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"Smer" model car company, ever heard of it? Mercer Runabout


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#1 fiatboy

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hello.  Thank you for reading my post.  I found this model car kit online for $18.99.  Model kit no. 954, 1/24th scale.  Any info would be appreciated.  (Mercer Runabout).



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:47 PM

Smer is/was a Czech company that reboxed many kits, especially aircraft and military, from Heller and Merit. The cars are primarily from Merit and one of the best is the Talbot-Lago, though a lot of extra detailing is required. You just have to go with Google.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:14 AM

PS: you may want to look more closely at this -- the only Smer Mercer I found was #0954, which is 1/32 scale.


Edited by sjordan2, 17 July 2013 - 05:14 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

I have the Talbot Skip mentioned, plus a 158 Alfa Romeo GP car, also a repop from a Merit original. The parts fit well, the molding and surface detail is clean, and most of the major parts are there but they are very simple kits with low parts-count, and a lot of detail work is required, as Skip said, to make a standout model.

 

The tires are hard plastic, and the wheels will really need to be replaced entirely unless you want to build a 'period-style, box-stock' piece.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:31 AM

Here's a good article on a super-detailed build of the Smer Talbot-Lago. Wire wheels from Herb Deeks.

 

http://www.arcair.co...-Dalton/00.shtm



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:53 AM

Here's another link on building up the SMER Talbot-Lago.

 

http://www.themotorm...t-lago-t26c.php