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Posted by JSS4 | May 26, 2015 @ 02:39 PM | 818 Views
Props to my brother for the sweet pics
Posted by JSS4 | May 19, 2015 @ 10:39 AM | 931 Views
Shot video today, FRR base model and boards by Oliver Cruisers. Backlit MDT just needs a screen

Enjoy

1/43 RCMP Unmarked Ford PI Sedan with working LEDs (2 min 38 sec)

Posted by JSS4 | May 19, 2015 @ 10:37 AM | 924 Views
Finished the video last night

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1/43 Ford Police Interceptor Concept with working LEDs (2 min 4 sec)

Posted by JSS4 | May 15, 2015 @ 12:45 PM | 7,077 Views
Got this yesterday with the aforementioned C class.

This is my first 1/18 Lexus, I love the Autoart LS600hL but it's just WAAAY too expensive. This was more affordable, and the older style is just as nice. Someday I will get the Autoart model though. The details on this model are good, but the wheels seem a bit small. I love big tires and small wheels but this proportion seems to fit better on a SUV or pickup than on a luxury sedan.

I bought it used, like the Merc, and there are some marks on the hood from where the box was rubbing. The 0 from LS460 also seems to be missing, though I can probably paint it in VERY carefully. Otherwise it just needs some cleaning, which I will get around to eventually.

It fits in very nicely with the rest of my luxury sedans as seen below. Black is the ONLY colour for a luxobarge

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Posted by JSS4 | May 15, 2015 @ 12:25 PM | 7,192 Views
Picked this up yesterday

Nice model, I'm surprised how small the C class actually is. It's nicely detailed with full opening components, and the metallic deep blue is a nice colour for it. Some of the door handles are bit loose but that actually helps things for me rather than hinder them. Why? That will be revealed in due time

It's a dealer edition so there are some smaller differences to the normal model, most noticeable to me is the dealer edition box.

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Posted by JSS4 | Apr 17, 2015 @ 10:40 PM | 2,663 Views
Almost there!

Coming soon... (0 min 10 sec)


Stay tuned for the complete model!
Posted by JSS4 | Apr 02, 2015 @ 07:57 PM | 1,825 Views
Blank Black 1/43 interceptor utility, bought it along with the aforementioned TPS Vic. Stay tuned for more later on.

This will become an RCMP unmarked unit.

Enjoy
Posted by JSS4 | Apr 02, 2015 @ 07:52 PM | 1,813 Views
Bought this the other day, and it just arrived in the mail today. The Toronto livery is SWEET! The lightbar isn't 100% accurate, I have a better one in the works which will be revealed in due time

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Posted by JSS4 | Mar 27, 2015 @ 09:31 PM | 1,994 Views
Bought this model with the batch of blanks I posted in November but didn't open it until today.

This generation of Chevy is SWEET! I love this and the Suburban, although bigger is better so I would go Suburban. I wish FRR made the Suburban but this Tahoe is very nice.

Like the Suburban I wish this model was made in 1/18. If AUTOart made one of these and a Suburban I'd jump it.

This one will get extreme overkill SWAT lighting, with optional autocycle.

Enjoy
Posted by JSS4 | Mar 23, 2015 @ 06:59 PM | 1,916 Views
Been hunting one of these down for over a year now. FInally managed to find one for sale locally, so I just HAD to get it. It's a sweet model, I just wish they made one in 1/18 Have some SWAT treatment lined up for this one, may even have to get another one

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Posted by JSS4 | Mar 23, 2015 @ 06:54 PM | 1,890 Views
Got this a few months ago, haven't shared it yet. It was discontinued and I snagged what I could get Looks great in the RCMP markings, and I have some special lighting in store for this one

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Posted by JSS4 | Mar 23, 2015 @ 06:29 PM | 1,787 Views
Another basic model, this time for display in Tactical Products Canada, a store in Toronto. Low profile lightbar and wig wag lights. Powered by USB for long operation.

Demo video

Toronto Police Service Ford PI Concept with basic LED package (5 min 30 sec)


Working on video from store, will be added to this post later.
Posted by JSS4 | Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:19 PM | 2,282 Views
Model also has an LED pushbar, with 6 0603 SMD LEDs. Version 2 is in development and has 8 LEDs.

