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Author Topic: Great replica lightbars 1/24 scale Dave Panek & other model maker guys???  (Read 3973 times)
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« on: April 27, 2010, 02:56:56 AM »

I delt with a guy in the early 90's to mid 90's back in the day... that made awsome 1:24 scale lightbars..He made to order what you needed...did great replicas--- streethawk, code 3 lp, jetstream, whelen edge... these things were great and looked great on models.. He was from Illinois... anyone on here know if he is back in the business of doing lightbars? He had vacum molded equipment and really detailed them great.. he sold them for great prices to at 10-12 bucks each... I have a few models in my display case that has his lightbars still on them...will try to get some pics on here....his craftsmanship was great... Would be awsome to have him doing today's cars lightbars in all scales!!  I even had him do a 1/18 scale Whelen Edge 9000 for my agency custom UT Caprice back then....

Another guy I had (early 2000's ) do a custom NYPD ESU Truck 1/18 scale was Rob (Don't know his last name) he also had great "add on's and scale resin accessories" out of Florida..he did some "kitbashing" fire truck stuff as well.. his web-site was 10-8 hobbies??
Anyone know if he is still in busn.?? web-site isn't up any longer..

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guy out of NY/NJ area sold accessory wheels/lights for 1/24 scale stuff....--in fact only place I ever found to have mcdormit (maybe spelled wrong sorry) lightbars...have a 1/24 scale on a NYPD Crown Vic Highway Patrol unit in my case...anyone know if he's around or where you can maybe get those lightbar casts......he sold pursuit plastic decals as well......

thanks looking foward to hearing if anyone has heard of these guys/info on them--maybe the stuff the had.....

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 04:26:18 AM »

Well - your first paragraph is about Dave Panek. he did indeed make some awesome lightbars, I bought a bunch back then as well for customs I was making, before i was an online retailer. Kind of weird the way things work, a while back someone else asked about him, I said i had not heard from him in a long time - and the next day dave emailed me about something else! He has asked me if I thouhgt it was worth his time and money to get back into the lightbar biz. I told him I was not sure as 1) My 1/24 lightbar sales are minimal, though certainly a different quality and not finished items and 2) IF the Lindberg Chargers ever come out, there will be lots of new lightbars floating around in 1/24th scale.

10-8 was owned by Lee, what I saw on his site were Gearbox cars and maybe some customs, very few if any parts. That site has been down for at least a year. (10-8 was around roughly 2007-8 or so..., at least the 10-8 that I am thinking of!)

People do come and go in this hobby, especially the garage manufacturers pouring their own resin and such...

Jeff @ www.policecarmodels.com

do you still have your 1/18 ESU truck? would love to see some pictures!
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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 04:34:45 AM »

the ESU truck is in my office at work and I'll take some photos and post them tomw... thanks for info..
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2010, 06:50:09 AM »

And I'd love a shot of the McDermott lightbar if you have a chance.
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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2010, 06:47:01 PM »

here are the pics of the ESU Truck..... I had made paid $125.00 in 2000 to get it done from a custom builder in FLorida.... 10-8 hobbies....  I know it was a 1/18 red coca cola truck Ford truck... and the rear shell is custom-made kit-bashed...


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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 06:54:30 PM »

That looks really nice.
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 06:57:36 PM »

here are some pictures of the 1/24 scale Edge Whelen lightbars Dave Panek did... his work and craftsmanship would look great as some newer updated led lightbars out now....

Jeff-- you should have him get back into it!!!! I'll buy $200 worth of some newer style lightbars off of him right now!!!


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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010, 06:36:12 AM »

Dave did make great 1/24 lightbars. I know of at least one 1/18 lightbar he made. I wish he'd return.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010, 04:19:44 AM »

Indeed, Dave did make some great lightbars.  Car486, the 10-8 Hobbies you are thinking of was owned by Rob Grilli from Florida.  He did have a great bunch of resin parts and to this day, he was the only one that produced 1/24 scale Setina style pushbumpers.  Luckily, I ordered a bunch of parts from him in the day and have some left in my stash.  That NYPD ESU body you show...I too ordered one from him in 1/24 scale for a ESU unit.  Are you sure this is not 1/24?  That Ford cab you show...appears to be a Matchbox piece.  If this is what I am thinking of...it is not 1/18 but a bit larger than 1/24 scale.  The ESU body I ordered from Rob was mated to an early 90s vintage Monogram F350 chassis.  I believe the NY/NJ operation you are thinking of was called Models by Tony.  Right when I was getting into the emergency vehicle modeling hobby in the mid 90s, he was on his way out of business.  Before he went, I too ordered the McDermitt NYPD Highway lightbar to go onto a Police Interceptor Highway unit made from a CMW piece.  I thought I heard of a newer LED version of the lightbar being made in 1/24 scale by someone, but I forget where I saw this.  I remember Tony had a huge variety of different wheel types available, again most of which I did not take advantage of due to my just starting in the hobby. 

As Jeff said...unfortunately operations come and go in this hobby.  To Jeff -- we are counting on you to stay!!!
 
Hope this helps.  Jody     
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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2010, 08:44:08 PM »

The other lightbar I was able to get from years ago....


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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2010, 10:16:48 PM »

I have a couple Dave Panek lightbars (whelen). I am willing to send one out if someone wants to replicate it.
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« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2010, 05:39:19 PM »

I know that this is a little late, but would love to see Dave return to the hobby.  If he is still at the same address, I will have to drop him a note.  There are still many folks who build older vehicles which he already has the lightbar setups for.  The quality of his bars was fantastic!   He studied the infamous Ken Gipson's methods, and perfected his own style after Ken's untimely passing.  I am using some of Dave's bars that I had stashed away on some current projects. 
Models by Tony/Scale Squads did have an interesting catalog.  He went out of business before I had a chance to order anything from him...  I have a 10-8 Pierce Quantum cab that I bought, that the resin never cured on.  It is still sticky today...  I had tried to contact Rob, but he never answered my e-mails.  Don't know if he knew it was bad, or just was going through a lot in his personal life, that he didn't have time...  I know that he closed his doors shortly thereafter...


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« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2010, 06:56:34 PM »

Yes realy good custom job.About the lightbars some words since a lot asked me in the last time too.I can do the McDermitt for the NYPD Highway Patrol cars too.In the older and in the newer LED version.I never sold them before but if someone will trade i would do some again.Let me know what scale and i would be happy to help some.For other lightbars you can ask me too but only in 1:18 scale.
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