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THIN BLUE LINE GROUP BUILD **CLOSED**

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    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Monday, July 15, 2013 9:11 PM

I picked up Revell's new FORD EXPEDITION POLICE SSV kit last night. Here's a quick run down on what's in the kit:

  • same kit from 1997, with different chrome wheels
  • new chrome grill w/molded in grill lights Sad
  • lightbar is from the 2004 Chevy Impala cruiser kit Sad
  • new sprue containing: 2 gear bags, 2 prisoner partitions, pushbar w/siren speaker(?), (mediocre) laptop, and camera (or radar?)
  • smoked rear windows and clear windshield
  • sprues molded in black

I will be building this as a Columbus PD what if black & white unit - CPD units are in white only.

 

Here are the sprues

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 Monday, July 15, 2013 9:14 PM

I managed to get the interior started over the weekend:

interior was basecoated with Tamiya Field Blue and then hit with ACRYL gloss coat

afterwards, the floor was painted with PS Grimy black w/Semi-gloos cargo tie downs

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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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:17 PM

I'm still interested in this GB Greg. It's definitely piqued my interest, I just can't see myself getting a car done in time for the deadline with all my other projects.

And yet, I find myself examining police car kits.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Thursday, July 25, 2013 10:12 PM

dragon BRDM-2/ATGM kit. base coat is light grey with black suspension. that was masked with silly putty. it looked like it was attacked by giant leeches. applied the blue. it was tamiya acrylic so i didn't thin it enough and had to unclog the airbrush. 3 coats later it was done and i started removing the leeches and scrapping some raised edges. black was freehand. it's hard to not have a pattern when doing this. long range vision was toast for 30 minutes after i was done. next was looking up arab words and making signs. glued them to superthin styrene and white glued to vehicle. since they are not painted on, the crew can remove the signs and join the other side easily. weathered with pastels. didn't want to overdo it, just knock down the sheen and blend the signs a bit.

had an issue with the paint vs dulcoat. these are the TAKE 2 recovery pictures

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Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Friday, August 2, 2013 12:23 PM

I'm thinking about possibly getting this: www.hobbylinc.com/.../acy1643.htm. If it's in stock that is.

 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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    April 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, August 4, 2013 9:32 PM

Looks great Wayne, a very creative and imaginative build. Well done.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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    April 2006
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Sunday, August 4, 2013 9:57 PM

thanks. working on an M-1117 . almost ready to prime but haven't decided on a paint scheme.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, August 4, 2013 11:47 PM
Mikey: what happened to the Crown Vic you were going to build?

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, August 5, 2013 2:05 AM

It's pretty much done. If I don't get NCPD decals in by September, then consider the build finished, at least in terms of the GB. I'm trying to acquire other kits as well so I'm trying to balance my budget between buying kits, trying to get some sold or traded then selling those, and trying to save money at the same time.

 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 Monday, August 5, 2013 7:50 AM

How about posting some WIP pics?

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 Monday, August 5, 2013 3:26 PM

WIP on the M-1117. haven't decided on a paint scheme and probably won't finish it until after Nationals. thinking NATO 3 or 4 color, wither deserty with dark brown, sand, black, and really yellowish samd OR urban black dark gray light gray. could do the big block pattern like on the british berlin bde chieftain of the late 60s (?)

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

  • Member since
    May 2005
Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, October 12, 2013 4:29 AM

THIS GROUP BUILD IS NOW

CLOSED!

 

 

Thank you to all who participated. 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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