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GROUP BUILDS => The Blue Lights GB => Topic started by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2021, 06:54:57 am

Title: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on February 07, 2021, 06:54:57 am
Right gents here's the area for any general discussion and chat regarding the GB

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: buzzbomb on February 07, 2021, 01:49:41 pm
Team, your timing is immaculate !
An extremely short run "kit" recently arrived that is firmly in this space. It has been on the procrastination cycle of "put it on the bench, look at it, take it off the bench" for about 2 months, so sits still unstarted. This is exactly what I need to get the thing underway
Now to NOT start it before the Oneth of March, should be a doddle.
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Leading Observer on February 08, 2021, 03:28:15 am
So, getting my head around this one, we are looking at stuff like, say,  the Mad Max Police interceptors type of vehicles or a bright red Yorkshire Fire Service Avro Vulcan Water Bomber?
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: McColm on February 08, 2021, 03:39:07 am
So my idea of a rescue train could be the basis for this build? I'm going to have to sit this one out until my circumstances change.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 08, 2021, 04:11:34 am
I'm looking at getting a set of US-style blue/red lights for a 1/24 car I have in the stash. Fujimi do a set which could provide for 2 cars https://www.hiroboy.com/124_Police_Patrol_Car_Parts_Set--product--14977.html#

Plenty of decal sets out there at prices so low it's a steal  :lol:

Also looking for some US Police helo markings to go on an AH-1G - Any good websites that show a wide range of schemes?

I just need to buy within the UK to avoid shipping issues.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 08, 2021, 04:22:23 am
And as is quite common with Hiroboy, that kit's not actually in stock at the moment.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: McColm on February 08, 2021, 05:01:18 am
I'm looking at getting a set of US-style blue/red lights for a 1/24 car I have in the stash. Fujimi do a set which could provide for 2 cars https://www.hiroboy.com/124_Police_Patrol_Car_Parts_Set--product--14977.html#

Plenty of decal sets out there at prices so low it's a steal  :lol:

Also looking for some US Police helo markings to go on an AH-1G - Any good websites that show a wide range of schemes?

I just need to buy within the UK to avoid shipping issues.
Nick, if you want you can have a rummage in one of the my grey plastic storage boxes. I'm sure one of the boxes has those parts.
Steven
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2021, 05:38:53 am
So, getting my head around this one, we are looking at stuff like, say,  the Mad Max Police interceptors type of vehicles or a bright red Yorkshire Fire Service Avro Vulcan Water Bomber?

Yes, mate, both of those are in the scope of this GB. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Rheged on February 08, 2021, 09:34:53 am
So my idea of a rescue train could be the basis for this build? I'm going to have to sit this one out until my circumstances change.

Don't sit it out, just change emphasis.  Write a backstory or two. All you need is imagination (we all know you have that) and a means of posting.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on February 08, 2021, 09:48:28 am
So, getting my head around this one, we are looking at stuff like, say,  the Mad Max Police interceptors type of vehicles or a bright red Yorkshire Fire Service Avro Vulcan Water Bomber?

Shame I did my B1R FireLancer (https://www.deviantart.com/scooternjng/art/Rockwell-B-1R-FireLancer-WIP-537426818) a bunch a years ago. :-\

(https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/f/72f12cc7-56d2-4b9b-8b64-90c33780182b/d8vyx6q-795c2888-a23b-4562-b09c-f5885ad06205.png/v1/fill/w_1841,h_434,q_70,strp/rockwell_b_1r_firelancer_wip_by_scooternjng_d8vyx6q-pre.jpg?token=eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJzdWIiOiJ1cm46YXBwOiIsImlzcyI6InVybjphcHA6Iiwib2JqIjpbW3siaGVpZ2h0IjoiPD03NTIiLCJwYXRoIjoiXC9mXC83MmYxMmNjNy01NmQyLTRiOWItOGI2NC05MGMzMzc4MDE4MmJcL2Q4dnl4NnEtNzk1YzI4ODgtYTIzYi00NTYyLWIwOWMtZjU4ODVhZDA2MjA1LnBuZyIsIndpZHRoIjoiPD0zMTg3In1dXSwiYXVkIjpbInVybjpzZXJ2aWNlOmltYWdlLm9wZXJhdGlvbnMiXX0.caL-dkZNLr3sxubyQ3pB_BwiDyE7XRSOQBX4ldXnTCw)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: McColm on February 08, 2021, 09:48:44 am
So my idea of a rescue train could be the basis for this build? I'm going to have to sit this one out until my circumstances change.

Don't sit it out, just change emphasis.  Write a backstory or two. All you need is imagination (we all know you have that) and a means of posting.
Thanks Rheged
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 08, 2021, 12:13:13 pm
USFS (United States Forest Service) Firesnake.
(https://i.redd.it/2uv5g6swv8c31.jpg)

Snohomish County Sheriff's Dept. UH-1H, and OH-6A. I've seen both over the house.  ;D
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/65/9a/e4/659ae411c91b204b65a24a62510e3b49.jpg)
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/14/fc/c0/14fcc0b3fcd3fc85dafaf182e85607e9.jpg)


Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2021, 06:28:42 pm
It's time to make AIR POLICE! Police that fly around in the sky and "pull over" other air craft just like they do on the ground with automobiles. Put some lights on top and police decals.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2021, 06:34:02 pm
It's time to make AIR POLICE! Police that fly around in the sky and "pull over" other air craft just like they do on the ground with automobiles. Put some lights on top and police decals.  :wacko:

