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Air-Trax Mercury Marauder X-100


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Does anyone have this kit? What's the casting quality like? It's a car I've wanted for a LONG time and was thinking about ordering it.

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I'd like to hear about this company also, was just looking at what they have available. Some very interesting cars, the Bentley Continental caught my eye.

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I'd like to hear about this company also, was just looking at what they have available. Some very interesting cars,

X2. the Lancer wagon is a must have

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I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.

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I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.

Finland

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I THINK it's out of Sweden, or Norway. I've heard the name, andJuha Airio's name comes to mind with that also.

Finland.

It's very nice..I have one. No chromed parts, though.

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I did buy these when first out from Air Trax :

Anglia (106) , the Cortina ('60's) and the Volvo P1800 . These are WIP's for me . I would buy more as Julia's group are fantastic modelers . I am not able to buy anything now from them regretabally . I'll look at their site and drool anyway . I would not hesitate to purchase again from Air Trax . IIRC . Julia was at a Toledo Show awhile back . A great Modeler and a real great person , not a fake . Thanx ..

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I have their Dodge Mirada... it is very nice...

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Air Trax kits are very nice. I've bought a couple of bodies that were damaged during the molding process when AirTrax was selling them at a local Model Car Show. I can't even notice how some of them are damaged.

Juha has built one of these.

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These pictures certainly won't do the justice to Juha's work. That, and all of his builds are spectacular in person.

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I have the Dodge Mirada, very nice casting and detail.

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I just received an email reply from them, they have some really interesting stuff available. NOT inexpensive though, I suppose shipping across the pond is part of that. I will have to do some hard thinking to decide if a model kit is worth $ 160.

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I also got an e-mail back from them. What interests me is the Ferrari 330 GTC, the BMW 2002, and the Triumph TR4. Doing the currency exchange, 80 Euros is $109. Shipping of course is extra.

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That Merc is a work of art! NOTHING but the BEST from Juha!

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Air-Trax is high quality resin work. They are expensive, but worth every penny. I have a Triumph TR4A I've started that is the only game in town for this car I owned. It is a bit thick and I believe one of their first bodies, but the casting is dead on correct.. The quality of their newer bodies is even better.

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I have this Marauder, three different Saab 96 kits, Triumph Herald, Peugeot 404, Taunus 17M, Volvo P1800, Volvo Amazon, Dodge Lancer STW, Simca Vedette, Dodge Mirada, Ford Cortina and Ford Anglia.

Some older body castings are a bit thick, newer are thinner but castings are correct in all kits.

I really canĀ“t recommend these kits highly enough, they are simply said really nice kits.

Many of these kits come with PE- parts also!

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I have not found any place/site that sells this Mercury Maurader resin kit.

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I have not found any place/site that sells this Mercury Maurader resin kit.

Bob, send an E-Mail to raurata@yahoo.com.

Last weekend, it was a Model Contest called Nordic Challenge here in Finland. Juha's Marauder was also there (The one I posted those pictures of) and there was the piece of paper next to every model with model's name and a short description. On Juha's Marauder, there read that it's built from AMT '69 Galaxie. That must have required lots of cutting and slicing! :blink:

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Man, Juha's Marauder is SPECTACULAR! Just WOW!

I have the AirTrax '69 Chrysler 300 and '80 Mirada kits.

TIM

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Yes Tim, it is simply stunning!

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that Marauder is awesome, simply awesome and to be built from a ford galaxie? wow...and that's not even to notice the ultra detailing under the hood. im trippin on that master cylinder.

ive got an airtrax VW karman ghia type 3 transkit for the Tamiya ghia, and would like to get to it soonish.

jb

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Bob, send an E-Mail to raurata@yahoo.com.

Last weekend, it was a Model Contest called Nordic Challenge here in Finland. Juha's Marauder was also there (The one I posted those pictures of) and there was the piece of paper next to every model with model's name and a short description. On Juha's Marauder, there read that it's built from AMT '69 Galaxie. That must have required lots of cutting and slicing! :blink:

Remember folks, we're talking about a man that turns Ramblers into Studebakers and shows us that 1955 Plymouths and Chevrolets can share lots of parts with a little massaging...

I wish I could blow the dough for one of these. I always thought the Marauder was a cool-looking ride. That satin black trunk, especially when paired with copper or red looks so good. And I usually don't like the satin black thing, but somehow, on this car, it looks right.

Charlie Larkin

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Hey all,

I heard that there was a new resin '70 Marauder kit out there, but I can't seem to find much info about it..

Is it true, and if so, where do I get one........ :wub:

Cheers, Ian

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