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#1 tomsheehy

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:33 PM

Just completed this new Revell kit of the 50 Olds. I used the resin sedan body from Promolite instead of the coupe body from the kit, as the CHP used the sedan in 50. Otherwise the kit was built box stock. I added detailed spotlights on the roof as per CHP units of the period. Decals are by Fred Cady. Paint is Tamiya from the cans.

This new kit by Revell is real nice. No major issues, goes together well. Now onto the new 57 Ford kit...


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#2 2000-cvpi

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:55 PM

That looks nice, I like it a lot. It must have been a blast to drive.

#3 cobraman

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:54 PM

Looks great !



#4 Gluhead

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

That's a beauty!



#5 bondo bill

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:21 PM

very sharp



#6 Erik Smith

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

Very nice model - beautiful paint job.  Looks like the real deal.  Nice work on the spotlights and other extras.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

Beautiful paint and build.......



#8 Tom Geiger

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Wow! I knew someone would do a PD version and you're just the right guy to do it!  Nice build!



#9 Danno

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Gorgeous, Tom!

 

 

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#10 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:39 PM

Ooh! Dan Matthews car before he was promoted!!!! Very nice!!!!

 

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#11 THarrison351

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:51 PM

Looks sharp and ready for action!. Great job.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

Really nice looking Olds! Great job Tom



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

Nice! So far of all the ones I've seen, this is my favorite build from the '50 Olds kit. B)



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

beautiful and completely correct as always.love it!!

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:36 PM

That is way cool Tom, good job B)



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Great model!



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Posted 05 February 2013 - 05:21 AM

A beautiful interpretation, superbly realized. Congratulations very nice build



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 06:44 AM

Very nice Olds. I love police cars. Especially the ones used by the Highway Patrols. I am a little unclear on one thing about your build. Did CHP ever drive '50 Oldsmobiles? If not they should have. The Olds 88 was one of the fastest cars on the road at the time.

I'm very much OK with building "phantom" cars if they look right. I'm not saying your Olds is a phantom. But, if it is, it's cool. I'm in the planning stages of building 5 Minnesota Highway Patrol cars. None of which will be 100% correct. I have had the decals made, so I'm almost ready to go. I plan doing Revell's '57 Ford Custom and '90 Mustang LX, AMT's '70 Galaxie, MPC's Rosco's Sheriffs Dodge, and JoHan's '68 Plymouth as MN Highway/State Patrol cars. The '57 will be incorrect because I'm going paint it like the '58 cars. 1958 was the first year the Minesota cars were paint Maroon. Which is still used to this day. The others? Minnesota drove '67 Plymouths and not '68s. '69 Fords, rather than '70s. Late 70's were Plymouth Furys, rather than Dodge Monacos. And Minnesota did run Mustangs, but they were unmarked cars. Were I'll be building mine as a marked car. None of the cars will be right. But, so what. Close enough. And I'll be happy.

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Posted 26 May 2014 - 07:06 AM

Great model!  Looks like it could run down a few 'shiners in the moonlight  :)



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Posted 26 May 2014 - 08:10 AM

You did your usual excellent job on this car Tom.