1957 Ford Custom Wyoming Highway Patrol

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Fresh off the bench...

Revell's 57 Ford Custom 2 door sedan built as a replica of a period Wyoming Highway Patrol vehicle. The rather unique paint scheme was used by WHP in the 50s. Paint is duplicated by Tamiya black and white from the can. Decals are an old set of Pursuit Plastics. The spotlights are period correct, I found many 57s online that had this strangely shaped light head. The roof beacon is actually a LED with a little BMF around the base, the underhood siren is a resin piece from the parts box. All else is box stock, right from the kit. I can't say enough about this kit, it is a really well done. It goes together very well and is highly detailed right from the box. The upcoming police version will have some nice extras, so for anyone who builds police cars, this kit is a must have.

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very nice, excellent

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First class! I bet I'm not the only one to see your model and think, wow, gotta get one of these.

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Nice work Tom !!! I don't think I've seen that style beacon before. Looks like a strobe lamp. Where are the spot lights sourced from ?

Steve

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Very nice!

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Nice work Tom !!! I don't think I've seen that style beacon before. Looks like a strobe lamp. Where are the spot lights sourced from ?

Steve

Thanks Steve...the spotlights were in my parts box. I think they came from an early 60s AMT kit with custom options. That style roof light was pretty common in the 50s. Its nothing more that a blinking light, it was made by a few different companies, and known as a "beehive" light. It had a fresnal style lens, and until I find something more appropiate, the LED bulb will do for now. Here's where I sourced its use from, off a 53 WHP Chevy...and the link is to an actual WHP 57 Ford.

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Looks great!

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Great looking old police car. You really did it justice.

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l always enjoy seeing these old police car builds. paint finish is excellent. outstanding build...

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Wow, beautiful. The real cars probably never looked that good. Fantastic work.

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Nice work Tom B)

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Super nice build ! I really like that paint scheme .

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Great build, love it!

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Excellent build!

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Looks sharp.

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That is cool! Great conversion to a police car. Good work!

Sam

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Beautifully done.

Charlie Larkin

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Most excellent,Tom!

B)

Are those spotlights representations of the old Unity Mirror Spotlights?

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I think there were spotlights like these in the old Hubley 1/24 kits. Sound right?

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Very nice work, looks great

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Love the paint scheme! Can't wait to dive into this kit!

Great job!

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Beautiful build and great looking police car. Now I must buy this new kit by Revell!!!

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That is really nice!

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A real nice clean build - looks great.

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Looks great love it.

did you have problems with the dog dish decals too. I think the should of had a slit in them so they sit right.

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outstanding

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