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1949 Mercury Sedan

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  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
1949 Mercury Sedan
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:20 AM

Just completed this Classic Cruiser yesterday.  Box stock except for whitewall tires and plug wires.  Paint is Tamiya acrylic X-10 Gun Metal cleared Tamiya with X-22 Clear.  

 

             X-10 Gun Metal cleared with Tamiya X-22 Clear.  

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7:50 AM

Turned out great.  The clear over gunmetal looks nice.   Amazing how much the outdoor pictures / natural light add to the photos.

Thanks,

John

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    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:08 AM

WOW!  That color looks fantastic on that body style.  You've just got to love a Mercury "Lead Sled"  Excellent job!

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:14 AM

Thanks John.  Yeah, I think the color turned out really nice.  I'm liking it.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:15 AM

Thanks man.  Just love these old Merc's.

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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:43 AM

Came out great!I like the bumper jack detail in the trunk!

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:28 AM

Thanks.  The bumper jack and tools came in the kit.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 10:43 AM

Very cool!

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 11:26 AM

That turned out awesome and I'm one who doesn't usually warm up to 49 Mercs all that well. I like the slight sprucing up in this one. Very nice !

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:31 PM

Thanks Eugene.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 12:32 PM

I appreciate the kind words.

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:12 PM

Great job. I like you build it out of the box except the noted extras.   

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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    November 2021
  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 4:58 PM

Thanks Duster.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 8:22 PM

Love those old "lead sleds". Raced against a few of them back in the late '50s and early '60s.

One of them ended up being owned by a guy I worked with in the late '80s. He still ownes it. He put a pic of him and the car, taken on the track back then, on his desk. I asked him if that was him in the pic and he said it was. I didn't say anything but the next day I brought in a pic of me and my car at the track. Had a good time talking about old times. We think we both won the same number of races against each other. At least we didn't have to argue about who won more. We still talk about the old days at least twice a year.

Say Safe.

Jim Captain

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    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:56 AM

Perfect choice of colors and the white walls tires add just the right touch. Add in your superb modeling skills and this one is a for sure winner! 

It reminds me of that Alan Jackson song, Crazy bout a Mercury....

PS: Nice BMF work too

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  • Member since
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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:25 AM

They were Great cars back in the day.  Thanks for the story Jim.  

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Posted by Olezippi on Thursday, December 1, 2022 5:26 AM

Much appreciated.  Thanks.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, December 1, 2022 8:20 AM

Ha!

    OLEZIPPI! You got my heart fluttering for sure. My First was a 49 Ford and the second a 50 Merc. Of course this was in the late fifties. But, My, did that bring back many fond memories. Love the color too. It speaks to the "Richness" Of the designs available back then!!

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  • From: Southern Indiana
Posted by Olezippi on Thursday, December 1, 2022 12:54 PM

Tanker-Builder

Ha!

    OLEZIPPI! You got my heart fluttering for sure. My First was a 49 Ford and the second a 50 Merc. Of course this was in the late fifties. But, My, did that bring back many fond memories. Love the color too. It speaks to the "Richness" Of the designs available back then!!

 Haha....I did good then.  Glad you liked it.

"If you can't fix it with duct tape then it's and electrical problem"

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