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I've been seeing more emergency vehicles on here as of late. Thought it might be a good time to start a build thread.

Very basic rules:

1: It can be any type of emergency vehicle (Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance) from any department - real or imagined

2: Any year will be acceptable

3: We need to see some in progress pics

4: Let's keep it to buildable kits (no prebuilt die-cast that have been detailed out - although I have seen some really neat jobs done...)

5: Let's give it a 6 month window - say June 1 for completion

6: Lastly, keep the comments productive. If you see a modern vehicle with ancient equipment, keep in mind that is what the builder wants.

Let's see what you guys have got!!!

Murph

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I've been seeing more emergency vehicles on here as of late. Thought it might be a good time to start a build thread.

Very basic rules:

1: It can be any type of emergency vehicle (Police, Fire, Rescue, Ambulance) from any department - real or imagined

2: Any year will be acceptable

3: We need to see some in progress pics

4: Let's keep it to buildable kits (no prebuilt die-cast that have been detailed out - although I have seen some really neat jobs done...)

5: Let's give it a 6 month window - say June 1 for completion

6: Lastly, keep the comments productive. If you see a modern vehicle with ancient equipment, keep in mind that is what the builder wants.

Let's see what you guys have got!!!

Murph

Chris can I drop a Old School Wrecker in here.

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I didn't even think of tow services... Bring it on!

You Got it Chris, I'll dig it out and some sheet styrene and other mixed styrene and start playing. :blink:

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Just some ideas to stoke the creativity....

ramrescue-vi.jpg

50tow-vi.jpg

57rescue-vi.jpg

CDJeep-vi.jpg

69galaxie-vi.jpg

93caprice2-vi.jpg

For more ideas, you might look here....

firebook-vi.jpg

Terry

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Terry is a natural for this. Also, a shame we can't get Charles Rowley to post here (he doesn't, does he?)

I have had an idea brewing for a cop car lately, it would kind of poke fun at a local "low budget" town :lol::lol:

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Nice builds guys!

Here is what I'm starting on:

Louisiana_State_Trooper_cruiser.jpg

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In blizzard conditions here in Omaha, so I should have some time to get it worked on.

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I have a Tn State Trooper car that I just recently started that I could add to this build. Also have a Detective car from a TV show that is half way finished and a scratch built emergency truck that is half way started too. LOL, sounds like I am getting good at half way building models lately ... lol.

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Quickie update on the Crown Vic:

Painted up the chassis with several different types of metalizers. Add a parking brake cable and move on.

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Very interesting project!! I didn`t know that there is an model made of an new Crown Victoria. Cool! Cool! :DB)

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Very interesting project!! I didn`t know that there is an model made of an new Crown Victoria. Cool! Cool! :):D

It was put out in 1999. I scored it off evilBay for a pitance. Only problem was no decals. The Jetstream lightbar was used on my 240-Robert build as it is closer to the AeroDynic size. The Edge was used on a replica of my Indialantic, Florida 1:1.

I'm swiping the strobe bar out of the new Dodge Charger police kit for this one.

It has really turned out to be a good kit. We'll see if I have the same attitude when I start assembly! :)

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Nice builds guys!

Here is what I'm starting on:

Louisiana_State_Trooper_cruiser.jpg

In blizzard conditions here in Omaha, so I should have some time to get it worked on.

HA HA HA HA! First thing I thought of when I saw that picture, J.W. Pepper from James Bond "Live and Let Die". I think "J.W.-ah" was also in "The Man With The Golden Gun". Anytime I see that part with him in it, I just bust out laughing.

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HA HA HA HA! First thing I thought of when I saw that picture, J.W. Pepper from James Bond "Live and Let Die". I think "J.W.-ah" was also in "The Man With The Golden Gun". Anytime I see that part with him in it, I just bust out laughing.

Let me test my memory....that was the not-too-bright, slightly crooked Louisiana sheriff that Bond had to deal with, yes?

Charlie Larkin

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Let me test my memory....that was the not-too-bright, slightly crooked Louisiana sheriff that Bond had to deal with, yes?

Charlie Larkin

You got him! I love it when he catches up with Rodger Moore, he walks up to him and says "What are you, some kind of doomsday machine?"

They used a TON of '73 Impalas and Caprices (a few '72s in the backround) in the movie, along with some pimp Cadillacs, and Glasstron boats.

A great diorama could be made if you had a few '72s and '73s Impalas, also the '70 Ford Galaxie. Few parked by a bridge trying to stop James Bond and "Kanaga's" bad guy in the boat.

Sorry to highjack your thread ML.

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You got him! I love it when he catches up with Rodger Moore, he walks up to him and says "What are you, some kind of doomsday machine?"

They used a TON of '73 Impalas and Caprices (a few '72s in the backround) in the movie, along with some pimp Cadillacs, and Glasstron boats.

A great diorama could be made if you had a few '72s and '73s Impalas, also the '70 Ford Galaxie. Few parked by a bridge trying to stop James Bond and "Kanaga's" bad guy in the boat.

Sorry to highjack your thread ML.

Cool.

This wasn't a hijack...it's a great idea for a build that fits right in with the theme!

Charlie Larkin

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Cool.

This wasn't a hijack...it's a great idea for a build that fits right in with the theme!

Charlie Larkin

Works for me!

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JW was in the Man With The Golden Gun - Rode along with Bond in the Hornet roll!

I've got a number of ideas for Emergency vehicles, and would love to have a new plastic Ford Police Interceptor kit! I'm wanting a couple of Police Chargers too.

Here's one I've built, a Phantom Concorde High Speed Pursuit Vehicle:

PoliceConcord01.jpg

PoliceConcord02.jpg

PoliceConcord03.jpg

I've got to also get a few pictures of an RCMP Camaro I did a couple of years ago, based on one that a friend photographed in British Columbia.

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Here's another one for inspiration, but more in the "what if" category...

supertrooper-vi.jpg

I did one of those, too. We called it the "Super Trooper."

Terry

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Two questions, Agent G.

1. What's the black and green '49 Ford? I almost said New York, but they were black/green/white.

2. The police package Impalas....do those run the V8 in them or one of the sixes?

Great builds, by the way.

Charlie Larkin

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Thank You!

The olive/black '49 is the Maryland State Police. They had these colors for years, then went to tan. In '96? they went back to olive/black.

The '00-'05 Impala's had a 3.8 V6. The '06 in that shot had the Pontiac inspired 3.9 V6. Chevrolet always promised they would shoehorn a V8 into that car. In a way I'm glad they never did. That '00-'05 was an evil handling car. I didn't drive that '06 much. That photo was taken on the day of my last roll call before retirement. It was only about four weeks old then.

G

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Opinion wanted. The glass in my Crown Vic is one solid piece. You think I should cut out the front door glass so you can see the radio equip. better or just leave it be?

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What ever makes you happy!

Seriously, to me part of an emergency vehicle build is depicting all the equipment inside and out. It'd be a shame to keep it under wraps.

G

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That's kind of how I felt too. While you could still see through the glass, it would be a lot easier to see the detail without the front door glass in it. And I plan on doing it as correctly as possible, so there's a lot to see.

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