Perfectly permissible & a hoot to boot! ;D ;D :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2021, 06:44:00 pm
I had thought about doing this a good while back and had forgotten all about it! Good opportunity to go for it, now, that I've been reminded and there's a GB for it. In my mind I picture a Cessna 172......   I have some of those and some generic police decals so all I'd really need are some overheads and I could probably make my own from something.  :mellow:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 08, 2021, 06:51:12 pm
Clear sprue is often a good starting point, depending on scale, of course.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2021, 09:40:42 pm
Right on.... thanks for the advice, I'll start there. I often toss most sprue but always save the clear stuff. As luck would have it, the -last- time I built an Arii kit (which is what the Cessna for this GB would be) I just so happened to use a bit of clear sprue and colored the base of it red to glue on top of my Bonanza as the position light. It didn't work the way I envisioned but I managed to get the shape right. Painting the base of it red did nothing to make the piece "look" red but I'm positive I can achieve tinting them now with all the stuff I've learned since then. This was maybe.... the third? build I had done since re-starting the hobby. You can just baaaaarely see the light  here:

(https://i.imgur.com/O2BOGoY.jpg)

I've secured the kit from my stash and have it on the ready! Transfers as well....  I'll likely add more from the decalstash to provide some identifying nomenclature rather than using straight generic markings. I should at least add an abbreviation akin "USAF" to represent the governing agency. I mean.. it's not a toy, I can't just have it say "Police" on the side.  ;D It has to be someone's police. Perhaps in some alternate universe the civil air patrol evolves into a legit gov't law enforcement agency or something....   :unsure:

(https://i.imgur.com/hVcQ79a.jpg)

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 08, 2021, 11:09:18 pm
I have at least four ides/projects that appear eligible for this GB, including aircraft, mecha and even (*gasp*) a large-scale car. Right now digging through the piles to find the kits and donors...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 08, 2021, 11:18:13 pm
I definitely want to see a regular ol' car with the fugu applied.  :mellow: :mellow: :mellow:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 09, 2021, 12:12:25 am
No pressure, please, this will be something of a personal challenge. Do not expect too much!  ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2021, 04:03:14 am
Wouldn't the Cessna need to have the 'HO engine option' though?

Like Python grafted onto the nose.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 09, 2021, 05:01:52 am
(https://i.imgur.com/hVcQ79a.jpg)

Funny, I had a very similar inspiration/idea - one of my builds will be an Arii 1:72 Cessna 336 in police service. ;)
Finally an idea and good occasion for this kit in The Stash™, and also a measure to reduce it...  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on February 09, 2021, 06:16:38 am
Wouldn't the Cessna need to have the 'HO engine option' though?

Like Python grafted onto the nose.  ;) ;)

Unless you want to use a jet trainer like the LAPD's T-38
(https://www.impdb.org/images/2/20/Dragnet_T-38.jpg)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Rheged on February 09, 2021, 06:29:33 am
Thinking out loud, there's these blue light services in the UK:-   Police  (including the diplomatic protection group, Mod Plod etc), Fire and Rescue, Ambulance/First Responder/ Paramedic/Doctor, Coastguard, Mountain Rescue (and similar search teams), Cave and Mine Rescue,  RNLI and similar independent lifeboat services.

  I'm not sure whether the Radiological Protection Group counts, but there's one such team at Sellafield. Fishery Protection Officers do have powers of arrest, so could one include them too?

In other countries I suppose we can add  Avalanche  Rescue, Desert Search,   Civil Defence,  and possibly  International Ice Patrol (you know, the one set up after the Titanic hit the iceberg)

What have I missed out?
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 09, 2021, 07:07:44 am
I haven't consulted with crudebuteffective on this but my personal opinion is that builds need to be uniformed personnel & marked vehicles, otherwise one could make a figure of some long-haired hippy & a Pinto & say it's an undercover cop, or some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV & say they're a Police VIP Protection officer.

Not saying they're not cool ideas but it's not what I envisage for this GB.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 09, 2021, 07:16:25 am

What have I missed out?


There's probably an Earthquake Rescue Service in Japan and similar places.

They carry BIG shovels...................  ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 09, 2021, 09:05:14 am
What have I missed out?

Blood and Organ transport.  NHS Blood Donation cars are quite strikingly marked, I believe most organ transport is carried out by ambulances.
http://www.ukemergency.co.uk/category/others/blood-service/

Bomb disposal:
http://www.ukemergency.co.uk/category/others/bomb-disposal/

HM Customs:
http://www.ukemergency.co.uk/category/others/customs/

The UK Emergency site is worth a good browse and covers some small and niche services.  There are several none blue light services that provide emergency response, RNLI Lifeguards, Oil Spill Response aircraft are two I can think of.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2021, 12:08:36 pm
Wouldn't the Cessna need to have the 'HO engine option' though?

