MODELING Weekend Photo Fun, March 24, 2017

r_i_straw Mar 24, 2017

  1. SP-Wolf

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    Karman Ghia's were made by Volkswagen.

    Sorry, I was thinking the real vehicle -- I have no clue about the model.

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  2. Candy_Streeter

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    The streets are made of dry wall stuff. I use a needle to draw cracks then black ink in the cracks. Sometimes it works well and sometimes not so good. On this scene I added cracks with the burn tool
     
  3. Hytec

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    OK, now I know I'm getting old. Our elder son (now 57) dated a girl in high school who had a new Karmann Ghia. :eek:
     
  4. Kitbash

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    Dang. The quality here is just sick. That is an AWESOME, magazine cover shot. Bravo.
     
  5. Candy_Streeter

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    IMAG1076.jpg I think I would like to have one of these
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  6. trainman-ho

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    1:1 or HO?
     
  7. Candy_Streeter

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    1:1 and in red:) .... and cruising around in my full crinoline filled skirt
     
  8. Eagle2

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    Kinda funny how much better some of those things look in retrospect...
     
  9. Mike VE2TRV

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    Back then, each make and model of car had their own character, their own personality. And some measure of aesthetic beauty. Even the sports cars and the way-out concept cars had class. Now it's hard to tell a Jaguar from a Hyundai and you wonder if that sports car is actually a car some some kind of hostile alien spaceship...

    Make that a convertible. With oversized sunglasses. :cool:
     
  10. trainman-ho

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    Did they make rag-top Ghias?
     
  11. r_i_straw

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    Oh yeah, there were plenty of them.
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  12. montanan

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    They did make the Carmen Ghia in a convertable. As mentioned, it is basically just a Volkswagen with a different body. Even today they are good looking cars. I am a car nut and restore classic cars as one of my hobbies. I started collecting HO scale vehicles over 30 years ago trying to have accurate vehicles with the newest being a 1957 model as I model the transition era and late summer of 1957. In the photo, the VW is from Schucco I believe. The '55 Buick is from Oxford. The green '49 Ford is an old Alloy Forms kit. Not too expensive compared to the black Caddy from Neo which I got on sale for $20. I don't like to spend that much, but now I am so deep into the collection I will get at least one of each model that fit the time period I am modeling.
     
  13. Ironhorseman

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    I was looking at a new Karmann Ghia to buy in late 1956, but it did not have the same 'personality' as the VW Bug. The KG feels a lot heavier than the Bug which had an effect of the acceleration, etc.

    In 1975 I bought a new VW-Porche 914, which was also built by Karmann Ghia. It was a great car and lots of fun to drive. The hard-top was removable and would be stored in the trunk!

    I still have the 914, but sadly it has been sitting in the elements, un-driven for about 15 years and needs a lot of work! :(
     
  14. montanan

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    Quite a few years back I did a restoration on a Karmann Ghia for a friend. We did end up replacing the original motor with a larger displacement motor and then did add some performance additions to it. It ended up to really be a fun car performing so much better than a stock version.. I wouldn't have minded keeping it myself.

    Living up here in Montana I pretty well stick with American cars as it is a lot easier to find parts for them. We also have a limited number of dealerships up here. No Mercedes, BMW, Lexus, Infinity, Volvo, Jaguar, Acura and on and on. I used to get a new car every four to six years but have pretty well been taken out of the market for a new car because of all of the technology being put into them. I have no use for a touch screen, wi-fi, blue tooth and such that are pretty much standard equipment in most cars today. I can't see paying for features that I don't need or want. Thankfully I do have a number of classic cars in my shop that I do drive when the weather is nice.
     
  15. Candy_Streeter

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    I like that blue rag-top
     
  16. RailMix

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    I may be mistaken, but it seems to me that red may have been the most common color. I agree with you, Candy. That blue one is nice, but I think the hot pink one may be just a little bit much.......
     
  17. Paul Liddiard

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    Candy: I found this video of the Difco car in action. CSX has a bunch of these as well.
     
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  18. Candy_Streeter

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    Yeah the hot pink is too hot.
     
  19. Candy_Streeter

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    Thanks for the video ! Now I see how it works.
     
  20. Candy_Streeter

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    Like this pair ?
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