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VW Dave

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    Dave Carnevale

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    sorta-southa-Saratoga, NY
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    Vee Doubleyou Dave

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  1. Sadly, I missed him; apparently, he ambled through the pits Sunday afternoon after we had gone home. He told my buddy Jon that his Bones-built roadster was 'really cool.' I did get to meet automotive artist Keith Weesner, vintage motorcycle guru Matt Walksler and Willie G. Davidson at TROG, so I didn't do so bad.
  2. I spent the weekend in Wildwood, attending The Race Of Gentlemen, and it was an absolute blast. As I'm doing a part-time gig at Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop, it was kind of a 'working trip.' I went with two cameras(three if you include my phone) and, even though my family had to leave mid-day Sunday, I still took a ton of pictures......enjoy TROG 2017
  3. No chance of a wide-eye from RepMinCo, unfortunately. I may, however, have a spare Revell-based resin wide-eye body that I wouldn't miss, Dale.....PM or email me: plasticman1432@gmail.com If anyone is seriously considering this body kit from Norm, please drop him a line so he knows the demand is there.
  4. How long overdue is a proper 1/24-1/25 Baja bug model.....only like forever, right? Well, the wait might just be over, thanks to a certain MD-based resin caster. Sometime in September is the proposed release date, and the pricing is still TBD, but the pre-production pieces I have in hand tell me it's gonna be a winner. I can answer most questions about it, but all inquiries/feedback/pre-order pleas should be sent to normanveber@aol.com
  5. Clark's method doesn't alter the rear fender area at all, so yes they can....or you can lop them off and go fender-free. Out of curiosity, what Beetle kit are you using?
  6. I also hope it gets back to you shortly, and we see more updates.....I'm loving this build!
  7. They look even better in person, trust me. I had a guy ask me if Hideo-San sells the center cap decals separately, and had to tell him those logos are actually machined in(!) and simply relief painted.
  8. Check out Archer Transfers (www.archertransfers.com); they make resin surface details on clear water slide decal material like louvers, weld beads, rivets and bolt heads. I've recently used their louvers with very good results.
  9. VW Dave

    Meyers Manx Buggy

    Shardick - The artwork was done by the late Dave "Big" Deal, a close friend of Bruce Meyers and a Manx enthusiast/owner. I love this model too; looks righteous with the Revell wheels & tires, as well as the Motohashi windshield. Price aside, it's a gorgeous item. Having a real Meyers Manx in the garage, and building it in scale, the kit part wasn't going to work for me.
  10. Sadly, the stretch method often 'flattens' the roofline of a Beetle......I've heard many 1:1 customizers compare it to chopping an egg. the link below shows a very nice step-by-step done by Chris Clark Customs: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=345410 My own scale Volksrod has a rather flat chop, but I can only take credit for saving it from the trash bin at my buddy's house and finishing what he started. http://public.fotki.com/vwdave/my_model_cars/volksrod/dscn3107.html
  11. I don't remember the name, but I can get them locally if you have enough trouble getting them in your neck of the woods.
  12. Or a sharpened silver pencil...another trick I learned from military & aircraft modelers
  13. If it's lacquer, 91% oughta do the trick; I've had good luck stripping Tamiya spray with it as of late
  14. "Tastes great...and just look at that shine!" Drama aside - I'm blown away by your paint work, Larry. Most excellent! After spraying the base color, I do my dune buggy flake and initial coats of clear with a brush; the top coats are spray clear:
  15. If the rivets are small, I'd start with an emery board; it's too easy to go overboard with a grinding tool. After sanding, I'd blast the whole shell with aluminum oxide media to prep for new paint.
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