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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    -now to finish out the B & W era for Sr. Sans,





    This image was found at the CMA website, created by Marshall Buck. Mr. Buck in addition to writing about these men and other fine model makers, is one himself! He made a really superb Ferrari, the "Rossellini" 375MM, for which he offers a small book describing his process .

    And in the works a model (kit of sorts), of Lance Reventlow's Scarrab!, and another favorite of mine, the Delage D-8-120-S Aerodynamic Coupe, of 1937.

    Mr. Buck is a builder, appraiser, and broker. -I met him a few years back, I asked him a thousand questions, and no one knows more about classic fine model cars!

    His website:

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    Thank you very much for your kind words! I appreciate it.
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    My photos. The first photo is one I took of Olive sitting in my clients Aston Martin DBR2 just after he delivered the model to us in Connecticut. The last photo shows the underside of the first DBR2 model Olive made, along with the Ferrari 500 TRC (owned by same client). The photo with the 3 people was taken the day of delivery to Victor Gauntlett, Chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. (on the left), I'm standing next to him (right), and Olive showing how the model gets taken apart. I'm now very fortunate to own the model of DBR2/2 shown in the 3 center photos, which is the late, ex-Victor Gauntlett - Olive built - Aston Martin DBR2/2. Aston Martin built just two of the real cars, and there are various differences between each. We commissioned Olive to make one of each model; both for their respective owners at the time. The first model of DBR2/1 is still in the collection of the original collector that the model was made for.
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    Mr. Buck! I didn’t recognize you sans beard!

    You could certainly add much to this thread!

    You probably do not remember me from four or five years ago, but we did meet at the Automobilia, I was there only the day, on a whim, to drive up and back from Long Beach, CA. But you did answer my many questions.

    I forgot to ask you about Alastair Brookman, and Henri Baigent?

    Have you any knowledge of Don Oreck?

    Nice to meet again! How is the Scarrab project going?

    -Don
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    Don, it's good to join in here. Very nice to meet you again too. Ah yes, that photo is from long ago - pre-beard! I'm happy to answer whatever I can. Alistair Brookman... I worked with him, and have sold several of his models. I was also the one responsible for his moving up to 1:12th from 1:15th, and also for his making the series if the Ferrari 156 Dino F-1 models. as for Henri Baigent, I've never senn any of his work in person, but would love to. I've corresponded in the past with his son, but have lost touch. I've known of his models for many years. I know only a little of Don Oreck - just what I've read in the same magazines that have been posted in this thread.

    My Scarab project is coming along, but slow; on hold until I complete a one-off scratch built PAST MASTERS and PIONEERS Bentley Speed Six, 1930 Le Mans team car I've been commissioned to build.
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    Hello, like all of us recently, or, most of us, I have had too much time to myself, and forever looking for modelers whose names, and works may be forgotten I came upon these images.

    PAST MASTERS and PIONEERS-salmon1-jpg

    PAST MASTERS and PIONEERS-salmon2-jpg

    The gentlemans' name is I believe, Salmon. -and that is all that is known. I believe he worked here in the states?

    And, I have to temporarily admit that I can't recall from where I found these pictures! It was one of the modeling sites.

    Please if anyone could shine some light on this little mystery? -I will happily stand corrected!
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    A VERY BIG THANK YOU! to metalmodel_15 for his reply!

    The modelers' name was Arthur Salmons, he worked in the 1940's and 50's, living in Hynes Californian. These models are scratch-built, of course, and they are 1/6th scale.


    The modeling site sited is: www.themodelcarmuseum.org


    Thank you again Christian!

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    I think enough time has passed since Mr. Wingroves death to begin this part of my thread.

    I know many of you have something to contribute, please do feel invited to do so.



    This is the first time that Mr. Wingrove and his skill in making models were brought to press.

    I do have a lot collected about him and will share that over the next few weeks, but again, if anybody would like to contribute? -please do.

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    After military service, Mr. Wingrove became a machinist, and then ventured into toy prototypes and model props. This is well documented on his website, which is continuing to be maintained, and in his books.

    This is another clipping from that time before he actively began publishing.





    www.geraldwingrove.com


    And? -if you visit his website, click on "BUT DOES IT WORK?" -it has a video made by the Wingroves, April First, 1999. Very pleasant forced perspective fun. -We all should try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MODEL A MODEL View Post
    After military service, Mr. Wingrove became a machinist, and then ventured into toy prototypes and model props. This is well documented on his website, which is continuing to be maintained, and in his books.

    This is another clipping from that time before he actively began publishing.



    Im looking foreward Don 👍
    Gerald Said himself that his life as a modelbuilder was a long and lonely life ! He knew how to post in the right magazines and write books about his work and How to build especially modelcars. We know a lot of his work from Reading this . He was very much alive although spending his time mostly at his workshop . Phyllis was very much into it too and she was amazing drawing the cars and traveled around with him to gather information of all the cars so to say “ The Wingroves” was very much accurate. I asked him a lot of times how he managed to be so productive in one lifetime and I think his partnership with Phyllis was important when it came to productiveness. They not only build models they lived the life to its fullest.
    I think its important to mention how Gerald was as a person. He could be extremely funny and just as mad if he felt someone had treated him bad!
    He didnt want to work for everybody just because they could aford his work but if he felt this is a nice person he would go the Extra mile and build the impossible for them.
    His work “man in a botle Reading a book about how to build bottleships” is so much Gerald Wingrove !
    He managed to get most of life and I learned that he swoped a collection of curbside models for a real Aston Martin.
    I know of someone who is planing to write a book of his life and if he does my guess is some realy good stories will come up.
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    Thank you Jens,

    For much of this part of my thread on Past Masters and Pioneers, I'll simply upload an image or two, and let that speak for itself. -I don't think that I can add anything more.






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    Gerald Wingrove was very probably the most successful model maker ever. Though he had done contemporary race cars, and ship modelling was maybe his first love, wrote a book on the subject of ship modeling, he became known for his models of the "Classic Era", the Bugatti Royale, Duesenbergs, Cord and Rolls Royce. To be a successful Artisan / Craftsman / Author / Modeler, you have to create or re-create yourself as a BRAND. To do this, Mr. Wingrove wrote many articles and more than anyone else, any other modeler, he wrote books. The result was better exposure, and a career.


    So? So I couldn't decide how to proceed with this part of my thread? His career spanned five decades! Over 200 models made for sale! Six books? on model making. And his plans, and the legendary portfolios.


    So to continue? Building a brand:


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