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Fresh off the workbench. Tamiya Mercedes AMG GT3 1/24 scale. 

I’m proud to have finished this one up despite having some issues with my hand. This one was built almost completely with one functional hand. 

My original plan for the American flag livery went away when the decals exploded when they hit the water. So stay away from SlotFabrik decals if you ever see them. 

It is built pretty much box stock, with some self made Carbon Decals from Tamiya. 

The color is Ford Blue Flame Metallic from scalefinishes and is topped with some splash-paints 2k clear. 

Super excited to add this one to the collection. 

Thanks for looking. 

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1 hour ago, TonyK said:

Very, very nice! Perfect paint and decal work. Really like your interior too. You do better than I could do with 2 functioning hands.

Thank you very much. It started with 2 herniated discs in my neck which lead to my arm not moving and my hand being weak,  which lead to neck surgery. Then 4 weeks later my arm was functional but hand not so much. So after some more mri scans they found a pinched nerve in my elbow, so I had to go for emergency surgery for that. 

Im 3 weeks post op from that and currently have some limited use of my hand with the  help of a radial nerve hand brace. 

Hope it all comes back...only time will tell.  

1 hour ago, Nacho Z said:

Beautiful build, Scott!

Thanks man!! 

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Scott......I really enjoyed building this kit and you did a fabulous job on yours. Especially with the interior detailing.  I have had bouts of tendonitis in my right hand (I'm right handed)  and it makes it very difficult to model. So you have my admiration for doing such a great job with only one hand. 

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Hey Scott, that is a true stand out model!! ... One thing about a lot of modern car models that I’ve noticed is that they don’t very often look convincingly realistic. Yours however, looks very real...The paint and graphics are absolutely PERFECT!

Beautiful ... great work👍👍👍👍👍

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On 3/21/2021 at 2:28 PM, Rich Chernosky said:

Scott......I really enjoyed building this kit and you did a fabulous job on yours. Especially with the interior detailing.  I have had bouts of tendonitis in my right hand (I'm right handed)  and it makes it very difficult to model. So you have my admiration for doing such a great job with only one hand. 

Thank you. Luckily my dominant hand wasn’t compromised. But it’s still aggravating none the less to try to find ways to hold things lol. 
 

I had to get my wife to put the window masks on to spray them black. She did a fine job, so from now on she will be the designated window masker 😂 

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On 3/22/2021 at 7:24 AM, David G. said:
On 3/21/2021 at 3:01 PM, TransAmMike said:

Outstanding work Scott👍👍

Thanks man!!

On 3/21/2021 at 3:05 PM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!!

Thanks Chris!

On 3/21/2021 at 3:43 PM, Gramps46 said:

Very impressive build and finish.  The attention to detail is noteworthy.

Thank you. 

On 3/21/2021 at 8:23 PM, Venom said:

Hey Scott, that is a true stand out model!! ... One thing about a lot of modern car models that I’ve noticed is that they don’t very often look convincingly realistic. Yours however, looks very real...The paint and graphics are absolutely PERFECT!

Beautiful ... great work👍👍👍👍👍

Thank you very much. This was a very good kit, just has a million body parts to have work done lol

On 3/21/2021 at 9:24 PM, PappyD340 said:

Beautiful build with outstanding detail, well done!!

Thank you. 

On 3/21/2021 at 10:02 PM, majel said:

That is a gorgeous looking model. Paint, interior, and detail work are all very well done.  Fantastic build!

Thank you!! 

On 3/21/2021 at 10:55 PM, larman said:

Super job! 

Thanks man. 

On 3/22/2021 at 7:24 AM, David G. said:

Beautiful paint and decals, great detail work, everything looks just about perfect!

David G.

thanks David 

On 3/22/2021 at 8:30 AM, slusher said:

Outstanding!!

Thanks!! 

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On 4/5/2021 at 8:47 AM, Funkychiken said:

Absolutely fantastic bud, hope the hand comes back to you following operations... 

Thank you very much. It started with 2 herniated discs in my neck which lead to my arm not moving and my hand being weak,  which lead to neck surgery. Then 4 weeks later my arm was functional but hand not so much. So after some more mri scans they found a pinched nerve in my elbow, so I had to go for emergency surgery for that. 

Im a little over a month post op from that and currently have some limited use of my hand with the  help of a radial nerve hand brace. 

Hope it all comes back...only time will tell.  

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11 hours ago, mikemodeler said:

That looks fantastic, saw the in progress pictures but the finished product is outstanding! 

Thanks Mike!  I didn’t keep up with the WIP pics on here like I should have. But a bunch of you guys were following on fb which is great! 

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Super sharp and clean build.  Love that Ford Blue Flame Metallic.  I'm still looking for a build of this quality.  I think I'm looking in the wrong places ☺

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On 10/10/2021 at 8:46 AM, Paul Waymouth said:

Stunning, that colour looks so good

Thank you very much, it definitely is different from the matte grey that everyone builds lol.

On 10/17/2021 at 7:58 PM, Mike C said:

Love that car, great build!

Thank you for the kind words!

On 10/19/2021 at 7:09 AM, Zippi said:

Super sharp and clean build.  Love that Ford Blue Flame Metallic.  I'm still looking for a build of this quality.  I think I'm looking in the wrong places ☺

Thanks man! This color sets it a part from the others for sure! 

On 10/19/2021 at 8:02 AM, 67malibu said:

this model was a Best of Show winner at the Simpsonville Model car show in May, this model is a work of ART, Beautiful model, great attention to detail!!!! Jeffro.

Yes sir it was! Thank you very much for those kind words.  Glad to see someone on the forums that was at the show!  Will you be coming to the Spartanburg show this January?

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