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Revell Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ( In progress build)

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  • Member since
    April, 2017
Revell Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ( In progress build)
Posted by pplace on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:56 PM

My son and I have just recently started another build for his collection.  The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG.

We've only put a couple hours in it over a couple evenings, but so far he has been helpful gathering misc. parts and pieces and gluing some initial components together to ready for initial painting.  He asked if I'd paint the bulk of the chassis satin black today (I took it to work to do it with the airbrush, rather than him brushing a large piece like that) so then I could help him do some of the detail painting on it soon.  He's got the engine, and driveline painted "aluminum" I'll go back later and detail parts of it (it's mostly hidden honestly)

I spent some time this evening getting the top engine cover / air boxes painted, detailed and decaled.

The attached "full scale" picture is the look he's going for.  Not a 100% recreation though, he's got a few minor devations he'd prefer on the model.  Matte black exterior is a for sure thoughYes


  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: Florida city, Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:59 PM

Looks real good


On the bench

1/25 Revell 1956 Delray

1/72 Minicraft PBM-5

1/72 Hasegawa MIG-27

1/48 Tamiya Gloster Meteor F.1

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:17 PM

I usually dont care for newer supercars but what you have so far is beautifull!

 Dont worry about the thumbprint... paint it rust and call it "Battle damage" !

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    April, 2017
Posted by pplace on Thursday, April 20, 2017 11:53 PM

Thank you!  I'm with you, I'm not really into modern supercars either, but it's fun to see which cars my son likes and the styles that he chooses to have them built.

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    April, 2017
Posted by pplace on Friday, April 21, 2017 11:17 PM

Did the detail painting on the underside of the chassis.  I should mention that it's all "fantasy" and not replicating a full scale, instead it is painted in a way that accents and details certain areas for visual appeal.

The engine is also about as detail painted as it'll get as well as most of it is hidden beneath the engine cover and air boxes.

  • Member since
    April, 2017
Posted by pplace on Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:25 PM

Unfortunately we don't have any real "visual" progress to report as we haven't been able to get any free time to put towards this build for several days.

However, I can show one reason why we aren't in a huge rush on this project......while unboxing, we noticed the interior compartment had a flaw during the injection process.  We've contacted Revell support for this issue and will hopefully have a new interior compartment on its way to us (up to 6 weeks or so!!)

On the plus side, (as far as wating for the part) things will get even busier around here with baseball season / practice starting for my boys along with regular "summer" stuff.  So we'll just tinker on the rest of the project until we are at a total stand still waiting for the new part to arrive.



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