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Tamiya Mk4 VW Golf....'personal barn find'


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#1 VW Dave

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 03:58 AM

After sitting unfinished in the box for several years, I hauled this one out and have it pretty much wrapped up after a couple of days worth of tinkering. It's far from perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it.
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Back story: I painted the body with actual VW 'cosmic green' lacquer shortly after I left the VW dealer(2000 or 2001), I selected the Fujimi wheels, and finished the chassis plate off.....then I lost the inspiration and packed it away.

Fast forward to 2007: A little wet sanding, some Tamiya TS-13 clear and a little fiddling, and it's almost complete. I need to add a rear muffler, the BBS center cap decals and license plates, and it gets the official 'DONE' stamp.

A 'slump breaker' build always feels good to wrap up. 8)

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:42 AM

Nice looking VW. You are your own worst critic. I think it looks perfect.
and I'm not much of a VW fan. but I know great work when I see it. Yes it is a good feeling to wrap up a long standing project. keep up the great work.

#3 Luis Ayala

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 12:52 PM

I totally agree with Ron, I don't see ANYTHING wrong in this VW.

Nice work man you should be proud of it...

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:56 PM

Very nice build. I love the car as a whole. Theres not one thing really pops out at me which means it blends well together!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 02:57 PM

Very nice build. I love the car as a whole. Theres not one thing really pops out at me which means it blends well together!

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 06:53 PM

Thanks very much for the positives, everyone; the more I look at this little car, the more I like it too....I just wish Tamiya had made it a 2-door. Maybe it would have been finished a lot sooner if it were. :lol:

Steve - The emblems did come with it, and they are very nice. There are also a pair of 'V5' emblems and one 'GOLF' emblem. I'm saving the Golf one for a Mk1 I have in the works and we never got the V5 engine here anyway, so the rest of them will not get onto this car.

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Posted 06 July 2007 - 07:36 PM

Cool little VW. I like the simple styling of it a lot.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 02:52 AM

Nice vee-dubya! Great color and wheel choice, Dave. Glad to hear the slump's broken. Now...get back to that mean little A-bone hot rod.

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 11:05 AM

Very nice build !

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Posted 01 September 2007 - 03:04 PM

absolutely love the color! debated buying this kit over and over again! now i know what must be done ! amazing build! :D ;)