Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:43 PM
Probably do this in two posts, around 20 pics. Crtiques welcomed. :wink:
actually 3 kits, forgot tha wheels for tha S 500
Protar S 500
I wish it were not silver plastic, don't know if tha rear view shows tha prominent swirl mark and tha inside view shows a very deep undercut for a sunroof...and tha chrome looks like a satin finish, not sure this is correct? , but other wise it's a pretty clean curbside.
Posted 07 April 2007 - 05:55 PM
From Revell - Germany, .....I think.
This looks like a much nicer kit, no flash that I can find and mold lines are very small, complete engine and goof chrome.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 05:12 AM
I like how they braced the body at the A pillars........always a trouble spot in convertibles.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:12 AM
I wonder what class of amateur racer this cabrio would run in, anybody know?
Posted 08 April 2007 - 06:30 PM
That 300SL-24 indeed is Revell Germany, vintage around 1990. Revell USA issued the kit also for a short time in a short-lived "Premium" series around 1991. It's quite a nice model indeed.
Besides Revell, Tamiya and Fujimi also did kits of that vintage Mercedes SL. The Japanese kits are of the 5 litre V8 powered 500SL version, while Revell Germany's piece has the 3 litre 24 valve straight six (hence 300SL-24). If you really wanted a hardtop on the Revell kit, you could swipe it from Tamiya's or Fujimi's and make it fit.
Posted 08 April 2007 - 08:07 PM
Posted 09 April 2007 - 04:14 AM
Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:04 PM
blue oyster cult needs MORE COWBELL
benzios need gold wheels.
Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:22 PM
The Protar S500 is the same plastic as the Revell Germany S500 and the Italeri S600 (except the Italeri kit has different wheels). I did a full review of the Italeri kit in MODEL CARS a couple of years ago, I don't know exactly in what issue it was published at the moment. It's very workable, but the "back-less" seats aggravated me a bit, and the flimsy axle pins will need replacement by some metal items.
The Fujimi gold wire wheels look good, but they might just look a tad small in the wheel wells of the big S. I used Fujimi's AMG 18 inchers on mine, and those meats filled up the wells real nicely.
FYI, Protar was bought by Italeri three years ago.