Detailed Model Cars

Monster Merc


The origins of a DMC monster can be anything--a photo,  a prototype car, a story--but in this case it all started witih

an idea for an engine.  The formula will be simple:  Lots of details, lots of linkages, a big engine and an Alfa chassis.


The start of something wonderful--a flat crankshaft for a Mercedes engine made

from Rolls-Royce crankshaft components.  What could be better?



The collection of derelict parts did not contain the sides for the cylinder head.  Not to

worry; the Elves need a cross-flow head anyway.



Twin carburetors are always a good idea, and when they are giant carburetors

like the ones that come in the Pocher Mercedes,  the Elves approve.


A few drops of paint, and this side of the engine is looking pretty good.

The aircleaners are from the Rolls-Royce and have paper towel filters held in

place by brass mesh.


The left side of the engine is coming along.  Now the Elves need to find just the

right Alfa chassis.

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The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.