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250 Testa Rossa

Member Since 13 May 2010
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In Topic: Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP

28 April 2015 - 08:57 PM

No worries Maxx...you will like this kit a lot.  Be forewarned - the tolerance between panels (hood and doors) is REALLY precise.  Make sure you consider paint thickness when you are doing paint prep.

I have two of them on hand already. I'm doing one as the Tim Flock car, and the other will be done up as one of the two that my cousin used to own. The first one was a silver Gullwing with blue interior. He owned the car sometime in the late '60s, and has since sold it. The second car was a red one. Not sure about the interior color. I'd have to ask him. That car was also sold some time ago. Hope I can get photos of those two cars. 


In Topic: Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP

28 April 2015 - 03:21 PM

Maxx - sorry, the Tamiya kit is all new.  The old Revell Germany that was posted is (I think) the old Heller version.

Ok good. I was getting worried there for a second. 


In Topic: Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP

28 April 2015 - 01:36 PM

Nope - definitely not the Italeri 1/24th.  That kit did not have opening doors.  The Heller and AMT versions had opening doors.  The Heller version had wheels with vent holes too close to the hub just like the one in the pic.  The Heller also had a front clip you had to attach (2 piece body as described).  My money is on the 1/24th Heller.

And I thought this kit was based off a new tooling.


In Topic: Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP

27 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

Any photos of the new wheels? 


In Topic: 1957 Fireball Roberts Chevy

26 April 2015 - 11:35 AM

What'd you use for the wheels and tires?