• Announcements

    • General Usage   05/10/2017

      If someone is acting badly, either in a forum or a private message, please report it. There are conveniently located buttons for sending the post to the moderators. 

1963 Rex White Mercury

19 posts in this topic

Posted (edited)

Kit:  AMT 1964 Mercury Marauder

Paint: Model Master Italian red acryl, White acryl, and Artic blue metallic acryl with a little white added to make it a shade lighter.

Decals: My own created on my computer and printed on clear and white sheets. The clear sheets are testors and I purchased the white sheets from Micro Mark

 

This is the car that Rex raced at the 1963 Firecracker 400. It still had the Bill Stroppe colors for that race. After that he repainted it to his usual gold and white. I wanted to do this car because I always thought the Stroppe Mercury's looked awesome. Especially the 1963 version. This is the last car to do in my Rex White collection. It took 164 hours to complete. 11.5 of those hours were for the decals.

 

rex63m9_2.jpg

 

rex63m2_2.jpg

 

rex63m11_2.jpg

 

rex63m12_2.jpg

 

rex63m5_2.jpg

 

rex63m14_2.jpg

 

rex63m7_2.jpg

 

rex63m8_2.jpg

 

rex63m17_2.jpg

 

fin63rexmframe_2.jpg

 

rex63m19_2.jpg

Edited by MarkJ

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Great work Mark, another classic. Always like your cars :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Great job!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

The exhaust pipe detail is outstanding.  Great model!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Absolutely beautiful..........

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Sharp build

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

I agree with all the above. Nice job!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Excellent work Mark!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Here are the decals I used. Some were leftovers from a 63 Fireball Roberts Ford.

 

63mercwipsdesheetsandpledge1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Another gorgeous build Mark ........... your builds are always top notch !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Another gorgeous build Mark ........... your builds are always top notch !

Thanks, John. My computer got zapped by lightning during the storm. Finally got a new one Friday. Note to self , stay off computer during lightning storms.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Looks awesome!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

This is the real car from the 1963 Firecracker 400. It was only raced in this color scheme at this race and then changed to gold and white for the next one.

 

1963rexwhitemercury5x7.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Excellent!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Nice job on creating a 63 Merc from the 64.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Thanks, Chris , Peter and Len. I really appreciate the feedback.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Amazing build, one of the nicest vintage NASCARs I've ever seen, spot-on stance and detailing, and an absolutely exhaustive conversion from a '64 to a '63. My head is still spinning. To the left, that is.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted

Amazing build, one of the nicest vintage NASCARs I've ever seen, spot-on stance and detailing, and an absolutely exhaustive conversion from a '64 to a '63. My head is still spinning. To the left, that is.

Thank you so much, Mike. The kind words are much appreciated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now