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#1 miatamadman

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:30 PM

As some of you might be aware, the last 6 months has been very hard on me dealing with a separation/divorce and lawyers. This project was my therapy to keep my mind away from the negative thoughts.
This just proves I'm getting back into the swing of things. I hope you guys enjoy this. A few tid bits on this project.  A few of the parts are Art's excelent resin cast items, but with a bit of my touches added to them. I went hog wild with the LPR's....you'll see in the pics. I also used Art's Video camera, center console, front license plate holder and GPS puck.  The mirror strobes are hand made. I actually made resin copies of the mirrors, hollowed them out, inserted NANO chips and topped it off with a clear lense. Super cool!  Rear deck lights are resin copies of the center brake light. Baseball cap on the rear deck is a resin casting I made from a Police Figurine I had satanding around : :).  I modified the front seats by removing the headrests, filled in the hollow parts, added 2 posts to each headrest and reinserted them onto the seat backs. Something else I added were the takedown lights. Each takedown is made using 2 square LED's glued together and wrapped with electrical tape. Wiring was replaced with magnet wire. Decals are all printed with my inkjet. Total number of LED lights used is a whopping 47.
 
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interior shots
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Check out the clothes rod and hanger in the vest
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Edited by miatamadman, 14 July 2013 - 02:34 PM.


#2 martinfan5

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

Very nice work,  link for the resin stuff you used?, any stuff made for 1/24th scale?



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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:35 PM


Close up of the LPR's
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Close up of the takedowns
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#4 Joker

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 05:30 PM

WoW !

 

just ... WoW..



#5 cobraman

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Posted 15 July 2013 - 05:53 AM

Fantastic detail !



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

Oh wow. That is a very nice build. You did some killer, (pardon the pun), work on that cop car.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 12:34 PM

That is just.... above and beyond awesome! Is the power source in or under the car? 10+ job!



#8 miatamadman

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

9volt battery is in the trunk. 3 power switches and 3 tap switches are underneath.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:12 AM

Very Nice, looks real.  

 

What is the deal with the LRP's mounted on the trunk?  I have never seen that before.

 

 Here in the West Valley of Phoenix, DPS is using plain wrappers, not only are they not mark but they are using maroon mini vans, blue compact sedans and several other plain family type cars and pickups.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:25 AM

Awesome build, Zoli.  Welcome back!

 

 

Question 1:  Who is Art?

 

Question 2:  Where do we find Art?

 

Question 3:  What is the diameter of the GPS puck?

 

 

Thanks!



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:28 AM

Very Nice, looks real.  

 

What is the deal with the LRP's mounted on the trunk?  I have never seen that before.

 

 Here in the West Valley of Phoenix, DPS is using plain wrappers, not only are they not mark but they are using maroon mini vans, blue compact sedans and several other plain family type cars and pickups.

 

 

The Auto Theft Task Force has an impressive fleet of nearly invisible vehicles cruising the state.  Only some of them are as obvious as having visible LPRs. 

 

BTW ~ Interesting factoid:  The Crown Wick or CVPI is quickly becoming outnumbered in the AZ DPS fleet by F150s, with Tahoes a close third.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:42 AM

 

 

The Auto Theft Task Force has an impressive fleet of nearly invisible vehicles cruising the state.  Only some of them are as obvious as having visible LPRs. 

 

BTW ~ Interesting factoid:  The Crown Wick or CVPI is quickly becoming outnumbered in the AZ DPS fleet by F150s, with Tahoes a close third.

 

 

 

I do see a lot of the F-150's. The stretch of I-10 from Dysart to Verrado Way has the unmarked cars catching speeders.  I go through there three times a week and one has a car pulled over just about every time. 



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 01:15 PM

Wow! That lighting detail is spectacular! Some of those photos could easily be taken for shots of a real car. Very impressive work!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:13 AM

Awesome workmanship, I like your attention to detail



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:15 AM

Wow! That lighting detail is spectacular! Some of those photos could easily be taken for shots of a real car. Very impressive work!

I totally agree!! :D



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 01:11 AM

As soon I  saw this post, Ii felt the need to pull over! Great job.

Unfortunate news on the big D, hope things turn around for you.