Second Completion of 2013 - Candy Red 1940 Mercury Custom

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These are pictures of my curbside Candy Red 1940 Mercury custom car. I started with a Jimmy Flintstone Matranga resin kit and added a few custom touches.

I removed the side window trim and filled the rear quarter windows. For a smoother look, I removed the running boards. To improve the appearance of the rear windows, I substituted the rear window panel from the Revell 1940 Ford Coupe. I added frenched and tunneled headlights and 1948 Chevy taillights. I slammed it over a 1940 Ford chassis and added a Pegasus chrome rim and white wall tire combination.

I finished it in candy red with an enamel clear coat. I did the polishing with 4000, 6000, 8000 and 12000 pads followed by Novus 3, 2 and 1 liquid polish. This was a fun project that I needed to take me out of a model car building slump.

Enjoy!

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Great looking build , beautiful paint , so nice.

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Wow, great looking model! I love the paint!

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Oh that is sweet nice job

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That really looks great ! Nice work.

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I really like that color , nice

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Sweet sled! Who's paint did you use? Looks miles deep.

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This is one sweet looking ride! Nice photos also. B)

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Very nice B)

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Shiny :)

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Thank y'all for your positive comments. Albie, I used VHT Spray Can Base Coat and Anodized Red Color coat. That was followed by Duplicolor clear and mucho polishing.

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Wow!! That's some nice work! Beautiful paint job...

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Steve........very nice indeed.

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Great Paint!

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Outstanding! Pretty nice how you changed up the Matranga Merc so much with just a few mods. And that color....gorgeous!

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Sleek and in harmony. Cool build!

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That is one sweet ride!! Nice job on this.

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Thats just sexy!!!

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Beautiful...............

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Awesome build...Saw it on the Acme FB page

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Awesome job!Great paint work!

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Sweet build. SHINY :) :) :) RULES!

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