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  1. Skip and Kenn, whatever happened to this great SSK/710SS coupe project?
  2. Very nice, Terry! It looks quite convincing. Love the interior colors. Well done!
  3. Guys, thank you for the compliments. I must apologize though. I should have posted this in the Diecast section. I don't mean to misrepresent the work here. This was just a fun, quick rebuild before I got back to serious body work on a plastic kit project. Following are photos of what a full size MB SSKL looks like, and what a Franklin Mint version looks like, typically on ebay for like $20. 😀
  4. This is an FM re-work to make it look more like the full size car and less like a toy. The biggest change are the wheels and tires from the Lindberg SSK kit. They feature carefully painted black spokes, molotow chrome locking rings at the outer edge, and copper brake drums behind the spokes. I kept the FM spares on the back, but painted the spokes black to match. The interior came with a black seat and red carpet. I painted the seat and sides of the cockpit red to match. The front axle and brake backing plates were repainted from black to white, and the edges of the drums painted copper. The o
  5. Looks excellent, Dennis! Reminds me of a Steve Stanford rendering. Very cool.
  6. Claude, that combination works really, really well together! Great job. 😃
  7. Testors jade green metalflake! Cool! I had built one similar to this, then rebuilt it in the 80's, using just the body. I've always meant to get back to it and build a nice stocker like the beautiful version built by John.
  8. Beautiful work, Larry! Looks great. ?
  9. Larry, super helpful tips on the fender beading. Thanks! https://www.albionhobbies.com/product-ranges/albion-alloys-precision-metals/
  10. Larry, that really turned out great! The fender beading is a nice touch. How did you attach it without glue showing over the paint? I've been wanting to do this on another model. I've been contemplating gluing the wire down, painting over it, then scraping the paint off the wire. Not sure that's the best approach. What was your technique?
  11. Randy, you made my day!! ? Thank you so much, and Happy New Year!
  12. Oh, and I agree about the dull finish on the fender chrome. I bet it was bright when new, but dulling over time right under the clear. I went over mine with a Molotow pen.
  13. Randy, I like what you did with this. I finished doing more of the same. I thought the front end sat too high, track too wide, and wheels too far back. So, I grafted in front suspension from a Monogram 540K. I adapted the better FM steering linkage to that suspension. I did paint the spare tires white, like you, but I replaced the other four wheels with Monograms instead. I wanted to be able to see the red painted brake drums through the spokes. I used artist acrylic oils to repaint the interior. Mine was missing the top boot and one spot light, so I adapted pieces from the Johan 500K kit. The
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