the ugly stuff update...
Cleaned up the quarter windows and added semaphore openings. Think I am ok with the outside body, but will revisit after working on the chassis.
Thought my original attempt at the rear lights were out of scale, this is v2.
Spent a bunch of time on the rear inner panels taking into consideration the hinges I used for the rear lid and other parts I want to use:
1942(?) Kubelwagen center tunnel, long block, front beam (narrowed).
Hasegawa pan is great to work with as the rear compartment tin is separate.
Tamiya engine compartment inner panels are a good start for all scale VW engine compartment detailing.
Fujimi 356 trannny with front and rear mount grafted on.
Trying to keep it all old school.
Awesome king/link pin detail on the front beam from Hasegawa. You can see my method for narrowing a scale front beam.
Next...convert an extra Hasegawa T1 window insert into the inner bracing that is present on a beetle's body, cutting out the door and window areas.