Merkur XR4Ti

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  1. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic 81 Plymouth Reliant ... My daughter's First Car   

    What a wonderful idea. Really well done.
  2. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Tamiya at 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair   

    Looks like the bike is Marc Marquez' ride.
  3. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Volvo VN670 & VN780   


    I believe the Revell 670 was a rebox, because the 670 was issued by Italeri as well:
     
     

  4. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic If you could afford to have a kit designed   

    1970-71 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler. Given that we already have a Torino, getting this one tooled up wouldn't even cost all that much in all likelihood.
    2004-2007 Jaguar XJR.
  5. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   


    Agreed, I didn't even build that one from a kit, I tore down a glue bomb and rebuilt it.
  6. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Tamiya at 2016 Nuremburg Toy Fair   

     
    I wonder which motorcycle that's going to be?
  7. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Show your Built JoHan Models   

    67 Chrysler 300, 68 Chrysler 300, 70 Rebel Machine.
     
    I also have a '68 Caddy and a '67 AMC Ambassador built as well, no pics yet. I'll have to get on that. I'm building a '64 Caddy as we speak.






  8. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Volvo VN670 & VN780   

    Sorru to bump an old thread, but I noticed that Italeri has just reissued the VN780 kit. Does anyone know if they're going to reissue the VN670 kit as well? I'd like to build a Midland Transport rig with the Volvo tractor as I see them all over the place on the highways up here, but I've noticed that almost universally the cabs are VN670s, not 780s.
     
    I've never built a big rig model before, so forgive my total ignorance of them.
  9. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Johan '67 Chrysler 300   


    I have an extra taillight lens if you need it.
     
    Thanks for the compliments, all. It took a while to get this one done as I kept getting distracted by life stuff, but I'm quite happy with the finished product. I've just started putting the vinyl roofs on cars that often had them, which is a new modeling technique for me, and I must say it's very satisfying when it turns out alright.
  10. Merkur XR4Ti added a topic in Under Glass   

    Johan '67 Chrysler 300
    This is a rebuild of a glue bomb I scored off that auction site. I rebuilt and painted it to match a vintage ad for the car I found online.
    I am starting to really enjoy building these full-sized land yachts. They look so impressive when done.
    Apologies for the picture quality, I just took a couple of snaps with my ancient iPhone.


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  11. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Modelhaus wheels question   

    Thanks for all the info, guys, that's super helpful.
  12. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Modelhaus wheels question   

    That part I'm looking at is described as a "promo wheel set." Would that have the backs?
     
    This is for a Johan '64 Cadillac.
  13. Merkur XR4Ti added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Modelhaus wheels question
    Somewhat silly question, but when you order wheels through Modelhaus, do they come with the wheel backs? I am restoring an old Johan builtup and the model's wheel backs are cemented to the wheels so I can't separate them. It would be very convenient if the backs came with the wheels I'd like to order.
     
    Thanks.
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  14. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Ferrari 348TS and F355   

    Beautiful job! I've got both those kits in the stash, yours make me want to go dig them out.
  15. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Quick Overview: Revell Starsky & Hutch Torino   

    Yes, but.....
    Underneath that area is where the front frame rails sit. You'd have to shorten them as well. Not impossible, but my modeling time is limited and my skills in cutting and filling aren't the best, so I'll leave that area alone.
     
    Also, there are end filler pieces that go into the corners of the filler panel, those would have to be altered as well if you shorten the length of the filler panel.