1 is the Shelby Cobra.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:38 PM
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Welcome aboard Cami, it is so great to have you here. I love your work. I love all cars but what I would like to see is the semi truck transports for the Nascar cars.
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:17 PM
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Let me add another welcome, Cami, but please do not feel nervous here. As previous replies demonstrate, we care about the models -- not about the age, sex, nationality, or creed of the designers. And I've no doubt that your interst in older cars overlaps mine. I'd love to have models of such '50s cars as the Corvette, the Thunderbird, the Nash Metropolitan, and something very rare -- Kaiser's Henry J. If you're willing to push your design talents a few years farther back, I'd also love to have models of the 1936 Cord, the 1936 Jaguar SS, and pretty much anything with a rumble seat and spare tires on the front fenders. And if you're really eager for a challenge regarding paper, there's always the Bugatti Atlantic. Again, welcome to the Forum, and I'm eager to see your designs no matter what subjects you choose.

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:50 AM
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Let me add my welcome and note that, although I do not build many automobile models, I love to look at them, and share Yale's interest in the rumble seat era. I think 1920 to 1949 was the height of automotive beauty, but any well-made paper model is a joy to my eye.

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Old 02-07-2012, 07:37 AM
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What a nice welcome! Thanks to all of you guys. I read some interesting make and model names there. My personnal preference goes to the early fifties because of the roundness of the design and the cleaner lines compared to the excess of some of the late fifties (think about the '58 Oldsmobile or Buick). Altough, the power output makes the '55 and on models more exciting.

I agree with the 1930's classics such as the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg, V-16 Cadillac, Packard 12, Pierce-Arrow, Chrysler Imperial, Lincoln and common subject as well like Ford, Chevy, Dodge and others. Independents automakers of the fifties also have interesting models like the Hudson Hornet, '55-56 Packard Carribbean, '53-59 Studebaker, 54-60 Nash Metropolitan and one of my favorite, the '53 Kaiser Dragon. So many subjects, but just one life... not enough time ha ha!

I should post some pictures soon (as soon as I make pictures of them) of the prototypes I worked on over the last year or so. Keep looking in the civilian wheels section for tri-year Chevrolets, '59 Ford, '53 Buick and Cadillac, '55 Ford panel truck and the '48 Tucker.

Thanks again
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:51 AM
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Dear Cami:
Here is a challenge only four made made in Lockport New York. My wife works at the museum where this one rests between parades. called the Jr. R. Note My Daughter is in the picture. the museum has files on the car and design notes ect. if your interested.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:58 AM
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I've admired your NASCAR models for several years now, and have the site bookmarked. You are brave to take on those curvy cars from the early fifties - must be a design nightmare. I'm really looking forward to seeing your designs come to life. I'm thrilled to see the Tucker in your to-do list. Besides Tucker, a number of other manufactureres died out in that period: La Salle, Packard, and Kaiser-Frasier to name a few. It would be great to see them live on in paper (blatant hint).
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Old 02-07-2012, 08:19 AM
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I always loved the old 1935 Duesenberg's, they were so beautiful.
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