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Jack Aaronfeld
Jack Aaronfeld

Mercedes 300SL


32 13 December 2023, 07:45
John E
13 December 2023, 16:09
13 December 2023, 16:24
István Szücs
Great color combo, excellent!
13 December 2023, 19:00
Robert Podkoński
I wholly agree with everyone above - congrats!
13 December 2023, 19:02
Very clean build.
13 December 2023, 19:56
Jack Aaronfeld
Thanks guys, I think it turned out pretty well. Not the exact shade of blue I was after but it was pretty close
13 December 2023, 22:13
Martin Oostrom
A stunning colour for that car. Top job
14 December 2023, 05:29
Christian W
This color looks strange on the car. But it works. When you see, how many colors were available for the 300SL then this is a welcome change. I'm a big fan of unusual colors. The built is flawless. The red interior looks crazy with this color. But good. It fits somehow.

I painted my Revell 300 SL blue too. There was a discussion on the point that this color "is not realistic". Jajaja. Keep you informed before you telling bullsh. Of course there was blue: 12 shades of blue (9 uni , 3 metallic). At the end of production, Mercedes offered 46 different colors! Most people know the SL in silver maybe black and ivory too, some in red. But those were just a hand full of so called "basic colors". The standard color was silver and at the end 1 of 3 were silver. Of all the production cars 166 had a special ordered color. And based on thet number, half of them had any kind of blue.

Sorry for off topic.
14 December 2023, 05:35
Jack Aaronfeld
Thanks for the comment Christian, the colour was inspired by a real 300SL I came across whilst looking for examples - it's cyan so slightly lighter than mine but it was spec'd the same way with the red interior and the invory on the steering wheel and shifter. I can't recall if it was painted in that colour from the factory or if it was custom, but there is a writeup on it somewhere.
I really wanted to avoid painting it in silver because it's been done a million times and I wanted something unique
14 December 2023, 07:41
Dominik Weitzer
somethin unique - perfect in my opinion! I like more extra colors than "boring-every-paining-stuff" a la red Ferrari or in this case silver Gullwing.
well done!
14 December 2023, 10:45

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