Operation CNCP Telecommunications van is complete. Prototype is a 1978-1982 Chevy G20 van, operated by the joint CN and CP venture telecommunications company. It wasn't too hard, basically a Trident Chevy van was acquired, the mold lines were trimmed and sanded on the body, a coat of white paint and clear, and some custom decals (thanks again Sean) were made via Highball and applied (that turned out a bit too dark, they should be a bit lighter of a blue - oh well).
The bumpers and grill were given some paint according to photos, turn signals touched up, and a black wash applied to tone down the rims (which shouldn't really be the "sporty" rims the van comes with). Some modifications of the axle areas were needed to lower the van, as it was previously riding too high. I might add some roof racks for ladders at a later date.
I posed it for some quickie photos with a CNCP keychain I had, and some kind of computer training hex card:
The previously posted White Freightliner COE made from an Athearn kit also had some decals made for it, based on its movie star appearance in the original Gone In 60 Seconds as Transall Trucking 104 of Gardenia California (original build thread here: dieseldetailer.proboards.com/thread/14522/lock-freightliner)
Last Edit: May 26, 2015 17:02:03 GMT -5 by CP_8530
Beauty! They look fantastic! Can't wait to see the ladder rack on that van!
For now, it's on hold until I need to scour ebay for more parts (including a ladder or two for the van). I'm thinking of fabricating the racks out of styrene rod or strip, and mounting them to the edges of the roof with wire. Rough idea for now.