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1937 Mercedes-Benz L 10000 Scratchbuilt 1/24

Mercedes Truck L 10000 scratchbuilt

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#1 Plastheniker

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:15 AM

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Hi,

regarding their racers and road cars it often recedes into the background that Mercedes is the world's oldest and (still?) largest truck manufacturer. Among many of their interesting designs the 1937 L 10000 is outstanding. To my mind it is the most atractive and most impressive Mercedes truck ever made. In 1937 it looked like this (photos by courtesy of Daimler-Benz AG/ Daimler AG):

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Unfortunately no original vehicle has survived. Only a O 10000, i. e. a bus, equipped as a rolling post office of the pre-war German Reichspost, is displayed at the fantastic new Mercedes museum in Stuttgart since the museum opening.

 

Compiling information for a scratchbuild was unsufficient for years, but the Mercedes museum archives were extremely helpful. They sent me lots of photos and photostats with most measurements absolutely free. However all original scale drawings had been lost during WW2, hence a lot of drawing, arithmetics and eyeballing was necessary. 

The model is completely scratchbuilt except the rims (modified Revell parts), the headlights and the Mercedes star on top of the radiator. In 2005 I spent more than 1000 hours building it.

This is the result:

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Any comments are welcome!

                    

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#2 Badluck 13

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:34 AM

That is simply beautiful,your many hours of build time shows in the finished product,looks like Mercedes took in consideration on aerodynamics even back then the way of the design of the roof line



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have to say, I'm a huge fan of this. Great work!

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:32 PM

Scratchbuilt? That is simply amazing. You, sir, have some talent! 



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

Amazing, time and talent well spent!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:08 PM

Whoa. 99% of the time, a scratch built vehicle looks............well scratch built. This looks like a kit. Professionally rendered and molded parts in perfect scale. And I mean this as a sincere compliment.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

Awsume and unique build. You have great building skill..



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:23 AM

thats nice..i like it..



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:07 PM

Very nice work.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:39 PM

This is a very impressive representation....I can't say I care for the aesthetics :D , but you've done an excellent job replicating it....Very nice....



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Posted 01 June 2013 - 12:02 AM

Wunderbar! (If that is the right expression). Great work. I'm a big fan of this also.

Ben

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:47 AM

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Thanks to the few who were interested.

 

Nevertheless I will show one more scratchbuilt classic truck, a 1951 Büssing 12000 U, a highly interesting (at least German forum users think so) underfloor 6x4.

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

What an incredible model and completely scratch built... :o  

 

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:05 AM

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Thanks to the few who were interested.
 
Nevertheless I will show one more scratchbuilt classic truck, a 1951 Büssing 12000 U, a highly interesting (at least German forum users think so) underfloor 6x4.
 
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Can't wait to see the bussing



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 05:00 AM

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 06:11 AM

Just spectacular.



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Posted 11 June 2013 - 04:33 PM

Spectacular to say the least, 1000hrs, now that is dedication look forward to see what you build next...



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:11 AM

Extraordinary design and a beautiful replica! Another one of yours that should be in the Mercedes museum.

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:22 AM

Extraordinary design and a beautiful replica! Another one of yours that should be in the Mercedes museum.

 

I missed this originally during my summer hiatus, but glad it was bumped. My goodness this is dedication to the craft, and great skill. I was thinking the same thing, they should display your faithful replica. Great work!



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:06 PM

Very nice, that's some top shelf scratch-building.