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#121 maltsr

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:20 PM

Successfully finished the DTM Mercedes Benz without too much drama - almost ;) It only needs rear view mirrors fitting, they are a fluorescent yellow/green on the full size car. I will use a highlighter pen for this which I can get from work on Monday.

The kit went together well, nearly as good as the Audi, which is almost perfect. Highly recommended.



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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

Paul, hands down your merc beats my merc :lol: , you did a great job, very impressed, did you post pics of audi?, I dont remember seeing them

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:11 PM

Thanks Jonathan, but a lot of the credit must go to the kit itself. As is the case for most of my better builds...
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I posted the Audi here back in November http://www.modelcars...l=&fromsearch=1 also without mirrors! :rolleyes:

Here is a side by side shot fresh out of the camera - gloss white vs. semigloss black - nice contrast!

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:28 PM

Paul those look like they are ready to go race, double thumbs up, very very nice

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hey Jonathan, thanks for the honour of being the subject in your 1000th post :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:11 PM

Paul nice couple you got there. Now just go on and make the whole grid for 2009 DTM :lol:

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 11:48 PM

Paul nice couple you got there. Now just go on and make the whole grid for 2009 DTM :lol:


Thanks Patrik. I might make a couple more but two in two months is enough for now ;)

Your Amazon has inspired me, I would like to try something similar myself. Having seen the DTM kits first hand, I can appreciate the work you are putting into it :o .

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:11 AM

Thanks Patrik. I might make a couple more but two in two months is enough for now ;)

Yup your right might be enough for now

Your Amazon has inspired me, I would like to try something similar myself. Having seen the DTM kits first hand, I can appreciate the work you are putting into it :o .


Thank you man. Some times it s just feels i might have take a little bit of too much water over my head. But yeah go ahead and do something wild on your own. And i guess im getting there to slowly but seady towards the end of it wiht my build. But yeah nice to hear that i been able to inspire some one:)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 06:13 AM

Nice work on both the Audi and the Mercedes. I think I may have to grab the Audi kit you showed me at Imperial hobbies.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

Thank you man. Some times it s just feels i might have take a little bit of too much water over my head. But yeah go ahead and do something wild on your own. And i guess im getting there to slowly but seady towards the end of it wiht my build. But yeah nice to hear that i been able to inspire some one:)


I too get in over my head sometimes, you should see my unfinished projects/ideas in the 'too hard' pile :D. I tend to build OOB with kitbashing (chassis, engines, wheels etc) to improve my skills. I don't really have the confidence to attempt what you are doing, but who knows, maybe my next DTM will be a curbside so I can use the drivetrain for something like your Amazon - if you don't mind me copying your idea ;).


Great looking racers, Paul. I've thought about building a few of those, but all the decal work is too much for me. I really admire anybody that can build those, and finish them that nice.

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Erik - Thanks for that, but I am just an average builder compared with others on this forum. In my post of the Audi in the 'Under Glass' section I tried to convey how much I enjoyed building this model. I can highly recommend the kit, it really is easy to put together and was one of my most satisfying builds. (Another is the 1948 Ford Coupe which I built immediately prior to the Audi - both kits were finished in about a week, way faster than my usual time).
The decals are made by Cartograph, are easy to apply and need no trimming prior to application. Yes, there are a lot but I put aside a couple of evenings and take my time.

Rob - how can my stash match yours if you keep buying kits? :lol:

If you do go ahead, let me know and I will point out a couple of things about the build.

Cheers

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:52 AM

if you don't mind me copying your idea ;).
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Go ahead and copy by allmeans. It s not like i got copy right to that. Would be nice to see your way of tackel a build like that :)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

A little update on the merc, this is really a crappy kit, just thoght I would mention that.
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Posted 13 January 2012 - 09:48 AM

At least it was cheap :unsure:. I'm sure you will make a silk purse out of a pig's ear ;)

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:49 AM

Looking good, I really enjoyed building mine, this is really a great kit.

