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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Some of you might know the mini split van i ve built for our oldest son a couple years ago. For those who don't here it is:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=617918&highlight=

Now i m on it to built a mini bug for his little brother



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Therefore I need your help, I wanna do it a split bug dragster and don t yet know about the paintjob, can you please post me the coolest oval or split bug dragsters you have.
Due to the fact that I need to put the batteries and motor somewhere i prefer a version with a big spoiler at the back .

Thanks very much in advance
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Three words:
Inch Pincher Too

Be the coolest dad on the earth.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Tbh I though about that , but i really would like to make it a split bug as well...
the big advantage on inch pincher too would be : in case of scratches there would only be a little part to repaint Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

The paint on rusty look of the sour kraut would look cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Wink Thats a good start already , maybe a little more glossy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:04 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Where do you get these bodies from? I want to build a bus for my daughter, but the BBT body is NLA due to Volkswagen suing them... The Bug body is beautiful!
I do not want the electric toy car from Jamara or RollPlay, I think they are ugly and small (1:4). The BBT body was 1:2.4, much larger.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Tzepesh Check out these guys http://www.poly-creation.eu/Recreation.htm they sell those kind of bodies, never seen a bus body of them , so can t say anything about quality, our bus came from the supplier of BBT at the time.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

something like this??

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Very cool design , but above my painting skills and too complicated to touch up scratches Wink
Thanks anyhow as this pic gave me an idea for the nose design of the body Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Thank you for the link! I will contact them. I have also found a business in the UK with similar design. http://www.27three.com/
Where is the bug body from? Later on I'll have to build something similar for my son, too, and maybe he'll want a bug instead of a bus.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:33 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

I tried to contact the guys in the UK several times but never got any answer . My body for the bug comes from the link i gave you as well ....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:24 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Thank you for the info. I will contact poly-creation. The guys from 27three answered my e-mail today and stated they no longer produce the Bus body.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

So here is a little update on the project, still a long way to go



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:41 am    Post subject: Re: New toy for our youngest Reply with quote

Very COOL !
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