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49' Mercury Speedster.. It's Done 5/4/13


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#61 GerN

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 03:08 AM

Great design work (and comments).  Have you tried less extreme wheels  and tires?  I'm curious to see how that would look.



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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:08 AM

I some how had missed this.... Wow you've got my attention now.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:25 AM

Thanks for the comments guys! I'm not usually a fan of big wheels either on cars this old but I think they give it a modern look and I'm enjoying the challenge of getting them to fit the way they should in a way that would work on a 1:1.



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Well since I'm still waiting on some engine parts I decided to paint the frame. Color is Testors one coat Icy Blue lacquer. This might also end up as the body color but I'm also considering silver.

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Let me know what you think. Billy



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Posted 21 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

Lookin good man lookin good

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 03:02 PM

Thanks Chris!



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:24 PM

Well i dug this one out and managed to finish the floor, hinge the trunk, make an engine bay and firewall, and make a speaker box for the trunk. CAM00009_zps9539a871.jpgCAM00010_zpsdbf15b4c.jpgCAM00011_zps1fc963aa.jpgCAM00012_zpsc8239378.jpg and here's the reason i haven't had much modeling time lately :) CAM00008_zpse3d0c750.jpg Thanks for looking, sorry for the crappy hone pics.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 07:24 PM

here i go again , WOW amazed again ,,, you guys are artists ,, to bad one of you guys dont video one of these builds start to finish , it sure would be mega cool to watch and really learn something ,,, i am blown away again



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Thanks Anne! Making videos is a pretty good idea, I might try to make one when I do the paint on this.

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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:03 AM

Your bodyworks are awesome! looks realy, realy cool!



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Posted 16 March 2013 - 07:07 AM

Oh yeah, looking forward to seeing this one in paint.  Great added details.



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Posted 19 March 2013 - 05:07 PM

Thanks Do nminik and Doc Cranky! Paint time is going to be real soon. I finally got ahold of an appropriate engine for this build froom Chris L. (Clavender17) it's from the AMT 32 ford phantom vickie and I added a scratchbuilt blower and detail master wiring.i still need to make an engine cover for it to tie it in to the engine bay. 100_2928_zps50e086ac.jpg100_2927_zpsd9374424.jpg100_2931_zpsb6a7fcca.jpg100_2933_zps1cbaad42.jpg Thanks for looking, next step is paint!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:01 PM

man this is crazy cool



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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

The air filter is out of the phantom vickie kit, i'm not sure if it'll be staying though. I'm thinking about making some kind of dual cold air intake.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Man I love what you did with that motor compartment, so clean and smooth looking. That's the look I want to achieve when I finally get to doing mine. Looks like you just cut the old ones out and used the other optional hood to cut the rounded edges off and put them in place. However it was done, looks great. Looking forward to seeing it all painted with those colors. Btw, the 1:1 project is looking good too.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:33 PM

I got the floor painted, It's Kustom Shop triple deep black with Nason select clear urethane. CAM00031_zps1d07da13.jpg thanks for looking. Billy

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

is that part of a wire nut that you used for the air filter?

 

:lol: was going to say the same thing!

 

This is sure looking good!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:08 PM

Thanks Mike and Jason!, the engine bay is completely scratchbuilt from. .040 sheet styrene. Using the second hood would've probably worked better though since the styrene doesn't hold bends very well.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:53 PM

nice progress Billy, the old Nason lays down nice huh?



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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:34 PM

Thanks Mike and Jason!, the engine bay is completely scratchbuilt from. .040 sheet styrene. Using the second hood would've probably worked better though since the styrene doesn't hold bends very well.

Really? I thought for sure you used the other hood. The curves look BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH near perfect, real nice job. I dont have extra styrene but I think I'm gonna have to try using the hood curves to achieve that look. Also real like how you made that smooth firewall and attached everything to the body. Lookin good billy