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  • Location Plympton MA
  • Full Name Chris Freda

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  1. Geeti added a post in a topic beat up bug.   

    Nice Bug
  2. Geeti added a post in a topic AMT '49 Mercury   

    Awesome work ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
  3. Geeti added a post in a topic 1/24 scale 1966 VW Beetle   

    I ‘sanded down’ some tires for the front (aka, I chucked them onto my dremel and spun them on some sandpaper to reduce the diameter for the big/little tire look.

    I may rebuild some things on this kit, like cut the front side windows out of it & maybe try and do the white rim barrel on the wheels to add a bit of contrast in the wheel area (BRMs would be nice, but I don’t have any in my limited stash ).

    Thanks for looking, lemme know what you think
  4. Geeti added a post in a topic 1/24 scale 1966 VW Beetle   

    too many brush strokes, but whatever...

    oil leaks, of course :laugh:

    There was a place for them molded onto the body, so I made some bumper overrider braces out of the .03" rod.

    My bug model I built in 1984 is on the left, 2013 on the right (similar???!!!! HA!)

    I entered it in a model show, just for the heck of it. Didn't place, but had fun

  5. Geeti added a post in a topic 1/24 scale 1966 VW Beetle   

    Test fitting...

    Getting there...

    I couldn't figure out a way to make the rail clamp until I saw noticed the profile of a 'to-go' plastic container from the recycling bin. Not exact, but close enough, so I glued it in place :laugh:

  6. Geeti added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1/24 scale 1966 VW Beetle
    Hi all,
    This is my first post here on the scale model forums. I’ve been getting back into the model building hobby after a few years absence (~30 year hiatus ) Since the last bug model I build back in the mid- 80s, I decided to give the Tamiya '66 Beetle a try (lowered, just because )
    It’s not perfect, but it was a fun little project.
    Here are some pictures.

    Me & paint still don't get along too well! It’s rustolem Garnet Red (the can I had was having spray problems ! !! ). I coated that with some Pledge Floor Wax w/ Future shine over it.

    Tamiya’s licence plates appear too big, so I filed 'em down

    [ Side notes: other things that I couldn't 'fix' from the Tamiya kit: this kit appears to be an adaptation of a Right Hand Drive Beetle, the wipers are 'parked' on the wrong side of the car (internet pix of real LHD cars don't lie ) & the mirrors are on the wrong side (the round mirror represents a LHD drivers side mirror!)....this bugged me a bit, so I just used the pear shaped one as a drivers side & chopped the passenger side mirror off...'cuz I couldn't correct it.! ]

    Interior coloring is incorrect (should be a black steering wheel, etc.), but I was playing with mixing acrylic paints to come up with these colors.

    Since the paint on the roof didn't come out as nice as I would have hoped, I decided to make a roof rack to 'cover it up'. . I tried to copy the rack on my real bug. I drew it up in CAD and printed the 'plans' out at 1/24 scale.

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