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1927 American LaFrance Fire Engine

01 March 2015 - 08:13 PM

As an ongoing project of trying to reproduce my hometown's fire apparatus in miniature, I wanted to do our 1927 American LaFrance pumper.  Only a few photographs exist of the original truck


I began with a Yat Ming 1/24 diecast.


I began by removing the tampo printed "gold leaf" lettering that the vehicle came with.


This was replaced with more appropriate custom designed "gold leaf lettering and numbers...






Chromed fittings and nozzles were repainted a more realistic brass color. Hose was washed with a brownish/yellow. The technique was applied a little too heavily and will be removed and re-applied more subtly...


The fill tube just behind the tank will also be removed, as well as some of the "gold leaf" embellishment on the rig, as it did not exist on the 1:1 truck. I may also paint the rims to more closely resemble the real truck.


Still lots more work to do! Thanks for looking!




Resin Realm '55 Cadillac Coupe DeVille?

03 February 2015 - 05:58 PM

Wanting to build my squad's mid 50's Cadillac ambulance. Will probably need two of these kits, or one complete and one "damaged'... Any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!


Removing Molded Surface Details?

02 February 2015 - 10:02 AM

Hi Gang,
Just received this Crown Premiums 1/24 scale diecast 1950 Ford Stepvan to replicate my hometown's original "Emergency Unit".
1st-Rescue-Truck_web.jpg As you can see, the diecast has 2 sets of horizontal raised bars that need to be removed.
20150202_145157-picsay.jpg Any suggestions on how to do so without damaging the surrounding areas? Thanks!


Silhouette Cameo - Cutting out Decals?

26 January 2015 - 07:38 AM

May be a long shot, but was wondering if anyone out there has used one of these machines to cut out their decals? I make my own, and was considering buying one of these for making masks and such. As it is a "special" function, didn't expect to find info on it on the Internet. Specifically, can you set it to cut out an image a particular amount away from the edge of that image? Kind of how you would specify an object's "outline" width in a graphics program. Thanks for any info!

Anyone make a "Regular Cab" from the Meng F350 Kit?

29 December 2014 - 03:49 PM

Just curious. My Meng F350 kit that was a Christmas present arrived today. So many ideas are flowing through my mind as to the possibilities. I am considering cutting down the crew cab to a regular cab. Wondering if anyone has done this yet. I don't expect that it would be difficult to do, just looking to see what others have done. Thanks in advance!