I wanted to be part of the first MOTM and I was going to build the first car I ever owned at 15 yrs old, a 1954 Ford Victoria, them I decided I wanted to do something different for the first contest so I am building this R of G Mercedes. I have been wanting to build it anyway. In 1955 Mercedes built a racing version that Stirling Moss won the 1000 mile Mille Miglia with and I have that model as well but I thought this street version was a better for this. It is the same as the racing version [except the racing version was open and this is a coupe] with the same engine and at the time was the fastest car licensed for the street. It topped out at 200 MPH. Only two of these cars were ever built. This kit has opening gull wing doors and tons of detail. A really gorgeous inline eight engine that I've done a lot of research on. I'm going to put these three piece Boranni wire wheels on it. I have to finish my roadster before I can start this but if I have any trouble with the roadster I will put it in the box so I can get this one finished on time.
I'm not going to finish this in time. Painted it five times so far and every time went south. More to the this model than I thought also. Grandson came to visit for two weeks and he is retarded and needs attention. Wife has been sick all month. Just too many things going on and I'm not going to make it for the contest. I will finish it though. I'm going to finish my roadster then this one. Have to find out why I can't get a decent paint job. Comes out dull every time. I sand it with 5000 grit every coat and still dull. Go figure. Very sorry folks.
"Be What You Is And Not What You Ain't,'Cause If You ain't what you is, Then you is what you ain't."