James, what is on the truck lid of the Delmont PD unit?
That's the attachment lug for the optional back-hoe accessory. Car does shared duty with the Parks Department.
I'da thought you'da known dat.
Bwahahahaha. No actually it's a mobile interrogation office. They can cuff you to the trunk, lock all your possessions into the little "safes" and then beat you senseless with rubber hoses and taser you into unconsciousness. O.K. so maybe that last part is just how the local ACLU office views being handcuffed to the trunk.
I dont do diecast as im a model maker, i dont want a pre built kit, already painted etc. i want to built it from plastic parts, add more detail as i go along, plus die cash have nothng like close to real door and bonnet opening mountings etc. Even if i did like them, the weight means a huge amount to be shipped over, even worse than plastic kits. I might not be a good model maker but i get the fun out of building them, taking my time etc
Well if you want to add detail you take the thing apart! Most modern diecast (especially police cars which are designed for those who customize a lot of cars) are just held together with some screws. I'm not totally sure (as I haven't tried), but you might be able to replace the chassis and engine insert on the '12 Charger diecast with the parts out of the Lindberg kit if you HAD to have all of that detail. In the 1:1 the dirty bits would be nearly identical, but I don't know how close to 1:24 scale the diecast really is...
I get that you want to be the most exact modeler, especially coming from the military side of things, but the diorama your building of the NYPD wreck is using a Lindberg kit that doesn't even replica the correct body style of the real wrecked car let alone the right year. I get the "inspired" by the wreck part, but if you were being IPMS accurate you would have to get one of the Testors Diecast '00 Crown Vics (which incidentally comes as an assembled kit that you have to build) and then go from there...