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1957 Mercury Commuter

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
1957 Mercury Commuter
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, January 18, 2018 8:17 AM

A neat obscure kit by former Modelhaus.
Only cons was the awkward headlight/grill assembly, and it loomks a bit narrow, and lastly the slightly oversized hood ornament base.

Unlike alot of resin kits the chassis actually sits really nicely and it has seperate bench seat.

 1957 Mercury Commuter (Modelhaus )

 1957 Mercury Commuter (Modelhaus )

 1957 Mercury Commuter (Modelhaus )

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, January 18, 2018 10:24 AM

Very nice! What an elegant looking wagon. You did a beautiful job on this one.

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    January, 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Thursday, January 18, 2018 1:01 PM

Very niclely done! (as usual) Reminds me of the more-door '58 Colony Park wagon family hauler of the day. Thumbs Up

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    June, 2015
Posted by dimaxion on Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:23 PM

She's a Beauty . This certainly a real or model candidate . "Where's the keys ?" Thanx .. 

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    November, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, January 18, 2018 4:59 PM

She's beautiful.

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Posted by Tom99 on Friday, January 19, 2018 7:20 AM
That is awesome!!!
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    March, 2017
  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Friday, January 19, 2018 6:07 PM
Yet again with the unusual cars.... ! LOL Great looking Merc Sir !
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    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Saturday, January 20, 2018 9:01 AM

Arcturus ;

 I love the car . Would you mind a comment from a model show judge ? Is there any way you can snug the headlights tighter to the fenders ? Other than that everything else is spot on .That would get noticed I am afraid . I have to add a P.S. Here . I didn't mean to belittle your work .The 58 Buick Kit I had and a 57 Chevy had the same problems .I guess a lot is the way it's molded ?

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  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:03 AM

oldcarguy

Arcturus ;

 I love the car . Would you mind a comment from a model show judge ? Is there any way you can snug the headlights tighter to the fenders ? Other than that everything else is spot on .That would get noticed I am afraid .

 



If I'm honest, I have no idea why it sits so badly. I couldn't see an exact point where it's gone wrong. Luckily, I never display my models at shows.

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
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  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:33 AM

arcturus
 
oldcarguy

Arcturus ;

 I love the car . Would you mind a comment from a model show judge ? Is there any way you can snug the headlights tighter to the fenders ? Other than that everything else is spot on .That would get noticed I am afraid .

 

 

 



If I'm honest, I have no idea why it sits so badly. I couldn't see an exact point where it's gone wrong. Luckily, I never display my models at shows.

 

 

I like the colors you chose and your detailing Thumbs Up.

I have the Modelhaus 1957 Mercury Voyager wagon and that grill/headlight assembly was a pain for me too.

It's too wide and I had to do some "carving and grinding" to get a better fit. Mines not perfect either.

Here's a couple pics.

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    March, 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Thursday, January 25, 2018 10:53 AM

Very nice build on that Merc wagon.

High octane

  • Member since
    February, 2004
  • From: nottingham,england
Posted by arcturus on Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:20 AM

Treehugger Dave


Yours is really nice.Better grill fit than mone, but I'm the only one that sees it so I'm not fussed. I don't do shows.

 

 

 
arcturus
 
oldcarguy

Arcturus ;

 I love the car . Would you mind a comment from a model show judge ? Is there any way you can snug the headlights tighter to the fenders ? Other than that everything else is spot on .That would get noticed I am afraid .

 

 

 



If I'm honest, I have no idea why it sits so badly. I couldn't see an exact point where it's gone wrong. Luckily, I never display my models at shows.

 

 

 

 

I like the colors you chose and your detailing Thumbs Up.

I have the Modelhaus 1957 Mercury Voyager wagon and that grill/headlight assembly was a pain for me too.

It's too wide and I had to do some "carving and grinding" to get a better fit. Mines not perfect either.

Here's a couple pics.

 

Because unlike some Robin hoods,I can speak with an english accent...
  • Member since
    December, 2007
  • From: Portland Oregon: Tree Country. Most beautiful area on the West coast.
Posted by Treehugger Dave on Thursday, February 01, 2018 10:39 AM

I don't do shows and contests anymore either, so I know what you mean. Now I just build for the personal enjoyment and share here once in a while Thumbs Up.

Love Velocity channel, Mecum Auctions and Barrett/Jackson auctions 

 

 

                                     

 

 

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Friday, February 02, 2018 1:53 PM

I love station wagons and I love your model.  Very, very cool.  I really like your builds. You do really nice work.  Yes

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    February, 2006
  • From: the Netherlands
Posted by henri1 on Sunday, February 04, 2018 2:05 PM
there should be more of these fine subject from the regular kitmakers.......

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