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#1 English Jules

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

I will post some images up of my work tomorrow, at the moment doing a diorama of a NY street with a couple of cars, based on a real foto of a Crown Vic hitting a bollard. i only work with plastic kits, i dont lke die-cast so having to use the older Lindberg kit

I bought a lot of cop cars from US ebay etc years ago, always surface shipping, so have a large amount of decals, after market lightmars etc, i never built many as i didnt have a airbrush and compressor, but i do now, hence finally building them after about 8 years.   Recently found out they stopped surface shipping, and now its pretty expensive getting a kit sent over.

 

Im after some Lindberg Chargers soon (have a couple of Revell 2005 Impalas coming) and heard about the new AMT Camaro police car, i think out some time this year.  Should make a nice change from my pile of Revell Caprice's (and Impala SS's) and Crown Vics

 

Im mainly a military modeller, 42, i took up making kits after a accident when i broke my back in 96.   Im a fan of CHiPs, moves Vanishing point and Gone in 60 seconds (the origonals, not the poor remakes). I have plenty of time to make models, as im a house husband due to my health while my wife i out at work (been married only 6 months, to a girl i hadnt seen for 22 years, my first love i met back in 88 who i dated for a couple of years before a bad split up, we were both first loves and after one night it all came flooding back)

I do the odd muscle or MOPAR, often to have on a base with a cop car.

Im always looking for info on resin parts, after market parts, how to make kits more real or acc. etc as you will when i put my fotos up.

I have a pile of AMT (and Yodel) Monaco's, in varous box art, and hope to do a couple of those, with better whee/tyres etc.

I have posted on the old HH forum, i still do but not many cop car fans, plus when i ask for help, its rare i get it, either with improving my work, tips etc or where i find some correct kit for a conversion etc.

Anyway will pop some fotos tomorrow :-)



#2 martinfan5

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:04 PM

You couldnt find the intrduction section because there is not one here

 

Welcome fellow modeler from the other side of the pond



#3 MAGNUM4342

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

What a coincidence! I am mainly into British bank robbers cars! Just kiddin Julian, welcome to the forum. :) 



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

Welcome,,,,   be waitin to see your work...



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Welcome to the forum .. and we do have some cops here, but I think they just build cars they've ticketed.  Be sure to post some of your builds!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 04:45 PM

There are quite a few of us guys on here that like cars on the right side of the law..... 

Nice to meet you.



#7 English Jules

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:11 PM

thanks guys, i away from the models room at the moment (laid in bed with bad back ache), all my fotos are on the pc's in the workroom and i didnt upload to photobucket yet.

Really enjoy doing the odd car now and again, makes a change from military stuff which i do, at the moment thats mainly E German NVA cold war stuff.

Im soon going to start work on a Zombie themed dio, using 1/35th scale vehicles (or 1/32nd if i can find what i want).   Lots of converting and scratchbuilt parts.

Also look foward to doing some classic 70's US Trucks, the sort that were showed on tv shows, iike CHiPs.  At the moment we are trying to move house, so most of my kits are all in storage boxes and all my finances need to go for a house move.  Once moved i can redesign the models room, i have 2 desk in a L shape at the moment, but i want another couple of desks, for a spraying area, and a whole desk for larger work (i have a huge WW2 Brit ship to do, chasing a U boat and both are over 3' long)

I do anything really, apart from WW1, Civil jet planes. I do the odd dinosaur, figure etc.  

I usually stick my work up on Facebook, as i have lots of modelling friends (mostly military) on there, but if anyone is on FB, you can see my NY cars in progress here.   I noticed some videos in a section showing how to put up fotos on here direct as im not used to forums like this, so will do later today (tomorrow for you guys).

thanks

http://www.facebook....57305570&type=3



 



#8 Tony T

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:19 PM

Welcome, Julian! Hello from one of the 'Colonies'!

This is a great place to be for models of all kinds!



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 06:59 PM

Welcome to our mad little plastic world Julian.  You'll love it here.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 08:30 PM

Welcome to the forum! B)



#11 Tom Geiger

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:16 AM

Hi Jules and welcome.  Fancy seeing you here! 



#12 English Jules

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:40 AM

Hi Jules and welcome.  Fancy seeing you here! 

Hi Tom.

I was googling yesterday a place to get some Lindberg Charger cop cars and it said review, so clicked and it brought me here!.  Cant wait to get my hands on a few.

 

Anyway popped up lotsa fotos of my NY cop car build, take a look and give me comments, i rarely did in the HH/spotlight forum :-(    



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:42 AM

Yeah, we don't have a specific "introduction" section, but you're in the right place! Welcome aboard.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 05:43 AM

Yeah, we don't have a specific "introduction" section

 

Can you wave your magic wand and make it happen, pretty please? 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:28 PM

 

Can you wave your magic wand and make it happen, pretty please? 

 

You think we need it?

 

If so, I can do it.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:31 PM

what a coincidence.......I used to get roughed up, handcuffed and thrown into the back of

US cop cars.

 

what a small world.

 

Welcome to a great site.

 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:36 PM

You think we need it?

 

Yes, I think it would be a good idea to have a new member introduction sub-section.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:42 PM

 

You think we need it?

 

If so, I can do it.

 

Just my 2 cents. 

 

I don't think an introduction section is a good idea.  I would probably never visit it.  And thereby never say hello and welcome to new people.

 

I like having only one place to go, here in General Topics, to see what's new.

 

You might consider changing the name of this section to "General Topics and Introductions".

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:44 PM

Lemme think about it.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 02:27 PM

Lemme think about it.

I know what I think does not hold water here :lol:  , I am sort of with Casey and think its a good idea to have a new member section, but at the same time, its not going to take anything away from the forum either.

 

I say lets give it a shot, and see how it goes