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Mercedes "Blue Wonder" Transporter: 1/28/14 "Outside" photos posted

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Seems to me it was used by Mercedes as a fast way to transport race cars around Europe in the event of a breakdown at a race.

I will enjoy this one for sure!

Yes, this transporter could run over 100 MPH with a car on it's back, faster than many sports cars could do then.

And so will I.

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always loved this one so this build > hmm tasty and it looking very promosing already !!!! awsome stuff

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EDIT: Sorry, I didn't explain that it is indeed two pictures spliced together because I couldn't get a picture of the thing in one frame.

Edited by Chillyb1

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WOW! That thing is cool! The picture looks strange. To the left of the number 12, it appears to be a part of someone standing there. Maybe a ghost? I have the masters made for the back windows. I better get busy!

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Maybe that picture was made from 2 pics spliced together? The bed doesn't line up.

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Hello……thank you all for the kind comments…….I started on the interior…….modified and scratch built parts……just a mock-up…….all the fine detail will come later…….thanks for looking.

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I started the mold for the back glass parts, John. You should have them by the Friday.

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John - your mockups look better than my models! LOL

I can't wait to see how you're going to do the plaid upholstery.

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I wonder what their logic was in doing the cab in such an odd way instead of a more conventional layout.

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I wonder what their logic was in doing the cab in such an odd way instead of a more conventional layout.

To keep it low and weight distribution, this was a purpose built race car hauler designed to be fast.

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John - your mockups look better than my models! LOL

I can't wait to see how you're going to do the plaid upholstery.

Someone that knows what they are doing could simply copy the pattern on the door panel and expand it to a bigger picture and then print it on cloth. I did this with the cloth seat out of the Mercedes W196R diecast. I taped a small piece of white fabric to a piece of paper and ran it through an inkjet printer. Here is an example of my playing around with printing on fabric. It is a little light but I have no idea of what I am doing. I also have the fabric behind this that is close in size.

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To keep it low and weight distribution, this was a purpose built race car hauler designed to be fast.

I'm not seeing how putting the front wheels behind the passenger compartment instead of in front makes it any lower. But I assume the Mercedes guys knew what they were doing. :D

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This is the correct Mercedes blue racing plaid that I recreated in Quark XPress. Prints out very nicely on inkjet fabric. On Gullwing seats, correct scale will be 13 stripes across the seat back. Depending on your printer, you may want to print the darker blue a hair lighter.

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This is the correct Mercedes blue racing plaid that I recreated in Quark XPress. Prints out very nicely on inkjet fabric. On Gullwing seats, correct scale will be 13 stripes across the seat back. Depending on your printer, you may want to print the darker blue a hair lighter.

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Here ya go, John! All you gotta do is get some inkjet fabric and print this image

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This is the correct Mercedes blue racing plaid that I recreated in Quark XPress. Prints out very nicely on inkjet fabric. On Gullwing seats, correct scale will be 13 stripes across the seat back. Depending on your printer, you may want to print the darker blue a hair lighter.

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Skip……..thats pretty cool …….thank you :)

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Here ya go, John! All you gotta do is get some inkjet fabric and print this image

I`ll try it……..pretty cool…….hope I can do it?……..thanks for the help guys.

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Maybe they had some reason for needing a short wheelbase transport ??????

It was built on an existing chassis, not a custom one.

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Hold on a minute - there's fabric that you can print on with an inkjet printer? Is it a special printer or just any inkjet?

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