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Jo-han Mercedes 500K- finished

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Jo-han Mercedes 500K- finished
Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, March 22, 2021 8:01 PM

Started this old Jo-han kit.

 

 

Started several subassemblies. In this picture are the frame and some suspension, the engine, and various body parts.  I always start finishing the body early, as it usually takes me quite awhile to get a decent finish.  I am using Dupli-color acrylic lacquer, and it went on great.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 3:36 AM
Looking good so far
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Posted by jeffpez on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 5:41 AM

What's the actual color you used on the body?

Great subject and I'm looking forward to seeing you finish it.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 7:41 AM

Hi Don!

         Aha! The one with the body by" Sindelfingen". I have always loved that car and how it looked even standing still.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:51 AM

jeffpez

What's the actual color you used on the body?

Great subject and I'm looking forward to seeing you finish it.

 

It is called Dark Torpedo Red.  I would call it maroon, but I guess maroon is a dark red anyway.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:52 AM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Don!

         Aha! The one with the body by" Sindelfingen". I have always loved that car and how it looked even standing still.

 

Same here, and a friend gave me the kit.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 9:55 AM

Boy does that bring me back. The color is beautiful it suits it.

 

Nick.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:46 AM

Aha! Now that's a friend!

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Posted by MikeO'B on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 4:48 PM

Don, great choice on the color. I built the 540K with the Sindelfingen body years and years ago (old Monogram kit I think) but it was the open version. I would love to get ahold of a coupe, it just looks so classy imho. Looking forward to keeping track on your build. Great work on the paint job!!!

 

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 8:25 PM

Looking great.  You lucky dog. That kit is made of unobtanium.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 12:45 PM

Hi Mike;

     No, I believe that it only appeared as an open and or closed car with JOHAN

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Posted by MikeO'B on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 10:40 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Mike;

     No, I believe that it only appeared as an open and or closed car with JOHAN

 

Yeah, now that I think about it you're probably right about it being Johan. I remember being amazed by the independent rear suspension on something from the '30s

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Posted by Jose Gonzales on Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:04 AM

Hi all,

Monogram did have a coupe version

 s-l1600 by Jose Gonzales, on Flickr

currently on e-baySmile

Jose

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 26, 2021 7:38 AM

There are slight differences between the 540 version (Monogram) and the 500 version, (Johan), so they are likely seperate molds, but very similar.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, March 27, 2021 7:27 AM

Kinda like comparing the Revell and AMT 67 Chevelle kits.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:11 AM

Got the frame all done, with engine installed.  Sorry for the bad photo- I think I left camera on automatic rather than aperture-priority- no depth of field.

 

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, March 27, 2021 9:14 AM

Hi Again Don!

  Hey ,you're jumping all over the place. Just like me! You are right about the two kits mentioned. The differences are miniscule, but they are there. What you've done so far looks great!

   When clicking on the picture it gets larger and very clear!

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:56 AM

Got some more work done.  Wow, there are sure enough chrome geegaws on that thing.  I thought Detroit invented the chrome barges in the fifties.  Now I know where they got the inspiration.  Most small parts mount with a cylindrical boss into a hole.  Problem is, the holes are never the right size- too big or too small.  Have to measure pin size and select a drill.  Fortunately, I just bought a new numbered drill set.  Got the exaust stacks on last night- both too long.  Had to cut about 1/8 inch off both ends of both pipes.

 

 

That engine compartment is pretty dusty!  Should have cleaned it out before a sunlit shot.  BTW, installed a scratchbuilt radiator core.  The kit had a top tank, but no core and you could see through to grill.

Sorry about poor depth of field.  Camera accidently got bumped from aperture priority to auto mode.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by rangerj on Friday, May 14, 2021 11:03 AM

Thats a beauty Don. I love those "Art Deco" cars, especially the "Boat Tails". 

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Posted by DUSTER on Friday, May 14, 2021 2:41 PM

ToastThis came out beautifully, very classy classic. 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, May 14, 2021 7:07 PM

Nice Don!  Love the classics

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, May 16, 2021 11:57 AM

It is now finished.  It is cloudy today and I like to take finished pics in sunlight.  Soon.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 17, 2021 1:20 PM

Finally finished!  Nice sunny day so I got some outdoor pictures.

 

First, here is a shot as a model-

Now, here are some of my trademark photos against a photo backdrop, trying to make model look like full-size car.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

fox
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Posted by fox on Monday, May 17, 2021 9:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous Don!

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Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 7:22 AM

fox
Absolutely gorgeous Don!

Concur 100%!

That classic styling and magnificent color/finish make it a real treat. Well done!

Greg

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Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:55 PM

A true beauty, you’re right the sun makes a world of difference 

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by DRUMS01 on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 1:29 PM

Nice, very nice!

Ben

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