Tribute Dioramas

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Tribute Dioramas

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:39 am

The idea here is to match a automotive personality (designer, executive, drive, etc) with some of vehicles that he (or she) get credit for.

Roy Brown

My first tribute is to Roy Brown who passed away in 2013. He gets credit (or blame) for the 1958 Edsel, the Mk I Cortina, the Ford Corsair and the 1955 Lincoln Futura.

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Project "Buccaneer" Design Team by IFHP97, on Flickr Roy Brown on left.

Link to Roy Brown's obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/busin ... .html?_r=2&

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Roy Brown Jr Tribute Series 7 by IFHP97, on Flickr

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Roy Brown Jr Tribute Series 2 by IFHP97, on Flickr

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Roy Brown Jr Tribute Series 3 by IFHP97, on Flickr
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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:43 am

Terrence Beckett Tribute

In May 2013, Sir Terence Beckett passed away at the age of 89. Beckett is considered the "father" of the Cortina and ran Ford of Britain in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Terence Beckett by IFHP97, on Flickr

Obituary: http://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/new ... Attribute5

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Post by IFHP » Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:54 am

Uwe Bahnsen

Uwe Bahnsen worked for Ford of Germany (later Ford of Europe) from 1958 to 1986. His credits include the P3 Taunus 17M, the Mk II Capri, Mk II Escort, Mk I Sierra and Mk I Scorpio. He became a Ford of Europe Vice President of Design in 1976.

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Uwe Bahnsen 1930--2013 by IFHP97, on Flickr

Obituary: http://www.cardesignnews.com/site/home/ ... tem284897/

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Uwe Bahnsen Tribute 1 by IFHP97, on Flickr

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Post by JSB33 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:54 am

I love history and you have come up with a great way to incorporate your collection with it.
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Post by grinbergs » Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:01 am

JSB33 wrote:I love history and you have come up with a great way to incorporate your collection with it.
I agree 100%. Very nice way of combining models, diorama and history at once. Thanks for sharing. :)

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Post by IFHP » Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:34 am

Thanks. For me the history aspect ties it all together.

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Post by Ozmac » Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:02 pm

I hadn't seen this thread before. I too love the history of the cars I collect and the stories of the people who tend to be somewhat behind the scenes as well, so your theme really appeals to me. Well done.

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Post by IFHP » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:20 am

William Clay Ford Tribute Diorama

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William Clay Ford, 1953 by IFHP97, on Flickr

William Clay Ford: 1925-2014. Henry Ford's last living grandchild, responsible for the Continental Mark II, owner of the Detroit Lions and long serving board member of both the Ford Motor Company and The Henry Ford Museum.

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William Clay Ford Tribute Diorama by IFHP97, on Flickr

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William Clay Ford Tribute Diorama by IFHP97, on Flickr

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Post by GBOAC002 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:29 am

Nice idea and one which would/will be great when 3D printing eventually makes more accurate representation of the characters possible.

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Post by David MG » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:33 am

GBOAC002 wrote:Nice idea and one which would/will be great when 3D printing eventually makes more accurate representation of the characters possible.
Some of the people do look rather similar :lol: :lol:
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Post by Tom » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:09 am

Very nicely done. Always love your dioramas and your collection is great.

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Post by IFHP » Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:13 am

Some of the people do look rather similar :lol: :lol:
Thanks. Yes, the guy with the pipe seems to be my car designer character actor.
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Post by IFHP » Wed Jun 25, 2014 1:39 am

ImageFord Argentina Centennial Tribute (1913-2013) by IFHP97, on Flickr

Ford of Argentina celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2013, which inspired this diorama.
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Post by IFHP » Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:59 am

Tribute to Ford at Halewood

ImageHalewood Tribute by IFHP97, on Flickr

Here I put together group of Ford models representing the Ford vehicles built at Halewood. Fords were built at Halewood from 1963 to 2000 (mostly Escorts), but I don't having anything suitable for this grouping newer than about 1985. Not surprising that that most of these models are Vangaurds.

