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Johan 1935 Mercedes 500K. [FINISHED!]

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    April 2023
Johan 1935 Mercedes 500K. [FINISHED!]
Posted by ctruss53 on Friday, May 19, 2023 12:52 AM

I finally finished this kit. Now I know why I like to stick to the kit and just add detail. I am not great at modifying models.

Having said that, this is not the greatest job I have done on a kit. But I like how it turned out.

The paint in from Mission Models, It is an RAL color with Mr Super Clear on top. Wheels are Splash Paints BBS Gold, over black primer to darken them up a bit. The wheels and tires are from the newish Revell 29 Model A. And all chrome you see is SMS Hyerchrome Cold Tone.

Tags: hotrod , Johan , Mercedes

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, May 19, 2023 4:24 AM

Big SmileBeerYesBeerYesBeerYes

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, May 19, 2023 6:52 AM

Interesting modification!I like the maroon color!

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    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Friday, May 19, 2023 8:02 AM

Eugene Rowe

Interesting modification!I like the maroon color!

 

Thank you!

I looked it up. The color is Mission Models Rotbraun RAL 8012

The color is actually lighter and a little more red when applied. But it darkened as I added clear. I was pretty pleased with the results.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

  • Member since
    July 2008
Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:15 AM

Just scrolling down; nearly finished for the day an hour and 15 mins to go, and this caught my eye and i had to say very nice looking model.

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 19, 2023 9:31 AM

Oh man that is cool.  I like the headlight treatment!  A long long ways from stock.

Thanks,

John

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    April 2023
Posted by ctruss53 on Friday, May 19, 2023 3:44 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks everyone.

I was a bit iffy about the headlight mounts. They look a bit thin to me. But they are about 5/8" to 3/4" in scale. I could see someone taking some 3/4" tubing and making little headlight stands.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

  • Member since
    May 2022
Posted by Eugene Rowe on Friday, May 19, 2023 5:44 PM

Here is the result when a Modeler thinks outside of the box!very cool indeed!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Friday, May 19, 2023 7:27 PM

Toast Toast Toast Cool

Stay Safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

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

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, May 22, 2023 12:15 PM

I just saw this car up close and personal over the weekend at NNL North. Putting Chad's modesty aside, he's one heck of a modeler, and this is a terrific first attempt at kitbashing a hot rod. Great job, Chad!

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Timothy Kidwell
tkidwell@firecrown.com
Editor
Scale Model Brands
Firecrown Media

 

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Posted by ctruss53 on Monday, May 22, 2023 12:31 PM

Tim Kidwell

I just saw this car up close and personal over the weekend at NNL North. Putting Chad's modesty aside, he's one heck of a modeler, and this is a terrific first attempt at kitbashing a hot rod. Great job, Chad!

 

Thanks Tim. I appreciate the compliments.

And it was great to see you at the show.

Insert wise quote here.

-Chad

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    September 2011
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, May 22, 2023 3:02 PM

ctruss53

Thanks Tim. I appreciate the compliments.

And it was great to see you at the show.

 

Well deserved. Good seeing you and everyone at the show! As always, inspiring and gorgeous models on display.

--

Timothy Kidwell
tkidwell@firecrown.com
Editor
Scale Model Brands
Firecrown Media

 

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Monday, May 22, 2023 9:58 PM

Thats fantastic. I like all the modifications that you did. The way you mounted the headlights is great. If this was your first attempt at this type of modeling you did a fantastic job at it. 

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