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[MOC] Mercury Retrogade 51 - 1951 Ford Mercury, Hotweels/Speed Champions Style

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Hi!

After building some "square" cars, I challenged myself to build something with an odd and more curved shape but I tried to look menacing, ominous, kinda villain car at the same time, so, the 1951 Ford Mercury was the answer.

I choose dark purple and chrome to make it look also like Hotwheels. It wasn't easy to collect all parts, some of them were released in just one set, like the brackets I use to make the front mudguards and some parts don't even exist in dark purple, they were painted (sorry, not sorry Lego Purists) like the Curved wedge slopes 1x2.

 

51926852882_334ff59503_b.jpgMercury Retrograde 51 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr

51927828566_08e4a9ac8b_b.jpgMercury Retrograde 51 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr

51926852932_d61d21f2d0_b.jpgMercury Retrograde 51 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr

And here a pack of "Fords"

51928461660_b1401ea62a_b.jpgRat Rod SB35 & Mercury Retrograde 51 by Sérgio Batista, no Flickr

 

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2 hours ago, Sérgio said:

some parts don't even exist in dark purple, they were painted

Lmao if you didn't say nobody would have noticed.. your color matching is better than Lego's 

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Wow! This looks amazing!

25 minutes ago, Merlict said:

Lmao if you didn't say nobody would have noticed.. your color matching is better than Lego's 

So true!:grin: (by the way, i love your avatar)

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37 minutes ago, Merlict said:

Lmao if you didn't say nobody would have noticed.. your color matching is better than Lego's 

AHAHAHAH, *laugh in dark red*  Thank you, for dark purple, I use a Molotow marker number 42 and than a clear gloss varnish from Tamiya :)

1 hour ago, brickhead_07 said:

Wooooooooow! This looks epic! These shapes are beautiful! Amazing build!

10 minutes ago, whitepen said:

Wow! This looks amazing!

So true!:grin: (by the way, i love your avatar)

Thank you so much!

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I will agree I wouldn't have noticed if you didn't tell us it had some painted parts.

Overall the shaping looks really well done. I love the chrome on the grill. That front area captures the '50s Mercury really well.

My dad has a 1954 Mercury Monterey in seafoam green. So this is neat to see.

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Gorgeous chop top Merc! Who cares what was sacrificed. The ends justify the means here. A great build that looks perfect next to your Ford.

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