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#61 Airfilter

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 11:29 PM

Those Bill Bozo decal illustrate the problem I've always had when someone tries to make a sheet that covers all the options, but only goes half way about it. It includes proper District markings for all 8 Districts, and goes so far as to include the S.O.D. (Special Operations Division) markings for the K-9 units. But the roof and car numbers are only accurate for a 2nd District car (or a 1st or 8th D cars if you scramble them). I know it eats up decal sheet space, but come ON, live a little and include enough numbers to do all the cars the rest of the sheet offers.

*off soap box*

The only Expedition of that body style I've ever personally laid eyes on in D.C. is this S.O.D. Mounted Unit.


James, thanks for your help.
I only found these pictures on the net.
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I'll do it again. :angry: :P
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#62 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 05:23 AM

Looking good so far. :)

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 01:41 PM

What i know there was not SS Impalas used by LAPD, correct me if im wrong. So i decited to build this like it could been some kind of promotional car for LAPD. Interior is not going to have much cop stuff becouse Caprice takes them all. Ill show chassis later but here is my wheel choice for Impala.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:09 PM

Janne, LAPD used at least one Impala SS as a "recruitment car" or DARE car. It visited schools to promote the PD. It was traditional black and white, with 18" or 20" chrome wheels.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 02:45 PM

Janne, LAPD used at least one Impala SS as a "recruitment car" or DARE car. It visited schools to promote the PD. It was traditional black and white, with 18" or 20" chrome wheels.

G

I was just going to mention the DARE cars that they've had.

BTW I'm nearly done, Just been tinkering along.

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Posted 24 April 2011 - 09:10 PM

Janne, LAPD used at least one Impala SS as a "recruitment car" or DARE car. It visited schools to promote the PD. It was traditional black and white, with 18" or 20" chrome wheels.

G

After about a half an hour of staring at LAPD cars searching in Bing, guess what I found a picture of!

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What do expect from a PD that also has this sitting around.

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I was also looking at the pics on the National Police Car Archives, ran by our very own James Duff (niteowl7710), and found this interesting D.A.R.E. Caprice. It's not LAPD, but I think it's still cool!

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Thanks to James for putting together such a wonderful reference site, it's always my first stop for police car references! :D In case you might not have it in your favorites list, here is a link to the home page. Check it out!

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#67 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 03:21 AM

Thank you guys for information. That D.A.R.E. Caprice in last pics is very cool :D

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 06:03 AM

Well Interior's Done for a Civillian Model, but I'm not building a Civillian model so I still need to install my scratchbuilt lights and my modified kit radio/scanner.
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BTW: in the pictures the seats look shinny, but in person there not, maybe it's my great photography skills :lol:

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 02:21 PM

Looks good Nick.

Here's a first time mockup of the car. I went with the chrome grill and blingy wheels as the car is used for publicity purposes. Same reason I left the computer out, not needed in a show car.

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I like the look, and how the thing went together now. B)

Up to this point I was ready to put it in the box and say bye bye. I'm not a fan of this kit. Stupid instructions, poor choices in regards to clear pieces, and flash on most parts.

I may or may not build the other in my stash.

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Posted 25 April 2011 - 08:22 PM

Nick, nice job.
G, looks good so far.

Little update.
I added some new decals (made myself).
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I started work on the interior also. I cut off the rear seat, and I replacement with plastic sheet.
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Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:18 PM

Looking good.

B)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 03:24 AM

You guys got some really cool progress there. ;)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 05:49 AM

Pali that's nice. Good job on the decals.

G

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 01:07 PM

i was on the forum a while ago when i saw a pro street version of the DOH monaco

when i saw this kit at the local hobby lobby i was reminded of a special little mill i have that will be perfect for this project

i wont be able to get started for 2 more weeks but count me in with a shameless copy of that build under the motto "beter good gejat dan slecht bedacht' (its better to steal something good then come up with something bad)

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 06:41 PM

"Beter good gejat dan slecht bedacht' (its better to steal something good then come up with something bad)



I like that. I think I'll steal it.


Remember, as I always say, 'Beter good gejat dan slecht bedacht!' :D




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#76 Janne Herajärvi

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

Caprice interior is finished. :)

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I see there is some criminal in most wanted list B)
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:32 AM

Janne, nice job on the interior.

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 09:26 AM

Expedition update.
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and I started another police car. Crown Vic Oceanside PD.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:01 PM

Thank you Pal. Your builds look also very fine :lol:

I just ordered decals to build Barricade from Transformers. So something little differend is coming later :lol:

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Cant wait i have those decals. Im planning to use bullit kit as starting point, and i try built it as close i can :lol:

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:19 PM

Well big update, nearly done, just need to put it all together as one, and print some plates. According to what I learned the lights should be correct, Amber is California manditory, Red steady burn is on almost all LAPD unmarked & detective cars, and the Blue was added to all LAPD cars after the '85 (?) Olympics.
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Lights are scratchbuilt with parts box lenses, the radio is a mix of modified kit parts and parts box.

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