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#1 Modelmartin

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:11 PM

I just finished the molds for this one! I have them on Ebay or you can contact me by PM. It fits on the Tamiya New Beetle and has had the front and rear ends smoothed out for a more custom look.

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Thanks for looking!

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:24 PM

Andy, that is TOO COOL! Is it patterned after a REAL car, or didja jus think it up? Either way, It's just cool! :)

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 04:38 PM

It's patterned after the real thing.

Here's a 1951 model:

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 06:58 PM

Freaky, funky and cool...looks very slick. I like it, Andy!

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:52 AM

Harry, yeah I do rememberthem lil bugs like that,NEVER saw one, but I have seen pics of them. Were they ever imported here? They sure do look neat! I was just wondrin IF VW had one over in Europe that we weren,t gettin over here! That would be a COOL idea! A Volksie sport job! How cool would that be?, all Turbo'd an slammed?!! :angry: B)

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:01 AM

Hebmüllers were never sold by VW here in the US, although a handful are here nowadays; any you see here are/were 'gray market' cars. Hebs were sold and serviced through the domestic(Germany) dealer network.


Another reason you rarely see them is because the Hebmüller Coachwerken factory burned in the summer of 1949. :angry: Including the prototypes and the post-fire models assembled by Karmann, they still numbered less than 700 cars. The most recent accounting had the worldwide Heb population at just about 100.

The top pic is the facility today, while the bottom pic is from 1949:
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:13 AM

Thanks Dave,Harry! Is Hebmueller like German for Funky lil 2-seater Roadster? Ya's think somethin like "Das Wundabug, mitt der slammin und Honkinzin Compresormotor"Woulda been a lilttle much? They SHOULD make one, SOMEONE should!It's that cool! GREAT IDEA, Andy! :angry: B)

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:13 AM

How cool would that be?, all Turbo'd an slammed?!! :angry: B)


Not turbo'd, but it is what we VW folks call 'slammed on earlies.'
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 05:16 AM

Is Hebmueller like German for Funky lil 2-seater Roadster?


Hebmüller was the family name; their coachbuilding firm was established in the late 1800's.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:42 AM

Thanks Again,Steve. The lil red one in the pic, actually looks like it has a front cowl and hood for the"trunklid". How cool is that? Wow, that's like simple german engineering at it best! I STILL think that's a GREAT lookin lil car! :lol:

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for comments, guys. I consider it successful if you thought it looked like it was from the factory. It was a fun one to do. I also have a New Beetle Split Window in the works. :P

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 08:01 PM

I also have a New Beetle Split Window in the works. :lol:


OK, now you have my full attention. I'm looking forward to seeing that. Any chance that you'd ever consider doing a splittie 'old Beetle?'

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 03:08 AM

Any chance that you'd ever consider doing a splittie 'old Beetle?'


That would be cool. I'm amazed that more vintage Beetles haven't been done in resin (sad that Scale Kraft is gone...he did the most vintage Beetle stuff). Especially ones like this:

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:45 AM

I love these little cars, my sister sparked my interest in them when her first 2 cars were beetles and now My father-in-law has a back yard full of them. I am just waiting on when he will let get at the vendetta bug that he has :blink: :o

Amazing though, I have never built a beetle. I dont even have a kit of one. :(

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 05:55 AM

Amazing though, I have never built a beetle. I don't even have a kit of one. :(


WHAT!!!!

That is a shocking revelation. You must correctify that misunderaquisitionning.

Bob and Dave, I am seriously considering doing more vintage beetle and bus stuff. People like them, I like them, what's not to like about them. I like the Heb Hi-Boy. Very, very cool! :o :blink: B)

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 06:03 AM

WHAT!!!!

That is a shocking revelation. You must correctify that misunderaquisitionning.

Bob and Dave, I am seriously considering doing more vintage beetle and bus stuff. People like them, I like them, what's not to like about them. I like the Heb Hi-Boy. Very, very cool! :) B) B)


Heb Hi-Boy gets my vote if you are thinking of doing any others! :o B)

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 05:08 AM

Cool looking "New Heb"!!!

As the others mention, we really need someone to do a decent early bug (either split- or oval window ) in resin, preferrably as a transkit for Tamiya's nice '66.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:45 AM

Yeah - how about a resin of this one...

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:48 AM

Yeah - how about a resin of this one...


YES!!! I'm about to start this project. Thanks for the photos. I'm planning to do it using 1:25 Revell's model. Should I use Tamiya 1:24?

There is an old beetle Hebmuller version in resin. Master by Tim Wizard
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Rear pics???? No.... :) :D

Andy, very nice work! Congratulations!

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

YES!!! I'm about to start this project. Thanks for the photos. I'm planning to do it using 1:25 Revell's model. Should I use Tamiya 1:24?

There is an old beetle Hebmuller version in resin. Master by Tim Wizard
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Rear pics???? No.... :lol: :lol:

Andy, very nice work! Congratulations!


Here ya go Drago...

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