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#1 Randy Kern

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 12:40 PM

I built this last year, but thought I'd repost it since we now have a drag racing category. It is the Ornery Otto VW Altered resin trans-kit by Andy Martin. (Shameless plug). It uses either the Bantam Blast or Winged Express kit. The fit-up was excellent, and it came out so neat, I may have to do another!
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The paint is Tamiya candy lime green, and the chassis, headers and prop rod are done with Rustoleum chrome paint, that when heated in a food dehydrator, hardens it and keeps it from rubbing off. It also gives it a polished aluminum look. I didn't add a lot of detail, as it was just a quick, fun build. One other note, this was my first resin body I worked on, and I didn't know about resin not liking heat. When I put it in my dehydrator on my paint stand to cure, the wires that hold the body pushed it apart about an inch from the heat! Attesting to the toughness of the body and Tamiya paint, I plunked it in very hot water, and squeezed it back to shape! :shock:

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:26 PM

Very cool and clean building style! Thanks for posting. :D

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 02:41 PM

Very nice indeed!! I really love that thing.I have a 1/16 vw I am considering doing aa style.Was thinking full fendered with extended nose, but now you have me thinking!!Great color too!!

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Posted 26 April 2007 - 08:36 PM

Very nice work. . . 8)
Reminds me of an old project I need to finish sometime soon :wink:
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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:08 AM

:shock: Oh my god ! How smoooooooth is that , that is the most vw I seen in year's ! What a excellant build , cool 8) cheer's .

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 03:15 AM

Beautiful !!

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:25 AM

One of my Fav Colors that met. green
Nice Clean Build

We went w/ the Earlier AA/FA look w/ the Shorter wheel base

Real easy modification on the Chassis to shorten the wheel base

We also have a few Other "BUGS" in the bull pen TBA


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One of these days
I'll complete one , for now .............just Mocked Up

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 08:26 AM

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Nasty AA/FA

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:00 PM

Randy ... that is Nice... Guess need to get One from Andy also..

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 04:44 PM

Thanks for the comments, guys. If you like altereds and/or beetles, build it! Like I said, it's a really cool body, that fits the donor kit perfectly, and needed hardly any clean up. A great first time resin project to build. This would really look badass in black with flames! :twisted:

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 06:54 AM

Some nice gasser here. This is one I did last nov still needs some small detail not 100% done.

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 12:54 PM

Really nice work Randy! That chrome technique is really effective. I knew there was a reason I bought that dehydrator!
Thanks for the beautiful photos too!

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 04:43 PM

Love that UNDER DOG Decal !!


Some nice gasser here. This is one I did last nov still needs some small detail not 100% done.

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