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Second Completion of 2013 - Candy Red 1940 Mercury Custom


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#1 Steve_L

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:24 PM

These are pictures of my curbside Candy Red 1940 Mercury custom car.  I started with a Jimmy Flintstone Matranga resin kit and added a few custom touches.

 

I removed the side window trim and filled the rear quarter windows. For a smoother look, I removed the running boards.  To improve the appearance of the rear windows, I substituted the rear window panel from the Revell 1940 Ford Coupe. I added frenched and tunneled headlights and 1948 Chevy taillights. I slammed it over a 1940 Ford chassis and added a Pegasus chrome rim and white wall tire combination.

 

I finished it in candy red with an enamel clear coat. I did the polishing with 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 pads followed by Novus 3, 2 and 1 liquid polish. This was a fun project that I needed to take me out of a model car building slump.

 

Enjoy!

 

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#2 Silver Foxx

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Great looking build , beautiful paint , so nice.



#3 vintagercr

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Wow, great looking model! I love the paint!

#4 lazlow

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:43 PM

Oh that is sweet nice job



#5 cobraman

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:44 PM

That really looks great !  Nice work.



#6 martinfan5

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:45 PM

I really like that color , nice



#7 Albie D

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:57 PM

Sweet sled! Who's paint did you use? Looks miles deep.



#8 rmvw guy

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 01:58 PM

This is one sweet looking ride!  Nice photos also.  B)



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 10:42 PM

Very nice B)



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:20 AM

Shiny :)

#11 Steve_L

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:31 AM

Thank y'all for your positive comments. Albie, I used VHT Spray Can Base Coat and Anodized Red Color coat. That was followed by Duplicolor clear and mucho polishing.

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:20 AM

Wow!! That's some nice work! Beautiful paint job...

#13 John Teresi

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:31 AM

Steve........very nice indeed.



#14 Ira

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 06:43 AM

Great Paint!

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:00 AM

Outstanding! Pretty nice how you changed up the Matranga Merc so much with just a few mods. And that color....gorgeous!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 07:09 AM

Sleek and in harmony. Cool build!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:41 PM

That is one sweet ride!! Nice job on this.

#18 SnakeBite Models

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 10:18 AM

Thats just sexy!!!



#19 Vampira

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 02:55 PM

Beautiful...............



#20 slammedi'am

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 03:32 PM

Awesome build...Saw it on the Acme FB page