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#441 hooknladderno1

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hi Guys,

While I have been a member on this site for a while, I just stumbled upon this community build!  Boy, was I excited to see this AND read it's conent to date.  While I have posted other projects elsewhere on the MCM Forum, I will also post this new project here.  If nothing else, it is different...

. I began me EMS career as a volunteer with the Palmyra, (NJ) Ambulance Association. They were founded back in 1921, and are reportedly the oldest emergency squad in continuous service in the country. History aside, their first vehicle was depicted on the 75th Anniversary t-shirts

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Now I am not an expert on early vehicles, but had picked up this kit at the NNL East a few years ago with this project in mind.

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I knew that there would need to be some modifications to the kit, as this is what the kit side looks like:

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The box art conveniently shows a side view of the stock kit. I took some blank index card stock, cut it to shape and mocked up some of the changes that would be required:

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I have made additional progress and will post an update shortly.

All comments and feedback are appreciated. Thanks for looking!



#442 Agent G

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Posted 11 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Welcome to the madhouse David! Your project will fit right in, and looks devine.

 

I am planning a similar build around the 1936 Ford Panel, so I am anxiously watching yours.

 

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#443 David G.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 02:12 AM

I finished the Gotham City Police Car last Sunday making it my final build of 2012.

 

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For those who may be interested, there are a few more pics on my  website.

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

Nice, David.

 

 

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

What Dan said

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 03:39 PM

Now that is a police car.

 

Very nice David, very very nice.

 

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I started another in my series of cars that I drove. Stay tuned.



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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

Thanks guys!  I'm glad you like it.

 

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

is this thread still carrying on?



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:24 PM

is this thread still carrying on?

 

 

Looks like you just resurrected it, Jules!

 

 

It lives!    B)



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 03:56 AM

Well I'll give it a defib zap!

 

The Revell/AMT Expedition in psuedo LAPD scheme

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The AMT 70 Ford and the Lindberg CV depicting the change in a local townships changes in the police department vehicles

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The Welly Chevy Tahoe with Bill Bozo decals

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:36 AM

ah nice pics. I ordered a AMT 70's Ford off UK ebay, and a low price for what they normally sell for on UK one, £20.    I have a B/W HH boxing, which i was doing as a undercover car, but its misplaced in my work room somewhere lol.  Must find it!

Im using oneof the 5 Lindberg Chargers i got as a test kit for items im making like roof lining mounted radar and camera, flashing light items, other interior bits like different centre consoles etc

Some nice cop car builds on here by you guys.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:43 AM

I finished the Gotham City Police Car last Sunday making it my final build of 2012.

 

GCPD11m.jpg

 

For those who may be interested, there are a few more pics on my  website.

 

 

Thanks for looking,

 

David G.

Nice looking Monaco, the foil on the rear lights was cool.



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:45 AM

One thing i have noticed about every cop car kit i have bought, is none came with the handle for the guy inside to adjust the spot light on the outside.   I have only really seen a couple of different handles but both are pretty similar, i fancy making those in resin from a master i plan on doing soon.  Why cop kits never had them i dont know



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:08 AM

One thing i have noticed about every cop car kit i have bought, is none came with the handle for the guy inside to adjust the spot light on the outside.   I have only really seen a couple of different handles but both are pretty similar, i fancy making those in resin from a master i plan on doing soon.  Why cop kits never had them i dont know

 

 

True that.  But that's not all.  Nearly every emergency vehicle kit produced has also omitted an essential piece of equipment - the speaker for the two-way radio. 

 

Only a few kits ever took a shot at it . . . the AMT/Hobby Heaven '70 Ford Police Interceptor (and the series it was originally a part of ~ their '70 Chevy Fire Chief Car and the two Chevy vans; Fire Rescue and Police Paddy Wagon) and the JoHan '68 Plymouth Fury Police Pursuit kit (it's 'police' parts rolled over to the JoHan '60 Plymouth police-version station wagon). 

 

There were problems with both AMT's and JoHan's only efforts.  AMT's kits included a period-correct Motorola radio control head but not the companion Motorola speaker.  Instead, it had a rectangular speaker of sorts that did not resemble any actual 1:1 police equipment item.

 

The JoHan effort consisted of round speaker grilles molded into the sides of the center console in the kit.  If you did not use the console, you had no speaker representation at all.  But, the console was a uniquely designed item that probably only a couple of agencies ever used. 

 

 

There's long been a need for spotlight handles and radio speakers.  Another void is accurate Federal 14 beacons and decent Twinsonic light bars, both major staples of the 70's to 80's era.  And don't even get me started on inaccurate radio antennae. 



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:24 AM

I have a couple of the Johan Fury car, built one years ago when i first started making models.  At the time i didnt know LAPD didnt use them, so the decals were ficticous.  Picked up a lot of info since that mistake lol, still much more to learn!

Im sat here 'supposed' to be tidying up my models room, but i keep pulling a kit from the shelving and taking a look, i did it just now with the Lindberg Cop Dodge Caravan, i have never found a pic of it used as a Cop vehicle, i guess somewhere it might have been but i wonder why Lindberg released it, i guess put a few cop items in with a regular kit and people will buy it.    I have plans for the kit, to be used as a normal civilian car.

 

I did get the other week, at a very low price for it, and very rarely seen over here the Johan Fire Rescue Ambulance, i had never actually seen one until this came



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:25 PM

The closest to a Motrac speaker is the speaker from the MPC force 440 back seat package. Here it is on one of my pumpers

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 10:09 PM

The closest to a Motrac speaker is the speaker from the MPC force 440 back seat package. Here it is on one of my pumpers

 

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greg

 

Not even close to the one I'm talking about, Greg.

 

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 11:41 PM

ah cool. interesting



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 01:06 AM

IMG_0377.jpgIts coming along now  



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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:53 AM

Wonder how David Gusky's Model TT ambulance is coming along.   B)