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1929 Mercedes SSK/710SS

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Qyuickie time.....I am taking a break from other things right now for a quickie.

Yes a kit.....................................modified. I am starting with a Lindberg 1929 Mercedes SSK and changing the body.but not changing the fenders

I want to get this colour and feel

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I filled in the door and raised the boot a bit and now making to top.......

and added the beading to the body and hood.

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I am using real wires in place of the ones with the kit since I felt the were way too gaudy.....so I cot out the center and the hub which will use the ring and hub and tire to make castings to make real wires from......white walls get the ax....

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Colours will be as they are in the drawing , black , deep burgany,,,,and gold.

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Skip ,,,Thanks for the addtional photos,,,,,,I see mine is totally wrong :P oh well.................... :D

Enter the mold for the tires, rims and spindles.................a carefully constructed mold out of legos,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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This highly accurate well engineered mold will hold up for about 10 sets of tires,,,,unless it brakes first,,,,,so now I have to make 10 of these :o

I also picked up some black dye for the resin so I can pour the tires the right color and not have to paint them,,,,,,if things go right,,,,,,,I think they will look better if they dont need tobe painted,

The mold will be dry in about 4 hours,,,,,,,,,if i mixed it close to right,,,otherwise I will have a mess on my hands, The first pull should be good...I have to make 2 pours for each tire,,,,inner and outter tire,,,,rings,,,,and hub,,,,,,,,,we will see

The frame and chassis will be black,,,,,I know they are suppose to be white since that is the way the factory did it,,,,,,,but the white does not match the photo(drawing) I am using,

The running boards are going to be hand made since those in the kit are gaud awfull..................the sanded wires took a lot of time and looked ok,,,for most people they probably would go with them but nothing beats real laced wires..........................

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For more detail on chassis, etc., go back and look at the shots that Jurgen just posted in the Kit Review section.

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Casting of wheels that will be used with the wires.....they are cast black so they dont need to be painted...................

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Here are some better engine shots from the manual. The first one shows a bunch of stuff between the exhaust and oil pan that's actually inside the engine block behind two doors

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Perfect................................. :) Thank you

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this is close to the colour that I am looking for,,,,,, a ruddy redish brown..................

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For those who are interested in building a box-stock version of the Lindberg kit, I found several shots of a very similar car at the link below. Click through the slide show. As Jurgen mentioned in the kit review thread of this subject, leave off the bumpers.

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http://www.autoevolution.com/image/mercedes-benz-typ-ssk-w06-1928/16403.html#sjmp?slide=1

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it says I exceeded my allowed views :huh: ,,,,,maybe should join to see it

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it says I exceeded my allowed views :huh: ,,,,,maybe should join to see it

Just register, it's free. And this site is probably right up your alley, with tons of awesome scratchbuilt models.

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