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#21 David G.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:26 AM

Top knotch work there!

A great way to start with the MCM Forum, welcome.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 02:56 AM

Nice weathering!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:52 AM

Great build there & welcome to the forum. Beautiful weathering & fine attension to the details.

That looks a lot like my old bug I had out in Washington back in the !980's

Edited by surfjunke, 15 March 2012 - 03:52 AM.


#24 Mr.Zombie

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:22 AM

Does not look like the first try. It is awesome. Very realistic. More!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:34 AM

That's most excellent!!

Great job ... but just one question: However did those wheels and tires escape the ravages of time?

Very convincing.


B) = That's praise, Jim.

New tires on a recently aquired project? ;)
Love the way it looks. The weathering is great, and the way it is photographed makes it look real, like an photo you'd see of a real one for sale on Craigslist or in an Auto Swapper.

#26 Dr. Cranky

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:42 AM

I agree, lovely piece of modeling. I like it and thank you for sharing it with us.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 06:48 AM

Thats vary realistic . My best friends bro had a re on in the same shape as that.

Edited by hotrod59f100, 15 March 2012 - 06:48 AM.


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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:01 AM

Excellent work, this does not look like a first attempt. :D The only suggestions would be the wheels look too clean. Also, I believe thestock wheels would be silver, maybe mismatch them? Also the running boards are metal covered with rubber skin. Maybe sand them smooth, paint them rusty, then recover with ripped masking tape or other material to represent the ripped rubber.

#29 Dominik

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:50 AM

Wow Steven, AWESOME job! Looks real as the others have said!

Oh, and WELCOME!

I agree!
Welcome and thats a really coooool bug you shared.

Show us more like this, Thanks!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:37 PM

WELL DONE!!...very realistic weathering, some fine patina B) B)

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:55 PM

Excellent weathering job and the setting is enough to make it look REAL. One of the key stand-outs is every inch is not overdone. Also the 60's job on the drivers door is good for a LOL!!. Goodjob and thanks for sharing.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:49 AM

Hi Steven, I like everythingli about your VW build INCLUDING the wheels and tires. I can see weathering and great scrub marks on them. We used to use a line that went something like "look at that car, the wheels and tires are worth more than the car". I've had and driven old cars that may look as if they have been through a battle but they always had good rubber on them. The title states "beat up" not "junk yard".

#33 Steven7319

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 03:29 AM

Thanks for that. I can see what people are saying regards the wheels and tyres. But to be honest in person they look far more weathered than the photos show for some reason. But like you said its a beat up runner not a junker. Glad you all like it it was great fun to build and paint. Already started my samba bus so I'll get some pics up soon as pos. Thank you all for the comments and I'm really glad I found such a good forum.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 05:59 PM

That looks great, weathering looks realistic, well done.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

Love it!

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 06:26 PM

looks great for a first attempt for sure.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Looks super real to me. you pulled it off on your first time. nice job.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:36 PM

Very fine and convincing model. Also like that license plate. Would that be about the car?



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Posted 07 March 2013 - 07:22 AM

Welcome to the forum and Wow!. A really great job on weathering. On your Samba, try heating with a hair dryer carefully and gradually work it back into shape. It'll be tougher with all the windows but if your careful it will work. Just don't overheat, a little at a time. Good luck!



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 09:16 AM

Great beater!