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#1 RatRod

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:32 AM

Got these finished up! I remember when these kits hit the shelves back in the day, molded in bright yellow, it's great to see them back. I built these a little differently than most, I built them the way I thought a couple friends would have built real ones back in the mid sixties. The first one is VW powered, and pretty flashy, the other is kind of a mild sleeper as it runs a turbo'd Corvair engine (from the AMT parts pak) This is a great kit, needs a little tweaking here and there, but still a fun kit, and yeah, AMT got the front seats a little small, and the headlights a little big, but still nice to have back.

 

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#2 Villain

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:06 AM

both look great! good job!



#3 Porscheman

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:35 AM

I have to get that. Love the colors. Great job.



#4 W-Machine

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:44 AM

Very nice paint work on both!



#5 Chris White

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

Plesae tell me the wheels are stock, those are absolutely awesome. I have passed over that kit too many times, now I am kick'n myself

#6 RatRod

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

Plesae tell me the wheels are stock, those are absolutely awesome. I have passed over that kit too many times, now I am kick'n myself

 

Sorry Chris, the wheels I used are not in the kit. I used the Cragars from an AMT '64 El Camino/wagon (same kits basically) on the purple buggy, and the Americans are modified parts box finds.

 

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#7 TooOld

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

Can't remember where I saw these before but I'm glad you posted them here ,  they are great looking Manxes !

Maybe more people will post theirs .



#8 Erik Smith

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

Like them both - but that purple, beautiful color!  Nice models!



#9 Renegade

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Great builds.

#10 cobraman

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

They are both very, very nice.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:05 PM

John everyone says it all the time but the color choice on both is outstanding. Both are Fabulous...



#12 ChrisR

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

Great models!



#13 Albie D

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

That purple one looks good enough to eat!



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:37 AM

I like the SHINY :) :) :)  purple one.



#15 S. Svendsen

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

Those are very cool.

#16 Zarana-X

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Those came out beautiful. The grey car looks like it was photographed in black and white, then the red photoshopped.

#17 realgone58

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:56 PM

Nicest ones I've seen yet! Gotta dig the purple! Great choice of tires and wheels on both.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:04 AM

They look great! I am a VW freak myself and have one of these under construction at the moment. It has been set aside while I finish a couple of other model projects, but will be going back to it shortly. :)

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

Very nice looking buggy's  I am glad to see the kit back.



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Sweet buggies.