PHASE 16

 Return to the BUILD


“In this phase, you will join the four pieces of the right frame to the main chassis.”

The build steps of this phase are similar to the left side frames from the previous issue, so it should go quick.

Contents


Parts

  • 16A – Right Side Tubular Frame 1
  • 16B – Right Side Tubular Frame 2
  • 16C – Right Side Tubular Frame 3
  • 16D – Right Side Tubular Frame 4
  • 3 x CM screws (+1 extra)
  • 5 x EM screws (+1 extra)
  • 5 x FM screws (+1 extra)
  • 1 x GM screw (+1 extra)

Build


The Right Chassis

Step 01

Take the Right Side Tubular Frame 2 and align it under the Right Side Tubular Frame 1 piece as shown:

There is a bend to the Right Side Tubular Frame 2 piece that will line up all the holes. If it is backwards, or upside down, you can easily tell:

Secure the center hole with one (1) CM screw.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Secure the leftmost vertical post of Frame 2 to Frame 1 with one (1) FM screw.

Well, these did not line up AT ALL:

It took quite a bit of squeezing to get these holes to align so the screw could go in. It can be done with one set of hands, but you may want some help if your model does the same thing:

At the other end, secure the fourth vertical post (to the right of the center screw) of Frame 2 to Frame 1 with one (1) FM screw:

Step 02

Turn the frame around. The Right Side Tubular Frame 3 is shaped like an ‘L’ and fits to the left of the center. Secure the Frame 3 to Frames 1 and 2 with one (1) EM screw at the top, one (1) CM screw at the bottom left, and one (1) EM screw at the bottom right, as shown below.

You may need to bend the frames a little bit to get these holes to line up:

Step 03

The Right Side Tubular Frame 4 fits just the left of the Frame 3 we just installed. Fit the shorter post against Frame 2, as shown:

Secure Frame 4 into place from the other side with one (1) GM screw. Do NOT put any screw in the top hole, that will be used later:

Step 04

Position the completed framework onto the right side of the main chassis (from the previous issue):

I’ve circled the ends that will be attached in this step:

Secure the rear of the Right Side Tubular Frame assembly to the chassis with one (1) FM screw:

Secure the front of the Right Side Tubular Frame assembly to the chassis with one (1) EM screw.

On my model, this required some effort. The hole in the front of the main chassis was easily 0.25 inch (6 mm) too far from the screw. I had to squeeze the front of the main chassis up to meet the screw. Make sure you use the outer hole here:

Next, turn the entire chassis over and fasten the bottom of the Right Side Tubular Frames to the main chassis with two (2) FM at the outer holes, and one (1) CM screw in the center, and two (2) EM screws in between.

I labelled all of the screws needed in the photo below:

Thoughts


Feels like we’ve done this before! It makes me happy that Eaglemoss has so faithfully reproduced the 300 SL’s tubular frame. Everything in this phase is metal.

Running Total of screws used so far: 99

Next Up


Phase 17 – Frame: Bulkhead Frame, Rear Frame

2 thoughts on “PHASE 16”

  1. I enjoy looking at your build. I’m building the same kit. I will be painting mine 1955 Mercedes White/Gray with the red interior and polished wheels. I have started a thread on Model Cars magazine Online Forums under Big boys (large Scale). I look forward to seeing your updates each month. I have detail painted or repainted every part so far.
    Thanks, Bruce

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Building the 1:8 scale Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from Eaglemoss