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southpier

Member Since 19 Jun 2010
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Topics I've Started

what is "good design"?

26 March 2015 - 06:25 AM

didn't want to put another thread off its rails. someone mentioned a builder whose work i was completely unfamiliar, so i searched. a few of the Gallery projects looked okay, but some quite ack-ward (sic). there must be basic tenets governing "good design". i mean, why would Fisher Body have had all those contests for budding designers if it wasn't to create pleasing shapes?

 

the most jutting thing i see on Pre-WWII cars is a tilted forward grille frame with the top higher than the body's cowl. if the styling fails there, i can't get to the rest of the car.

 

Q: is this quandary simply the inexperience of an untrained eye?

 

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i think Mr Green looks fine from the beltline down, but the windshield gets too wide at the top, and the folding top should be - well, done away.

 

Mr Red - pretty much the same. i'm not a fan of leading with the tires, but the top and the bustle-back look truncated in proportion to the hood.

 

before giving the camera blame, there are several other photos of each car online (right click the picture and select 'search Google for this picture'.

 

am i the only person who ponders the possibilities ...?


on process & workmanship

04 March 2015 - 12:46 AM

this is an excellent essay on creativity:   http://www.volksrods...ead.php?t=32177

 

you may have to register; not sure.

 

 

 

and a tip o' the hat to Frankenstyrene for the link to that website


interesting discussion & links follow


Engine Straight 6 - identification

26 February 2015 - 03:59 AM

anyone know the type of engine and (2-part question) the suitability of adapting it?

 

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snipped from this page:  http://www.larrygsca...A-20S_p_36.html

 

thanks


Hobby File & identification

25 February 2015 - 03:47 PM

anyone know what file is being used at 5:32 minutes into this video?

 

 

looks more like a wood working float than any hobby file i've seen.

 

thanks


unfinished project #1,001

13 January 2015 - 05:29 AM

getting there, but it seems more fun to start another.