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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:44 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Blue Baron wrote:
Very cool, but keep in mind we're looking for handbuilt stuff here.


How about modified diecast? Maybe something that is frowned on here, but I am sure someone will let me know if it is.

I got tired of looking at this tired Solido (1:19th technically I think) Split Beetle. I was either going to 82e it, or, well, I didn't know....
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Then I came across this, a chassis from a Hot Wheels VW Drag Bus:
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The wheelbase kinda looked the same so after realizing I had a bunch of unused cutting discs, I started cutting...
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Getting there
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Now the inside fenders
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One chassis affixed to the other...both needed for strength
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So far...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:54 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

i dig it!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Nothing is frowned on here so long as it's creative expression. Plastic isn't the only medium.

This looks like a great idea for a kitbash!

Now it just needs some massive engine located someplace!
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

The Baja Bandito was greeted with such enthusiasm that I was sent another one to freshen up. This one appears to have been
built at some time, then was knocked back down for some reason, so I'm doing a sympathetic restoration. The original decals
are in good shape on this one.

For this BB I decided to change things up and go with a blue engine (even though I know that's a Ford thing and not a Chevy,
I can do what I want.)

First step was rebuilding the front end.

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Also on my bench was this original set of "Go-Go Swingers," also in 1/25 scale, that needed some repair. They bear a striking
resemblance to a certain mop-top group from the 1960s.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

wow, that is going to be super cool, i have never seen a band in 1:25, going to be a great diorama, now you need some bikini girls dancing,,,
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

That must be before Belinda Carlisle joined the band Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

It's a roller!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:24 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

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Now it just needs some massive engine located someplace!


You mean a Judson Supercharged Okrasa engine is outta the question? More to the point, it's the "someplace" that has me scratching my head, LOL!

Loving the Bandito...the motorbike is what twigged me to actually building one when I was a kid(aircraft captured more of my attention back then).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:27 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Go back to page 35 for the one I just finished prior to this one.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

found this example of a modded hasegawa pick-up - think I would have faired in the front wheel arches...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

You've all been working on (and finishing) projects and all I've been doing is watching, so I finally cleared off a spot on the bench for my old IMC kit. Here's a start, getting the body cleaned up:

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I decided to build this one to represent the Turkis '62 that we drove for several years and a lot of miles.......and I still wish I hadn't sold.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

hey, great start!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Good start. I like how you modified the decklid.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

jack1448 wrote:
Good start. I like how you modified the decklid.


It's good to be back working on a VW that isn't 1/1 scale.... I used an air scoop from my airplane spare parts bins for the license light.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:02 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

The IMC is a favorite.

Watching. Popcorn
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Baja Bandito No. 2 is complete!

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This could become a habit!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

very well done, yep you are an expert at this model
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

not mine, but from a website i was researching: http://diodrama.com/archiv/tag/vw-beetle-snowplow
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:54 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

great snow effect...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: VW model build topic Reply with quote

Deal's Wheels have left the detail shop and heading south.

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