'49 Merc

Joined: December 13th, 2014, 5:22 pm

January 23rd, 2018, 10:31 pm #1

From the Eyeballin' thread comes the '49 Merc



I am not going to be using these wheels. This was just an experiment.
My thought was to maybe chop the top.



Immediately after cutting off the top I started thinking What the hell am I doing?!? I am definitely in uncharted water here!



At this point I almost bagged the whole thing.



Then I started to think what if I moved the rear window to the front... Not to bad. This look gives off a 50's vibe.



But I really wanted the low down in the back chop top look more.



Next I added a piece in the middle. Starting to feel a better about the project.



Then I used the cut off window frames from the doors to form the rear side window opening. I think it's a little too far back. I think if I end the opening at the pencil line, it would work better.

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Joined: June 12th, 2016, 8:19 pm

January 23rd, 2018, 10:58 pm #2

I gotta vote for the look two photos back with the yellow ruler in foreground.
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Joined: December 13th, 2014, 5:22 pm

January 25th, 2018, 2:16 am #3

Thanks Dan







I adjusted the sail panels and eyeballing this grille. Obviously I'll cut it to fit.

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Joined: November 9th, 2013, 1:01 am

January 25th, 2018, 2:28 am #4

That's some slicing and dicing!!! RM
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Joined: November 13th, 2013, 1:37 am

January 25th, 2018, 8:20 pm #5

I'm Starting to get the 1/24 - 1/25 "Bugg"... :blink:
Any $$ Good-Sources $$ for Slot Car Chassis in this Scale ????

Bubba The Senile :blink:
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Joined: December 13th, 2014, 5:22 pm

January 27th, 2018, 1:18 am #6





Added some mud last night





Then I took it off today



Then I added a little more. Gotta hit it and quit it.

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Joined: December 13th, 2014, 5:22 pm

January 28th, 2018, 3:19 pm #7



I have two of these bodies/ Here's the before profile



Here's the after profile. Subtle but makes all the difference in the world. I wanted to make it look like it's moving while it's standing still. Almost ready for primer.

So far I've cut open the doors, removed the window frames from the doors, shaved the door handles and locks, shaved all the trim, rain gutters and emblems, rolled the rear panel, shaved the wipers and lowered the back half of the roof and used the discarded window frames as the basis for the back windows.

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Joined: June 12th, 2016, 8:19 pm

January 28th, 2018, 4:24 pm #8

Slick-a-rooni !!!
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Joined: November 13th, 2013, 1:37 am

January 29th, 2018, 6:40 am #9

Question; ^o)

Do the actual "TIRES" on these models. Soft enough for "Slot-Car-Izationing (??)" :$

Ok,.. So I got a; "1-Track-Mind"... :blink:

Bubba :blink:
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Joined: December 13th, 2014, 5:22 pm

January 29th, 2018, 11:51 am #10

No. They are for display. Im not into the larger scale racing. Im sure there are chassis out there for 1:25 scale cars.
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