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Albert Kopans
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Gentlemen! I present my latest project - 1904 Model R Curved Dash.

While doing the research, we have figured out that there were no two cars alike, at least from the existing today. There are different wheels, various decor elements; most cars don't have the wheel fenders, and some have no lights. So, the model is based on the car below but with some added paint pattern. My goal was to create an aesthetic pleasure along with making a true 1/43 scale model. I think it will look good next to the EMC 1903 Cadillac - it's not at the same level of detail, but I wanted to keep the price affordable.

There is currently 25 pieces made; another batch of 25 will be ready shortly. The model is made from plastic (!) and comes in a dislay case. 

Let me know if you are interested.

Hobby43 Oldsmobile Model R Curved Dash 1903
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thingluvr
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Nice job, Albert.  It's so nice to see activity in this early age range; so few have ever been made from this wildly formative period.  I am certainly interested.  I am Richard Nosker of Princeton, NJ (noskerr@gmail.com), thanks!


   
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David H
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Most interesting, Albert.  Here's a version from a few years back.

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Albert Kopans
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Thanks, Richard and David. I have sent you emails.


   
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Karl Schnelle
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Thanks for doing these, Albert!  I hope they sell out fast! 👍 


   
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Ben Lampson
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Posted by: @thingluvr

I am Richard Nosker of Princeton, NJ

Hi Richard....my girlfriends daughter is starting her 3rd year at Princeton....do you have any affiliation to the school?

Great job on that beautiful model Albert....what is the discounted price for D4C members? 😋 

 


   
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Albert Kopans
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@ben-lampson Ben, please contact me at info@hobby43.com 


   
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thingluvr
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@ben-lampson Hi Ben.  I attended Princeton many years ago; PhD in physics.  We liked it here & thought it would be a good place to raise a family, which it was.  No official connection with the university.  It is a good school & a nice town.  As for connections of 1/43s, I have too many & also not enough.  I make some of my own now, just for my collection, because so many of the very early cars will never be made in quantity.  For example, I have plans for a 1905 Oldsmobile, which has a hood out front for the first time, instead of a carriage with the engine hidden underneath. Hi  


   
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