More to come...

1/43 LED Pushbar (0 min 50 sec)

Posted by JSS4 | Mar 13, 2015 @ 10:17 PM | 2,291 Views
Built a 1/43 LED lightbar for a project. 18 LEDs, dual control, and alley lights. Total length is about 1 1/4". Controlled by 2 boards

More to come...

1/43 18 LED Dual control lightbar (2 min 19 sec)

Posted by JSS4 | Feb 13, 2015 @ 08:01 PM | 4,342 Views
Yesterday I finally got my first NEW Kyosho model. A store across town had it on clearance so I had it put on layaway. They had it priced at 59.99, but when I went to pick it up, he dropped the price again to $49.99! I also got a 1/18 BMW 330i touring for the same price.

I finally managed to open it tonight and WHAT A MODEL!!! It's gorgeous! I managed to get some pics with my phone, and sometime I'll get my brother to use his DSLR to get some much nicer shots. I also included some unboxing pics.

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Posted by JSS4 | Dec 17, 2014 @ 07:14 PM | 1,863 Views
In June this year I did some flying while my brother took video. Like the Cessna, I finally got around to editing the footage of the flights recently.

Parkzone UM Spitfire flight compilation (3 min 24 sec)


Last week I made up a nav light kit for my Spitfire, can't wait to try some night flying when the weather agrees!

Cheers
Posted by JSS4 | Dec 17, 2014 @ 07:10 PM | 1,846 Views
I posted a thread about my Cessna build earlier in my blog, but it wasn't until recently that I managed to compile a video of some of the flights I made with it.

Micro RC Cessna Flights (1 min 56 sec)


Enjoy, and feel free to post your comments, criticisms, suggestions, etc
Posted by JSS4 | Dec 13, 2014 @ 08:56 PM | 3,103 Views
Finished this one today after a day long build. The order was a model identical to the last RCMP Vic so that's what I did.

Feel free to post comments, criticisms, suggestions etc.

Enjoy!

Another 1/24 RCMP Crown Victoria with working lights (0 min 56 sec)

Posted by JSS4 | Nov 14, 2014 @ 11:08 PM | 2,904 Views
Today (okay, yesterday - just nitpicking) I got a relatively rare diecast model - It's the AutoArt Ford Crown Victoria in RCMP markings in 1/18 scale. One thing I can say - This thing is HUUUGE! It even puts my BMW to shame. It's very well detailed (typical of a model of this caliber) and it looks amazing. The sheer presence of this car is incredible.

I have been after a 1/18 RCMP unit for a while, and there were 2 options: The Motormax and this. The Motormax is a tad smaller, and not NEARLY as nice looking, well made, and generally as good as this. The thing going for the MM model was the price. The AutoArt, being a relatively hard to find model, and out of production for several years, can be quite expensive and they run on Ebay for up to $250 plus shipping. Needless to say I got this one for a fraction of that off another collector.

Being a 1998 model (from what I've read) it could use a few updates, which will be done when I light this model. The grill will be swapped out for a 2006+ style honeycomb grill, and the wheels changed for dog dish pursuit wheels. The lightbar, as nicely executed as it is, needs to be updated to a low profile LED lightbar. The hood and trunk on this model are very solidly built, and thus have trouble staying open. This isn't an issue, because I don't display my cars with all components open except for very short periods of time. Dust can get in and stay in.

This model also came with extra decals for unit numbers, etc. and other...Continue Reading
Posted by JSS4 | Nov 03, 2014 @ 04:13 PM | 2,874 Views
I got these models a few weeks ago from Larry Bradshaw at www.customdiecast.ca. They are made by First Response Replicas in scale 1/43, and all of them are blank black. I picked them up because FRR is closing their doors, and if I didn't get them now I risked the chance of their prices shooting sky high.

The models I bought are as follows:
2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit
2010 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor
2008 Chevrolet Tahoe
2011 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Ford Sedan Police Interceptor

They are all lined up to be lit. Full overkill lighting is going to be hard on these but I love a challenge.

I finally got a camera to use for the photos, but because the Tahoe is in its original bag I opted not to open it.

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