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Dressed-up WELLY Diecast Crown Vic

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  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Dressed-up WELLY Diecast Crown Vic
Posted by gregbale on Friday, January 4, 2019 2:14 PM

Never much got into diecasts...they're a little 'clunky' for my tastes...but I happened to have an unused 'blank' Welly 2002 Crown Vic that I had acquired for a years-ago project (later completed in 'real' plastic), so I began casting about for markings. I eventually opted for a place I used to live: the village of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, in Chicago's NW suburbs.

I took the diecast apart and did some minor interior painting to break up the monotone grey plastic look of everything, but I added no interior detail. The single-piece engine 'blob' had a few details picked out, and I added some 'data plate' decals for effect. The home-printed decals were made up in MS-Paint, based on internet photos.

It was a quick and not highly-detailed project...the decals are a little rough in spots, and I freely admit that some details may not match the vehicle year...but it made a nice little nostalgic show-piece for my back shelf.

Enjoy!

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 4, 2019 2:19 PM

Excellent. Neat project. Yes

I'm especially impressed with your homemade decals.

Elk Grove produces a conditioned response, driving to O'Hare. Odd thing is, Elk Grove itself is a neat little place once off the highway.

-Greg

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, January 4, 2019 2:29 PM

Greg

Excellent. Neat project. Yes

I'm especially impressed with your homemade decals.

Elk Grove produces a conditioned response, driving to O'Hare. Odd thing is, Elk Grove itself is a neat little place once off the highway.

Thanks, Greg!

A lot of those little 'roadsign' burbs are nice places to visit. The irony is that when I lived in BG in the late '60s, it was mostly just a post office and a few half-completed subdivisions. Now it's a thriving and more-populous suburban community. But still nice.

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, January 4, 2019 3:31 PM

Suberbly dressed up!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, January 4, 2019 5:03 PM

gregbale
he irony is that when I lived in BG in the late '60s, it was mostly just a post office and a few half-completed subdivisions

Wow. It's hard to believe how much things have changed since the 60's. I don't think anything that close to downtown is as you describe anymore.

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:38 PM

Nice work, highly detailed.

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:04 PM

Well Gee ! 

 It might be a diecast and all , but you did a nice job . Kudos to you . T.B.

  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3:26 PM

very nice there Gregbale ..

Nick.

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:04 PM

crown r n7

very nice there Gregbale ..

 

Thanks, Crown & TB!

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."

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