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Art & Inspiration Model Car Boxes... And A Break Of Sorts...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 236


    Great collection, I love these boxes not just because of the subject matter but also because of the fact that someone sat down and painted these, great paintings, it would be amazing if the original art work existed somewhere.
    I think they lost so much when they started to use photographs, the magic and the possibilities of what was in the box disappeared, what you saw was what you got, the painted renditions fuelled the imagination.
    Hope all goes well with the surgery Ryan, get well soon.
  2. Very cool box collection.
    I started building models in the seventies, so I missed all the cool early stuff, but I have a buddy who has a few in his collection.

    I hope the chassis straightening goes well, but with a Hamber on the job, you'll be back up and running in no time
    See if he can throw a new blower belt on, and tune ya carbs too.
  3. Mr. Mac
    Joined: May 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,859

    Mr. Mac

    Been there and done that(twice) Good luck, Beware of the pain killers they suck.
  4. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 5,390

    Special Ed

    Thanks for sharing that collection of model boxes with all of us, Doug.
    Ryan ... Good luck and wishing you a speedy recovery. Hang tough, man.
  5. Ryan, I was looking forward to meeting you last weekend at the Hill Climb. I even put my #40 HAMB shift knob on the '40 so I could show you! I hope you have a speedy recovery and I'm sure you'll be twice as ready to head up here for the 2017 HRHC. Best of luck!
  6. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,158

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    two words; physical therapy.
  7. TerrytheK
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 788


    Ryan, echoing everyone's thoughts that your surgery and recuperation will go well.
    @Mazooma1 : Thanks for passing along those photos of your collection. Great memories there.
    Hope you're doing okay, have appreciated your photo threads and talent with a camera. Please check in here when you can!
  8. The back again? What is this number 3 or 4?
  9. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,720

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Thanks fellas. I'm in good hands for sure.

    And tman- too damn many!
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  10. Good luck buddy, get better soon!
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 13,656


    Plastic Fantastic...and a little Hubba Hubba Hubley...Hoping for a good outcome for you on your retrofitting...
    Joined: Jul 14, 2008
    Posts: 516


    Great post. Thanks for sharing Doug's great art collection. Hang in there Ryan. Prayers for a speedy recovery. BO
  13. good luck with the procedure.....had a couple of screws put in back in 1998....still holdn'.....dang those big blocks !
  14. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


    Jay @Jive-Bomber will dig this wonderful collection.
    I'm sure the Doc will get @Ryan gear jamming over bumpy Texas backroads in the T/C coupe real soon.
  15. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,665

    Dago 88

    What a fantastic collection of model boxes, I think I like looking at those more than what's inside them. I think it reminds me of looking at them at the hobby shops & not being able to buy them. BTW Aurora%20Spyder%20(Mobile).jpg Good luck with your surgery Ryan.
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  17. I've picked up a few I remember from my youth.
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  19. I collect boxes too, mostly AMT Trophy Series. I'm facing spinal surgery too, will start with a new MRI in about a week and see how it goes from there. Good luck to you!
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  20. I hope that your as good as new, very soon Ryan. And thanks for the Hot Rod Art! Keep these coming. Great memories, of what got most of us started in this Hot Rodding thing. Ron... 028.jpg
  21. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 3,718


    Hello Ryan,
    Surgery of any kind is not conducive to thoughts other than to get well fast. So, get well fast... This place is a lot of fun and it takes much thought to create something like this site. Great job and happy thoughts... I have always loved making model cars, from scratch and from the kits. Here is one that I bought in the early years at a toy store in the Belmont Shore area of Long Beach. But I have never opened it because... well just because...It was the only one I could find.
    It still has the original wrapper on the whole box.
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  22. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
    Posts: 608


    Thinking of you Boss.Hope all's well
  23. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,269

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery, Ryan. I'm missing HRHC coverage that only you can provide.

    Doug, thanks for your contribution, I built a lot of those. I have wondered where some of the bad rod and custom design features that we see today originate; as I looked at your collection, it hit me...from on-staff model car company artists that knew nothing about rodding!
  24. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,265


    Yes Doug, hope you are OK! Outstanding collection, don't think Doug ever threw anything away!

    Good Luck Boss!
  25. Figured you would get a comment or two on Mike's phantom box!!
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  26. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,720

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Out of surgery. Hopped up. Can't sleep. Dreaming of a 37, 40, or 41 pickup. I need one.

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  27. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 199


    Best of luck with your recovery. I also had back surgery in January. Was able to enjoy the summer with very little pain after many years of suffering. Had a good surgeon with over 4500 surgery's . Id recommend ditching the meds if possible ASAP.
  28. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 580


    Heal quick, thanks for sharing those pics. I remember in the mid to late 70's some of the kits that I use to dream about building.
  29. Glad the surgery is done and hoping it was successful Ryan.
    A 40-41 huh? Will be interesting to see what you wind up with......
  30. Late to the Party
    Joined: Nov 16, 2015
    Posts: 874

    Late to the Party

    I remember building two of those models shown in the first post, the "Big T" and the "Visible V-8." That was about 1960 or 61. I built several model airplanes in the mid-50's, then changed to cars in the late 50's. Daryl Starbird has the full-size version of the Big T in his museum near Afton, OK. (And lots of other cool stuff as well.)

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