I’ve been working on my new build for more then a week now, and thought that it was time to start my build blog and 1st update.
I’ve long loved the Mercedes AMG GT3 car series that runs in just about every GT3 series world wide in some form or another.
The car started life as all race GT cars do as a regular production car for the street in 2014.
By 2016 the 1st GT3 racing versions were available to all teams for just the mere price of $420,000. The car came with the massive 6.2 liter fuel injected engine rather then the 4 cly turbo model, and still uses that brute to this day.
One such team that campaigned the big Merc was Haribu Racing with an all black car and striking decal scheme.
When I saw this car, I knew that I just had to build it. Tamiya produced the factory version Merc AMG GT3 car in kit form several years ago, which is the correct version of the car:
And SK decals finally produced the decals
So the stage was set for my build.
The kit is nicely detailed even with no engine/trans nor full suspension is included. The body, ducting, and a full interior are rather complex in construction, but every single piece fits perfectly. Here’s the body shell ready for priming.
I primed the body with Mr. Finisher’s 1500 Black primer but some how forgot to take any pictures. Once dry I air brushed the Black using ScaleFinishes pre-thinned lacquer. Here’s the body shell prior to prep for decaling.
Decaling has started, and it’s been quite an adventure as working with the DK decals is nothing like working with any of the usual decal makers or kit decals I’ve used to date. Don’t take that the wrong way as the decals are fantastic.