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lstude
11-22-2006, 03:48 PM
This Thanksgiving, I want to make a tribute to my good friend, Sam Miller, who passed away about 4 years ago. Many of you knew Sam. He was a kind and gentle guy who had a passion for cars and mainly Studebakers. He grew up with Studebakers and actually sold Studebakers at Coggins Motor Company in Charlottesville, VA. He had a home based business of reproducing scale models of Studebakers and other makes. He also made many of his own models such as GT Hawks. When he died, he left his entire Studebaker model collection to me and his house and his lifetime collection of models to another friend, Chuck. Chuck is living in the house now and has added his own collection to make the home a timeline of car models, movie and political memorbilia. It is a fascinating place. I am going to post some pictures of "The Studebaker Room" and some of Sam's creations. If anyone has their own models that they would like to post, please do. If there truly is a Heaven, then Sam will be looking down and would love to see them
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Saminhallway.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamscollectionStudebakerroomdashboa.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Studebakerroomeastwall.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-22-2006, 04:32 PM
Here are some of Sam's creations.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels043.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels004.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels007.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-22-2006, 04:32 PM
Here are some of Sam's creations.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels043.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels004.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels007.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-22-2006, 05:14 PM
Cool stuff. Looks like you have your own Stude museum! I love the '55 sedan dash for a shelf. :) Is that one of the terra-cotta Studebaker signs from the Proving Grounds?

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-22-2006, 05:14 PM
Cool stuff. Looks like you have your own Stude museum! I love the '55 sedan dash for a shelf. :) Is that one of the terra-cotta Studebaker signs from the Proving Grounds?

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-22-2006, 05:31 PM
quote:Is that one of the terra-cotta Studebaker signs from the Proving Grounds?

I think that is a reproduction. The 55 Dash does make a neat display

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-22-2006, 05:31 PM
quote:Is that one of the terra-cotta Studebaker signs from the Proving Grounds?

I think that is a reproduction. The 55 Dash does make a neat display

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-22-2006, 06:11 PM
My camera doesn't do well taking closeups, but I took a 1:18 '53 Starliner and 'Frickatized' it. It has a 331 Caddy V8 with the two 6 Volt batteries in the trunk and a 50's style floor shifter. It really turned out nice, like it was made that way. ;)

I'll see about borrowing Dad's camera. :D

NOTE: See this thread. ;) http://studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7048

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-22-2006, 06:11 PM
My camera doesn't do well taking closeups, but I took a 1:18 '53 Starliner and 'Frickatized' it. It has a 331 Caddy V8 with the two 6 Volt batteries in the trunk and a 50's style floor shifter. It really turned out nice, like it was made that way. ;)

I'll see about borrowing Dad's camera. :D

NOTE: See this thread. ;) http://studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7048

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-22-2006, 07:44 PM
OK, here's my '53 convertable with interior from a Golden Hawk. I painted the inserts. It also has the supercharged GH engine.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092332.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092404.jpg


And here's one I know Mr. Jeff Rice will love. It's still in the making. Almost done though. It has red Avanti bucket seats and a painted up dash, but it's not installed yet. The bed covers are made of colored cloth. It has a dual carb setup and dual exhaust that exits in front of the rear wheels.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092106.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092132.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092150.jpg


Now, if I could only make this much progress on my 1:1 scale Studes... :D
_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-22-2006, 07:44 PM
OK, here's my '53 convertable with interior from a Golden Hawk. I painted the inserts. It also has the supercharged GH engine.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092332.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092404.jpg


And here's one I know Mr. Jeff Rice will love. It's still in the making. Almost done though. It has red Avanti bucket seats and a painted up dash, but it's not installed yet. The bed covers are made of colored cloth. It has a dual carb setup and dual exhaust that exits in front of the rear wheels.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092106.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092132.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092150.jpg


Now, if I could only make this much progress on my 1:1 scale Studes... :D
_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-22-2006, 08:12 PM
That looks great Matt, thanks for posting it.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-22-2006, 08:12 PM
That looks great Matt, thanks for posting it.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

DilloCrafter
11-22-2006, 10:40 PM
Matthew,
Great models! Please don't ever lose or destroy them (I speak from stupid experience - why did I have to go and set those WWII fighters on fire and blast them with a BB gun?)

