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Tamiya Mercedes GT3 COMPLETE

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  • Member since
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  • From: USA
Tamiya Mercedes GT3 COMPLETE
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 2, 2019 2:11 AM

I drive American cars - my track cars are a 2009 Dodge Charger pushing 760 RWHP and a 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca for the twisties.  But this sexy *** has me thinking... so I'm doing a build of the kit to dip my toe in the international waters.

Applying Alclad to race cars!

She's coming along.  For a curb side kit it's a lot of work.

 

 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:45 AM

keavdog
She's coming along.

Sure is. Nice-looking car, looks like a good kit.

Nice that you're open to a foreign race car.

I had a street version Mercedes AMG years back. '03 maybe. Solid car, drove it way too long (13 yrs I think, never came close to keeping a car that long). I don't suppose it would stand up now, but in it's day it was pretty quick. It wasn't quite as sexy looking as yours.

-Greg

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 2, 2019 11:34 AM

That is a stunning car. I may have to add one to the stash. Very nice looking work.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:46 PM

N - I - C - E!

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 70% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, November 3, 2019 1:29 PM

Working through the decals. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 9, 2019 1:49 AM

Calling this done.  Nice kit - lot's of decal work.  And, callouts to paint things semigloss black that later have carbon fiber decals...some not so easy to paint.  Just more reinforcement to review assembly more before building.  Also decals on the semigloss finish Tamiya TS-100 leaves some of the decals shining a bit.  A better modeler would figure that out.  Anyhow - very nice kit.  I screwed a couple things up as usual, but I like the overal finish.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, November 9, 2019 5:35 AM
Now that's different. Great looking beast. I see the street version of these in Naples all the time.

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:09 PM

You Know;

 For something from this age of " Bubble Cars" that's one mean Looking Machine . Kin I have da keys Pleeze???

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, November 16, 2019 3:42 PM

Yep, looks fast standing still and with mercedes engineering...nice.  I would love to take this on the track for a day.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Sunday, November 17, 2019 1:41 PM

Superb keavdog! Our youngest son has bought me this kit for fathers day, so now I must try and build it! Thanks for sharing.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, November 18, 2019 8:47 PM

Very impressive job on this one John!!! I've seen this kit around on the market and have always liked the look of it. 

                   

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, November 18, 2019 11:19 PM

Thanks for the kind words.   Only caution on this kit is there's bits that go on the finished body after painting.  A bit unnerving.   Otherwise another Tamiya gem.

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

  • Member since
    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, December 8, 2019 1:58 PM

Very nice, mate!

Cheers, LeeTree
Remember, Safety Fast!!!

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Sunday, December 8, 2019 4:09 PM

Thanks LeeTree

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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