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    Chris Weir

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  1. Dodge Monaco to Plymouth Fury parts?

    Regarding the Yodel NYPD Fury, from what I've seen I believe it's a 77, but I'm looking to clarify what it would take to make it a 76. Round headlights? I am no expert on 1970s car models, but it's clear that the experts are gathered in this thread! Thanks Jonah
  2. Meng F-350: Anything to watch out for?

    No, I missed those when I searched. Thanks! Jonah
  3. Looks terrific, I'm in for 2 copies. Jonah
  4. A few police cars

    Excellent collection, thanks for sharing. Which kit is the second to last model? Looking forward to seeing more. Jonah
  5. Meng F-350: Anything to watch out for?

    Ok good to know, thanks Carl. Jonah
  6. About to start mine; is there anything that would be helpful to know as far as fit, assembly sequence, etc? Thanks Jonah
  7. Aero Chief fire engine decals

    There are a couple of generic sets out there...Microscale did both O & HO scale ambulance/fire/police decals, and Chimneyville did a handful of door badge sheets in different colors. Try policecarmodels.com Jonah
  8. 1/24 Motor Max model with various details and improvements. Thanks for looking- Jonah
  9. From the 1/24 Motor Max model, with various improvements and details added. Thanks for looking- Jonah
  10. 2011 MSP Charger with LEDs

    Looks sharp; is it the 1/24 Motor Max model? Jonah
  11. 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
  12. Nip it in the bud Galaxie

    Looks really nice; which kit is it? Jonah