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#41 Rob Hall

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

  The Revell US part of Hobby Shipper still shows it as pending.  Interestingly enough Tower Hobbies doesn't even have a listing for it on the Revell Germany side at all, only on the Revell U.S. side.

 

 

Interesting..I missed that because the US rebox doesn't come up if you search on 'VW'--the RoG kits come up, but the US one only comes up if you search on 'Beetle' ---probably because the title of the listing doesn't have 'VW' in it and the search only looks at that field.


Edited by Rob Hall, 10 September 2013 - 11:39 AM.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:22 AM

The Revel US boxing is still planned for Nov.  They didn't import many (if any at all) of the Revell-Germany boxings because a US box had already been planned before the RoG kit was released.  Once a US box comes out it tends to turn the (usually higher priced) German boxing into a dust collector.

 

There's no planned US boxing of the Cabrio, so look for that one in the RoG box.   

 

http://www.hobbyship...=RMX&I=RMXS4192



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:31 AM

As mentioned above I'm amazed that no company has kitted a 1/24 scale split window.  It's never been done! 

 

Gunze did offer one years ago in a curbside version. 



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

 

Gunze did offer one years ago in a curbside version. 

If I remember right that kit was an Oval window car, 1956?



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 05:07 PM

If I remember right that kit was an Oval window car, 1956?

Yes, it was a 1956 oval window.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:34 AM

Yup, oval. No Splits....

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 05:20 AM

The sedan is also available now...

 

http://www.wettringe...&threadID=48945

 

http://www.modellboa...p?topic=46793.0

 

Photo courtesy of Johannes Raber from the modellboard.net

 

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 06:01 AM

That sure looks like a German Beetle. My wife had a US '68 and had different tail lights and, most notable, bumpers were completely different.

 

It sure looks like the best Beetle Revel has done, though.



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 11:40 AM

The new Revell '68 Beetle has another topic here and I got the '70 version so here's it's best to start one just on this. I scanned the instructions as a good way to show what's in this kit and posted them in my Photobucket account

 

The '68 Beetle review is here.

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197001_zps9aaf06b

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197005_zps7134fcd


Edited by Foxer, 04 December 2013 - 07:09 AM.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:08 PM

OK ... I'm adding the rest of the instruction pages here. From the discussion on the '68 kit these will go a long way showing how these two kits are done.

 

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RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197007_zps3f0088c

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197008_zps6b0d5cf



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:10 PM

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197009_zps935a7e3

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197010_zpsa5904e3

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197011_zps4d76f2f



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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:12 PM

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197012_zps6f6b2d1

 

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197013_zpsf330742

 

 


Edited by Foxer, 30 November 2013 - 04:13 PM.


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Posted 30 November 2013 - 04:14 PM

RevellVWBeetleCabriolet197014_zps396bdb8

 

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Posted 01 December 2013 - 03:51 AM

that was cool thanks, I'd like to see more instructions, before I buy kits



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Posted 01 December 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks for posting - much appreciated!

 

Very wierd though that Revell decided to make the front and rear inner arches so much more complicated than those on the actual car...  It's as though they have fitted wheel arch liners.



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 07:11 AM

Neat. I like that it has the horn and a proper firewall.

Whats the assembly in step 51? The thermostat?



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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:04 AM


Whats the assembly in step 51? The thermostat?

 

I seriously don't know what that is. It sticks out the back past the bumper!  Here's a shot from the side of the box that shows it on a built model ..

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It also shows from above in steps 56 to 58.


Edited by Foxer, 02 December 2013 - 08:10 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 08:54 AM

It's definitely a Euro-style trailer hitch (with a ball cover) and electrical connection.  


Edited by Brett Barrow, 02 December 2013 - 08:55 AM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 09:02 AM

 

Whats the assembly in step 51? The thermostat?

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:29 AM

It's definitely a Euro-style trailer hitch (with a ball cover) and electrical connection.  

 

That's what it seemed closest to in location, but I wouldn't expect to tow much of a load considering the bend in the long attaching rod.