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PostSubject: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 1:13 am

I'm calling this one finished but the end result was a tad disappointing. Primarily because of the poor chrome.

The chrome itself was OK but the mold lines on most parts were unacceptable, which meant stripping and re-doing with Alclad. However Alclad is soft and doesn't stand up to a lot of handling and the radiator was in and out like a yo-yo goes up and down.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 1:34 am

Still and all a nice job an a very pretty car
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 1:52 am

Unless one opts for a monster scale (and price) one from Pocher, this is as good as it gets.  It would be the best of both worlds if builders could use the Alclad on just the sanded off bold lines and imperfections.  To me this kit and your beautiful attn. to detail makes it way above 95% of ones I've seen built.  Big time thanx for sharing the experience with us!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 10:07 am

very nice build Al
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 11:11 am

Beautiful, Skid !!!
Nice work !!!
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 2:54 pm

Hi Al,

She is a STUNNER Sir, love the colour, sooooo deep...

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 3:32 pm

Great job, Al. Beautiful fit of all the body parts. The paint work is absolutely stunning. Fantastic work on an old kit.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 5:52 pm

Yeah it'll do i suppose ......




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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 6:08 pm

What a beauty, just superb. Al did you know that Alcad makes a clear sealer for their chrome that prevents it coming off while handing the painted parts?  Works and looks good. I saw it a seminar that Dave Fletcher gave a couple years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Fri 26 Jun 2015, 10:48 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Sat 27 Jun 2015, 6:12 pm

Thanks everyone. You lot keep and old geezer going.

Al did you know that Alcad makes a clear sealer for their chrome wrote:

Yes I did know Buck and I have some somewhere. However, when I tried it, it just turned the chrome to silver. Perhaps I did something wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Mon 29 Jun 2015, 5:18 am

That is a common complaint re the clear Al, which is why I've not used any of what I bought. I don't know of or seen an answer.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Mon 29 Jun 2015, 12:54 pm

Beautiful build sir
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Tue 30 Jun 2015, 6:08 am

Great work, Al, that colour & gloss are killer.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 8:35 am

Thanks guys.

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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Wed 01 Jul 2015, 10:18 am

That is lovely AL, colour is spot on for me. The attention to detail on these car models is staggering.
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PostSubject: Re: 1935 Mercedes-Benz 500K   Thu 02 Jul 2015, 12:15 pm

Beauty.
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