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Here is my finished 56 Merc!!!!!!!!!


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#1 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 03:30 PM

Finally had some time to shoot some photos

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Here is the write up I did

1956 Merc
“The Midnight Gambler”

This car is modeled after Bo Huff’s 56 Merc in
“Deluxe car kulture magazine” issue #9, pages 46-51.

When the Modelhaus resin 56 Mercury came out I had to build this car.
Sure it took a few years to finish but, you know how that goes!

Shaved hood, trunk and door handles
Tamiya spray can black and white with airbrushed PPG clear urethane
Front cat eyes (Detail Master) front license plate (Accu Pro)
Rear license plate (decal) rear plate frame (Model Car Garage)
Spot lights (my parts box)


Lowered of course with the world famous “ARTER RAKE”
Stock wheels and tires with Train wheat bulb working lights (two in each wheel well)

Interior has hand made tuck and roll made from Evergreen half round styrene with wire piping, added fuzzy fur, photo etch rear ash trays (Model Car Garage).
3 piece gauges and foot petals (Detail Master).
Resin dash knobs are from Replicas & Miniatures 51 Merc dash kit. Ignition keys (Model Car Garage) Straight pins used for turn single, shifter, and suicide knob
with (“8 ball” painted on it) steering wheel and column from the parts box.

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CHECK OUT THE LIGHTS!

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enjoy!

#2 promoman

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:59 AM

What can I say except the Merc is AWSOME!!!. love the black and white combo. Truly a great 50's cruiser...

#3 Jairus

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:03 AM

That is a very nicely done custom there... taking it to GSL? You should!

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 05:39 AM

wow, thats a grearly performed build!

#5 Daniel Peterson

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:16 AM

Geez, Arter...that's one sweet Mercury. I guess I'll be contacting you later about a feature in the CPMCC newsletter, huh?

#6 mhadman

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:10 AM

That is a beautiful car...you ought to be proud..i really hope you have a great,safe and very visible area to display this!

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

That Merc looks great ! someone had to offer it in plastic...for less than 80 bucks ! :D

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 12:42 AM

Beautiful job Irv, hope you take home more trophys with that beauty....

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Posted 13 October 2006 - 04:48 AM

Irv, it is absolutely stunning. I believe I mentioned that while looking at all the NNL photo's your car jumped at me on every NNL photo page I saw it on. Like a sore thumb, but in the good sense of the words.
Congrats!
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Posted 13 October 2006 - 05:37 AM

That is one sweet Merc!!!!!!!!
Manny

#11 Irvin Arter Jr.

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 01:34 PM

Thanks guys! Dan fee free to use for the newsletter

#12 Matt T.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 04:02 AM

WOW. :shock:

So beautiful. You should be proud, Irvin. Congratulations on the award!

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:30 PM

An amazing model! The black paint job is inspiring.

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 01:46 PM

Well deserved award Irv..thats one classey build...

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 06:05 AM

That is one sweet custom!

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Posted 01 March 2010 - 08:35 AM

Here is a good one from my good friend, Irvin "rake" Arter! I have always loved his builds!!