Merkur XR4Ti

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  1. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino   


    So am I. My guess is that when the model is painted and those huge white stripes applied, that the side window issue will be nowhere as noticable as it might be in a bare plastic test shot.

    I haven't been on the board much lately, so I found out this kit was getting produced when my issue of MCM arrived yesterday and I saw the ad. Almost fell off the couch in shock.
  2. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?   


    After 5 races she's 27th. There are 9 drivers behind her in the standings that have run all 5 races so far.
  3. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?   


    She's at least improving this year. 40th, 36th, 21st, 18th, 14th so far.

    Why is it a point against her that she took some advice from a seasoned racer and improved her position? It's pretty obvious she doesn't have the amount of experience some of her fellow racers do. If she can take advice from Harvick and do better, doesn't that point to an ability to learn, process, and provide results?

    I have nothing agaisnt Danica and wish her well. I think she does herself a disservice with all the crass commercials, but it's her career and her choices and she has every right to put money in her bank account in the way she sees fit. I do think at some point she'll regret selling herself as an attractive woman (IMO) instead of a race car driver, but she's young and if she's going to make money on her looks now's the time to do it. That's capitalism for ya.

    Count me in as hoping one day she wins a race and drives her haters absolutely bonkers.
  4. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Jo-han ' 69 Ambassador   

    That is some great work! I have a '67 Ambassador built-up I'm restoring now. A great kit.
  5. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Does Danica Patrick’s lighter weight give her an advantage at Daytona?   

    Mark Martin, as noted, weighs 130 pounds and I've never once heard anyone claim he had an advantage.

    Only with Danica does this kind of griping come about. Haters gonna hate.

    EDIT: Hah, just beaten by the comment above!
  6. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic The Ford and Jaguar prototype you didnt want to exist but does   

    I'm fairly sure that's someone's hideous personal custom, not a forthcoming vehicle from the factory. That's an S-Type hood and front fascia on the truck, and the S Type's out of production now.

    Awful though.
  7. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic 1971 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler   

    Absolutely remarkable!

    I love it. I really want to build one myself. Given that the Torino engine and chassis are a drop-in fit, I'm a bit surprised Revell hasn't tooled up a Cyclone body and issued this as a kit.
  8. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic AMT '58 Plymouth Belvedere CHRISTINE kit   

    I built the original release as a Christine. My personal opinion is that once built, painted like Christine, and placed on a shelf, the kit looks fine. I know full well about the body issues but IMO many of those issues go away when painted and presented as Christine. I like to keep in mind that the movie Christine was a driver and not a trailer queen.

    I liked building the kit, even though I ran into many self-made errors along the way. I may build another and try to make it a bit cleaner.
  9. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Moebius 1955 Chrysler C-300   

    Beautiful!

    Which colors did you use for the interior?
  10. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Jaguar production headed to Saudi Arabia?   


    All design work is carried out in England. I believe that currently all Jaguar construction is still carried out in England.

    I love the current Jags and would love to own an XF. Maybe some day....
  11. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Hobby shops in bangor me?   

    Closest one I know of is in Portland. Ray and Robin's Hobbies.
  12. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic '66 Revell Impala!   

    That car is just stunning.

    I've built one, but your model makes me want to build another. Well done.
  13. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic has anyone used testors "wet look" clear.....   

    I've used it as well and like it, but my best results have come after decanting some into a jar and spraying it through an airbrush. For whatever reason when I spray it right from the can I get a ton of bubbles in it that need to be sanded out. Probably user error more than any flaw in the paint itself.
  14. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic starsky and hutch?   


    That would be fantastic, and very much appreciated! Thanks!
  15. Merkur XR4Ti added a post in a topic Lets put a face to that builder!   

    No. That's the reunion game for the Red Sox Fantasy Camp I attended back in February. A real lifetime thrill to get to play baseball at Fenway Park.