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#21 Agent G

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Right there with ya Charlie, I have the decals and am waiting on the car. Can anyone tell me if the Mass troopers had a red or blue globe on the roof light back then.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

Did the supercharger make the cut on this release ?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Right there with ya Charlie, I have the decals and am waiting on the car. Can anyone tell me if the Mass troopers had a red or blue globe on the roof light back then.

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According to the '51 Ford the State Police have, it was a blue globe, Wayne. I would say you can use that and be fairly safe.

http://mysite.verizo...ecars/id11.html

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:06 PM

Wayne, adding to what Charlie said, he would be correct, here is a pick of a 51 Ford MSP, as you can, it has a blue flashy flash on the roof
http://policecarwebs...cof/mass226.jpg

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

Only 3000? That takes care of me but what about the rest of you guys. :P

Nice to see some interest from the kit makers, Mustang, Camaro and now this one.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:57 PM

Got it!
Thank you gentlemen, you too Jonathan......................................

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

Oh one more thing, real 1:1 paint aside, what should be used for the colors? I was going with a regular baby blue but it appears to be slightly on the gray side.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:23 PM

Can anyone tell me if the Mass troopers had a red or blue globe on the roof light back then.


The beacon used by the Mass SP in 1957 was a Federal model 17, blue to the front and red to the rear. It was a split dome.

Research this page and it show a 1965 Ford with this configuration. The 1957 was the same way...go about half way down the page to see the description...

http://mysite.verizo...ecars/id11.html

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

Oh one more thing, real 1:1 paint aside, what should be used for the colors? I was going with a regular baby blue but it appears to be slightly on the gray side.

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The blues used are called Electric Blue and French Blue. Testors and Humbrol both offer French Blue, although I don't think either are particularly close to the Massachusetts cruisers; if I had to pick one, I'd say use the Humbrol which is a tad closer. Tamiya also has a French Blue spray.

For the Electric Blue, I'd start with Testors Bright Blue #10 Pla enamel (the little bottles,) and add a little black.

Or, MCW can make you a bottle of each.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:31 PM

I am not sure if the colors change over the years, but Scale FInishes has the MSP blues ,

Here is the link, its the second drop down menu on the page

http://www.scalefini.../emergency.html

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

One more must have type of kit, needs to put PreOrder in right away when I see this one on Model Round Up. Going to miss Model Express... :o

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 01:41 AM

i second the hope that there will be inside spotlight handles.other items that would be nice would be a roof light in clear,that way it can just be painted with tamiya paints however you wanted it,a seperate "rubber gasket" for under the light would be even better.and some decent rear window lights,also with clear lenses. an early radar setup. some realistic antennas with correct bases.an early shotgun with a rack.a huge fender mounted siren.some unique agency decals would be great,tired of the same old stuff. well,i do have a weakness for this car in the mass.state police colors!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:20 AM

I have a Question.
Will we get the Clear Backup bullitts for the center of the tail lights? or will they just be copies
of AMT's solid clear red piece with the Too Large center bullitt in place of the Optional backup light??

Yea, I know I can grind off the center and replace it with a clear bullit, but,
there are Very Few kits with a clear bullit the Correct size/shape!!

I know, I have an AMY Fairlane 500 I am converting to Convertible and have added the clear backup light.
I do not remember what kit the clear piece came from though.
(I build taking 20+ YEARS will do that!!!!)

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I hope the Beacon (And any other emergency light lenses/domes) are Clear too!
I would love that VSP combination Light/siren in the kit.
Not sure if MY MSD (MARYLAND) used Fords then, but can find out.

I HAVE to get a couple of this one myself!!!!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:12 AM

Dan, yes...Maryland did use the 57 Ford 2 door, as well as Virginia, and many others. For MD, it was the last year they used the fender mounted siren/light combination. In 58, they put a small beacon on the roof and the siren under the hood.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:39 AM

Dave, how do we order?

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 07:49 AM

Terry, Model Round-up will be carrying the Police kits for sure. Any dealer can get them by contacting Model King, info on any MK box.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 09:14 AM

My local neighborhood plastic pusher already has my case reserved. Can't wait!

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:33 AM

Here's a sneak peak at the new box art I just did for the upcoming Model King '57 Ford Police car kit. The decal sheet was designed by myself, Dave Van and the Revell art department. Thanks to Tom Sheehy who also provided reference photos and info. The kit will be out next year.

 

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:41 AM

Nice job, Sven!

 

Looking forward to the arrival of the case or so* I've ordered.

 

(*Option on additional.)

 

 

Question:  What are the agency names on (1) the 7-point start with balled tips in the upper right corner (next to "BORDER PATROL"), (2) the "POLICE" shield under the Mayberry-style Sheriff stars, and (3) the fire department maltese crosses?

 

{PS:  You are probably already aware that "BATTALION" is misspelled, right?  I presume that's being fixed before production.}

 

 

Thanks for a great job! 

 

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:51 AM

OH MAN!

 

I need about a case of those decals. I wish I'd have waited to build my NYPD Ford now.

 

Looks like I need to but a few of these.............................

 

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