Like Python grafted onto the nose.  ;) ;)

I had similar thoughts enter my mind....  like the Crown Vics with their "Interceptor" cars.  ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2021, 12:09:14 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/hVcQ79a.jpg)

Funny, I had a very similar inspiration/idea - one of my builds will be an Arii 1:72 Cessna 336 in police service. ;)
Finally an idea and good occasion for this kit in The Stash™, and also a measure to reduce it...  :rolleyes:

That would be sweet!!!   Some good ol' Arii action for the GB.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: crudebuteffective on February 09, 2021, 01:35:55 pm
I haven't consulted with crudebuteffective on this but my personal opinion is that builds need to be uniformed personnel & marked vehicles, otherwise one could make a figure of some long-haired hippy & a Pinto & say it's an undercover cop, or some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV & say they're a Police VIP Protection officer.

Not saying they're not cool ideas but it's not what I envisage for this GB.

i agree uniformed and marked

crudebuteffective AKA mark
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 09, 2021, 05:40:48 pm
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some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV

Just give'em a marked vest (cheesy TV style) or windbreaker (the FBIs fave) over the civies.
 ;D

(https://sites.google.com/site/apbanticrime/_/rsrc/1309828657748/home/uniform-policy/18972199_w434_h_q80.jpg?height=466&width=425)

(https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/99/21399/splash/FBI_jackets.jpg)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 09, 2021, 08:14:57 pm
McC mentioned a rescue train. I now present, a police train:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7naLLeB0A&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1Zdc7UJoO6ecFZvzEitOOJXz6SX_obFceTIwyFpLSr2ycThNfZJvgEjQw


(or 'loco,' whatever,.... didn't get to see if it was an entire train)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 09, 2021, 11:35:59 pm
That is funny! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 10, 2021, 02:43:57 am
I built a CDC (Center for Disease Control) Landcruiser for the Scale Cannonball Run one year.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/4302/35243523364_f8c5bf6096_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VGmgCy)Landcruiser 80 Series 003 (https://flic.kr/p/VGmgCy) by Fred Maillardet (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156376527@N06/), on Flickr

For this GB I was thinking maybe a Gotham City Police Dept Dodge Charger using the Lindberg kit.
(https://www.scalemates.com/products/img/8/2/2/186822-12135-48-pristine.jpg)

Plus a Flying Doctor aircraft and maybe something Biggles Special Air Police.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 02:45:39 am
Quote
some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV

Just give'em a marked vest (cheesy TV style) or windbreaker (the FBIs fave) over the civies.
 ;D

(https://sites.google.com/site/apbanticrime/_/rsrc/1309828657748/home/uniform-policy/18972199_w434_h_q80.jpg?height=466&width=425)

(https://www.democracynow.org/images/story/99/21399/splash/FBI_jackets.jpg)

Master Box do some 1/24 figures in a heist theme that would fit nicely into a cheesy TV theme.
https://www.hannants.co.uk/search/index.php?adv=1&product_category_id=&product_division_id=&manufacturer_id=8106&product_type_id=&code=&scale_id=952&keyword_search=Heist&setPerPage=100&sort=0&search_direction=0&save_search_name=&save_search=

Conversely, the bad guys in the range would fit Jon's first pic.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 03:15:16 am
They do this lady officer too:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/MAS24027?result-token=TnPmn
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: tigercat on February 10, 2021, 03:16:48 am
Transport Police is another one and presumably armed services each have their own  police  personnel and medics and firefighters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_firefighting_tank
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 03:28:00 am
ICM do some larger 1/16 scale Police figures.

RCMP Female officer with dog:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM16008?result-token=pZXu6
British Police modern armed female officer:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM16009?result-token=pZXu6
SWAT Team leader:
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICMBritish male Policeman 1980s, unarmed (Probably won't be available for this GB):
16101?result-token=pZXu6
https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM16011?result-token=pZXu6
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2021, 04:42:55 am

McC mentioned a rescue train. I now present, a police train:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7naLLeB0A&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1Zdc7UJoO6ecFZvzEitOOJXz6SX_obFceTIwyFpLSr2ycThNfZJvgEjQw

(or 'loco,' whatever,.... didn't get to see if it was an entire train)


That 'Police' Class 37 was the only vehicle they painted for the advert, there wasn't a train behind it at all. The whole thing was to advertise that the then new HST's could cruise at 125 mph.

The loco became so famous Hornby even had one painted like that in their model railway catalogue!  :o
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 05:25:43 am
Three Inches Under:
https://www.threeinchesunder.com/

They have lots of parts for Emergency and funeral vehicles, sirens, light bars, beacons, radios etc.  The casting doesn't look brilliant, but they probably clean up well.  Mostly 1/25 scale, they other scales as well.

They also have an Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThreeInchesUnder?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search_UK_DSA_GGL_Main_General_New&utm_ag=UK-EN_DSA-General&utm_custom1=_k_Cj0KCQiApY6BBhCsARIsAOI_GjasNNFQyaM0iDaIEPkCcqQhzaNCNUg2mGFCUy6G34vylWzQTcgBdc8aAiJ1EALw_wcB_k_&utm_content=go_11120727342_112118310227_474876607394_dsa-19959388920_c_&utm_custom2=11120727342&gclid=Cj0KCQiApY6BBhCsARIsAOI_GjasNNFQyaM0iDaIEPkCcqQhzaNCNUg2mGFCUy6G34vylWzQTcgBdc8aAiJ1EALw_wcB
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2021, 06:13:37 am

Three Inches Under:
https://www.threeinchesunder.com/

They have lots of parts for Emergency and funeral vehicles, sirens, light bars, beacons, radios etc.  The casting doesn't look brilliant, but they probably clean up well.  Mostly 1/25 scale, they other scales as well.


