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Building the Revell 1950 Oldsmobile - We're Finished! 10/30/12


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#41 daveparker

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:14 AM

Thought you might enjoy this photo of a friend taken in 1956 of his '50 Olds. I really love the color of this car, would you say this is the sea green?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 09:49 AM

Thought you might enjoy this photo of a friend taken in 1956 of his '50 Olds. I really love the color of this car, would you say this is the sea green?

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Wouldn't it have to be one of the colors shown on the first post in this thread? Perhaps the silver gray? Certainly not green.

http://www.modelcars...opic=64596&st=0

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:07 AM

I'd say it was the "Marol Gray."

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:06 PM

Honestly, I'm color blind! I was really asking cause I wasn't sure. Such a cool color though, I just can't put a name to it...

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:13 PM

Thought you might enjoy this photo of a friend taken in 1956 of his '50 Olds. I really love the color of this car, would you say this is the sea green?

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Gee oh! What kind of camera was that? It looks like it was taken today! :blink: ...Anyway, this build looks sharp. Can't wait to see it under glass.

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:21 PM

excellent work on the olds Len!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

It looks like Crest Blue to me :huh:

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

I'm loving how this build is coming along Len. I always dig phoenician yellow as a color combo on two tones. Great work!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

It looks like Crest Blue to me :huh:



Oh. That. Yeah, you're probably right, Gabe. :huh:

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:00 AM

I received my two yesterday!

CHP for one and Pan America road race for the other!

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#51 Tony T

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:11 AM

Awesome build! Thank you so much for letting us follow along! :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 07:16 AM

Looks like a great kit, love that red! Thanks for the walkthrough! :)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:27 AM

The 4-door in the picture is Crest Blue. I've seen a couple of cars in that color- it's a nice blue-gray.

I'm betting that picture was taken with the original Kodacolor 64 film, which had incredibly fine grain and superb color saturation. I'm also betting it was not 35mm, which was still a bit rare in the mid-1950s. It was probably 120/220, which produces a higher-resolution photo because of the larger negative area.

These builds are coming out very nicely. I'm enjoying watching them.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:00 PM

Beautiful work so far.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:37 PM

The 4-door in the picture is Crest Blue. I've seen a couple of cars in that color- it's a nice blue-gray.

I'm betting that picture was taken with the original Kodacolor 64 film, which had incredibly fine grain and superb color saturation. I'm also betting it was not 35mm, which was still a bit rare in the mid-1950s. It was probably 120/220, which produces a higher-resolution photo because of the larger negative area.

These builds are coming out very nicely. I'm enjoying watching them.

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Maybe from a slide? I know my wife has a lot of old pictures from when her grandpa would have everything put on slides and when made into a photo they come out nearly crystal clear.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:16 AM

I'm going to have to get one of these. I have a few of the diecast banks Ertl made that I was going to mod but this is so much nicer.

This build is really looking great. I did notice that the round band on the rear of the engine should be green, it's part of the engine block.



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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:16 AM

Wouldn't it have to be one of the colors shown on the first post in this thread? Perhaps the silver gray? Certainly not green.

http://www.modelcars...opic=64596&st=0


Looks like a shade of blue; I have to dig up my '50 Oldsmobile dealer color/trim book

#58 Tom Kren

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:34 PM

Len did you have any fit problems with the engine fitting into the engine bay? Mine not fitting walls are to close and hitting manifolds .

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:15 PM

Nice job man.
Super clean looking.
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Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:04 AM

Maybe from a slide? I know my wife has a lot of old pictures from when her grandpa would have everything put on slides and when made into a photo they come out nearly crystal clear.


Very possible, Johnny. Kodachrome 64 and Kodachrome 25 also had very good color and image quality.

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