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1/20 Revival Mercedes

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  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
1/20 Revival Mercedes
Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:37 AM

While I have built other Revival kits, this one was difficult as parts were missing, and others did not come close to fitting properly. Three of the four tires were dry rot and torn into peices. Normally they come nicely pre-painted but this one had grit and bubbles in the paint which required stripping it down to bare matel, fixing the problems and a re-paint.

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:25 PM

Really good looking model.  I've never built a Revival kit, but have heard plenty of negative things about them.  Detail looks good.  Are those wheels from the kit or aftermarket?

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 2:46 PM

Thanks Kensar ......,

They are kit wheels and tires. While some of the Revival kits fall together very well, some of them do not. This one was a poor fitting model. If you never built one, don’t let me or anyone else talk you out of it. They are nice once they are done, some just require more effort than others.

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fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, July 01, 2018 12:14 PM

Very nice build! Toast What silver did you use for the body? Came out nice.

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 01, 2018 2:12 PM

That is very very nice. Well done.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

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  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 10:56 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind words.

Fox: The paint used on the body was Testors Model Master German Silver Metallic. Three coats from a rattle can, polished and then a clear coat of future acrylic after decaling.

 

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  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, July 02, 2018 3:29 AM

Just looked at their site and I love the subjects.  So are these like Pocher kits?  Is the body the only prepainted parts?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, July 02, 2018 8:23 AM

I have that kit, and indeed friends have been telling me bad things about it.  So I have delayed giving it a place in my queue.  However, the great results with yours has me planning to find a place in the queue.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, July 02, 2018 9:49 AM

Hey Drums01;

 If three of the four tyres were dry rotted and falling to pieces , How did you fix them ? Customer service ? T.B.  P.S. -- By the way , That is one of my more favorite Mercedes cars .

 

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 02, 2018 11:44 AM

John, YES... only the bodies come pre-painted. Some of them, like this one, had to be stripped-fixed-and repainted. Make sure you have a good set of files as most everything else is cast metal and has many seams to fix. 

Ben

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  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 02, 2018 11:45 AM

Don, As long as you have a good set of files and patience, you can do it.

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  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, July 02, 2018 11:50 AM

TB, I tried the Customer Service for Revival but never received a response. What I ended up doing was cutting the tires at the tread in half and using superglue carefully pieced the tires back together around the metal inner-liner which is part of the wheel. Then I filled and sanded the imperfections. Last was a coat of acrylic flat black over the tire to hide the filler and seams. 

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  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, July 02, 2018 12:16 PM

Wow!! And I do mean me some Wow!! I don't build these kinds of cars but I do know a good build when I see one.

 

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  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 12:36 PM

Well !

 I have to tell you , You did an awesome Job ! ! That car looks ready to race !

  • Member since
    June, 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:19 PM

Thanks again everyone.... Even though I normally build for myself and own satisfaction, it is always nice to receive positive feedback from my peers in the modeling community. Looking at what many of you have created with near professional results makes your positive comments even more satisfying,... thanks again!

Ben

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