Rdkingjay

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  • Location Daytona Beach Fla.
  • Full Name Jay Clement

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  1. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1970 ELDORADO by Cadillac (JO-HAN)   

    Beautiful paint job!
  2. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Massachusetts State Police '60 Plymouth Wagon   

    Thank you all for your comments  This was a long build (almost two years) that I was very happy to complete. 
  3. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic "The Car"   

    Yes Lance, i believe your right, satin black or at least filthy enough from all the dust and dirt roads to appear satin.  There was one scene however, when the town Sheriff found the car in his garage and it appeared to be very shiny. This was also the scene when the mysterious red glow can be seen in the interior.
  4. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic "The Car"   

    Agreed! I have not been able to solve that one yet though...
     
  5. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Massachusetts State Police '60 Plymouth Wagon   

    The before shots.




  6. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Massachusetts State Police '60 Plymouth Wagon   

    More pics.





  7. Rdkingjay added a topic in Under Glass   

    Massachusetts State Police '60 Plymouth Wagon
    This started out as the Johan Plymouth Police wagon. I bought as a built kit. with the intention of restoring it to its present form.  Now, for those of you, not in the know, from the time the Mass Turnpike opened in 1955 until sometime around 1968, the Troopers patrolled  in Kelly Green and white Chrysler wagons, that also doubled as ambulances. Clearly, this is not a Chrysler. But my objective was to take a glue bomb in dire need of restoration and make something of it.  The chassis, suspension, entire drive train and engine compartment were all sourced from the '64 Dodge 330 kit.  I disguised the 383 to resemble the 361/395 HP Golden Commando.  The interior tub from the Johan kit was greatly modified. I removed the flat floor and transplanted the floor from the 330 kit, to get the transmission tunnel/hump. I also removed the third row, rear facing seat and "folded" down the rear seat for clearance for the gurney.  I was able to save the original radio equipment, just detail it a bit. The rest of the emergency equipment came from the AMT rescue van, but some of the equipment appeared to be out of scale, so I had to modify them a bit, Most notably, the fire extinguisher. The wheels/tires, new front and rear bumpers, glass, rear view mirrors and tail lights all came from Modelhaus. PE'ed parts include the hood letters, window cranks and battery clamps. This was a difficult build, primarily because ref pics were very hard to find and all were B/W. I would like to recognize the following people for the their assistance in helping me give this car a new lease on life. When I post the "before" pics, you'll understand what that means. They are Tom Sheehy, Dan Danahy, Hervey Cote, Dave Mackay, Bob Bricker and from our MSP Museum and Learning Center Tom McNulty and Mike Slepetz. 






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  8. Rdkingjay added a topic in Diecast and Resincast Models   

    "The Car"
    Grabbed this from ebay a couple of years ago and while the rarity of these things has jacked the price, I was very disappointed in the final finish of the model. It came with its original box and base, but I wanted to display it,  so I completely disassembled it, sanded, then re-cleared it. I followed that up by a three stage polish process. While the car was in pieces, I decided to light the headlights and give the interior a red glow that one of the real movie cars had in a scene of the original movie. Which coincidentally, is also one of the few scenes in the movie, that the car has a very clean glossy finish. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas.





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  9. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic "Not another General Lee?! **11/24/15 ENOS STRATE AUTOGRAPH**   

    Another autograph, from none other than Deputy Enos Strate!  He made an appearance at the Hazzard Hoedown at the Cabbage Patch in Port Orange this past weekend. Unfortunately, I was not able to be present, so a trusted friend took my general to the event. Sonny was very talkative and personable and while I'm thrilled to have gotten another cast member autograph, I'm pissed that i couldn't be there in person. Just Like Catherine Bach, he was very careful with the car, as you all can see.  Now I know some of you are cringing at the thought of black Sharpies being dragged across my paint job, however, I could not be happier and I will continue to show this car as model shows come up. Take care and thanks for looking. 
  10. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Ponch's Firebird from "CHiPs"   

    LOVED that car and series. Great job on your model.
  11. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic "Not another General Lee?! **11/24/15 ENOS STRATE AUTOGRAPH**   

    Also posted in my build thread in Big Boyz,

    Got it autographed by Catherine Bach aka Daisy Duke, who made an appearance at the spring Turkey Rod Run here in Daytona Beach today. She was very gracious and down to earth and was more then happy to use care in signing the hood of my car. The staff that assisted her were all over my car, asking questions and taking pictures of it. Many comments were made by them, as they were familiar with the particular model and what needed to be done to correct it into a more accurate looking GL. It was a thrilling day for me to say the least. Thank you all again for your comments. take care and thanks for looking.








  12. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1/16th Dukes Charger * 3/28/15* Update, **DAISY DUKE AUTOGRAPH**   

    Almost Mike, I'd like to get the rest of the cast someday. But I'm happy to have hers. 70's teen boys had Farrah, 80's teen boys like me had Daisy!
  13. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1/16th Dukes Charger * 3/28/15* Update, **DAISY DUKE AUTOGRAPH**   

    Got it autographed by Catherine Bach aka Daisy Duke, who made an appearance at the spring Turkey Rod Run here in Daytona Beach today. She was very gracious and down to earth and was more then happy to use care in signing the hood of my car. The staff that assisted her were all over my car, asking questions and taking pictures of it. Many comments were made by them, as they were familiar with the particular model and what needed to be done to correct it into a more accurate looking GL. It was a thrilling day for me to say the least. Thank you all again for your comments. take care and thanks for looking.








  14. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1/16th Dukes Charger * 3/28/15* Update, **DAISY DUKE AUTOGRAPH**   

    Thanks terry , I appreciate that and also to all of you that followed this build and commented, thank you.
  15. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1/16 scale Charger into Petty Road Runner completed 1/10   

    Looks fantastic Jim!!