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MiniArt: Typ 170V Cabriolet
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC


Another cabriolet version of this Mercedes Benz car is currently in the works at Mini-Art.

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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 10:01 PM UTC
Beautiful Artwork. Really like the colors and setting.
My favorite period from that century.

Robert Jan
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 10:49 PM UTC
looking forward to this and hoping the figures are included.

regards jason
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 04:07 PM UTC
Seems like the figures are included and yes, those must have been true beauties on the road enjoyed by a select few.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 08:59 PM UTC
Beautiful.
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 09:43 PM UTC
Did somebody try to create the chrome parts with chrome foil?
I wonder if the foil would be able to follow the fine detail lines on the grill.

I am aware that this version still has to come, but other variants of this Mercedes have been available for some time (like the delivery version)
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019 - 10:56 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Did somebody try to create the chrome parts with chrome foil?
I wonder if the foil would be able to follow the fine detail lines on the grill.

I am aware that this version still has to come, but other variants of this Mercedes have been available for some time (like the delivery version)



The "military" version has been around for some time
https://miniart-models.com/products/35107/


/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 01:19 AM UTC
One from Heller in 1/24

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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 04:59 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Did somebody try to create the chrome parts with chrome foil?
I wonder if the foil would be able to follow the fine detail lines on the grill.

I am aware that this version still has to come, but other variants of this Mercedes have been available for some time (like the delivery version)



The "military" version has been around for some time
https://miniart-models.com/products/35107/



/ Robin



Hi Robin,
Thanks, I know.
The question is: even has someone already tried to use chrome foil on the grill for one of the earlier released civil versions?
I don‘t have ever used chrome foil before so I have no clue about its limitations. The grill seems to be very fine etched material. Does it keep its appereance while using the foil?
Thanks for helping me anyway!
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 06:59 AM UTC
Trying to get foil in the individual ribs of that grille seems like a sure ticket to the lunatic asylum.

I would go for Alclad instead, at least for the grille. The frame around it could be possible with Bare Metal foil but then the chrome on the fram would be different from the chrome on the grille ...
I could be wrong ....

/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019 - 03:30 PM UTC
@ Paul.
Start thinking to use foil when you do 1/24 - 1/25 scale. Even then its a very labor intensive job to get that realistic shine. Bare Metal Foil is very nice material, but 1/35 is just to small. Sheet thickness is very visible, you can feel it with your fingers. Should be 10 times thinner.

2 Centen van mij, toen er nog Guldens waren

Robert Jan