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Restored original AMT '66 Mercury Cyclone 390 GT

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#1 S. Svendsen

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 02:59 AM

Just finished this restoration of an original AMT '66 Mercury Cyclone 390 GT. You can get the full story and see more pics on my site at the link. http://www.svensworl...clone_page.html

 

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

WOW...!  That is the nicest one I have seen so far....excellent work!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

Nice! B)

Do you have any engine pictures?



#4 Bernard Kron

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:03 AM

Beautifully executed model. Gorgeous. It looks like a period advertising photo. It has that "ideal representation" vibe to it.

 

What do you use as your background and reflective base in your black background shots?



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:04 AM

Very nice foil work on those window moldings.  B)



#6 S. Svendsen

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:12 AM

No engine detail or chassis detail on this one. Like most of my builds, this is just a curbside model.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:12 AM

Wow! I love Mercury Cyclones. I had the pleasure of getting and building the exect same kit serval year back. I even painted mine red too. But, I went with a matching red interior. And even though mine turned out fairly nice, if looks no where as nice as yours Sven.

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:30 AM

Looks great.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:46 AM

Super~cool!!! B)



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

Very nice !



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 05:55 AM

Where did you get the chrome wheels? That is a nice touch.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:32 AM

Now that's RED !

I love it ,  beautiful work Sean ! :)



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:18 AM

Where did you get the chrome wheels? That is a nice touch.

They were from the original kit.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:23 AM

Beautiful model.  I also like the chrome steelies.  They were the wheel of choice if you couldn't afford "mags" back in the day.  I bet it was fun foiling the drip moldings!  Nice work.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:33 AM

Amaizing job!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:36 AM

Awesome lookin' merc ........ beautifully done, you don't see those very often any more .... thanks for bringing back some great memories of those cars !!!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:38 AM

Great job, very convincing!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:43 AM

I concur!! Stunning!!!



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 07:59 AM

Beautifully executed model. Gorgeous. It looks like a period advertising photo. It has that "ideal representation" vibe to it.

 

What do you use as your background and reflective base in your black background shots?

I use a piece of black plexiglass on top of a black cloth sweep as a back drop. I then place large white cards in front of the model so they reflect light back into the car.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 09:34 AM

Looks really great! I think I have that same kit in the closet unbuilt... one day..