Rudge wheel and luggage set for 300SL

05-13-2015, 05:42 PM
Hi Guys, I haven't posted for a while, but let me show my new creations:
Rudge wheels and luggage set for the Tamiya Mercedes 300SL.
They are the first prints but I think they look really great.
Some updates are comming soon as I'm drawing the PE for the luggage set...
Tell me what do you thik about them?

05-13-2015, 10:28 PM
They look great! Will you sell some sets?

Dexter Models
05-14-2015, 03:01 AM
Rudge looks very well, but luggage need a little bit more details on corners for example,
Decals for plaid seats will be also a great idea !

05-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Count me in!

05-14-2015, 11:35 AM
I dig it.

05-15-2015, 11:28 AM
I'd second the idea for plaid seat decals. I like the luggage too! I want to keep the wheels stock though.

05-16-2015, 08:13 AM
yeah, I really want some seat decals too. Hopefully someone produces them soon.

Regards, Dan

Dexter Models
05-16-2015, 08:31 AM
I've already designed them...
I'm just waiting for the kit to make the design at the right scale.

Be careful, only 3 colors were available on the catalogue !!
Many cars have been restored with fake plaids.
For example, seats shows by CrateCruncher's have one of original colours.
Those shown by viperofoz's not.

By I admit some "non-original" colours are nice :iceslolan

05-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Nice.. very nice. I will buy for sure

05-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replacement metal struts for the doors would be a welcome aftermarket edition. Surprised acu-stion didn't think of this.

05-17-2015, 02:14 PM
Stitching on the luggage is a very nice detail. I vote in favor of plaid inserts for the seats, too.

05-17-2015, 02:28 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!
The wheels are almost done, valves are also coming with them.
I had some touble with the top luggage, it got too big so I had to redesign it :(
I was thinkig of to make the radio as well, maybe it could come with the luggage set!?
What do you think?

05-17-2015, 02:41 PM
Becker Mexico? Yesyesyes.

05-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Rudge wheels: absolutely great idea!

05-18-2015, 12:34 PM
If you are considering a decal sheet for the 300SL might I suggest that in addition to the plaid seat inserts that you also include body color decals for the hub caps and dash board areas. These two parts are virtually impossible to mask and are highly visible items. Tamiya punted the ball by adding some gray-ish stars for the hubcaps and didn't do anything for the dash.

Adding body color decals for perhaps silver, black, red, blue would make the decal sheet much bigger and justify a higher price for the sheet. I think there are more people wanting hubcap decals than plaid inserts so the sheet would sell more despite the higher price. Below is a hub cap from the period similar to a 300sl. Notice the 3-D star. Metallic Transfers (stickers) wouldn't work in my view because they don't stretch at all. To make stickers work one would have to sand the part flat, paint it, then apply the sticker losing the 3-D effect in the process. A color decal approach would include an outer ring and three pie shaped sections and a clear window for the star and ring to shine through, in each popular body color. The dash could be done similarly but in one piece. Liberal amounts of decal solvent would be needed for the decals to conform to the shapes of the parts but would be much easier than masking.

05-18-2015, 01:48 PM
I'm interested in a set of the wheels and luggage. I've ordered the kit and I think it should done "right".

Dexter Models
05-19-2015, 08:18 AM
@ CrateCruncher,

I had the same idea than you.
Plaid decal is a thing and I think it's better for all to make decals for dash board in a different reference.
I imagine to do some basic colours, and some bases (white or clear) ready to paint for particular colours.

About hubcaps, it's difficult to propose several colours.
Because wheels are very close to body and the smallest difference between the colours will be very visible and ugly.
So, excepted white, black and silver, it's very risky to put colours like red, blue, green, ivory...
But like for dashboard, it's easy to propose decals ready to paint in the right colours.
Curves of hubcap are soft, and I think it's possible to apply decal without softener.

I'm waiting for my kit to do some tests !

05-19-2015, 10:17 AM
I'm interested in a set of the wheels and luggage. I've ordered the kit and I think it should done "right".

