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Friday, November 29th 2013, 8:58pm

Wrebbit Mercedes-Benz 1935 500K Roadster 1:10 [FERTIG]

Hi All,

Decided to do something different for my next model.

It's the Wrebbit 1935 Mercedes 500K Roadster. Kit comes with 18 sheets of different thickness cardboard, pre-cut, 553 parts, instruction book and a plastic bag of string, dowels and other small pieces.

Printing looks excellent with many chrome pieces and all in a glossy finish.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:01pm

The first part finished.

Next up is the engine.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:13pm

Part 2 - The Engine

Here are some photos of the the engine being built. The black rope is an elastic rope that will be attached to the rear wheels to make the finished car self propelled. I'm including it but may detach it once the car is finished.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:17pm

Some more photos of the engine.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:19pm

The engine installed.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:29pm

Part 3 - Transmission and Suspension

This section includes the drive mechanism built with elastic rope. Don't know if this is going to work too good until I get some of the tires on the model. Testing the system by hand to put tension on the rope works, but when the wood dowel is released the return rotations are pretty iffy.

Use of oil not recommended on a paper model. :rolleyes:

Only problem so far is that sometimes the glue bond between the parts does not hold. I scuff up the glossy print on both parts to glue but maybe it needs more of a roughing up.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:33pm

Part 4 - Exhaust and Steering System

On to the next part, the Exhaust system.

Not to difficult to build. Must say that this kit is very well designed and the graphics are great. Pieces need very little clean up once detached from the sheets.

The Steering System looks a lot more involved.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:38pm

Here is the steering part of the model.

Originally looked like it was going to be a lot more difficult than it actually was. The instruction book is excellent and I have not come across a section that needed extra explanation. Only complaint so far is that some of the wooden dowels were damaged. Also found one dowel was missing. Easy to replace since the diameter sizes are standard and easy to get in any Hobby shop.

Once installed and finished, I have been coloring the dowels black with a sharpie. Makes them look more realistic.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:40pm

And the final photos for the steering section.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:45pm

Part 5 - Wheels

Well, for the first time I came across a problem. The instructions tell you that there are two ways to build the wheels, simple and difficult (wire spokes). Decided to build the simple wheels first and then the wire spoke wheels.

WARNING if you are planning to build this kit: There are only parts to either build the simple wheels or the wire spoke wheels. Some of the parts are common to both so you can't build both sets of wheels.

Since I was already into building the simple wheels, decided to continue to build all six.

As luck will have it, I do have a second kit so I will build the wire spoke wheels while continuing the rest of the build.

Here are some more photos.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:53pm

Started building the wire spoke wheels. The first couple of photos are the various parts and the jig to help wrap the silver thread. Looked a lot more difficult than it was and I like the end product. So now I will also have a spare set of regular tires.

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Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:58pm

Part 6 - The Seats

Decided to finish off this part before doing the remaining wire wheels.

Only five parts involved, but the two front seats took some doing with all the folds and tabs. Difficult to get anything to clamp right.

Also some photos of the Roadster to date.

Next up are the rear wings.

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Sunday, December 1st 2013, 7:28pm

Part 7 - Rear Wings

Hi All,

Had a 4 day holiday weekend (Thanksgiving) so managed to get some more work in.

Finished the wire spoke wheels. the first photo is of the car with the wheels and hubcaps attached.

Next up is the rear wings. Although it looks simple from the instructions, they they require a bit of handling to get it right. Also noticed that when the inside liner was attached, it left the white back tabs showing. Had to color these as they could be seen when the wings were attached. First design error I've found.

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Sunday, December 1st 2013, 7:31pm

Here are some up to date photos of the Roadster.

Up next is the body.

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Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:09pm

Part 8 - Body

Another weekend and more building.

Managed to get more work in since Friday everything was closed due to the ice storm. Check out the separate post on the ice storm.

The body turned out to be more difficult than it looked like originally. The instructions called for assembling the main body parts together before glueing in the rear seat assembly. I decided to glue the rear seats to the main body part before assembling the rest. Also could not get the tab and slots on the main body to get a tight fit with the rear wings. A bit of a frustrating 2 days.

I'll let the photos speak for themselves. Not 100% happy with the outcome.

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Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:12pm

Photos of the completed body.

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Sunday, December 8th 2013, 10:18pm

The Roadster did have a bit of trouble this morning as shown by the last photo above. Some photos of the ice storm and visitors we had around the house today.

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Monday, December 9th 2013, 9:51am

Hi Fred,
you are aware that you are building one of the holy grails in cardmodelling? This kit is so hard to get...
And finally someone is showing it. I love this thread!

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Tuesday, December 10th 2013, 1:23am

Thanks, Jan.

The car has been fun to build until I got to the last posting of the body. I don't like the joint between the body and the rear fenders and may try to do some more pulling on the tabs to see if I can tighten the joint.

Next part up is the hood.

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 2:00am

Part 9-The Hood

Hi All,

Started this weekend on the hood. First up was the radiator. The part may look difficult but went together pretty easy. Only the rounded top needed some adjustment. I first tried to glue the tab of the top rounded but wasn't happy with the outcome. Instead, I glued the sides of the top to the front and back working my way to the tab then cut the tab off to the right length to form a butt joint with the side. Looks much better.

Make sure that the little wooden dowels fit in the holes of the frame, base plate and radiator before glueing. Use a marker to make them black. Use a reamer/round file to adjust the hole size if needed. Found that one needed enlarging.

