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Here is my finished 56 Merc!!!!!!!!!

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Finally had some time to shoot some photos

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Here is the write up I did

1956 Merc

“The Midnight Gamblerâ€

This car is modeled after Bo Huff’s 56 Merc in

“Deluxe car kulture magazine†issue #9, pages 46-51.

When the Modelhaus resin 56 Mercury came out I had to build this car.

Sure it took a few years to finish but, you know how that goes!

Shaved hood, trunk and door handles

Tamiya spray can black and white with airbrushed PPG clear urethane

Front cat eyes (Detail Master) front license plate (Accu Pro)

Rear license plate (decal) rear plate frame (Model Car Garage)

Spot lights (my parts box)

Lowered of course with the world famous “ARTER RAKEâ€

Stock wheels and tires with Train wheat bulb working lights (two in each wheel well)

Interior has hand made tuck and roll made from Evergreen half round styrene with wire piping, added fuzzy fur, photo etch rear ash trays (Model Car Garage).

3 piece gauges and foot petals (Detail Master).

Resin dash knobs are from Replicas & Miniatures 51 Merc dash kit. Ignition keys (Model Car Garage) Straight pins used for turn single, shifter, and suicide knob

with (“8 ball†painted on it) steering wheel and column from the parts box.

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CHECK OUT THE LIGHTS!

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enjoy!

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What can I say except the Merc is AWSOME!!!. love the black and white combo. Truly a great 50's cruiser...

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That is a very nicely done custom there... taking it to GSL? You should!

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wow, thats a grearly performed build!

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Geez, Arter...that's one sweet Mercury. I guess I'll be contacting you later about a feature in the CPMCC newsletter, huh?

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That is a beautiful car...you ought to be proud..i really hope you have a great,safe and very visible area to display this!

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That Merc looks great ! someone had to offer it in plastic...for less than 80 bucks ! :D

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Beautiful job Irv, hope you take home more trophys with that beauty....

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Irv, it is absolutely stunning. I believe I mentioned that while looking at all the NNL photo's your car jumped at me on every NNL photo page I saw it on. Like a sore thumb, but in the good sense of the words.

Congrats!

Chris

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That is one sweet Merc!!!!!!!!

Manny

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Thanks guys! Dan fee free to use for the newsletter

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WOW. :shock:

So beautiful. You should be proud, Irvin. Congratulations on the award!

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An amazing model! The black paint job is inspiring.

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Well deserved award Irv..thats one classey build...

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That is one sweet custom!

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Here is a good one from my good friend, Irvin "rake" Arter! I have always loved his builds!!

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