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Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing n° 417, class winner of 1955 Mille Miglia - Based on the Tamiya 1:24 kit


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On 11/9/2022 at 12:07 AM, oldcarfan said:

This is great work! Did the 417 decals come with it or did you order them? I need something similar for a project.

Thanks a lot @oldcarfan

This build is based on the Tamiya Mercedes Benz 300 SL kit which comes only with standard decals.

I've modified or added tons of parts
And the decals are homemade ones. They are absolutely not available on aftermarket !

I studied the few available photos of this racing car and tested dozens of character fonts in order to find the closest ones.

Finally I made a mix between 2 fonts, wrote my decals with WORD, letters white and surrounding black,  and printed them  on a white decal sheet.

At last, I cut them off carefully with a sharp blade !

 

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6 hours ago, CrazyCrank said:

I studied the few available photos of this racing car and tested dozens of character fonts in order to find the closest ones.

Finally I made a mix between 2 fonts, wrote my decals with WORD, letters white and surrounding black,  and printed them  on a white decal sheet.

At last, I cut them off carefully with a sharp blade !

 

You did some great work!

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