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Agent G

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  1. I went with a van I saw at work back in the day. There is an entire array of gear inside, but I currently have no photos of that. G
  2. I got this. Seems very simple, so I might just build the first one as the Supernatural car. G
  3. LA Confidential. I can relate to so much of that movie it's scary. G
  4. Thank you sir! With more that one offspring I am looking forward to additional releases. "Variants" of the same theme so to speak. G
  5. California did that as well. Nevada, well we're still stuck in the stone age. At least I could register the new bike online. G
  6. This lil squirt arrived 11/16/2020. This is why I'm moving back. G
  7. Las Vegas "re invents itself" every 5 years or so. I do not like the post Covid Las Vegas one little bit. In 13 years here I went through a divorce, married the love of my life and then lost her to cancer back in August. Way too many bittersweet memories. I have a grand child on the way and I do not intend to miss any moment of his life. G
  8. Grandbaby due any day now. Time to retire and head back to Missouri wine country, just south of Salem, MO. I put a contract on a 10 acre spread. I'll be close enough, but not too close LOL. G
  9. Boxes, lots and lots of boxes. I'm packing up my stuff. Moving 1500 miles east, almost back to where it all began. I close on the new place 2/1/21. G
  10. First white police cars were the '56 Chevy. In '57 the department stayed with the new color and Chevrolet. White until about 1960, then all white again in 1990. All GM fleet between '82 and '95.
  11. The factory painted the plain doped fabric using green paint. They chose a streaking effect, done with a brush, for camo. G
  12. I found this orphan sitting quietly in a dealership. I sign the adoption papers Tuesday. G
  13. Watching with much interest! Per CA law a civilian car cannot have white doors and a white roof. The doors are a real no no. CHP Fleet Services removes the door decal, then rattle cans the white door skins black. Sometimes it's just a big black X on the door. The paint used is whatever is close to the Fleet Tech at the time. So, a CHP runout would look really haphazard until repainted. Also, west coast departments leave a lot of stuff in and on the car when it gets auctioned off. Push bumpers, spotlights, and a plethora of internal fittings remain. Just food for thought if you need details, G
  14. This show was responsible for confirming my love of bikes and travelling on them. I had this kit oh so many decades ago. I love what you're doing. G
  15. Primer the body then spray a base coat of enamel or lacquer. Pick a dark red brown or a suitable color for rust corrosion. Use an acrylic for the top coat. I'd go with Tamiya thinned with their X-20A Acrylic thinner. Then use Windex and water with an old brush to scrub and chip the paint. That way you can expose the rusty base without harming it. G
  16. I know the people who make this sheet. I have a set like this. They do great work. G
  17. https://inquarters.com/Police_Decals.html Here's a better link. LOL G
  18. https://inquarters.com/Police_Decals.html Here's a link to the site. Look for his CHP "History" sheet. G
  19. The "mouse ear" lights were how the CHP tackled the emergency lighting issue back then. The decals are a home made print. I scanned an old Chimneyville set. The entire emblem should be gold/black with no colors like I have included. Someone makes a sheet with correct vintage markings, but I don't recall who now.
  20. The build looks great. Lots of possibilities with that kit. Get a ball headed straight pin, cut the pin shaft 1/4 inch from the ball. Take a disc of styrene about the same diameter of the ball, drill a small hole in the center and insert the cut off pin shaft through it. Now you have the base and the attachment flange. Drill another small hole in the ball at a 90' angle (or other suitable angle) from the pin shaft. Insert a suitable length of straight wire, I use .015 music wire, as the antenna itself. (I don't care if it is too stiff to bend over) Use some floral wire and wind a tight coil over the shank of a small diameter drill bit. trim it to length and slide it over the antenna. Now you have the ball mount with mounting flange, spring assembly and whip. Drill a small hole in the appropriate location on the fender and use the cut off pin shank as a mounting pin. Here's my take. here's a better illustration. G
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