LA County Sheriff Patrol Car
Well this one happened quite by accident, (no pun intended) I was at the Hobby People in Santa Clarita California talking models with the Dudes when in walked a LA County Sheriff sergeant. It was like the western movies when the sheriff walks in to the saloon.
It got real quiet then Sergeant Cohen said “Any one here know someone who could build a model for me?” Well my friend behind the counter said. “Steve here is a fairly good modeler!” I asked the Sergeant what kind of model, and he said he had a police car he wanted built, and how much I charge. He had a really nice Yodel model of a Dodge cruiser. Again he asked ‘How Much to build it”. I told him that seeing he is the person who stands between me and the bad guys “No Charge” He insisted and we settled on a couple of really cool division hats.
The model. This model comes with a electric motor, front steering, really nice rubber tires, and the decals for the LA County Sheriff. Very cool. I asked him if I could take some liberty with the build and he said “no problem” I added flashing LEDs to the roof and did not install the electric motor. The photo with the lights on was taken with a long exposure so both are lighted. I presented the car to him at the station with his buddy’s looking on.
I was/am very happy he was very pleased. It is displayed in his office on a shelf behind his desk. Was I a nervous wreck during the build YES! I did not want to mess this one up in any way. I have added the pictures of the hats. SCV stands for Santa Clarita Valley.
Enough rambling, I hope you like,
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