crowe-t

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  1. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Criterion' Ambulance   

    Thanks guys!
    Aaron - I did find out that they were painted a GM Special order color called 'Root Beer Metallic'.  However no one knows what the paint code is.  I'll most likely use a '66 Cadillac color called Autumn Rust Metallic that looks very close.
  2. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Criterion' Ambulance   

    Thanks for the compliment and information David!
    I still think once I widen the vertical door pillar and angle the tops of the windows towards the rear of the doors it will all look right.
    BTW, I like your last name. lol
  3. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Criterion' Ambulance   

    Thanks Christopher! 
    I thought the front doors looked a bit longer.  However the windows on the drivers' and passenger door angle up a bit more than the '59 and the vertical post looks wider on the '64.  That could be making the doors look longer on the '59 
    I'll look at more reference picture and see if I actually need to shorten it.
    Thanks for identifying the year of the wheel covers. 
    Mike. 
  4. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1969 Dodge Charger   

    Nice color combination!
    What paint did you use?  Real automotive paint?
  5. crowe-t added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1964 Cadillac 'Superior Criterion' Ambulance
    There was a TV show in 1985 called Misfits Of Science.  In the opening scenes of the Pilot episode there was a 1964 Cadillac Ambulance built by coach builder, Superior Criterion.
    Cadillac continued to use the wrap around windshield on their commercial vehicles through 1964 even though the wrap around windshield didn't come on the regular passenger '64 Cadillacs.
    Here are a couple of pictures of the Cadillac Ambulance from the Misfits Of Science.  It looks to be an Ambulance that was used by Schaefer Ambulance Service due to it's brown/white color combination.


    The closest kit I could find is the Polar Lights Ghostbusters Ecto-1.  The Round 2, PL Ecto-1 has clear windows(with no scribed horizontal lines for the tinting) and a stock rear bumper.  These details made the Polar Lights kit the better choice over the AMT kit. The overall shape of the '59 is very similar to the '64 so I picked up a Jo-Han 1964 Cadillac Deville to combine the 2 bodies to make a '64 Ambulance.  
    Here are some progress pictures so far.  The blue parts are from the Jo-Han '64 Cadillac.  The most obvious differences between the 1959 and the 1964 are the quarter panels, hood/front end and fenders.  The Jo-Han '64's fenders represent a passenger car and aren't a 100% match to the '64 Cadillac Ambulance fenders.  I combined the inner top parts of the Jo-Han fenders with the '59 fenders which should make it look the part as well as the windshield wiper valance.
    In order to install the quarter panels in the correct position I'll have to move the wheel openings back and re-scribe the 'skirts' in a lower position.  I still need to do some re-shaping and puttying to blend all this.  Then it's on to the windows and raised roof.




     
     
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  6. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1/25 Police/Fire/Ambulance Red Beacon Light?   

    New Park Pizza is great stuff! Now a days I like La Villa on 153rd Avenue, it's just a couple of blocks away.  
  7. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1/25 Police/Fire/Ambulance Red Beacon Light?   

    Thanks guys!
    Joe - the parts from Custom Squads look like what I need.  BTW I'm close to where you are, I'm in Howard Beach, NY.
    Mike.
  8. crowe-t added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    1/25 Police/Fire/Ambulance Red Beacon Light?
    Does anyone know of a source that makes a 1/25 scale Police/Fire/Ambulance red beacon light?
    These 2 pictures show the red beacon light I'm looking for.  


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  9. crowe-t added a post in a topic Future over Chrome?   

    I tried Future on a small chrome part and it works very nice.  Thanks for the help.
  10. crowe-t added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Future over Chrome?
    Does anyone spray Future over chrome parts to protect the chrome?
    A friend suggested it but is it any good to do?
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  11. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac in Autumn Rust Metallic (code 46) Pictures?   

    Thanks!  This is a big help.
  12. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac in Autumn Rust Metallic (code 46) Pictures?   

    Greg,  I have gone to the paintref,com web site.  The Ambulance I'm building is one from the Schaefer Ambulance Service.  Schaefer used a GM special order color called 'Root Beer Matallic' that doesn't appear on any of the paint chip pages.  I learned of this from the Pofessional Car Society forum.  I've been unable to locate the paint code for 'Root Beer Matallic' so I'm trying to pick a color that's era correct and close enough.
    So far 1970 Cadillac Briarwood Firemist Metallic, 1966 Cadillac Autumn Rust Metallic and 1970 Chevrolet Classis Copper look close.  Right now I'm leaning towards 1970 Cadillac Briarwood Firemist Metallic but I'm still trying to find a good picture showing 1966 Cadillac Autumn Rust Metallic.
  13. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac in Autumn Rust Metallic (code 46) Pictures?   

    From what I've seen in pictures Model Car World (MCW) metallics seem to be somewhat in scale for 1/25 models.  Much better than the Testors metallics.  
  14. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac in Autumn Rust Metallic (code 46) Pictures?   

    Skip, The different paint manufactures all have different paint codes for the same color and GM has their own paint code.
    So far the 1970 Cadillac Briarwood Firemist Metallic looks close enough.
    1970 Chevrolet Classic Copper also looks sort of close too.

  15. crowe-t added a post in a topic 1966 Cadillac in Autumn Rust Metallic (code 46) Pictures?   

    Thanks Harry for adjusting that picture. 
    I'm trying to match a brown color to this 1964 Cadillac Ambulance in these 2 pictures below.  


    I found these pictures of a 1970 Cadillac in Briarwood Firemist Metallic that looks close.


    Someone mentioned 1966 Cadillac Autumn Rust Metallic.  The color chips that are scanned on the Autocolorlibrary.com seem to show the colors a bit darker than they should.
    I lightened the 1966 Cadillac color chip a bit but would like to see some good pictures of this color on an actual car in good daylight.