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Mercury
Posted by plasticracer on Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:05 PM

Is anyone interested in joining a Mercury CBP? Eg; Marauder, Capri, Cougar etc. End date could be Feb. 28/09.

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 21, 2008 3:47 PM

I'm in! I've got a Cyclone and a Cougar Eliminator I've been meaning to get to--this will be the perfect excuse.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, August 22, 2008 12:31 PM
I've got an AMT '64 Parklane ragtop kit just waiting to be built,
and it'll be a recreation of the car I once owned (bone stock, big engine, even bigger car!)
If there's enough response to do this would that fit in?

                               Regards,
                                 sfd Question

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Posted by plasticracer on Friday, August 22, 2008 4:03 PM

OK guys, lets get started. I'm doing a '64 Marauder and then a Cougar demo car.

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Posted by Ron Hamilton on Friday, August 22, 2008 4:28 PM

I'm working on a '66 Cyclone GT.

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Posted by plasticracer on Friday, August 22, 2008 4:45 PM

Welcome aboard Ron.

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Posted by plasticracer on Thursday, August 28, 2008 3:45 PM

Ok guys, it's been a week since the last post. How are the models coming along? Any pics yet? I'll be posting mine soon.

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, August 28, 2008 3:52 PM

Haven't even started mine yet. I've got about 4 or 5 other CBP projects in line ahead of it.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, August 29, 2008 1:59 PM
Well here's the '64 Parklane, fresh out of the paint booth.
I used Model Master Burgundy Red Metallic. It looked a little lighter
in the bottle than the factory color of paint on my car, so after priming
I sprayed a light coat of flat black on the body, then two very light coats
of burgundy followed by a wetter and then a still wetter coat.
The color to my eyes came out dead on to what my 1:1 was.
So this will sit now for about a week while I finish my Bel Air, then I'll
polish it out.

                                  Regards,
                                    sfd Smile64 Merc01

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Posted by Snake45 on Friday, August 29, 2008 2:15 PM

Smelly, you might want to think about clear-coating that. I once tried to rub out a Model Master Burgundy paint job and the stuff streaked and went three different colors on me. I had to repaint and then clear on top of that to get a decent job.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, August 29, 2008 2:21 PM
I hear 'ya Snake!
I've had my share of headaches with those airbrush metallic enamels, so much so that
I absolutely won't use them unless I need to replicate a factory color or
something like that and I'm too cheap to pay the $25 for a custom spray bomb.
I'll probably give this a light wet sanding and then shoot it with a clear top
coat - then I'll polish it.
So far I've had pretty good luck doing it that way.

                             Regards,
                               sfd Big Smile

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Posted by Big Papa Rich on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 9:05 PM

I have a 64 Marauder that is almost done except for some detailing,would that count?

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Posted by plasticracer on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:20 PM

First off, welcome to the ForumSign - Welcome. Sure that car will qualify. Post pics when you are done. My 64 Marauder is done and all I have to do is post the pics.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, November 14, 2008 1:26 PM
Anybody still going on this? Question
I had to give the Merc another couple of coats of paint, 'cause despite
what I told Snake45 I figured I could rub it out without a clear coat.
'Twas a bad, bad mistake, yet things turned out for the best 'cause I
finally tried out my new airbrush and the final coat turned out almost
flawless! I love this thing!!
So next week the clear will go on, then I'll rub it out. Meanwhile I'm
gonna work on the rest. I'm itching to build this kit like you wouldn't
believe, now that my Del Ray's done.
I can't wait to screw that chassis on. That's gonna be so darn cool!

                                  Regards,
                                    sfd Cool

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Posted by plasticracer on Saturday, November 15, 2008 9:47 AM

We're still here waiting for more pics from you guys.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:22 PM
Well here's my ' 64 Merc ragtop body, this time after a couple more
coats of burgundy with the new Badger gun and four coats of clear.
This shouldn't need anything but a good polish with Tamiya compounds
and some wax now, after a LOT of time to dry and gas out.
I love this gun! You can't see it with this camera but this is without
a doubt the smoothest paintjob  I've ever done since I took up building
again two and a half years ago.
Just realized this is going to use up a big chunk of my foil . . . !
Oh well, why shouldn't building a replica be expensive like owning the
real thing was?!

