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  • Rare Russian '64 Wagonaire Model Discussed

    Thought you guys might find this discussion interesting. There are some great photos of the 1:43 scale '64 Studebaker Wagonaire made by an unidentified Russian company. Apparently one of these models is currently on eBay.

    http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/htm...16&start=12809



  • #2
    Well, whomever made it, they did a bang up job. It's a beautiful (and pricey) model. Now, if they would come out with one in 1/18th...


    Lotsa Larks!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
    Ron Smith
    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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    • #3
      Well, whomever made it, they did a bang up job. It's a beautiful (and pricey) model. Now, if they would come out with one in 1/18th...


      Lotsa Larks!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
      Ron Smith
      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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      • #4
        According to another message (response to this post)the model was made in Ukraine by Vladimir Pivtorak.

        John Clements
        Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
        Lockleys South Australia
        John Clements
        Christchurch, New Zealand

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        • #5
          According to another message (response to this post)the model was made in Ukraine by Vladimir Pivtorak.

          John Clements
          Avantilover, your South Australian Studebaker lover!!!
          Lockleys South Australia
          John Clements
          Christchurch, New Zealand

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          • #6
            quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

            Now, if they would come out with one in 1/18th...
            Apparently, most discriminating collectors have switched to 1:43 scale as the detail is more jewel-like. They consider the larger scale models to be toy-like due to their cheap mass produced diecast bodies, clunky opening parts (with large gaps) and crude chrome-plated plastic trim. They look great from a distance but when you get up close, they can't hold a candle to their smaller high-end handbuilt cousins.

            What converted me was the fact that I can now collect more Studebaker models without giving up valuable shelf space. I can easily fit a dozen or more 1:43 scale cars in a space that once held only four 1:18th scale models.

            With the help of eBay, I've found quite a few excellent 1:43 scale Studes. Here's a sampling of what's out there:

            Brooklin Models 1954 Studebaker Conestoga


            Brooklin Models 1953 Studebaker Starliner


            Brooklin Models 1950 Studebaker Commander Landcruiser


            Conquest Models 1947 Studebaker Champion


            Bruce Arnold Models 1958 Packard Hawk (I've heard there are only 25 of these beauties. They came complete with a set of photo-etched metal wire wheels!)








            ...and many more.

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            • #7
              quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

              Now, if they would come out with one in 1/18th...
              Apparently, most discriminating collectors have switched to 1:43 scale as the detail is more jewel-like. They consider the larger scale models to be toy-like due to their cheap mass produced diecast bodies, clunky opening parts (with large gaps) and crude chrome-plated plastic trim. They look great from a distance but when you get up close, they can't hold a candle to their smaller high-end handbuilt cousins.

              What converted me was the fact that I can now collect more Studebaker models without giving up valuable shelf space. I can easily fit a dozen or more 1:43 scale cars in a space that once held only four 1:18th scale models.

              With the help of eBay, I've found quite a few excellent 1:43 scale Studes. Here's a sampling of what's out there:

              Brooklin Models 1954 Studebaker Conestoga


              Brooklin Models 1953 Studebaker Starliner


              Brooklin Models 1950 Studebaker Commander Landcruiser


              Conquest Models 1947 Studebaker Champion


              Bruce Arnold Models 1958 Packard Hawk (I've heard there are only 25 of these beauties. They came complete with a set of photo-etched metal wire wheels!)








              ...and many more.

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              • #8
                quote:Originally posted by loewycoupe
                Brooklin Models 1953 Studebaker Starliner
                Is it just me, or are the proportions of the Brooklin '53 Starliner way off (rear fenderline too high, top too low and too flat, hubcaps too bulky, etc)?

                Paul

                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                Paul
                Winston-Salem, NC
                Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                • #9
                  quote:Originally posted by loewycoupe
                  Brooklin Models 1953 Studebaker Starliner
                  Is it just me, or are the proportions of the Brooklin '53 Starliner way off (rear fenderline too high, top too low and too flat, hubcaps too bulky, etc)?

                  Paul

                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: http://hometown.aol.com/r1skytop/myhomepage/index.html
                  Paul
                  Winston-Salem, NC
                  Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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                  • #10
                    quote:Is it just me, or are the proportions of the Brooklin '53 Starliner way off (rear fenderline too high, top too low and too flat, hubcaps too bulky, etc)?
                    Yeah, Brooklin's '53 has some issues. Still, it's better than the older Franklin Mint Starliner, which had ill-fitting doors and somewhat squashed proportions (see below).

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                    • #11
                      quote:Is it just me, or are the proportions of the Brooklin '53 Starliner way off (rear fenderline too high, top too low and too flat, hubcaps too bulky, etc)?
                      Yeah, Brooklin's '53 has some issues. Still, it's better than the older Franklin Mint Starliner, which had ill-fitting doors and somewhat squashed proportions (see below).

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                      • #12
                        Is it just me or does the Brooklin edition look more like an artist's rendering? And at that scale - 1:43 - obviously - alot of the brightwork has to be body color.[|)]

                        Miscreant adrift in
                        the BerStuda Triangle


                        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                        1960 Larkvertible V8
                        1958 Provincial wagon
                        1953 Commander coupe

                        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                        • #13
                          Is it just me or does the Brooklin edition look more like an artist's rendering? And at that scale - 1:43 - obviously - alot of the brightwork has to be body color.[|)]

                          Miscreant adrift in
                          the BerStuda Triangle


                          1957 Transtar 1/2ton
                          1960 Larkvertible V8
                          1958 Provincial wagon
                          1953 Commander coupe

                          No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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                          • #14
                            quote:[i]...And at that scale - 1:43 - obviously - alot of the brightwork has to be body color.[|)]
                            Uhhhhhh, No. Brooklin Models keep their prices well below high-end handbuilt competitors like Motor City USA by not adding additional cosmetic details such as photo-etch chrome trim. Their models are specially engineered to receive Bare Metal Foil on the window surrounds, emblems, etc. Unlike large scale model "collectors", most of the handbuilt crowd have mastered the relatively easy task of applying Bare Metal Foil and the results are often spectacular. Some collectors like John Roberts and Master Pattern-Maker, Bruce Arnold, even go so far as to repaint and add additional features to their Brooklin models.

                            Below is a perfect example. Bruce Arnold has beautifully detailed the rather plain Brooklin '54 Studebaker Conestoga and created a model that will hold it's own beside ones selling for three times it's price - and that's including Arnold's own $300+ Cadillac and Packard models.

                            Before:


                            After:

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                            • #15
                              quote:[i]...And at that scale - 1:43 - obviously - alot of the brightwork has to be body color.[|)]
                              Uhhhhhh, No. Brooklin Models keep their prices well below high-end handbuilt competitors like Motor City USA by not adding additional cosmetic details such as photo-etch chrome trim. Their models are specially engineered to receive Bare Metal Foil on the window surrounds, emblems, etc. Unlike large scale model "collectors", most of the handbuilt crowd have mastered the relatively easy task of applying Bare Metal Foil and the results are often spectacular. Some collectors like John Roberts and Master Pattern-Maker, Bruce Arnold, even go so far as to repaint and add additional features to their Brooklin models.

                              Below is a perfect example. Bruce Arnold has beautifully detailed the rather plain Brooklin '54 Studebaker Conestoga and created a model that will hold it's own beside ones selling for three times it's price - and that's including Arnold's own $300+ Cadillac and Packard models.

                              Before:


                              After:

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