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."
DeeCee: Looking at a late night, but the Camaro will be done by sun up !!
Apr 30, 2020 4:04:09 GMT -7
stitchdup: Is the sun up down your way yet mate?
Apr 30, 2020 14:39:03 GMT -7
DeeCee: Is now mate, i'll get pics before it rains i hope.
Apr 30, 2020 16:25:44 GMT -7
DeeCee: VOTING POLLS are up everybody..
May 1, 2020 17:09:50 GMT -7
aussiemodler: What is the admin teams thoughts on a diorama thread? Like build, tips and tricks, you know, somewhere to show off what you have done to make our cars look more realistic.
May 4, 2020 15:06:50 GMT -7
DeeCee: Hey Aussie, there is a dio thread "in the shop" and "on the road " section, but I could possible make it more visual if we need to.
May 4, 2020 17:46:10 GMT -7
aussiemodler: Eighth, in the open you eyes section. Cheers Dale.
May 4, 2020 20:12:21 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: I miss you guys... I miss the hobby... Keep at it you all, awesome website you have built here, YOU ALL ROCK...
May 5, 2020 11:34:38 GMT -7
mustang1989: Good to see you Tom. Miss you too pal. Hope you can get back to it soon...
May 5, 2020 13:25:13 GMT -7
stitchdup: Tom its really easy to pick up glue instead of a plectrum.... jus sayin lol
May 5, 2020 14:13:02 GMT -7
DeeCee: CONGRATULATIONS ON 3 MAGNIFICENT LOOKING BUILDS GUYS !!! Well done yet again everybody.
May 8, 2020 3:10:25 GMT -7
sharp: CONGRATS GUYS!!
May 8, 2020 18:12:25 GMT -7
lowlife: Congratulations to all this month's winners, great job guys !
May 11, 2020 5:31:48 GMT -7
DeeCee: 3 Month build off voting is up everyone... Thanks for your patience on this one, life does get in the way sometimes
May 13, 2020 4:49:37 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: Who is up for some Corona this weekend!! Gonna be drinking hard, putting some finishing touches on a few tracks, OH YEAH!! Stay safe every one!! Keep on sniffing that stuff!! Ha!
May 15, 2020 7:37:22 GMT -7
DeeCee: Corona's are a perfect beer, i just wish they didn't name a disease after it! Stay cool Tom, and see you back soon man..
May 16, 2020 4:01:56 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: You know it Dale, the way I look at it, lets have a Corona and tell ourselves its an antibody drink!! Ha!! Cheers!!
May 21, 2020 11:59:33 GMT -7
coyotecrunch: Dammit guys, now you gots me commenting on builds. You all are a bad influence, giving me the itch to bring back the bench! Ha!
May 21, 2020 12:30:32 GMT -7
DeeCee: You can't fight it Tom, almost time to return to the dark side..
May 22, 2020 4:38:09 GMT -7
stitchdup: Tom all your friends are doing it!!
May 25, 2020 5:39:24 GMT -7