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1/12 1975 Mercedes Benz 450SLC AMG WIP


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#21 deja-view

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 07:01 AM

Jdurg;

Of course, if you want to go "monster large", there's the Monogram 1/8 '78 Vette that can also be made into the Anniversary theme, the interesting '82, and the early C4 84-85 vesrion. The 84-5 kits are fairly cheap (but not cheap to mail) and have really cool parts to use on other kits. Impressive, but you use up 24" of shelf space. I have several of those because I wanted to (try) to replicate my now-sold 1991 ZR-1. I'm not good enough to figure out the body revision yet, but the real challenge is replicating the LT5 engine. So, in the meantime I've set aside things like the seats and LT-wimp engine for stree rod projects. :rolleyes:

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:15 AM

Sorry to post again,but I wanted to share this if you have not already seen it. http://home.wwdb.org.../450constr.html Some good motivation for anyone building this kit.


Pretty awesome. But I don't understand why the builder would go to such lengths and overlook such obvious flaws as the poor headlight rings and the seams on the seats and dash. Otherwise, it looks like the real thing.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:12 PM

Yeah leaving the seams is odd, however the headlight rings are due to him trying to convert the European style headlights to the sealed-beam US style lights.

As for my build, I'm almost done with the engine and hope to have some pictures posted by tonight.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 06:03 PM


Got the engine partially completed. Just need to add the belts/pulleys, make a bracket for the alternator, and add the exhaust manifolds and fan.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:11 PM

Got the engine compartment painted, so as to get an idea of the color.
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Posted 21 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

Got all the components (minus some resistors) together to create the necessary light circuits.

Will have working:
headlights
fog lights (front only)
turn signals F/R(no hazards though)
running lights F/R
brake lights
reverse lights

All will be working off of hopefully only 2 9-volt batteries.