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In Topic: Revell's new '68 Beetle

27 November 2013 - 09:06 AM

Here's a German page (I translated it) with the parts for the '70 Cabriolet:




It has just a swing axle but seems to be the padded dash I can use.



And here's the '68 hardtop kit from the same site:



Interesting it has the old non-padded dash but has the '68 engine lid with the hump. This one has no louvers and the '70 has them across the top.  We should be able to get quite a few years out of these two kits.


Looks like I'll be getting a few of these too! Between the two kits, there are so many possibilities...  :)

In Topic: Revell's new '68 Beetle

27 November 2013 - 09:00 AM

Is that a seperate headliner i spy in the parts layout??


 Yes, it is!


I plan to get the kit and try to make a baja bug out of it.


I got this one, and two more on the way. I'm thinking Cal look, and Baja, like the ones I had, and at least one stock...  :)



In Topic: Revell's new '68 Beetle

25 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

Okay...looks nice. So what do we need to do to make it U.S.-spec, and what year would be the closest we could get once fixed?


Charlie Larkin


As far as I can tell, just add the bumpers with the over riders from the Tamiya '66, It would pass pretty easily for a '67.

In Topic: Revell's new '68 Beetle

25 November 2013 - 02:32 PM

Are the windows flush fit, or inserted from the inside?


Had to go check, they appear to be flush fit



Supposedly, the reason Revell has the "series" thing is so that buyers for the chains like Hobby Lobby, Michael's, etc. can purchase assortment lots of kits that relate to each other without having to pick them individually. The problem, though, is that kits like a bone-stock Beetle, Mini Cooper and '65 Impala convertible don't really seem to fit the spirit of the Cali Wheels line (because none have optional custom wheels, like the other kits in the series, for one thing). Seems to me it kind of defeats the purpose of having the series if Revell can't group related subjects together.



I agree



In Topic: Revell's new '68 Beetle

25 November 2013 - 09:14 AM

Ok...Ok... I'm picking it apart. Granted, it is a new kit, but it's just not accurate to call it a `68 as it doesn't even have fresh air heat!


By fresh air heat, do you mean the tubes from the air shroud to heat exchangers? Those parts are in there! I can see it's not a totally accurate model, but it will still build into a nice model car that'll look nice on any shelf...   :)