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Maserati Merak (Airfix 1/24)


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Hi folks,

I just finished this one. First non-US car model I built in almost 3 years. The kit itself is horrible as was the building and painting process itself. Anyone who wants to see the lengths I had to go to to make this turn out a halfway reasonable result, see my WIP here: 

 

This is the way it ended up:

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And a group shot with his "rare" brother, the Boomerang...

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Nice work, especially given the rudimentary kit you started with. Looks nice posed with the Boomerang, too. It's good to see these Maseratis built. 

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That was like shoving a wet noodle up a Bobcat's *** while in a phone booth!  Came out great, considering the low quality of the kit.

I *had to* get the Boomerang kit recently, just because, despite knowing it's also bad.   I have a Russian forum bookmarked, a builder stopped posting about half way, so much needed to be fixed.  Yours came out very nice, is there another topic of it?

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Many thanks guys, I appreciate it!

19 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

I *had to* get the Boomerang kit recently, just because, despite knowing it's also bad.   I have a Russian forum bookmarked, a builder stopped posting about half way, so much needed to be fixed.  Yours came out very nice, is there another topic of it?

Thanks Kurt, and congrats on getting a Boomerang kit! They are very hard and expensive to come by, especially in 1/24 scale (the 1/16 scale Revell kit is easier to find but not cheap either). I remember the WIP on the Russian forum you mentioned, that guy practically cut the whole body into pieces in order to correct the shape and make a Bora V8 fit in. He also intended to 3D-print better wheels but I guess that is where the WIP ended... years ago. The Boomerang can be made into a nice kit box-stock. My build is a resto of a kit I build many years ago. I showed it on this forum back then (although the images are not great):

 

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