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Deputy Sheriff Impala

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O.K., so I went way off the reservation on this one. I have never built a police car before, since I mainly do drag, Nascar and Mopar subjects, but this one sparked my interest after being able to find decals of a local law enforcement agency car.

The decals came from the following site. http://www.policediecastdecals.com/

They have numerous decals to offer for so many agencies (especially Florida) and their decals work very well.

My subject matter was a Revell, Easy Kit modern Chevy Impala police kit done up in Volusia County Sheriff's markings, which is the county that I live in. The kit was relatively simple, as it is merely a curbside kit, but nicely detailed nonetheless.

I replaced the kit supplied light bar with one from a diecast. I used transparent paints to paint the inside of the lights to get the red and blue colors. I added the antennas and detail painted the interior to match the real interior colors of Volusia Counties cars. I added a police radio with wired mic. along with wiring the laptop computer. I also added a bit of detail to the dash mounted camera and placed a set of photo etch sunglasses on the dash. I used the markings for the K-9 unit so naturally I had to add a dog to the back seat.

I used Black Chrome Bare Metal foil for the side windows.

One glaring mistake that I made was missing the mold line on the front bumper. It's too late to fix that now so what I have planned is to sand it down like the front end of the car has made contact with something and then to be consistent I will add subtle weathering to the rest of the exterior.

This build took less than a week to do and it was a nice break from all of the other projects that I have going on currently.

Every time I see Gregg at a show he picks at me about going outside my comfort zone every now and then. Well, here you go Gregg. I don't think it gets too far away from my norm than this.

Now, after doing this build, I'm really looking forward to the new Lindberg Dodge Charger police cars so I can build some more. Who knows, one day I may even have an entire shelf of nothing but police cars.

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NICE job, Wayne.

Welcome to the "bright" side! You know how it goes ... build one copcar and from then on, all you are is a copcar builder! LOL.

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Very nice! I also agree for a quick build (to me a week is fast!) it came out great! The K9 in the back is a great touch. It's always the li'l extra touches that brings a build to life. Great work and keep 'em comin'! :huh:

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:lol:

It looks very nice indeed Wayne!

I build the very same one as a local car here.

still waiting to apply the decals, ack!) ;)

Got several of the '92 Taurus Police Units to build up as My Tactical Unit cars.

Finished one some time ago, need a windscreen to finish up the rest.

Sure is a change of pace. :D

Thank You for sharing

Later

Russ

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This is really phenomenal, love how nice and clean it is!!

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Very nice work. The sunglasses on the dash are a nice touch.

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Nice! The interior detailing is fantastic... and I love the puppy in back! :lol:

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Nice looking PC but any dogs that I have had anything to do with would have made short work of the back seat! :lol:

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Great job ~ The dog adds a nice touch :) There's a lot of little details I missed the first two times I viewed this one, I keep finding more!

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