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  1. 1. Real or model?

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How about this one? Real or model?

The answer: MODEL!

ROM76after.jpg

Edited by harrypri

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The guys in the back tell that the proportions are wrong, and the model is not on the floor.

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It's real. If it were a model, then there wouldn't be people in the background. However, in recent times, you've been messing around with the background, so it's getting hard to tell nowadays.

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:rolleyes: I went with real, haven't got a one of them right yet, so why would I want to start this week :blink::blink:

Jeff :huh:

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Something tells me large scale model with this one. Then again, I've been known to be wrong in the past.

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Well, I got the last one right on my first try, so I'm shooting for 2-for-2... hopefully... I'm going to go with model, larger scale, and possibly mostly scratch build.

STEVE ALLEN

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I have mixed success with these but i say"model". :lol:

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I'm going with large scale model.

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My first impression says model. Maybe one big enough for kids to ride in. It just doesn't seem to be proportioned right for the real thing.

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How about this one? Real or model?

The answer FRIDAY!

ROM76after.jpg

My first guess, am going with real.

Just a guess but looks real to me.

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Real? Definately some goofiness going on here!

Edited by plasticgas

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Real? Definately some goofiness going on here!

Goofiness? Here??????????? :D

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I would have to go with "model" only because the "striping" on the fenders is not perfect. On a restoration of a classic like this the "lines would be straight. If it is a model, I would also guess that it is a larger scale, pehaps 1/12.

bob

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Model! There are a few things that don't look right for this car. I am ignoring the outsized people in the back. :)

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A rare car like a Mercer would never appear in a mundane setting like that. It's a model. :lol:

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Model!!!

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A rare car like a Mercer would never appear in a mundane setting like that. It's a model. :rolleyes:

That way of looking at it didn't occur to me but you're right. Those things are worth millions!

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model, the mirrors would be HUGE under it if it were real, right?

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G,day , i say it's model as the run down sheet in front of it has huge crease's in it ,as if it was paper stuck to plastic backing . Cheer's

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Well, this time I thought I'd leave the background alone. The proportions of the people standing in the background compared to the car make it obvious that the car can't be full size...however, I figured some of you might think that I Photoshopped the background just to fool you, and vote "REAL" for that reason.

In fact, the photo is totally as I found it, and it's a model. A BIG one...1/4 scale!

Next ROM coming MONDAY!!!

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Well, this time I thought I'd leave the background alone. The proportions of the people standing in the background compared to the car make it obvious that the car can't be full size...however, I figured some of you might think that I Photoshopped the background just to fool you, and vote "REAL" for that reason.

In fact, the photo is totally as I found it, and it's a model. A BIG one...1/4 scale!

Next ROM coming MONDAY!!!

I got bit this time! I thought it was real, and voted that way. Then I did some research the other day and found more pics of this incredible model. I'm not sure what scale it is; the builder claims it's 40% of actual size on his website. He built the entire model around a set of tires that he found, scaled his drawings for the model and patterns from that. He had never seen an actual Mercer, living in Sweden they're not exactly common there (or anywhere else). Since then he's had the chance to see one and sit in one, perhaps get a ride as well. Neat stuff!

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I got bit this time! I thought it was real, and voted that way. Then I did some research the other day and found more pics of this incredible model. I'm not sure what scale it is; the builder claims it's 40% of actual size on his website. He built the entire model around a set of tires that he found, scaled his drawings for the model and patterns from that. He had never seen an actual Mercer, living in Sweden they're not exactly common there (or anywhere else). Since then he's had the chance to see one and sit in one, perhaps get a ride as well. Neat stuff!

Have you got a link to that? It would be interesting to know who the builder is.

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Have you got a link to that? It would be interesting to know who the builder is.

http://home.swipnet.se/mercer/index.htm

http://web.telia.com/~u55504917/modeltek.html

http://www.craftsmanshipmuseum.com/Dahlberg.htm

I am assuming that this is the same model that Harry showed. There aren't many large scale Mercers out there, none as realistic as this one. It's 2/5 scale.

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