tomsheehy

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  1. 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. 
  2. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 1958 Chevy Delray - Ann Arbor Police   

    Couple of more...




  3. 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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  4. tomsheehy added a post in a topic Cabs under construction   

    Superb!  Is there anything you can't do?
     
  5. 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  
  6. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 69 Dart GTS   

    Interior complete, as well as the engine...



  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. tomsheehy added a post in a topic Tamiya weathering powders? Better techniques?   

    Nobody???   Buhler???
     
  11. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 69 Dart GTS   

    More progress...interior is a go...
    Went with white/dark red combo.  Floor is flocked, seats and door panels painted with white primer, upper section of door panels were hit with a coat of gloss.  Dashboard detailed per prototypes.



  12. tomsheehy added a post in a topic 69 Dart GTS   

    Yes, they're the kit tires
     
  13. tomsheehy added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Tamiya weathering powders? Better techniques?
    I tried using the Tamiya weathering powders on a recent build, specifically I was trying to add a rust look to an exhaust system.  I painted the pipes first, then applied the rust colored powder, so far so good.  But the powder changed the pipes more to 'gold' than a rust color.  Should I use a different base color.  I tried on some black, and got a dirty black.  Anyway, I let it be for the most part, as it gave it sort of an anodized look.  I did add some Testors rust paint up near the engine, dry brushed.
    Any thought or experiences would be helpful.  TIA... 

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  14. tomsheehy added a post in a topic HOBOY! HOT NEWS! 1974 Dodge Monaco Police Cars Coming!!!!   

    Diecast or not, its a welcome addition.  I'm hoping its an accurate rendition...my first one will be a gaudy yellow and blue version...

  15. tomsheehy added a topic in On The Workbench   

    69 Dart GTS
    Next on the bench is one I've been meaning to get to for a long time,...well, that's actually half my stash, LOL.
    Revell's 69 Dart GTS, should be another quick build.  Color coats and clear are on, just awaiting polishing.  Paint is Dupli-color GM garnet red.  Easy kit to add details to, but I'm aiming at a pretty much box stock builder here.  Tires are lettered with Shabo dry transfers.



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