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    John Eslick

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  1. Tamiya makes a nice clear red, I use it all the time. Amazon has it for $5.69 with free shipping in the US, I don't know about Canada. https://smile.amazon.com/Enamel-Clear-80027-Tamiya-TAMIYA/dp/B06VTVCL4J/ref=sr_1_3?crid=1YTT0CZD7I97N&dchild=1&keywords=tamiya+clear+red&qid=1610472515&sprefix=tamiya+clea%2Caps%2C212&sr=8-3
  2. "At Fine Scale Modeler, we feature both kinds of models - armor AND aircraft!"
  3. Beverly Hills Cop has this weird scene. Exiting alley.... Out of alley..... ...in pursuit!
  4. Still (mostly) bagged! https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Unused-1960s-RENWAL-Visible-Automobile-Chassis-Model-Kit-1-4-Scale-NR/133411085304?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20171011185948%26meid%3Dfacd476a5e34468cac862a2f92f7c0a3%26pid%3D100229%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D392778095808%26itm%3D133411085304%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2053904%26algv%3DItemStripV3%26brand%3DRenwal&_trksid=p2053904.c100229.m3211
  5. Put me down as a Burbank's House of Hobbies fan. I used to go there all the time when I worked in Glendale. I just placed an order with them yesterday. Great service and selection.
  6. https://rangerdetailtechnologies.com/shop/ols/products/la-county-paramedic-wagon-transkit-version-20 I guess they can't use references to the show anymore, so it's harder to search for.
  7. Wow Greg, that's awesome! At least I have the internet which makes research easier.
  8. The interior turned out nice! The kit came with a proper 1972 dashboard, which after a little TLC fit just fine. I added a steering column and some door cranks and other details to the door insides. The bench seat and the radio equipment are out of the parts box. After a test fit of the cab, chassis, and cabinetwork, I got everything to work together. The cab and cabinetwork are now red, and next stop is putting the cab pieces together.
  9. The chassis (so far) has been the most frustrating part. It needed to be lengthened and modified to accommodate the dually wheels. I swapped the wheels and tires in the kit for similar ones from the AMT 1996 Dodge Ram Dually snap kit. The undercarriage is a mess, but I'm not going to drive myself crazy with an area no one is going to see (I don't want them picking up the model anyway).
  10. First, the cabinetwork. This is mostly sheet styrene, included in the kit with a template. The "doors" are dimpled plates with holes drilled in to accommodate the slam locks. The fenders were 1/4 round strips that are supposed the be gently bent into shape, but disintegrated when liquid cement was added. I found a plastic ring that was close enough to the dimensions and used that instead. (That part isn't in this picture.)
  11. My wife and I are big fans of the TV show "Emergency!", and one of her birthday presents was to build a replica of Squad 51 (so it was kind of a present for me too). There were two options I knew of; a resin transkit from Three Inches Under, or a much more detailed kit from Ranger Detail Technologies. I opted for the latter because the other was spartan and I wanted more of a challenge. Boy, is it a challenge! You can see all the detailed aftermarket parts that come with it. Some are straightforward, others are raw materials that need to be cut, bent, and sanded into shape. For those who are interested in getting one, THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED. I bought it 2 years ago, and it has been a source of frustration that I keep trying to start on again then putting off. Now that I'm spending more time indoors, I took it upon myself to tackle this beast head on. I know the swearing and the sweat will be worth it. It doesn't help that the donor kit is fiddly and soft on detail. I used the AMT 1978 Dodge Lil Red Truck, not a glowing example of 1970's model technology. But now that I had that, the kit, and a can of Tamiya Italian Red, I was eager to get started.
  12. It would be nice to have the more realistic light bar that came with the Smokey the Convoy Chaser kit, rather than the hokey one that usually comes with it.
  13. I got a nice one from Modelhaus a while back, obviously not available now.
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