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River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:21:25 PM »
We now have the first examples of the River Point Station Ford F-350 models that were assembled from the test shots of the tooling.  The assembly and painting of the models was done by a non-professional, and it definitely shows.  However, considering these were assembled from test shots of completely new tooling, we can expect the models produced from the finished tooling will be superb!

And to make things a little more interesting, the new Fords were photographed with some existing N scale Ford models.

An Atlas F-150 with the RPS F-350 crew cab.


A GHQ F-350 with the RPS F-350 utility truck.


The RPS F-350 utility will come with end-user applied photoetched West Coast style mirrors.

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River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:21:25 PM »

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2019, 08:13:52 PM »
Ron from River Point Station sent me some examples of the 2nd test shots for the new Ford F-350 models to “play” with.  These moldings are more refined, and should be ready for production.

First, here is a look at the interior for the crew cab.



Next we have views of the painted and assembled crew cab from four different angles.









We can be assured that the factory finished production models will look a lot better than these test shots.

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 10:52:41 PM »
Again, in this scale, incredible!

Jim.

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2019, 09:08:00 PM »
Here is a "first look" at production models of the River Point Station Ford F-350 and Ford F-250 trucks!



I am impressed!   ;D

Carter
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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Production Model Photos
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2019, 08:06:51 AM »
The photos posted by the hobby shops/etailers are of the final pre-production models.  Ron was able to work with the factory to "refine" the printing of the headlights and front turn signals to get an extremely accurate ratio of headlight to turn signal.  Here are a couple of photos of a production version F-250XL crew cab.





I am particularly impressed with the treatment of the gray grille and light surround since I own a 1993 F-250XL and a 1994 F-150XL with the gray grilles.   :)

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Production Photos
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2019, 09:33:13 PM »
If you purchase any of the River Point Station emergency vehicles, you will probably also want to purchase the light bar accessory pack. You get 10 clear (colorless) light bars ready to paint. A 0.035 inch hole (#65 drill bill) in the roof of the vehicle is all you need to mount the light bar.

Here is the crew cab from the fire department set with the light bar installed. I also added a trailer hitch made with 0.015 music wire in order to tow the rescue boat.



I am finding a lot of uses for these trucks!  ;)

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 03:41:08 PM »
These look really good, I've always liked that style Ford, I especially like like the service truck and the fire dept one. 8)
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Re: River Point Station Ford Kitbashes
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 09:48:50 AM »
I have managed to accomplish a little kitbashing that adds some variety to the River Point Station Fords.  The first photo shows the replacment of the gray grille and painted bumper on a "stock" white crew cab pickup with a chrome grille and bumper from the crew cab kit.  This more or less indicates the pickup on the right now has the XLT trim package rather than the XL trim package.



The next phase of the project was to create a couple of regular cab pickups by splicing the cabs from the utility trucks with the beds from the pickups.  I attempted to depict the XLT trim package with the chrome grille and bumper for the pickup on the left, and the XL trim package with the gray grille (but keeping the chrome bumper from the kit) for the pickup on the right.



I also removed the mirrors from one of the crew cab "donor" pickups, and added them to the pickup on the right to make it more closely resemble the F-250 I use to pull my grain trailer.



The forward portion of the frame of the crew cab pickup that donated its mirrors and bed to make the regular cab pickup with the XL trim package was spliced to the rear portion of a utility truck's frame to create the crew cab utility truck shown below.



This truck could definitely use some weathering, and a compressor with air tank right behind the cab would be a nice addition.

The last photo shows a regular cab utility truck in which the utility bed has been replaced with a flatbed.



The flatbed was shop built by a local farmer, and that certainly is evident with its numerous imperfections.   ;)

Carter




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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 03:15:38 PM »
Great work

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 10:56:03 PM »
Nicely done Carter....in that small scale, amazing!! Simple changes, lots of variety.....pickups are so cool for that!!


Jim

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2019, 04:21:27 PM »
Thank you both!  The River Point Station Fords are a lot of fun to work with.  I keep getting additional ideas for more variations I want to try to create.   ;D

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2019, 11:33:20 PM »
I totally agree Carter, I have quite a 2010 F250's few in 1/87, looking VERY froward to the release of the 2018/19 Chevy, I will be mixin and matchin quick!!!

Jim

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2019, 03:46:59 PM »
I totally agree Carter, I have quite a 2010 F250's few in 1/87, looking VERY froward to the release of the 2018/19 Chevy, I will be mixin and matchin quick!!!

Jim

Yup I cant wait to get the Chevys either

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Re: River Point Station Ford F-350 Test Shot Photos
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