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YDBD
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

Thought I'd share my RC VW Thing with you folks, I've been working on getting the garage set up with all the models and RC VW's I have. I didn't have a Thing from the one I had from '95-'00 and couldn't find one. So I bought the Tamiya VW M-04L chassis and went on to designing the body using Autodesk Inventor and 3d Printing in on my Robo3d. All the body panels were printed individually and the epoxy coated to smooth out print lines. Once that was done, it was primered, assembled, and then sanded, primered, sanded, primered, sanded painted, wet sanded and final coated. The bumpers were then printed and painted as well as the VW emblem, front turn signal lights and rear deck latch.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

Very Nice. Looks perfect, what scale did you make it?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:16 pm    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

It's based off of the wheel base of a 1/10 scale Tamiya M-04L that has a bug body, so pretty close to 1/10 scale as the Things wheel base is a few inches longer.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

Ihre vorbildlichen bildenfähigkeiten sind ausgezeichnet!
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It's a play thing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

very nice
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

that is very cool and cute as could be
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

Are you interested in selling me a couple of these?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

As much as I would like to sell them, it's quiet the investment in just the chassis ($200) and wheels ($60) and the raw panels from the printer take dozens of hours to smooth. thanks though.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: RC VW Thing 181 Reply with quote

Would you consider selling just the raw printed panels?
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