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1959 Ford Custom 300/Tennessee Highway Patrol


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#1 tomsheehy

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 02:50 PM

My latest vintage State Police cruiser is now complete. This is a replica of a Tennessee Highway Patrol 59 Ford Custom 300 2 door sedan. The kit is a resin production from Promolite 2000 (Tom Coolidge). I built it 'curbside', but I substituted the kit chassis with one from an old AMT 57 Ford Fairlane, which resulted in a little more underside detail and poseable front wheels. The body is fantastic on this kit. It is cast so nicely and matched the color of the THP so close, I just polished the bare resin to a high gloss, and added Tamiya gloss black on the hood, roof and trunk, as per THP specs. The interior is finished in an array of grays and gunmetal, as the 59 Custom only had one interior color available. Police goodies came from my parts box, the decals are from Pursuit Plastics and the roof light is a clear resin unit detailed with BMF and clear red paint.



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#2 jeffs396

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:54 PM

WOW!!!

 

Super nice build Tom! B) 



#3 BOSWELL891

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:02 PM

Very nice!

#4 cobraman

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

That does look good.



#5 Ramfins59

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 05:34 PM

Great looking model Tom.  Nice job.



#6 Porscheman

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:06 PM

Beautiful Job!!!



#7 charlie8575

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Please come back to MassCar next year with that.

 

Your work is great to see in person, Tom, and it was a pleasure meeting you.

 

Charlie Larkin


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#8 slusher

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 09:39 PM

Beautiful model. excellent..



#9 Danno

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:47 AM

Very nice job, Tom!

 

B)



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 04:54 AM

Great looking Ford. 



#11 FIREMODELMAN

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:08 AM

I love it. I love all your builds though :D  :D .



#12 Grumpa

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:28 AM

Really nice work Tom. Beautiful model! Must have been a hassle after arresting someone and having no back door to throw them through. "Please watch your head as you get in".



#13 Tom Geiger

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 05:35 AM

Nice build Tom!  



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:34 AM

Very nice, I can't believe that is polished resin!



#15 Geno

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:10 PM

Fantabulous. B)  :D



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 01:29 PM

VERY NICE !!



#17 Terry Jessee

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 03:41 PM

I'll second that "Wow!" What a beautiful model!

 

Terry



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

Very cool!  Excellent job.



#19 midnightprowler

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Simply beautiful!

#20 realgone58

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

Beautiful! Love the rolled down quarter windows.