Benz Merc 300 SL - 24 Cabrio
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.