BUILD

This Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing partworks build-up can be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it is available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it is only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at sites like Eaglemoss US. Therefore, everything here is based on the subscription version.

UPDATE Feb 2021: Some time in the past few months, Eaglemoss moved this build to ‘Past Collections’ and it appears to be only be available if you call their customer service department directly.

Over the span of about two years, Eaglemoss delivers 100 ‘phases’ that include a few parts of the model along with magazine ‘issues’ containing build instructions and information about Mercedes. These are monthly deliveries, and after the introductory shipment of the first two phases, they are shipped in groups of four phases and one issue about every four weeks.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issue ships.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2019


June 2019
  • Issue 1
    • Phase 01 – Body: Hood, Radiator Grille/Mesh
    • Phase 02 – Wheels: Front Tire/Wheel, Brake Drum/Line, Hubcap (Single)
August 2019
  • Free Gift #1 – Toolkit
  • Issue 2
    • Phase 03 – Interior: Dashboard, Turn Signals and Windshield Wiper Stalks, Gauges, Steering Wheel/Column
    • Phase 04 – Engine: Left Engine Block, Fuel Injection Pump/Shaft/Pipes, Flywheel Cover
    • Phase 05 – Body: Front Bumper, License Plate, Overriders
    • Phase 06 – Engine: Crankcase, Oil Filter, Oil Radiator Cover/Tank/Pipe
  • Free Gift #2 – Collector’s Binder
  • Issue 3
    • Phase 07 – Engine: Cylinder Head, Front/Rear Exhaust Manifolds, Front Seals
    • Phase 08 – Engine: Intake Manifold, Heat Shield, Air Intake Tube, Compressor Intake
    • Phase 09 – Engine: Cylinder Head Cover, Tensioning Screws, Ignition Cables/Duct, Distributor and Cables
    • Phase 10 – Engine: Right Engine Block, Dynamo, Pulley, Support Plate, Water Pump
September 2019
  • Issue 4
    • Phase 11 – Engine: Fan, Fan Shaft, Pulleys, Crankshaft Damper, Belt
    • Phase 12 – Engine: Oil Lines
    • Phase 13 – Engine: Gearbox/Gearshift Housings, Front Drive Shaft Support, Clutch Housing
    • Phase 14 – Frame: Main Chassis
October 2019
  • Issue 5
    • Phase 15 – Frame: Left Frame, Fuel Filter/Lines
    • Phase 16 – Frame: Right Frame
    • Phase 17 – Frame: Bulkhead Frame, Rear Frame
    • Phase 18 – Suspension: Front Suspension/Steering Knuckle (Left)

At this point in the build, I asked Eaglemoss to start sending my issues every two weeks.

November 2019
  • Issue 6
    • Phase 19 – Suspension: Front Suspension/Steering Knuckle (Right)
    • Phase 20 – Suspension: Steering Tie Rod, Front Anti-Sway Bar
    • Phase 21 – Wheels: Front Tire/Wheel (Single)
    • Phase 22 – Suspension: Rear Half Shafts, Rear Springs/Dampers
  • Issue 7
    • Phase 23 – Suspension: Rear Differential, Universal Joint
    • Phase 24 – Wheels: Rear Tire/Wheel (Single), Brake Lines
    • Phase 25 – Suspension: Rear Shocks, Brake Line
    • Phase 26 – Wheels: Rear Tire/Wheel (Single), Brake Lines

Right here, I encountered a massive delay in receiving any further deliveries from Eaglemoss…

2020


May 2020
June 2020
  • Issue 8
    • Phase 27 – Frame: Oil Reservoir Tank/Cap, Brake Booster Vacuum Tank
    • Phase 28 – Frame: Coolant Expansion Tank/Cap/Hose
    • Phase 29 – Frame: Driveshaft, Rear Axle Guards, Battery/Holder
    • Phase 30 – Body: Firewall, Wiper Pivots/Linkage/Transmission Arm
  • Issue 9
    • Phase 31 – Body: Ignition Relay/Coil, Firewall Hose, Wiring Harness, Headlight Relay
    • Phase 32 – Body: Windshield Washer Tank/Hose/Bracket, Fuse Box, Electrical Relay, Firewall Hoses
    • Phase 33 – Body: Windshield Wiper Motor/Bracket, Brake Fluid Reservoir, Hood Catch, Firewall Hoses
    • Phase 34 – Engine: Radiator Housing/Hoses
  • Issue 10
    • Phase 35 – Engine: Radiator Honeycombs, Cooled Water Return Pipe, Oil Cooler Line
    • Phase 36 – Interior: Floor Pan
    • Phase 37 – Interior: Left/Right/Center Carpets
    • Phase 38 – Interior: Pedals, Brake Pedal Switch/Spring/Bracket, Gear Shift Lever, Hand Brake Lever
July 2020
  • Issue 11
  • Issue 12
    • Phase 43 – Interior: Luggage Compartment Rear Panel
    • Phase 44 – Frame: Firewall Support Struts
    • Phase 45 – Interior: Suitcase Retain Straps/Anchor Frames
    • Phase 46 – Interior: Large Suitcase
  • Issue 13
    • Phase 47 – Interior: Small Suitcase
    • Phase 48 – Dashboard: Dashboard, Ashtray Cover, Rear View Mirror/Bracket
    • Phase 49 – Dashboard: On-Off Switch and Wires, On-Off Button
    • Phase 50 – Dashboard: Dashboard Support Frame/Struts, Steering Shaft

