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Academy jeep built as Firemen Vehicle
Francisco
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: March 08, 2004
KitMaker: 342 posts
Armorama: 288 posts
Posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 - 08:50 PM GMT+7
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.






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:







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
KeroJP8
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Seine-et-Marne, France
Joined: October 08, 2005
KitMaker: 403 posts
Armorama: 320 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 01:00 PM GMT+7
Hi,

Wow, that's not a common sight, and an awesome build

Pls post pics when painted.

Congrats,

Richard
Rob_Haelterman
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Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Joined: October 01, 2008
KitMaker: 142 posts
Armorama: 136 posts
Posted: Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 01:31 PM GMT+7
Lovely work, Francisco !
Will you make it available in the FBMinis range too ?

Cheers
Rob
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