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Hello folks, I've been a member here a while but hardly ever post. I am a LEO in the south (La.) of many years but my main modeling interest has been mostly police cars most of my life.. Back in the late 90's I was the one who did the master for the 1978 Ford LTD that All American Models released, just before they went out. Since then I have done a few others, one is the above 98-91 CV, another is the 1977 Pontiac LeMans Enforcer, or for those that may not know, the Buford T. Justice Sheriff Car. I have a few others in the pipeline, one being another release of the 78 LTD, a 75-76 Custom 500, and the various incarnations of the box panther 79-87 Ford LTD-S and Crown Vics. My intention has always been to fill the holes in my collection that the 4dr police model world has never been addressed by the styrene kit builders. I am getting closer to my own retirement and to that end I hope to be able to spend more time on this particular hobby/subjects. Now, while I do fairly well with masters, I am lousy at making molds and copies, but I may have found a reliable safe source for that part. I want a couple more copies of each of my builds for myself, and I also thought I would try to gauge any interest that may exist in other police or civilian modelers for a copy here as well before I attempt to go forward with the replicas. Each kit would consist of some 10-15 parts and has been engineered mostly to assemble much like a promo or curbside model of old. Hopefully the four screw method for ease of assembly and to cut down on superglues. So that's it. Please have a look at the pics I have submitted. (the pics were taken some time go when nearing completion but the final refinements had not been done. Those have been done but I need fresher pics) Any feedback would be appreciated, and if anyone knows of any other mostly police modelers forums I would greatly appreciate the heads up on that so that I may check there as well. Thanks!
I just finished this Lindberg snapper. I needed to complete a build to get my creative juices flowing again, so here it is. There are actually a few 1:1 cars in my area that look like this. The paint is Spaz Stix color-shifting lacquer, over Alclad primer. It's hard to see from the pics, but it shifts from blue to brown to purple. I was in a hurry and sprayed the Alclad on a humid day, and now am getting a little blush through the top coat. It was built for fun anyways, not a contest build. The wheels and brake rotors are from a Charger SRT kit, with homemade axle tubes made from 1/4" aluminum tubes. The wheels actually rotate inside the tubes. The kit glass is horrible. The black areas are oversized and make it look like an armored car. The quarter window clear area was so small that I ended up painting the entire quarter window black. If I had to do it over, I'd make my own windows. Otherwise, the kit went together pretty nicely.