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1991 Mercedes Benz 500SL AMG with Carlsson wheels [1/24 Tamiya]

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Hey all, while I’m waiting to finish up my second build for 2021, thought I’d share one of my old builds from 2010 (It's not the cleanest build I've done - with lots of sloppy work around the details). Overall it’s a great Tamiya kit to build box stock, and I wanted to replicate R129 modified by Carlsson, so I added larger & wider Aoshima Carlsson wheel and larger muffler. (The OZ aero wheels from the kit were used for my 500SEC build)

Build details

- Tamiya grey primer
- Three coats of Tamiya TS-14 then polished w/o clear coat
- TS-33 dull red for interior
- BMF’d window trims
- Lowered suspension
- Used later style headlamp/tailight pattern
- Added PE seatbelts and metal transfer amblem

Hope y'all enjoy!  
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Looks pretty good to me!,great color combination.

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That is NICE! Sharp car

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Great job!  Really like what you did and the color combo.

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Another winner here Chang!!!!  Great paint and interior becoming a trademark of your builds.??

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17 hours ago, kelson said:

Looks pretty good to me!,great color combination.

Thank you! If  I don't restrain myself, I'll end up painting red on black on all of my builds!

14 hours ago, donb said:

That is NICE! Sharp car

Thank you!

13 hours ago, BVC500 said:

Great job!  Really like what you did and the color combo.

Thanks! I love painting in black! I forgot to mention I masked the center console and spray painted with red and black to simulate woodgrain.

12 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Another winner here Chang!!!!  Great paint and interior becoming a trademark of your builds.??

What I enjoy the most is painting and building the engine and suspension, but I always end up forgetting not taking the pics!  

5 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

I think being too hard on yourself Chang, looks great to me.

Thanks! I remember building this in hot summer,  where paint would get micro holes (especially on front & rear bumpers )after laying wet coats which was PITA to fix! Dark color helps hiding the flaw.

5 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thanks Chris! 

3 hours ago, MarcoTJ said:

Very nice! 

Appreciate it! 

1 hour ago, PappyD340 said:

Extremely nice, beautiful paint!

Thank you! 

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Your paint and detailing is something else! These are real nice builds you do, man. Very nice.

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On 1/17/2021 at 7:08 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Your paint and detailing is something else! These are real nice builds you do, man. Very nice.

Thank you as always!

On 1/17/2021 at 8:36 PM, waiby said:

very nice!

Appreciate it! 

9 hours ago, slusher said:

A real beauty!

Thanks a lot!

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