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Joe Lange

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  • Birthday 07/24/1956

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  1. Thank You 'Beamerman'. Even Porsche doesn't really mention very much about these cars, except the 3 that they entered in the '52 Le Mans race. By 1950/51, Dr. Porsche was more interested in getting back to Zuffenhausen and build production, (steel bodied), cars. The last of the aluminum, 'Gmund' cars were just for promotional/racing use. Use them, crash them, throw them away!
  2. Yikes! Gosh Rich, I really don't remember. It's been quite a few years ago, so,....I wasn't introduced to Tamya paints back then, so my favorite spray paint back then was Dupli-Color and their Clear coat. Thanks for the complements!
  3. Greetings All, A few years back I purchased built this kit from Profil24. Being a VW/Porsche enthusiast, (i.e. NUT!), I thought it would be neat build. The kit and instructions are for the 1951 Le Mans version, but I wanted to do just the 'standard competition version'. No two of these puppies were identical anyway because they were factory competition cars. The remaining aluminum bodied Austrian coupes before Porsche moved back to Stuttgart. Hope you enjoy the pics!
  4. Central Alabama. As 'in the middle' as you can get!
  5. Thank you for the comments, guys!
  6. I believe I used Rustoleum spray paint. It was defiantly one of my better paint jobs back then. I didn't discover Tamiya paint until much later. I allowed to paint to dry for about a month before I started to assemble it! There is no clear coat, just polished it with toothpaste. I still struggle sometimes with my spray painting but, I get much better results now with Tamiya paint, clear, and polishing compounds.
  7. That's very cool! Never saw that body before. Have to check out that website.
  8. David, I was seriously thinking about leaving the interior alone and keeping the 'engine' covered. But, noooo..why keep it simple? I've already started to cut up the parcel shelf. I believe you are thinking of the Type 3 engine. The original Type 2 engine was pretty much a Type 1, just installed in the bus. Unfortunately, I haven't found anyone who makes a Type 3 engine, from a kit or resin.
  9. I removed the chrome plating. I have an abrasive blasting cabinet that I use to remove paint and chrome from parts. Before chrome plating became popular, (pre-WW2), most automobile wire wheel assemblies were painted. They were painted either silver or a color to match or contrast the body color of the car.
  10. No, It's the plastic version. I believe the metal kit came out a short time later. You can still find these on Ebay, (along with the metal ones).
  11. My daughter purchased this kit as a birthday present for me about 20 years ago. (Yikes!) She didn't know the first thing about automobiles or model cars but, "it looked like an old car", and she thought I would like it. Her only request was that I "paint it red like on the box". Wow, it's really strange being the same age as old people. Hope you like the pics!
  12. Greetings All, Last January I purchased this resin piece from 'C1 Models' in the UK. Chris made it an easy purchase and is a very good communicator. He has about 30 different resin trans kits. A mix of English, German, and U.S. pieces. All very unique and excellent quality and detail. Check out the web-site. This VW piece is based on the Tamiya 1966 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle kit. The casting is first class. You'll see by the photos I have already primed the body and rear door. Unfortunately, (and this is no fault of Chris's), the tall 'up right' design of the 'Type 1' VW engine and the beetle body didn't lend itself to a practical sedan delivery concept. Hey... that's why we got the Type 2 Bus and the Type 3 Square Back! I going to keep it as 'factory stock' as possible, but I am going to do some creative interior bodywork and get a motor in there!
  13. Thank you for the comments, guys. Glad you like it!
  14. Hey Eric, I just noticed on the internet, there is a web-site from Europe called 'bluerace24' that has a really nice 1/24 scale kit of a 1963 LeMans Lola GT Mk6. Its a bit pricey, but for a Lola fan, it looks very nice. No engine, but when has that ever deterred anyone who builds in resin? Check it out!
  15. About two years ago, after seeing Jay Leno's Garage and reading up on the Lola GT Mk6 prototype, I finally decided on what to do with the old 1/32 Monogram Lola kit I've had for so long. This is my rendition of the 1963 prototype.
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