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Dann Tellez Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:13 pm

Hi guys,

Recently I decided to include a new member to my family, so Iīm gonna start to build my new 62īSamba Bus scale 1/8, since I saw it for the first time I was impressed by details, Iīll include a few pictures of the first couple of pieces, every single week a new piece is released so it will take a lot of time to complete but I`m sure it worth it!, each part includes a magazine with a brief comment of the history of the bus and the instructions for assembly.

Hope you like!!

Thanks!










ZENVWDRIVER Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:32 pm

... it'll be a nice build... look forward to watching your progress... what was the cost to buy that beauty?

Dann Tellez Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:23 pm

ZENVWDRIVER wrote: ... it'll be a nice build... look forward to watching your progress... what was the cost to buy that beauty?

There will be 120 magazine issues, each one cost 10 dlls, 1200 dlls.... which for sounds like a lot of money but I think it really worth it!

Blue Baron Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:01 pm

Dann Tellez wrote: Hi guys,

Iīll include a few pictures of the first couple of pieces, every single week a new piece is released so it will take a lot of time to complete but I`m sure it worth it!

So this bus is being built part by part on the installment plan? That's neat, but you're in trouble if you miss an installment! :lol:

EverettB Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:56 pm

53.5cm long, that's huge!

Will be cool to see it all together

Dann Tellez Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:53 am

Blue Baron wrote: Dann Tellez wrote: Hi guys,

Iīll include a few pictures of the first couple of pieces, every single week a new piece is released so it will take a lot of time to complete but I`m sure it worth it!

So this bus is being built part by part on the installment plan? That's neat, but you're in trouble if you miss an installment! :lol:

:lol: Life is a risk!, but yeap thatīs one of my worst nightmares!

Dann Tellez Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:00 am

EverettB wrote: 53.5cm long, that's huge!

Will be cool to see it all together

Iīll need to find a good place at home for it, not quite sure if it will fit in my studio or in my garage! :lol: Most of it is made of metal so its final weight is almost 18 lb. Iīll post new pictures as soon as I have a decent progress on it. 8)

EverettB Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:52 pm

Any word on build progress?

igtoth Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:43 am

It just started selling in Brazil...

Of course I bought it!








Dann Tellez Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:56 pm

EverettB wrote: Any word on build progress?

Well itīs been a while since my last post but I decided to collect as many parts as I could, in a couple of weeks parts will be issued weekly so I hopefully this thread will be updated more frequently...

Dann Tellez Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:05 pm

This is the first installment... it includes basically the nose and the emblem....which has an excellent paint, plastic pieces could be better although.

Hereīs a brief comment regarding the content in the magazine.

From paper to reality: the birth of the Transporter

ŦBornŧ in 1949, the Transporter quickly became a worldwide success, but its gestation process was not easy. With the design and put into production in just one year of that completely new vehicle, Volkswagen - which in practice was a brand newcomer to the market - showed that it could be at the same level as the other veteran manufacturers.












Dann Tellez Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:40 pm

This is the second assembly, one of the front wheels, Iīm so impress on details, tire seems almost real itīs made of rubber however I had a hard time while it got installed but nothing that hot water and patience could fix. It even has Continetal inscription and tire size, hub cap its plastic thatīs a little bit disappointing.

Samba: luxury on four wheels

Without doubt the most recognizable version of the first generation of Type 2 was the Samba. With its panoramic windows and its sunroof, it was the top of the Transporter range. Far from the Spartan basic models, the Samba was a model of real luxury.















Dann Tellez Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:50 pm

Assembly 3

Engine lid and front bumper....

The lid is great, I wish bumper was metal but it don't....

The VW T1 Westfalia

Camper conversions are one of the most charismatic versions of the Transporter. Those offered by the German company Westfalia adapted so well to Type 2 that they were adopted by Volkswagen as an official product, in a collaboration between both companies that lasted throughout all generations of the Transporter.











Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:46 am

Assembly No.4

Left door skin....

The Brazilian Transporters

Volkswagen do Brasil has always been one of the most important subsidiaries of the Wolfsburg brand. The "Bug" was revealed as a very successful car in that country and the Transporter did not lag behind, with its own evolution developed by the American subsidiary.









Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:53 am

Assembly No. 5

Drivers front door window.

Passion for Samba

The Samba model is the object of desire of many collectors and amateurs, which has caused a spiral of prices that has made it far from the reach of many pockets. Anyway, there is no doubt that the lucky owners of a Samba enjoy it enormously.









Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:02 am

Assembly No. 6

Interior panel left front door.

Uses of T1 in its infancy

From the beginning, the Transporter proved to be an enormously versatile vehicle. The different variants launched by Volkswagen allowed him to cover a wide range of uses and services that would not stop growing during the following decades.





Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:05 am

Assembly No. 7

Right front wheel..

The T2 Last Edition

The Transporter is a well-loved vehicle in Brazil thanks to its reliability and versatility, which allowed it to be manufactured there for decades, to the point of being the last country in which the T2 was produced. To say goodbye to the model, the Brazilian factory created in 2013 a limited series, the T2 Last Edition.





Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:11 am

Assembly 8

Backrest front seat 2/3

History of an SO-42

The SO-42 was destined mainly to the American market, although one of the units of 1967 returned to Europe, where today it enjoys a second youth, since not only it has been receiving numerous accessories of time, but it is still used regularly as a vehicle camping.






Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:18 am

Assembly No.9

Hub cap front wheel

This is interesting...Does anyone knew about this Bus in Netherlands????

Fanwagen, a Volkswagen for the fans

In 2011, Volkswagen carried out an advertising campaign in the Netherlands through Facebook, in which a Type 1 and a Type 2 T1 competed to be restored. The most voted would become the vehicle of the fans, it would be restored and offered as a gift to one of the participants.






Dann Tellez Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:23 am

Assembly No. 10

Passenger front door skin..

Volkswagen type 147, Fridolin

Between 1964 and 1974, Volkswagen developed the Type 147 model, known by the nickname of Fridolin, which was designed specifically for postal service personnel of the Federal Republic of Germany.








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