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Old 01-20-2011, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Hints from the Model Garage... Part II



Due to popular demand, Gus is back for one more round of helpful hints to help keep your jalopy on the road. Today's advice has some gems like a home-made continuity tester, fashioned from a metal flashlight. There's also practice bits about keeping ...

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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I love stuff like this! Very cool!
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:35 AM   #3
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I was always fascinated with the sketches.... each one is like a little work of art. Must have been a thankless job for the illustrator as they are rarely signed and it was basically considered "throw away art". These aren't stick figures...a lot of it is very detailed and had to have been done by artists that were also mechanically inclined as they are very accurate. There had to be significant time invested in each. Most folks, especially those without an appreciation for such things, just simply glanced at the illustration for a second or two and then moved on.

It would be interesting to hear from some of the talented sketch artists we have here on the HAMB. What would it have been like cranking out illustrations like that one after another for what was probably very modest or even meager wages. How much time would be involved in an illustration like that? Were they all penciled and then inked ?
Inquiring minds want to know....

Seems it would have been a lot more cost effective in some cases to stage a photo, but I'm glad they didn't...I love that type and style of artwork.



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Old 01-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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Good stuff
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Old 01-20-2011, 09:48 AM   #5
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The sketches were always top notch work. There was a stack of those magazines from the early 50's in a hall cupboard in a house we lived in in the late 50's and I just about wore them out reading them.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:13 AM   #6
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Default Re: Hints from the Model Garage... Part II

Being a vintage junky has its rewards, this old art work and the homespun tips are priceless. Total fun post thanx ~sololobo~
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Hints from the Model Garage... Part II

here's a few more from a thread I did about a year ago...hope you don't mind Jive B.













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Old 01-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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Love it! Simply love it!
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:25 PM   #9
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Good stuff here, i really like the one about the left hand turn signal, kinda funny now that we have signals on every car and no one can be bothered to use them!
I have an old Hot Rod (I think) magazine from the late 80's that has a 10 or 15 page feature full of stuff like this.
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Old 01-20-2011, 03:55 PM   #10
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Anybody reading this thread who doesn't wind up nodding and smiling is clearly in the wrong damn forum.



Seriously ... You just can't post too many of these kinds of things.

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Old 01-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #11
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Great stuff! i can relate to A. Zanelli from Clifton NJ......
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:40 PM   #12
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Stuff is smarter when explainewd in black and white..
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:46 PM   #13
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Default Re: Hints from the Model Garage... Part II

Showing my age, but when I was a kid, I would read and re-read anything that Gus had to say! Thanks, Man!!
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:30 PM   #14
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Default Re: Hints from the Model Garage... Part II

Gus is workin overtime at the Model Garage tonight...here's a few more hints.....







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Old 01-20-2011, 10:32 PM   #15
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One last one.....please don't try this at home...!





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some good tips, some ok tips then theres the crib.....

man i nearly wet myself laughing. how times have changed now you need a liscense just to fit a damn child seat.
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Old 01-21-2011, 03:55 AM   #17
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This is great stuff , the art is excellent!
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:11 AM   #18
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good 'ol American Ingenuity!
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These are freaking great, keep them coming. Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:42 AM   #20
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Wonderful stuff.
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