Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

AdamYip
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Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby AdamYip » Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:24 pm

I've got 2 Maxichamps Mercedes 350SL's, one in gold and one in light blue metallic. However, they didn't paint the front and rear light inserts in silver so the lens appeared in the body colour of the car. I've set out to put some bare metal foil onto the inserts and they looked a lot better. Guess there is some compromise for the cheaper Maxichamps. Will post the photos of the light blue metallic later when I finish the conversion.

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Adam

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dcast
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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby dcast » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:26 am

Nice modification. Good to know there might be that kind of detail missing. Checked my Maxichamps models (Kadett C, 205 GTI and Merc W124) for the headlights but they seem to be ok, no body colour visible there.

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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby AdamYip » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:08 am

The light blue one has completed conversion and below are the photos. It would look better if they go for a lighter shade of blue called Diamond Blue,

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Adam

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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby grinbergs » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:36 am

Very stylish, classic Mercedes. Wouldn't mind having one of these myself.

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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby superbird77 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:48 am

Beautiful car, I prefer it in a blue version. Also, great work with the headlights!
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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby DeadCanDanceR » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:23 am

Nice! I also prefer the blue version. :)
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Re: Mercedes 350SL by Maxichamps

Postby Jager » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:46 am

DeadCanDanceR wrote:Nice! I also prefer the blue version. :)


In real life I seem to remember most of these I saw where white or silver. I wondered why Maxichamps didn't do these colours, but after a quick google search it seems they were both done as part of the original Minichamps releases.
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