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Terry Jessee

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About Terry Jessee

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    1/24 and 1/25

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    Big Sky Country
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    Terry Jessee

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  1. 1990 Ford CVPI

    Working on Greg Wann's '90 Ford Crown Victoria. Parts are very nicely cast with few problems. I have a couple of small bubbles in the lower quarter, but those are easily filled and have not created any problems on the outer surface. Think I might have to pop the front fascia loose on the left side and raise it a little, but may just be the camera angle. We'll see. Noted a little interference between the chassis and interior floor that tends to push the chassis (and wheels) slightly rearward. But a little careful removal of material on the chassis seemed to help. I also cut away part of the rear wheel wells to allow the chassis to snug up to the interior. The interior is cast so thin that there's no material available to remove there. But this seems to have fixed the problem. I cleaned up the inside surface of the A-pillars a bit and cut the windshield to fit. It snaps in because there's a ridge on the inside of the A-pillars and the header which holds it well. May need some adjustments as I complete the interior but the windshield fit is sharp and crisp at this point. Looks good. Very clean vacuformed windshield. As with any resin kits I've worked with, there is some fitting and "massaging" (as Tim Boyd calls it) as you build one of these. But this is a nice kit. I'd like a couple more. Mine is going to be a California Highway Patrol cruiser. Love black and whites. Heard that the Chevy Nova sedan is up and running. Got myself an MPC Nova coupe waiting. Terry
  2. You NEED this book!

    Got my copy of Tim Boyd's new book in the mail today, and it is amazing. 176 pages of photos and all kinds of information about muscle car kits from all the manufacturers. Something like 400 photos! I've just had a chance to breeze through it tonight, but what I've seen is terrific. One of the coolest books on model cars EVER. This had to be a ton of work, and it shows. This is terrific history. They're available from Car Tech Books, and Amazon. You owe it to yourself. In the meantime, I'm going to have a ball reading. Never know--maybe I'll build a muscle car or two.... This is a very impressive book. Terry
  3. 1978 Chevy Nova 4dr POLICE

    Who is casting these, and when will they be ready? I read through but missed it. Thanks, Terry
  4. CHP Newport

    Thanks. I have a bunch of photographs of this particular car. The kit is from Modelhaus and, unfortunately, is no longer available since they have discontinued production (except for a long waiting list of late orders).
  5. Hello, I stumbled across your police car thread and saw Big Sky country on your profile. Whereabouts? I'm from Malta originally, now living in the south. I visited my ailing father in Great Falls in November. Take care!

  6. CHP Newport

    Seems like I started this an eon ago, but I keep edging closer. Spent the last few days making a steering wheel, and I have lots of little parts to finish. Seems like those take the longest. Terry
  7. 1957 Dodge D500 Custom Royal

    Amazing work, and fun to watch this come together.
  8. A few police cars

    I've been building police car models for about 35 years off and on. Here's just a few.
  9. Let's see some police cars

    These are patrol units from my home department, Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office. The models are Motormax diecasts. I had the decals printed by Microscale based on photos I took of the cars. The white Crown Victoria is from 2009, the black and white one from 2011, and the SUV Interceptor from 2015. They use the SUV primarily but still have a few of the Crown Vics on the streets. The decal sheet is set up to do older paint schemes, too.
  10. 32 Ford Jet Rod - Hover car

    What a total hoot! I love it. What wonderful imagination.
  11. Just testing.....

    Checking to see if I can load photos... Terry
  12. Hot Rods!!

    Hey, if you guys want to see the greatest collection of model hot rods since Tim Boyd discovered the Internet, try here. http://public.fotki.com/TerryJessee/the-hot-rod-model-k/ Lots of cool stuff. Terry
  13. ' 67 Galaxie 500 XL convertible

    Wow. That's just beautiful.
  14. 1932 Ford Victoria V8

    Hey, you have any more '32s? That is wonderful! More, more, please!! Terry