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#1 Bigjeepzz

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 04:07 PM

Hey guys I finally got something positive out of the mold. They are not perfect and will require some minor touch up but overall came out good enough for me put up for sale (first body ever casted). I know there was requests for the Tamiya kit but I needed something to gain experience from first. If you would like one, please email me. I can ship within three days of receiving payment and I will work with anyone who is unhappy with the product.

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:33 AM

Hey Jake, Sign me up. It looks great ! I'll PM you.

Thanks !

Mark

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 10:24 AM

Got mine, and IMO it's pretty nice; Jake is right, it will only require minimal work to make it great....my only problem is I can't decide whether to build it as a clean street Baja or a grubby offroader. :lol:

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:09 AM

Wich kit does this fit?

#5 Bigjeepzz

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Posted 16 October 2007 - 11:31 AM

This body will fit the many different variations of Revell 1/25 VW kits.

Just to name a few,

VW 60's Beetle
VW Street Machine
VW Beetle Convertible
VW Cabriolet
VW Killer Bee

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Posted 22 October 2007 - 12:42 PM

I got mine several weeks ago and agree that it is a decent casting. Very reasonably priced too. Jake, give me a shout via e-mail if you want some free pointers to improve your castings. I know I can help you.

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:11 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys, it is much appreciated.

Andy, email has been sent.

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:43 AM

I hate to say this but the mold has taken a turn for the worst. I knew this would happen eventually.

I got a great run out of the mold and I casted about 70 bodies from it. The really bad news is I am not making another mold of this body. I still have 23 bodies left that I am bringing to the NNL in Georgia. This is all that is left.

I would like to thank the guys who ordered bodies and I hoe they make great models. I am working on a new Baja body now and I hope to have it ready very soon.

Jake

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 02:49 AM

I hate to say this but the mold has taken a turn for the worst. I knew this would happen eventually.

I got a great run out of the mold and I casted about 70 bodies from it. The really bad news is I am not making another mold of this body. I still have 23 bodies left that I am bringing to the NNL in Georgia. This is all that is left.

I would like to thank the guys who ordered bodies and I hoe they make great models. I am working on a new Baja body now and I hope to have it ready very soon.

Jake



Jake,

what about a THING Body? Not theWW II body the 181 body.

Edited by carsntrucks4you, 28 October 2007 - 02:50 AM.


#10 Bigjeepzz

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 08:36 AM

Jake,

what about a THING Body? Not theWW II body the 181 body.


Which kit is the 181? I only know of the WWII Kubelwagon. If you can let me know which kit you are talking about I would love to make a baja body and cast it.

Jake

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:24 AM

Which kit is the 181? I only know of the WWII Kubelwagon. If you can let me know which kit you are talking about I would love to make a baja body and cast it.

Jake



Hi Jake,

there is no kit of the THING available. I thought you would make one, LOL.

Michael

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 03:10 PM

Hey Jake, Sorry to hear about the mold. I really like my Baja and I guess now it's a collectors item !! LOL I would be interested in a Vee Dub Thing if you can get your hands on a master. I'm sure I'll pick up one of the new Bajas also. Thanks for the update and good luck at the NNL.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 03:37 PM

Thanks Mark. The mold did it's job and I am sure there are a few other tricks to making the mold last longer than it did. I am still learning on casting bodies and I can only improve on the next ones.

Jake

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 08:08 AM

Hello Jake
The baja body is really nice. I was your first customer of the day in Atlanta. I should had picked-up the baja bug.
If you have anymore let me know. or if you cast some more you could try and make it to the NNL East in April talk to Tom Geiger he is in this forum. They are in a new place and the vending area is twice as big so he maybe looking for vendors :lol: .
You will not be disappointed if you do. Also a Thing would be nice like others have said.

Ariel