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baycolony

Tamiya Mercedes 300sl gullwing in Ivory/red

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Best engineered car kit I have built.  Painted in Gravity colors "Mercedes Ivory"  with red interior.  Embossing powder for rug.  Engine is plumbed and wired.  Not a bad turnout considering I broke the passenger A pillar after it was painted

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Outstanding replica!  I love the colors, neat and clean paint and foil.  I have to get one of these.

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Absolutely Gorgeous!!

If you broke the pillar I've never would have noticed save for you mentioning it! Super-duper clean build, and I like how you brought out the separation for the heat shield in the intake manifold. ;)

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Looks great Gil,  love the colors !!!

 

Randy

I agree.  NICE!

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That's a real looker ... wouldn't expect ivory to look so good!

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Beautiful. This was originally going to be the color of mine ( but with the green plaid interior) and it looks excellent in the ivory. Great work!

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Superb work. You clearly have done your homework on this car, and made a great model. One thing that most modelers will miss about this kit – while there are radio speakers, there's no radio or antenna.

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Very nice! I've seen a couple of 1:1 300 SLs in the white and red colors and think they really look good that way.

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Thanks everyone!  The pictures to me look kind of compressed.  Must be the resolution. 

Here is a link to more normal looking pics: http://public.fotki.com/GilCosta/foreign_and_exotic/1955-mercedes-benz-/

I knew about the radio being missing and also the omitted luggage rail,  but I didn't want to get into replacing them.  As is also known about these kits, although perfectly engineered, the instrument panel, (single chrome piece), and the hub caps are a challenge to paint.  For the dash I first masked with liquid mask, trimmed, primed, and painted before removing the masking.  For the hub caps, I sanded off the embossed Mercedes emblems, made circle masks, primed and painted, then added photo etch emblems from the Hobby Design set after chroming them with a chrome marker.

 

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Thanks everyone!  The pictures to me look kind of compressed.  Must be the resolution. 

Here is a link to more normal looking pics: http://public.fotki.com/GilCosta/foreign_and_exotic/1955-mercedes-benz-/

I knew about the radio being missing and also the omitted luggage rail,  but I didn't want to get into replacing them.  As is also known about these kits, although perfectly engineered, the instrument panel, (single chrome piece), and the hub caps are a challenge to paint.  For the dash I first masked with liquid mask, trimmed, primed, and painted before removing the masking.  For the hub caps, I sanded off the embossed Mercedes emblems, made circle masks, primed and painted, then added photo etch emblems from the Hobby Design set after chroming them with a chrome marker.

 

Those photo etched hubcap stars really save the modeler there. You seem to have made all the smart decisions.

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There aref several stunning SLs on the forum. I like them all but your colour scheme is a real stand out and looks very period correct.  What is the Ivory you used? Beautiful model.

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Eric, it is the actual factory Mercedes "Ivory" color.  Gravity colors offers it as well as other colors. I have an extra bottle that I will not be using.  PM me to purchase it if you want.

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