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1949 Mercury Convertible There is still life in that old AMT kit

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#1 Peter Lombardo

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:07 PM

1949 AMT Mercury Coupe kit
Exterior : Top Removed…..windshield chopped, acetate “glass” installed……parts box sun visors…..custom “Carson” style convertible top made from two 1950 Ford convertible tops spliced together all covered with Suede texture paint and then topped with camouflage gray top coat……..convertible boot from Franklin Mint Chrysler convertible……photo-etched windshield wipers.....doors opened and hinged…..headlights frenched and peeked and headlight lenses are M.V. Products jewels……front turn signals recessed and M.V. Products amber jewels set….Desoto resin grille…..custom front roll pan……front bumper from Revell ’49 Mercury….. twin custom “S” air scoops crafted on hood…..hood hinges fabricated……Rear view mirrors from Dodge Copperhead roadster…..twin recessed antenna’s on left side rear quarter panel, midships…..resin bubble skirts’….. custom extended rear quarter panel with custom rear taillights….custom license plate housing recessed into trunk panel…..new hinges made for trunk panel…..rear roll pan with rear bumper from Revell ’49 Mercury….two tone paint scheme with HOK Snowflake pearl white over gloss pure white, HOK Tangelo Pearl, modified custom mix with a charcoal vinyl pinstripe at color break…..topped with a clear pearl highlight coat and clear followed by a coat of Future.
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Engine/drivetrain : 2005 Chrysler 300 Hemi engine….custom engine bay engine faring…… tires from Revell 1959 Ford…….wheels from 1949 Mercury……1949 Mercury suspension lowered….front wheels pose-able.
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Interior : front buckets from 2005 Chrysler 300…..rear seats, narrowed from Chrysler 300…..custom door panels with half round “tuck’n roll” upholstery……Tamiya Orange and Camouflage Gray color scheme…..dash decals from Revell 1949 Mercury (white face set).
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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:15 PM

Oh my, Peter, just when you think you've seen it all done to a Mercury, you dish out more beautiful eye candy. Amazing model, and absolutely gorgeous! The work on the engine bay is gravy. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

NICE!!!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

Nice job, It looks like somthing George Barris would have built. I like how you worked in the 300 interior and engine.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:09 PM

Very nice! I like the colors and the top. Great interior, too!
Sam

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

Nice Merc! In my opinion, that old AMT Merc trumps the newer Revell Merc kit, as far as body proportion goes. Gotta love Revell for including sooooo many awesome extra parts, though!

Mike

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

Peter......beautiful model......FANTASTIC!!!!!!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:35 PM

WOW! That's one beautiful Merc!

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 06:47 PM

That is one beautiful model. You did a great job.

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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:01 PM

Wow, Peter, fantastic! Love the execution on this. Awesome!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:07 PM

Fantastic

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:15 PM

great work

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:17 PM

A beautifully believable machine!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:36 PM

Awesome build on that Merc. I need to get one of those AMT Mercs myself, but then I'll need to build it also. Life is tough.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 06:39 PM

Simply Terrific!

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:09 PM

Stunning. Everything is so clean and neat. I would never have thought that orange and grey would work so well. Nice work.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 09:15 PM

that thing is soo sick i want.

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 10:12 PM

Sheer kustom perfection!!!!!!

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

I love this .

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Posted 29 January 2012 - 03:46 PM

Man oh Man this is right on, just love it, great job. Only question I have is, how did you do the hood scoops? I have tried this with no success.