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#1 tomsheehy

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

Fresh off the bench...

Revell's 57 Ford Custom 2 door sedan built as a replica of a period Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle. The rather unique paint scheme was used by WHP in the 50s. Paint is duplicated by Tamiya black and white from the can. Decals are an old set of Pursuit Plastics. The spotlights are period correct, I found many 57s online that had this strangely shaped light head. The roof beacon is actually a LED with a little BMF around the base, the underhood siren is a resin piece from the parts box. All else is box stock, right from the kit. I can't say enough about this kit, it is a really well done. It goes together very well and is highly detailed right from the box. The upcoming police version will have some nice extras, so for anyone who builds police cars, this kit is a must have.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

very nice, excellent



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:14 PM

First class! I bet I'm not the only one to see your model and think, wow, gotta get one of these.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:19 PM

Nice work Tom !!!  I don't think I've seen that style beacon before. Looks like a strobe lamp.  Where are the spot lights sourced from ?

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:21 PM

Very nice!



#6 tomsheehy

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Nice work Tom !!!  I don't think I've seen that style beacon before. Looks like a strobe lamp.  Where are the spot lights sourced from ?
 
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Thanks Steve...the spotlights were in my parts box. I think they came from an early 60s AMT kit with custom options. That style roof light was pretty common in the 50s. Its nothing more that a blinking light, it was made by a few different companies, and known as a "beehive" light. It had a fresnal style lens, and until I find something more appropiate, the LED bulb will do for now. Here's where I sourced its use from, off a 53 WHP Chevy...and the link is to an actual WHP 57 Ford.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:30 PM

Looks great!

#8 Renegade

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Great looking old police car. You really did it justice.

#9 slusher

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

l always enjoy seeing these old police car builds. paint finish is excellent. outstanding build...



#10 Erik Smith

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:45 PM

Wow, beautiful. The real cars probably never looked that good. Fantastic work.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Nice work Tom B)



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 01:45 PM

Super nice build !   I really like that paint scheme .



#13 Darbo

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

Great build, love it!



#14 bogger44

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:25 PM

Excellent build!



#15 S. Svendsen

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

Looks sharp.

#16 Sixties Sam

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:01 PM

That is cool! Great conversion to a police car. Good work!

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Beautifully done.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:41 PM

Most excellent,Tom!

 

 

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Are those spotlights representations of the old Unity Mirror Spotlights?

 

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I think there were spotlights like these in the old Hubley 1/24 kits.  Sound right?

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

Very nice work, looks great



#20 Kustoms Illustrated

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Love the paint scheme! Can't wait to dive into this kit!

Great job!