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MB 300 SL
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 8:37 AM
I just purchased a 300 SL kit thru ebay, and I'm wondering if any of you have any idea when the kit was manufactured. It's an AMT kit - model number 2304. Anyway, it has quite a lot of detail - shouldn't take more than 6 or 7 mos to build.... Not bad for $12.50..........
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 3, 2004 3:48 PM
This kit, as best I can recall, was available in the late 70's.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 10:30 AM
Thanks, Brian !
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  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Wednesday, February 4, 2004 2:55 PM
I think this was also released in the Prestige series in the late 80's.
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  • From: Foothills of Colorado
Posted by Hoser on Thursday, February 5, 2004 3:08 PM
I have one of those, and I'm pretty sure they first came out in the mid-to-late '60's. Mine is from the Trophy Series, #2065-200. No copyright dates I could find, but on the side of the box there is an 'advertisement' for AMT Custom Spray Laquers and those haven't been around for a looooong time.
This was an eBay deal too; I got it for parts for a Mini Exotics Cheetah, but realizing this is an old kit I think I'll find a newer release to cannibalize.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, February 5, 2004 7:12 PM
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 12, 2004 8:10 AM
Well, I'm (finally) starting to build the kit, and now I know why you folks complain about AMT kits - the amount of flashing, sink holes and mold lines is unbelieveable ! It's taken me about 6 hours just to clean up the body - I still need to check the rest of the kit ! I'm planning on building the kit box-stock, with the exception of Alclad II chrome, and flocking for the carpet.
One other thing that's a bit hard to believe - the "box art" shows a finished model; whoever built the model for AMT painted right over the flashing !
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  • From: Illinois
Posted by hot ford coupe on Friday, March 12, 2004 12:50 PM
I've had that kit also. I think I bought it back in 1976. I dont believe I ever built it. There were so many inaccuracies and problems with proportions, I threw it on the shelf and have never seen it again. I would have had to remake the headlights, resized the side windows and remak half the chrome.
I'm hopelessly addicted to building models. Not finishing them, just building them.
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  • From: nw GA
Posted by bill mathewson on Friday, April 9, 2004 5:10 PM
The 'Prestige' release is the same as the original issue and the 'Reggie Jackson' series of kits- all share both the good and bad pointsas someone else mentioned but it can be built into a decent model. When first released I was impressed with it but we've all been spoiled by newer stuff, esp from the land of the rising sun.

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