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THIN BLUE LINE GROUP BUILD **CLOSED**

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Posted by CLASSIC770 on Monday, June 24, 2013 11:52 PM

It's been nearly 9 years that I've been hooked up to the CPAP machine.  Got my 2nd unit last Sept. (wore the 1st one right out after 22000 hours!).  You will not believe how good you will feel when you wake up in the morning.  Stick with it, it's worth it!  BTW - your B/W looks pretty good so far.  Been watching 'Dragnet' & 'Adam 12' on MeTV weekday afternoons.  2 things - some neat old background cars in those series. And - EVERYBODY smoked cigarettes.  Indoors and everything.  My, my, how times have changed!

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Monday, June 24, 2013 8:11 PM

I'm back and all wired up for sleep apnea.  I have to wear this stuff tonight and turn it in tomorrow and then wait to hear from the doc.  Anyway, back to the build.  Here are some more pics of the car.

Not much done to the interior.  Just a plain old tan interior, nothing special.

The engine bay.

I painted the white on a Thursday morning and then sprayed the black on the following Saturday.

More to come.  Thanks fer lookin.  Cowboy   Dan

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Monday, June 24, 2013 3:22 PM

Thank you Greg.  I should have some more pics up tonight.  I have to go to the VA for some tests and then back home to post more pics.  Later.  Cowboy  Dan

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Posted by pyrman on Monday, June 24, 2013 6:47 AM

59 Chevy Impala
Greg, I'd like to add my "what if" Adam 12 here ifin the other guys and you don't mind.  Dan

Dan: you've been added to the list...welcome! Cool

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 FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, June 23, 2013 11:32 PM

That's going to be a super build Dan. I've built the Johan car several times, never get tired of it. I look forward to seeing more progress. I need to attend the Columbus show next year, I know I'm missing out on a lot of great people, and models. I'm already planning for it.

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:12 PM

I have built this as a "what if" of Adam 12 TV show.  I know that they drove a 68 Belvedere and not a Fury, but that is what I have and everyone asked me if I was going to build it as a Adam 12 car.  At first I wasn't, but I changed my mind.  It also is to represent a car that has been on duty in a dusty place and hasn't been washed before turning in at the end of the shift.  Smile Cowboy  Dan

P.S.  Dave, if you are able to come to Columbus next year I'll be there along with the rest of the guys from BSAC.  We've had a great turnout the past three years and are looking forward to many more years of a great show.

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Sunday, June 23, 2013 6:07 PM

Ok Dave, here goes.  This is what I started with, a Jo-Han 68 Plymouth Fury.

All the parts lined up.

The chassis and engine are done and ready.

More to come.  Cowboy  Dan

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, June 23, 2013 10:08 AM

Dan, I know I'd like to have you join in. Can never have enough people in a group build.

Tony, I've been to Parma, Nice area. All of us Ohio builders need to get together next year at the Columbus show.

My build, 65 Biscayne wagon is at a stand still. Waiting on the body from Modelhaus. I'll post pics as soon as it gets here.

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Posted by TonyR on Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:08 PM

TonyR: what part of Ohio are you from?

--I'm located in Parma, just south of Cleveland.

I have the model but have not started it yet.  Trying to clear a couple existing projects off the bench first.

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Posted by 59 Chevy Impala on Saturday, June 22, 2013 10:36 AM

Greg, I'd like to add my "what if" Adam 12 here ifin the other guys and you don't mind.  Dan

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:56 AM

Well not to get off topic too far, But maybe we ( us Ohio guy's ) can start one up when this one is done. CoolBig Smile

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Posted by pyrman on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:56 AM

FIREMODELMAN
Let's see, that's 4 of us in this build from Ohio. HHUUMMMMMMMMM. Sounds like there may be another 'group' build coming soon.  I'll have to ponder this one.Big Smile

Something like a "BUCKEYE (Ohio) THEME" Group Build?!  That would be interesting....I already have a subject in mind. Smile, Wink & Grin

TonyR: what part of Ohio are you from?

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 FIREMODELMAN on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 12:08 AM

Let's see, that's 4 of us in this build from Ohio. HHUUMMMMMMMMM. Sounds like there may be another 'group' build coming soon.  I'll have to ponder this one.Big Smile

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Posted by TonyR on Friday, June 14, 2013 2:31 PM

Sounds like a great subject Tony. Lets hope the weather IS bad, so you can stay IN and build.

any idea on what state your going to do?

Since I'm from Ohio, that is what I will go with.

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:33 PM

Greg we for SURE need to get ALL of our ducks in a row next year for that show. I've always wanted to go, but seem to always miss out on the dates. I believe my email is in my profile, shoot me one then put me in your contacts so we can keep reminding ourselves.

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

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, June 13, 2013 11:30 PM

I'm thinking, that when I am ready to paint this 65 wagon, I may just use ultra flat black, apply decals and lettering, Then clear coat the entire car.

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Posted by explorer2770 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 10:57 PM

Greg, I use MicroMark and BMF clear or white laser decal paper.  I usually just use Microscale liquid decal film that I brush on, but for some reason these seals tend to bleed with the yellow.  For the Monaco, I used MM clear paper, sprayed the set with DupliColor Perfect Match Protective Clear Coat BCL0125 (2 light coats, one wet coat), waited a day for proper drying, then cut and applied the decals using MicroSet and everything worked well, no bleeding and most of the edges of the decals went away.  Then I applied the liquid mask and let that sit overnight to dry, then painted the top black coats.  The flat Sheriff's lettering was fine when I pulled the liquid mask off, but the door seals tore because of the curves and the dried liquid mask being too thin.  The ridge in the black painted area was more pronounced since I overlaid an additional door seal trying to fix the underlying decal.  

