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gator52

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  • Location Nebraska
  • Full Name Chris Weir

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  1. gator52 added a post in a topic Revell 1/25 Expedition: Tyler, TX Police   

    After removing the mounting pins from the kit part, I cut a triangular shape from .01" styrene to create a completely flat underside for the main housing. You might be able to skip this step, but it provided more surface area to mount the scratchbuilt legs to.
    I cut two 2.4 mm x 16 mm strips from .01" styrene, then trimmed a corner off one end.  Using the arrow stick portion as a reference, I butted the back end of each strip up against the arrow stick, with the outermost edges of the strip and arrow stick flush, and the trimmed corners at the front and faced inward.
    I then cut the feet themselves from .06" channel (Evergreen 261).
    The retaining hardware is a strip of BMF applied to the roof, then a chip of .01" styrene with a Grandt Line bolt (#5135) and a short length of unpainted .02" music wire.  For the next one I build, I will add a small strip of styrene to the underside of the horizontal legs to give the music wire a better spot to adhere to.
    These mounting legs are a bit more squared off than the real thing, but it was fairly straight forward to build a symmetrical pair that looks better than the OOB Lindberg part.  I originally tried cutting/shaping some thin sheet brass to more closely represent the shape of the real mounts, but couldn't quite get a matching pair that I was satisfied with.
     
    Thanks for looking-
    Jonah
  2. gator52 added a topic in Under Glass: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Revell 1/25 Expedition: Tyler, TX Police









    Jonah
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  3. gator52 added a post in a topic Nip it in the bud Galaxie   

    Looks really nice; which kit is it?
     
    Jonah
  4. gator52 added a post in a topic 76-77 LeMans Enforcer 0r Smokey & Bandit Sheriff Justice Car   

    Looks great; I would love a '77 LeMans.
     
    Jonah
  5. gator52 added a post in a topic AMT 1970 Ford Interceptor New York Police   

    Looks great!  What color did you use for the seats & dash?
     
    Jonah
  6. gator52 added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

    Ok thanks.  Looks great!
    Jonah
  7. gator52 added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

    Nice model; did those red lights come with that particular kit?
     
    Jonah
  8. gator52 added a post in a topic AMT '49 Ford Question   

    Thanks for the info, I see how it fits together now.
     
    Glad I asked before I got out the saw!
     
    Jonah
  9. gator52 added a post in a topic Calling All Units   

    '92 CV from the Lindberg kit:


    '48 Revell Ford:


     
    Jonah
     
     
  10. gator52 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    AMT '49 Ford Question
    I'm working on a stock version of this kit...dry fitting seems to show a conflict between the front splash pan and the frame.  If I'm looking at this correctly, the frame needs to be trimmed back (essentially removing the forward-most cross member) so that the front bumper, grill, and splash pan will all line up correctly with the body.
    The directions don't mention needing to make any cuts for stock vs custom, etc. Wanted to check here before I start hacking away.
     
    Thanks
     
    Jonah
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  11. gator52 added a post in a topic AMT Ford Galaxie - Minnesota State Patrol   

    Excellent work!
     
    Jonah
  12. gator52 added a post in a topic 1991 Caprice 9C1 Interior Colours , etc.   

    Some really great info in this thread that will help with the 91, 93, & 95 Caprices that I have planned. 
    Does anyone have any info on interior colors that were offered for the 82-84 fleet Impalas? 
    Thanks
    Jonah
  13. gator52 added a post in a topic Revell '48 Ford: Tyler TX PD   

    Just a couple...I'm more of a curbside guy these days, so not too much to see under the hood or underside!


     
    Jonah
  14. gator52 added a post in a topic Fenton, MI. 2015 Police Tahoe   

    Really nice work!
     
    Wish I could find one of these blank white Tahoes, I've got a set of custom decals ready to go for it!
     
    Jonah
  15. gator52 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Revell '48 Ford: Tyler TX PD







     
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