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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:32 PM

i tried the masking on a VRC-150 a few years back with mixed results. this time i painted the back of the vision blocks tamiya acrylic clear green.  then painted the front frame while still on the sprue. any paint that gets on the window can be removed witrh a toothpick and some alcohol. because of the paint on the hull and the inside of the vision blocks they fit well with some glue. i touched up the frames after installing. on to decaling.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 5:30 PM

Thanks for the info, Wayne. YesToast

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"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 waynec on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12:09 PM

here's another trick on building these. don't put the turret or side hatches on until the very end. i decaled it and thay went well except i forgot to paint gloss where iwes going to decal so they didn't want to slide around a lot. tore one a tad and touched it up with paint.

as i knew i wanted to weather a bit on the bottom and under the fenders, i left the fiddly stuff off the top (mirrors headlights) and the tires. i was able to move it around by using the hatch holes and turret hole. after dusting i put the already weathered wheels on (which fit tight for a change from my usually experience with wheels) and flipped it over. will put everything on the top EXCEPT MIRRORS) touch up and weather.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:43 PM
M-706 is finished. some small boggers with the airbrushing that i missed until it was too late to fix. learned a few new tricks and, as i have 30+ warwheels in the stash, they will be useful in future builds. i also have 2 more of these, one w/20mm and one w/90mm. painted with MMA and weathered with just powders, no washes.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:44 PM

have we got a badge yet?

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:05 PM

waynec
have we got a badge yet?

Badges? We don't need no stinking badges.

Wayne, it's on page 1, along with your entry.

And that's a great looking M706! Bow Down  Thanks for the tips, too. Toast

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 Tuesday, May 7, 2013 8:54 PM

Impala 59
I'm in with the Johan Police car.  I think it's a 1968 Plymouth Fury.  I'll post some pics as soon as I get some taken.  Thanks Greg.  Cowboy  Dan

Dan: you've been added to the list.  I'll have the WVSP decals for you Friday.

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 Impala 59 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:16 PM

Thanks Greg.  I'll post some pics later of the kit before I start on it.  I'm lookin forward to this build.  Thanks fer inviting me.  Cowboy  Dan

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Posted by Impala 59 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 5:24 PM

348's&409's forever, plus Ford flat heads

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:10 PM

Impala 59
I'm trying to find some pics on the net of the W VA cars for 1968 and I'm not having any luck so far.  Any help would be appreciated. 

try these:  http://policecarwebsite.net/main.html (only saw back to 1987)

http://public.fotki.com/copcardotcom/

http://www.copcar.com/

Greg H

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 9:08 AM

 Here's the start of Lindberg's Chevy Impala. I'm building it as an `04 car in COTA Transit Police markings - it's a "what if" as the Central Ohio Transit Authority uses Columbus (Ohio) PD special duty officers in an unmarked plain-jane white cruiser.

I removed the boring useless molded in console and grafted on the radio console from the Lindberg Dodge Caravan kit - that was a real pain in the.....

Floor pan with console removed, arrowstik, replacement console

Dashboard and front seats - dasg & interior painted Tamiya German grey, seats painted MM fabric grey Door panels and prisoner barrier

I finally installed the radio console, the lhs doors and the driver's seat... the yellow blob is the yet to be painted radio mic

hope you like & comments encouraged Whistling

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Posted by Impala 59 on Thursday, May 9, 2013 11:25 AM

Looks great so far Greg.  Nice job on the interior.  Yes  Cowboy  Dan

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, May 10, 2013 7:23 AM

Impala 59
Looks great so far Greg.  Nice job on the interior.  Yes  Cowboy  Dan

Thanks, Dan! Embarrassed

Here's the almost completed interior:

facing front

facing rear

comm console

I need to paint the mic and touch up a few spots on the dash and the floor Bang Head

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"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 MikeyBugs95 on Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:33 AM

Nice interior work. How'd you make the handheld mic?

I have some pictures. Smile

I'm almost finished with the model. I'm probably going to add some trim to the windows if possible, then I'm going to attach the spotlights, and finally I'm going to try to get some Nassau County Police custom decals and apply them.

 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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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, May 11, 2013 12:49 AM

MikeyBugs95
Nice interior work. How'd you make the handheld mic?

Thanks, Mikey. yours is coming along nicely.

I made the radio mic from a part on the Revell Chevy Caprice radio stack. I still need to add the PTT button and then paint the whole thing. Sad

 

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 Impala 59 on Friday, May 24, 2013 11:03 AM

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Posted by pyrman64 on Friday, May 24, 2013 4:45 PM

Looks great, Dan....love that undercarriage weathering. Toast

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Posted by Impala 59 on Friday, May 24, 2013 11:05 PM

Thanks Greg.  I have to touch up the front part of the exhaust and then that will be done.  Dan

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, May 26, 2013 12:33 AM

I managed to get some work done on my Impala....

the grille and headlight assembly

the installed taillights

work continues....comments welcome.

Greg H

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, May 30, 2013 8:41 AM

Well, I'm calling this one complete...finally!  I still have a few decals (license plate, roof/car munbers) to add.  So here it is...warts and all. Huh?

The completed interior with radar unit and PR-24   

the front end showing grill and pushbar - I added 1/2-round (.080) to simulate the rubber pads

the lightbar....it came from the Lindberg Charger kit

 

the completed Impala....left side

the rear right hand side

The COTA emblem decal is home-made and the other police decals are from Chimneyville's generic blue police sheet.

Hope you all like and as always...comments welcome and encouraged.

 

p.s. thisis my second completed model for this year!

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 Impala 59 on Saturday, June 8, 2013 6:04 PM

Nice Greg.  Looks great.  I really like how you did the head lights and tail lights.  They look real.

I got the Black and White painted on the 68 Plymouth.  I got the White painted last Thursday morning and the Black this afternoon.  I'll let it dry a few days and then polish it to get rid of the small amount of dust that settled on it after painting.  Bummer.  I like building this car.  This is the first Cop car that I've ever built.  I'll post some pics up later when I take them. 

Dan

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, June 8, 2013 8:06 PM

Thanks, Dan, I appreciate the kind words.  I'm looking forward to seeing the Plymouth.

Greg H

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Posted by Impala 59 on Monday, June 10, 2013 8:45 PM

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Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, June 10, 2013 8:59 PM

Dan: the Fury's looking great!  Looking forward to seeing it in person. Toast

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Posted by Impala 59 on Monday, June 10, 2013 9:09 PM

Thanks Greg.  I'll bring it to the store Friday night.  Dan

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Posted by Impala 59 on Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:32 PM

It's mostly finished.  All I have to do is add some dust or dirt to it to make it look like it just came off duty before it's cleaned up.  I should have some pics up tonight.  Dan

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Posted by Impala 59 on Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:51 PM

Got-er-done.  She is finished.  I'm happy how this turned out.  It's not perfect, but Ok in my book.  Here are some pics fer ya.  I hope ya enjoy them.  I had a lot of fun building this and thanks Greg fer lettin me participate in this build.

I'll post some more.  I'm not sure how many pics I can post at one time.  Dan

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Posted by Impala 59 on Sunday, June 16, 2013 7:55 PM

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, June 16, 2013 8:48 PM

note for page 1. i was going to build either M-706 or M-1119. what is pictured is the M-706.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 1:25 PM

working on the M-1117. will do an optional 2 tone or 3 tone desert camo pattern. also the BRDM-2 is primed and will be a syrian police vehicle. this one will be trying a new silly putty camo technique. will post pics later.

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