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Mercurys have got to be at the top of list when thinking about customs cars. At first I was just thinking about 49-50-51 Mercurys but really a Mercury from any year is worth seeing. I will get the ball rolling with my three Mercurys from the 49-51 era but lets see your custom Mercs from any era.

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At the left front is the just completed Hirohata 51. Behind it is the recently built Sam Barris 49. To the right are two 49s based on the AMT kit. In front is the built early last year replica of the  Merc driven by James Dean in the movie Rebel Without A Cause. Behind it is the model that got me back into the hobby in the mid 1990's with which I tried all the classic custom mods such as chopping the top, frenching the headlights and rounding the hood corners. It was also my first use of bare Metal Foil and Tamiya spray paint. 

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Nice batch of Mercs there Phil. I've been thinking about doing a Sam Barris style Merc for a while now but just haven't gotten around to it.

In the meantime, here's a Merc I built maybe 25 years ago.

I had dubbed it the "Jade Idol II" at the time but another 1/1 custom '57 Ford was built that now uses the name.

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Hi Gentlemen!

Nice collection, even after just 2 posts! 

3 years ago, I restored a 1/1 64 Mercury Marauder BreezeAway (with the notchback roof and roll-down rear window) for a client. But I've nerver seen that body style in scale... Regular "fastback" Marauder, of course. But the BreezeAway? 

Wonder if a styrene version was ever offered, or maybe just a resin version?

CT 

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33 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Hi Gentlemen!

Nice collection, even after just 2 posts! 

3 years ago, I restored a 1/1 64 Mercury Marauder BreezeAway (with the notchback roof and roll-down rear window) for a client. But I've nerver seen that body style in scale... Regular "fastback" Marauder, of course. But the BreezeAway? 

Wonder if a styrene version was ever offered, or maybe just a resin version?

CT 

There was a promo made. I don't think there was a kit but I'm not sure.

 

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Modelhau s Turnpike Cruiser lowered with 60's side exhaust.

My first car was a 1950 Merc, so I had to add this 49' with chromed resin Buick headlights and Chromed handmade Buick side trim, and custom body.014.thumb.JPG.3392a9bae23df2d63d313e9f06a57dbb.JPG.

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Here's the '49 Merc convertible that I finished up about 9 years ago.  It's a resin body from Norm Veber with parts from both the AMT and Revell Merc kits.  I went a little crazy in detailing the interior.  This model has won Best Custom 3X, Best Interior 2X and Best In Show 2X.

 

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Here's a couple of '61 Mercs:

First up, a large 61 with the Kit Kustom parts and 61 (I think) Thunderbird custom wheels.  Paint is Tamiya Clear Red, interior is Tamiya Pearl White with Scale Motorsport upholstery decals.

 

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Next, is a 61 Comet with assorted period cusom parts.  Paint is Tamiya Light Red Metallic.

 

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The '49 Merc is a survivor model from the late '70s......no resin bodies or pre chopped tops back then

 

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This Cadillac powered '40 Merc mild custom was done recently by reproportioning and cutting open an old ITC kit 

 

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1 hour ago, traditional said:

The '49 Merc is a survivor model from the late '70s......no resin bodies or pre chopped tops back then

This Cadillac powered '40 Merc mild custom was done recently by reproportioning and cutting open an old ITC kit 

Both totally awesome. The 49 is maybe the best survivor I have ever seen. Over 40 years. WOW

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1 hour ago, traditional said:

The '59 Merc is a survivor model from the late '70s......no resin bodies or pre chopped tops back then

 

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This Cadillac powered '40 Merc mild custom was done recently by reproportioning and cutting open an old ITC kit 

 

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Hi Clifford!

Great fleet. And you certainly master the "glossy" part of model car painting! Bravo!

CT 

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AMT 49 kit mild custom with the Sombreros and Desoto grille from the Revell kit. Flush mounted skirts and tail lights in the bumper guards, nosed/decked door handles removed. Tamiya paint + clear.

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On 6/25/2021 at 4:58 PM, traditional said:

The '59 Merc is a survivor model from the late '70s......no resin bodies or pre chopped tops back then

Stunningly attractive paintwork, especially love the red-on-red. Just gorgeous. Very well done.

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Great looking bunch of Mercury! I built the AMT '49 about three years ago, and currently, I have an AMT '67 Cougar on the go. I'll have internet hooked up in a couple days, and will post a few pics, then.

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