Monday, June 25, 2018

Mercedes 300 SLR: complete (#8 for 2018)

This Revell kit is quite challenging. There is lots of scarf and flash, especially around ejector pins, with flaws sometimes larger than the part.

Flash on the chrome bits had been chromed so there was no way to take it off without having to paint or rechromed. And I could have spent a lot more time tidying up the various bits.

Doors close poorly, and the hood not at all. Fit of various components is a bit of a guessing game, and the locating pins and sockets are not very well defined.

Quite the family resemblance, although the engines are very different.

The Tamiya 300 SL remains the gold standard. Still this is an excellent addition to the '50s Mercedes shelf.

It will be interesting to see whether the SLS, which came in the same box, is as challenging.

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