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Completed Build: Mercedes Mclaren 722 Edition, 1:24 Scale kit by Tamiya

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Completed Build: Mercedes Mclaren 722 Edition, 1:24 Scale kit by Tamiya
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, December 26, 2019 5:01 AM

My borther's Christmas present, this wonderful Mercedes-Benz Mclaren SLR 722 Edition. 

The kit is 1:24 scale by Tamiya, and I also used a detail kit which added a lot of realism to the engine and interior. 

The kit itself is lovely to build. One tip I was given was that the engine hood has fit issues so I filed down the engine before installing it which seemed to work. The door hinges are the only disappointment - really hard to make that work, and needed a lot of tweaking. Not a kit that you want to be opening / closing the doors on a lot! 

Minimal mods needed on this kit, I added seatbelts. 

The exterior was an experiment that I must say worked rather well. High gloss black and then I rubbed in Uschi van der Rosten polishing powder, a product that I am endlessly impressed with. The metalic shine is super awesome, much better than anything I have been able to achieve with even 2K clear, and looks much more realistic.

Hope you enjoy it - comments and thoughts welcome as always. 

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, December 26, 2019 9:04 AM

Wow, that really looks sharp!  Great pictures too!


Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 26, 2019 4:47 PM

Very impressive. The car looks as real as it gets. And that's our goal as builders. Well done and great pics too.


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  • From: Dayton, Ohio USA
Posted by minitanker on Friday, December 27, 2019 8:59 AM

Outstanding. PaulE

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  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, December 27, 2019 12:01 PM

Very nice!  I'd love to drive the real one.



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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, December 27, 2019 12:53 PM

Can I borrow the keys for the weekend????????????

Jim  Captain

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

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, December 27, 2019 8:54 PM

More good work. 

Way to go!  Yes

T e d

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  • From: Boston
Posted by Wilbur Wright on Thursday, January 2, 2020 4:22 PM

Nice job.

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    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, January 4, 2020 6:30 AM

Your model building is really good but what really catches my eye is your photography. Man that looks good.




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