Man, that's a nice museum of models, Leonard. So Sam really made his own molds and did resin casts of some of those? Very nice.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

DilloCrafter
11-22-2006, 10:40 PM
Matthew,
Great models! Please don't ever lose or destroy them (I speak from stupid experience - why did I have to go and set those WWII fighters on fire and blast them with a BB gun?)

Man, that's a nice museum of models, Leonard. So Sam really made his own molds and did resin casts of some of those? Very nice.

http://rocketdillo.com/studebaker/misc/images/Avacar-hcsdc.gif[/img=left]DilloCrafter

1955 1/2 Ton Pickup
[i]The Red-Headed Amazon
Deep in the heart of Texas

lstude
11-23-2006, 06:21 AM
quote:Man, that's a nice museum of models, Leonard. So Sam really made his own molds and did resin casts of some of those? Very nice.

DilloCrafter
Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel003.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-23-2006, 06:21 AM
quote:Man, that's a nice museum of models, Leonard. So Sam really made his own molds and did resin casts of some of those? Very nice.

DilloCrafter
Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel003.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-23-2006, 08:03 AM
quote:Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.

Hey, that model looks an aweful lot like that '51 2R16 flat bed dump truck I won in the raffle. It stayed at our shop so long being restored, it just didn't seem right to let it leave.[:o)]
It was a blueish-green color. I traded it to my grandad for the Scotsman. ;)

That's my grandad on the far left; the proud owner of the truck now. :)
http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/TRUCK/Truck11-05neil-donnieFront.JPG

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-23-2006, 08:03 AM
quote:Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.

Hey, that model looks an aweful lot like that '51 2R16 flat bed dump truck I won in the raffle. It stayed at our shop so long being restored, it just didn't seem right to let it leave.[:o)]
It was a blueish-green color. I traded it to my grandad for the Scotsman. ;)

That's my grandad on the far left; the proud owner of the truck now. :)
http://www.georgiastudebaker.com/TRUCK/Truck11-05neil-donnieFront.JPG

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

DEEPNHOCK
11-23-2006, 08:06 AM
Way cool Matthew...
I built one up similar to that with the YatMing 1:18 CE, but not as nice as the way you did yours..Nice work!
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/PickupBoxProject0920042.jpg
But I am also building one a tad larger... Like 1:1 in steel and fiberglass.. I'll post pic's as it gets built. Shooting for a South Bend '07 debut...
(Photoshop concept pic)
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/ConceptPicturesmall.jpg
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by mbstude
And here's one I know Mr. Jeff Rice will love. It's still in the making. Almost done though. It has red Avanti bucket seats and a painted up dash, but it's not installed yet. The bed covers are made of colored cloth. It has a dual carb setup and dual exhaust that exits in front of the rear wheels.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092106.jpg
Matthew Burnette


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

DEEPNHOCK
11-23-2006, 08:06 AM
Way cool Matthew...
I built one up similar to that with the YatMing 1:18 CE, but not as nice as the way you did yours..Nice work!
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/PickupBoxProject0920042.jpg
But I am also building one a tad larger... Like 1:1 in steel and fiberglass.. I'll post pic's as it gets built. Shooting for a South Bend '07 debut...
(Photoshop concept pic)
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/ConceptPicturesmall.jpg
Jeff[8D]


quote:Originally posted by mbstude
And here's one I know Mr. Jeff Rice will love. It's still in the making. Almost done though. It has red Avanti bucket seats and a painted up dash, but it's not installed yet. The bed covers are made of colored cloth. It has a dual carb setup and dual exhaust that exits in front of the rear wheels.
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/061122092106.jpg
Matthew Burnette


http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j54/deepnhock/Jeff%20Rice%20Studebaker%20Pictures/1937StudebakerCoupeExpressJeffRicee.jpg

DEEPNHOCK at Gmail.com
Brooklet, Georgia
'37 Coupe Express (never ending project)
'37 Coupe Express Trailer (project)
'61 Hawk (project)
http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock

mbstude
11-23-2006, 08:42 AM
Thanks Jeff. BTW, where do you think I got my idea from? ;)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-23-2006, 08:42 AM
Thanks Jeff. BTW, where do you think I got my idea from? ;)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

studelark
11-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Leonard; What a nice tribute to Sam. Friends, if you are ever in the neighborhood of Louisa, VA, stop by and we'll show you a Studebaker and model collection that will blow you away. Sam has been gone now for four years, but whenever we have a Studebaker gathering in this area, Sam is always there. There is a heaven and Sam is St. Peter's Studebaker historian.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 door
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck
15 Stude part's cars/trucks in thankgiving for still being here!

studelark
11-23-2006, 03:36 PM
Leonard; What a nice tribute to Sam. Friends, if you are ever in the neighborhood of Louisa, VA, stop by and we'll show you a Studebaker and model collection that will blow you away. Sam has been gone now for four years, but whenever we have a Studebaker gathering in this area, Sam is always there. There is a heaven and Sam is St. Peter's Studebaker historian.

