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Matrix 1930 Cadillac Series 452 Roadster


Vlad Sorokolat
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Matrix disappointed again. The model is awful. The hood is too round, as well as the radiator, which has no upper thickening of the frame. The headlights are too small and the sidelights are too large. The front image of the model is missing, but it seems that the hood is excessively narrowed in front. The cowl is very long, but the manufacturer forgot to place another louver on it, which was on the V-16 necessarily. The result of the long cowl is a short back. But the folding roof is great.

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John Sharisky
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I concur.

I've been hoping this is a photo of a prototype - not a production unit.

John Sharisky
Marlborough, Massachusetts USA


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cadillaclloyd
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Yes, another bad model.


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John Sharisky
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Thinking about this unfortunate Cadillac model, I remembered seeing the restored 1:1 in a book.

It turns out that the 1:1 wasn't built with cowl side vent doors (providing fresh air to the passenger compartment). +1 to Matrix.

About the "thick" upper area of the chrome radiator shell (as viewed from the front), Matrix replicated the chrome screen - a separate piece - which was mounted in front of the radiator shell and mimicked it in size (height and width). Instead of replicating a separate screen in 1/43rd (yikes!), Matrix went for the "look" - blocking the true design of the radiator shell.

What do you think? Take a look:

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The book(s):

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c 2014, softcover ISBN 978-0-7864-7570-4

...and Mr. Cummings second volume:

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c 2021, print ISBN 978-1-4766-8106-1

 

John Sharisky
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Vlad Sorokolat
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Posted by: @john-sharisky

What do you think? Take a look:

This is really the car that the Matrix made. Thanks for the photos.

The car has an atypical cowl, in addition to the lack of louvers, it differs from the serial one in length and height. I'm not sure that the production of 1930 Cadillac scale models should have started with such a car. In addition, there is no slope of the windshield on the model and is quite possible to make a double radiator grille on a 1/43 scale. For example:

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John Sharisky
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Organizing some folders this morning, I found some screen shots reminding me of this video.

Good photography. Later in the video Peter talks about this specific car.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/t7TKM7Q_PAg

(I wince every time Peter - or anybody - refers to an engine as a "motor")

John Sharisky
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