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#41 tim boyd

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 01:18 AM

Here are the decals from the '48 Ford woody from Revell.  They were excellent.  Virtually no carrier border beyond the edge of the wood sections, and they fit the openings perfectly.  If the '49 Woody has these same type of decals, we'll be in great shape.   TIM 

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#42 Junkman

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 04:36 PM

Tbh, the only questions I have are which engine Peter Cochran had in his splinter box, when someone is going to offer resin repops of the Aurora Mod Squad figures and how much he wants for those including postage to England, please.


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#43 Craig Irwin

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:19 AM

Tbh, the only questions I have are which engine Peter Cochran had in his splinter box, when someone is going to offer resin repops of the Aurora Mod Squad figures and how much he wants for those including postage to England, please.

They are on ebay all of the time, but make no mention of their mod squad past in the listing. Just resin figures in 1/25.



#44 jbwelda

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:35 PM

i think norm at replicas and miniatures of maryland has "mod" squad figures too.



#45 Draggon

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 05:48 PM

Uschi Van Der Rosten has woodgrain decals. Gonna buy this one plus his decals and see how it turns out.

 

http://www.uschivdr.com/shop/



#46 carsntrucks4you

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 12:07 AM

Uschi Van Der Rosten has woodgrain decals. Gonna buy this one plus his decals and see how it turns out.

 

http://www.uschivdr.com/shop/

Those decals are excellent. I used it on my Modelhaus Merc Woody http://www.modelcars...ody#entry646240  or http://www.modelcars...50 +merc +woody



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:42 AM

One DIY suggestion -- If you download wood pattern samples from wood supplier websites, you can use them as is, or put them into a graphics program and adjust the color, sharpness, size, etc. any way you want and print out on paper or decal paper. 

 

Here's how I find what I'm looking for:

 

http://www.google.co...c.1.3pd-T4OUaRE

 

Just a few examples.

 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 11:18 PM

Is the lack of a stock engine the only thing keeping one from building a stock vehicle from this model?



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Posted 13 April 2013 - 08:05 PM

Aside from the exhaust and Caddy V8, this thing looks stock. Even the ride height looks about right to me, as the Mercs I've seen do sit low-ish. Not Hudson or Nash low, but they're not sky-high, either. Worst case, I'll just build a load for the back and fold the seat down. It is a station wagon after all, and I use mine!

 

The glass-packs are something I have no objection to, and I can scare up a Flathead somewhere, although I hope they'll simply include one to make life simpler.

 

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:55 PM

If they would just make the engine parts on a separate tree's . The 50 ford truck engine would be fine. Just paint it Mercury green.  



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:23 AM

That's not necessarily a bad thing,that's one of my favorite kits! :D



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 05:00 AM

I WILL have this kit when it comes out.  I'm pretty sure I've got a flathead in my stash.  Looks like it'll be a beauty.  :)



#53 Edsel-Dan

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 06:44 AM

How far off from Stock is the Chassis??
Even though they make it Look Stock from the outside, is the chassis Actually

stock, or would I be better off swapping in the Old AMT Merc Chassis??



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Posted 15 April 2013 - 08:24 AM

How far off from Stock is the Chassis??
Even though they make it Look Stock from the outside, is the chassis Actually

stock, or would I be better off swapping in the Old AMT Merc Chassis??

 

It looks totally stock to me. I looked at two '49s online earlier, and the undersides of the real cars closely matched the underside of the 1/25 scale models. I thought the Custom version had a channeled body, but the '49 Woodie I saw had the same deep rockers as seen on the Revell Custom and Woodie kits.

 

I still wish they would've added the stock engine to the Woodie, but I don't think that's a major issue.



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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:19 PM

Looks great either way! Hopefully there are alot of closely tooled parts that can mate up from the other merc. And yea..needs a flattie.



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Posted 18 April 2013 - 05:06 AM

How far off from Stock is the Chassis??
Even though they make it Look Stock from the outside, is the chassis Actually

stock, or would I be better off swapping in the Old AMT Merc Chassis??

 

I thought the body was channeled, but now that I look at pics of the built up model and pics of the real car online, it doesn't appear to be channeled. I think the Revell Custom '49 included dropped spindles and lowering blocks for the rearend, but the  stock Woodie body I looked at online had deep rockers and the frame rails were fully hidden, making it appear channeled.



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Posted 25 July 2013 - 01:09 PM

A-N-T-I-C-I-P-A-T-I-O-N!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:56 AM

I wonder if they heard enough carping that they decided to add a Flathead and make sure the suspension was at stock (or fairly close) height?

 

One can hope.

 

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 07:58 AM

I doubt we'll see a flathead in the kit. 



#60 Tom Geiger

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Posted 26 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

I doubt we'll see a flathead in the kit. 

 

Agreed.  This wagon is spawned off the custom Merc that came with the Caddy 8.  The molecularity (I typed modularity, darn spell check!) between the two is what made the kit cost feasible. And Revell figures we all know where to find a flatty!


Edited by Tom Geiger, 26 July 2013 - 11:27 AM.