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#1 Tom Kren

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 06:06 PM

JUST rolled off the bench!! Im very happy how it turnned out Thanks Revell for such a great fun kit!Body is HOK sunrise pearl, pearl white interior with orange wire for seat piping, used Modelhaus tires with rims from SJS and machine bullets, lowered both front and back, custom dash knobs from Rep & Min, engine has Caddy parts pack valve covers, aluminum air cleanners and wired spark plugs used tail light from the AMT 50 Ford kit Hope ya like it ! :rolleyes:

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 09:04 PM

Very, very nice Tom
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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:32 PM

Great job Tom. That came out very nice.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:46 PM

That is one cool ray of Sunshine!! Nice Work

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:49 AM

Very nice build!! :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:51 AM

Very cool............ :rolleyes: :o :D

#7 Luis Ayala

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 03:02 AM

WOW!!!!!!

Color is just GREAT!!!!!!

Congratulations Tom, you did an AWESOME job...

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:44 AM

hey tom grt8 job....luv the color....not a lead sled kinda guy but i do like ur's....neal

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:46 AM

Fantastic build!!!

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 06:59 AM

Looks great. Love the color. I also like what you did with the tail lights.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 07:41 AM

I'm getting the dreaded red X's... ;)

#12 James Tester

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 08:20 AM

Nice Model and photography Tom. It really makes it look real!

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#13 Randy Kern

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:26 PM

Looks fantastic, Tom. Those HOK oranges are my favorite colors. Subtle, yet still has that 'gotcha' factor.

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 01:35 PM

I think Halloween arrived a week early! Love the color...one cool build!

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 04:48 PM

very very nice model. great color choice. i also love the custom taillights, gives it a bit of character. oh, and your photography is great, too!

now i have to ask, because it just seems odd to me, why do you use the rear exhaust and side exhaust (it is a side exhaust, right?)? i don't mean to sound rude or anything because your craftsmanship is great.

keep up the good work! :D

#16 Tom Kren

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:07 PM

Tom, how did you achieve that outstanding satin finish? Did you use a clear topcoat?


No clear just right out of the airbrush. its HOK paints their pearls come out like ya see i shot white primer and then the color

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 05:55 AM

[quote]"Not Tom, but I think I can answer this one ...
On most, but not all, 1:1 kustoms, the side exhausts (aka "lake pipes") are non-functional ... they are there strictly for looks. Revell correctly depicted this with its excellent '49 Merc kit. If you look at the underside, you'll see that the lake pipes don't actually hook up to anything." [quote]

Ah, I guess that makes sense, and it does make the car look really cool. thanks for the info, i will go to sleep somewhat more intelligent tonight, lol :D
BTW, that orange is a perfect match for that car, it looks really awesome!

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:45 AM

I've already said it elsewhere... Awesome lookin' Merc! The satin finish really sets it apart!!

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 06:07 PM

Great build Tom. I must say it looks great in person too.

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:05 PM

I can hear the Doo Wop from it :wacko: ..Looks fantastic Tom