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    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




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    Here are some of Sam's creations.




    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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    • #3
      Here are some of Sam's creations.




      Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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      • #4
        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://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
        http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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        • #5
          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://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/
          http://thestudillac.blogspot.com/

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          • #6
            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/

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            • #7
              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/

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              • #8
                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.

                NOTE: See this thread. http://studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc...?TOPIC_ID=7048

                _____________________________________

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



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

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                • #9
                  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.

                  NOTE: See this thread. http://studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc...?TOPIC_ID=7048

                  _____________________________________

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



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

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                  • #10
                    OK, here's my '53 convertable with interior from a Golden Hawk. I painted the inserts. It also has the supercharged GH engine.






                    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.








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

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



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

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                    • #11
                      OK, here's my '53 convertable with interior from a Golden Hawk. I painted the inserts. It also has the supercharged GH engine.






                      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.








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

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



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

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                      • #12
                        That looks great Matt, thanks for posting it.

                        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                        • #13
                          That looks great Matt, thanks for posting it.

                          Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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                          • #14
                            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.

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

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

                            Paul Simpson
                            "DilloCrafter"

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

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                            • #15
                              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.

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

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

                              Paul Simpson
                              "DilloCrafter"

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

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