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  • Originally posted by jclary View Post
    Post #7500...anybody want to comment on the Bourke influence seen here?
    They appear to be scale models to me, or a photo of a painting. Look at how thick and uneven the door window frame is on the Studebaker!

    Craig

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    • Agreed Craig. I was thinking the roof line on the Ford coupe didn't look right.
      "Burning Bridges...Lost Forevermore"......

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      • Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
        They appear to be scale models to me, or a photo of a painting. Look at how thick and uneven the door window frame is on the Studebaker!

        Craig
        The roof area over the rear windows on the Stude aint right, nor is the stainless gravel shield. Must have started with a photo, though. They got the shadow of the bullet nose right.
        KURTRUK
        (read it backwards)




        Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. -A. Lincoln

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        • Originally posted by 8E45E View Post
          They appear to be scale models to me, or a photo of a painting. Look at how thick and uneven the door window frame is on the Studebaker! Craig
          Agreed, Craig and Dwain. Is this what is known as a diorama?

          Whatever it is, it isn't a simple photograph of two production automobiles somewhere on a beach or waterfront, as it would appear at first glance. BP
          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

          Ayn Rand:
          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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          • Originally posted by BobPalma View Post
            Agreed, Craig and Dwain. Is this what is known as a diorama?

            Whatever it is, it isn't a simple photograph of two production automobiles somewhere on a beach or waterfront, as it would appear at first glance. BP
            In light of the comments so far, anyone care to speculate on the die cast manufacturer, accuracy & quality? What's with the tailpipe on the Studebaker's exhaust?
            John Clary
            Greer, SC

            SDC member since 1975

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            • Originally posted by jclary View Post
              In light of the comments so far, anyone care to speculate on the die cast manufacturer, accuracy & quality? What's with the tailpipe on the Studebaker's exhaust?
              'Looks like someone forgot to specify the rear tailpipe hanger option, John. BP
              We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

              Ayn Rand:
              "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

              G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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              • I remember years ago, reading about the origins of the 1949 Ford in Special Interest Autos (the article I think was written by Michael Lamm).

                The original design had vertical tail lamps, FoMoCo changed to them to horizontal, adding the 'speed line' on the quarter panel.

                So when was this diorama done and for what purpose was the Studebaker there?

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                • If you can enhance the photo better than I, you can see the website ghosted at the center. The WWW. starts on the Ford fender.

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                  • HOXXOH, I think what your are referring to as "ghosted" is really a change in the focus between the foreground and the background as a result of depth of field which is a result of the aperture setting of the camera. The lower the aperture setting (larger opening) the greater focus differentiation. The higher the aperture setting (smaller opening) the less focus differentiation (higher depth of field). I would attribute what we see here to a fast shutter speed and low aperture setting and these are likely models set MUCH closer to the camera than the background. This is a common trick used by folks who photograph realistic dioramas. Very common in the model railroad world.
                    Ed Sallia
                    Dundee, OR

                    Sol Lucet Omnibus

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                    • Originally posted by JRoberts View Post
                      I can also see the ghost lettering. I can make out www.pa on the Ford, and com.br on the Stude. I can't make out the missing letters in between.

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                        Dave Lester

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                        • Originally posted by Studedude View Post
                          We take enormous sheets of clear plastic like that for granted today, but weren't they kind of rare in the 1940s?

                          I'm surprised to see a sheet as large as the one on the car in this photo. (I'm not questioning the authenticity of the ad; I know it's real; just the curiosity of such a large sheet of clear plastic.

                          BP
                          We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

                          Ayn Rand:
                          "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

                          G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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                          • I have never seen a right hand drive Corvette before....I cannot tell about the Hawk. Looks like the start of solo event, maybe a hill climb.

                            Joe Roberts
                            '61 R1 Champ
                            '65 Cruiser
                            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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                              • # 7519 Must be a crazy town , Cause the sign on the wall is backwards too .......

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