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PostSubject: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sat 16 Aug 2014, 11:20 pm

First of all, an apology.

In my final post in the WIP thread, I said I was abandoning the build until after my Bonneville trip. Well that was a white lie/ruse suggested by Shay, to put John off any potential scent that I might be bringing it with me.

The build started life, set to be a stock Model A. Then I found some photos on the web of a restored CHP Sergeants car and it occurred to me to replicate it and send it to JohnJ, as gift to my very special friend.

But then things developed further with a trip to to USA to see John and take in Bonneville Speed Week, so I had the perfect opportunity to present it personally to him in his own home.

It was a long and sometimes troublesome build, (particularly the bases of the A pillars) but it was all worth while to see the look on John's face when I gave it to him. Words cannot describe it.

My thanks must go to Dave (From Pleasanton) for researching and coming up with the correct period CHP badge, without which the build could not have bee properly finished. Thanks Dave.

My thanks must also go to John for getting them printed for me. Thanks John.

Lastly, the kit came with Just one California license plate. Correct I believe for a standard road car but I'm informed that the police cars had them at the front and rear. However, John is going to print a pair of period plates and mount them to finish it off properly.

Not going to say any more about it, but here is the link to the build WIP if anyone is interested in finding out more about it. Any questions feel free to ask, here or in the WIP.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sat 16 Aug 2014, 11:44 pm

1st class build, Skid !  
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 12:35 am

I have to say THANKS to Al one more time. The idea that he would bring this model with him had never occurred to me. Also the idea that he would give me the car still leaves me somewhat speechless. I don't think Al really understands just how much this and his friendship mean to me.

As an aside to Al, Trish and I have been discussing it and I do think there is a real chance we will be landing on your doorstep sometime in the next year or so.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 2:09 am

I saw this build in person at West Wendover. Very nice work Al. A true winner. The detail of the mechanical brakes with all the linkages was superb.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 2:34 am

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I saw this build in person at West Wendover. Very nice work Al. A true winner. The detail of the mechanical brakes with all the linkages was superb.

Ditto, the whole was just stunning.

  
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 10:01 am

I Watched in awe on your WIP of this, truly marvelous, I bet John was very very happy with it and it takes pride of place on his mantelpiece.

3 hours to do the linkage on one side, needle spark plugs.. WOW!!!!!

Seeing things like that puts me in 2 minds.. Give up now or try harder.... I like doing models so I must obviously try harder

Excellent build Al, dont think you could ever top that??
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 17 Aug 2014, 10:26 am

Thanks guys.

Ash, the day I think I can't top a build, is the day I will give up. May that never happen.



                    

WAY TO GO John!!

Goodwood, lookout, here we come!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Mon 18 Aug 2014, 12:50 am

I forgot to add this photo:


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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 31 Aug 2014, 6:05 pm

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL SKID.

I am not normally into that era of car but this is just so nicely done that I keep going back to look at it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Mon 01 Sep 2014, 10:50 pm

Thanks Jeff, that means a lot from you.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 10 Sep 2014, 5:43 pm

A belated but very sincere FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!
Beautiful model Al, an absolute triumph. A lovely gesture to give to John also.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Thu 11 Sep 2014, 10:08 am

Thanks Gary.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Fri 12 Sep 2014, 7:22 pm

Really, REALLY excellent. No short cuts and all things worked out superbly!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Tue 07 Oct 2014, 11:52 pm

Hi Al,

WOW...(nuff said)

Please all, I mean no disrespect to everyone else, but, this has to be the best model I have seen to date after coming back to the hobby, if I could get one of my models to look even a quarter as good as this Sir, I would be extremely happy...

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sun 12 Oct 2014, 10:56 pm

Thanks Andy.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 10:28 am

A few weeks ago, John paid a visit to Modelzona model show in Arizona. Without telling me, he entered the Model A and it took first place.

And to-day, my medal arrived in this mornings post.

What a great start to a dour day. Happy chappie indeed.!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 12:45 pm

COOL!

Nice going, John.
And conGratz, Skid !!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 1:19 pm

Fantastic, a worthy win with our a doubt.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4:05 pm

Fantastic. Cool looking award!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Wed 26 Nov 2014, 4:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Thu 27 Nov 2014, 12:57 pm

Great news! Any award is a "thanks" for a fine job. For me, most at this site are award-worthy. Yours is proof great work is shown here!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Fri 05 Dec 2014, 10:54 pm

Well deseved win. And a nice supprise too.
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sat 06 Dec 2014, 8:02 am

Very cool Al! An out of country win....sweeeet!
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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sat 06 Dec 2014, 9:48 am

Thanks guys but it was all down to John.

So a big up to him.

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PostSubject: Re: 1/16th CHP Model A Police Sergeants Car.   Sat 06 Dec 2014, 6:04 pm

No false modesty allowed Al.   I didn't build it, you did.  All I was was the messenger.  Besides that I GET TO KEEP THE CAR!!!

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