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