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VW Dave

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About VW Dave

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  • Birthday 12/18/1970

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  • Location sorta-southa-Saratoga, NY
  • Full Name Vee Doubleyou Dave

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  1. VW Dave added a post in a topic TROG 2017, Wildwood NJ   

    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. VW Dave added a post in a topic Wanted ....this is a long shot ??   

    That green one looks like anything but a Franklin Mint; wish I could help
  3. VW Dave added a post in a topic Wanted MPC 1/16 Cobra   

    I might have a pair of 'pre-owned' rear tires from that kit, but I can't look until at least tomorrow because my kit & parts stash is stored in another part of town.
    Email me a reminder: plasticman1432@gmail.com
  4. VW Dave added a topic in 1:1 Car Reference Pictures   

    TROG 2017, Wildwood NJ
    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
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  5. VW Dave added a post in a topic Baja Bug anyone?   

    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.
  6. VW Dave added a topic in Car Aftermarket / Resin   

    Baja Bug anyone?
    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






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  7. VW Dave added a post in a topic Anyone ever chop the top on a Volkswagen?   

    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?
  8. VW Dave added a post in a topic Ghia/Porsche   

    I also hope it gets back to you shortly, and we see more updates.....I'm loving this build!
  9. VW Dave added a post in a topic VW Type 34 Ghia Razor back on the bench   

    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.
  10. VW Dave added a post in a topic Bolt heads   

    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.
  11. VW Dave added a post in a topic 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.
  12. VW Dave added a post in a topic Anyone ever chop the top on a Volkswagen?   

    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
  13. VW Dave added a post in a topic Let's hear/see your Craft Store findings for our models!   

    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.
  14. VW Dave added a post in a topic bullet holes   


    Or a sharpened silver pencil...another trick I learned from military & aircraft modelers
  15. VW Dave added a post in a topic Best way to remove Testors Metalizer?   

    If it's lacquer, 91% oughta do the trick; I've had good luck stripping Tamiya spray with it as of late