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#1 Frank

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:45 PM

Does any caster do parts to build a clone of the blue beetle



#2 Dan Helferich

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland casts the heads and Cadillac script valve covers. Ed Fluck of Drag City Casting casts the seats. Not sure what else is out there.



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland casts the heads and Cadillac script valve covers. Ed Fluck of Drag City Casting casts the seats. Not sure what else is out there.

Thanks for the info Dan



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Posted 10 February 2013 - 04:13 PM

Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland also casts all the scuba gear too, and its very well done.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:57 PM

Does the the Caddy engine used in the Blue beetle come in any other kits



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Posted 14 February 2013 - 03:59 AM

It's in the Monogram '29 Model A pickup kit but it has different valve covers and intake/carbs. Replicas and Miniatures casts the heads and script valve covers in resin. The 6x2 manifold and carbs in the Monogram '30 Woody kit could be adapted to the Caddy.

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

Many thanks Dan



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:47 PM

Does anyone cast the correct wheels for the Blue Beetle. I know they come in a couple of other kits, which are just as hard to find and high prtices.

 



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:49 PM

Check with the Modelhaus



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 09:43 PM

Get a re-issue of Monograms Lil'Coffin or Boothill Express, they are somewhat cheap(around $20)for the rear rims and the tires. You will need a Monogram Predicta or Monograms Orange Hauler for the front tires and wheels.(also somewhat inexpensive) These are not exact, but very close to the Blue Beetles.
The original Blue Beetle had 2 bar spinner knockoffs as well, alot of kits have those.

Edited by cooltoys1, 24 February 2013 - 09:45 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:24 AM

Get a re-issue of Monograms Lil'Coffin or Boothill Express, they are somewhat cheap(around $20)for the rear rims and the tires. You will need a Monogram Predicta or Monograms Orange Hauler for the front tires and wheels.(also somewhat inexpensive) These are not exact, but very close to the Blue Beetles.
The original Blue Beetle had 2 bar spinner knockoffs as well, alot of kits have those.

 I will take all you can find of the Lil Coffin and Boot Hill Express you can find for 20-25.00... The cheapest I have seen (and I have been trying to buy both of these kits) has been about 50.00... give or take 5.00



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

The Boot Hill Express has just been reissued.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:59 PM

The Parts Box has the rears in resin. 



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 06:52 AM

Ma's Resin has the rears with tires and brake backing plates.



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Posted 13 February 2014 - 03:37 PM

I would like to model a clone of the Monogram Blue Beetle pickup.  I have the body from a late kit, but neet the seats and the cadillac valve covers.  I thought I had read somewhere that someone was casting the seats and valve covers.

I know Replica and Minitures does the scuba tank and such.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Larry Casey



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 06:43 AM

I would like to model a clone of the Monogram Blue Beetle pickup.  I have the body from a late kit, but neet the seats and the cadillac valve covers.  I thought I had read somewhere that someone was casting the seats and valve covers.

I know Replica and Minitures does the scuba tank and such.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Larry Casey

Hi Larry, Check post #2 of this thread.