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The Oil Change

By chase
A stunning old die-cast metal car....needs a bit of work before it will pass an M.O.T. though Sad
Made in the States in Lancaster P.A.,model number 862K...anyone out there that could shed more light on the actual model of car ?
Lots of little bits missing but,I think it deserves a frame or two.

Taken in daylight,3 frames,each 1 stop apart,combined in Photomatix.
The bg is a watercolour painting that I did many,many moons ago,so no,the verticals aren't straight,they're not supposed to be Wink
Finished in Photoshop.

Thank you for taking the time to call in,busy at home so I guess I'm on catch-up duty now Sad
Janet xx

Tags: Car Still life General Old Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Watercolour

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Change gear with our partner, MPB


colijohn 9 59 2 Netherlands
24 Apr 2014 6:45PM
Super composition.

G3 18 13 2 United States
24 Apr 2014 7:37PM
Being that the engine is a straight 6 and the vents in the side panels of the hood I would say its a 1932 Chevy. I had one
tomcat 16 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2014 7:40PM
Not only a digital artist, but a proper one tooWink

Trust you and all are OKSmile

rambler Plus
13 1.0k 17 England
24 Apr 2014 8:21PM
A lovely creation showing this toy in a wonderful way.
A bit of Googling finds it was made by the Hubley Manufacturing company

not worked out the model yet though.

Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2014 8:34PM
Lovely thought the car is, I can't get past your painting - love it.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
Richsr 14 91 223 England
24 Apr 2014 8:53PM
Well work to create this Janet, good textures and overall tones
Regards Richard
bricurtis Plus
16 2.5k 51 England
24 Apr 2014 9:19PM
Well put together Janet... I'm thinking it just needs a little bear in the driving seat.Wink
gajewski 17 10 9 United States
25 Apr 2014 12:59AM
Really nice processing. The Photomatix gave you a nice, natural-looking HDR.
chase Plus
16 2.2k 582 England
25 Apr 2014 8:11AM
Thanks everyone.
Hi Gerry & Ken,thank you for your research & info.I did 'google' & came up with the 1932 Chevy but I'm not a 'car person,despite being in the trade for nearly 20 years Blush Nice to own one I would think Gerry,hope it was in much better condition than this one Wink. I couldn't quite make out the 'Hubley' name on the bottom Ken but your wiki results confirm that for me,thank you.

Quote:just needs a little bear in the driving seat.

Thought about that one have a great supply of Bears but not one that small enough to sit comfortably in the driving seat,I will keep my eyes open for one though.

Thanks for the praise on the painting Kate,I have kept meaning to use it for a bg,just needed the right props to go with it,I need a nice ghostly figure to appear in one of the windows methinks.
Janet xx
25 Apr 2014 8:34PM
What a lovely shot - full of imagination and artistry (including your beautiful painting).
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 9:44PM
The combination of the model car and your painting has produced an exciting image, it's so well put together.
If you were lucky enough to acquire one of those tiny antique teddies that held scent bottles, that would be small enough.
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2014 11:12PM
I like the colour and your processing Janet. The restrained HDR works well.

jackyp 10 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2014 11:47AM
A work of art, just love the processing here Janet Grin
30 Nov 2015 2:55AM
This old toy car is really cute! ♥ I like the oil pastel effect of this one! Grin

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