dougwintz

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  • Location New Jersey
  • Full Name Doug wintz

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  1. dougwintz added a post in a topic VWs   

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Have a great 2015!!
  2. dougwintz added a post in a topic VWs   

    ooops. Gotta add some micro sol to that left rear corner. Funny what you don't see until you post it online
  3. dougwintz added a post in a topic VWs   

    .....and here's the final installment of the VW van build project









  4. dougwintz added a post in a topic VWs   

    Did some more work over the last couple of weeks.
    Here's a picture I omitted of the Vanagon engine



    Then, I finished off the Samba van. Like the Vanagon, really challenging problems with fit and warping, but it turned out ok. In general, one of the things that modeling teaches me is that things will never be perfect. I can always see some flaws, but the point is, do the work the best you can, enjoy and move on. Like in real life!





    The interior came out nice with the neutral grays





    Next up is the VW cargo van - the Jagermeister version. Should be fun.
  5. dougwintz added a post in a topic VWs   

    Hey guys. Thanks for the comments. I think it's cool that the forum has members from right around the corner in New Jersey USA, but also Bonn, Germany and in Norway. I've been to Frankfurt, Hamburg and Oslo so i can at least relate geographically. Christian - so funny that the mirrors are in the wrong position - and you discovered it! I'm sure it's not the first time I built something with the parts upside down or reversed . I'll update these photos when i finish the other two builds. Thanks again for the comments. Doug
  6. dougwintz added a topic in Under Glass   

    VWs
    Winter in the Northeast is not the best painting weather. So this year, I decided to paint some kits in advance. I already had a VW Bug built - so I decided to paint some other VW kits in September - a Vanagon, a Samba Van and a cargo van. I painted, bagged them, then starting working on them when the temp got to freezing. This is kind of a cross between Under Glass and On The Workfbench.

    Here are some pics of the VW Bug I had already built - it's from the Tamiya kit







    The next to be built which i just finished, is the Vanagon from Revell of Germany. I found this kit (and the Samba Van) very difficult to built. Lots of warping - but with patience and a few clamps it worked out. Here are some pics







    Next to be built is the Samba bus - here are some pics of the partially finished bus



    And in pieces is the next project - the cargo van




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  7. dougwintz added a post in a topic Toyota 86   

    Great job. Did you scribe the panel lines - how did you do them?
  8. dougwintz added a post in a topic 1/24 Hasegawa VW Type2 Pickup Truck   

    Great job.
  9. dougwintz added a post in a topic Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe Revamp   

    Wow. Great work in progress and nice examples of built versions.
  10. dougwintz added a post in a topic New project. Nasty LX notch oct 12 almost there!   

    Looks nice. Like the way you carried through the color to the roll bar.
  11. dougwintz added a post in a topic Unusual Kits   

    Thanks for the comments, guys
  12. dougwintz added a post in a topic Unusual Kits   

    It would be nice to have that Skyline in the garage, huh?
  13. dougwintz added a post in a topic BMW M6 "Sharknose" built for a friend.   

    Wow. Super build - very clean!
  14. dougwintz added a topic in Under Glass   

    Unusual Kits
    I like to look for unusual models, like Fujima's Nissan Skyline GT-R KPGC10 race car. Unfortunately, it's a curbside. So i took the engine from the Tamiya skyline and transplanted it. Here's the result:







    Then there is the Esci Ertl Ford Escort RS1800. It's a clear body kit. The tooling was not so great. But, I painted it white and acquired some Rothman livery decals. Interesting model...tough to build.










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  15. dougwintz added a post in a topic LaBelle Speed Shop - California 1963   

    Love the color and paint on both of them