BONUS PHOTOS: B&G/EUROLINE’s 1:43 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS “Armbruster” Prototype

Dec 25, 2011 No Comments by

Yep, we take a ton of snaps every issue – and when the models look as amazing as B&G/EUROLINE’s 1:43 resin-bodied replica of a 1927 Mercedes-Benz 710 SS, nobody can blame us for the extra effort. What an incredible piece. Few models can stand up to extreme close-up as well as this one did, especially in 1:43; the elements of the model (all 180 of them) are fashioned from photoetched steel, jewel-cast/nickel plated brass, butyrate, and resin. The interior is outstanding (it looks like alligator – the hides the real car wore), and so are those spoked wheels.

Marshall Buck’s review is in the Spring ’12 issue of DCX. In the meantime, check out the gallery – with a very limited run planned, it might be the only chance you get to see the model up close. ¬†Want to know more? Contact US distributor Mikhail Bashmashnikov of B&G models, at msbash@gmail.com.

 

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I was always crazy about toy cars and car-themed play sets, but I got hooked on car models when my cousin sent me a pair of built-up AMT kits - a '61 Continental and a '57 Thunderbird. I was six or seven years old when another cousin - Carl - showed me how to build and paint, and by the time I was nine, I had a pretty good collection and a great "spares box" on hand. The original Auto World catalogs were my dream books; my allowance was spent before it was ever earned, and I knew every hobby store and model retailer on Long Island. Then came slot cars, Cox .049-engined Baja Buggies and airplanes, and, ultimately, the real things. I still have some of those old models, and when time allows, I still build or detail scale cars. But it's the ready-to-display replicas and scale racing models that have really had me jazzed for the past fifteen years or so. The "mint" diecasts and the 1:18 American Muscle cars that I cut my serious collecting (and writing) teeth on back then led straight to the current crop of offerings from high-end makers and models in every scale. I also love scale model photography, and shooting, scoring, and producing videos of the models I love. I'm a proud member of the DiecastSpace Diecast Hall of Fame, as well as the Diecast Car Collectors' Club Diecast Scale Model Hall of Fame. I'm also proud to be a part of the Die Cast X Team, and as Editor-in-Chief, I'm looking forward to years of growing the publication and showing new collectors how much fun this hobby can be. And, yeah - I still have that spares box.
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