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Custom 1949 Mercury Woody Done 10-7

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:20 PM

Oh wow!  Great color!

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Posted by PatrickW on Monday, June 04, 2018 2:15 AM

WOW! What a colour, beautiful!

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Posted by Dino246gt on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 8:59 AM

Wow, that's going to be a very cool model! Love all the bodywork and that color, awesome! MOTOR?

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  • From: Fallon, Nv.
Posted by helipilot16 on Wednesday, June 06, 2018 2:25 PM

[quote user="maniacalmodeler"]

Thank you, Foxer!

The body is now in primer. It turned out better than I was thinking it would. I was concerned the top of the roof would be too flat but I think it looks just right. As far as the body goes I just need to clean up the roof and pillar lines and figure out what I'm doing with the taillights. The front and rear suspension has also been modified- it should sit pretty low now! I'll be using the baby moon rims from the AMT '53 Ford pickup kit and the tires from that kit or the tires from the new AMT '57 Fantasy Parts Pack. Thanks for looking!

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, June 16, 2018 9:47 AM

Thank you, everyone! Well, a small disaster has struck. I've had to strip the paint. When I was painting the wood grain it did not go as planned. I was using some burnt umber oil paint over the wood color and it did not apply well. I tried it four separate times on some scrap plastic and it worked perfectly. So I'm not sure what went wrong. Oh well. The paint is stripped and now begins the reapplying of bondo and alot of sanding! When I repaint I will be keeping the wood area pretty basic. Just the wood paint. I am VERY colorblind and was very excited when I found the method of applying burnt umber over the wood paint color- it is very realistic and looks just like real wood. I have previously done the dry brushing of several colors to make wood color. While I thought it looked amazing, my wife said "what are all those splotches"? I guess I will get to redo all those pesky panel lines. Hopefully they come out better this time! Thank you to everyone following along! I won't be giving up on this one and will be back at it tomorrow!

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Saturday, June 16, 2018 8:41 PM

Sorry to hear about the paint debacle but glad that you're going right back at it. This one is a beauty and deserves to be finished. I'm sure you don't want to write off all the time you have in this one. Keep us posted on the patient's recovery. 

chucky

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:15 AM

Thank you, chucky! I really appreciate your comments! 

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Friday, July 20, 2018 9:35 AM
So glad to see somebody building this. Great job on all the work so far. It is looking great and I will be watching for updates and can't wait to see it completed. Here is a copy of the original drawing for your use (if I can get it to show up).  Mike

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, July 21, 2018 10:23 AM

Thanks, MLOMAKA! It's been a pretty fun build so far, except for having to redo the bodywork and the paint! So I've finally managed to finish the bodywork again. And I've resprayed the paint as well. I think the rescribed lines between the roof and doors and rear windows came out much better this time around. I also sprayed the wood color for the woody portion. I just need to add the clear, decals, and polish the paint and the body will be done. Most of the rest of the kit has been painted so assembly is up next. Hopefully this will be done someday soon! Thanks for looking!

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:37 PM

Yea, I saw that. Looks like you fixed it really well. That paint looks great. That paint technique sounded like it would have great results. Keep the post up to date 

 

Mike

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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, September 02, 2018 10:56 AM

Even though I'm moving along at snails pace I have an update. The body has been decaled, cleared, and polished. Overall there is not much left to do. Up next I'll be making some windows from some clear acetate. After that it's just mainly assembly. The interior is done except for applying the decals to the dash. The interior paintwork is done- just needs to be assembled. Here are some pictures of the body. Thanks for looking!

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Posted by JohnDB on Sunday, September 02, 2018 4:56 PM

Snail's pace ,huh? The results are well worth it. Looks great, I'll be watching for the finished product .

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, October 07, 2018 12:26 PM

Not my best but all done. I think this is the first model I've finished in 3 years. The only thing I changed were the tires. I was going to use the whitewall tires from the '53 Ford F100 kit but decided to use some Modelhaus whitewalls I had. They look much better. 

 

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by chromecop on Sunday, October 07, 2018 1:32 PM
WOW!!! Awesome, well done !
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Posted by maniacalmodeler on Sunday, October 07, 2018 1:48 PM
Thanks, chromecop!
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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Sunday, October 07, 2018 6:35 PM

Looks great! I think that we build at about the same pace. Worth the wait, 'tho! Nice job! Thumbs Up

chucky

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 3:55 PM

Thank you, chucky! I used to build 7-8 models a year. Now it’s 1 every 2-3 years! 

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:16 PM

Looks great, Maniacal! All the body work, the paint and the paneling look great! Nice work - you should build more! Cool Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:56 PM

maniacalmodeler

Thank you, chucky! I used to build 7-8 models a year. Now it’s 1 every 2-3 years! 

 

That's about right! Laugh

 

chucky

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  • From: Australia
Posted by scalepeter on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:00 AM

Nice end result here.  Really like the colours.  Job well done.

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:56 AM
it looks awesome
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Posted by Foxer on Thursday, October 11, 2018 2:32 PM

This looks fantastic!

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Posted by MLOMAKA on Thursday, October 11, 2018 3:55 PM
That turned out great!

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, October 12, 2018 1:34 AM

Superb maniacalmodeler, well done,great build!

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Posted by nottheband on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:46 AM

She's a very sharp Merc, maniacmodeller, well done.  The colour and woodwork are superb.  Cheers.

Steve

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  • From: Louisville, CO
Posted by maniacalmodeler on Saturday, October 13, 2018 3:52 PM

Thank you to everybody for the kind words and for following along! 

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