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  • Location Daytona Beach Fla.
  • Full Name Jay Clement

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  1. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Charlie, there are a couple of co.s making them, but these are custom made decals that I had in my stash.
  2. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Finished the BMF and decals today. Following some minor touch-ups and detail painting, I should be ready to clear it this weekend. 

  3. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Unbelievable work Mike.
  4. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 65 Belvedere Kansas State Patrol, updated 8-25   

    Progressing very nicely Steve.
  5. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Post pics of your fave paint jobs!   

  6. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    Very impressive so far Mike. If I could offer one piece of advice that you may already have, but worth repeating due to the complexity of this build, it is to document everything!! Pictures and text. When I was building my 1/16 GL, I did this.  I documented 55 different changes in 4 catagory's , including scratch built stuff. 140 build photos in all.  I'm quite certain, had I not done this, I would have forgotten some of them by now. Primarily because many of them are done for accuracy and don't necessarily stand out.  Best of luck on this build.
  7. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic Aerosedan progress...... 8/9 body fitted   

    TJ, I built one of these in Mass State Police livery a few years ago. I had similar issues with the front end, but specifically the hood gap, between the trailing edge of the hood and cowl. Seems to just come with the car. I called Galaxy and although they were very thorough in attempting to help me solve the issue, nothing worked.  Just make sure the inside of the hood is not in contact with the radiator. That was an issue for me and it helped by lowering the radiator a tch.
  8. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Basecoat paint is finally complete. A minor touch-up is needed on the passenger side quarter where it meets the trunk, but an easy repair. Next step is to buzz the whole car down, BMF it and add decals, prior to clear coating. I tried a new process for the "Plymouth" scripts on this car. While it was still in primer, I added BMF to the hood and trunk scripts, than, following each coat of paint, took a tamiya q-tip and a dab of lacquer thinner and removed the paint to reveal the chrome letters. I am very pleased with the results. Thank you Brian at Hobby Emporium for showing me this little trick. I hope you are all well and thanks for looking.

  9. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1964 Cadillac 'Superior Coach' Ambulance   

    VERY impressive work so far Mike! So much work involved in producing an accurate piece. Great job documenting the build up. Because, as I have come to realize, a lot of that work will likely go un-noticed on the finished piece by the average observer. I consider that a compliment when someone does not notice all the work put into a piece, because it looks as it should. I'll be following this build.
  10. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Outfitted chassis.  (aside from forgetting to glue the torsion bars down)

  11. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16   

    Tom, the decals will be those that are for the most part, readily available thru most decal sources. The era correct license plates will likely be custom made, as the color and style of the plates changed frequently during this period. Will have to check my stash first though, as I may already have them. Just a couple of quick updates, the basic chassis is shown in its final finish, save for outfitting. I attempted to give it that factory oversprayed look, while also trying to present neat and clean detail. It was sprayed in a gray primer first.  I then fogged in the French Blue along the rocker areas, letting it overspray onto the passenger floor area. I then sprayed semi-gloss black to the front subframe and wheel house areas and flat black to the rear sub-frame areas to simulate under-coating. Some of the semi-gloss black areas where not completely covered underneath, just fogged, as was the undercoating. For an area that is not typically taped off, I used a lot of tape to "guide" the oversprayed areas. The next photo shows the changes to the front spindles to achieve the proper wheel base. The pins were removed and moved forward, necessitating the relocation of the brake caliper to the front of the spindle so they will align properly with the front discs. Lastly, all four rims are complete, with wheel weights and valve stems.  These are the Charger rims with the Fury kits hub caps. At this time the chassis is completely outfitted. Just nit-picking it and doing touch ups.  Photos will be posted soon.  Thanks for looking. 

  12. Rdkingjay added a topic in On The Workbench   

    '68 Plymouth Fury. Mass. State Police UPDATE 8/25/16
    Good morning all,
    I have decided to finally pull this kit out of the closet and give it a try.  It is a re-pop Johan '68 Fury police car, that I will build in Mass. State Police livery. To the best of my knowledge, we never had these in our fleet as marked cruisers, but as far as unmarked ones go, who knows, our fleet was all over the map during this period.  I will be mating the chassis, suspension and drive train from the Revell '68 Special Edition Charger to the Fury. As most of you know, the Furys chassis has molded in suspension and exhaust components, lacking detail and making detail painting a real bear. The first mod came to the Fury's interior bucket, which had to be cut to fit the charger chassis. The fortunate part is that the cut-outs are hidden by the back seat and they are also hidden, once installed on the chassis. Secondly, due to the fury not having the typical "boxy" engine compartment, I had to remove and greatly modify the Furys wheel houses from the Fury chassis and mate them to the Charger chassis, after closing up the top of the Charger chassis' front sub-frame rails. The Charger chassis also fell short of the fury body in the trunk floor area, so that was rectified with sheet plastic and styrene strips. Lastly, the Chargers rocker panels will be widened to better meet the Fury's body.  
    Its a fair amount of work and I'm not sure if using the '64 330 chassis again would have been the better choice, but I like the continuity of everything being 1968 this time.  More to follow and thanks for looking.

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  13. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1968 dodge charger straight axle gasser with flipfront   

    Outstanding Richard, simply outstanding!!  Nice save.
  14. Rdkingjay added a post in a topic 1970 ELDORADO by Cadillac (JO-HAN)   

    Beautiful paint job!