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I'd like to share my next build - a Revell's BMW 507. Looks like a solid kit with great details and a faithfully reproduced body. The only downside imo is the kit supplied wheels. I personally like the rudge wheels a lot more than the dog dish hub cabs supplied in the kit. Since there are no aftermarket wheels I could find, I decided to use rudge wheels from a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing.

I got a good deal on an old partially started AMT Mercedes Gullwing kit and took the rudge wheels from this kit. Apart from the wheels, I'm planning on building this mostly OOB, but who knows.. Color will be Tamiya TS-38 Gun Metal with a tan interior. Thanks for looking in!

 

Body looks really nice. Started with cleaning the body and attaching the separately molded lower front fascia.

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On the left is the kit supplied wheel and dog dish. On the right is the wheel from the AMT Gullwing kit and the 507 wheel with the center cut out.

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I fit the Gullwing wheel inside the 507 wheel. Although this creates an extra lip, it looks decent enough to pass. The kit wheel actually looks really nice with the dog dish so the first cut was a little painful.:lol:

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And a little fun... I think the Mercedes hubcab on the 507 wheel is actually a nice look.

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Aaah! Another one of my '50's favorites! I definitely gotta follow this one! I built this kit a looooong time ago (early '90's), and I don't remember it being a tough kit at all. That's more than I can say about other Revell kits. Is yours the softtop version or the hardtop? ROG did both and the version I originally built had the hardtop.

IMO, the hardtop shape is not quite accurate, but nothing that some reworking can't fix.

Keep us posted!

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5 hours ago, MrObsessive said:

Aaah! Another one of my '50's favorites! I definitely gotta follow this one! I built this kit a looooong time ago (early '90's), and I don't remember it being a tough kit at all. That's more than I can say about other Revell kits. Is yours the softtop version or the hardtop? ROG did both and the version I originally built had the hardtop.

IMO, the hardtop shape is not quite accurate, but nothing that some reworking can't fix.

Keep us posted!

Good thing I’ve got the soft top version!

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Have this in my stash as well. This is a nice kit, though looking at several builds done by others, some areas are quite problematic, mostly bad parts fit.

Looking forward to your buildup.

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I seem to recall an old review of this kit (maybe in Strictly Stock?) that said that it had a gloriously complicated interior assembly with tons of separate pieces. I know it's a kit that I've long wanted and I'm excited to see it built with care.

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Looking forward to the project Jason.  HRM offers a very nice Rudge wheel/ Englebert tire set if you are interested.

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2 hours ago, afx said:

Looking forward to the project Jason.  HRM offers a very nice Rudge wheel/ Englebert tire set if you are interested.

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Thanks JC, i picked up a set of these from Harold and was originally going to use them on this build but unfortunately they are too small for this car’s wheel wells. Saving em for a future Tamiya Gullwing build!

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3 hours ago, Justin Porter said:

I seem to recall an old review of this kit (maybe in Strictly Stock?) that said that it had a gloriously complicated interior assembly with tons of separate pieces. I know it's a kit that I've long wanted and I'm excited to see it built with care.

The interior does look very nice and has excellent detailed parts. 

 

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This is gonna be nice, love the beautiful shape of this car....

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Here's some more progress...

I didn't like the kit supplied kidney grilles so I cut them out of the frame and started making grille vents with some aluminum from a soda can.

 

Here's how they came.. WHY Revell!??

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Took forever, but got one side finished so far.

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Thanks for looking in!

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2 minutes ago, Italianhorses said:

Looks good. Real grille has 7 slats though, but I'm sure that would get crowded replicated in scale.

Exactly, It was gonna get tight with 7 & was getting tired of making these so I decided to make only 5

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11 hours ago, FabbricaP said:

Exactly, It was gonna get tight with 7 & was getting tired of making these so I decided to make only 5

Oh I don't blame you! Its a tedious work!

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Hi all,

Progress has been really slow and I've been lazy posting WIP pics, but nearing completion!

 

I originally was going to go with a dark metallic grey color but changed my mind at the last minute and sprayed MCW mint green metallic. I messed up the body and had to strip and re-paint which added to my delays. :(

Used 99.9% alcohol to get the paint off, but had to sand the primer off as it wouldn't budge at all.

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Here is the re-painted body with clear coat. Still need to polish 

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I added some detailing to the interior with sticky-backed felt sheets for the carpet mats and thin leather sheets for the trim.

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BMF'd the seat trim pieces and added leather handles for the door inserts. I think Revell did a nice job with the chrome door handle and window crank

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Interior is pretty much done now. Used 30 gauge wire for the steering wheel trim piece.

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I had to cut the wheels from the 300SL kit a bit so it would fit.

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Just finished the wheels today. Thankfully, the plan worked out and happy with the result. The chrome outer rims where painted with Alclad Chrome.

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Also finished up the under carriage.

 

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Also added some detail to the engine. Replaced the carbs with Stromberg carbs I found on Shapeways and used some wire to make the fuel lines. I got the push rod ends from RB motion

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Wrapped some mesh around the air cleaners.

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Thanks for looking in!

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Looking good!   I've not thought about getting one of these, but if I see a screaming deal.....

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Excellent work Jason.  Love the color choices.

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just built this Beauty this year - and it is a really good kit. sweet Details. it is well done from Revell.

Your choosen paint is nice and Plays well with the interior.

Keep it going

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8 hours ago, Superbird McMonte said:

Are these the wheels you were looking for?

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Not quite the wheels I was going for. Wanted something closer to the Rudge knock-offs on the Mercedes Gullwing. 

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2 hours ago, FabbricaP said:

Not quite the wheels I was going for. Wanted something closer to the Rudge knock-offs on the Mercedes Gullwing. 

These are knock-offs, just not done yet. Here is what they look like done.

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27 minutes ago, Superbird McMonte said:

These are knock-offs, just not done yet. Here is what they look like done.

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These knockoffs look perfect! I think I came across this die cast model while searching for possible replacement wheels. I was prepared to buy a 1/24 507 diecast just for the wheels but couldn’t find any at the right scale. Thanks for the ref pics tho. The car does look so much better with the knock offs imo!

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