The Duke Finishes Two in August

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The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby Duke Maddog » Sat Aug 29, 2020 3:13 pm

Well, despite a lot of issues and setbacks, I did manage to finish a couple more models.


These are the ACE 1/72 scale Mercedes touring cars from the 1930's. As such, they are about two and a half inches long plus or minus in this scale. The camera catches every issue, mistake and poor paint work that I did on these, making these crap compared to real car builders on these boards. That being said, they do look good from three feet away and I am thrilled... yes Thrilled! to have these done and on the shelf!



Okay, enough talk... here they are:


This first one is the Mercedes Type 770K (W-150) Grosser cabriolet F touring car. This one was done as the Mirbach private gallery as restored in the 1990's. I did that because I like the green:


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I like the dashboard they give you in this kit:


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The next one is the Mercedes Type 770K (W-150) Grosser Tourenwagen (unarmored). I did this as the car used by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands in May 1945. That was mostly because I liked all the markings on this car:


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And that is all for now. I wanted to finish more but things have been even more difficult for me than usual lately. Besides, I've been dealing with a ton of seams and other issues on my large aircraft that have slowed me down. You'll be able to see them in my other Thread.


Meanwhile, thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby Stikpusher » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:06 pm

:shoutout: Very nice work! I’m really surprised to see the one is Allied markings. Nice job on a change up there.
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby midnightprowler » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:51 am

Very nice. would love to see these in 1/25. What happened with the second pic? It went blue.
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby LyleW » Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:55 am

Mark, it is amazing. The variety and number is incredible. That, and they look great!
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby BlackSheep214 » Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:09 am

Wait,,, 2 1/2 inches long? Wow! Not for me but you pulled it off nicely! Well done, Mark! :shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby Duke Maddog » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:48 pm

Wow, thanks guys! Such great comments and compliments!

Carlos, it was a surprise to me too. That's why I just had to do it in Prince Bernhard's markings. That and they look so cool on this car!

Thanks MP! Not sure about 1/25, but I do believe a version of these was done in 1/35th by Roden. As for the blue, not sure why that happened.

Thanks Lyle! I do like changing things up a bit now and then.

Thanks Blacksheep! Glad you like them and yeah, they are quite small. Still, I like them that way.
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby mustang1989 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:56 am

Man....how do these great builds slip by me?? Can't say enough good about these teeny and cool cars you built here Mark. Fantastic job brother!!!
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby Stikpusher » Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:03 am

Joe, you should try building one of those with all your add ons... :whistle:




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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby Duke Maddog » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:46 pm

Joe, thanks! I'm surprised to see this resurrected. I appreciate the compliments very much!

Feel free to look for more; I've finished a few since these were done.
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Re: The Duke Finishes Two in August

Postby KSaarni » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:16 pm

Great cars Duke!

And to see US Army markings on a Mercedes Benz, just looks so odd but so cool at the same time! :shoutout: :shoutout: :shoutout:

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