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THIN BLUE LINE GROUP BUILD **CLOSED**

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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, July 09, 2013 11:19 AM

I just received a notice from Modelhaus that the 65 will ship TODAY, ,7/9/13. So I should have more updates in a few days after she gets here.

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:22 AM

FIREMODELMAN

I just received a notice from Modelhaus that the 65 will ship TODAY, ,7/9/13. So I should have more updates in a few days after she gets here.

Thumbs Up

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by Tony R on Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:35 AM

Getting pretty close to done,  mainly have to add exterior parts and decals.  Created a quick slideshow of my progress at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aadS-sxP4Ok.

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:19 AM

I picked up Revell's new (1:25) FORD EXPEDITION POLICE SSV kit last week. 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
  • The "decals" are the usual SnapTite stickers- if you get the kit, toss them and get some after-market decals or print your own
  • sprues molded in black, clear, smoke, chrome and clear red (see below)

 I am building this as a Columbus PD special duty unit in (what if) black & white. Whistling

 

Here's the box art

Here are the sprues

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 7:24 AM

Over the weekend, I managed to get the interior started:

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

afterwards, the floor was painted with PS Grimy black and semi-gloss black cargo tie downs

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by Tony R on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:10 PM

Looks good!

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Posted by TVAndMovieCars1 on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 8:22 PM

I'd like to throw my hat in....   no promises I'll get it done.. but I'll try! :)   Just got the Mustang, a few days ago...    either building that, or a vintage Mopar.. just have to see which one inspires me, more... need to go through the stash, and search some photos.

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Thursday, July 18, 2013 6:35 AM

TVAndMovieCars1
I'd like to throw my hat in.....

Welcome! Thumbs Up

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by explorer2770 on Tuesday, August 06, 2013 1:25 PM

Here's a progress photo after about a month of being off the grid. 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v285/explorer2770/Models/Dodge%20patrol%20cars/IMG_5064a_zps70547c22.jpg

As you can see, the Monaco is nearing completion.  This shows the Monaco in a test fit which has some issues.  I had added a screen guard behind the driver but it keeps hitting the glass tub so that is being removed to get the floor pan to sit correctly.  Just needs a few final pieces, including a whip antenna once I find the wire I've been looking for, and then final assembly sometime next week.

The Charger has been painted, polished, and waxed and will get decals once assembled.  I'm taking my time with the engine and chassis details, although I have finished assembly of the interior tub.  I'm debating keeping this one box stock, but the dashboard is begging for a radar setup from a '97 CV and a shotgun or AR-15 mounted to the ceiling.

The Econoline isn't in the contest, nor is a Ford Expedition that I'm also getting painted, but all 4 vehicles will be marked for the Sandusky County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office using period correct markings.  The funny thing is, SCSO never used any of these body types. 

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 6:36 AM

All I get from the pic is:

ERROR

The requested URL could not be retrieved

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by explorer2770 on Wednesday, August 07, 2013 7:21 AM

Well, I think I fixed it.  Everything is showing up well on my end, let me know if you still can't see the image.

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Thursday, August 08, 2013 9:41 PM

is it to late to join this build,? if not id like to enter a 2010 camaro ss to be built as a police cruiser

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Friday, August 09, 2013 7:16 AM

Triple-F you've been added to the list...Welcome aboard!

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

  • Member since
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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Friday, August 09, 2013 7:18 AM

Brandon, it's fixed....they look good.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

  • Member since
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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Friday, August 09, 2013 9:25 AM

I see em, they all look great. I too have been unable to get much progress made, but I have been keeping up with the group build. I did get my resin body in, painted, and wound up destroying it. That's another story. I contacted Modelhaus, they were able to re-send me another body I 4 days, The new body is now almost complete, I'm at final assembly stage right now. Pics to follow soon.

Everyones builds look AWESOME !

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Friday, August 09, 2013 10:19 PM

awesome thanx so much, im entering my 2010 camaro, pics coming soon

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Posted by Tony R on Saturday, August 10, 2013 8:03 AM

I finally got around to finishing the Mustang today.  It started out as a good build, but I ran into problems with the paint so I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out.  Here's a link to the slideshow:  www.youtube.com/watch

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Sunday, August 11, 2013 2:29 AM

Freddy: are doing the yet to be released AMT 2010 Camaro police car kit?

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:20 AM

its not that exact kit but im using a 2010 camaro ss like this one, i just have to add my own police equipment, im attempting to find my camera charger from the move and ill post some pics, however, i do have the holes drilled for the push bar

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  • From: TRENTON, OHIO
Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:23 PM

Everyone's builds look GREAT. I finally got time to get pics and finish up my 65 wagon. Not the best effort I've ever built, but I had a lot of fit and paint issues on this one. Here are a few pics of the 65 and some with the Monaco. Thanks for looking, Dave.

 

  

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:19 PM

A  great pair of police cars, i love the vintage cruisers

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Friday, August 16, 2013 6:54 AM

Dave: both cruisers look great.  I never knew Sheriff's cars had white hoods....before my time, apparently.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:02 PM

can someone tell me when in september this build will end ? my camera wont charge and i cant get one until early sept, thanks for any help

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Posted by kymdlr on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:40 PM

Here's a teaser for my Mustang, Just finished paint. 

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:46 AM

pyrman
Build time: 1 April - 30 September 2013

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

  • Member since
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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:48 AM

Ky: looks good, so far.  What did you use for the sand/tan color?

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

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Posted by fatfenderfreddy on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 6:42 PM

thanx pyrman

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, August 23, 2013 11:18 AM

Hi pyrman. When I signed up for this thread I'd ordered a Lindberg Dodge Charger Polic Car. Although this is a blank canvas car kit there are a few decals in the box, but they have no place name(s). All of my named (Las Vegas) decals are on my Smart Car pictured at the beginning of this thread. I have tried to source some coloured UK  decals as I'm in the UK but the guy doesn't answer his emails.Does the car have to have a place name on it or what? I've looked at getting USA decals but they are so expensive to get shipped here.

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  • From: Central Ohio
Posted by pyrman on Saturday, August 24, 2013 10:09 AM

Patrick: if you'd like to do a generic police car, go ahead.  You actually have several options - 1) you could do a plain clothes/detective vehicle (just add deck/dash lights) or 2) you could also make your own by printing on clear (or white) decal paper.

Greg H

"Think of the fact that there's not one state in the 50 that has the death penalty for speeding...although I'm not so sure about Ohio." (The Cannonball Run)

  • Member since
    October, 2005
Posted by explorer2770 on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:39 PM

Here's a spy shot of the almost finished Dodge Monaco.  It still needs a spotlight.  I'll get some better pictures this weekend.  

Time to work on the Charger.

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