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1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Sat Nov 12, 2016 8:40 pm

Here is a little project I started a couple of weeks ago.

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Managed to get some work done on the frame, engine, & interior.

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Here's a closer shot of the Mercury V-8:
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Here's sort of where I'm going with this:

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I think I'll skip the eyes, though.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:35 pm

Well, Sheriff is starting to take shape:

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Hoping to get the engine finished up this weekend & completely installed; then start on the interior. Fit in general has been pretty poor.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby Aaronw on Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:44 pm

I have one of these half built somewhere. I was doing it as a Chief's car but it went into my vault of unfinished projects. I don't recall why specifically. I think this kit has been around for a long time, so not surprised to hear it has issues.

They are nice looking cars though, should make a good looking police cruiser.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:17 am

They are nice looking cars, and hopefully it'll end up as a nice looking model. Parts cleanup has been a real chore, and there is something on the plastic that I cannot get off that makes the paint not want to adhere properly. It's really strange. Doesn't seem to matter how many times I wash the parts either.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby GLMFAA1 on Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:27 am

The issue probably from so many re releases of the kit thru the years, I recall in my teens the initial release so it's got to be around 50 years old now

I'm putting 'red' the fire truck on my mail box protector, when I get it done I'll post a pic

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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Sat Nov 26, 2016 11:42 am

Greg,

Looking forward to seeing Red. I'm hoping to locate one of the Moebuis Hudson Hornet kits so I can do Doc.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Sun May 14, 2017 9:45 am

I have managed to get some more work done on Sheriff. Here is the completed dash with Best Model Car parts gauges & the radio from the Revell 1957 Ford Custom Police Car.

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If it ever warms up & stops raining (and I can get all of the flash off of the body); maybe I'll be able to get some paint on the body.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby Gator52 on Sun May 14, 2017 8:22 pm

Looks good Jim; what's the decal plan?

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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Sun May 14, 2017 8:59 pm

The decal plan is fro it to be similar to Sheriff from Cars:

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I'm non totally sure whether I want to go with a star or a shield for the door logo, though. Sheriffs should have stars.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby Gator52 on Sun May 14, 2017 9:02 pm

I've got the sheriff stars & lettering from the generic Chimneyville set if you want them-

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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Mon May 15, 2017 6:53 pm

Actually I'm all set on the decals. I have a set from the Revell 1957 Ford Custom Police Car, one from the 1949 Ford Police Car, and one from the 1957 Ford Del Rio Ranch Wagon police car. What I don't have are the Federal Signal CP100 sirens for the roof, and I don't have the talent (or patience) to scratch build them.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby EdselDan on Tue May 16, 2017 12:40 pm

Are they close to those in the Monogram/Revell 1/32 Mack CF Pumper??
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Wed May 17, 2017 8:19 pm

I didn't think about that. I have no idea. The look something like this:
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby EdselDan on Thu May 18, 2017 3:39 pm

Well, Here are a couple pic's of some of my 1/32 Fire projects showing the
kit pieces

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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby jimb on Thu May 18, 2017 8:15 pm

Hmm, they might just work. I have a 1/32 Mack pumper completed & on the shelf. I'll have to check them out when I get back home.
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Re: 1949 Mercury Club Coupe Police Package

Postby EdselDan on Fri May 19, 2017 3:41 pm

Out side of the 1/20 Ford Van from MPC back before they Customized it
they are the only Round Open Face Siren I know of!!!!
And For Sherriff, I do believe you want small ones!!
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