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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:02 AM

hi Guys, i've been buying up bigger scale cars to try and get some wheels for my jag, any how i got a few 1/12 gluebombs and really liked this one, not sure what way to go with it, maybe sort of pro touring.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:49 PM

That's a good kit, it's the Otaki Mercedes SLC kit, I'm building the AMG version. If you need instructions for it, just let me know.

 

Edit: I see that whoever built it before attempted to wire up some LED lights. Looks like they also installed the rear lenses incorrectly. The center section should be red, and the outer corners amber.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 06:56 AM

hi Guys, it's all stripped, a few parts did'nt make it but it should be ok. my biggest promlem will be the windows, they have a bit of glue on them. the good part is it's not painted. thanks Jordan, i have some japaneze intructions from one i sold a 100 years ago, and i looked at your one lots before i got this one, wish it come with those wheels. cheers Jeff

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 01:13 PM

The wheels was one of the reasons I bought the AMG kit. I've put it away for now while I'm working on some other builds, but I'm sure I'll be dragging it out sometime soon.

 

As for the windows, scrape off as much glue as you can with a knife and get yourself some Pledge floor finish with Future (for vinyl floors), if you don't already, and brush some on. It will help fill in any gouges and will dry clear.



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 06:38 AM

hi Guys, back at it, i've raised the floor a bit and got rid of most of the engine bay, i don't think i'm up to scatch building a new front end and chassis so i'll have a look through my bits and see what i come up with. thanks again Jordan, i've red all about pleadge but never used it. need some bits on friday so i'll see if we get it here. cheers Jeff

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

The following is kind of an old web page, but it appears that Pledge with Future Shine was reformulated for the UK, including New Zealand, as Klear Multi-Surface Wax; some modelers say it comes out a little milkier than the old Future formula. Read this to learn more about it and its various names and substitutes:

 

http://www.swannysmo...leteFuture.html


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:04 PM

I forgot that he was in NZ! :lol:

 

How are you planning on building this up?



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

hi Guys, thanks Skip, my wife tills me we have pledge here. Jordan i'm not really shore what you would call it, pro streetish-pro tourish, i'll make up my mind when i find some wheel and an engine, i'm thinking sb chev and tubbed rear end. cheers Jeff



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 12:30 PM

Well if you plan on running large tires in the rear similar to dragster, while being street legal, I believe that's called "pro-street". Pro-touring I believe refers to the vehicles that have the larger wheels and high performance suspension that allows them to corner better.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 06:49 AM

hi Guys, started on the engine bay, i'll use a tamiya 240z front and blend it in with what is left of the merc, the up side is i get nice struts, r/p steering and it will be low. down side- lot of mucking around, nothing on the merc is straight, very old and has worped and twisted.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:50 PM

hi Guys, got a bit of rain today, perfect excuse. filled in one side of the inner gaurd and opened up the old firewall, put a bit of undercoat on for a guide, with a bit of luck it'll rain all week. cheers Jeff

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Posted 03 April 2013 - 09:06 PM

hi Guys, got a little bit done, under the bonnet's just about filled in, now thinking about a motor, will probly use the s/b chev from a 57 chev. i'll find some wheels tonight and should be able to do a bit of a mock up tomorrow. cheers Jeff

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 12:08 AM

hi guys, quick mock-up, i'll use diecast muscle machine tyres, not sure about the wheels, bodys in undercoat, got rid of the bodymold, door handles and rounded off the top bodyline, will use s/b chev but all under the bonnet. cheers Jeff

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 12:11 PM

Looks good so far, I like what you're doing with this kit!



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 09:11 AM

nice looking merc

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Posted 29 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Already looking awesome.....I like where you're going with it....The wheels look pretty cool....