1:18 muscle cars as police cars

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  1. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    I like muscle cars and I like police cars. Since I bought a 3D printer last year, I thought I would attempt to use it to make the spot lights, emergency lights, etc that I needed to turn a muscle car into a police car. I also used my ink jet printer to make the decals. This is my first attempt at modeling, so I don't think it turned out too bad. I learned a lot from this one to use on future models.

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    There is some factual basis in this model. The sheriff of Catoosa County, GA, actually used Trans Ams for patrol cars in '78 and '79.

    https://code3garage.com/catoosa-county-sheriff-pontiac-trans-am/
     
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  2. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    It's cool, good job!
     
  3. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    That’s awesome! My boys are 4 and 6 and they love all the smoky and bandit type movies. I’m currently looking for some old police cars for them to play with. If you are interested maybe we could setup a deal to buy done lights and decals from you once I find suitable cars to use them on.
     
  4. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Oh cool thank you!
     
  5. The Big Guy

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    Here's my second attempt:

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  6. sean Buick 76

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  7. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    My latest effort, a 1962 Bel Air

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  8. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...nice work, did something like that in my slot car days when no serious racing happening, Ford body on a big rewound Mabuchi chassis, bubble gum machine on roof, MD state police colors, and stopped under figure-8 overpass to wait for unsuspecting drivers:)...
     
  9. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    LOL..... as an old slot car racer, can appreciate that!
     
  10. The Big Guy

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  11. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Very cool!
     
  12. The Big Guy

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  13. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    For you Vanishing Point fans, Kowalski goes back to his roots.


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  14. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    Awe man I love these projects
     
  15. sean Buick 76

    sean Buick 76 Buick Nut Staff Member

    My little boy requests a Skylark police car!
     

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  16. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    I have not seen a 1:18 Skylark diecast.
     
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  18. Ryans-GSX

    Ryans-GSX Have fun, life is short.

    I would love to see a Buick GS or GSX done into one. Nice looking work.
     
  19. The Big Guy

    The Big Guy Nailhead Nation

    A GSX is on the list of upcoming cars.
     
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  20. The Big Guy

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    One for the hose draggers. LAFD.

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