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12:00 AM, May 10, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, May 10, 2017


Classic Benzes in 1/43

Two classic Mercs simply isn't enough Mercs. But it is definitely a good point to start. Featuring the most graceful and elegant Mercedes designs ever to roll out: the W111 series cars of the 60's.

The blue car is a 220SE made by IXO Altaya. IXO is a model maker specialising mostly in 1:43 scales. Altaya happens to be a sub brand utilizing the same body shell but made of slightly fewer parts and chrome window trim reproduced with silver paint.

The 280 SE made by Greenlight is also a W111 often mistaken for the later W108 models because the bumper and headlights are similar. The model is also available with a top raised version but then you cannot see the beautifully crafted interior. I've since added a few interior details mostly featuring chrome/aluminium highlights.

Pros: Both models are similarly well built though I found the Greenlight to have thinner paint allowing more detail to be visible. Both have photoetched metal hood emblems. Interiors are well detailed with excellent gauges and realistic trim.

Cons: Mirrors are extremely fragile.

Price: Roughly around 1200-1600 taka depending on online sellers. $10 (roughly 800tk) directly from retail outlets outside BD. Keep an eye on our page because sometimes these go up for sale.

Photos: E.R. Ronny

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