Detailed Model Cars

DMC S-12 Portraits

The idea behind the S-12 was to have a more civilized version of the Double-Six.  The

technical challege was to master soldering of such things as the grills on the hood  and to work

out how to accomplish extremely fine chrome strips along the bottom of the hood side panels.

The grills are made from brass rods soldered into short lengths of square tubing.  The

driving light steers with the front wheels.




A feature of the S-12 are the individual side panels which open to give access to the

engine and are held closed by working latches.  The straight-twelve engine is based

 on the Mercedes straight-eight, and has two up-draft carburetors in lieu of a supercharger.




The digital photos on this site are unaltered.  Well, 'unaltered' may be a bit of an exaggeration, but for the most part they bear

some semblance to the models depicted.  If you see dust, the image is dead nuts on.  If there is no dust, it is something of a crapshoot, but

captures the essence of the model without the distractions of  background clutter and pet hair and  the odd insect wing or bird dropping.