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    1. Kit: , by (Active Member) hmaia is offline
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      Hello everybody,
      I am starting the K91 build and doing all the prep work for assembly. I just saw CTDavies' post on the K74 and there are lots o grat ideas there. I am doing now all the sanding Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz , part fitting, filling holes (plastic shrinkage) etc. I have built a 1931 Alfa Romeo 2300C Monza and want to really give the Merc my best. I am having a problem with paint choice. My original idea was to use Tamiya Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz lacquer Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz spray paint (TS83 for the body) but you can't find Tamiya Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz primer Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz anywhere. A local hobby shop has been trying to get it for the last 2 months and have no idea if they are going to get it.
      I read about the use of automotive paints and primers. I would like to use rattle cans do this painting job. I am thinking of metallic Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz silver and would like to get the "liquid metal" look of the CLK GTR.
      My dilemma is what type of paint and primer Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz to use.
      I would greatly appreciate any suggestions and tips for this paint job.
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  1. 3.Star's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    Hi Hermilio,

    hating to be the Mercedes guy. Only the Convertibles,Innenlenker and Autobahnkuriers had had wood furnishing on the dash Owners choice went between olive tree Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz , maple leaf and bird's eye mirror for instance. Roadsters and Spezial Roadsters had leather covered dashes, was more sporty. But it is your build, do it the way you want to do.
    Fine job so far and anyway.


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    Excellent information, Michael! I didn't know that.
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    Hi Michael,
    That is why I love Scalemotorcars. You learn something new everyday, and I am the kind of guy who thinks a day when you don't learn a new thing is a wasted one. This is excellent info, I will cut down the amount of work I would have to do, and keeps the model truer. I welcome and appreciate your knowledge and input, please feel free to set me straight anytime I wander. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.Star View Post
    Hi Hermilio,

    hating to be the Mercedes guy. Only the Convertibles,Innenlenker and Autobahnkuriers had had wood furnishing on the dash Owners choice went between olive tree Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz , maple leaf and bird's eye mirror for instance. Roadsters and Spezial Roadsters had leather covered dashes, was more sporty. But it is your build, do it the way you want to do.
    Fine job so far and anyway.


    Cheers
    Michael
    This is from one of the Autobahnkuriers you mentioned.



    This is from the 1936 540K Spezial coupe that just sold at auction for several million.



    I'm working on a Jo-Han kit of the 1935 500K Spezial coupe given to Carraciola, which has zero photography available of the interior, and only 3-4 exterior shots in existence. Do you think the dash would be all wood like the Autobahnkurier or like the 540K coupe? Or a wood top and leather face like the 500K Spezial Roadster?

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    Broke my first screw today. I was test fitting the windshield frame to the body, and after enlarging the two holes, I threaded the screws in, removed them and then installed the frame. One of the screws went fine, the other was a little heavier but went all the way in. As i checked the fit I heard a pop. Well, needle nose pliers and some twisting later I realized it wasn't going to come out. I got a piece of brass wire, sharpened the tip, and placed it on top of the screw. Then using a soldering iron, I applied some heat to the brass wire and the screw came out easily. No damage to the body. From now on, I'll use the method suggested by Paul Koo, apply heat to the screw until it sets in place. I used it in some of the engine screws and it worked well. I am pretty sure someone else has used this method, but I put it here as a refresher.
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    Don't have much information about Carraciola's Coupe. Was him given as a gift by Mercedes-Benz so he didn't had any influence to match his own car. AFAIK the dash of this car was completely wood furnished like the other Coupes. By the way, no one of the Sindelfingen Spezial Roadsters left the factory with any wood on the dash or doors. Cars equipped with these features are kind of over-restorated. Some sources tell, that Carraciola's car was oak-furnished (the oak was a very traditional tree Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz in German History and the leading pack in those times had a strange afficiancy to the tradition). Door upholstery was done in leather with a leading trim in wood on top. Colour of leather is told from tan to brown.
    Got the information about the Mercedes-Benz Heritage Trust. As they say, all further dates had been destroyed during WW IICheers

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    Well Hermilio,

    when using the pocher supplied screws, you have to turn them down in solid styrene Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz . Breaking two or three of them, will tell you many strenght is needed to break them, and to tear them loose and to fix them by the melting method, or to widen the hole, the screw is supposed to be. For my humble opinion, I am replacing the screws by using scale hardware, or using glue and scale dummies, which much more replicate the real thing.

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    Hello Michael,
    I will be using glue on the doors. I wouldn't risk using the melting method there; a screw tip sticking through the front panel wouldn't improve my build. I've seen several finished builds where the screw heads show up over the door upholstery and I don't like it. I think using screw dummies and glue is a good idea.
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    Hi Hermilio,
    we haven't heard from you for a while, so I hope you're doing ok. I finally got around to mailing you your parts, hopefully you'll have them soon. Keep us posted on your excellent Pocher build. Chris
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    Gents, to replicate burr wood veneer I have successfully used old briar pipes and sliced the wood from them to make scale dashboards. It is laborious but looks good right down to 1/24th scale. In 1/8th scale you could use a wood called lacewood in its burr form as a bought in veneer from a specialist veneer/marquetry company. It is more densely burled than ordinary burr veneer so works better in models.

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    Hi you'all,


    I have missed you but got sidetracked by work. I teach math at a community college, and spring term came in and I had almost 80 students. Got very busy very quickly! There is a chance I'll be going abroad at the end of the term, and if it doesn't happen I'll be back on the saddle. I have everything in the back burner until I have a break. I want to finish that model, since my wife wants to get me another one, can you believe it? After seeing all the discussion and some of the samples of scratch built Building the 1934 540K Mercedes Benz works of art here, I think I will give it a lot of consideration. Pocher kits are going for far more than you pay for a miniature milling machine, and the basic tools seem to be inexpensive.
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    Hi there,

    I am back to my build. I have been teaching every term, and with family and other things, my build was put in the back burner. I am getting started on the upholstery. I had some work done, but I am reconsidering if that would be the best approach.
    I am having a look at Jeffrey's tutorials to help me decide the best way to tackle this part of the build.
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    Well, I have found that upholstery is s bear. This is my first attempt to upholster a model. I am not very happy with the results, but learned quite a bit.
    I am going to build the left side, taking care to blend the edges of the balsa wood strips more accurately and then cover with vinyl before I start assembling the seat I found that removing the cloth backing of the vinyl, which is very easy, makes for better coverage of the strips. If the results are more satisfactory, I will redo the right side. But here are some pictures and I would really welcome your input. I did take some liberty in the way the seat is put together, but if I decide to redo, I believe I found a way to be more faithful to the original.
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    Hermilo,
    Just a couple of thoughts. When working with the vinyl do you warm it up first? If you warm it that will make it a little more pliable.

    Another thought is to visit the local thrift store and purchase ladies dress gloves that are made of goat skin which is the thinest and most subtle leather to work with in scale. Check out my Model T build for a sequence on it.

    Keep up the great work!

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    Hi Hermilio,

    looking real good, will watch it further on. Good job.


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