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Mercedes-Benz 300SL W198 with conversion to the “Blue Mauritius”


keramh

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hello,

When I looked through the pictures of the original vehicle, I noticed that I hadn't taken care of the additional headlights yet.

I naively assumed that I would find something suitable in my junk box.

When I had the measurements and pictures sent to me, I was a bit shocked.

They weren't just simple additional headlights, no, this 300 SL has Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.

Where can I get these diffusers or how can I build them myself?

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Then I got a tip: the IXO Volvo Amazon in 1:8 had such additional headlights....
I looked it up and sure enough, this kit had the parts I was looking for. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again for this TIP
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I wrote to IXO and waited.
Yesterday the doorbell rang and the postman handed me a bright orange envelope.
For a moment I thought you knew an envelope like that and it was from IXO Collections from France.
The contents: 2x the almost complete issue 1 of the Volvo 122S
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And here are some more pictures of the original Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.
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300SL166C.jpg.2426ad8fd7df9363fcd05b653a80c84f.jpg

I don't think you can imagine how relieved I am.

Especially since I received the Volvo components as a gift from IXO.

I expressed my concerns, sent a link to the construction report and described what I was going to do with their kit.

It seems that they are very happy with my plan and what I have done so far.....

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Then I couldn't hold back. The first parts had dried sufficiently and hardened.

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The tires were placed in 70° hot water for about 10 minutes and were easy to put on.

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Beforehand, I wanted to take away some of their shine and they had to spend a few kilometers on the sandpaper highway.

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It doesn't have to be much, but the parts clearly lose their toy character

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I just love this Bavarian Blue.

 

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5 hours ago, keramh said:

hello,

When I looked through the pictures of the original vehicle, I noticed that I hadn't taken care of the additional headlights yet.

I naively assumed that I would find something suitable in my junk box.

When I had the measurements and pictures sent to me, I was a bit shocked.

They weren't just simple additional headlights, no, this 300 SL has Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.

Where can I get these diffusers or how can I build them myself?

300SL166A.thumb.jpg.154113ca14f30564c64a572292579a8e.jpg

300SL166B.jpg.4a32b7a4ce5a958807425ba2b22ed4fd.jpg

Then I got a tip: the IXO Volvo Amazon in 1:8 had such additional headlights....
I looked it up and sure enough, this kit had the parts I was looking for. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again for this TIP
VolvoFog.thumb.jpg.014588150671464d8cf448120f6fd638.jpg
I wrote to IXO and waited.
Yesterday the doorbell rang and the postman handed me a bright orange envelope.
For a moment I thought you knew an envelope like that and it was from IXO Collections from France.
The contents: 2x the almost complete issue 1 of the Volvo 122S
300SL167.thumb.jpg.5850e27dd0e3f1d7ded99ff5659662d8.jpg
300SL168.jpg.fd9bd4cab77290dff5584ffa297b9ce7.jpg
300SL169.jpg.ce38e87d1aa3f64f0400c402e559ad45.jpg
300SL170.thumb.jpg.4c8241a5c55801cefa9ee9bafd769a7c.jpg
And here are some more pictures of the original Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.
300SL166D.jpg.8ccbddff285e69537eb10718426ce29f.jpg
300SL166C.jpg.2426ad8fd7df9363fcd05b653a80c84f.jpg

I don't think you can imagine how relieved I am.

Especially since I received the Volvo components as a gift from IXO.

I expressed my concerns, sent a link to the construction report and described what I was going to do with their kit.

It seems that they are very happy with my plan and what I have done so far.....

IXO client service is very helpful ......and the most important: they respond directly!

 

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13 hours ago, keramh said:

hello,

When I looked through the pictures of the original vehicle, I noticed that I hadn't taken care of the additional headlights yet.

I naively assumed that I would find something suitable in my junk box.

When I had the measurements and pictures sent to me, I was a bit shocked.

They weren't just simple additional headlights, no, this 300 SL has Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.

Where can I get these diffusers or how can I build them myself?