Right here, I encountered another multi-month delay in receiving any further deliveries from Eaglemoss. When they finally resumed, I got random phases like 51, 60, 62-67, so I could only proceed a little bit at a time.

2021


January 2021
  • Issue 14
    • Phase 51 – Interior: Control Circuit Board, Cable Clips
February 2021

The following deliveries are expected soon…

  • Issue 15
    • Phase 56 – Body: Main Body Shell
    • Phase 57 – Body: Left Door
    • Phase 58 – Body: Left Door Headliner/Window
  • Issue 16
    • Phase 59 – Interior: Door Trim Panel (Left)
    • Phase 60 – Body: Right Door
    • Phase 61 – Body: Right Door Headliner/Window
    • Phase 62 – Interior: Door Trim Panel (Left)
  • Issue 17
    • Phase 63 – Body: Door Hinges, Hinge Cylinder Pistons/Cover Plates
    • Phase 64 – Interior: Front Roof Liner, Visors, Front Hinge Barrels, Interior LED/Cover
    • Phase 65 – Interior: Rear Roof Liner, Rear Hinge Barrels, Wire Clamps
    • Phase 66 – Interior: Left Door Sill Liner, Door Switches/Bracket
  • Issue 18
    • Phase 67 – Interior: Right Door Sill Liner, Door Switch Bracket
    • Phase 68 – Body: Rear Bumper/Overriders, License Plate Lamps
    • Phase 69 – Body: Rear License Plate, Bumper Brackets, Rear Fog Lamps
    • Phase 70 – Body: Headlights, Headlight Holders, Turn Signal Lights, Wire Clamps
  • Issue 19
    • Phase 71 – Body: Rear Light Clusters/Bulb Holders, Rear LEDs and Wires
    • Phase 72 – Body: Hood Hinges/Flanges, Hood Support Arm/Bracket
    • Phase 73 – Body: Trunk Lid Hinges/Flanges, Trunk Support Rod/Bracket/Clip
    • Phase 74 – Body: Trunk Lid/Lock
  • Issue 20
    • Phase 75 – Body: Windshield Grille/Wipers, Side Mirror
    • Phase 76 – Body: Side Grilles/Trim
    • Phase 77 – Body: Wheel Arches (Front)
    • Phase 78 – Body: Wheel Arches (Rear)
  • Issue 21
    • Phase 79 – Interior: Rear Bulkhead
    • Phase 80 – Interior: Trunk Liner
    • Phase 81 – Interior: Trunk Carpet
    • Phase 82 – Interior: Fuel Filler/Cap, Fuel Pump Housing, Drive Motor, Warning Triangle, Jack
  • Issue 22
    • Phase 83 – Wheels: Spare Wheel
    • Phase 84 – Wheels: Spare Tire, Lock Nut
    • Phase 85 – Frame: Engine Bay Wall/Details (Left)
    • Phase 86 – Frame: Front Fender Liner (Left)
  • Issue 23
    • Phase 87 – Frame: Engine Bay Wall/Details (Right)
    • Phase 88 – Frame: Front Fender Liner (Right)
    • Phase 89 – Frame: Rear Fender Liner (Left)
    • Phase 90 – Frame: Rear Fender Liner (Right), Wire Clamps [Marriage of Body to Frame]
  • Issue 24
    • Phase 91 – Frame: Fuel Tank (Battery Box/Switch)
    • Phase 92 – Body: Lower Side Panel (Left)
    • Phase 93 – Body: Lower Side Panel (Right)
    • Phase 94 – Frame: Front Under Tray
  • Issue 25
    • Phase 95 – Frame: Center Under Tray
    • Phase 96 – Engine: Exhaust Pipe
    • Phase 97 – Frame: Rear Under Tray, Upper Muffler, Exhaust Tip
    • Phase 98 – Frame: Rear Under Tray Cover (Battery Box Cover)
  • Issue 26
    • Phase 99 – Frame: Lower Muffler, Exhaust Plug
    • Phase 100 – Engine: Air Box