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av405

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  1. av405 added a post in a topic Toys R Us   

    I worked the holiday season for them at my local store in 2013 and the problems were evident even back then. Our particular store didn't carry model kits, only diecasts. However, I recall seeing some of the Revell Build and Play Mustangs and Jeeps in other stores. That was about all I saw in the way of model kits. 
    The Lego brand is what has reigned supreme at Toys'R'Us for a while now. 
  2. av405 added a post in a topic Utah Highway Patrol 1990 Ford Taurus   

    Thread updated with new photos after the whole photobucket debacle. I have also updated the car with more accurately sized and detailed license plates.
  3. av405 added a post in a topic US Border Patrol 1991 Caprice   

    I just re-uploaded images that had been lost through photobucket. I ended up installing period-correct government license plates from a separate Chimneyville Decals set I had for the US Park Service and used a molotow liquid chrome pen to fill in some areas where the BMF refused to stay in place. I'm very happy with the results and you can't even tell the difference. 
  4. av405 added a post in a topic Rockford Files Diorama   

    Great work. I agree with one of the above comments, that has to be the best scale model representation of a GM truck that I've ever seen!
  5. av405 added a post in a topic Lindberg and Revell Snap Tite Police Cars - Same Model?!?!   

    niteowl is correct. The CROWN VICTORIA decals normally included with the Lindberg kits would be correct for the 1992-1998 models. 
    The Impala wheels look somewhat similar to the police steel wheels used on the 1998-2002 models, but not at all similar to the 1995-1997 models. For whatever reason, the overwhelming majority of the 1992-1997 Crown Victorias were equipped with the full wheel covers by their respective agencies. I'd say this is pretty unique among any generation of police cars. 
    The Revell wheels/covers are indeed extremely oversized. The Lindberg ones, on the other hand, are extremely accurate. 
  6. av405 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Paying to paint bodies
    Have any of you ever hired someone else to paint numerous models for them? I'm just talking about the basic coats of paint and/or clear coating, not any further detailing like the interiors or BMF. I was talking to some coworkers about how I occasionally build models when a Sgt. close to retirement asked me how easy it would be to do 6 Lindberg Crown Victoria models of our agency for him and some of his friends. I don't have any space to paint at the moment and time is an issue so I got to thinking about how I might be able to make it work if someone else did the painting for me. I didn't make a commitment so I'm mostly fishing around to hear what you guys have to say. 
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  7. av405 added a post in a topic Hyundai Azera at port of entry customs 1/24 scale   

    Very nicely executed!
  8. av405 added a post in a topic Revell Ford Ranger OOB   

    This is one of the best buildups of this model that I've seen. Well done!
  9. av405 added a post in a topic spray cans   

    Yup, you can get those 3M respirators at just about any auto parts store for a little under $30. They're very good and the price is more than reasonable given what you're protecting. 
  10. av405 added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Noooo! That's the problem, most of you are old farts 
  11. av405 added a post in a topic Let's see some police cars   

    That has to be one of the nicest, if not the nicest, version of the Impala that I've ever seen.
  12. av405 added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    That's why I have dozens of AMT and Lindberg kits from that era, because they represent what I grew up with. In a way I suppose you and I are lucky that the 90s spawned a lot of then modern "regular" vehicle kits like dozens of pickup trucks, SUVs, and just regular cars.
  13. av405 added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    You're forgetting the 1st and 2nd generation Ford Raptors that Revell released. But yes, it is sad that in this millennium those have been the only 3 modern pickup truck offerings.  
    As someone born in 1991, I want to see more of the vehicles I grew up with. Basically cars from the 80's to the present day. 
     
  14. av405 added a post in a topic Let's see some police cars   

    Utah Highway Patrol and Border Patrol
     
     
     




  15. av405 added a post in a topic 1977-1978 Dodge Monaco Color Question   

    I think I'll settle for the Dove Grey.
    Thanks fellas.