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MarkJ

1963 Rex White Mercury

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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.

 

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

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The exhaust pipe detail is outstanding.  Great model!

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I agree with all the above. Nice job!

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

 

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

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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.

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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.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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Hey, I’d really love to see this build as I was fortunate enough to meet Rex a couple years ago. Super nice guy!

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2 hours ago, dawgvet said:

Hey, I’d really love to see this build as I was fortunate enough to meet Rex a couple years ago. Super nice guy!

Jed, I don't know why the photos are not showing up. they are still at post image. maybe in a while they will work

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Thanks for adding the pictures! I was just about to ask since I missed them the first time around. This is incredible! Super, super build!

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Thanks MarkJ! Love this car (though being a GM guy at my core, his Chevies were my favorites 😀). It was really cool talking to him about the SEDCO Black Widow ‘57’s. Gotta do one of those soon. 

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4 hours ago, AMC ROB said:

Thanks for adding the pictures! I was just about to ask since I missed them the first time around. This is incredible! Super, super build!

Thanks Rob. I remember what happened now. Postimage changed their address after I posted the original pictures so the links don't work anymore. They also don't work on the wip but I am trying to fix those just for my own info in the future if I want to see how I built it.

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