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I found an old MySpace page that has 18 behind-the-scenes pictures of the miniatures:

The Dukes Of Hazzard Miniatures

I wouldn't be surprised if the same crew did the miniature sequences in 'The Fall Guy' too.

I noticed the same thing, the fall guy has some jumps that

were models, and they moved and "weight" the same as the

one they used on the dukes, i wonder where are those miniatures now.

Did you happen to see the behind the scenes rare footage on youtube?

it's gone now :( , thanks for the link!

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It looks like the guy behind the miniatures was Jack Sessums. Here's a picture I found on Jimmie's website:

MrJackSessums.gif

It's at the bottom of his page about the patrol cars. The caption reads:

"MINIATURES: One Rosco car many overlook is the miniature. These were used late in the series and were all built by model-maker Mr. Jack Sessums who also built the miniature General Lees used in the series. Jack built miniature vehicles for almost all of the 80s action television shows including Knight Rider and Airwolf. He passed away in 2005 after a battle with cancer - but his work will be seen and enjoyed by many for years to come."

If you do a Google image search you'll see him holding Airwolf, although most of the pictures seem to be from Knight Rider. I don't (yet ;)) know what happened to the Dukes models, but I did find out where KITT and the Knight Rider semi ended up:

Miniature Semi and K.I.T.T.

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I remember reading that our common enemy Travis Bell "borrowed" them off Jack to "make copies off". When Jack tried to contact Bell, he always went straight into voice mail. He later discovered who Bell was, but by this point Bell had already sold the models on without Jack's permission.

Now I ain't no fancy lawyer, but ain't that theft?

And does anyone else find it funny and ironic that Bell's initials also stand for turd bucket?

No me neither.

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  • 7 years later...
On 2/5/2013 at 7:47 PM, Calderone said:

wow how cool is that !!!! thanks for the info again Hossc!

btw who is Travis Bell?

Cousin Calderone... Cousin Skipper Duke here. He is the guy who rescued Lee #1(jump car from end of opening credits theme song video) from a GA junkyard where it sat for years dressed up as the Richard Petty wrecked race car #71 from Repo Men Season 1 Episode 4. It had changed hands a few times before being fully restored to pre jump condition. Hope this helps you. It's The car from the title shot of Waylon Jennings as The Balladeer.

Edited by Skipper Duke
Forgot to add something.
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