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#1 English Jules

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:26 AM

Getting some good figures in a month or so (the ones used are just for scale effect). Just a few bits left to do, like the sidewalk detail, touch ups and weathering.  Cop cars have seat belts and buckles added

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:33 AM

Pretty cool dio. don't forget the box of donuts in the front seats. LOL Michael

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:35 AM

based on this foto  alg-nypd-accident-jpg.jpg


Edited by English Jules, 26 March 2013 - 07:36 AM.


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:56 AM

The only issue I see is the figure you have is dressed in a uniform from the '50's-'60's.

 

We ditched the blouse, Sam Browne, and crossdraw holster for everyday wear in the late '60's.

 

The guy in the photo is, I believe from Traffic, hence the boots and breeches. 

 

Everything else looks pretty darn good.

 

I can hear it now,

 

" Murphy, there's one darn traffic stanchion in all of lower Manhattan and you hit it. Lad, just how did that happen?"

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

looks like 1999-2002 period judging by cars

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:18 AM

looks like 1999-2002 period judging by cars

little bit before. i dont like die cast cars, which is only what i can get for that gen Crown vic.  I was more bothered about the damage etc.

 

The only issue I see is the figure you have is dressed in a uniform from the '50's-'60's.

 

We ditched the blouse, Sam Browne, and crossdraw holster for everyday wear in the late '60's.

 

The guy in the photo is, I believe from Traffic, hence the boots and breeches. 

 

Everything else looks pretty darn good.

 

I can hear it now,

 

" Murphy, there's one darn traffic stanchion in all of lower Manhattan and you hit it. Lad, just how did that happen?"

 

G

Yup i know it is, hence the first line of text.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:29 AM

Had a look on your FB page this morning, some real nice images on there, your certainly a talented modeller ....



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:59 AM

The real wrecked car is indeed a traffic unit (as Wayne correctly gathered from the uniform of the officer in the sidewalk).  The wrecked vehicle itself is an '05 Vic, but the accident happened within the past few years as there's a slicktop Highway Patrol Charger in the background and those were 2010's.



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 12:31 PM

Serves me right for looking at pics and not reading the text Duh, Wayne.

 

The real wrecked car is indeed a traffic unit (as Wayne correctly gathered from the uniform of the officer in the sidewalk).  The wrecked vehicle itself is an '05 Vic, but the accident happened within the past few years as there's a slicktop Highway Patrol Charger in the background and those were 2010's.

 

Yes indeed. Don't get hung up on the chrome grill. NYPD has an ungodly number of marked cars and parts get traded all the time. This is most likely not the first time that particular car has had an owee, hence the chrome grill. 

 

I wore those boots and breeches for three years James, it means only one thing, and that is not invading Poland. :D

 

I like the diorama a lot. It captures the feel of the pic well.

 

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 01:30 PM

This may be a small point, but the traffic light looks really good! 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:15 PM

nice job !!



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 11:53 PM

thanks guys.  i found this pic much later on and doing the detail of manhole cover etc from it.   3864762901_12f819bd86_o.jpg



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 05:03 AM

I like it.  Nice detailing.  Where did you get those figures, & where are you getting your new ones?



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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

Nice job with the accident damage.

 

Mass State Police still uses the Sam Brown belt, I think. Perhaps it would be nice to have some newer police/fire figures on the market.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 06:25 AM

The only place I've found modern fire fighters is here:http://stores.ebay.c...=p2047675.l2563

 

Police Car Models does sell some "modern" police & sheriff figures:http://www.policecar...figuresnew.html



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 07:48 AM

Really nice job so far! This thread is great not only a nice looking diorama, but it's really cool to learn about the time periods of the police cars and uniforms.