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Academy jeep built as Firemen Vehicle

October 26 2009 at 9:47 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:


Happy modelling,


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Marc Mercier
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Very original

October 27 2009, 1:40 AM 

I like it, makes quite a difference from all those drab versions. I love to way you made the BV in metall



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Filipe Cunha
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This is some piece of work

October 27 2009, 5:00 AM 

It just look fantastic!!!! Excellent work.

So you did the "wing lady" out of wire and Tamya putty???!!!!

Please keep us posted! I really want to see how this looks like when it's finished!


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Mark Deliduka
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Re: Academy jeep....

October 27 2009, 2:18 PM 

Fransisco, flood this topic! That is outstanding work! Stunning! I would love to see more posted here. Beautiful job, and thanks for posting. I agree, it is great to see one of these in something besides olive drab every once in a while.

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Re: Academy jeep built as Firemen Vehicle

October 27 2009, 7:30 PM 

Thank you, guys happy.gif

To create the bird, I shaped a small length of wire like a "T", glued it in place with superglue and painted it with tamiya putty diluted in acetone, then I proceeded to remove the excess putty with a 3/0 brush and Tamiya Extra Thin glue.

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