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Saturday, February 28th 2009, 9:42pm

Mercedes Benz 500K Cabriolet

Here are shots of Wrebbit's Mercedes 500K cabriole. It is in need of some serious restoration. You may be able to see the windows and part of the transmission wedged down below the front seat in one photo. The windscreens are also down there. The three -point star is long gone. This was a great model.

Wrebbit published it in 1999.I'm looking forward to giving this old model classic some TLC.

Cheers...John
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Saturday, February 28th 2009, 10:44pm

Hi John,

A very nice model with an extremely realistic texture!
How did you do the spoked wheels?

Cheers .... Wolfgang

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Sunday, March 1st 2009, 12:31am

Hi Wolfgang.

The model was quite remarkable in that the entire kit was packaged in a custom, strong cardboard box. A comprehensive assembly book, and instructions to make forming jigs to make to mould the panels for the hood, etc. along with a spool of twisted thread was provided. So to answer your question, the spokes were threaded with the string, back and forth from one side of the rim to the other to secure the hub.

I think the clock (below) and the car were the only two models made by Wrebbit that had this attention to detail and were strictly card models. All their other products were 3D puzzles. I picked up the puzzle kit of Cologne Cathedral a number of years ago. It's still in the box. Others in the collection include Neuschwanstein Castle, Tower Bridge, A Medieval Castle, individual houses, etc.

I don't think many of the architectural models are still made. But this car was really special. I should have taken better care of it. Now, I will attempt to fix it up and make a box for it.

Cheers...John

P.S. Wolfgang, this car actually worked. It came with a long black elastic rope. You wound it up by pulling the car backwards across a flat surface. You can see the elastic rope in the photo of the underside of the car.
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Saturday, March 7th 2009, 9:55pm

Well, the car cleaned up reasonably well. I used a roll of metal foil tape used by heating contractors to cover seams in duct work to repair the fenders.

Wolfgang, you were asking about the spokes in the wheels. Here is a shot showing them.

This model was more involved than I remember. The steering wheel actually turns the front wheels.
In one photo you can see the spark plugs. This is a big engine block - a straight eight.
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Saturday, March 21st 2009, 8:34pm

Dear John,

many thanks for showing us the pictures of the Mercedes.
I am very happy that yesterday I have got the kit from an american ebay-seller for a moderate price. As far as I know, this kit was never sold in Germany.
By the way, do you know about a Construction Review about the mercedes? I Have been serching the web, and this was the only site I found: Here But part one and three are missing.

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... I think the clock (below) and the car were the only two models made by Wrebbit that had this attention to detail and were strictly card models. ...

That's not right. There were at least four Kits published under the title "built art collection".

- "The All Paper Camera" (Nostalgie Camera)
- "The Enchantet Carousell" (Nostalgie Carussell), see the Construction Review of "schlossherr": Here
- "The Medieval Clock" (Arhus Uhr), see my Construction Review: Here
and
- "Mercedes-Benz 500k"

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Saturday, March 21st 2009, 9:35pm

Hi Diether,

Thanks for posting the additional material. Actually, I think we both are right. The car and the clock were the only two published under the original name of the company; 'Wrebbit' out of Quebec, Canada. The publisher Wrebbit sold the company to The Irwin Toy Company which went bankrupt. The owner of Wrebbit bought company back but sold it to Hasbro a year later (The Irwin Toy Company went out of business also). So yes, the others were published by Hasbro as additions to 'Build Art Collection' series.

I remember the pinhole camera now.

Cheers...John

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Friday, March 27th 2009, 7:42pm

Hi John

the model looks well und fantastic. It give an impression of oldtime car building.

With the best regards

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Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 11:44pm

Mercedes Benz 500K Cabirolet

How do you make the model looking glossy?
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Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 11:54pm

Teja,

es sieht so aus, als wäre das Modell auf Glanzpapier gedruckt.

@John,

I'am really sad about your absence over the last months.

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Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:10pm

mercedes-benz 500k wrebbit

hallo freunde,

in ergänzung des von johns hier vorgestellten modells mercedes-benz 500k der fa. wrebbit, möchte ich gern ein paar weitere angaben zum bausatz machen. ich hatte das große glück, diesen bausatz über ein bekanntes auktionshaus von einem seller aus kansas zu ersteigern. dieser tage traf er bei mir ein.

* das modell ist im maßstab 1:10, der bausatz hat eine größe von
40cm* 36cm
* bestandteil neben den insgesamt 17 bögen ist eine ausführliche
bauanleitung in deutsch, englisch, französisch und spanisch inclusive
eines umfangreichen teileregisters
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Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:13pm

mercedes-benz 500k wrebbit

* mitgeliefert werden außerdem eine flasche leim sowie diverses
zubehör für speichen, lenkgestänge und fahrgestellverbindungen
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Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:17pm

* von den insgesamt 17 bögen sind 4 bögen mit einer stärke von 2mm
und 13 bögen in einer eine von ca. 1mm auf hochglanzpapier/karton
gedruckt.
* alle teile sind vorgestanzt
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Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:23pm

* die räder können in der einfachen form gefertigt werden. es besteht
auch die möglichkeit sie detailliert und mit speichen zu bauen.
* alle chromteile des modells sind aus papier mit silberfolie gefertigt.
* die vorderachse, motorhaube und kofferraumklappe können ebenfalls
beweglich dargestellt werden
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Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 10:34pm

insgesamt gesehen macht das modell einen sehr professionellen
eindruck, sauberer druck und sehr stabil. ein wirklich schöner "hingucker"

das gleiche modell aus holz wird derzeit in dem bekannten auktionshaus unter der artikelnummer 300511154185 angeboten, nur leider "ein paar" cent teurer ;-)))

beste(nsee`r ) grüße
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