Trakz German Staff Car

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This is an all resin kit that represents a Mercedes 770 German Staff Car. Not being a major German vehicle builder, my references were limited, so I'll reserve my comments on itís accurateness as hopefully the person who mastered it had better references than I had. I assumed that being from the heyday of custom body works of limousines in the US, that Mercedes did the same thing, and that each would be a little different according to the buyersí desires. A fellow member and owner of a restored car up in Canada sent some photos; and photos from the Internet were my main references. I realized that some will have a heart attack that I didn't take the rest of my life to become an expert on Mercedes 770ís, but my intentions as always are to build the model, not present itís history or become an expert on it. So take your heart pills, and read something else if you don't like my building style or philosophy on the hobby.

Hopefully some of my more critical comments of the quality will not be misinterpreted, as the problems I encountered could vary with each casting, and shipping method. And this being a resin kit, your mileage may vary. My kit took a world tour before arriving at my house, being a sample sent to Armorama in California, then forwarded to the reviewer in the UK, then back across the pond to me, so perhaps some of the damaged parts I had came from itís travels.

About the Author

About Dave O'Meara (Grumpyoldman)

I'm rewriting this in a much more humoristic way, to help over inflate my ego, and place my self on a pedestal, because I don't have a life, and plastic models are the only thing I live for. I plead guilty as charged to excessive babble, light hearted humor, and continued encouragement to youngsters...


Ah, yes - the staffcar from hell - congratulations on a beautiful result Dave - your hard work really paid of ... but what took you so long Good read! Cheers/Jan
JAN 07, 2008 - 09:05 PM
I just realized I forgot to send the photos of it finished with the little Nazi flags!
JAN 07, 2008 - 11:58 PM
I'm glad to see this in a feature. I had fun watching the build threads. Great figures. Nice job Dave.
JAN 08, 2008 - 02:25 AM
Nice work, and feature, Dave.
JAN 08, 2008 - 02:34 AM
Beautiful job !!!! Wonderful work !!! Amazing model !!! Wow ...all is superlative ... Congrats, Dave.... You rock !!!!
JAN 08, 2008 - 08:30 AM
Great job Dave, I'd never have the patience for this one; it would have been in pieces long ago. Turned out great, sharp looking trim, congrats, Bob
JAN 08, 2008 - 09:32 AM
That's a nice feature Dave, i like it when it doesn't go alright Next time, scratchbuilding such a little beggar could be an option!
JAN 09, 2008 - 09:35 PM
Thanks for the nice comments guys. "The check is in the mail"....
JAN 09, 2008 - 09:46 PM
Nice model and something different from all those "Panzers" I like it a lot and you've done an absolutely great job on it!! Something nice for the showcase!
JAN 15, 2008 - 09:29 PM
Dave, Awesome Job, i've never seen this vehicle before. So your from Jersey, Originally I grew up in Bergen county, gotta say it , GO Giants ! LOOKING FORWARD to seeing more of your work...
JAN 30, 2008 - 03:32 PM