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First post on MCM, last build of '06...70 Ford/NYPD


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#1 Tom Sheehy

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 08:05 AM

Its the Hobby Heaven issue of the AMT 70 Ford kit. I ditched the incorrect Boss 429 and cobbled together a semi-accurate 351 from parts box engine parts, together with a single exhaust and solder crossover pipe. I added some extras to the interior, a telephone handset a la NYPD and a pacing speedometer, which was also standard in all NYPD cars of that era.

Paint is all Tamiya, British green, black and white. Decals are from the most recent JoHan 68 Plymouth. The roof dome light is resin with a clear vacuumformed lens. The rear bars, known as the "McDermott" bar, is scratchbuilt from brass, photoetch brackets, plastic and parts box flashers. For those wondering, MCY PCT stands for Motorcycle Precinct, the forerunner of today's NYPD Highway Patrol.

This is not a super detailed kit, but it builds up fairly well. It does show that we need a new tool big Ford, circa 1965-1970...my vote is a '67

And a Happy New Year to all :D

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#2 Gregg

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:14 AM

Thanks for joining us, and great model, as usual!
Good to see you here.
Hope to see more of your work, maybe in print again?

Happy New Year !!!

#3 Mr. Metallic

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:15 AM

This is a cool place to be. Welcome aboard!

I still enjoy H/H and go there every day, but it gets kinda uptight over there sometimes.

#4 Jairus

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:10 AM

tsheehy,
Fantastic build there! Very nice work, you'll be a great addition to MCM forums.
However, we don't know your real name so could you please post it in the signature text box found in the profile section of this board. That way it will be automatic when you post.
Thank you!

#5 Tom Sheehy

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 10:28 AM

Jarius, how's that. I was thinking of changing it before you mentioned it, because I see most of the posters use their full name, too.

Gregg, thanks for the welcome. I've been giving another article some thought. I'll email you soon with some ideas.

Tom

#6 migace

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 04:39 PM

Looks nice

#7 Danno

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Posted 12 May 2014 - 10:30 PM

Blast out of the past.  Always good to see a nice Tom Sheehy model again!



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:52 AM

Great model, glad it was put up top again - I wasn't here yet in 2006.

 

The May issue of Hemmings Classic Car mag has two features on NYPD cars, including an ex-officer's re-creation of a 71 Plymouth. Worth a look.



#9 S. Svendsen

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 02:57 AM

Nicely done



#10 Harry P.

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:11 AM

This week's winner of the "Thread from the Crypt" award...  :lol:



#11 Greg Cullinan

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 04:28 AM

Looks great.
Happy new year,I think 07 is gonna be a good one!

#12 Danno

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 05:19 AM

This week's winner of the "Thread from the Crypt" award...  :lol:

 

 

 

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#13 Hard_2_Handle_454

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 06:58 AM

Looks cool



#14 Porscheman

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

Beautiful detail on an excellent build :)



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

Great model, glad it was put up top again - I wasn't here yet in 2006.

 

The exact same thing that I thought!!!



#16 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 11:09 AM

Welcome Tom. I was thinking of you, as The Police Memorial Week is being observed in D.C. I hope to see some of the festivities this week, as I am not too far away. I finally got a hold of a 1980's Impala to do this car, mspq24001.8320.jpg

 

I sold them these cars back in 1983, and this one looks to be one of them. Now I can build one, as soon as I get a good roof light in scale. I can only hope that it comes out nearly as good as yours.



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:45 PM

i posted a reply because I was going backwards through the oldest to newest posts to catch stuff i have not seen. been finding some great ones. 



#18 blubaja

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:17 PM

Very nice! Super clean build! Never finished my white box one. Now I want to go get the reissue lol



#19 Danno

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:24 PM

i posted a reply because I was going backwards through the oldest to newest posts to catch stuff i have not seen. been finding some great ones. 

 

 

Nothing wrong with that!   We all miss some posts, sometimes we get lucky and see them on their second time around!



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Posted 13 May 2014 - 03:29 PM

Super sharp model..