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PostSubject: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Thu 10 May 2018, 11:52 pm

The homemade Ford Model T is going too slowly, so I think I'll get going with another in the meantime.  Springtime is here and the flea markets are open again.  I came across this one for $20 last week.  It looks like most if not all of the parts are here, but no decals, plug wires or belt material for the hood and spare tires. Some of the body parts were painted a fluorescent-like yellow, so they were stripped with oven cleaner and primed.  A few pieces have been assembled, but not much.  The brass and clear parts are still in the plastic, untouched.



All the yellow and black parts were off the trees.


Brass is still nice and shiny.


Should go a lot smoother than scratchbuilding.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Fri 11 May 2018, 2:41 am


I'll be following this. popcorn

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Wed 16 May 2018, 4:20 pm

Entex kits were average, neither as bad as some or as good (and pricey) as Tamiya. Looks like a good one, plenty of brass plating. I once began the MPC Stutz, very similar. Hope things go well for you.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Wed 16 May 2018, 4:49 pm

I really like these old timers (cars, not necessarily kits) so, looking forward to seeing a cool model !

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Wed 16 May 2018, 6:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Thu 17 May 2018, 5:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Fri 18 May 2018, 7:17 pm

Got most of the framework done, now.  Oh yeah, I decided to paint the car white - like the previous owner started.  I thought it would look better than the yellow they're often shown as.

It's fun trying to figure out all the parts and where they go and what color they have to be painted when they're all off the sprues.







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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Sat 19 May 2018, 6:36 am

That's looking nice and tidy.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Sat 19 May 2018, 12:45 pm

Ditto the above.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Sat 19 May 2018, 5:00 pm

White is fine. I'll be interested to see what you do with the engine. The "primitive" Wisconsin engines were a sight to see!
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Sat 19 May 2018, 6:25 pm



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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 21 May 2018, 4:27 pm

Well here's the engine.  The exhaust manifold needs a little weathering, still.  I used waxed thread to simulate the cloth covered plug wires.




P.S. I inserted the photos the same way I always do, but they didn't show up in my preview. ???

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Tue 22 May 2018, 12:56 am

Engine look neat ! those old engines had a ton of character !

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Tue 22 May 2018, 6:25 am

Great find and a great start.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Wed 23 May 2018, 8:12 am

The engine looks brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Wed 23 May 2018, 7:17 pm

Yep, you did a fine job. My old Stutz MPC 1/25 wasn't as detailed. I needed to make my own tiny valve springs. Nice going!
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Sun 27 May 2018, 4:39 pm

Gorgeous work! The chassis looks grand and the engine is fantastic. I especially like the waxed thread as clothed cables look (and the black and white photos help add to the 'period' feel).
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 28 May 2018, 3:52 pm

Great start. The engine really is a eye catcher.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 28 May 2018, 8:40 pm

RetiredMike wrote:
 Oh yeah, I decided to paint the car white - like the previous owner started.

White is good looking !!

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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Tue 29 May 2018, 12:04 pm


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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Tue 29 May 2018, 7:45 pm

White will look great.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 25 Jun 2018, 8:58 pm

Another little update.  Got the engine in the chassis and wheels mounted.












I'm currently trying to make decals for the striping but it's a slow going process.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 25 Jun 2018, 9:04 pm

That is superb, it really is.
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PostSubject: Re: 1912 Mercer 35 Raceabout - 1/16th Entex (Bandai)   Mon 25 Jun 2018, 11:31 pm

brilliant

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