SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Mercedes-Benz GL-550 and Corvette C6Rs

271 views
1 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    January 2013
Mercedes-Benz GL-550 and Corvette C6Rs
Posted by FenderMender on Friday, May 29, 2020 2:36 PM

This is a 1:18 scale plastic bodied Mercedes-Benz GL-550 model made by Jingwei Industrial Company, Limited in China which specilizes in developing, producing and selling remote control cars, especially the copyright ones, such as Hummer, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet etc.
I came across this model at a local thrift store and from a distance thought it might be a higher end diecast model.  The looks of it are very nice, the trim work and wheels  well done and with a detailed interior.  No opening panels, but with spring suspension and operable lights both front and rear.  The kicker was that this model was only one dollar.

Thanks for looking....



From Chenghai, China via Jingwei Industrial Company, Limited (*) comes these two 1:24 scale 2012 Chevrolet Corvette C6Rs. They are  featherweight plastic bodied, no interiors, no opening parts, metal axles  and rear wheel driven by a geared, fast-turning (when pushed a few brisk times) metal flywheel arrangement. Both models were one dollar each from a local thrift store. The "Corvette Racing"-logoed rear wing model had an unrepairable drive gear missing two of its teeth, so its "engine" won't function.  The other "Sirius one will haul, assuming enough "revs" are provided. Due to their lightness, weights were installed internally to give them some substantial mass and heft. And because of their cheap price and their questionable quality, they were bought strictly for possible use as donor cars. But for now, I do like the flaired fenders and the graphics of these two.

(*) Jingwei Industrial Company, Limited specilizes in developing, producing and selling remote control cars, especially the copyright ones, such as Hummer, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet etc.
This explains precisely why these two models are the way they are.

Thanks for looking...

 







 

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Sunday, May 31, 2020 7:48 PM
they look like good bargains. I like to pull diecast models apart and detail them up like a normal kit.

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our privacy policy