GEARHEAD SALTLICKER 49 MERC

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The idea behind this build came directly from SO-CAL. I've always loved that red and white combination, and I wanted to also have a nice canvas for the new CRANKY DECALS that will allow me to create some very unique pieces.

As far as one of the best canvas to try out new ideas, nothing beats the 49 Merc:

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With the long skirts too, a bit of smoothing on those fat fenders. When they made this car, I think they broke the mold.

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The great thing about these CRANKY DECALS is that you get lots of options, and you no longer have to stick with the original sheet. There are others to play with.

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You need a well painted body, smooth, and you are good to go:

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We applied a coat of whiter primer, followed by HOK white base coat.

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Tape slow as you go, enjoy the process.

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The next color is HOK's Euro Red, a color I love. It is deep and very bright.

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Here's the body painted with the decals going on:

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The fun of doing these types of phantom vehicles really comes from mixing the Cranky Decals with those that Slixx Decals provides. You can never run out of ideas.

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Here's the body and the rolling chassis and interior getting ready to be mated.

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The salt disks come from SCALEDREAMZ and they make a wonderful, perfect look for the vehicle we are after.

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The interior of the 49 is always a pleasure to build and detail.

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This kit goes together very well.

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After a great deal of time and effort, these are the last three elements of this build left to put together:

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The vehicle is coming together nicely:

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Here are a few more pictures before this one gets finished:

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That is totally wicked awesome Doc! Now I want to pull my Merc kit out and start another project. Love the decals!

Now you need a pic of Eyegore in his driving suit!!! :lol:

Edited by Custom Hearse

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Nice looking merc Doc I like the paint job and the decals are pretty cool also

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nice !! thats Wild

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Totally freakin' cool Doc. I'm diggin' it!

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Super cool Doctor !!

Love it.

(I'll bet you can build that kit blindfolded... LOL )

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Dr.......you did it again........what a AWESOME car man...........that paint scheme is off the charts......."WOW"

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did come out real nice.

i keep looking for the Appletons

Edited by southpier

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Looks great Dr.

bobthehobbyguy

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Man, that looks great Cranky! I love the LSR look and the red & white paint scheme is a can't miss. Decals are nice too!

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Nice Virgil! Are the new decals available?

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You've got a great eye for graphics, and just keep on getting better and better. Love it.

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Nice Virgil! Are the new decals available?

They're available here

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Crank'n em out nicely doc! One smooth sled. How about a Hudson for a sister project ;)

You da man B)

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Really like the way you extended your color scheme throughout the entire build . There is just something about that red, black , and white combination that draws your attention to it and keeps it there ! Very nice work !

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Well done Doc, I can smell the salt from here!

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Virgil (DR.)...

This is some very inventive work... it really is a NEW twist on the old Merc..... you "NAILED" this one... I especially like the So Cal treatment....

Regards

Bill (Duntov)

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LOOKS GREAT DR.!!!

Love the Paint & Decals...

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Whoaaaaa, now that's a nice one.

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