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  1. Going thru some photos & came across these. I don't think I've posted them before. Built more than 30yrs ago...
  2. Tamiya Mercedes AMG GT3 in metallic green
  3. Here is My Fujimi Mercedes 500SL Koenig. It was a pretty fun kit to build, but the interior lacked a TON of detail, which i had to fix.
  4. Hey, everyone!, i'm trying to see if I can get this VERY basic kit done in one month. I started it on March 1st, and I think I may be able to do it! My hardest challenge was to NOT fix everything, but pick and choose what I NEEDED to do. The interior tub was an embarracement. As you can see, all the white bits, are the things I needed to SB. The interior doors weren't even scribed!!!
  5. Does any body know where 1/24 scale1980s Mercedes AMG Hammer wheels can be found as in the Roadhouse movie 560 Mercedes car?
  6. I’m happy with the way this turned out. It was a very nice build, as almost all Tamiya kits are. My only complaint would be the spoiler has a little off kilter to it, but hardly noticeable with my eyesight. The Studio27 decals were very easy to work with.
  7. Starting a few today. The bath is the first step.
  8. Anybody have experience with this kit, or previous(?) variants?:
  9. Well, I finally wrapped this up. I opted to not apply the tire decals due to fat-finger difficulties (I messed up). I also got two more Mercedes kits this week, both from Japan.
  10. I’m in the process of fitting a bumper on a frustrating Revell AMG GT so while it’s clamped and drying I thought I’d start prepping the next project. I acquired these from my wife for my birthday last year and decided to build them in parallel since they are the different generations of the same car. They just came out of the soap bath and have been dried with the garage compressor. Let the fun begin.
  11. Finished up the 1994 DTM car. I don’t care for how the decals turned out the full sheets of the D2 wrap wrinkled. Given that they’re 24 years old, I’m glad they were as good as they are.
  12. Completed a diorama display of the Mercedes 170V Roadster that I finished last December. It was fun to make the Pinon tree and rockwork. Added some wildlife, a Kaibab Squirrel, Steller's Jay and a Raven. I do wish a limb on the tree was longer, but I would never finish it. LOL
  13. So after 3 weeks of not doing any model work, ive decided to get right back at it. Starting with this SLR Mclaren box, even though i already had a ACR viper and XJ220 that i was working on but okay. Its going to be an OOB build. No aftermarket parts necessary Color will be a metallic blue from Tamiya (TS-19) with a red interior Not sure to pre-assemble the body for paint or not yet, time will tell i guess. Here it is in its current state:
  14. This Fujimi kit, built to look old and ratty. Modification were, changing wheels and tyres, lowering and exhaust tip. Rims were made using old Esci G-class centers and Pegasus aluminium rings and tyres.
  15. Hi everyone. My nickname is Joca and I'm of Brazil. This is my first post here, hope you enjoy the photos. Any comments and suggestions are welcome. This kit was a 1/25 Jo-han gluebomb. I disassembled all the parts I could with some brokens in the way. Decided to give a new personality for this classic I have started cutting the fenders and channeling the body. My first attempt to do that. Don't have much time to dedicate to the hobby this will be a very slow work. Thank you for your time and attention. Best regards.
  16. I'm back...... My dad restored a real one about 50 years ago, when I was a brat. I sort of recall a drive from Flagstaff to our home at Grand Canyon (he was a park Ranger), riding in the rumble seat. I'm giving this to my mom for Christmas, but I'm sure she will let me enter it in contests. It started as a Heller 170V Berline 1:24 scale kit, that I got by mail prior to 1995, when I sketched what I needed to do. I chopped off the roof and used Corian (kitchen countertop) to fabricate the rear part, including the rumble seat. The windshield is also scratch-built, and folds down. The back seat was modified into the front seat. The steering wheel was incorrect 3 spokes. I turned the spare tire cover out of Corian, using a drill press and wood chisel. I cut up about 80% of the interior door panels for various body parts. The engine and chassis are almost box stock, *had to* use real coil springs on the rear suspension. I used Alclad "chrome" paint, and aluminum tape; Testors custom mix of metallic blue, and 'aluminum' (looks much better than so-called 'German Silver' which looked like steel). I made body mounts and grill mount, to screw together. I even carved his hat that I have, that's older than me. The diorama is another story.
  17. I owned a 1969 Mercedes 280S sedan with the Bosch headlights when I lived in Venezuela many years ago. I loved that car, but it got stolen from a repair shop. >:-( I'd like to build one in 1:24/1:25 or get a die cast and repaint it if it isn't the right color combo; but did anyone ever produce one? It was like this one, but had the buff colored interior...
  18. Years ago I purchased a Protar Mercedes W196 kit. And years ago, I attempted to begin it. A little work was done in 2012, and it wasn't until 2014 that I finished it. It was, by far, one of my least favorite builds. It would take a lot of patience, aftermarket, and scratchbuilt parts to make it special. Attached are photos of the results...
