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THIN BLUE LINE GROUP BUILD **CLOSED**

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THIN BLUE LINE GROUP BUILD **CLOSED**
Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, March 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Greetings,

I just thought I'd thow this out there to see if anyone would be interested in a law enforcement vehicle group build?

The proposed qualifiers:

  • Any era, any scale
  • Any level of law enforcement (local/City, County, State, Federal)
  • Any country
  • Private or public security service allowed
  • Any type of vehicle (patrol cars, armored vehicles, watercraft, aircraft)
  • Military Police, Shore Patrol, Air Police, Security Police vehicles
  • TV/Movie vehicles included
  • WIP pictures (interior & exterior) required

Build time: 1 April - 30 September 2013  CLOSED

The TBL 2013 Badge (for those who finish the GB only)

 

Participants:

  • Pyrman - 2004 Chevy Impala COTA Transit Police
  • waynec - M706
  • Blueline - TBD
  • gunner_chris - TBD
  • MikeyBugs95 - Ford Crown Victoria
  • Impala59 - 1968 Plymouth Fury

 

 

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by Blueline on Friday, March 8, 2013 9:37 AM

I like the idea

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Posted by gunner_chris on Friday, March 8, 2013 3:21 PM

I like the idea too - ill see what I can come up with

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Posted by gunner_chris on Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:24 AM

I guess not much interest in this?

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Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, March 25, 2013 9:31 PM

*UPDATED 3/25/13: now includes MP, AP, SP military vehicles

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, April 7, 2013 3:46 AM

Well, I got started on my 95 Chevy Blazer.  It's a gift for a friend of mine who was a security chief for the large property developer, he was with the residential communities division.  Here's a few pics.....

the seats and console (interior is primer grey)

the interior floor pan and side walls

 the chassis under construction, on the sprue- the flash was quite noticeable on some sprues

the chrome wheels, after dull coating

the incomplete V6 Vortec engine - I should of used Humbrol metal cote flat aluminum on the tranny

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by sub revolution on Sunday, April 7, 2013 5:02 AM

Well, I don't have anything that fits the bill, but I do want to follow this. It's a very interesting idea!

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Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:03 PM

I'd be interested... First I have to buy a car... But I already have one picked out. I figured I'd like to do this because I do plan on becoming an officer with the NCPD, which I want to model the kit after. But none-the-less... I'd be interested...

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 5:56 PM

Mikey... welcome aboard!  What cruiser you gonna pick up?

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 6:30 PM

I bought a Lindberg Ford Crown Vic. I had to buy it on Ebay because it was basically all I could afford with some left over on my WalMart debit card. Bought it for $5.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Now I have to get a new lighting bar, new decals, and some interior stuffs. First the kit has to arrive...


Incredibly, the kit should arrive around April 12-13... as it turns out, I'm going to be getting quite a few deliveries on those dates: a knife I ordered will arrive around then and a holster that I might've ordered a second time might arrive then as well.

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 8:31 PM

Mikey: FYI - the kit lightbar may be pre-colored, if so, don't worry - the pre-coloring can be removed by soaking in 90% denatured alcohol overnight.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 9:45 PM

I know. I've found clear bars that I'm going to get. But I can't get them right now because A) I haven't even gotten the kit yet, and B) I need to put more money on my debit card. I basically have the build planned out in my head right now.

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 11:30 AM

ok late in posting but, since MPs are included i have an M-706 or an M-1117 4x4 that would fit the bill. a tad concerned about the sept deadline given Nationals are up trhe road this year.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 8:44 PM

Wayne: Welcome to the build! The deadline could be extended if there's more interest.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:17 AM

Well, I've suffered a set back of sorts.  Seems Testors has discontinued the "Primer Grey" in their Auto Lacquer line.....  I hadn't finished painting the all interior components of my Blazer, not to find an alternative shade of grey.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Sunday, April 14, 2013 12:26 AM

Maybe try light gull grey by model master?

