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Chromecop

Member Since 29 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active May 02 2015 10:47 PM
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In Topic: 1956/-57 VW Oval Window Baja Bug

08 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for all positives! The model has been finished and presented in the "under glass-section". 

 

About the drums, I hade themn in my parts-box. They could come from the AMT Manx buggy, but I'm not sure???

 

The stinger is a bead-cone from Michael's Craft store. I scratchbuilt the exhust and collector from Evergreen rods and connected it to the stinger.


In Topic: 1956/-57 VW Oval Window Baja Bug

05 April 2015 - 06:28 AM

Patrick, Randy's correct. This is a kitbash using Sangyo-Gunze's oval 1956 VW and the Baja-kit was pirated from a Kyosho Mini-Z RC-body, no longer in production. The Resin-body from Replica Minitures of Maryland is, I Think, a resin-copy of the Kyosho-body. It has the larger rear window of a VW 1958 and later.

 

If You take a look in the Workbench-section there's a thread during Construction of my model.

 

Thanks for the positives!


In Topic: Volksrod pick-up

31 March 2015 - 05:43 AM

Cool idea about those taillights!!!


In Topic: Volksrod pick-up

20 March 2015 - 08:13 PM

Back at it this morning...

 

Took 6mm out for the chop, not too radical but I like it. Works out to a scale of roughly 2.5 inches.

A lot tougher to do the upper cab corners. I thought i had an old truck cab but it's nowhere to be found so I'm piecing it together a bit at a time. Going to take some file and filler work...

I'm undecided yet whether or not I'll run a drip rail around the back of the cab or stop it at the door edges and slope the rear roof right into the back panel... depends on what I can come up with out of the parts box.

 

The box is coming along nicely, pretty happy with it so far.

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This build is coming along GREAT!!! I really like the fact that You've kept the stock rear fenders to  keep the Bug identity. About that chop, it's really well performed, but did You really chop as much as 6 mm? It sure doesn't seem that much by the pictures... Also, 6 mm is about 6 scale inches in 1/25 scale. Every millimeter is equivalent to an inch in full scale as one inch is 25,4 mm , divide that with 25 and You get 1,016 mm. Keep up that good work! I'm a big VW fan and I really like this build!


In Topic: 1956/-57 VW Oval Window Baja Bug

11 March 2015 - 12:11 AM

OK, so the homemade decals could've been better, but they're good enough for a Little race-car I Think! :P