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#1 imatt88

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 03:07 PM

Hey all,

 

Well I got another one that I need help with.  Not sure what it is, or who made it, but this car is as basic as it gets....The only thing I could find was 1963 stamped on the rear underside. 

 

It looks like a Stutz, but I also thought it looks like a Mercier Runabout I've seen in Lindberg boxes on eBay...No detail whatsoever....

 

Definately not in the same league as Harry's Mercier

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Edited by imatt88, 03 August 2013 - 03:10 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:01 PM

Pretty sure that is the Aurora 1/16th Stutz. The Mercer was in yellow plastic.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 04:14 PM

Aurora, huh?  Well, that explains lack of detail ;)

 

Anything out there to spruce this dinosaur up without about 100 hours of scratchbuilding? :P



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:12 AM

Judging by the seats and the fact that it's a curbside, I'd say it's the Aurora 1/16 1911 Mercer Raceabout. My Aurora Stutz is molded in red and has a similar lack of detail. You can often find the highly detailed 1/16 Fuman Bandai Mercer kit (same as the Entex kit that Harry built) on eBay for around $15. Chinese instructions. 

 

Here's what a built Aurora Mercer kit looks like:

http://www.modelersi..._contenido=1861


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:30 AM

Here's a newly listed Fuman Bandai on eBay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58a30ca950

 

Here's a newly listed Aurora kit, displaying all the parts, for a ridiculous price:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...=item4ac7c7df3f


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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:22 PM

Aurora, huh?  Well, that explains lack of detail ;)

 

Anything out there to spruce this dinosaur up without about 100 hours of scratchbuilding? :P

 

If the subject mater interests you, I say throw that sorry excuse for a kit in the trash and get the Bandai/Entex version (the one I built).



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Posted 05 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

 

If the subject mater interests you, I say throw that sorry excuse for a kit in the trash and get the Bandai/Entex version (the one I built).

 

 

 

If the subject mater interests you, I say throw that sorry excuse for a kit in the trash and get the Bandai/Entex version (the one I built).

 

Ditto. I can send you English instructions for the Fuman Bandai, though Harry may have a better set. The Entex version is much more expensive, probably because of its beautiful box art, which is copied from a 2-page photo in the book, "The Great Cars," by Ralph Stein. This old book should be owned by anyone who's into classic cars..


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Posted 07 August 2013 - 12:41 AM

Skip or Harry,

 

I actually have one of the Bandai kits.  It's a really nice kit, and I will gladly take a copy of the english instructions for either one of you :D

 

Thanks,    Cheers,   Ian



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 08:04 AM

Skip or Harry,

 

I actually have one of the Bandai kits.  It's a really nice kit, and I will gladly take a copy of the english instructions for either one of you :D

 

Thanks,    Cheers,   Ian

 

 

Skip or Harry,

 

I actually have one of the Bandai kits.  It's a really nice kit, and I will gladly take a copy of the english instructions for either one of you :D

 

Thanks,    Cheers,   Ian

 

 

It will be a lot easier for me to print out photocopies instead of scanning 11 pages. PM me with your mailing address.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Skip  or Harry,

 

Recently acquired the Fuman/Bandai Mercer, Chinese instructions, and I would appreciate an English very much.

 

Thanks,

Hans



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Posted 14 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

I no longer have the kit. Send Harry a PM and maybe he can help you.