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Building the Revell Mercedes AMG GT #07028 1/24 scale

by Fabrice Marechal © 2017 Modeler Site

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When I received the Revell kit, I realized about its qualities but also about its weak points. And the main, is the way the vent grilles present in the front mudguards, the hood and especially on the front bumpers were represented; and the singular design of the front grille.

 


In fact, all these parts are made from solid plastic with grilles carved in relief, They are not realistic at all and very visible once the model is finished.

The second weak point is on the body panel lines which are almost imperceptible So, it’s necessary to make them again otherwise, they would be hidden when the first paint coats were applied.

Then, the wheels, although Revell have made their great efforts to offer more realistic wheels , there’s a lack of realism that still persist, probably due to the horrible chrome of doubtful effect.

 

 

Thus due to what was previously explained, I had to go ahead with minor improvements in order to lead this model to all its splendour.
 

I started to work on the body panel lines. I also would make the modifications in order that the vent grilles look more real. I drilled the hood and the front fenders to integrate the etched grilles cut from a generic fret used for that purpose.
 

Several days later, after starting to work on the model, I received a surprise when I saw in Facebook that Plamoz had presented as a news, the grille destined to the AMG GT, an aftermarket very necessary for this kit. Unfortunately, this news was still in a development stage and was not available yet. So, I decided to contact the manufacturer to find out if it would be possible to get a sample of the product with the aim of writing a tutorial. Less than 10 years after, a box containing the awaited grille and the metal transfers, was waiting for me in the mailbox.

I invite you to follow the images of this model construction, which was laborious, but with a worthwhile final result!


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