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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject: '73 Mercury Montego Reply with quote

So, having bid the best part of $100 twice trying in vain to win ebay auctions for Race Ready '73 Mercury Montego resins, it was a pleasant surprise to see that a resin casting project is underway for this iconic race car.

Over at that model cars mag site, the final tweakings of the mastering process are underway.

Mercury enthusiast Gerald Smith is involved. I'll be 'in for a penny, in for a pound' if this car becomes available. Any other expressions of support and enthusiasm would probably be appreciated.

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/160657-1973-mercury-montego-gt/
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking good. Smart to be working with Tim Stevens on it.
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They do look good. Here's hoping the demand for this car will help keep prices reasonable. I'm happy to spend $40-50 on a well done resin body that's not normally available.

I gave up chasing the two resin bodies when prices went crazy in those ebay auctions. The same person won both and bid a grand total of $194 - plus shipping - to win them.

That's a major commitment.
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Shadetree Modeler



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are also looking at mastering a 76 Montego/Cougar after the 73. Hopefully one of the two will see this post and keep us updated.
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shadetree Modeler wrote:
They are also looking at mastering a 76 Montego/Cougar after the 73. Hopefully one of the two will see this post and keep us updated.


The silicone was pour for the top half of the 73 Montego today! No pricing has been figured out yet!!

Gerald
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you go to Model Cars Magazine forum under 73 Mercury Montego, there are pix of the body casting!

Gerald
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking tight and tidy, Gerald. Here's hoping you make plenty of copies of this great race car and need to make lots more.
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tim posted photo's of the first kit mocked up with changes that been made to improve accuracy. Look on Model car magazine forum nascar WIP

Gerald
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Tom M.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That old Race Ready Replicas body is... better than nothing. But it was done back in the late '80s or early '90s mainly to fill a hole in the Darlington Museum's model car display of race winners. Scott decided to sell a few, but the state of the art has advanced quite a bit since then. You'll be MUCH happier with this body.
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gks1964 wrote:
Tim posted photo's of the first kit mocked up with changes that been made to improve accuracy. Look on Model car magazine forum nascar WIP

Gerald


Fantastic work, Gerald. Please advise on how to order these.
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Send me a PM for details or look me up on facebook at Gks Charger!

Thanks,
Gerald
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the problem shipping to Canada, Gerald?
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not ship outside the U.S. period. Not Canada in general!
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bangor boy



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're in Cleveland. I'm in Toronto. We're about a driver and a nine apart across a lake or two. It can't be any more challenging than shipping to Oregon. Or New Mexico.

I routinely send - and receive - materials to/from across the USA, Canada and beyond. It takes no discernable effort to send to/receive from different international destinations.

And Canada, God Bless Her Majesty's Timbered Dominion, is America's Largest Economic Trading Partner. Just across the World's Largest Undefended Border.

Please reconsider. I want to build a great model and sing your praises for making it happen.
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOLD OUT!! Thanks Gerald
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Bill J



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! Sure glad I didn't hesitate....
Mine is being deliverd today Very Happy
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sir,

I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!!

Thanks again for your support.

Gerald and Tim
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If there is enough interest in more kits being produced, I may remake the molds. The cost is $60 each shipped in the U.S. Outside the U.S. the shipping is very expensive I want everyone to know that up front. Please let me know so I can judge interest to justify the expense of remaking the molds.

Thanks,
Gerald
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1fozziebear



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in for one. PP ready if you run another batch
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in for one. PP ready if you run another batch
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gks1964



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2021 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank to everyone!! They are all gone!!!

Gerald
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