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Old 01-27-2018, 12:24 PM   #63 (permalink)
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I think I have figured out part of the problem. (PART of it.)

It seems to me, the "visual mass" of a car's headlight/running light area should not appear larger than the front wheel:

The Mirage G4 sedan has a similar proportions problem:

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