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Willmodels Crown Vic?
« on: December 08, 2012, 01:29:58 AM »
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I am in need of some cruisers, and was looking for some 1997 NBS Crown Vics and I found the Willmodels one on eBay for $5 each. I have never used any of his stuff. Is it worth my time and $5?




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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2012, 01:33:21 AM »
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Yes, you will be be pleased.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2012, 03:35:21 AM »
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Yes, you will be be pleased.

+1

And his structures are great, too. Not to mention he's a really nice guy.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2012, 06:53:23 AM »
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I have yet to paint and finish any but I've bought a very wide array of his castings (not the Crown Vic. though). All of them are excellent castings with fine detail and few, if any, bubbles. You would not regret it... even at $10!
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2012, 08:03:12 AM »
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He's got a few vintage vehicles that hopefully will eventually be acquired by me.  Definitely some very nice models!!!  (If I were modeling a more modern period many of his newer cars would be a part of my modeling.)

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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2012, 08:21:32 AM »
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I'll add a hearty plus 1 as well.  The detail is really crisp, the dimensions are spot on, and he's got all sorts of variations.  Plus he occassionally does runs by request.  He i also willing to tlak about his project all day.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2012, 08:54:57 AM »
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I will echo everything that has already been said - great models, great detail, and great service!

As an example, here is a photo of one of his PT Cruisers that I built for my layout.



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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2012, 11:22:35 AM »
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...and he's a new member here:

https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=28037.msg291565#msg291565

Welcome Jimmo.

 8) Another direct line to a quality manufacturer... Thank you Railwire!  :lol:
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2012, 11:27:59 AM »
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Here's my +1. I have quite a few of Jim's vehicles and plan to get many more.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2012, 02:22:17 PM »
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Thanks guys, you're makin' me blush.

I also offer a money back guarantee if you're not completely satisfied. And for the record, nobody has ever taken me up on this offer.
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« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2012, 02:24:30 PM »
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I have all of his structures and all of the vehicles correct for my era.  They are all superb.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2012, 03:25:57 PM »
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 :)

So far I have one structure and two cars and I'm very pleased!

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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2012, 03:56:34 PM »
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I am in need of some cruisers, and was looking for some 2007 NBS Crown Vics and I found the Willmodels one on eBay for $5 each. I have never used any of his stuff. Is it worth my time and $5?




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Ian,
2007? Isn't your layout depicting 1990s?  :trollface:

But seriously, one of my future projects is to make a light bar flasher using 0402 LEDs and a custom flasher/sequencer.  Do you have any idea where I could find details of the flasher timing and flashing patterns? What I need for example is how many pulses in a light burst, the timing between the flashes in the burst and between the bursts. Then of course the patterns in the light sequences between all the lights on the light bar.
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Re: Willmodels Crown Vic?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 04:12:26 PM »
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Ian,
2007? Isn't your layout depicting 1990s?  :trollface:

But seriously, one of my future projects is to make a light bar flasher using 0402 LEDs and a custom flasher/sequencer.  Do you have any idea where I could find details of the flasher timing and flashing patterns? What I need for example is how many pulses in a light burst, the timing between the flashes in the burst and between the bursts. Then of course the patterns in the light sequences between all the lights on the light bar.


Ooops.... Yes that is supposed to say 1997 NBS. The last model of the CVPI ran from 1997 to 2011.

I too am looking at using 0402's to make a light bar. I plan on using the Unmarked Police Flasher from Ngineering. Looks like it would do well for replicating a "360 flash". For the tail lights and wig wags you would most likely have to use one of the other flashers he has.  I'm not planning on adding the wig wags and tail light strobes as the cruiser is going to be on a traffic stop, and I generally just leave the rear bar on for that.
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