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#51 Pablo

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 08:40 PM

For the driver, I simply drilled a hole in his neck and Super Glued in a piece of .032 brass rod.

Added body bulletproofing to the interior, punched a hole, snugged up a WalMart earring clutch, and Super Glued the works

 

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Driver paint by Bobby Page. I think he nailed it, don't you ?

 

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Posted 23 June 2016 - 09:29 PM

Mercedes SLR 300 build is done. The re-pop body wasn't a prize to begin with, but I did enjoy doing the best I could with it :)

I know it looks like the wheelwells are too big, but that's the way the body was designed.

If I had trimmed them to match the wheels, the trim lines would stick out like sore thumbs :sorry:

 

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Onward to the W25 Streamliner build :dance3:


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 06:08 AM

VERY NICE! :good: :good:


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Posted 24 June 2016 - 11:04 AM

Love the license plate number! :laugh2:


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 08:39 AM

Thanks, guys :)


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Posted 25 June 2016 - 09:48 PM

Next time, The driver will look so life like he will reach out and want to shake your hand. :laugh2:


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Posted 26 June 2016 - 06:18 AM

Will he have real hair too? :laugh2:  :laugh2:


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Posted 02 July 2016 - 10:15 PM

Only his hairdresser knows for sure, Bill :sarcastic_hand:

 

Track test # 2 results, did about 30 laps today and nothing new to report - it still runs and handles fine even with the actual 1955 style Mercedes Benz body. 

I found a quality body for it (not a "re-pop") at Betta in the UK. So I have a new 10 thou Lexan Mercedes Benz SLR 300 body on order:

 

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The original body can serve as a backup, or whatever. I also found some wicked looking Patto's decals for it in "Old German" font style:

 

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Posted 03 July 2016 - 06:11 AM

Russkit used to sell a similar font in black & white.


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Posted 03 July 2016 - 07:07 AM

Pattos has those, too, and he can print them in any color:

 

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 08:28 AM

Much better in every way:

 

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At first glance the driver looked too modern, but closer inspection reveals teardrop old style goggles and a period correct helmet

 

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What took me by surprise is the dimensions are all totally different than the re-pop.

Some re-thinking is in order...... :scratch_one-s_head:


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 02:59 PM

It's clear the Betta body isn't going to work for this car, so the original body stays.

 

It is now For Sale in the "Racer's Swap Shop" forum.


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Posted 18 July 2016 - 04:30 PM

Build another Merc. or did you run out of silver paint?

 

Not every Merc. is painted silver. :)


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Posted 20 July 2016 - 04:46 PM

Sold.

 

Bill, I'm already building a Mercedes Benz W25 Streamliner.

Plenty of Tamiya Acrylic Aluminum paint left :yu:

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