Nice picture (and car) from my 2nd cousin's company, :)

05-19-2015, 12:30 PM
Thanks for the comments guy,
Well, the plaid set would really be a nice addition of any after market product, but at the moment we are not planning to design any decals, there are several other companies could come up with it (like Dexter Models) ;)
About the wheel hub and dash: I've seen the Tamiya's demo kit at the Nürnberg Spielwarenmenne, it was really convinceing, I think if you paint the hubs and the dash parts with body color, than wash the paint back from the edges with earbuds or something similar, you will get a really good result. Is somebody from the Tamiya managed do... I'm sure it's pretty difficult, but not impossible. :)

I'm not sure if I mentined before, but valves are also inculded in the rudge wheel set.
Things are going well, hopefully they will be available inf few weeks! :)

05-19-2015, 12:32 PM
I'm interested in a set of the wheels and luggage. I've ordered the kit and I think it should done "right".

This is something really nice! :)

05-19-2015, 01:16 PM
Nice picture (and car) from my 2nd cousin's company, :)
I LOVE that place!!!! I watched a good show on Velocity about that place!! The Porsche cars he had were cooler than the other side of the pillow!!

05-19-2015, 10:22 PM
I LOVE that place!!!! I watched a good show on Velocity about that place!! The Porsche cars he had were cooler than the other side of the pillow!!

Yeah, Bruce is doing very well these days. He's got a great set up in our hometown in CA and is always working on a variety of cars.

05-25-2015, 02:38 AM
Some updates:
I found out, it would be nice to add these little mounts for the luggage set...

06-04-2015, 12:50 PM
*bump* any progress on this? :icesangel:icesangel:icesangel

06-07-2015, 10:45 PM
Nice work, I would like the luggage set but stock wheels wont cut for me ill make a more contemporary set for myself.

06-09-2015, 02:06 AM
I will upload some progress today! :)

06-10-2015, 01:36 PM
It would appear that there's a set already available; Historic Racing Miniatures has them for sale.

06-10-2015, 02:11 PM
Yes, but they don't have the luggage! KBX, where will we be able to purchase your work?

06-10-2015, 10:31 PM
Good point. I'd rather buy them all at once.

06-11-2015, 04:10 AM
Hi guys, sorry to keep you waiting, finnaly I managed to take some shots...

So, here is the luggage set! My friend made me a favour and cut out the PE parts from paper to do a test fit. They fit perfectly! :)

The wheels. They are ready for cast and will be available very very soon! :)
Metal valves also will be included.

06-11-2015, 07:27 AM

06-11-2015, 09:39 AM
I definitely want this set!!!

07-16-2015, 09:46 AM
Bump. Update? thanks :)

07-18-2015, 07:33 AM
For my SL I can live without the luggage set, since it would be a racer, but I definitely NEED the rim's!!!! Please count me on!

07-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Russ..... Must..... Have!!!! Doesn't... want... paint... hubcaps... again... on... 2nd... kit!!! (


08-05-2015, 08:31 PM
Any chance you might do the Rudge wheels for a BMW 507 ?

08-12-2015, 07:11 AM
Hi Guys,

I'm sorry to kept you waiting but I have some good news now!
The Rudge wheel set is done. We had some issues, and had to put some more priority on other projects, but now we are back to the 300SL! :)
The set contains 4 wheels and wing-nuts, and also 4 authentic metal valves.
The price is $17 incuding world wide shipping or additional $2.90 for the tracked shipping.
Please PM me for preorder, shipping starts on 24th aug.

The luggage set is ready soon as well, still waitning for the PE parts, it will be available on early september.


08-13-2015, 12:52 AM
Any chance you might do the Rudge wheels for a BMW 507 ?

I'm sorry BoscoGarage, but I don't think so...

08-24-2015, 08:34 AM
Some udate....

This is the PE sample of luggage set. Hopefully the finished products will arrive on next week, to complete the set and get them ready! :)

09-18-2015, 05:34 AM
Some updates:

I made some testfits, it seems everything is allright! :)

09-29-2015, 11:07 AM
How do I order the luggage set?

09-29-2015, 01:06 PM
I don't know if would be useful for me but this luggage set is something! Absolutely superb product, fantastic.

09-30-2015, 09:27 AM
how do i order the luggage set?


10-21-2015, 04:26 AM
Hi guys,

Both sets, the luggage and the rudge wheels are available now, both are $17.00 inculded wordwide shipping. Just PM me for the details!


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