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Posted: Friday, February 24, 2017 - 08:58 PM UTC
Jason Bettis builds the German made civilian car with living supplies from Diopark in 1/35th scale.

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mmeier
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 01:28 AM UTC
Thank you for the review and build log.

One question: How does the TAXI sign look/build? (Thinking about doing one as a classic german taxi in a REFORGER dio)

And one remark: The W123 was build 1975-1986 and was around in sizeable numbers in Europe well into the 1990s. So it covers a huge time frame. Even today there are > 15.000 in operation (having a licence plate and paying taxes) in germany
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Posted: Saturday, February 25, 2017 - 04:37 AM UTC
The taxi sign is a one piece affair. just glues on the top via 2 small holes, I think it would look the part once painted up....
mmeier
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Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 12:28 AM UTC
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LonCray
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 03:05 AM UTC
I guess the next question is, is there paint in that ubiquitous German taxi color?
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Posted: Monday, February 27, 2017 - 03:25 AM UTC
Since 1971, a pale yellow/beige color (RAL 1015) has been the standard.



Before '71, they were all black.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 04:16 AM UTC
It looks very nice in the black especially with that front chromed.....
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Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2017 - 10:42 AM UTC
Classical car ..good look
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Posted: Friday, July 28, 2017 - 11:04 AM UTC
@ HeavyArty: I see they changed the front lights too. I like better the post '71 one. Indeed, that color is not easy.

Thanks for review - interesting
mmeier
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Posted: Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 02:13 AM UTC

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@ HeavyArty: I see they changed the front lights too. I like better the post '71 one. Indeed, that color is not easy.

Thanks for review - interesting



The cars in RAL 1015 "Hell-Elfenbein" (Brigh Ivory) and the one in black are different types of vehicles. The black one is

W110

The top one is a

Dash-8

and the middel one (like the kit) is a

123

Both -8 and 123 are relatiely common "youngtimers" in germany since spare parts are cheap and plentyful. AND the cars are easy to maintain - even sports-teachers can handle that.