1956 Packard Carribean Hardtop.

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  1. Mark Crowel

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    I have started a 1956 Packard Carribean Hardtop, about 1/20th scale (5/8ths inch to the foot). By 1956, the Studebaker-Packard merger was two years old.
    My usual strip-and-panel construction. I have tried getting more accurate with my models, many times, but a lack of patience and proficiency in geometry gets in the way.
    I finally realize that I like my basic method; its consistency, predicatability, simplicity, and its look. I've done so many models this way on the paper modeling forums, that it has become my trademark method. It's the way I build a car.
    I started with an old magazine advertisement as the reference for my profile drawings and subsequent patterns.

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    Hello Mark,

    Simple and effective. I like and share this method. :thumb:

    Faithfully
    Valmy
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    Thank you, Valmy. I would be interested in seeing your models.

    Best Regards,
    Mark
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    Now for the assembly of the center body section. You see why it's called strip-and-panel construction. The panel parts that you saw in the first post, are joined by strips. The strips for the center section are two and a half inches wide.
    Notice the half-inch wide strips along the edges of the undersides of the strip parts. This makes the edges double thick for easy gluing. I don't like to use flaps for gluing; it's cumbersome, and can be sloppy, so I glue edge-to-edge, strip edge to panel edge.
    When joining two strip segments together, as with the bumper segment to the grille segment, they are connected, by both being glued to a piece of paper.

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    Now for the roof strip and trunk section strip.
    After that, this subassembly is glued to the other panel

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    When I try to upload my most recent photos, I get this notice:
    This is not a valid image file.

    These photos are all from the same folder as those I successfully uploaded so far for this thread.

    Why is this happening?

    Mark Crowel
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    New center body section, with curves.

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    I was able to post photos from Photobucket, so now you see the curved surfaces of the new center body section, and what I have completed so far of the interior tub assembly.
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    I like this style of building you are doing. It has much potential. I look forward to the final design. Very cool and innovative.:thumb:
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    Thank you, Zathros.

    Today:
    Seat base brackets.
    Seat base on brackets.
    Corrugated seat cushions.

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    At the Cole Camp, Missouri Fair this weekend, they had a convertible version of this car. Gorgeous