ImageHalewood Tribute by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImageHalewood Tribute by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImageHalewood Tribute by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImageHalewood Tribute by IFHP97, on Flickr

And here are some photos of the real place:

ImagePress Photo 1963 Ford at Halewood 1 by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImagePress Photo 1963 Ford at Halewood 2 by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImagePress Photo 1963 Ford at Halewood 5 by IFHP97, on Flickr

ImagePress Photo 1968 Ford Escort at Halewood by IFHP97, on Flickr
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Post by JSB33 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:30 am

Always enjoy learning from your research in your posts like this.
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Post by Tom » Mon Feb 23, 2015 11:47 am

Same here!

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Post by carcollector » Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:57 am

In enjoy reading your informations about your research in those posts, thank's for it and for the nice dioramas :D

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Post by GBOAC002 » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:02 am

When I was a child of 11 a friend of my late father was Ford GB West of England Regional Sales Manager and there was often conversations with dad about what Fords were coming along next. Father may well have been influenced in the purchase of his second hand 1955 Ford Zephyr and 1957 Consul through that friendship. So I have a strong affinity to the Fords of the late 50s early 60s which is why I enjoy these dioramas bringing back memories. Cortina of 1962 was hugely exciting and made it's mark on the UK big time but for me the swoopy first Capri of 1961 was a huge favourite of mine although I've never owned the Dinky or Vanguards one. I bought my first brand new Ford in 1973. It's the face lifted Mark One and a Half Capri 1600XL which hasn't to my knowledge been replicated in 1:43. It had been cleaned and had it's pdi (pre delivery inspection) and was photographed at the dealership by me just before I took ownership.
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Scanned from a 35mm transparency so colour balance slightly off. Colour of car is white.
Apologies for going slightly off topic...

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Post by IFHP » Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:03 am

...and a Halewood product to boot!
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Post by GBOAC002 » Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:55 am

My string of Fords all bought new between 1973 to 1982 continued with a white Capri MkII 1600XL, followed by a metallic blue Capri MkII 2.0GL, then a black MkI Fiesta 1.3 Ghia, a metallic gold MkIII Escort 1.6GL 3-door, blue Cortina MkV 2.0GL, and finally a white Escort MkIII 1.6 GL 5-door. The only one of these I have been able to replicate exactly down to the colour in 1:43 has been the last one (5 door Escort MkIII 1.6GL) as a white with a blue interior by Altaya/IXO.

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Post by IFHP » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:34 am

ImageColin Neale 1926-2016 by Michael, on Flickr

Colin Neale: 1926-2016

Colin Neale worked for Briggs as a stylist in the early 1950s. When Ford of Britain bought Briggs in 1953, Neale was made the head of Ford of Britain's then new design department. Neale gets the credit for designing the Mk II CZZ cars and over saw all British Ford design through the Consul Capri. Neale moved to Dearborn in 1958 and worked on the Thunderbird, Lincoln Continental, and the compact Fairlane before moving on again to Chrysler in 1962.
Neale settled in the Detroit area and had a restored Consul Capri which he would take to car shows.

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Re: Tribute Dioramas

Post by IFHP » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:38 am

Roy Brown Jr -- Re Do

The addition to my collection of some new models prompted me to revisit the Roy Brown Jr tribute diorama that I first created in 2013. Roy Brown Jr was a designer at Ford for several decades. His first job was the 1955 Lincoln Futura, and his second job was the 1958 Edsel. After the Edsel debacle, Ford sent Brown to Dagenham, England where he received high marks for the Mk I Cortina, other jobs while at Ford of Britain were the Anglia Estate, the Mk III Zephyr, and the Corsair. Back to Dearborn by 1966 where he worked on the second gen Econoline and Lincoln Mercury interiors.

ImageRoy Brown Jr Tribute Diorama (redo) by Michael, on Flickr

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Post by JSB33 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 5:34 am

Michael, your level of collecting leaves me in the playpen :lol: Such knowledge and purpose, I am just a mouth breather who points and says me likey.
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Post by IFHP » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:17 am

JSB33 wrote:Michael, your level of collecting leaves me in the playpen :lol: Such knowledge and purpose, I am just a mouth breather who points and says me likey.
Ha! Thanks, though I doubt it (the mouth breather part).
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