Normally on a black car I would use white decal paper and just trim inside the printed black background.  Dave was having a problem with the black edging lifting off of the decals I sent him, so I figured I try something different.

I already removed the decals from this car, sanded the areas that need to be repainted, then I'll mask and repaint.  A new set of decals will be printed on white decal paper and applied once I fix the size of the black boarder for the decals to make them easier to cut out.

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Posted by pyrman on Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:43 PM

Dave: Congrats on the new job!  Maybe we can all get together at next years BlizzardCon - I was the BlizzardCon chairman for 5-years. It was my wife that found the new venue for the contest.

Brandon: The decals look good, but I'd suggest trimming them a bit closer to the marking edge as there is a definite visible ridge in teh black paint.  An alternative would be to print the markings on white VitaCal decal paper - it's what I use.  What were you using to seal your decals?  I use Testors decal sealer - it seems to work well with 2-3 light spray coats.

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 FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:26 AM

explorer2770

Dave, I need to test this a little more before I start using this technique for every build.  I also noticed that when I used Dupli-color Protective Clear Coat Finish seals the decals better than what I was using before.  I'll keep you posted on this  

 

Ok, sounds good. I never did re-spray clear on the last set. I still may do it on the ones I have left, to see if that helps the black.

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:24 AM

You two are in Ohio, right?  Why don't the three of us meet at the Central Ohio Fire Muster next Saturday (6/22....it's at the State Fire Academy in Columbus?

 

Yep, were both from the Buckeye State. Brandon's from way up North, I'm way down South, and YOUR right in the middleLaugh

I would love to go to the show , I'd even bring some of my trucks, but I've just started a new job this past Monday, and the new guy has to work. Trying to break me in I guess.

Be sure to snap a few pictures for us though.

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Posted by explorer2770 on Thursday, June 13, 2013 8:25 AM

Dave, I need to test this a little more before I start using this technique for every build.  I also noticed that when I used Dupli-color Protective Clear Coat Finish seals the decals better than what I was using before.  I'll keep you posted on this.

Greg, while I appreciate the invite, I'm going to the Dayton International Air Show next weekend with my family.  I grew up in Ohio, but right now I live in Eastern Kentucky for a job.  Dave and I always go to the Cincinnati Auto Replicas "Cincinnati Challenge" contest every year in April, maybe we can meet there next year?  If you've be to BlizzardCon over the past five years (I wasn't there this year), we have probably met in passing.  

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Posted by pyrman on Thursday, June 13, 2013 7:19 AM

FIREMODELMAN
Kinda sucks that we are not closer so we could snap a few pics of mine and your together.

You two are in Ohio, right?  Why don't the three of us meet at the Central Ohio Fire Muster next Saturday (6/22....it's at the State Fire Academy in Columbus?

http://www.coafaa.org/2013%20Muster%20Flyer.pdf

Greg H

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:33 PM

Just ordered the Revell 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (2 'n 1)  Highway Patrol kit.  The upcoming weekend looks rainy, so hopefully I will make some progress.

 

 

Sounds like a great subject Tony. Lets hope the weather IS bad, so you can stay IN and build.Big Smile

any idea on what state your going to do?

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

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 11:30 PM

That looks great Brandon. So you think this idea is going to be the way to go with those door stars?I was pondering the thought of maybe using a black sharpie further around the star outline BEFORE I cut it from the paper?? It might bleed though?? Looking good.

 

Kinda sucks that we are not closer so we could snap a few pics of mine and your together.

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Posted by TonyR on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:17 PM

Just ordered the Revell 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 (2 'n 1)  Highway Patrol kit.  The upcoming weekend looks rainy, so hopefully I will make some progress.

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Posted by explorer2770 on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:07 PM

Guys, thanks for letting me join in.  I'm going to be using these builds to test a new-to-me decal technique. The plan is to paint the car white, apply decals made on clear decal paper, mask the decals with liquid mask, then paint the top coat.  It sorta worked out well on the Monaco until I started to take off the liquid mask from the door seals.  Some of the decal paper pulled off around the sheriff's name, which required me to layer another decal on top.  This is either due to too thin a layer of liquid mask, or, the curve of the door around the trim line didn't allow for a smooth adherence of the decal to the body so it lifted off with the liquid mask.  Oh well, I figured this would take some time to learn how to do this technique so I'll just have to give it a try on another body type. 

Anyway, here's the progress as of today on the Monaco.  This is being done up as a 1978 Sandusky County (OH) Sheriff's cruiser.  This will either get the light bar from the Cop Out Dragster once I I need them in my stash or a big flattop gumball light from the old CMW police car kits.  

I do need to fix a little over spray on the door pillars...need to remember to put more BMF further up the pillars when I mask this car body type in the future.

Enjoy the photos.

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Posted by pyrman on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 6:42 AM

Tony: welcome aboard, looking forward to your choice of popo vehicle! Wink

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 FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:48 AM

TonyR

I'd like to join this too!  I don't have a kit picked out yet, but I will in the next couple days.

 

I'm sure Greg will let you in. Are you planning an older car or a newer car build.

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 12:45 AM

Thank you Sir. I've got it all done now, just need to snap a pic or two. I started on the frame assembly tonight. Will try and paint it up in the morning.

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Posted by TonyR on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:45 PM

I'd like to join this too!  I don't have a kit picked out yet, but I will in the next couple days.

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