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I bought this old MPC snap-together police patrol car kit from a shop that usually only sells old diecasts and action figures. Although it was still sealed the glazing was missing so a roof chop seemed to be the way forward (although I would have chopped it anyway...). I started it some time ago but had to pack all my models and modeling stuff away as we had the house re-wired. 

For simplicity I did a pillarless chop, lowered it, shaved the trim and door handles, frenched lights and aerials and fitted '48 Ford bumpers from the spares box. The Appletons, Moon discs and lakes pipes came with kit, but I stripped the chrome from the latter two. The paint is some generic metallic blue car touch up rattle can I picked up from a autojumble (swapmeet), over a silver base. It's a bit rough and ready but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.








Edited by Mattblack

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Looks like a fun build. 

The colour is nice. I've never seen any of these old MPC kits built up.

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Good looking Merc Barry, great color choice.  I will becoming to your city next year twice.  Where do you buy models in Leicester?


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