Cooer, I've never heard of them before, but they certainly make some interesting stuff. Good link, thanks Mossie.  :thumbsup:

I'm still trying to work out where they get their name from.............  :-\
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 10, 2021, 06:23:38 am
"Six feet down" in 1:24, I guess?  ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2021, 06:38:05 am

"Six feet down" in 1:24, I guess?  ;)


Of course! How stupid of me, thanks Thomas.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 10:11:23 am
Beat me to it. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 10, 2021, 10:33:30 am
Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2021, 11:51:42 am

Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X


You're not kidding!  :o
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 10, 2021, 12:43:08 pm

McC mentioned a rescue train. I now present, a police train:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN7naLLeB0A&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR1Zdc7UJoO6ecFZvzEitOOJXz6SX_obFceTIwyFpLSr2ycThNfZJvgEjQw

(or 'loco,' whatever,.... didn't get to see if it was an entire train)


That 'Police' Class 37 was the only vehicle they painted for the advert, there wasn't a train behind it at all. The whole thing was to advertise that the then new HST's could cruise at 125 mph.

The loco became so famous Hornby even had one painted like that in their model railway catalogue!  :o


VERY cool!! I knew you'd save the day on this one, bruh! Thank you. That video popped up yesterday by pure happenstance and I was like, "oh man I gotta put this in the thing over on the thing!"   ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 10, 2021, 01:31:05 pm
I aim to please.  ;D

And it helps having been there at the time of course.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: loupgarou on February 11, 2021, 12:04:17 am
Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X

Not really.  :rolleyes:
But the site would be much better if they removed their automatic translation. It's even worse than ebay's one. :o
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: tigercat on February 11, 2021, 02:32:39 am
https://www.cmspecialistvehicles.co.uk/11-weirdest-ambulances-of-all-time/

I quite like the camel one
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on February 11, 2021, 09:51:37 am
I haven't consulted with crudebuteffective on this but my personal opinion is that builds need to be uniformed personnel & marked vehicles, otherwise one could make a figure of some long-haired hippy & a Pinto & say it's an undercover cop, or some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV & say they're a Police VIP Protection officer.

Not saying they're not cool ideas but it's not what I envisage for this GB.

i agree uniformed and marked

crudebuteffective AKA mark

What about mixing uniformed/marked vehicles and plainclothes/unmarked vehicles?  Beyond Ye Olde Blue Windbreakers
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 12, 2021, 12:16:14 am
I haven't consulted with crudebuteffective on this but my personal opinion is that builds need to be uniformed personnel & marked vehicles, otherwise one could make a figure of some long-haired hippy & a Pinto & say it's an undercover cop, or some guy/girl in a suit & a black SUV & say they're a Police VIP Protection officer.

Not saying they're not cool ideas but it's not what I envisage for this GB.

i agree uniformed and marked

crudebuteffective AKA mark

What about mixing uniformed/marked vehicles and plainclothes/unmarked vehicles?  Beyond Ye Olde Blue Windbreakers

Definitely probably! ;D


If in doubt PM a photo or description to the esteemed crudebuteffective (Mark) AND that tosser Old Wombat (Guy).

If we think it's borderline we'll discuss it but otherwise the first response is the GO. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 12, 2021, 02:39:59 am
Not planning to build one of these, but there is definitely scope for civilian SWAT/Riot Squad armoured vehicles with water cannon, dozer blades, rams etc

Also fire boats.  Pibber with a water cannon and high volume pump?
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 12, 2021, 05:19:45 am
 :rolleyes:

(https://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/0/6/5/5/8/9/Kuriose-Feuerwehren-TLF-2000-400-648x486-410db117db928a16.jpg)

This is not a fake, it's a special vehicle for Shanghai with lots of underground mortorways!
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 12, 2021, 07:06:06 am
:rolleyes:

(https://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/0/6/5/5/8/9/Kuriose-Feuerwehren-TLF-2000-400-648x486-410db117db928a16.jpg)

This is not a fake, it's a special vehicle for Shanghai with lots of underground mortorways!

I wouldn't have believed it but...  ;D
There are 3 of these Janus trucks at Mont Blanc https://jalopnik.com/the-tragic-story-of-why-this-two-headed-fire-truck-is-s-1683279098
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 12, 2021, 08:17:15 am
Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X

Not really.  :rolleyes:

Depends on what spice you like.  If you regularly like vindaloo, then a madras is going to be rather bland!  :wacko: ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 12, 2021, 09:01:13 am
Some more ideas for odd vehicles  :wacko:

Wacky Races have nothing on these: https://theverybesttop10.com/unusual-police-vehicles/

What Top Gear thinks: https://www.topgear.com/car-news/list/gallery-these-are-worlds-best-police-cars#1
Lots of oil cash to splurge in the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi  ;D

Somerset and Avon made do with a 160mph Ariel Atom: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ariel/atom/87271/ariel-reveals-atom-police-car

Ambulance or bulldozer? https://twitter.com/EEAST_HART/status/1359134117724639232

Nice shots of Oban Airport fire trucks: https://twitter.com/jbairportfirey/status/1352921945168367616

