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Custom 1949 Mercury Woody WIP Update 2-11

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  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Custom 1949 Mercury Woody WIP Update 2-11
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 5:42 PM

Hi everyone. It's been some time since I've posted anything. I think the last project I was working on here was my 1951 Fleetline, which is still not done! But I hope to one day get back to that one. For this project I am using a drawing from Model Cars Magazine-October 2014. It's a drawing utilizing both the Revell special edition Mercury and the Revell Mercury Woody. I will be retaining the Woody body while adding the front portion of the roof, the hood, and the front headlight/grill surround from the special edition Mercury. First I measured and marked all areas to be cut with yellow tape. I removed the front half of the roof from each kit. Then I removed the headlight/grill surround from each body. The proportions are very close with each body so lining everything up was pretty easy. At this point everything is glued into place. I still need to remove the rear section of the roof from the woody body. But that will be a little later. Here's the photos. Thanks for looking!

 

 

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, February 07, 2018 5:58 PM

Looks interesting David.Yes

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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  • Member since
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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, February 11, 2018 12:06 PM

Thank you, Nigel! I think this is an interesting project as well. I actually found this drawing while looking for another drawing for another project and now I'm sidetracked with this one! Next up is removing the rear portion of the woody roof. I marked off the sections I wanted to remove and then using my trusty dremel removed those areas. This roof will need to be lengthened and widened. I began by adding some strip plastic to lengthen the roof. I used my dremel to remove the excess material. After I shape the strip plastic I will then cut the roof in half to widen it. In this update I added some strip plastic just behind the B-pillars. After I reattach the rear portion of the roof I will be removing the B-pillars and rebuilding them. I have also sanded smooth the front fenders and grill surround. I still need to add some filler, but very little will be needed. I got lucky and ended up with a pretty clean fit. Thanks for looking!

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Posted by Katana on Sunday, February 11, 2018 8:46 PM
Looks really interesting. Can you post a pic of the drawing you are working from?
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:10 AM

Looks like a complicated build, Maniacal! Looks good so far! CoolThumbs Up

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Monday, February 12, 2018 5:29 PM

Thanks Katana and modelcarjr! It's been easy so far, but the rear roof chop could give me headaches! Here is the photo I've been referencing.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:13 AM

A really cool idea here.  I like this alot.  I have a amt 41 ford woody custom kit that i have chopped and it has been a test of my skills and patience.   Sure you'll nail the rear roof chop though.   I'll be following this.

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  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, February 16, 2018 9:54 AM

Unacceptable!  You have to finish the Fleetline first.  I am emotionally involved with that one.  Just kidding.  I will be happy to follow along with this one.  I am starting to feel the same emotions toward this build too.  Big Smile  Great work sir.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    May, 2008
  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Friday, February 16, 2018 4:32 PM

Thank you scalepeter and mmthrax! I'm glad you guys are liking this. I acutally have the fleetline sitting on my desk. I leave it there so that maybe I'll get to it! I really hope that it gets finished one day. It's pretty close actually. I'm a little hung up on the color, though. But for this build I hope to have the rear portion of the roof attached tomorrow and hopefully in primer sometime next week. The color for this one is going to be Kandy Tangerine from HOK over a silver base. Thanks for looking!

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