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#1 sensei kamikaze

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 05:56 PM

Greetings fellow modelers I just want to share my most recent finished model

A 1966 Volkswagen  from Tamiya

 

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#2 sensei kamikaze

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

oh my!!! I have an error on the topic name, I have 1066 and should be 1966, and I can't edit the title... if some moderator can change it please do it

 

Edit:

corrected the year, tanks to foxer


Edited by sensei kamikaze, 17 July 2013 - 11:04 AM.


#3 Chillyb1

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:10 PM

I love that car and I love that kit. Looks like you've done a great job with it. I'd like some pictures that show better detail, especially of the engine and the interior. 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 06:23 PM

Oh, that is nice



#5 orangechallenger

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

it looks great! i made one without paint too but rather not that well refined...

 i like how you made the engine bay, but... how did you close the hood ( i dont know how to call it since this bug has the engine in the rear) , so perfectly? i didnt solve the problem of closing the gap in the rear

 

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#6 Dominik

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:37 PM

Really nice colour Jesus - like it!

 Old beetles are always cool :D

 

If its allowed,...the wire from the ignition coil to the distributor you have not installed quite correctly. I think, the wire in the middle should go to the ignition coil. the coil is mounted on the "fan box" - this little, black thing with the silver ring, left from the aircleaner ;) 

 

Whats about the black stripe on the passengers sidetrim? it does not look nice to the paintjob :huh:



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:41 PM

@ Jeff: if you use the hinge, it is a fumbling to open and close the hood. Also to fit it "perfect" in closed position. Jesus did not mounted the hinge, so it is only layed off.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

That is stunning!  It may just be the best build I have seen of that kit!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:09 AM

Extremely NICE beetle Jesus, I love that color on it job well done man!! :D 



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:59 AM

Extremely good looking!

 

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:03 AM

very nice bug!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:02 AM

Man, that is a very sharp build....



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:22 AM

Love this VW.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:54 AM

@ Jeff: if you use the hinge, it is a fumbling to open and close the hood. Also to fit it "perfect" in closed position. Jesus did not mounted the hinge, so it is only layed off.



oh I see, thank you... It definitely would hold my hood ( trunk, anyway ) from sliding down! That's quite a good advice to work on!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

Nice, clean build! The stripe reminds me of the graphics they used on some of the 70's special editions.



#16 sensei kamikaze

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:17 AM

Thanks for your comments guys I appreciate them a lot.

 

@dominik the black stripe responds to a paint issue, when I was apliying bare metal foil the paint chips, with the bare metal glue!!! and I haven’t enough paint to start over because around here alclad is an import and hard to get, last time took me 5 months to get the paint so I decide to apply some decal.

 

By the way the body paint is Alclad candy orange

 

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@Zarana-X 70’s indeed they are from the AMT AMc 1976 grenmlin

 

Here more pictures!!

the engine before final assembly

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#17 Pete L.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

Really nice work, great save !!!



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:12 PM

WOW THATS REALLY NICE



#19 Chris White

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:01 AM

Beautiful build, nice colour choice



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 02:08 AM

Nice build, good color choice!