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1955 Chevy 150 Illinois State Police

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Well, how do you like that...I finished one. Good start to the New Year, even though it took almost all of last year to build it. This kit fought me all the way. Its based on the old tool AMT 55 Chevy kit that is, by no means, an easy build with all the flash and poorly molded parts. The body is a resin 4 door sedan from Resin Realm, it wasn't that easy to work with either, very thick casting in some spots made the fit onto the kit pretty tough. In retrospect, it would have been easier just converting the plastic body. Anyway, once I started building the AMT chassis, I found that my 'factory sealed' kit was missing a bunch of chassis parts. I tried to use parts box stuff for the missing items, but it just didn't fit right. So I acquired an open box Revell-Mono 55 convertible kit and modified that chassis to fit this one. That was a good move, resulting in a much better detailed engine and chassis. The body needed a lot of clean up and a trip into the purple pond due to paint issues. It finally came together with Tamiya white and black out of the can. I used a bunch of the Monogram 55 parts for the trim, including the grill, mirrors, door handles and emblems. The decals are vinyl that were custom made by a friend.

Now that its done, I really feel like I accomplished something. Its my first build in a long time, and now that I have time, I'll be coming up with a few more soon.

Here's a few pics...

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LOOKS GOOD

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Thats awsume, really sharp and clean....

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Very cool. Great model. Clean construction.

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Posted · Report post

That looks pretty cool. Nice job! B)

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:o

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I like that, a lot!

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Posted · Report post

Look's great Cant tell there were any problems at all.

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Totally Awesome! I love the way you handled everything. :)

Edited by rmvw guy

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Posted · Report post

A masterful job by a master modeler.

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Looks great! very interesting subject,inspiring!

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Very nice, Tom!

B)

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Posted · Report post

Nice work. Has a very authentic look.

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You fought the law and the law (oops-YOU) won! Great model, all the more satisfying because of the problems you overcame. Nice job.

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Very well done, I say.

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nice build, looks like it was worth the fight.

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Wow. That looks really sharp.

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Looks Great!

David G.

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Which hub caps did you use?

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really nice..... B)

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Which hub caps did you use?

Thanks for all the nice words.

The hubcaps are resin, came from The Modelhaus.

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NICE job Tom! That body, if you got it from Resin Realm is PROBABLY an old R&R casting! As soon as you said 'Rather THICK castings...." I KNEW what it was! That being said, you've done a GREAT job on this little cruiser! It came out VERY nice, considering what you had to do to get it to look THAT nice! Again, GREAT JOB!!!

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Beautiful old policecar - like it.

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Very VERY nice! Is this a replica of the one that lives out in Chicagoland and famously (or perhaps infamously) got tangled up with a Lexus a few blocks from Reynold's show about 13 years ago when it was still out in Rosemont?

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