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Tamiya Mercedes 300SL "Gullwing"

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I'm not familiar with this HRM place or Rudge wheels.  Can you provide some help?

 

Standard wheels for the 300SL were a steel 5-lug wheel with a hubcap. These are the wheels this kit comes with. Optional wheels were a knockoff steel wheel by the Rudge company. The Rudge wheels are a highly desirable (and expensive) option to have on a 1:1 Gullwing. These resin Rudge wheels were cast by Harold Bradford, whose company Historic Racing Miniatures produces some seriously nice parts for vintage sports and racing cars. Harold doesn't have a storefront but several online vendors, like Red Frog Hobbies, sell his stuff.

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Jay, you're just knockin' 'em out the park!

Absolutely fabulous, and I have to say your door fitment is 'bout perfect! I've got this one too with the Rudge Wheels and tires from HRM..........I don't know when it'll make it to my worktable though! So many choices to build and not enough time! ;)!

 

Bill, I can't wait to see what you do with yours! You'll love it! 

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VERY nice, Ive struggled since this came out to buy this kit or not. Every time I see one built I think I want one, ( and I Never do import cars )

 

Love the color combo

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Great build! Looks amazing without the bumpers! Ive just picked up this kit too, incredible quality, only thing missing I fell is a set of luggage to go behind the driver. (which someone sells in resin, just cant remember who)

 

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Excellent!

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Well I can't find of the rouge wheels at Red Frog Hobbies.

 

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Really neat finish, really like the subject too.

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Very clean, well done build!!!

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A real stunning build!!!

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That is beautiful,well done. I like the left out bumper and driving lights.

The color must be very close to original as for this one.

https://68.media.tumblr.com/80c02e9742ec965e8acdbd2e50ac1813/tumblr_oam05rcW3p1sp2ldfo1_500.jpg

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Very nice. I especially like the seats.

Scott

 

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I agree, beautiful build up.  I really like the detail touches like the seats.

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Very well done!

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That's about as accurate and well-done as any Gullwing model I've ever seen. I definitely like the removal of the bumpers, and the car could be ordered with any paint you wanted.

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Just GORGEOUS!!!!  Really beautiful work, and I love it without the bumpers and with the Ridge wheels!!

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It's been commented over and over.... stunning build, just beautiful. The color works great too along with the seat finish. A work of art...

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Thanks guys! Seriously, if anyone is on the fence about getting this kit just do it. You won't be disappointed. Plus, the more of these Tamiya sells, the closer we'll be to getting more great classic sports cars (Jag E-Type? Aston DB5?) BTW, I'll be posting up pics of this car's grandson tomorrow!

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Amazing story about a pair of 300 SLs (Gullwing and roadster) in totally original, low-mileage driving condition. Heading to Gooding & Co. auction at Pebble Beach this summer.  Video included here.

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1110877_unrestored-mercedes-300sl-and-300sl-roadster-head-to-auction?ta&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5939748204d3013e38d4601d&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

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Beautiful car Jason !!!!   Very impressive build and paint.

 

Randy

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