Final part to attach was what will be the hinge for the hood. Part fits in the groove on both the radiator and engine wall.

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Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 2:04am

Next up was what looked on the instructions like a box with inserts. I was trying to figure out where this was to go on the car, then realized it was a jig with formers for the curvature of the top part of the hood. Pretty smart jig. One side of the hood on one former, then turn the jig upside down and do the other hood side.

Just put the glue on the outside and inside hood parts, press together while glue is still wet. Place in jig and add clamps to keep it in place. Let it sit and dry for 1 hour and remove. It works great. Flip the jig over and do the other hood.

Still have to attached the completed hood sides to the main center hinge.

Have already noticed when dry fitting that I'm going to have to do some adjustments to the body panel on both sides to get a smooth match with the tan part of the hood. Will use the printed border from the die cut part sheet. This should make a perfect match with the part.

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Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 5:36pm

Hello Fred!

I really like your craftmanship and sturdy work on this beautiful model!!
You make it look so easy :) and i know its not...
Very good entertainment to follow your build and study your pictures!!
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Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 11:14pm

Part 10-The Front Wings

Thanks Johnny, I'm finally getting near the end of this build. It has been fun most of the time.

Glued the two parts of the hood on to the main center hinge. It really is amazing how good the various parts of the model fit together. Give all credit to the designer.

After doing the rear wings, the front wings are easier since the building is basically the same. Insert the tabs and glue together.

Suggest dry fitting the wings before glueing so you can see where the tabs go. The center tab I finally glued to the top of the frame. Not sure if that is correct, but it was the best fit. The instructions are not to clear on that part. The wing covers were also easy to glue on once the wings were attached.

Should finish this section today and then only the bumpers, lights, doors and other small parts to finish off the model. Should have some more photos tomorrow.

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Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 11:16pm

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Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 2:22am

A few more photos from yesterday to finish of this part of the build. These engine exhaust pipes connect to the previously built exhaust system. The right angles fit in the tubes as connectors.

A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.

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Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:44am

With this model you have presented a marvolous example of the possibilities of Paper-models. I can't stop looking at the pictures!

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Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 7:56pm

Thanks, Rainer,

The designer of this model did a great job and the instructions book makes building this model fun. I'll include a picture of the instructions for the steering wheel on the next posting to show you.

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 2:21am

Part 11- Miscellaneous Parts

A Happy and Prosperous New Year to all.

Getting close to completing the Roadster. Photos here of the steering wheel, exhaust pipes, fenders and lights.

I've included some of the steering wheel parts, the color pens used for coloring the edges of the steering wheel and the finished wheel with the instruction page to show how detailed the instructions are.

The front and rear fender parts and finished fender. All are in glossy silver foil.

Last the parts (some assembled) for the headlights.

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Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 2:23am

Some photos of the Roadster so far.
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Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 2:26am

Finally, construction of the windscreen and doors.

I added an extra strip of silver foil to each side of the inside window to make it look more finished. Also the center part on the inside was originally white. I cut a similar shape from a piece of scrap silver foil. Thought this looked better than the white part provided in the kit.

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Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:22pm

Happy New Year everyone!

Well we finally reached the end of the road. The windscreen and doors are attached as well as the rear license plate and of course the Roadster would not be complete without the Mercedes Star.

Here are the photos.

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Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:48pm

The First Road Trip

Here are photos of the Roadster on its first trip outside. :)

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Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 11:53pm

Congratulation

Servus Fred,

You did a fantastic job! Thank you for sharing this building with us. The pictures of the finished car paying this card model well justice.

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Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 6:50am

Servus Fred,

I agree with Herbert, you did a fantastic Job and it's a really nice model!
I like the pictures from outside, you may think this car is a real one!

Cheers
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Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 10:52am

This is an astonishing Peace of work! Normaly my wife dosn't accept any Models in our House, Seeing your Car she Asked me if I Could Build it too. I had to admit that I am still years away from your standart, it is Realy marvolous, Belongs into a Museum!


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Friday, January 3rd 2014, 1:35am

Danke Herbert, Robert and Rainer for you kind comments.

I may not be quite finished with the Roadster. I'm looking into adding a little surprise if it works. If not, I'll close off the build as finished.

Rainer, I have only been building paper models for about a year and this was the first car. I've been building architectural projects up to now. The instruction book is 200 pages and makes it easy to follow with all the illustrations. I am sure you could also build this model.

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Monday, January 6th 2014, 4:22pm

Something Extra

Well, got around to adding something extra to the Roadster. If it was going anywhere it needed a gas station.

Looked around but needed the scale to be 1:10 and also keep it in the right time frame around 1930s. Only one that I could find that was workable was Papermau's Vintage Texaco Pumps. Even then, had to enlarge by 320%.

Couldn't take it out on the road because of the weather over the weekend but will try next weekend for some roadside photos.

Fred
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Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 2:29pm

Beautiful model and crafted with skill and care! Thanks for sharing! I have the kit here at home, and never would touch it (basically because I still have 27 unbuilt Pocher kits ;) ) but I always wondered how a finished kit would look like. It's just mind blowing!

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Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 2:03am

Thanks Mischa,

Have looked at those Pocher kits in the past on eBay and understand they are top of the line car kits. But then again, your Crawler (136-will build mine one day) and your upcoming LUT are out of this world. :D

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