Jolly Roger Merc - returning to a work bench near me


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Okay body panels are primered. I'll throw some flat black tomorrow.

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This is my pal Zuzu, my constant workshop companion. We rescued him from some pretty lousy conditions & poor health and he's never stopped showing us how much he appreciates it.

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Quick update. The body is in flat black tonight. I'm going to let that cure for at least a couple three days because I will have a lot of masking to do for the mural and if I peel up paint with my masking I'm going to scream like a little girl, throw myself to the floor and throw a tantrum. And no one wants to see that. I still have some engine work to do, my rum barrel, my pirates chest, my skeleton. Not to mention the mural designs which I will draw on paper first.

ALSO- IF ANYONE HAS A BEER STEIN SHIFTER FROM THE TOM DANIELS BEER TRUCK, I'D LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON TWO. WHAT USE IS A BARREL OF RUM WITHOUT A MUG TO DRINK IT FROM?

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Really liking this build!

Can't wait to see the progress. Keep it up!!

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Rob, the November show in Pinellis Park is the Southlandz Swap Meet & model show. Frank & Gail are the show promoters, Al

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Quick update. The body is in flat black tonight. I'm going to let that cure for at least a couple three days because I will have a lot of masking to do for the mural and if I peel up paint with my masking I'm going to scream like a little girl, throw myself to the floor and throw a tantrum. And no one wants to see that. I still have some engine work to do, my rum barrel, my pirates chest, my skeleton. Not to mention the mural designs which I will draw on paper first.

ALSO- IF ANYONE HAS A BEER STEIN SHIFTER FROM THE TOM DANIELS BEER TRUCK, I'D LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON TWO. WHAT USE IS A BARREL OF RUM WITHOUT A MUG TO DRINK IT FROM?

you might be in luck! i think i have one of those...........lemme go look.

bryan

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really cool build!

I have seen a few built on this site and might have to make the 49 my next model.

Can't wait to see the mural!

what about a peg leg shifter or a hook? lol

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Rob, the November show in Pinellis Park is the Southlandz Swap Meet & model show. Frank & Gail are the show promoters, Al

Yep, I'll be there. I was last year too.

you might be in luck! i think i have one of those...........lemme go look.

Yippee!

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I'm also kicking around the idea of trying a shrunken head to dangle from the rear view mirror. I need to find a small skull, any ideas?

what about a peg leg shifter or a hook? lol

It's a column shift. But I do plan on having an ornamental skull there on the tranny hump and a golden cup holder too if I can get a cup or two.

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Rob, this is great! I also missed this the first time around. Love the creativity!

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Rob, try finding a hotwheels Rigor motor (I think) its like a coffin shaped altered. It has two skulls, be about the perfect size for what you want

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Sweet build, are you going to put cannons on this thing?

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really cool build!

I have seen a few built on this site and might have to make the 49 my next model.

Can't wait to see the mural!

what about a peg leg shifter or a hook? lol

I feel the same way, I need to run out and get one STAT!

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Sweet build, are you going to put cannons on this thing?

No I think that would be carrying the theme a little too far. And besides, there no room for something like that.

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Hey, Rob? Where did this one go????

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Chuck it is #2 on my hit parade of WIP's. I have just relocated and got my first model out on the new bench. I'm still having styling issues with the front seats. Nothing I've come up with seems to fit that over the top interior. On the body, my first goal will be to cut a Jolly Roger stencil and get it on the trunk, then I'll start masking for the treasure map mural. I finally have a great place to build and paint so I expect to get a lot done over the next few months.

Thanks for keeping me honest and its nice to know people are wanting to see the work. More soon.

ALSO- IF ANYONE HAS A BEER STEIN SHIFTER FROM THE TOM DANIELS BEER TRUCK, I'D LIKE TO GET MY HANDS ON TWO. WHAT USE IS A BARREL OF RUM WITHOUT A MUG TO DRINK IT FROM?

Yep still need those.

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thats a cool little rum runner rob B)

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Like the Merc Rob.

Keep it up man.

Corey

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Cool beans on the pup. I have a bag of bones that some worthless punk abandoned in my neighborhood now. Trying to get some meat back on her and get her healthy. I apply named her bonez. Cant stand a so called humans that abuses a pet.

She already shows she loves it at my house.

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Love the build. I am grinning like a idiot following it

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Don't know how I missed this one, but I LOVE IT. Have been thinking of doing something like this for a long time now. Loving it!

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this merc is way cool Rob! very nice work!

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That cabin is cool. :D

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Thanks very much for the atta-boys guys. I've got an idea to use the kit bench seat after all. We'll see how it pans out.

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I have finally come up with a front seat that I think works for this build, Surprisingly its the kit bench seat. I cut out the center and added the red silk. Painting the rest black then the red insert was glued back in. The gold piping finished it off. The interior is finally done. I'll add some additional details but the road block is past.

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Time to start work on the graphics.

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Pretty cool interior you built there.

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Nice detail on the interior

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