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Air-Trax Mercury Marauder X-100

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#1 Dave Toups

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 03:24 PM

Does anyone have this kit? What's the casting quality like? It's a car I've wanted for a LONG time and was thinking about ordering it.



#2 jas1957

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Posted 26 September 2013 - 11:49 PM

I'd like to hear about this company also,  was just looking at what they have available.  Some very interesting cars, the Bentley Continental caught my eye.


Edited by jas1957, 26 September 2013 - 11:50 PM.


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Posted 27 September 2013 - 04:42 AM

I'd like to hear about this company also,  was just looking at what they have available.  Some very interesting cars,

X2. the Lancer wagon is a must have



#4 george 53

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:25 AM

I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:46 AM

I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.


Finland

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:48 AM

http://www.modelcars...showtopic=26136

#7 Rob Hall

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 05:50 AM

I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.

Finland.

It's very nice..I have one.  No chromed parts, though.



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Posted 27 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

I did buy these when first out from Air Trax :
Anglia (106) , the Cortina ('60's) and the Volvo P1800 . These are WIP's for me . I would buy more as Julia's group are fantastic modelers . I am not able to buy anything now from them regretabally . I'll look at their site and drool anyway . I would not hesitate to purchase again from Air Trax . IIRC . Julia was at a Toledo Show awhile back . A great Modeler and a real great person , not a fake . Thanx ..

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 03:13 PM

I have their Dodge Mirada... it is very nice...

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Posted 27 September 2013 - 08:55 PM

Air Trax kits are very nice. I've bought a couple of bodies that were damaged during the molding process when AirTrax was selling them at a local Model Car Show. I can't even notice how some of them are damaged.

 

Juha has built one of these.

 

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These pictures certainly won't do the justice to Juha's work. That, and all of his builds are spectacular in person.



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Posted 28 September 2013 - 02:07 PM

I have the Dodge Mirada, very nice casting and detail.

#12 jas1957

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 04:57 AM

I just received an email reply from them, they have some really interesting stuff available. NOT inexpensive though, I suppose shipping across the pond is part of that. I will have to do some hard thinking to decide if a model kit is worth $ 160.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:57 AM

I also got an e-mail back from them. What interests me is the Ferrari 330 GTC, the BMW 2002, and the Triumph TR4. Doing the currency exchange, 80 Euros is $109. Shipping of course is extra.



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Posted 04 October 2013 - 03:43 AM

That Merc is a work of art! NOTHING but the BEST from Juha!



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:53 AM

Here are the pics:

http://public.fotki....0-mercury-x100/


Edited by Antikainen, 17 November 2013 - 06:43 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:30 AM

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Posted 10 November 2013 - 05:54 AM

Air-Trax is high quality resin work. They are expensive, but worth every penny. I have a Triumph TR4A I've started that is the only game in town for this car I owned. It is a bit thick and I believe one of their first bodies, but the casting is dead on correct.. The quality of their newer bodies is even better.


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 06:49 AM

I have this Marauder, three different Saab 96 kits, Triumph Herald, Peugeot 404, Taunus 17M, Volvo P1800, Volvo Amazon, Dodge Lancer STW, Simca Vedette, Dodge Mirada, Ford Cortina and Ford Anglia.

Some older body castings are a bit thick, newer are thinner but castings are correct in all kits.

I really can´t recommend these kits highly enough, they are simply said really nice kits.

Many of these kits come with PE- parts also!



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 07:18 AM

I have not found any place/site that sells this Mercury Maurader resin kit.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:07 AM

I have not found any place/site that sells this Mercury Maurader resin kit.

 

Bob, send an E-Mail to raurata@yahoo.com.

 

 

Last weekend, it was a Model Contest called Nordic Challenge here in Finland. Juha's Marauder was also there (The one I posted those pictures of) and there was the piece of paper next to every model with model's name and a short description. On Juha's Marauder, there read that it's built from AMT '69 Galaxie. That must have required lots of cutting and slicing! :blink: