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Masterkit Mercedes Benz 300SL - Final Build Pictures

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  • Member since
    January, 2018
Masterkit Mercedes Benz 300SL - Final Build Pictures
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Monday, August 20, 2018 9:41 AM

Thanks to those of have been following my build thread, here are the final pics of the Benz racer 300SL. 

I have to admit to having run out of steam a little on the build pics, but based on the views I was getting frankly I don't think it was worth it (sorry to those who were following).

The final pics are awesome. The kit was utterly horrible. For those who want to see what I started with - its THIS monstrosity. Basically 20 parts, with details that had chipped off and worn. I nearly threw it away. 

With a kit in this bad shape, I decided to go with a heavily modified racing version. The usual supplier (Splashpaints) gets a big thank you for the paint, in this case Miami Blue. 

and a few pics of the (spartan) interior

 

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Monday, August 20, 2018 10:54 AM

Love it!  How did you do the mud splashes?  P.S.  Even if you don't get comments WIP pics can be educational for us so feel free to post 'em.  I know its a hassle.........

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  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, August 20, 2018 12:33 PM

The Merc looks good. Clearly, a silk purse from a sow's ear. I like the racing vibe, and the colour looks perfect for the role.

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  • Member since
    January, 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, August 20, 2018 6:52 PM

Your conversion to a race car was a smart idea and has worked out really well.  A job well done, panel lines are spot on, and your road 'grime' and mud splashes are very realistic.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    January, 2018
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:46 AM

Mixed some rust powder with water and literally flicked a heavily loaded brush with my finger... didn’t work everytime - but the 2K clear is easy to clean so I had a few chances to get it right!

 

thanks for the comment - you’ve convinced me to update the WIP post. 

  • Member since
    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:42 PM

It worked well. I have tried the toothbrush loaded with paint trick and that worked out O.K.  The paint brush seems to give a more directional, thinner look that I like.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.

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