tomsheehy

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  1. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1953 Chevrolet Bel Air. Something to do during the holliday.   

    It is such a pleasure viewing your builds, no matter what they are.  You have the knack of creating beautiful, accurate replicas.  Bravo...
  2. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 60 Pontiac Catalina   

    A resurrection of sorts...this must be the longest a project has ever been in progress for me.  I just checked my images, and this sucker was started in early 2006, and the last progress above was 3 years ago.  But here we go again...
    Finally have the body painted, BMF has begun, and there's nothing in the way of finishing it this time.  I'll be really happy to get this beast off my bench.  Wish me luck...
    Other images are here..   http://public.fotki.com/tsheehy/scale_models/1960-pontiac-catali/  


  3. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1968 Roadrunner Avocado Green   

    Very nice, I love the "mainstream" colors instead of bright muscle colors.  
    You're right on the grill...the taillights are pretty poor too, but Missing Link makes a nice replacement set in resin, they just need to be thinned down a bit.

  4. tomsheehy added a topic in Under Glass   

    69 Dodge Dart GTS
    Another one into the finished column...Revell 69 Dart GTS, box stock build up.  Pretty straightforward kit, with nice detail.  I added flocking to the interior and Shabo transfers to the tires, but all else if the kit.  Painted Dupli-color garnet red metallic, polished with Tamiya compounds and Novus, interior painted with a combination of white primer and Dupli-color automotive interior paint.  Finished engine compartment is nicely done by Revell, engine was painted with Mopar turquoise engine paint.  Check my Workbench post for more photos of the build up, if you'd like...




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  5. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1970 Mustang Shelby GT500   

    Beautifully done, love the "Grabber" colors on these...
  6. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    Andy...the switch from black to blue was 1953 or 54.  Even though this 54 Chevy is in black & white, you can tell its not the black/gold stripe paint.  Everything I have from before this year is the older scheme.

  7. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    The sign on the hood, known as a shark fin, has been used by the Michigan State Police since about 1951.  It does light up, the bulbs are inside the mounting tubes that illuminate the clear panel, making the lettering visible.  They were used as an indicator to "pull over" as the Trooper rode up alongside the motorist.  To this day, the MSP still uses this sign, mostly for tradition.  Many local PDs in Michigan adopted it, but I don't think anyone else is still using it. 
  8. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    Couple of more...




  9. tomsheehy added a topic in Under Glass   

    1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police
    Once I saw a color photo of a few cars in this fleet, I just had to replicate one.  In my stash I had the perfect candidate, a Bandit Resins 58 Chevy Biscayne sedan.  Changing the trim to the lower Delray model was very simple.  I used both the AMT and newer tool Revell 58 Impala kits as donors.  Most of the parts came from the AMT, but I used the engine/drivetrain/rear end out of the Revell, along with some trim pieces like door handles, mirrors, etc.  
    The cars of Ann Arbor PD, starting in 58, were a combination of gold, white and dark blue, most likely as a tribute to the hometown University of Michigan colors.  They maintained this color scheme up to the early 70s with only a few differences on paint breaks, etc.  The cars were two-door sedans up to at least 64.  Assuming they used the Chevy gold for 58, I used Testors Pure Gold as a close match to Anniversary gold of that year.  The white and dark blue are Tamiya colors.  I snatched a hood "shark fin" from a diecast Michigan State Police car and changed the lettering from State to local PD use, as per the prototypes.  The rest of the police goodies are from my parts box.  The door decals were custom made for me.  The result is a unique addition to my police car collection.
     





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  10. tomsheehy added a post in a topic Cabs under construction   

    Superb!  Is there anything you can't do?
     
  11. tomsheehy added a post in a topic Larry's amazing scratchbuilt '57 Jeep pickup   

    Amazing craftsmanship.  In a class way above my pay grade!  Congratulations  
  12. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 69 Dart GTS   

    Interior complete, as well as the engine...



  13. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Stefan...those are precision cut decals that are included on the kit's decal sheet
  14. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 72 Olds Cutlass Hartop/Missing Link Resin DONE 01/30   

    Thanks Charlie...as to the exhaust, I used a rust colored Tamiya weathering powder over the aluminum paint...but I got more of a gold color than rust, go figure.  So then I used some rust colored paint and dry-brushed a bit of the exhaust up closer to the engine and left the rest as is, so of an 'anodized' look.
  15. tomsheehy added a post in a topic Gauging interest in Dodge W-300 & W-500 cab kits   

    I'd be in for a W-500
    But a question...will there be a pickup bed for the W-300, or just the cab?
    To answer the donor question, the MPC 70s Dodge pickup kits can be adapted, but I know they're pretty rare.