  19. Starting a new one. Something a little different. Old school Mercedes G-Wagen from ESCI. I really like these old ESCI kits for some reason. Unfortunately the EBay pricing is insane on most of these. But every now and then, you can find them for a steal. Which is what happened with this a couple of years ago! The kit itself was factory sealed. Upon opening, everything was there, as expected. The brown plastic seems to be a little more brittle than the black, as quite a few of the brown pieces had come off the sprues. No damage though. no warping or damage to the body or any other pieces. Decals haven't even yellowed yet, so we'll see how they work out.
  20. Anyone built this one? Typical Lindberg detail for the era I'm guessing?
  21. I'm torn between "this is cool" and "what is wrong with me!?" Nissan engine detail Mercedes engine detail
  22. Thought i should try give this old Tamiya Benz new life. Not sure what style it is but there is some 80s tuner Lorinser bodykit,VIP wheels,i think they are Work,but the package does not say. The tires are 295-35-18 at the rear and 235-40-18 at the front. The paint have lots of pink pearl on it but i did not manage to capture it. The engine is a 6liter 48valve 408hp from w140 S-class AMG,also Tamiya. I painted it like the engine in the Brabus 7,3. This one have 582hp & 772nm. The interior is called bull blood red,but i`m sure it`s got a better name,i forgot to take a picture before assembly. The plenum and covers on each side of the engine is treated with Kosutte-Ginsan (This stuff is amazing). I mounted some fat exhaustips,put on some VIP stickers on front fenders and rear hatch,polished the body with meguiars and put on some strips of BMF. Anyway i hope you like it and here are some pictures. Comments and critice are welcome.
  23. Hi, the Mercedes SSKL was one of the most versatile and successful racing cars. It is also one of the best-known cars of automobile history, even after six decades presumably every car enthusiast remembers its striking appearance. Nevertheless there was never any 1/24 or 1/25 plastic kit. The only way to get an SSKL is converting Lindberg's SSK. The essential difference between SSK and SSKL were numberless holes drilled into the chassis in order to lighten it. You can find information and pictures of SS/SSK/SSKL in this tread http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=74925 The Lindberg kit of the sixties looks odd. Most finished models I have seen resemble this one: http://www.modellbau-jemb53.de/MB-SSK-1928.htm Nevertheless the Lindberg kit can be used for a conversion. Its odd appearance is mainly caused by the clumsy "wire" wheels, the absurd white wall tyres without tread and the fenders with running boards, which are atypical for a works coachwork. All measurements of the kit are correct, only the coachwork itself is some millimeters too low. Number and location of the characteristic drilled holes vary from car to car. I chose the one with the highest number of holes as Hans Stuck used it in 1929. I made these major modifications: I cut up the massive one-piece frame into crossmembers and two side rails. I milled these two side rails down to approximately 1 mm thickness. I made a sliding jig for marking the center of the holes to be drilled. I drilled these holes very cautiously in 0.1mm steps. This prevented the brittle styrene from cracking and secured that the original center of the holes was not left. After drilling all holes I added thin strips of styrene in order to get the authentic U-channel. Finally I reassemled the frame. I heightened coachwork and radiator. I made real wire wheels. As the tyres were unusuable I made new ones. Exaust and exhaust manifolds were incorrect, so I replaced them completely. The brake drums of the kit had no cooling fins. I made new ones. The front shock absorbers were simplified, so I made two detailed ones. I rebuilt the interior including the dashboard. The indispensible additional mesh radiator guard in front of the radiator grille was simulated with a clumsy plastic part in the kit. I replaced it with real mesh with a frame of halved (i. e. U-shaped) hypodermic needles. Many small parts had to be replaced. Since there was no Alclad when I built the model, I made e. g. the spare wheel retainer, the filler inlet and the hood latches from real metal. This is the result:
  24. Hello. This idea of making a private racer of the 450SLC popped into my head a while ago. I got the donor the other day so now i`m mostly searching parts and stuff for the build. The engine/drivetrain i`m not 100% about,but i was thinking about using the 6litre AMG v12 with ITB`s,and maby transmission and drivetrain from the SLS AMG,maby Fujimi. I also have some straight six engines,3,2litre and 3litre 24v wich would look good with ITB`s. The are some 32v and 16v v8 engines among the spare parts,but i cant decide yet. I just like the idea of a hight rev natural aspiratet v12 and manual transmission. The donor. Just silly fitting the engine donor in the engine room. Plan is to adapt flares and front spoiler form an old Monogram Porsche 924 Grp5 kit. Sorry about the quality on the pictures. Here is a bit of inspiration. I`m thinking a street legal car,not full race. Not sure about mpg in city with v12 Thanks for watching. Also comments are welcome,good or bad.
  25. Hi, here are images from my current build of a Mercedes SLS AMG. I am aiming to paint it silver despite the instructions specifying that it should be finished in red! I will post more pics as soon as keep working on it. Moray
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