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Revell '49 Chopped Merc

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  • Member since
    July 2008
Revell '49 Chopped Merc
Posted by plastic_modeler on Monday, March 23, 2020 1:05 PM

I'm not much of a car modeler, at least, I wasn't while I was still a repair tech.  Now that I'm in the office, I might be adding more cars to my collection!

This is my first car in quite a few years, Revell's Chopped '49, the Figure is from American Diorama, a company that makes figures for model railroaders.  I promptly stripped his paint job and refinished him, adding a faded tattoo and a pack of smokes rolled up into his sleeve!

Greaser befor stripping and repaint

 

Greaser after stripping and repaint

 

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, March 23, 2020 2:45 PM
Nicely done, both the Merc and figure look great!
  • Member since
    August 2015
  • From: Hamptonville, NC
Posted by TarheelRick on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 6:52 AM

Great job with this build.  I remember well, as a kid, seeing the older guys in Tee shirts with a pack of Lucky Strikes or Camels rolled up in their sleeves.  They used to come by my uncles dirt-floor shop to get their cars tuned or sometimes rebuilt.

I build models because I can't afford the real thing!

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