300SL166A.thumb.jpg.154113ca14f30564c64a572292579a8e.jpg

300SL166B.jpg.4a32b7a4ce5a958807425ba2b22ed4fd.jpg

Then I got a tip: the IXO Volvo Amazon in 1:8 had such additional headlights....
I looked it up and sure enough, this kit had the parts I was looking for. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU again for this TIP
VolvoFog.thumb.jpg.014588150671464d8cf448120f6fd638.jpg
I wrote to IXO and waited.
Yesterday the doorbell rang and the postman handed me a bright orange envelope.
For a moment I thought you knew an envelope like that and it was from IXO Collections from France.
The contents: 2x the almost complete issue 1 of the Volvo 122S
300SL167.thumb.jpg.5850e27dd0e3f1d7ded99ff5659662d8.jpg
300SL168.jpg.fd9bd4cab77290dff5584ffa297b9ce7.jpg
300SL169.jpg.ce38e87d1aa3f64f0400c402e559ad45.jpg
300SL170.thumb.jpg.4c8241a5c55801cefa9ee9bafd769a7c.jpg
And here are some more pictures of the original Marchal Fantastic Fog Lights.
300SL166D.jpg.8ccbddff285e69537eb10718426ce29f.jpg
300SL166C.jpg.2426ad8fd7df9363fcd05b653a80c84f.jpg

I don't think you can imagine how relieved I am.

Especially since I received the Volvo components as a gift from IXO.

I expressed my concerns, sent a link to the construction report and described what I was going to do with their kit.

It seems that they are very happy with my plan and what I have done so far.....

That is awesome!  Are you going to recreate the peak on top of the lamp housing?

(careful with the chrome. It tarnishes easily with fingertips)

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6 hours ago, Katz said:

That is awesome!  Are you going to recreate the peak on top of the lamp housing?

(careful with the chrome. It tarnishes easily with fingertips)

Hello,

the tip is very weak and only easily visible, I don't think I'll touch it again.

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I think I wouldn't make this small part any better and then the whole headlight would suffer.

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Addendum to yesterday's wheels, the valves.

The ones from the kit had to be removed to paint the rims.

In themselves, they are not badly made, but some were so firmly glued to the rims that they broke when they were dismantled.

But somehow I also wanted to see threads and a screw connection on the rim, so I built a new one with a 1 mm stud.

This was shortened to 3 mm and dipped in black paint, and the valve cap was ready.

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The whole thing times 5

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And now the studs can be glued into the hole in the rim.

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Then do that again times 5 and the wheels for the first aluminum wing are ready.

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hello,

today a letter came from Russia (via Latvia) and the contents, I am simply speechless and I am sharing the pictures with you here.

First I will show you the etched parts and then the direct comparison with the kit stickers.

Let's start with the star and lettering on the tailgate.

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The emblem on the front was a bit too big in the kit. The new etched part (already colored) is 7 mm in diameter.

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The lettering on the dashboard and the Mercedes Benz lettering on the left side of the vehicle.

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And since I am building two models, all etched parts times two.

(The Mercedes Benz lettering is of course only needed once per model.

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So I am super happy and can only recommend the work, the quality and the price of Alex (AGD Models).

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7 hours ago, keramh said:

hello,

today a letter came from Russia (via Latvia) and the contents, I am simply speechless and I am sharing the pictures with you here.

First I will show you the etched parts and then the direct comparison with the kit stickers.

Let's start with the star and lettering on the tailgate.

300SL179.jpg.3f4293bdfa4782a3f4bddbb7d0677371.jpg

300SL180.thumb.jpg.476ceef10a2629131644baa1d2f640bf.jpg

The emblem on the front was a bit too big in the kit. The new etched part (already colored) is 7 mm in diameter.

300SL181.jpg.673db29ddfd6dfee767741cc341110e5.jpg

300SL182.jpg.89e604b9ee3c5240309aaa61e3dd3a83.jpg

The lettering on the dashboard and the Mercedes Benz lettering on the left side of the vehicle.

300SL183.jpg.22ce74200f617028813c9530b92eab31.jpg

300SL184.jpg.a76dc95a95c0dca6426bee1d1ac25ba9.jpg

300SL185.jpg.be73a85bd7b9dc7a263cfd6b0976eb47.jpg

And since I am building two models, all etched parts times two.

(The Mercedes Benz lettering is of course only needed once per model.

300SL186.jpg.5509c461bf32c74e13c08cee8c9bed09.jpg

So I am super happy and can only recommend the work, the quality and the price of Alex (AGD Models).

I too ordered a set and they are on the way. Excited to see them on the model!  What are you using as adhesive?

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Either superglue, clear varnish or I want to try something new.

I've heard of MIG Super Glue, an acrylic glue.

It's supposed to dry clear and not emit any gases, it's water-based.

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