There are Ambulance Boats! http://www.ukemergency.co.uk/category/ambulance/ambulance-boats/
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on February 12, 2021, 09:10:12 am
Ambulance or bulldozer? https://twitter.com/EEAST_HART/status/1359134117724639232

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EtydNA5XIAIveuu?format=jpg&name=large)

177th MED Group has one (without the plow) as well.  Utterly worthless, IMHO, since KACY Fire runs EMS, Atlanticare's medics are like 5 minutes away, and the USAF pulled the Med Group's patient treatment certification several years ago.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 12, 2021, 11:22:01 am
Not planning to build one of these, but there is definitely scope for civilian SWAT/Riot Squad armoured vehicles with water cannon, dozer blades, rams etc

One potential build of mine is a RUC armoured car.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: loupgarou on February 12, 2021, 12:48:59 pm
Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X

Not really.  :rolleyes:

Depends on what spice you like.  If you regularly like vindaloo, then a madras is going to be rather bland!  :wacko: ;)

What are vindaloo and madras?? :o
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 12, 2021, 01:11:51 pm
 Indian curries.  Madras is hot & spicy.  Vindaloo is crazy spicy!
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: loupgarou on February 12, 2021, 02:54:36 pm
Indian curries.  Madras is hot & spicy.  Vindaloo is crazy spicy!

Aaaah... Thanks. I am not in that kind of things.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 12, 2021, 03:35:28 pm
Forgot to mention, some of their female figures are a bit "spicey"!  :-X

Not really.  :rolleyes:

Depends on what spice you like.  If you regularly like vindaloo, then a madras is going to be rather bland!  :wacko: ;)

What are vindaloo and madras?? :o

Styles of Indian food. Lots of soldiers and colonial types came home from India with curry recipes and spices. By the 1900s quite a few Indians had come to the UK and opened restaurants and turned their home dishes into British favourites. The places to look out for are the ones serving authentic meals from each region of India.

We also have the generic Indian meals that vaguely resemble the original or are British invented dishes - to be found in every UK town. Tikka Masala is the all-time favourite as it is tasty but mild.
Some of these places have made stupidly hot curries as a challenge. The hottest curry is Phaal (created in Birmingham) and it really is the noise you make when your mouth starts melting from all the chili.

A rough guide: https://www.racq.com.au/Living/Articles/A-guide-to-Indian-curries
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 12, 2021, 09:56:41 pm
Indian food is glorious.  :lol:      I make strange variants from time to time...... one I've made recently is to use Tikka Marsala sauce on potatoes, meatloaf, with shredded parmesan, Sriracha sauce, and a dab of Chamoy.   ;D    Sounds weird... probably because it is.  :wacko:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 13, 2021, 04:44:04 am
Indian food is glorious.  :lol:      I make strange variants from time to time...... one I've made recently is to use Tikka Marsala sauce on potatoes, meatloaf, with shredded parmesan, Sriracha sauce, and a dab of Chamoy.   ;D    Sounds weird... probably because it is.  :wacko:

A friend said he had never tried an Indian because he thought it was all hot and he hated the feel of rice. I told him to do a Tikka Masala on a baked potato (instead of cheese or beans). He loved it :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on February 13, 2021, 06:00:08 am
The hottest curry is Phaal (created in Birmingham) and it really is the noise you make when your mouth starts melting from all the chili.


As a young man I used to eat Phaal on a regular basis, now I've grown older I tend to try different types which is why I like those restaurants which provide long descriptions of the curry in the menu, or those where the manager is happy to talk through the menu with you. My favourite place for curry has to be Ocean Rd in South Shields, has to be 15/20 restaurants down there on one side of the road, while the other side of the road is all guest houses.

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 13, 2021, 07:28:13 am
Thread drift at it's best!  Models into kinky sex into curries.

All part of my plan mwahhahaha! :wacko:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Scotaidh on February 13, 2021, 10:23:45 am
My father was in the Kenya Police Air Wing during the Mau Mau Emergency.  He has a picture of himself standing next to an Auster.  Real world, as of this year that force does not still exist, their aircraft were merged into the Air Force.


Since this is Whif World, they can still exist, under new management and parameters.   I thought I might try them on some ... different ... equipment.  I'll need to check the stash for suitable aircraft.  :)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2021, 12:18:35 pm
Indian food is glorious.  :lol:      I make strange variants from time to time...... one I've made recently is to use Tikka Marsala sauce on potatoes, meatloaf, with shredded parmesan, Sriracha sauce, and a dab of Chamoy.   ;D    Sounds weird... probably because it is.  :wacko:

A friend said he had never tried an Indian because he thought it was all hot and he hated the feel of rice. I told him to do a Tikka Masala on a baked potato (instead of cheese or beans). He loved it :thumbsup:

Oh, brilliant! It's always pretty grand to get people to trying new foods. It opens up whole new worlds of variety and can be quite the enjoyable journey of discovery. Many years back a friend of mine got me to try some Squid.....  if not for the recommendation and endorsement, I wouldn't have been open to trying all sorts of new things ever since and now one of my favorite stops grocery shopping are the little Asian markets just outside the gates of Ft. Sill. On that note, if not for the military, we wouldn't have the diversity we do here. Lawton is one of few places in Oklahoma where you can find foods of all sorts and that's because there's a market for it!

