Bug is looking wonderful
Revell AG VW Beetle
Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:09 AM
I'm gusssing he's not done with it yet, cause his work so far has been spot on, but yeah. The tins between the engine and heat exchangers should be a semi gloss black. Along with the valve covers, and the oil drain plate. The heat exchangers should be semi gloss/flat grey, probably between light and dark ghost grey. The engine block is magnesium, while the transmission is aluminum. Magnesium is this weird silver-grey with a yellowish tinge.
Hei Geoff, aren't that sheetmetal plates covering the engine's cylinders from behind supposed to be painted black?
The last time I saw one of those cars, that pieces of metal were painted black, and the exhaust "heat accumulators" just by them were painted flat gray.
Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:32 AM
I'm gusssing he's not done with it yet, cause his work so far has been spot on,
It will be sorted before the end of the build, got a bit done yesterday getting the interior side panels fixed in place, the parts go together like a jigsaw puzzle,
Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:51 PM
That's a complicated assembly.
The good part is that it allows a lot of detailing, and you for sure are making use of the possibilities the kit offers Geoff.
Top notch work.
I have a question for the guys who are into Bugs:
On our Brazilian built VW Bugs, the stamped steel panned above the driver and passenger is painted body color. on European Bugs is it the same?
My uncle had a '69 1200 and a '77 1300L and both were body color on that spot. I had a '73 1500 for about a month, and that car had a wood grain plastic cover over the dash, but again, the panel from under the dash to the pedals was body colored.
Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:04 AM
I had a '69 Bug that was orange. I'm having fond memories of the Bug looking at your build.
Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:38 AM
Got the dash finished, mixed up a little clear resin for the speedo clock glass, and a little detail work done on the underside of the engine,
Posted 02 March 2014 - 05:57 AM
Brilliant work Geoff, love the colour in fact I have a tin of it myself somewhere.