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, April 14, 2013 4:54 AM

I prefer acrylics & lacquers - so I went with MM/ACRYL gunship grey.  It's just slightly darker than the primer grey, but it has a semi-gloss vinyl look when dry and it adds a nice two-tone to the interior.

thanks for the suggestion, Mikey.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Sunday, April 14, 2013 8:53 AM

No problem. I like the enamels... Just because I've always used them and they're pretty inexpensive...

Update: I've only looked at the kit.. I'm pretty disgusted with it and Lindberg... It's one of those easy-assemble kits... with a pre-painted body and screw together attachments... It doesnt even come with an engine.... Need list to say, I'm pretty upset that I spent $11  just to buy this thing...

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:54 AM

i'm sure you know this but others may not. i read a post complaining about a primer that didn't work. turns out it was a primer COLOR but not an actual primer.

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, April 14, 2013 11:57 AM

30SEP shouldn't be a problem. both are cadillac gage 4x4s though the guardian has a lot of additional armor stuff on it. single color unless i find the 706 with another nation. already built one of these variants so i know what to watch out for. and it will be after nationals when i may need an easy lbuild to regain my sanity, if that is possible.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, April 15, 2013 5:36 PM

Mikey: you got that kit cheap!  It's actually the only Crown Vic on the market and usually looks great, once completed, considering it's a "curbside" kit.  There's no real issues when building it and it has a great interior, even though the prisoner cage is a bit thick.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Monday, April 15, 2013 6:04 PM

Yeah. It does look nice... And I know that its the only one on the market. I contacted Hasegawa about it, suggested a new product, and I also contacted Revell about a new product as well.

Do you know if a '64 Dodge 330 Super Stock was ever used as a police car?

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, April 15, 2013 8:01 PM

MikeyBugs95
Do you know if a '64 Dodge 330 Super Stock was ever used as a police car?

Here's a list of Chrysler vehicles used for law enforcement:

 

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Monday, April 15, 2013 9:13 PM
Hm... I guess not... Oh we'll. If I have time after some of my other near-complete builds are done (I still have about 5-8 kits that are WIPs or aren't even started), I'll do that as a police car. So that's up in the air

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

  • Member since
    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:15 AM

The build continues.....detail painting the dash and instrument cluster.

 

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    March 2013
Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Sunday, April 21, 2013 10:12 AM

I uh... Brushed the dash, radio console, telephone, and handheld radios of my Ford Crown Vic... And I put the seats together.. That's as far as I got.

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Friday, April 26, 2013 11:18 AM
weather warmed up so i got 3 kits primed yesterday. here is the cadillac-gage M-706 MP vehicle. wish it had a good interior given all the hatches. normally i would have put almost everything together except the fiddly stuff (mirrors especially) but i have a new airbrush and want to play with colors and filters. i think i will add a little red brown to the OD for the suspension and add a little yellow or dirty white to the OD for all the hatches. vision blocks are clear including frame so will hand paint the frame and use clear green for the glass. may even A/B the clear. not sure if i am using MMA or polyscale OD. jerry can on back will be a darker green with a red or yellow top indicating oil. probably light weathering, mostly dust and road dirt, not a lot of mud.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, April 26, 2013 6:06 PM

Wayne: The armored car's looking good!

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

  • Member since
    April 2006
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:38 PM

thank you. plan to have it done for club contest on wed. to date painted, tools added and clear vision blocks painted and trimmed and installed. thinnks i will decal before putting the side hatches on. couple of goofs with the airbrushing but bot bad. headlishts and everything but mirrors will be put on before weathering. mirrors are last. tools are medium green anas is the fuel can with the red top.just to add some color.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:20 PM

Wayne: looks great.  Did you paint it before or after you installed the vision blocks?  

I have one built but I 'm stuck at the vision blocks - not sure if I should install/mask vision blacks or paint separate and install post-vehicle painting.  Mine will be marked as a civilian PD SWAT vehicle.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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