I have another idea for this group build... not too long ago I and a couple others, including me homie Fred, was ruminating about fire vehicles and I had a goofy idea to make a flying water cannon for a fire department.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2021, 12:18:55 pm
Thread drift at it's best!  Models into kinky sex into curries.

All part of my plan mwahhahaha! :wacko:

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 13, 2021, 04:08:59 pm
...I have another idea for this group build... not too long ago I and a couple others, including me homie Fred, was ruminating about fire vehicles and I had a goofy idea to make a flying water cannon for a fire department.

Mmmm, yes.  A big-bottom chopper like a Chinook, Sea Stallion, or Mojave which could carry a lot of water, outfitted with a cannon for fighting fires in metropolitan high-rises.
Could have made all the difference on 9-11.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 13, 2021, 04:27:53 pm
Fat bottom choppers make the world go round!  ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 13, 2021, 04:30:16 pm
Mojave with a water cannon out the front loading door would look like it was smoking a cigar.

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: ChernayaAkula on February 13, 2021, 05:22:28 pm
^ Is fine. Just as long as you don't want to have the water cannon on a Chinook or Stallion stick out of the "hell hole" in the helo's fuselage....  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Rheged on February 18, 2021, 01:13:26 pm
RNLI in the UK are a blue light organization.  Here's a video that might give you some non-standard ideas:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjgTTfE9yT0&feature=youtu.be&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=500666  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjgTTfE9yT0&feature=youtu.be&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=500666)

RNLI =  Royal National Lifeboat Institution.   It's a charity, so have a look at their website  https://rnli.org/ (https://rnli.org/)  for further ideas.......then have a look at their shop/donations  sections and support them, please!
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 18, 2021, 02:00:49 pm
Very interesting and informative.  :thumbsup:

I love the SLARS machine with its all-hydraulic tiling and swivelling.  ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 20, 2021, 08:28:47 pm
^ Is fine. Just as long as you don't want to have the water cannon on a Chinook or Stallion stick out of the "hell hole" in the helo's fuselage....  :rolleyes:

Chinook or Sea Stallion? Meh, a large water cannon (which BTW are called monitors in the firefighting industry)
out of the belly of an Mi-10K would be much more "impressive".
 ;)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on February 21, 2021, 12:06:06 am
One idea I've had on the back burner for decades- a PT boat surplused out into a fire/rescue boat on a large lake.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 21, 2021, 12:29:06 am
Hmmm? Plywood PT boat plus fire? Hmmm? :unsure:


Rescue boat, not a problem! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 21, 2021, 02:20:18 am
^ Is fine. Just as long as you don't want to have the water cannon on a Chinook or Stallion stick out of the "hell hole" in the helo's fuselage....  :rolleyes:

Chinook or Sea Stallion? Meh, a large water cannon (which BTW are called monitors in the firefighting industry)
out of the belly of an Mi-10K would be much more "impressive".
 ;)

Thanks Jon. I knew they didn't call them water cannon but couldn't remember what they used instead.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on February 22, 2021, 01:07:16 pm
^ Is fine. Just as long as you don't want to have the water cannon on a Chinook or Stallion stick out of the "hell hole" in the helo's fuselage....  :rolleyes:

Chinook or Sea Stallion? Meh, a large water cannon (which BTW are called monitors in the firefighting industry)
out of the belly of an Mi-10K would be much more "impressive".
 ;)

Unfortunately the reporting code Horse is already spoken for.... :angel: Would look good with an underslung tank

For inspiration, a Mi-6 with a hose in the chin position:
https://www.airliners.net/photo/Russia-Air-Force/Mil-Mi-6POZh/660662
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 23, 2021, 09:42:40 pm
That's a water-cannon/monitor mounted in the former gun position.

The red pipes barely visible in the photo are the tank filling system
that drops down into the water.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 23, 2021, 09:56:05 pm
Hmmm? Plywood PT boat plus fire? Hmmm? :unsure:


Rescue boat, not a problem! :thumbsup:

They weren't made of "plywood", and if equipped with a typical fireboat monitor
system it wouldn't much matter anyway as you'd be doing stand-off firefighting.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 23, 2021, 10:01:12 pm
Speaking of fire-boats the Seattle Fire Department's fireboat Duwamish, launched in 1909,
was originally built with a ram-bow so if necessary she could ram and sink wooden-hulled
vessels. Duwamish was in service until 1985 and is preserved as a museum ship. I've
been aboard.
 ;D

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Originally_the_Seattle_fireboat_Duwamish_was_built_with_a_%27ram%27_bow.jpg/993px-Originally_the_Seattle_fireboat_Duwamish_was_built_with_a_%27ram%27_bow.jpg)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: loupgarou on February 24, 2021, 12:13:21 am
Hmmm? Plywood PT boat plus fire? Hmmm? :unsure:


Rescue boat, not a problem! :thumbsup:

They weren't made of "plywood", and if equipped with a typical fireboat monitor
system it wouldn't much matter anyway as you'd be doing stand-off firefighting.

No?

Of plywood and mahogany construction, a PT is light yet strong, lightly armored yet strongly armed. Its draft is seldom over 6 feet thus enabling it to maneuver in shallow water.

https://maritime.org/doc/pt/know/
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 24, 2021, 01:33:39 pm
Hmmm? Plywood PT boat plus fire? Hmmm? :unsure:


Rescue boat, not a problem! :thumbsup:

They weren't made of "plywood", and if equipped with a typical fireboat monitor
system it wouldn't much matter anyway as you'd be doing stand-off firefighting.

