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Testors Model Master/Jimmy Flintstone "Mercster" kit

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Testors Model Master/Jimmy Flintstone "Mercster" kit
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 02, 2003 6:19 PM
Hi! I just bought a Testors Model Master/Jimmy Flintstone resin "Mercster" slammer kit,and I was wondering if anyone has built one?I'm thinking of detailing it with full chassis,engine,etc.,but am unsure what to use for parts?AMT Prowler or Vicki phaeton kits,is what I'm thinking.Any ideas?Thanks!Smile
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Posted by ThomasA3D on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 12:38 AM
I havent, but here is a link for you Smile

http://www.members.aol.com/carmoddave/CMDMercsterPicsindex.html

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 2:09 AM
hey kitfan,i have not seen that model as of yet, but the link that thomas posted up, looks like the prowler would work, btw thomas, nice link. that guy builds some very impressive models. i liked the vw stuff, way to coolBig Smile

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by Fordforever on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 9:30 AM
Very nice models, thanks for sharing your models with usBig Smile
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Posted by CarModDave on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 11:49 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ThomasA3D

I havent, but here is a link for you Smile

http://www.members.aol.com/carmoddave/CMDMercsterPicsindex.html


That's a link to a page on my site, "CarModDave's Model Car Creations". I built the Mercster kit when it was first released.
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Posted by CarModDave on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 11:52 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Fordforever

Very nice models, thanks for sharing your models with usBig Smile


Actually, that is one of MY models. The link was to a page on my site, "CarModDave's Model Car Creations". To see more of my stuff, just click the "Home" button at the bottom of the Mercster page to return to the title page.
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Posted by CarModDave on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 11:55 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ferrarikitfan

Hi! I just bought a Testors Model Master/Jimmy Flintstone resin "Mercster" slammer kit,and I was wondering if anyone has built one?I'm thinking of detailing it with full chassis,engine,etc.,but am unsure what to use for parts?AMT Prowler or Vicki phaeton kits,is what I'm thinking.Any ideas?Thanks!Smile


If you are planning on doing up a detailed version, have fun. Typical of all Flintstone slammer kits, the body of the Mercster is EXTREMELY thick. You'll spend days trying to thin the body shell to a realistic, scale thickness, especially since I'm sure you'll want to add an opening hood and detailed engine. If you feel like tackling this project I say GO FOR IT! I'd love to see a detailed Mercster. It is a short wheelbase so the Prowler chassis may work. Give it a shot!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 10:28 PM
Thanks for all the replies!I checked out that link mentioned-nice build and paint!Yeah,I will be taking my time thinning out the body,that I expected....the plymouth Prowler seems to be my best bet for chassis and parts.I haven't decided on the engine yet.Again,many thanks to all!!!Smile Alex B.
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Wednesday, December 03, 2003 10:41 PM
hey dave , man you build some very , very nice models, or should i say works of artBowBow

Dave http://public.fotki.com/FIREMODELMAN/

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Posted by ThomasA3D on Thursday, December 04, 2003 1:46 AM
Hey Dave
I hope you didnt get the impression I was taking credit for your work - that was definitely not my intentions.
Your models are VERY impressive.
Spotless and very mean Street Rods - I love’em Smile
BTW Great detail with the openening glove box...

How do you bend the PE grille on the 37 fords?
It bends two ways - isnt that almost impossible to get smooth?

ThomasA3D – http://www.a3d.dk
Recently finished: Camaro Concept Car and 40 Ford Coupe.
Current projects: 56 Chevy seventies-style custom and 50 Chevy Custom Truck

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Posted by CarModDave on Thursday, December 04, 2003 2:21 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by ThomasA3D

Hey Dave
I hope you didnt get the impression I was taking credit for your work - that was definitely not my intentions.
Your models are VERY impressive.
Spotless and very mean Street Rods - I love’em Smile
BTW Great detail with the openening glove box...

How do you bend the PE grille on the 37 fords?
It bends two ways - isnt that almost impossible to get smooth?


Thomas,

No......not at all. I know you weren't taking credit. I'm sorry if my post was unclear.
No harm, no foul! Big Smile

Yeah, those PE '37 grilles are "curse-inducing" to say the least! What I ended up using was a bottle of Micro-Set ( it has the right diameter ) and GENTLY rolled the PE grille halves over that.

Anyway, I'm glad you like the street rods on my site. The 1936 Ford convertible is my latest, and is definately one of my favorite builds so far! Guess I should share a couple of pics, huh? Here 'ya go:





To see more pics of the '36 convertible, click the link below. To see more of my stuff, just click "Home" at the bottom of the '36 page.
http://www.members.aol.com/carmoddave/CMD36FordConvert.html
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 11:32 AM
Great rod Dave! Where did you get the wheels/tires? An online store?
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Posted by CarModDave on Monday, December 29, 2003 9:34 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by jvaillancourt

Great rod Dave! Where did you get the wheels/tires? An online store?


Thanks for the kinds words! Much appreciated.

The tires/wheels are those infamous Pegasus big 'n little chrome T's. I ordered them directly from Pegasus Hobbies because they are EXTREMELY hard to find anywhere else!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 7:37 AM
Thanks for the info. I've gotta get a set of those!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 1:17 PM
Dave
Thats an awesome car. I mean geez, wow, BowBowBow. I am totally blown away and speechless. If I had to sum up that build in one word it would be:

Breathtaking
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  • From: SoCal
Posted by glassparman on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 10:05 AM
Hey, is there someplace online to purchase the Jimmy Flintstone stuff?? I see it on e-bay all the time but I'm looking for the direct purchase thing.

Michael
Prov 14:26 He who fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:16 PM
Me too! I've looked but can't find any thing.


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Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:43 PM
I ordered the Jimmy Flintstone Batmobile yesterday from the dude at Johnny's.
I have been looking like crazy for that resin body and was shocked when i mentioned it and was told he could order anything Jimmy had available.

I will ask him how and where to contact him next time i see him which will be tomorrow or Monday at the latest.

I'll let ya know what i find out.
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org
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  • From: Fairfield, Ohio
Posted by Drackopolis on Wednesday, January 07, 2004 7:45 PM
CarModDave, Your work is fabulous to say the very least...

I am in awe!
Rev. James D. Baker www.bakerministries.org

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