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1/24 Sports Car Series No.338

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL
Item No: 24338
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Length: 188mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit. *Enlarged image

Gull-Winging its way into hearts across the world!
The Mercedes-Benz 300 SL is a piece of automobile legend, the famed German maker's super sports car with gull wings that once were seen, were never forgotten. It was a 1954 release, and drew largely upon a successful racing prototype from 2 years earlier, inheriting the inner mechanics of a race car and THAT sublime silhouette. What could the world do but embrace such a thing of beauty? In fact, the gull wings were not only an aesthetic masterstroke, they were born of necessity: the 300 SL's state-of-the-art tubular space frame made the use of "regular" side-opening doors somewhat impractical. The body had in fact received a few minor tweaks from the original prototype, resulting in a more elegant road-going sports car-esque appearance. Power was provided by an inline-6 engine that featured direct injection technology (a world first) that generated 215hp and a considerable amount of speed. Naturally, fans across the world clamored (and still do) to get their hands on the 300 SL.

About the Model
★This is a 1/24 scale plastic model assembly kit of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL. ★Length: 188mm, Width: 75mm, Height: 53mm. ★The complex tubular space frame is given a breathtaking rendition in 1/24 scale. It is constructed in the same way as that of the actual car. ★The sporty yet elegant form of the body is captured magnificently. ★Gull wing doors are moving, and can be left in open position. ★The engine hood also opens, to reveal the realistic recreation of the 300 SL's inline-6 engine. ★Nylon mesh is included to recreate the front intakes. ★Metal transfers are provided to depict mirror surfaces and logos.
★Features realistic synthetic rubber tires.


★Take some time to drink in the excellent accuracy in the recreation of the elegant 300 SL form.

★The car's iconic gull wing doors are opening, as is the engine hood. Stay parts are included to prop them open.

★The model authentically captures the inline-6 engine at its distinctive cant used to achieve the low-nose form.

★Metal transfers are used to recreate logos such as the Mercedes-Benz emblem, giving a high-quality finish.

★Nylon mesh is included in the kit to enable realistic depiction of the air intakes inside the front grille.

★Separate parts are used to recreate the fender air outlets, metal plated parts providing the finishing touch.

★The tubular space frame was cutting edge, used widely among racing cars at the time. It is breathtakingly recreated.

★The model gives a real understanding of the 300 SL layout including engine, prop shaft and gas tank.

★Clear under guard parts are included. Leave them unpainted to appreciate the frame, even after completion.

★Don't forget the interior, which offers a great level of detail including instrumentation depicted with decals.

★Bucket seats really emphasize the sporty nature of the 300 SL, which has its roots in a prototype racing car.

★Bumper parts are included to recreate U.S. or European spec 300 SL models. (Image: U.S. spec)

Italian Red

Racing White
★Tamiya Color Paints for painting the 1/24 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL

Tamiya Colors Spray Colors
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Tamiya Colors
Spray Colors
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TS-7 Racing White 85007
TS-17 Gloss Aluminum 85017
TS-8 Italian Red 85008
AS-2 Light Gray 86502

Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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Tamiya Colors Acrylic Colors
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Enamel Colors
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X-1 Black 81501
80001 X-27 Clear Red 81527
X-2 White 81502
80002 X-34 Metallic Brown 81534
X-7 Red 81507
80007 XF-1 Flat Black 81701
X-10 Gun Metal 81510
80010 XF-7 Flat Red 81707
X-11 Chrome Silver 81511
80011 XF-9 Hull Red 81709
X-14 Sky Blue 81514
80014 XF-16 Flat Aluminum 81716
X-18 Semi Gloss Black 81518
80018 XF-55 Deck Tan 81755
X-26 Clear Orange 81526
80026 XF-56 Metallic Grey 81756 80356
★Useful tools in the construction of your model
Item 74049 Fine Pin Vise S
Item 74112 Drill Bit (1.0mm)

★Position your decals - definitively
Item 87102 Mark Fit
Item 87135 Mark Fit (Strong)

★Bodywork to die for
Item 87036 Tamiya Modeling Wax
Item 87069 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Fine)
Item 87070 Tamiya Polishing Compound (Finish)
Item 87090 Tamiya Compound Applicator (3 Color Set)
Item 87151 Gloss Coating Varnish

★Present your model as it deserves to be displayed
Item 73004 Display Case C
Information is correct as of February 12, 2015. Specifications are subject to change without notice.


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