WU 12 aug mercedes G3a

Joined: 4:44 PM - Dec 18, 2015

7:01 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #1

Driving on with the mac kit, from the box except replaced the bed's side boards with thinner stuff. Also the fender markers gearshift and mirror stand   are .012 copper. The rear cover bows are brass..maybe .032, looking at them they should have been thinner. 20180810_235500~2.jpg
Also started this guy last night. Love me some Ace.
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Joined: 9:41 AM - Feb 27, 2005

7:31 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #2

Nice work John.
Cheers,
Mark
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Joined: 2:54 AM - Jan 16, 2006

3:55 AM - Aug 13, 2018 #3

Interesting.
I like the Merc  G3a, it's looking good. Using the copper and brass wire looks so much better than out of round styrene, good stuff.
Cheers Tim
Tim James
aka TJ
Styrene Manipulator.
Lover of heavy metal armour and shiny fast muscle cars.
"Slow progress is better than no progress"
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Joined: 6:49 PM - Jul 01, 2009

10:32 AM - Aug 13, 2018 #4

Hello John,

I really like the Mercedes and what you have done to enhance it, very nice looking model.  I have made the ACE Kfz 17, it is a nice kit.  It is also one of their older ones and it will require a bit of cleaning up, if my memory serves me well I think that I ended up using brass rod to fix the wheels in place as the suspension is a little fiddly.  Look forward to seeing your progress on both models.

All the best,

Paul
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Joined: 7:06 PM - May 13, 2014

12:36 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #5

Looks fabulous so far!
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Joined: 4:44 PM - Dec 18, 2015

4:56 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #6

Thanks guys for the comments, the mac kit is not bad at all, if i ever get a new paypal account, i'm going to get more of thier pre war trucks.
@Paul, u have shown your radio truck, it was very nice, and brass axles are my default fix for getting the proper stance on these kits.
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Joined: 6:49 PM - Jul 01, 2009

7:05 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #7

Hello John,

I guessed you had already seen my Kfz 17 so I didn't bother to post it again.  I think that the brass rod fix is really the only way to get the wheels to sit right without tearing your hair out.

All the best,

Paul
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Joined: 10:28 AM - Apr 10, 2018

7:12 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #8

A very nice beginning, John.  I have one of these sitting in my to do cupboard. (It's a room really. My collection outgrew the cupboard years ago).  I'll be watching the build with interest and also the kfz17.  I also tend to reach for the brass rod when building anything wheeled from Ace. 
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