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal VI 4 door
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer fire truck
15 Stude part's cars/trucks in thankgiving for still being here!

Guido
11-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Frank,

I have been cleaning up my basement and came across a whole box of Studebaker stuff from the '70's. Included was stuff from Sam, loads of meeting notices for the Greater Virginia chapter, a news story on Don Burch being arrested for embezzlement and loads of offers from people to sell me cars and trucks. It was a nice walk down memory lane.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-23-2006, 03:58 PM
Frank,

I have been cleaning up my basement and came across a whole box of Studebaker stuff from the '70's. Included was stuff from Sam, loads of meeting notices for the Greater Virginia chapter, a news story on Don Burch being arrested for embezzlement and loads of offers from people to sell me cars and trucks. It was a nice walk down memory lane.

Gary

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

lstude
11-24-2006, 09:14 PM
Here is another one of Sam's creations. A 63 Daytona Skytop.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels033.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-24-2006, 09:14 PM
Here is another one of Sam's creations. A 63 Daytona Skytop.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels033.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-24-2006, 09:35 PM
I like that SkyTop. I drove one just like that back in April, only it has black interior. [8D]

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-24-2006, 09:35 PM
I like that SkyTop. I drove one just like that back in April, only it has black interior. [8D]

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-26-2006, 10:55 AM
Sam also did a 64 GT Hawk.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels040.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels041.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-26-2006, 10:55 AM
Sam also did a 64 GT Hawk.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels040.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModels041.jpg

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-26-2006, 11:10 AM
Just curious, do you knnw about how long it took to make the molds for those models? [:0]

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-26-2006, 11:10 AM
Just curious, do you knnw about how long it took to make the molds for those models? [:0]

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

lstude
11-26-2006, 11:20 AM
quote: Just curious, do you knnw about how long it took to make the molds for those models?

It is a long drawn out process. I have never done it myself, but I have watched Sam do some of it. You have to mold each part, like the wheels, wheel covers, chassis, bumpers, etc separately. It is way too time consuming to be competative with the models that are being made in China.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
11-26-2006, 11:20 AM
quote: Just curious, do you knnw about how long it took to make the molds for those models?

It is a long drawn out process. I have never done it myself, but I have watched Sam do some of it. You have to mold each part, like the wheels, wheel covers, chassis, bumpers, etc separately. It is way too time consuming to be competative with the models that are being made in China.

Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

mbstude
11-26-2006, 11:22 AM
quote:It is way too time consuming to be competative with the models that are being made in China.

But, you have that hand-made American quality done by a fellow Stude owner. ;)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

mbstude
11-26-2006, 11:22 AM
quote:It is way too time consuming to be competative with the models that are being made in China.

But, you have that hand-made American quality done by a fellow Stude owner. ;)

_____________________________________

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, Georgia
'59 Scotsman PU
'63 Daytona HT

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j209/mbstude/side_body_avatar.jpg

http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

Guido
11-26-2006, 07:05 PM
And as Leonard can attest to, it is a rather odiferous process. I remember when Sam first started working on his models around '76 or '77 and how the basement of the house would just reek of the smell of the epoxy.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
11-26-2006, 07:05 PM
And as Leonard can attest to, it is a rather odiferous process. I remember when Sam first started working on his models around '76 or '77 and how the basement of the house would just reek of the smell of the epoxy.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/53/453/1/21/36/2964121360097493054pVJTFL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/57/757/2/88/4/2023288040097493054SEKowB_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/18/19/8/37/21/2050837210097493054IYBJJL_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/559/1/43/57/2876143570097493054jKVhDw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/59/459/2/23/86/2067223860097493054YoeGMx_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/5/18/33/2537518330097493054OgEKcN_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R16A grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures".

