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#1 VW Dave

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 07:15 PM

I've been keeping this one kinda quiet, but it's hard to do so when the end is in sight.....so I'm offering a little sneaky-peeky.

A local young couple had a baby girl in March of this year, and at 11 days old she was diagnosed with a heart valve issue that needed surgery to remedy; as of now, she has had 3 surgeries. Needless to say, the medical insurance shortfall they are facing is staggering. After donating all we could, I hatched a plan to donate much more than I could alone: build a totally one-off custom Manx and raffle it. In 1999 our VW club did the very thing, and the Tamiya New Beetle I built helped out a local animal rescue group.

Stay tuned for more details, but for now enjoy a little preview:

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Hideo-san sent me his new website address: http://motohashi-mww.com/
Prepare to be amazed by his stuff.......especially the machined Hotwheels(1/64!!!) Weld & Radir wheels

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#2 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 02:05 AM

Lots of bling on this one. NIce.

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:18 AM

i think What you are doing here is really amazing....


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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:24 AM

Nice looking little buggy .

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 03:52 AM

Looks great, Dave. I really like the finish. What paint did you use?

Good Luck on the raffle!

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

I hope this helps. medical bills are a real kick in the pants.
I've always felt you've done some of the best, and most accurate VW models Iv'e seen. Good luck!

#7 VW Dave

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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:37 PM

Thanks for the kudos, it really means a lot coming from you folks. I'm hoping that the handful of personal touches I'm adding can make the raffle a big success, even though I'm starting to get kinda attached to this little gem.

Gluebomber - The flake paint job is a special system I've developed, which utilizes Tamiya sprays and craft store brush-on(yes, BRUSH) acrylic glitter paint. The flakes are technically out-of-scale, but I feel that dune buggies are flamboyant and kinda 'larger than life,' so it's OK:
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Posted 31 July 2012 - 05:53 PM

Nice idea and a very nice build!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:32 AM

As of yesterday the model is complete....I'm finalizing a few details on the raffle itself before I actually 'pull the trigger,' but here's a look at the little car all together:
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Note the November '08 issue of MCM, with Tim Boyd's Manx build on the cover:
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 06:06 AM

Nice job Dave and I'll say it again, you are too generous! Good luck with the raffle. I especially like the picnic basket and the Mustang tailights. :wub:

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

Very nice work, and a good cause. My wife's got a congenital heart defect, so I do understand how high these medical bills can get. Good luck!!

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:16 PM

Turned out very nice ! I used that Glitter Blast on my Manx too , it really looks at home on them .
Good Luck !

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 12:48 PM

Nothing like a SHINY :) :) :) buggy, Dave. Looks great. Is that one of those aluminum windshield frames? I emailed the guy - too expensive for me.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:51 PM

Thanks for the kind words, all; I'm hoping that plenty of folks would be into having that sparkly little gem on their shelf....I know I'll have a bit of a hard time letting it go, but I'm excited to see where in the world it goes.

Turned out very nice ! I used that Glitter Blast on my Manx too , it really looks at home on them .
Good Luck !


Glitter Blast isn't what I used - The paint I used is actually from Plaid's Martha Stewart line, but I'm sure there's plenty of similarities; IMO buggies just don't look 'right' without big flakes.

Jim - That is indeed one of those frames, and yes they are a bit spendy....but well worth it once you see it up close. He even does one to fit the Revell Imp.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 02:58 PM

Wow, sounds like your a pretty great guy! Someone is going to get a really awesome little buggy!

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 04:01 PM

Dave, that winshield and roll bar came out AWESOME!!! I also love the exhaust opening. Someone is going to get one heck of a model to display.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:56 AM

That is one cool looking little Buggy Dave! The wheels and tires suit it perfect. Did you ever build that little buggy that we traded on some time ago?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:17 AM

Dave love your Manx! If its allowed on the forum, could you tell us more about the raffle and how we could help / buy raffle tickets? If its not allowed on the forum, could you PM some details? I'd love to buy a raffle ticket especially for such a good cause. Thank you.

#19 VW Dave

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 01:33 PM

Just sent a PM to an admin....stay tuned, and I'll let you know if I can post the info publicly or not.

I have the raffle's official PayPal address set up, but the Facebook and Fotki pages are not 100% ready yet.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:35 PM

Great job on the bug
I love the mustang tailights