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#1 Sixties Sam

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:47 PM

Yeah, another Revell 49 Merc. I love this kit - it just falls together, and everything fits! This one is an out of the box build with 60 T-Bird taillights, and painted flames added. I got the kit from Junior (Mercman) in a trade (thanks, Junior!). The flames were done with a flame mask by Lazy Modeller in Australia (got it off eBay). The mask worked great, even with spray can paint! Great product! Colors are Testors Mystic Emerald, with gloss white flames, and just a tiny bit of orange on the end of the flames. After applying the mask, I sprayed on a coat of clear, which prevented any white from running under the mask on door lines, etc. The interior is white and gold. It's not perfect, but I'm pleased with the look. It's shown here on my just completed downtown car show diorama.
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I enjoyed this build, and I hope you like it. Comments welcome.
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#2 cobraman

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:11 PM

That turned out great ! I am working on the same car. You just can't have too many 49 Mercs in my opinion.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:25 PM

hot custom

#4 Ryan S.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:48 PM

Pretty Merc. Looks great in green and those flames are spot on! Very nice.

#5 rmvw guy

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:04 PM

Wow, nice job, it turned out great! I like the color combo and nice job on the flames.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 08:00 PM

Excellent color combo and thanks for the tip on the clear.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:26 PM

That thing is BITCHIN!!!!!
It looks outstanding. the green and white are perfect together. This is one to be proud of...and it looks right at home on the diorama.


That turned out great ! I am working on the same car. You just can't have too many 49 Mercs in my opinion.


cobraman, I couldn't agree more. I have built 2 of them so far and I am working on a 3rd one.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:14 AM

Nice in green, and it's a super sweet machine. Great pics too. Thank you.

#9 ChrisR

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:22 AM

Very nice, looks great!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:54 AM

'49 Merc + flames + SHINY :) :) :) = excellent build.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:08 AM

That's a real nice looking Mercury Sam! The flames look very well done. I still haven't built my first one... :(

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 05:11 AM

Looks great, I like the color combo, especially the hint of orange at the flame tips. I dig it!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:39 AM

Now that is COOL ! Love the paint , and the flames turned out great ! Do you remember who you bought the mask from ?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:46 AM

I like the colors and I really like how you just left the flames solid white,gave it that even more cleaner look.

#15 Sixties Sam

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

Now that is COOL ! Love the paint , and the flames turned out great ! Do you remember who you bought the mask from ?


Bob, here's a link to the flame mask on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/...=item23096b35f0

#16 Kustom Rodder

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:16 PM

Thats is one really kool merc lookin really good!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 04:22 PM

I love flames. I think flames should be on just about everything. Very nice merc, clean!

#18 W-Machine

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 03:18 AM

'49 Merc + flames + SHINY :) :) :) = excellent build.

And I agree!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:35 AM

Great Flames!!!

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

Nice work on the Merc. The white flames go well with the green.