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Silver Gullwing
Posted by nearsightedjohn on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:48 PM

Presenting my latest, Tamiya’s excellent 1/24 ‘55 Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing, built mostly OOB with the exception of a photo-etch grill and wheel cover inserts from Hobby Design. Silver is Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminum with TS-13 clear coat, interior airbrushed with Tamiya Field Blue acrylic XF-50, window frames masked and airbrushed with Alclad Chrome over Testors black enamel. This is s an incredibly well fitting and engineered kit. I especially liked Tamiya’s metal appliqué details, sure wish someone would make and market these for all available car model kits, they are so to scale and cool looking. Highly recommended!!! Enjoy,

John
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by nearsightedjohn on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 3:55 PM

More pics,

  

  

  

  

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    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 4:39 PM

Beautiful.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by philo426 on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 8:23 PM

Nice!I am  wondering if anyone makes red plaid decals for the interior,many 300SLs ,including Sophia Lorens,had plaid interiors.

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 1:44 AM

That turned out really nice!  Cool subject - Hemmings has one for sale for 1,750,000.  Guess I'll pick up the kit Cool

Thanks,

John

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    January, 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:06 AM

philo426

Nice!I am  wondering if anyone makes red plaid decals for the interior,many 300SLs ,including Sophia Lorens,had plaid interiors.

 

Scale Motorsport has plaid, but alas, not in red. 

Nice work on the 300!

Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

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    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:21 AM

Beautiful!  And great photography!

I have that kit in the stash, it is about #3 in queue.  This thread may cause me to move it forward!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:06 AM

Beautifully done. Love those old Gull wings.

BK

On the bench: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: Kenetics 1/48 E-2C Hawkeye 

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, June 29, 2018 7:43 AM

Hmmm?

 Okay where's da keys ? Very nice panel fit and paint work . Mine had a brownish leather interior . I traded it for a Studebaker " Black - Hawk " ( A Golden Hawk with roots blower and all black trim . ) at a Concourse in Atlanta .

 This was my first experience with a Mercedes and not my last either !

  • Member since
    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, June 29, 2018 10:44 AM

Very nice pics. Taking photographs outside is a big plus.

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