As you all know, I need no introduction into the area of making South African Police Vehicles for GTA 4. I've been doing them ever since the early days of joining the community and have ultimately reached a peak in that I'm able to create anything for the game. With that being said, this thread is solely aimed at showcasing and debating ideas for these releases. I've considered that the majority that do download my mods aren't South Africans and as such I'd like to accompany the likings of all.
With the SAPS being a national police force, you're guaranteed to find almost any type of lighting setup imaginable on a multitude of vehicles. In terms of lightbar brands, Whelen is fairly common in areas like Gauteng whilst the other areas of the country are dominated mostly by companies like Hazard Bonako. I've reached a stage now where I'd like to do the vehicles in an accurate form such as the Flying Squad units but also accompany the likings of others by creating the setups found across the country.
Currently, I've got a few works in progress with the prime project being the Mk7 VW Golf GTI(the release will definitely be soon, I'm just limited on time). I'm also working on a Mk5 VW Golf GTI, Mk1 VW Citi Golf, and an updated version of the previously released VW Amarok "bakkie". As they're still WIPs, I'd like some input from the community pertaining to their likings of lighting setups and brands. The Hazard Slimline RT4 model is the most common lightbar fitted to modern SAPS cars due to a contracts obtained, but as previously stated, there are various setups of this lightbar and the others. Its also worth mentioning that I plan on releasing a Hazard Logic 550 siren soon as well as a reworked version of the older HAC series sirens.
Hazard Crusader Fastback(same as the Invader but lacks speaker, often has "POLICE" written in the in the middle of the lightbar) - example 1 (to the left, on the BMW); example 2; example 3; example 4
Hazard Enforcer(usually all blue with speaker) - example 1; example 2; example 3; example 4
Hazard Slimline RT4(RT4 is the lense setup pictured) - example 1; example 2; example 3; example 4 (also pictured is the LoJack antenna setup found on almost all SAPS cars nowadays); example 5; example 6
Hazard Slimline full blue variant(usually features a speaker on top) - example 1; example 2
Hazard Slimline clear variant(usually features a speaker on top) - example 1; example 2; example 3
Whelen Liberty(used mostly by the Johannesburg Metro Police) - example 1; example 2 (Patriot Variant, features halogen takedowns and strobes)
There are other brands but I'm unsure of the models so I won't post them just yet, what I have listed above should be a perfect reference to the types of setups found here. Feel free to give input on what you like or ask questions, I'll happily answer them. I'll post progress pictures of the models as I go along and hopefully I can satisfy everyone's likings.