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1:64 (& 1:50) Fire-Rescue Revue

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  • #31
    THANKS- i am always on the lookout for those models that represent places that i know little to nothing about, i always like to provide some info about the different departments and it forces me to do a little research before i create a scene for them. (sometimes i think i could use a full-time research assistant, but i would have to pay in diecast)

    for example here's Plano (not of tackblebox town) and another little known greenie from PA:

    Follow Engine 180 to the Factory
    They're actually headed back to Station 10 on McDermott Road, but If you're having trouble finding the Plano factory tour, to cross off your bucket list, you're a long ways off.

    Don't worry, you could settle for the Crayola Experience, The Interurban Railway Museum, or the Go Ape treetop adventure course in Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve.

    1:64 Code 3 Collectibles:
    American La France Eagle
    Plano Fire-Rescue
    Engine 180
    Plano Texas, USA

    Clover Hose Company Engine 3 Green Gator
    Engine 3 from Clover Volunteer Hose Co.on the scene somewhere in central PA coal country.

    Whatever your emergency, the Green Gator is ready to go.

    Of course, alligators are actually almost black in color. In Pennsylvania, many have never seen one in person, so I think they should get a pass.

    1:64 Code 3 Collectibles:
    Clover Hose Company
    Engine 3
    Green Gator
    Mount Carmel Fire Department Station 3
    Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, USA
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    • #32
      I have been looking through these photos and the scenes are amazing!! 👍

      These are real models, right?


      • #33
        THANKS- you'd be surprised what you can do with some toothpicks, pipe cleaners and Popsicle sticks these days...

        Channelview Texas Fire Department Emergency Car
        These days, CFD boasts 3 Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) Ambulances, manned by 2 paramedics each, and 1 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supervisor from a staff of 85 career firefighters and paramedics.

        1:64 Greenlight Collectibles:
        1955 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery
        Emergency Car
        Channelview Volunteer Fire Department
        Emergency Services District #50
        Channelview, Harris County, Texas, USA
        Hobby Exclusive

        * This is another one of those models that you have to do a little research on- Thanks to the gang here for shedding some light on it.

        Follow the Santa Clara County F-100 to the Fireground
        With agencies from all over California pitching in, I'm sure they'll have it knocked down in no time.

        1:64 Racing Champions:
        1953 Ford F-100
        Santa Clara County
        Central Fire District Unit #4
        1999 Fire Rescue USA
        Release #12

        ** For this scene, i experimented with a little technique that i call "cloud patch pix" - i take a landscape photo and stitched it into the blue backdrop to create some more realistic. It's still in the developmental stages. of course you have to overlook that a florida keys sky doesn't belong in a central cali scene, but i like to live dangerously.
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        • #34
          For the next installment:

          Milwaukee FD Communications Unit 1
          MFD Communications Unit 1 heads back to Station #9 somewhere near Havenwoods State Forest in 'Thrillwaukee'.

          1:64 Code 3 Collectibles
          1997 LDV Command & Communications Unit
          Milwaukee Wisconsin Fire Department

          Hagerstown Fire Department Engine 3
          Juniors Engine 3 is heading back to Station #3 somewhere in Hagerstown.

          After a long career with the HFD, this Mack Engine was retired in 1982, and was purchased by members of the fire company and refurbished for special events. There's a good chance it will be appearing in the next Big Show.

          1:64 Code 3 Collectibles 1966 Mack C Pumper
          Hagerstown Fire Department
          Hagerstown Maryland
          Independent Junior Fire Company Engine 3

          Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Engine 1
          PBGFR Engine 1 at the scene of a crash in Palm Beach County.

          1:64 Code 3 Collectibles Pierce Quantum
          Hot Wheels Mercedes SLK
          DCP International ProStar Day Cab with 53' Walgreens Trailer.

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