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Frog/amt mercedes 300sl gullwing

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I'm wondering if anyone has built this kit. I believe it was also released by amt in the early 70s, possibly as a prestige kit but different sites differ on that so it may not be correct. I recently won this kit and will be building it but as a kindig inspired version. If anyone has built one it would be cool to see some. I guess some tamiya versions would be cool to compare them to as well. I've never had a frog kit before so i'm looking forward to seeing what their like

 

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26 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

I'm wondering if anyone has built this kit. I believe it was also released by amt in the early 70s, possibly as a prestige kit but different sites differ on that so it may not be correct. I recently won this kit and will be building it but as a kindig inspired version. If anyone has built one it would be cool to see some. I guess some tamiya versions would be cool to compare them to as well. I've never had a frog kit before so i'm looking forward to seeing what their like

 

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Yes, that is the same as the AMT version . 

It was first released as a trophy serise kit in the mid '60s and has been re-released at least 4  times since.

Very nice, detailed kit.

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8 minutes ago, styromaniac said:

Hello....my name is Steve....and I have an addiction .

 

Hi Steve. Why are you posting all your stuff in this guy's thread about the AMT Mercedes kit? :unsure:

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Just now, Snake45 said:

Hi Steve. Why are you posting all your stuff in this guy's thread about the AMT Mercedes kit? :unsure:

I was wondering that myself.

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Sorry guys..

Was responding to another thread about kit stashes...my bad. I'll try to remove them.

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15 minutes ago, styromaniac said:

Sorry guys..

Was responding to another thread about kit stashes...my bad. I'll try to remove them.

Dont worry mate, we all do this sometimes

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35 minutes ago, Can-Con said:

Yes, that is the same as the AMT version . 

It was first released as a trophy serise kit in the mid '60s and has been re-released at least 4  times since.

Very nice, detailed kit.

So amt got the mold from frog? it's interesting how some of the older kit molds turn up in places you wouldn't expect. I know some of the frog molds went to russia. I've seen the 1/16 vauxhall wagon pop up over there sometimes but its the wrong scale for me

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Rare boxing of AMT kit. Frog issued a few AMT kits, including a 68 Galaxie, Mustang, 58 Chevy. 

I've never seen this box. Pretty cool. The regular AMT's are cheap and plentiful, but this kit is started, so value is less. 

I think it's nicer than Tamiya, actually. One of AMT's best.

BTW, it's 1/25 not 1/24

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It was bought to build but i will save the box, i've got a revell.de box full of my built kits box tops

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Boxes, at least my faves. 1st, second (rare, Frog prob rarer here), and mid 70's issue. I believe there are 3 other issues. The Matchbox wins ugliest box art by miles. Still, car looks nice. 

image.jpeg.07fbec3734d7d70c1dc7a0a03b8e8976.jpegBoxart Mercedes-Benz 300 SL T253-200 AMTImage result for amt 300 SL first issue"Boxart Mercedes-Benz 300SL PK-4146 Matchbox/AMT

 

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1 minute ago, DukeE said:

Boxart Mercedes-Benz 300SL PK-4146 Matchbox/AMT

 

 

wow the matchbox box looks like a really bad copy of the amt prestige version

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The Matchbox release is the same as the AMT kit; so, it can't be a really bad copy because it was produced from the AMT molds. Ditto with the Frog/AMT version. All are 1/25, not 1/24 scale. Compare the parts from the Frog/AMT kit

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and the AMT Trophy Series kit

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28 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

It seems this kit has been doing the rounds of a few companies.  link

Looks like  2 kits are now being discussed:  The gull-wing hard-top and the convertible are different kits.  Scalemates seems t o have them lumped together.

I have the AMT Trophy Series gull-wing kit, and Testors (Italeri) convertible.  They come f r o m different molds.

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That's a recurring problem with Scalemates timelines. Similar, but unrelated, kits are listed together. Unless one is familiar with the production history of a particular kit, it's easy to be misled into believing that all of the versions are identical and from the same molds. Why the Tamiya 300 SL is included in the Frog/AMT timeline is perplexing, at the very least.

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its a pity they do that, it would be much better done properly by kit brand instead of subject matter

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I haven't built the kit but fully intend to.  I have the original Trophy Series release as well as the Polizei box art release.  It is an excellent kit IMHO.  

Several of the AMT USRRC cars were also released under the Frog label.

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In the days when a mouse had 4 legs and a tail I built the AMT Mercedes 300SL as a Le Mans entry and before Monogram knew how to spell Mercedes I converted an AMT kit to a 300SLR.😉  Still one of my favorite kits of the period.

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I have two of those AMT kits, one is going to get built, the other I picked up from an estate, never saw this box art before.  I never heard of Frog, learned something today.

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Cool thread. 

The Scalemates AMT thread omitted the Frog completely, yet it got lumped in with the Hubley blobular roadster/ht. Hubley was 1/24, but more like 1/23.

The same post lumped in the Italeri roadster and gullwing, Heller gullwing. None of which are great, though the Italeri 300 roadster is adequate, 1/24. 

Glad to see this AMT kit get some love, pretty great kit engineering. Nice builds. 

And now, I have to chase a Frog Chaparral 2B. 

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