49 Custom Mercury: Teaser pic

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Starting with the AMT 2Door Custom kit, It will get a pie section first, then the roof. I used a razor saw to scribe the cut then the back side of a #11 blade, scoring little by little until the cut went through. I'll save the pie to use as filler on the roof chop. I then welded the body back together with liquid cement. After this is set I'll chop that top....

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Looks great. Whats next?

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‚ÄčThe beginnings of the chop...

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Wow ! Thats some neat work.

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Beautiful. Excellent tutorial too.

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I like what you've done so far, very informative for me.

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Very NICE body work James, I like it looks good so far!! :D

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So when you chopped it, you didn't move the B-pillar back, you left it in place. So what will you do to make the A-pillars line up?

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So when you chopped it, you didn't move the B-pillar back, you left it in place. So what will you do to make the A-pillars line up?

All in due time, Grasshopper, all in due time.

Thanks for the interest also....

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Its always awesome to see the stalwart AMT Merc under the knife...Love that wedge section and am looking forward to the top chop!

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Very nice, great too see the tutorials about the lowering of the body and roof.

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nice start !!

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Thanks guys, here it is before shaping, grinding and sanding. My plan to bend the "B" pillars was a good idea, the execution could have been better, but it will sand out fine. I also reinforced the inside of each joint with micro brass screen and CA glue. More mods to follow....

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Looking good!

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NICE FLOW on this so far. I like the wedge-sectioning job, and the chop is just right. :)

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First mock-up...

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Just a thought...I wonder if a tad more rake on the B-pillar, and maybe a little subtle curve on it might echo the line of the front of the skirt...

What you've got going looks great anyway, just as it is.

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Looking good James..

Carry on my brother.

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Nice chop an sectioning. the scrits all look right.

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Just a thought...I wonder if a tad more rake on the B-pillar, and maybe a little subtle curve on it might echo the line of the front of the skirt...

What you've got going looks great anyway, just as it is.

Thanks Bill, I think I'll try a few paper patterns and see what looks good.

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Very nice work.

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Looking Good!

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Nice work so far, great proportions

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I have something simalar started with the 49 Merc from Revell . Will be watching this one while I am doing Mine

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LOVE IT!

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