1912 Mercer Raceabout by TKpapercraft

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This is one of the first ones that I bought. It is also one that I have to admit I have been dreading building, I think it is because the color yellow gives me a headache. This model is mostly yellow.MERCER racerbout.png

I got the frame done in short order.
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I don't normally like Yellow cars, but the Mercer was made to be this color! :)
 

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I uploaded this model a few months ago. It is definitely on my bucket list. It has a full interior, and with a proper pain job, would be quite striking. :)

Link = https://www.zealot.com/resources/nissan-silvia-first-model-year.2335/

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Very nice model of a superb car. ;)
 

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Update: I learned a lesson. Do the research before printing the models. Could have saved myself several headaches. Something struck me as odd in the instructions on this one, They had the spark plug wires coming out of the front of the distributor. By doing that the fan would cut them off. As I was looking for an engine shot of a real Mercer, I found they came out in 3 colors in addition to the yellow. I could have done a repaint and saved myself the headaches I get from the color yellow. They used white, tan, yellow, and slate gray.

Installed the break hubs, torsion shocks, and fuel tank. Also constructed the engine.
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Update: I got the engine, transmission, steering column, wheels, dashboard, and one seat installed.

You can't see it but there is a little blood on one of the frame rails, I smashed my finger in the pliers I was using to cut the brass axle rod to size. So working on this car is about the same as me working on a real car, lots of cussing, blood, sweat, tears, and headaches, but in the end,....... I'll get it done.

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Sweet. A very nice looking model and display piece. Great build and build thread. ;)
 

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It's one of the few cars that really could pull of "Yellow'. :)
 
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