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#1 tbusch

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:06 AM

Someone on one of these boards mentioned an Opel Kadett in Resin, Who makes it and are their decals for this kit. The only drag cars I can think of are the Jr. Thompson car and Jack Ditmars Der Mini Brute. By the way the first Funny Car i got to see racing on the track, Alton Dragway circa 1970

 

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:17 AM

THERE'S A SELLER ON EBAY



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

THERE'S A SELLER ON EBAY

 

Thanks found one, now need to know if their are any decals for this body



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

NOT THAT I'VE SEEN, BUT THERE'S GUYS OUT THERE THAT WILL MAKE THEM

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 02:44 PM

IMG_2998-vi.jpgIMG_3000-vi.jpgIMG_2999-vi.jpg

 

I had mentioned that I won an auction on eBay. The seller must be a friend of AFX Wendal because this is his work. I did get it quickly so he must have the item before he lists it.  Overall quality is pretty good, no issues with the body.

 

I bought it hoping I could get a stock Kadett out of it, but it's more funny car than enough stock for me to work with. The wheelbase is the correct 95" though.



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 07:11 PM

I THINK YOUR RIGHT TOM, I'VE BEEN BUYING THESE BODIES OFF EBAY FOR A FEW YEARS, THIS IS THE THIRD SELLER SO FAR. THE ONLY BODY I'VE HAD ISSUES WITH WAS THE BRONCO BUSTER, THE SIDES WERE BOWED OUT QUITE A BIT, & THE BODY WAS ABOUT A 1/4" THICK AT THE ROCKERS. BUT WITH A LITTLE GRINDING & SOME HOT WATER, IT CAME INTO SHAPE PRETTY WELL

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:46 AM

IMG_2998-vi.jpgIMG_3000-vi.jpgIMG_2999-vi.jpg
 
I had mentioned that I won an auction on eBay. The seller must be a friend of AFX Wendal because this is his work. I did get it quickly so he must have the item before he lists it.  Overall quality is pretty good, no issues with the body.
 
I bought it hoping I could get a stock Kadett out of it, but it's more funny car than enough stock for me to work with. The wheelbase is the correct 95" though.

I have seen your work....You can make a factory stock out of this.....Find a Vega kit to use for the chassis and interior.....I would Love to see this done stock.....My aunt owned a red one back when I was a kid.I got my 68'GTO Friday....I'm going to make a Tempest or Lemans out of it....Still trying to figure out the best way to make the grills.

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 05:50 AM

I have seen your work....You can make a factory stock out of this.....Find a Vega kit to use for the chassis and interior.....I would Love to see this done stock.....My aunt owned a red one back when I was a kid.I got my 68'GTO Friday....I'm going to make a Tempest or Lemans out of it....Still trying to figure out the best way to make the grills.

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence Steve!  There is a ton of work to be done.  I've already mentally been thinking of what kit dashboard is close enough to modify etc.  I've been thinking MPC  Chevette under it since those shared a common heritage with the Opel. 

 

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My interest is that I grew up in Germany for a while and they were all over the place.  See the above photo I took when I was a kid.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:20 AM

 

Thanks for the vote of confidence Steve!  There is a ton of work to be done.  I've already mentally been thinking of what kit dashboard is close enough to modify etc.  I've been thinking MPC  Chevette under it since those shared a common heritage with the Opel. 

 

german16-vi.jpg

 

My interest is that I grew up in Germany for a while and they were all over the place.  See the above photo I took when I was a kid.

Nice..How old is that photo?......I just finished cutting the front bumper off the GTO body...so I'm off to a good start with the Tempest/Lemans project...I also dremeled off the GTO scoops from the hood.....Now I'm going to soak it in Wesleys bleach white overnight...Then start on the bodywork tomorrow......I would like to see the Opel in progress when you start...Very Cool subject.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:11 AM

Nice..How old is that photo?......

 

Photo was taken in Pirmasens, Germany in the 1970-2 era when I lived there. This was at the army post drag races that were held occasionally on the air strip. Below is a link to the whole set:

 

http://public.fotki....sens-germany-d/



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:48 AM

Bs.Design in Germany does eurospec Kadett as sedan and coupe. Complete curbside kits with white metal parts.

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Not the best resin kit I worked on, but there isn´t too many Opel kits available.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:35 AM

Bs.Design in Germany does eurospec Kadett as sedan and coupe. Complete curbside kits with white metal parts.

DSC02066.jpg

DSC02068.jpg

Not the best resin kit I worked on, but there isn´t too many Opel kits available.

DSC02071.jpg

DSC02084.jpg

 

Very cool kit...what is the price of these?



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 12:45 AM

 

Photo was taken in Pirmasens, Germany in the 1970-2 era when I lived there. This was at the army post drag races that were held occasionally on the air strip. Below is a link to the whole set:

 

http://public.fotki....sens-germany-d/

Love the photos Tom...It would be cool to build some of the cars in them...Those Bugs are wild looking..Thanks for sharing them...Very cool....Now I'm interested in a Opel Kit!



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:18 AM

arena modelli have made a 1:24 opel kadett gte in resin



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:54 AM

arena modelli have made a 1:24 opel kadett gte in resin

do you have a link or contact

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:04 AM

http://www.arenamode...o_scala_124.htm

 

some pics from the kit i have:

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you can buy it from here:

http://shop.spotmode...9af4e7b06426a3a


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