Check this out. He reproduced what seems to be and entire town. The cars
are die cast models.
....for the people here who appreciate workmanship and skill:
"Charlie Self" wrote:
The green Stude looks like a '52 that was our family car n '54-'56 or
so. My father was a mechanic at Mt. Vernon (NY) Studebaker/Packard
There was a guy a few blocks from the boat yard who collected and
Quite a vehicle.
There are three Studes in those shots -- a Black Cherry* Starlight
Coupe, the green car you mention, and a green-over-green convertible in
the "Studebaker Salesroom at Night" shot (and, possibly, a rear-view
shot of that model in one of the parking lots shots).
The green car is also a Starlight. The black cherry coupe is a '51;
most people who remember Studes semm to have fixated on that bullet
nose ("Uncle Ernie had one of those!"). But it only appeared in two
model years, 1950 and 1951. The '50s' bulllet had four vanes; the '51,
just three as with the car on the street. The '52 had two low grilles,
separated by an inverted chrome vee extending from the lip of the hood.
We really can't tell the date of the green car, but let's call it a
1953 was Studebaker's stunner -- the long low "Loewy** coupe," with
*Yep, that was the name of the paint color.
**Bob Bourke styled the car; Loewy was his boss and the salesman. Loewy
Associates was a contracted industrial design firm responsible for
Stuebaker's most celebrated design successes -- the 1939 Champion, the
1946 Starlight Coupe which introduced the wrap-around rear windows
which gave birth to the "which way is it going?" joke, the estimable
bullet-nose, the '53, and the 1963-64 Avanti. If that weren't enough,
Bourke (under Loewy) styled the 1949 Studebaker R-series pickup, which
redefined that market, and is echoed (hell, they admitted it!) in
Dodge's modern series of trucks.
Starting in 1950, Studebaker was rather distinguished in its styling.
Previous years they were very similar to other cars on the road. You can
see a selection of different models here
Studebaker remains one of the dollar orphans of the classic car hit
parade. I've seen Silver and Golden Hawks that need no real work go
for less than $7,000...before the bubble burst. A Chev Bel Air Power
Pack hardtop in similar condition will go for 10-12 times as much.
Yeah, well...our '52 had no bullet, but my first car, a '50 four door
did have one. Also had a hillholder, a neat little device that was
especially handy when the driving license tester had me pull up to a
stop sign on the incline. When I was 19, I wanted one of the Golden
Hawks, but "settled" for a '57 Chev 283, dual 4s, 10-1 compression
ratio, 3/4 race Duntov cam, close ration stick on the tree. Sumbitch
had a clutch on it that still makes my left knee ache! I went in the
Marines and my mother tried to drive it. She sold it the next day.
Wow! The attention to detail is absolutely awesome. Must have been
painstaking to make all that look that good and authentic.
Thanks for sharing, that guy is good!
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
Many years ago ('94), I was given a 3D CAD drawing of a car dealership
that the architect wanted rendered as photo-realistically as I could.
I remember having a rough time getting the asphalt texture 'just
right'. When I showed the architect the rendering, his first reaction
was: "too clean." He made me add some tar-strips, road repair and some
cracks in the curbs. It wasn't until I added a telephone pole with
some torn posters that he became happy with 'the feel.'
A lot of the cgi people are getting very good at this by adding
aberrations and noise.
The people at Playboy and mags like it could learn a thing or two
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