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jimb
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Posted: Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 01:38 AM GMT+7
So the Group Build is over, and I didn't finish another one. Oh well! I have managed to get some more work done on Sheriff, though. Here is the completed dash with Best Model Car parts gauges & the radio from the Revell 1957 Ford Custom Police Car.



Jim
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Posted: Monday, May 08, 2017 - 02:37 AM GMT+7
Okay. New interior color...
new upholstery color by windysean, on Flickr
and final outdoor shots...
final-final by windysean, on Flickr
final-final by windysean, on Flickr

Cheers!
-Sean
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Posted: Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 01:06 AM GMT+7
Ha! Yes, get those decals on, Richard!
I cracked my car open again and repainted the interior with a more subtle blue-gray color, mixed from $0.79 craft paints. They dry to a dead flat too!
Final-final pics later today, then into that gallery, when it is ready.
Great fun, guys!
-Sean
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 07:01 AM GMT+7

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This group build ended on May 1st. There is no gallery to post photos in and ribbons have not been awarded. Is there an admin person that can take car of this??



No gallery has been set up!
I will award ribbons as soon as Admin wakes up!
I still have my entry to finish decals!
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Posted: Saturday, May 06, 2017 - 05:23 AM GMT+7
This group build ended on May 1st. There is no gallery to post photos in and ribbons have not been awarded. Is there an admin person that can take car of this??
windysean
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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 02:26 AM GMT+7

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"Can someone post a link the the gallery I can't find it."

I am not sure who is in charge of AutoModeler to set up the gallery!



I didn't find a gallery either, let alone post photos on the first of May. I finished though.
I wasn't entirely satisfied with my effort. In hindsight, I should not have trusted my masking for the white stripe, since the decals were there to use, and I didn't. Also, the radio antenna is too thick-- model railroad handrail parts. And the thing is too staticky and keeps attracting dust!! And I really should tone down that iridescent blue interior color.

Regardless, here is my last efforts on it...
windows and lights by windysean, on Flickr
...realized I had put the windows on before I painted the inside flashers, so ripped the rear window out again...
windows and lights by windysean, on Flickr
antennae by windysean, on Flickr
antennas (antennae?) from thin wire, with soft copper wire wrapped around for a base spring. Held in place for drying with blue painters tape...
gluing the antennas by windysean, on Flickr
Finished!
Finished! by windysean, on Flickr
Finished! by windysean, on Flickr

I'll take some better pictures outdoors, and if a gallery gets created, I'll put them there. Otherwise, poke around in my Flickr album to see them in a few days.
Cheers!!
-Sean
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Posted: Monday, May 01, 2017 - 01:15 PM GMT+7
I won't be able to finish my build for this campaign. The Niagara Regional Police will be 1 cruiser short this year.
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 07:29 AM GMT+7
Yeah, Richard. It was cool having you around here. Hope to see you back soon/ often.
-Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 06:13 AM GMT+7
Thank you Darrell
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 04:36 AM GMT+7
Richard,we will miss you and are sorry to see you not be around as much. Good luck on your adventures.

[/quote]Mine may creep across the deadline.
I am involved elsewhere/to much life stuff going on and have resigned my associate editor position on Aeroscale so will probably not be around much anymore.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 08:27 AM GMT+7

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I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't look like Sheriff is going to be completed by the deadline. Oh well, better luck to me next time!

Jimmy



Mine may creep across the deadline.
I am involved elsewhere/to much life stuff going on and have resigned my associate editor position on Aeroscale so will probably not be around much anymore.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 07:18 AM GMT+7
I don't know about anyone else, but it doesn't look like Sheriff is going to be completed by the deadline. Oh well, better luck to me next time!

Jimmy
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Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 - 04:13 AM GMT+7
Still going! It's starting to show it's nice paint scheme...
I used actual automotive paint in a spray can over Navy blue automotive paint by windysean, on Flickr
decaling by windysean, on Flickr

I realized after the front license plate decal was in the water that there wasn't a place to mount it-- even the kit instructions include a decal, but the kit has no included mount. I left the decal to dry still on its backing paper, and luckily had no problem applying it later.
Another issue was cracking of the first decal, so I stopped and overcoated the whole decal sheet with Model Masters clear lacquer. No problems after that.

to final assembly by windysean, on Flickr

The interior in the photos MAY be gray through blue-tinted windows. I'm sticking with my light blue though. I remember that being a common interior color 20 years ago. Anyway, I hit it with a coat of Dullcote to knock down the shine, and that helped.
Now that the final body paint is touched up and decals on, I'll brush on one more coat of Future to seal everything and bring more shine.
Cheers!
-Sean
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 03:14 PM GMT+7

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Darrell,

So you know, I just finished up one of the Lindberg Dodge Charger kits. They do build out nice, but you should know that the instructions have you put the vertical slot on the engine top to the rear, but this should be facing forward. The intake manifold needs that slot.



