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1/24 Mercedes Benz 300SL

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£43.20

Gull-Winging its way into hearts across the world!
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a piece of automobile legend, the famed German maker’s super sports car with gull wings that once were seen, were never forgotten. It was a 1954 release, and drew largely upon a successful racing prototype from 2 years earlier, inheriting the inner mechanics of a race car and THAT sublime silhouette.

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Gull-Winging its way into hearts across the world!

The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a piece of automobile legend, the famed German maker’s super sports car with gull wings that once were seen, were never forgotten. It was a 1954 release, and drew largely upon a successful racing prototype from 2 years earlier, inheriting the inner mechanics of a race car and THAT sublime silhouette. What could the world do but embrace such a thing of beauty? In fact, the gull wings were not only an aesthetic masterstroke, they were born of necessity: the 300 SL’s state-of-the-art tubular space frame made the use of “regular” side-opening doors somewhat impractical. The body had in fact received a few minor tweaks from the original prototype, resulting in a more elegant road-going sports car-esque appearance. Power was provided by an inline-6 engine that featured direct injection technology (a world first) that generated 215hp and a considerable amount of speed. Naturally, fans across the world clamored (and still do) to get their hands on the 300 SL.

About the Model:

★This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL.
★Length: 188mm, Width: 75mm, Height: 53mm.
★The complex tubular space frame is given a breathtaking rendition in 1/24 scale. It is constructed in the same way as that of the actual car.
★The sporty yet elegant form of the body is captured magnificently.
★Gull wing doors are moving, and can be left in open position.
★The engine hood also opens, to reveal the realistic recreation of the 300 SL’s inline-6 engine.
★Nylon mesh is included to recreate the front intakes.
★Metal transfers are provided to depict mirror surfaces and logos.
★Features realistic synthetic rubber tires.
★Take some time to drink in the excellent accuracy in the recreation of the elegant 300 SL form.  
★The car’s iconic gull wing doors are opening, as is the engine hood. Stay parts are included to prop them open.  
★The model authentically captures the inline-6 engine at its distinctive cant used to achieve the low-nose form.
★Metal transfers are used to recreate logos such as the Mercedes-Benz emblem, giving a high-quality finish.  
★Nylon mesh is included in the kit to enable realistic depiction of the air intakes inside the front grille.  
★Separate parts are used to recreate the fender air outlets, metal plated parts providing the finishing touch.
★The tubular space frame was cutting edge, used widely among racing cars at the time. It is breathtakingly recreated.  
★The model gives a real understanding of the 300 SL layout including engine, prop shaft and gas tank.  
★Clear under guard parts are included. Leave them unpainted to appreciate the frame, even after completion.
★Don’t forget the interior, which offers a great level of detail including instrumentation depicted with decals.  
★Bucket seats really emphasize the sporty nature of the 300 SL, which has its roots in a prototype racing car.  
★Bumper parts are included to recreate U.S. or European spec 300 SL models. (Image: U.S. spec)

Tamiya Color Paints for painting the 1/24 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Tamiya Spray Colors:

TS-7 Racing White
TS-17 Gloss Aluminum
TS-8 Italian Red 
AS-2 Light Gray

Tamiya Acrylic Colors:

X-1 Black 
X-27 Clear Red 
X-2 White 
X-34 Metallic Brown 
X-7 Red 
XF-1 Flat Black
X-10 Gun Metal 
XF-7 Flat Red
X-11 Chrome Silver 
XF-9 Hull Red 
X-14 Sky Blue 
XF-16 Flat Aluminum 
X-18 Semi Gloss Black
XF-55 Deck Tan 
X-26 Clear Orange 
XF-56 Metallic Grey 
 
Model assembly kit – glue and paint required – available seperately

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