No?

Of plywood and mahogany construction, a PT is light yet strong, lightly armored yet strongly armed. Its draft is seldom over 6 feet thus enabling it to maneuver in shallow water.

https://maritime.org/doc/pt/know/

The only "plywood" is in the superstructure, frame gussets etc. The hulls were a double layer of
diagonally laid mahogany planks, the two layers were layed in opposite directions. The planks
were solid wood, not plywood. The decks of the 80' Elcos were also planked, except for the last
two production blocks which went to plywood.

References to the US PT and UK MTB/MGB as "plywood boats" has always been incorrect.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 24, 2021, 02:16:45 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFB6FfaNQ40

I need to watch this again, and the sequel!  :thumbsup:

Nearly forgot about Smokey and The Bandit, want to see that again now  ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: zenrat on February 25, 2021, 02:30:28 am
Cannonball Run.  1981.  Not bad.
Cannonball Run 2.  1984.  A bit meh.

However, if you can find it, watch David Carradine in Cannonball which was filmed in 1976.  It's superior to the two above but rarely shown and impossible to find.

The Gumball Rally (1976) is also worth a look.


Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on February 25, 2021, 06:27:22 am

Nearly forgot about Smokey and The Bandit, want to see that again now  ;D

No 2 is on one of the Free to Air channels next week sometime
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on February 25, 2021, 06:47:10 pm
(It's in Russian so you'll need to run it through your preferred translator)

Page on Russian post-WWII air-dropped lifeboats/rescue craft, including
one that mounted on the belly of the Tu-16:
https://cmboat.ru/katera/katera01/katera28/

(https://cmboat.ru/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/1363.jpg)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on February 26, 2021, 04:00:51 pm
Inspired by PR19s RNLI Air Wing idea, I've been wandering down the path of the drone. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53600780

Westland Sharpeye http://helimuseum.com/heli.php?ident=sharpeye
Or the bigger manned version? http://helimuseum.com/heli.php?ident=wg33  Put a blue light on top of the rotor  ;D

Giving high-speed chase in this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RotorWay_Scorpion
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on February 26, 2021, 09:22:48 pm
Giving high-speed chase in this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RotorWay_Scorpion

High speed chase, huh? :unsure: :rolleyes:

Performance
    Cruise speed: 78 knots (90 mph, 145 km/h)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on February 26, 2021, 11:33:55 pm
Giving high-speed chase in this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RotorWay_Scorpion

There was one of these based at the airport where I learned to fly in the mid-late 80s. Based on what I saw back then I would not want to be over water in one of those things. 
High speed chase, huh? :unsure: :rolleyes:

Performance
    Cruise speed: 78 knots (90 mph, 145 km/h)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: kitbasher on February 27, 2021, 12:38:28 am
Inspired by PR19s RNLI Air Wing idea, I've been wandering down the path of the drone. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-53600780

Westland Sharpeye http://helimuseum.com/heli.php?ident=sharpeye
Or the bigger manned version? http://helimuseum.com/heli.php?ident=wg33  Put a blue light on top of the rotor  ;D

Giving high-speed chase in this? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RotorWay_Scorpion

Mix of autonomous and remotely piloted there, Nick.  Have been thinking the same for my entry/entries.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 27, 2021, 06:20:21 am

Or the bigger manned version? http://helimuseum.com/heli.php?ident=wg33  Put a blue light on top of the rotor  ;D


The WG33 is a total HOOT!  ;D

I'm expecting A Model, Mikro-Mir or AMP to bring a kit of one out soon. Probably just as our Blue Light GB ends......
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on March 10, 2021, 06:13:46 am
If you're doing an American emergency vehicle, here's a handy reference (https://www.extremetacticaldynamics.com/knowledge-base/state-statutes/) on what's legal by state.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Mossie on March 10, 2021, 10:52:06 am
Mind boggling.  :o. Nice and easy on this side of the pond, all emergency vehicles have blue lights.  Red lights may be used to indicate to a driver they need to stop.
Commercial vehicles & construction vehicles have amber flashing lights (sometimes green lights to show the driver is using a seatbelt).  These are purely hazard warning lights.
Doctors use green lights, these don't give them the same ability to disregard  road laws like blue lights.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on March 12, 2021, 12:09:59 pm
Just a heads up for anyone looking to source decals, there is a chap selling on facebook under the name Plastigraphix with quite a range of custom made  general and specific police/fire/rescue decals. 
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on March 13, 2021, 05:52:38 am
Cheers  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2021, 08:34:44 am
I feel like a trip to Italy is coming on  :wub: 
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/mantua-firefighters-gallery-mantova-museo-urbano-diffuso/gAJSt0JkC8RxLg?hl=en

Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: loupgarou on March 15, 2021, 09:07:28 am
I feel like a trip to Italy is coming on  :wub: 
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/mantua-firefighters-gallery-mantova-museo-urbano-diffuso/gAJSt0JkC8RxLg?hl=en

Very nice. Even I didn't know of it. And a lot more to see in northern Italy.
But you'd better wait till after COVID: At the moment everything is closed down.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on March 15, 2021, 09:11:13 am
I feel like a trip to Italy is coming on  :wub: 
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/mantua-firefighters-gallery-mantova-museo-urbano-diffuso/gAJSt0JkC8RxLg?hl=en

