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Mercedes-Benz AMG GT Is Completed

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  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, July 2, 2022 5:57 PM

Nice job Mike - I'm a big fan of the Novus line.  I actually use it when I'm doing natural metal finishes on my aircraft kit because it leaves such a smooth finish.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:23 AM

Thanks Jim and John!  I discovered my current polishing regiment by accident.  I was using Novus 2 and it wasn't removing my blemish and I figured that I needed something stronger and I used what is now Scratch Doctor followed by Novus 2.  It worked very well and I have been using it ever since.

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, July 4, 2022 9:48 PM

Underhood detail is done and the nose is on.  First, it was drawn out in paint and then I added the decals.

More AMG GT to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 8:00 AM

Hmmm;

    Looks busy enough to me!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, July 8, 2022 7:59 AM

I've been working on the AMG GT.  I added the front and rear clips, headlights, taillights and the carbon fiber roof decal.  It may be light and strong, but I hate carbon fiber!

More AMG GT to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, July 8, 2022 11:35 AM

I hate installing carbon fiber decals. A real pain.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

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    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, July 9, 2022 8:13 AM

Mr.Mike

 Well, I do have to say, You may hate Carbon Fibre decals, BUT you certainly do a nice job in installs!

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    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, July 9, 2022 3:22 PM

JohnnyK

I hate installing carbon fiber decals. A real pain. 

Yes, they are!

The interior is complete!

More AMG GT to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, July 11, 2022 1:21 PM

I went and installed the body and interior onto the chassis, but it looks like I forgot something...the rear view mirror assembly!  This took me a while to do since I have yet to install the windows and the mirror assembly didn't want to fit over the two prongs like it should.  I must have made a mess of the interior roof.

More AMG GT to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, July 18, 2022 3:14 PM

I am heading for the finish line with my Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.  I had an issue with the rear bumper cover as it was reglued several times with tape holding the bumper on during the drying process and then expanding a little along the fender edges.  Not sure how I'm going to fix it.  Something to think about.

More AMG GT to come...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:21 PM

I have finished my Mercedes-Benz AMG GT.  I would like to thank all those who have viewed and commented on my WIP.

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, July 21, 2022 2:23 PM

A few more...

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Friday, July 22, 2022 8:07 AM

It looks great Mr. Mike. 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 22, 2022 2:59 PM

Turned out great Mike.  Engine bay looks great.  I sure would like to drive one of those.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, July 23, 2022 7:54 AM

Thank you lurch and John!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:42 AM

Beautiful model, Mike. Sure like that yellow color, it is striking.

Sorry I managed to miss this WIP whilst it was in progress.

-Greg

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    November 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Saturday, July 23, 2022 11:57 AM

Awesome job,well done !

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    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:09 PM

Thank you Greg and oldermodelguy!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:26 AM

Wow, Mike. That's really great work. She looks amazing, really well done.

BK

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Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

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2022 Completed:

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  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, July 24, 2022 8:54 PM

Thank you Brandon!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    September 2013
Posted by Gary Davis on Monday, July 25, 2022 1:17 PM

That whole build came out GREAT Mike! That yellow paint sure pops, don't it?

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:19 AM

Thank you Gary Davis!  Must be a reason why Mercedes charges $10,000 for a 1:1 paint job with this paint.

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, July 29, 2022 8:35 AM

You really took advantage of that special paint acquisition!! Looks just like the real pics posted early on. Great work for sure!

In the pattern: Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! leaning out the list, we're down to that Tamiya P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo! And I just got a Trumpeter 1/32 F/A-18F!

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, July 29, 2022 4:43 PM

Thank you TheMongoose!

"The name's Spenser, with an 'S', like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

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