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

larkvi
12-03-2006, 11:15 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

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Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel003.jpg

I bought one of these from Sam a few years ago, with the intention of building it as a rollback. I actually scratchbuilt an interior for it too. Now with a small child in the house and the constant effort to scrape up work for myself, I really don't have time for any of my model projects anymore. :( If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

larkvi
12-03-2006, 11:15 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

[
Yes, he made the molds and did resin casts. We still have all of his molds, but we don't have the time or expertise to make more models, and at $30.00 each, Sam wasn't getting rich. Especially when you can buy 1:18 highly detalied 53 Studebakers for $14.00 on eBay. Below is typical of what you would get if you bought a model from Sam. He would build them for you for a cost of about $100.00.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel002.jpg
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsStudebakertruckmodel003.jpg

I bought one of these from Sam a few years ago, with the intention of building it as a rollback. I actually scratchbuilt an interior for it too. Now with a small child in the house and the constant effort to scrape up work for myself, I really don't have time for any of my model projects anymore. :( If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

lstude
12-03-2006, 11:37 AM
quote:If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

That would be great, Ed. I would like to see it.:)Sam also had a great sense of humor. Raymond Loewy once said that the Detroit cars were just "Chrome Barges" so Sam made this model.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModelsChromeBarges.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
12-03-2006, 11:37 AM
quote:If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

That would be great, Ed. I would like to see it.:)Sam also had a great sense of humor. Raymond Loewy once said that the Detroit cars were just "Chrome Barges" so Sam made this model.
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/SamsModelsChromeBarges.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

larkvi
12-07-2006, 11:06 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

That would be great, Ed. I would like to see it.

As promised. As with Matthew, my camera doesn't do well with extreme closeups, so I apologize for the really poor quality.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0004.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0002.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0001.jpg

Yes, the photos were taken in a laundry room and yes, on an ironing board.

Ed

larkvi
12-07-2006, 11:06 AM
quote:Originally posted by lstude


quote:If I can find it (I've hidden most of my model stuff away) I'll have to take some pics and post them up.

Ed

That would be great, Ed. I would like to see it.

As promised. As with Matthew, my camera doesn't do well with extreme closeups, so I apologize for the really poor quality.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0004.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0002.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y226/teenchy/20061207_0001.jpg

Yes, the photos were taken in a laundry room and yes, on an ironing board.

Ed

studelark
12-07-2006, 11:42 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Guido

And as Leonard can attest to, it is a rather odiferous process. I remember when Sam first started working on his models around '76 or '77 and how the basement of the house would just reek of the smell of the epoxy.
________________________________________________________________________________ ____________

Gary; Unfortunately, and Sam believed this, the epoxy is what killed him. He admitted to me, while sitting with him in his last days, he had not taken any precautions in inhaling the fumes over so many years. After moving to Louisa, he did attempt at to make an exhaust in his work area, but it was to little, too late. What a tragic end to such an artist and Studebaker fanatic.:(

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal 4 door
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer Fire Truck
Studebaker Santuary full of deceased ones

studelark
12-07-2006, 11:42 AM
[quote]Originally posted by Guido

And as Leonard can attest to, it is a rather odiferous process. I remember when Sam first started working on his models around '76 or '77 and how the basement of the house would just reek of the smell of the epoxy.
________________________________________________________________________________ ____________

Gary; Unfortunately, and Sam believed this, the epoxy is what killed him. He admitted to me, while sitting with him in his last days, he had not taken any precautions in inhaling the fumes over so many years. After moving to Louisa, he did attempt at to make an exhaust in his work area, but it was to little, too late. What a tragic end to such an artist and Studebaker fanatic.:(

Frank Drumheller
Louisa, VA
'60 Lark Regal 4 door
'48 M16-52 Studebaker/Boyer Fire Truck
Studebaker Santuary full of deceased ones

lstude
12-07-2006, 12:07 PM
I agree with Frank about the tragic death of our friend, Sam. But he left a huge legacy that still lives on today.:(

Ed, I hope you don't mind, but I lightened the photo of your truck with Photoshop and it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Edstruck.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg

lstude
12-07-2006, 12:07 PM
I agree with Frank about the tragic death of our friend, Sam. But he left a huge legacy that still lives on today.:(

Ed, I hope you don't mind, but I lightened the photo of your truck with Photoshop and it looks great! Thanks for sharing.

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Edstruck.jpg


Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/Mein64Daytonasm.jpghttp://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l288/lstude/52inyardsm-1.jpg