I just finished building the new Tamiya 1/24 scale Mercedes Benz 300SL gullwing kit.
This kit has been a work in progress for quite some time. I had to pause on the building of it because I was having a hard time finding paint to represent the rare original light green metallic colour. In the end I ended up mixing metallic british racing green with chrome metallic to achieve the right shade with metallic still in it.
This kit was a joy to build, It already comes with a ton of great detail, and clever ways of construction to make the car a showpiece. I went all out on adding extra details like wires and hoses to the engine bay. The kit even comes with the correct decals for detailing the engine bay components.
The interior is also nicely done, with decals for all the dash gauges and chrome dry transfers for the various Mercedes logo's. The doors and the bonnet are hinged and I've left them unglued so that they're functional.
All in all, I am very impressed with how nice a model this was. The kit was just released in 2014, and the dimensions, detail and fit are all outstanding! Another great piece for the display cabinet.
ciao for now -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.