Jim



Thanks Jim, I will keep that hint in mind when I finish off ther engine.
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 09:01 AM GMT+7
Darrell,

So you know, I just finished up one of the Lindberg Dodge Charger kits. They do build out nice, but you should know that the instructions have you put the vertical slot on the engine top to the rear, but this should be facing forward. The intake manifold needs that slot.



Jim
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 05:59 AM GMT+7

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HARV -
Don't worry about man. You will find a use for it one of these days. Hey....you could build it and smash it up.....that's how Rosco's car ended up most of the time anyway!!

Thanks,
Randy


Hah, yeah that's true. I guess it's not a total loss.


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windysean -
Roscoe's car was wrecked in almost every episode. That's true. Hazzard must have had a big police budget for that.

Cheers!
-Sean


Good I didn't throw it away. It's just back in the box.

The interior of the Mustang doesn't look bad. After you apply some wash and dry brush, I think it will tie it together.




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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 05:10 AM GMT+7
Here is a couple of photos of the real cars.


These photos are from the PoliceCanada.ca website.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 11:47 AM GMT+7
Here is my entry Lindberg's Dodge Charger. It will be in Niagara Regional Police Service (Niagara Region Ontario Canada) colours as used by them in the 2006-209 era.




Hope to have it finished by campaign's end.
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Posted: Friday, April 07, 2017 - 02:44 AM GMT+7
Roscoe's car was wrecked in almost every episode. That's true. Hazzard must have had a big police budget for that.

Otherwise, here's my progress...
masked by windysean, on Flickr
Navy blue automotive paint by windysean, on Flickr
I wet-sanded the automotive paint with some 600-grit and then 2000-grit sandpaper. I stayed away from edges where it would be easy to rub through the final color coats, but when it was all finished, I either rubbed through the paint on the roof, or painted it too thin there. I will return with another coat and sanding, maybe tonight.
As for the interior, the blue and black contrast is pretty stark. I'm not sure about that. Next, I'll mix Pledge Future Floor Polish and this food coloring to paint the scratchbuilt police lights in the rear window.
rear lights by windysean, on Flickr

Cheers!
-Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - 12:28 PM GMT+7

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Sorry Harv, I screwed up the kit.



Don't worry about man. You will find a use for it one of these days. Hey....you could build it and smash it up.....that's how Rosco's car ended up most of the time anyway!!

Thanks,
Randy
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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 01:17 PM GMT+7
Cutting and re-sizing the parts I need to make the front and rear of a '78 Dodge Monaco into a '74 Dodge Monaco is WAY ABOVE my skill level, so I'm out on this one.

As you can see in the picture, the front of the kit body is chewed up with intent to fit the new bumper and head lights in. Not. The parts I was trying to customize to fit, Didn't.




Sorry Harv, I screwed up the kit.

Anyhoo, all of your projects are really shaping up so I'll stick around and check it all out.




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Posted: Sunday, April 02, 2017 - 01:11 PM GMT+7
tinbanger, that interior is it.




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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 06:42 AM GMT+7
"Can someone post a link the the gallery I can't find it."

I am not sure who is in charge of AutoModeler to set up the gallery!
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Posted: Saturday, April 01, 2017 - 02:32 AM GMT+7
Thanks for the comments guys
Richard the interior color is spot on looking forward to seeing it finished

Can someone post a link the the gallery I can't find it.
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Posted: Friday, March 31, 2017 - 12:54 AM GMT+7
Richard, that interior looks really good. Lots of touches of color, and the extra bits are great! That copper isn't going anywhere soon with those up on the dashboard.
(Now the prototype MUST have cupholders, or does it date that long ago? Looks like they mounted the computer over them.)
Cheers!
-Sean