VW Tiki Type 2
Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:09 PM
Here is my Hasegawa Type 2 Volkswagen. This is former service car of airport of Easter Island... Now it's owned by a local surf shop.
I tried to add as much bamboo as I could. I also scratch built some stuff. That gear shift knob is carved from polyurethane. Hula lady is also totally scratchbuilt.
I opened the roof and scratch built that sun roof. Safari frames are photoetched parts, couldn't find any from markets, so I designed my own ones.
Totally scratch built cooler.
Seats are made out of brass and metal wire
Metal wire+little palstic parts+cotton+glue+paint= hula girl
You may see that "AIRPORT SERVICE" text under the brown paint just below windshields.
Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:22 PM
Super great job on the bamboo parts
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:56 AM
VERY realistic "bare steel" look and overall weathering!
Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:03 AM
Tell us how you did the bamboo.
I glued thin plastic rod around tube. After that I used small amount of putty to smoothen that area. I painted these with light brown. I used darker brown at these "knots". I used different materials with these bamboo sticks. Bumbers are pvc-tube. Antenna and gear shift are metal vire. Rails at back are ps-tube.
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