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Police Car Campaign
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 07:27 AM UTC
Nice!




jimb
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 05:44 AM UTC
Interesting how you had the get RCMP decals from Virginia! The look nice, eh.

Jim
tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 06:11 AM UTC
Funny EH !
jimb
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Posted: Friday, November 25, 2016 - 06:33 AM UTC
Well, Sheriff is starting to take shape:







Hoping to get the engine finished up this weekend & completely installed; then start on the interior. Fit in general has been pretty poor.

Jim
tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:47 AM UTC
Nice progress Jim!
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 02:47 AM UTC
Thanks. Now if I could only get all the wheels to touch the ground at the same time I'd be in good shape! Hopefully when the body is installed it will straighten out the chassis a little.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Thanks. Now if I could only get all the wheels to touch the ground at the same time I'd be in good shape! Hopefully when the body is installed it will straighten out the chassis a little.

Jim



I find a large hammer works
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 05:35 AM UTC

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I find a large hammer works




A little "percussive maintenance" never did any harm!

Nice work so far Jim.

I will be following along here guys, looking forward to some cool colourful builds.

Cheers, D
jimb
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 08:14 AM UTC
Believe me, I'm about ready to use some "percussive maintenance" on this kit.

Thanks, Damian.

Jim
tinbanger
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Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 05:21 PM UTC
Opened the box on my build to check out the motor and there is none!
That would explain why the RCMP cruisers outside the Parliament building never move!
jimb
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 05:06 AM UTC
Sure cuts down on the cost of the RCMP cruisers. Budget cuts, you know how it is.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 07:14 AM UTC

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Sure cuts down on the cost of the RCMP cruisers. Budget cuts, you know how it is.

Jim



Increase in hay and feed have not been taken into account!
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 07:35 AM UTC
Painted the inside and under frame black:-










jimb
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 09:16 AM UTC
Nice looking interior. I think the Mounties would be pleased.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 01:23 PM UTC
hi all,
I've been lurking here for a bit now and have been tempted by this Campaign/GB .
Being one of those "marches to a different drum beat" people I have been pondering having a crack at this Police vehicle:

In high-speed pursuit:



of course the new ones come in Red so are even faster:



sneaky buggers, always lurking:



and quietly claims yet another victim:



Yes the dreaded/loathed parking warden/towie.

Found some tyres in my nephews old toy box that roughly equal 35th scale , so combined with some plans:



could resemble one of the above vehicles after some plastic manipulation .
Yep, I know there are a few resin kits of these tractors, unfortunately my very limited budget definitely won't stretch that far , so in with the old fashioned methods. Proper start photo to be uploaded soon .
Cheers.
windysean
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 02:10 PM UTC
Coming along nicely, Richard.

RJ, that's something I had never seen. Funny though! Welcome to the site!
Cheers!
-Sean
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 02:33 PM UTC

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Nice looking interior. I think the Mounties would be pleased.

Jim



I will have to weather the seats with coffee stains and doughnuts!

Welcome to the group build RJ!
Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 12:23 AM UTC
Howdy all

Just for the record, the best way to take a hammer to a finished model is to first put the model in a plastic shopping bag.. That way there are no flying parts or pieces... and yes I've done this.. lol.

I got some work done on my kit this weekend.. and also there is no engine in mine either..

here is the body.. did a gloss coat on it so I hope the decals go on good. and for the record the body is 'pre-painted in blue and white"



and here is the interior so far. Since I didn't want a fully black interior, I took some artistic license and made a two tone scheme that shows off the police add-on's better.



got some more to go so back to work..

Delbert
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 07:12 AM UTC
Very fine masking, Delbert.

Accessdenied, YES, do it!




russamotto
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 07:43 PM UTC
This all looks great. I would love to participate but don't have the time right now, and there isn't a kit of my first car-a stock 1989 Chevrolet Celebrity bought off the lot at a local dealership, all white with our old, tacky, reflective blue stickers down the side. That car topped out at 70 mph, had no cage, a vinyl bench front seat that would never lock in place and a steering wheel that I couldn't clean enough to ever get the sticky feeling off of. The Southern VP light bar was about a foot high and acted like a wind dam. The geared rotors were loud, always locking up and overheating, and the 5 watt bulbs were worthless in the daytime, only slightly better at night. It went through rebuilt alternators at a rate of 1 per week on average. I was thrilled to get it. The Celebrity gets no love from model companies, and was quietly done away by Chevrolet.
Logan
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC
HI

I would like to participate but since I am relatively new car modeler I wouldn't know where to start.

I want to do an RCMP cruiser but what kit should I get? I found a couple of sites that offer the decals but I couldn't find the corresponding kit.

Unless someone has the 1973 anniversary boxing of the Caprice (built it I did when I was like 10), then I will need to mix and match?

Appreciate any suggestions, TIA.

Tom
jimb
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Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:36 PM UTC
Welcome to the Group Build, Tom.

Have you tried Police Car Models? They might have what you're looking for.

For older kits, you can try Fred's Model World Online.

Jim
Delbert
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 03:25 AM UTC

Hello.

I don't like to disagree with people, but on this one I must... The Celebrity replaced the Malibu and was produced form 1982 to 1980, and was replaced by the Lumina. So I have to disagree that it was "quietly done away" with. As an 8 year run seems pretty good compared to changeovers of the average sedan, which it was.

I had a 4 door 86 Celebrity sedan with the 2.8L V-6 from around 2001 till about 2008, I had to replace 1 alternator, and 1 heating core, besides oil changes and a couple of tune-ups that all I ever did to it, it was one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned. When I had to get rid of it, I gave it to a friend who needed a car, and its still on the road today, it had about 180k miles on it when I gave it away, no idea what it has now..

so I think it was a great car, and you think it was a bad car so that should even it out to being an average Sedan.

IMHO, the worst car ever mass produced by Chevy was the Citation. and yes I owned 2 at different times, the last one I sold at a yard sale for $100


Delbert.
tinbanger
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 04:17 AM UTC

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HI

I want to do an RCMP cruiser but what kit should I get? I found a couple of sites that offer the decals but I couldn't find the corresponding kit.

Tom



Hi Tom
Check out my earlier box photo post, do a web search for RCMP police cars and there are all types shown then search for the model.
Delbert
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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 06:03 AM UTC
Hi me again..

Just got some work done on mine. It was a surprise to me that for a cheap kit the decals went on very well, only one decal the one on the drivers door had a little damage on it. and they all went onto the model pretty good.. Still have to do a clear coat then I can add the lights and stuff..





got the inside detailed and also tried to use some weathering powders to the dash to see if I could make it look a little more.. vinyl? prob wind up washing it off.



till later
Delbert