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#1 The Creative Explorer

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:53 AM

This is a often reissued Italeri kit, it is very simple and is old. The tires come in 2 plastic parts and the model is lacking detail, but on the other hand, all the detail that has been put in the model, is mostly in the visible part. The missing details are under the hood and chassis, therefore it is not a big deal and I wanted to build a good looking model out of a very simple kit. To proof that it doesn't has to be a Tamiya to look nice.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:59 AM

looks great man i have the same kit waiting for some attention what color is that burgundy?

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:20 PM

Very nice, great job. Sometimes the simple kits turn out the best.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:13 PM

I like it! B)

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 05:15 PM

Very nice results for an older simple kit. Detailing and a clean build make this model pop.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

Very nice!

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:39 PM

Looks great!

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 04:48 AM

Beautiful job. Looks very authentic.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:07 AM

Nice. Gotta love those old classics! We just don't see enough of them.


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:23 AM

PS: One small error. The convertible top hinges are mounted backwards on the wrong sides. Note that the rear part of the lower hinge arm is attached to the body, not the top. For some reason, I can't upload to Photobucket at the moment, but you can find a picture of the correct way on this page:

http://goo.gl/DBiCJ

EDIT: I have to be quick on the trigger finger to get into PB today. This might work.

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If you want to see more pictures, Google 1937 Mercedes 540K Cabriolet C.

Edited by sjordan2, 15 September 2012 - 06:59 AM.


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 06:23 AM

So I opened a Fotki account because Photobucket messes up today. Why can't I see the image below?

http://images51.fotk...brioletC-vi.jpg

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:21 AM

Not to drive this into the ground, but here's a better look at the hinge (Cabriolet A)

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 10:12 AM

Pretty combo. I'm presuming this is the Heller kit?

Nice job.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 11:52 AM

Pretty combo. I'm presuming this is the Heller kit?

Nice job.

Charlie Larkin


He said it was the Italeri, which was also boxed as Testors-Italeri. Far more accurate than any Monogram 540K and useful as a donor kit for upgrading Monogram (or vice-versa). Monogram 540K fenders are totally inaccurate.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

My mistake- didn't catch the Italieri in there.

I built that when I was 10. I think I need to rebuild it- or get a new one and try again.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:29 AM

Erik, I thought that you or anyone else interested in this subject might get something out of this video.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thank you-I sure did.
A. Rich guys in Der Fadderlant wear funny hats.
B. Benz used to build drop-dead gorgeous cars.
C. It's great to have your own private road.
D. I never want to unfold the hood of a multi-million $$ car.
Drop the 'sjordan2' handle-Your new ID here is DOCTOR RESEARCH!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:10 AM

Beatiful job and love your choice of colours. I agree with you that with a little effort even a basic simple kit can produce a model to be proud of. I've built a couple of Italeri's classic cars and have been pleased with the final results.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 03:58 PM

Very well done! ;)