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Academy Jeep built as Firemen Vehicle

October 26 2009 at 9:54 PM
Francisco Bexiga  (Login Francisco_Bexiga)
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This is an Academy Jeep from their Ground Vehicles vol. 1 box. It'll be built as a firemen command car from the 70s, used by the city/municipality of Torres Vedras, Portugal.

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Some modifications I've made:

-Re-shaped tyres and detailed wheel rims;
-New exhaust made of plastic and copper wire;
-New headlights, turn indicators and firemen symbol added to the grill;
-Reshaped wind-shield, added some details as well, like the rear-view mirror and the wind-shield wiping mechanism;
-Modified engine hood with the addition of the BV-TV symbol made of wire and Tamiya putty shaped with acetone and Tamiya Extra Thin glue.
-New steering-wheels made of coper wire, new gear-shift levers, modified seat cushions;
-Modified rear-body with the addition of the framing bearing the BV-TV letters(Bombeiros Voluntários de Torres Vedras), made of wire;
-Modified spare wheels and spare-wheel mounting mechanism.

How it looks at the moment, ready for primer and paint:

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More "in-progress" and "finished" photos in my blog, so not to flood this topic:

http://fbminisworkbench.blogspot.com/search/label/Academy%20Willys%20Jeep%20Bombeiros%20Volunt%C3%A1rios%20de%20Torres%20Vedras%20%28Torres%20Vedras%20Fireman%29

Happy modelling,

Francisco
http://fbminis.blogspot.com

 
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Matthew Sinclair
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Very nice

October 27 2009, 4:58 PM 

We have one of these in the local aviation museum.

Matt

 
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