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Ok, for those who have expressed concerned about all those cars seen at this old warehouse. I called the cops to investigate what’s going on in this building. However, after a short inspection, it was found that it’s just a bunch of old chaps meeting and babbling about their hobby and models. Crazy, right? A bunch of old folks playing with small cars. Oh well, carry on, nothing to see here, there’s nothing going on here.

… or is there??

The cars are MPC’s dodge Monaco . I don’t know how many re-issues there is out there but it’s basically the same old kit. I don’t know about the most recent one though, all I know is that it has new tires and light bar. For the undercover cars I used the excellent cop wheels and tires from Fireball Modelworks.

As always, thanks for looking and for your inspiration.

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Sweet lookin’ Mopars you got there Mario. You’re correct about the most recent reissue, it has narrower wheels and tires compared to previous releases. I first became acquainted with this body style of Monaco/Fury when I was a kid watching them being used as crash fodder in A-Team reruns on TV. 

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Nice trio, love the diorama too.

A few years ago I built the Gotham City PD version.

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It's kind of a rough kit but builds up well enough in the right hands. It looks like you did a great job with your three!

David G.

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Thank you all for your kind comments. I like to use a background to put the car in context. Right now up here in Montréal, outside shooting is a no no . Come summer I will try to take more outside shots as I like to use real backgrounds and play with camera angles and settings to make it more realistic. In the mean time it will be inside for the time being.

I wish you all a great 2022.

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On 1/5/2022 at 2:09 PM, Smoke Wagon said:

Sweet lookin’ Mopars you got there Mario. You’re correct about the most recent reissue, it has narrower wheels and tires compared to previous releases. I first became acquainted with this body style of Monaco/Fury when I was a kid watching them being used as crash fodder in A-Team reruns on TV. 

LOL, I thought you were going to say that you first became acquainted with these cars in a different manner - mainly the back seat.  :)

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21 hours ago, steveracer said:

LOL, I thought you were going to say that you first became acquainted with these cars in a different manner - mainly the back seat.

Haha. I think a police department would’ve been getting asked some serious questions if they were still rolling Monacos next to their Caprices and Crown Vics. 

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