If you signed up for the subscription-based version of this Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing partwork build-up, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was a Toolkit, the second a Collector’s Binder, and the third a Specification Stand. I actually received the third and fourth gifts at the same time, but this page is about the fourth and final gift: this Display Stand.
The Display Stand (base) is a generic black-painted wooden platform. There is a small block at the front that can hold a plaque. A small ‘300 SL’ self-adhesive plague was included separately that needed to be installed. I tacked it on for the picture below. Note that I did not remove the plastic protective film over the plague to keep it protected, but I am pretty sure it is glossy under there.
There is nothing too special about this base. It appears Eaglemoss designed it so they could ship the same base with many of their other part work model builds (and just send out different plaques). I received the same base with my DB5 and GT-R builds. I won’t be using any of the display bases for any of my builds as I have a nice display cabinet for these models. So, I will likely sell my Display Bases to others.
If you are interested in the dimensions, they are as follows:
- External Edges: 27″ x 14 3/16″ x 1 7/16″ (68.5 x 36 x 4 cm)
- Internal Surface: 25.25″ x 12.25″ with a 7/16″ lip (63.8 x 31 cm with a 1 cm lip)
- Badge Size: 3 1/8″ x 2″ (8 x 5 cm)
- Badge Holder: Adds (13/16″ or 2 cm) to the depth, and 3/8″ (0.9 cm) to the height