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Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« on: October 14, 2013, 04:22:26 AM »
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I have been back dating my layout to around 1950, so I have been adding pre-war and post-war vehicles up to 1950.  Here are some of the GHQ kits I have been using.  Also included is a Sylvan Models tractor-trailer (trailer by Ultimate N).

I would love to see other vehicles from this era.

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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 04:49:39 AM »
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Those look great! Lots of people slap down a few CMW cars and call it a day. Building those GHQ models really does pay off though.
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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 12:43:48 PM »
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For some reason nobody makes models of the other makes that used to be out there. Not everyone drove Fords.  Sometimes it's like watching a show sponsored by a particular car company.. I'm hoping to learn some of the techniques so I can add more variety. I like to see some Hudsons, Studebakers , Nash, Chevies, Willy's etc and so forth on the Allegheny Eastern.

Don't want to start a business. Just want that sort of stuff on the layout.

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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 12:56:00 PM »
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You'd have to look to see what CMW has released.  They have done a Hornet.  There won't be any licensed GM autos in N unless you make it yourself.
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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 03:45:46 PM »
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From GHQ, the panel truck, Suburban, and pick-up truck (all with the big grills) are Chevys.

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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 06:33:33 PM »
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From GHQ, the panel truck, Suburban, and pick-up truck (all with the big grills) are Chevys.

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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2013, 01:01:09 AM »
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License plates added.  Now officially licensed.  :D


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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2013, 05:06:39 PM »
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Are those Keystone plates?  :D  Nice job on the cars, they look great! Care to share your painting methods?
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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2013, 03:18:13 AM »
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Thanks.  Painting is pretty straight forward:  I spray the base color and then add other colors with a very small brush, a steady hand and a magifier.  Final touches include highlighting seams and grills with an alcohol/ink wash.

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Re: Pre-war to 1950 Vehicles
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2013, 03:29:47 PM »
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Are the wheels (tires, whitewalls and hubcaps) also hand-painted?  If yes, you have a very good eye and steady hand to paint such even circular shapes.
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