                               Regards,
                                 sfd Big Smilemercury04

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Posted by copcarbuilder on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:57 PM

Beautiful job sfd. I did my 64 Maurader as a silver anniversary edition silver metallic with white interior with red dash & carpeting love those old cars Also sfd love your computer wallpaper I owned a 61 Pontiac Parisienne 2 dr hardtop white with red interior unfortunately it had frame damage the longer I owned it the worse it got It became so bad it had a compete revolution of free pay in the steering before you could begin to turn Finally the steering box and a chunk of frame actually off the car onto the ground

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:15 PM
Thanks copcarbuilder!
Yes, the big old boats do indeed rule, he he.
I've got that ' 61 Bonneville 'vert to do yet, and of course finish this.
I saw this car again downtown at a car show about eight years after I sold
it - completely restored of course. The owner wasn't around so I don't know
who owns it now. A couple of years after that those cars were selling in
the 25 to 30 thousand range. I sold mine for a grand.
But I got it back again!
Just smaller now.

                                Regards,
                                  sfd Laugh

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Posted by plasticracer on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:17 PM

Great color SFD, Have you decided on what color interior?

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:38 PM
Yep, black like the one I had.
I'm actually going for exact replica here so black interior w/buckets,
console w/automatic, engine painted Ford blue. And the car had a white top
as well.
I think I can pull off some home made decals from the pics I've collected
of Thrush mufflers . . . we'll see.
Now if I could only get my hands on some bazooka exhaust tips, the thing
would be 100% real!

                                   Regards,
                                     sfd Cool

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Posted by oldcars361 on Wednesday, November 19, 2008 7:49 PM

have 2 66 parklanes converted to 68 four door parklanes  triple black using high gloss black enamel with flat black vinyl tops . used chrome tape for trim . worked very well . just need to do hubcaps  to appear as original. front grill has appearnce of 68 .used bondo  on hood made header panel as it appears on reall 68 parklanes 

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Monday, November 24, 2008 3:22 AM
Finished painting the chassis yesterday.
Despite the simplicity of these old AMT kits there is actually alot
of detail on them, the difference being that it's all molded in and
requires painting. I just used aluminim bmf on the mufflers.detail02
And here's the body all polished and waxed. Got LOTS of foiling to do!
Interior is painted flat black, carpet flocking added to floor but
still have to add it to the bottom of the door panels. Then a shot
of clear and detail, detail, detail!
Meanwhile today I'll be painting the engine pieces.detail03

Anybody else got any progress pics to show?
I'm feelin' lonely fellas!

                              Regards,
                                sfd Confused

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Posted by plasticracer on Monday, November 24, 2008 9:22 AM

Finally done. Testors dark blue with BMF. SFD, you're merc. is looking good.

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Monday, November 24, 2008 9:37 AM
Nice color plasticracer!
I've got a ' 64 hardtop body sitting here done in that color.
When AMT released that kit under the Muscle series a couple of years
ago I snagged one, and it's been challenging me ever since with
endless repaints! But I'l get to that one yet I swear. I'll just let
it continue to sit there thinking it's won, he he.
How 'bout some more shots of yours?
Here's the ragtop with a little bit of foil on it.
Only a few more scale miles of trim to go!

                               Regards,
                                 sfd Smiledetail06

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Posted by plasticracer on Monday, November 24, 2008 2:38 PM

Hey;SFD, more pics are on the way tonight

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Posted by plasticracer on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:43 PM

More pics. SFD. I painted the int. to simulate vinyl and the rear view mirror on the dash was popular back then

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Posted by plasticracer on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:52 PM

Mor pics SFD> I painted the int. to simulate vinyl and the rear view mirror on the dash was popular back then.

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Posted by plasticracer on Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:55 PM

Here is another.               

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Posted by plasticracer on Friday, November 28, 2008 12:22 PM

Any more progress out there guys?

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Posted by smellyfatdude on Friday, November 28, 2008 1:06 PM
Haven't got much done on this 'cept the engine.
I used the valve covers from the AMT Resto Rods ' 66 Galaxie
instead of the chrome finned ones in the kit.
Nice thing about this hobby though is you can put it aside when
you have to and pick up right where you left off.
Still got most of the foiling to do and the interior detailing,
plus I gotta pick up some more supplies from my LHS first.
It's gonna be a beaut though, at least to me.
Makes me miss my real one! Sad

                              Regards,
                                sfd Smiledetail10

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