A Schwimmwagen AND a DUKW! ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: scooter on March 15, 2021, 09:24:47 am
I feel like a trip to Italy is coming on  :wub: 
https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/mantua-firefighters-gallery-mantova-museo-urbano-diffuso/gAJSt0JkC8RxLg?hl=en

A Schwimmwagen AND a DUKW! ;D

And a Bell 47 with full patient pods.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 15, 2021, 10:55:55 am
And a pair of firefighting BICYCLES!  :o :o :o
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on March 15, 2021, 11:32:36 am
Post-WWII the Italian State Police used the "Metropolitana" version of the AS.42 as police and security
vehicles, those used by the XI Reparto Mobile retained their 20mm Breda cannon and Breda 37 MGs.
The "Metropolitana" had storage lockers in place of the jerry can rack.
They were painted overall Amaranth Red.

(http://www.warwheels.net/images/CamionettaDeserticaMod42metHaugh%20(1).jpg)

(http://www.warwheels.net/images/CamionettaDeserticaMod42metHaugh%20(2).jpg)
Rome, October 12th 1954, AS42 “Metropolitana” of the 20° Reparto Mobile

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/%27_43_-_ITALY_-_As_42_metropolitana.jpg)
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Hobbes on March 27, 2021, 10:27:01 am
:rolleyes:

(https://i.auto-bild.de/ir_img/1/0/6/5/5/8/9/Kuriose-Feuerwehren-TLF-2000-400-648x486-410db117db928a16.jpg)

This is not a fake, it's a special vehicle for Shanghai with lots of underground mortorways!

I wouldn't have believed it but...  ;D
There are 3 of these Janus trucks at Mont Blanc https://jalopnik.com/the-tragic-story-of-why-this-two-headed-fire-truck-is-s-1683279098

In the Channel Tunnel, these vehicles are used for maintenance and firefighting: 

(https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/attachments/two-headed-fire-truck-photo-stts-ambulance-vehicle-specially-designed-channel-tunnel-b8j48t.jpg-19922d1506691851)

they're also doubleheaded.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on March 28, 2021, 06:29:35 am
Obviously the British end as it's right hand drive, t'other end is left hand  ;) ;D
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Rheged on March 28, 2021, 01:35:34 pm
A blue light story you may have missed; anyone care to make a diorama out of it?

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/kite-surfer-is-rescued-from-tree-by-emergency-services/ar-BB1f3rPd?ocid=msedgntp (https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknews/kite-surfer-is-rescued-from-tree-by-emergency-services/ar-BB1f3rPd?ocid=msedgntp)

It might just work as a JMN boggling exercise.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2021, 06:05:20 am
I think I may be in with an aircraft. Today I was tidying the stash a bit and picked up the Mitsubishi MU-2S from Hasegawa. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/hasegawa-b16-mitsubishi-mu-2s--1021261

It would be ideal for a UK based SAR bird, possibly RNLI. Air dropped inflatable life boats are quite possible.
The decal sheet is yellowed and faded beyond hope so new markings would be needed anyway.

I also have this Ford GT90 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/amt-ertl-8381-ford-gt-90--1018924  which will work just fine with some US Police markings as some kind of high speed chase vehicle. Looks cool any way!
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Old Wombat on April 06, 2021, 07:38:30 am
Jolly good show, Nick! Do carry on! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: NARSES2 on June 08, 2021, 06:24:28 am
This is going to be a very difficult GB to vote in, the standard is exceptional  :bow:
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Rheged on June 11, 2021, 09:53:28 am
I know there's very little time left, but here is an RNLI  video of  a rescue involving a quite amazing tractor as launch recovery vehicle

https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079 (https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079)


You can also take it as my entry in today's  "Is this the longest link"  competition!!
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 11, 2021, 12:00:59 pm
That's AMAZING!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I've watched them do that net recovery business at Lyme Bay, but that was in really good conditions and it must have been relatively easy, but in the sea state in vid it must have been horrendous.  :o

A superb job.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: Nick on June 11, 2021, 02:14:46 pm
I know there's very little time left, but here is an RNLI  video of  a rescue involving a quite amazing tractor as launch recovery vehicle

https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079 (https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf?utm_source=rnlilife&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=keepintouch_2021&utm_content=keepintouch21f12_recovery_banner&actId=ebwp0YMB8s0RxX0lUGBsN9UcvuQDVN7agmFTt2FsrXtfe9NRM9bGp6IyNGYl1-Y5&actCampaignType=CAMPAIGN_MAIL&actSource=501079)


You can also take it as my entry in today's  "Is this the longest link"  competition!!

That certainly looked like a rough sea there. I have every respect for the RNLI as they choose to go out and save lives in such conditions.  :thumbsup:

FYI - If a web address seems excessively long, look for the question mark. Delete that and everything after it and the link will still work.
https://rnli.org/magazine/magazine-featured-list/2021/june/battling-the-surf

All the junk on the end is how firms and charities measure how far their message has spread by which means. It's also how adverts suddenly start to match your interests as websites track what you do.
Title: Re: The Blue Lights GB - General Discussion
Post by: crudebuteffective on June 11, 2021, 03:33:50 pm
god bless and god speed to all RNLI crew

always think of those that go towards the danger as we are running away