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Code 3 S Type Police conversion

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donkeyotty
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Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby donkeyotty » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:40 pm

So, I have been given an 1/18th scale Maisto S type and sorry Carl, but it is a little errr boring.........

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So, what to do with it :? Paint it like this ??

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Well maybe not :lol:

So, I had an idea :idea: I vaguely remember seeing some Police demonstrator S types in various publications and on the net so that's what it is about to become. Just to explain the Code 3 bit :?: these are models that are altered from the manufactures spec, could be just swopping a trailer or a paint job or a complete reworking.
So, did a bit of research on tinternet and found some pictures and info. It seems the two demonstrators T801BRP and T802BRP are still with us, both have current MOT, one is sorn and one is taxed. A little bit of luck then came my way when I saw that the recent Ian Cooling auction had a lot consisting of a press pack and photos of both cars, but bugger I missed the auction. :oops: However they did not sell so I made an offer which has been accepted and I await their arrival as a brilliant work of reference for the task ahead.

So, onto the strip down, that only took 15 minutes, :D

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Fully stripped,

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Thankfully with a bit of patience it came apart with only one lug breaking on the exhaust, easy repair, phew.

So into the workshop for stripping,

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Then set to with the 2500 grade and spent an hour flatting and perfecting it.

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So, that's where I am up to at the moment, just need to source battenburg, police decals, light bar, Police Slow signs, traffic cones etc and it should look like this :lol:

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I will update the thread as work progresses.
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Re: Code 3 S Type conversion

Postby Dazstap » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:37 pm

I shall be looking forward to updates on this thread as this used to be a particular interest of mine many years ago, before I was officially old enough to own a car.

I used to horrify, then surprise family members by taking similar models apart and stripping them before repainting and modifying them.
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Re: Code 3 S Type conversion

Postby Aidan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:06 pm

This will be fun to watch... :)
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Re: Code 3 S Type conversion

Postby donkeyotty » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:07 pm

So on to the painting, took a couple of hours with a toothpick to get every tiny bit of paint off the body then a coat of etch primer, followed by another flatting down.
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Followed by 3 coats of white.

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Just needs a good polish but leaving it for a couple of weeks to harden off.
Cannot understand why my wife will not let me spray paint in the kitchen so I am banished to the workshop where the cold and damp does not help with trying to get a good finish. My Dad always taught me warm paint, warm air, and warm item to achieve a finish, well one out of three will have to do at the moment, boiling water helping to warm the paint and avoid spatter.

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Beige is not really the choice of Police forces so I will be painting all of the interior with satin black. Might try and do some detailing with silver and walnut, depends on how steady my hand is.

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Had a bit of a disaster when I used paint stripper on the rear bumper spoiler, classic mistake, much swearing followed :oops: It will have to be filled and sanded to regain its shape dohhh :roll:

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Battenburg and chevron have not arrived yet ( Christmas post :( ) but the number plates have arrived and they look great. Got to paint the front number plate surround before fitting though as well as the door top trims and B post covers so still plenty to do. Looks like I am going to struggle to get the correct light bar but I am still looking and hoping.

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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby Elsa_jag » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:22 am

Looking good Don!

Now we know what people with a thoroughly sorted ‘40 do through the winter months :lol:
Regards, Carl

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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby carlmt » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:21 pm

Cracking work Don!!! I am enjoying this transformation :-)

Where on earth did you find numberplates and battenburg for an S Type? The number plates in particular interest me ;)

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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby donkeyotty » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:09 pm

carlmt wrote:Cracking work Don!!! I am enjoying this transformation :-)

Where on earth did you find numberplates and battenburg for an S Type? The number plates in particular interest me ;)

CT 8-)

Thanks Carls :lol:
I am enjoying this and am already planning a second one :shock:
This is the number plate listing.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223147788857
1/18 scale battenburg and chevron is readily available.
Just put the seats back together after painting, left the handbrake beige for a bit of contrast but it does not look right so I think I will paint it.

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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby carlmt » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:35 pm

Cheers Don! I am keeping my eyes peeled for a tatty version of this model to create a replica of mine.
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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:07 pm

Managed to find some time between eating and errr more eating :lol: to detail the dash after it's colour change, thankfully gel Sharpies makes it a lot easier :D Not perfect but getting there........... :shock:
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Re: Code 3 S Type Police conversion

Postby Elsa_jag » Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:44 pm

If it was a model ‘40, we’d all be advising you sort the rust in the bulk head whilst you’ve got that dash out! :lol:
Regards, Carl

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