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03 Apr 2006 19:53 #4632 by MICHAEL S SMITH
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I THINK THE APRIL FIRST POSTING IS THE KEY TOO. IF ANYONE HAS EVER SEEN A SET OF WHITEWALLS THAT SUPPOSEDLY LOOK THAT GOOD AFTER SETTING FOR 60 YEARS YOU BETTER CALL GUINESS NOT TO MENTION EVEN HOLDING AIR.

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03 Apr 2006 20:26 #4633 by Maurice Randall
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Hey, it had to have fooled some of you guys, yes?



Sorry, I just couldn't resist. :)

Actually, I found this in my parent's basement a week ago. It was a 1/18th scale model made by Hubley that I put together when I was a kid sometime around the mid-sixties.

Over the years it had gotten damaged a little but was still good enough to use for quite a jaw-dropping joke, wouldn't you say?

-Maurice

== 2006 will be the "50th" AUBURN Reunion ==

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03 Apr 2006 23:27 #4636 by Bill Hummel
Bill Hummel replied the topic: You got me!
Sure fooled me! That was an excellent bit of photographic slight-of-hand.

Who says you old farts don't have a sense of humor!

Good one!!

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05 Apr 2006 01:52 #4649 by DJT
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<!-- s:twisted: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_twisted.gif" alt=":twisted:" title="Twisted Evil" /><!-- s:twisted: --> Twisted... You got me. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> Even had the wifey fooled.

I like the garage floor and the sun coming in the windows.. Photoshop or pic taken outside with a flashlight shining in?

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05 Apr 2006 16:52 #4652 by Maurice Randall
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First I took a couple of pictures of some inside walls, one which included the inside of the overhead door. I then printed these out on normal 8.5x11 paper. I pasted the paper to cardboard and taped the two cardboard walls together to form the corner or the building.

I then took the cardboard walls and set them up outside on the sidewalk in front of my shop. I placed the Duesy in the corner of the two walls and propped the front end up. I blocked the left side with a cardboard box and put a big piece of cardboard over the top to keep the sunlight out.

It was a nice sunny day, so a lot of sunlight shined in through the windows that I cut out in the overhead door. There was even a little light shining in under the door which made it look realistic. That worked because the cardboard didn't fit real tight to the sidewalk.

There was just enough light peeking in from behind to make it look like a light was turned on from the ceiling.

One part that made it look real good was the sunlight shining in through the windows and reflecting on the side of the car.

There was no touch up done to the photo at all other than resizing it to make it fit fairly well in a browser screen. I did a decent enough paint job on the car way back when that it looked today like an old faded and dusty paint job. I must have been about 12 or 13 when I built that model. I was really proud of it at the time.

-Maurice

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05 Apr 2006 21:50 #4653 by DJT
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Maurice wrote: I must have been about 12 or 13 when I built that model. I was really proud of it at the time.


You should be proud that you fooled a few of us here too... If it hadn't been for April Fools day, you might have gotten a few more. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: -->

The garage door not sitting right on the cement - looks like mine. <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->

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