Paul are up to another Merc build off in the foregin CBP, I have the SLR Mclaren waiting for me to start it


Hi Jonathan

Thanks for the challenge :)

I'm back at work tomorrow, so progress will be slower but it sounds like fun.

Of course, I could always use the SLR I built a couple of years ago ^_^

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

Paul, tell you what I will wait tell you are ready to get started, now that would be cheated as its alredy finihsed :lol: , nice build, thats about what I am going to do with mine, thinking black with red interior. What color is that?, it looks almost like gunmetal .

I thinking about changing out the kit tires, adding a front spiltter or spoiler, rear defusfer maybe, do know you what size the kit wheels are? 19inch or 20?

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:25 PM

Paul, tell you what I will wait tell you are ready to get started, now that would be cheated as its alredy finihsed :lol: , nice build, thats about what I am going to do with mine, thinking black with red interior. What color is that?, it looks almost like gunmetal .

I thinking about changing out the kit tires, adding a front spiltter or spoiler, rear defusfer maybe, do know you what size the kit wheels are? 19inch or 20?


It was worth a try eh Jonathan? :D.

You are right, mine is painted with Tamiya (rattlecan as always) Dark Gunmetal and Mica Red on the seats, with dullcote IIRC. I was going to paint mine metallic black, so your colour scheme is a good call B).

It's a great kit to build, Bob Downie did a review in the Feb 2007 SAE.

I measured the wheels on my kit as best I could, the are almost 22mm across the rim, which is equivalent to 21 inch at 1/24 scale. So I did a quick internet search which confirms(!) they are 19 inch http://www.lescinema...ud.org/slr.html

There is a huge car show here in Auckland next weekend at which my model club has a display each year. I will be busy from Thursday evening thru Sunday evening so won't get much chance to start the AMG SLS until the week after.

I did get the kit out this morning and had a good look at the P/E sheet, or should I say sheets, there are 3 of them with over 100 parts :o. Getting my head and fingers round that lot will slow me down even more!

I doubt I will use them all, but will wait and see how the paintjob turns out before deciding :rolleyes:. Tamiya Pearl White is my first choice at the moment with black spokes on the kit 'chrome' wheels.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:25 PM

Paul, thats fine, I am got myself into a build off contest on another forum, so I need to start work on that, so maybe say we could start ours in two or three weeks, sound good?. I want to get a set of wheels for it , and maybe a P/E set as well, so I need some time for those as well. Thanks for getting the info on the wheels and tires for, I tired looking it the info up , but could not come up with anything useful, I didnt look hard enough.

I like your idea with the black wheels, and with the white paint job, it will look really good. Have you thought about what interior colors you are going to do?.

Here is the one I did
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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:07 PM

Wow that's nice Jonathan :wub:. I guess those are the kit wheels painted gunmetal??

Most of the interior shots I saw on the 'net were red/black so I might have to do my interior similar to yours, it looks great with the blue.

Seems a good idea to let you get the parts together before we kick off in a week or so.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

Paul, no I did not paint the wheels gunmetal, I paited them aluminam , but in the light they look do like gunmetal. I had problems to finding good interior pics, so I went on the mercedes website and played around with the interior options part .

I am not 100% sure if I am going to get the P/E set, it just depends if I can find thats not more then what I paid for the kit :huh: , I already have the wheels picked out, going to get a set of hobby design wheels. Speaking of wheels Paul, you are 100% right about the wheel size, I took one the wheels and put into a 19inch tire and it fits perfectly. :D

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 11:42 PM

I found these on eBay Jonathan

The first is in the US but not as comprehensive as the second one from Hong Kong.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item45ef102e80 $32.55 inc shipping

http://www.ebay.com/...=item58915acbd6 $29 inc shipping

The third one is actually for the 722 version, but it looks as though many parts will suit the basic version. It is $20.40 including shipping from China. This is the seller I got my AMG SLS photoetch from - no hassles.

http://www.ebay.com/...=item3a6868fd9d

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