Lost Picture - Duesenberg Boattail PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!

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26 Aug 2013 16:47 #25813 by mcdc
mcdc created the topic: Lost Picture - Duesenberg Boattail PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!!
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP - I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR 23 YEARS!! <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: --> <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: --> <!-- s:cry: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_cry.gif" alt=":cry:" title="Crying or Very sad" /><!-- s:cry: -->

Seven years have past since I last asked for help finding a lost picture I was using as a reference for

a drawing (which my girlfriend - now wife) threw out before I could finish it.

I have finally found a picture of the exact car with the correct number plate ( Michigan 199 x 48 )!

This is shown here...



I found the picture on this website http://www.autowp.ru/picture/249738

This site has several other pictures but the reg plate has been removed so are probably newer pictures.

I've found the same pictures on many other sites but never the one I'm after...

However, the picture above is not from the correct angle and so all the shadows/reflections etc. are

wrong meaning it's no good to get the drawing finished. I'd appreciate any help finding the exact

picture I need. Pictures from other angles (with the roof up) may help though.

Part of my drawing, now 23 years old, is shown here:



Here's hoping that someone can help me this time around.

Cheers
Mark

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26 Aug 2013 18:56 #25814 by Justin Kerns
Justin Kerns replied the topic:
Hi Mark,

I'm far from a Duesy expert but I believe this car is J-134/2159. It sold at the Worldwide auction in Houston in 2010. Perhaps this information will be helpful to you in your search. Maybe Worldwide has a photo of it from the correct perspective or close?

Good Luck!

Justin

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27 Aug 2013 00:53 #25815 by JOEL GIVNER
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Great rendering. I hope to see it complete someday.

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27 Aug 2013 01:48 #25816 by silverghost
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Spectacular work !

It appears that you are more than 80% completed already .
From the photo you do indeed already have, despite the incorrect angle persective, you should be able to complete this fine drawing compensating for the proper similar shadows, & reflections, on the incompleted car side, top, side-mount spare, & front wheel areas ~~~I would think ?
The odds that someone here has the exact image angle you seek of this exact auto, with proper sunlight shadows, reflections etc; is remote ~~ at best.

Good Luck~

Please post the completed drawing !

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27 Aug 2013 12:06 #25817 by mcdc
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Justin

Thanks for the information. I think I've seen a lot of the recent auction pictures. I'll contact Worldwide to see if they hold other pictures.

Givner

Thanks for the complement. I (and definitely my wife!) would like to see it completed. I've looked for 23 years and won't give up yet.

Silverghost

Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, from a drawing perspective, the most important part to make it as realistic as possible is the reflection in the chrome work. This is almost impossible to improvise. Given that I have the front right wheel and the spare to do this would ruin it.

I know the chances of finding the correct picture are remote but the picture I posted above looks like it was taken at the same time as the one I used as the reference so I'm hoping other pictures from that shoot are still around. (I'm not holding my breath though)

Thanks to all.

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27 Aug 2013 12:20 #25818 by silverghost
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Another alternate idea would be to search on this forum for the many photos of similar Duesenbergs with chromed Buffalo wire wheels & hubs taken from a similar viewing & sun angle~~~
There are many similar spectacular Model "J" Duesenberg photos here on the ACD website !
I suspect you will find a similar great photo here that will work for you ~~~

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