Building the Tamiya Mercedes-AMG GT3 #24345 1/24 scale

by Patrick Sedney © Modeler Site

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Once again, Tamiya delights us with the flawless engineering quality of their scale model, the Mercedes-AMG GT3, which was launched in 2017... or was it? In this tutorial, we will explore the pros and cons of this remarkable replica of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle, created in collaboration with their performance brand, AMG, for various FIA GT3 championships. Customizing it for the 2019 GT World Challenge America Crowdstrike team.


The kit

Back in 2017, Tamiya launched this great kit of the Mercedes-AMG GT3. It’s a curbside model, meaning that neither the engine is detailed nor the doors are workable. The only access to the interiors is the view through the transparent parts.

Thus, we have a perfect opportunity to do as best as we can with the body so it’s as eye-catching as it can be.

There’s not much content in the box. We have the instructions manual, three sprues with mechanical and body parts, a small chrome parts sprue and the usual clear parts sprue.

With 132 parts, it is neither a very extensive model nor a concise one, which will ensure countless hours of entertainment.

At a first glance, there is no flashing, as usual with this manufacturer, but we must pay attention with the mold lines anyway, as that’s inevitable in the manufacturing process.



Customizing the Tamiya kit

Tamiya has launched, as some other civil model vehicles manufacturers, some competition models that the different car manufacturers have for sale for clients who want to be part of any of the championships held by the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile). In this case, this Mercedes-AMG GT3 is manufactured to be part of the different GT3 championships worldwide.


These manufacturers are starting to sell these kits with generic liveries. Those liveries usually are the ones the car manufacturers present their vehicles to their customers with. Sometimes, they are used as a base for the liveries for certain teams, but others just make their own designs, from the ground up, which result in really attractive cars.


Therefore, out of all the appealing designs available, the chosen livery for our model is the #04 design from Team Crowdstrike in the 2019 GT World Challenge America. This particular design is colourful and eye-catching, presenting several challenges that will be addressed in this tutorial.


There are numerous aftermarket manufacturers that produce and sell decal sets featuring various liveries from different teams and races across multiple championships. Unfortunately, there isn't a manufacturer that offers the specific livery you've chosen. In such cases, the only option is to create our own custom decal set for the model.

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