Thursday, 21 April 2016

Mercedes G-Wagen

I picked up this G on eBay recently as it looked a classier ride for my senior West German officers than the Solido Auto-Union Munga* which had previously been their only alternative to walking.
Finished in a fetching but most un-military shade of reddish-orangey-pink I soon had it dismantled for painting.
Reassembled but with the blingy alloys and side steps left in the original silver.



*The name 'Munga' derives from the German 'Mehrzweck UNiversal Geländewagen mit Allradantrieb' or 'multi-purpose universal cross-country car with all-wheel drive'.  I can't think why they felt the need to abbreviate that.  Auto Union is now better known as Audi.  I wonder if they fiddled the fuel consumption figures for the Munga....
Solido model of a Munga

4 comments:

Stephen Beat said...

That's a bit pristine and posh for you Mr. Gow! (Don't mean that in a derogatory manner.)

That's darn near display quality!

...You've changed! ;)

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
Fear not - a few games will have some of that paint chipped off!

peter said...

You did a great make over!

Greetings
Peter

Tim Gow said...

Peter
Thanks - it turned out rather well.