68BigBug

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About 68BigBug

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  • Scale I Build 1:24/1:25

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  • Location Wheeling, WV
  • Full Name Kolben Hillbery

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  1. 68BigBug added a post in a topic Mk3 golf Gti   


    I'm not sure, I've never had the fujimi rack set
  2. 68BigBug added a post in a topic Mk3 golf Gti   

    Got most of the suspension together, and got my roof rack from eightyone-81 today.
    IMG_0274 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0272 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0276 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
  3. 68BigBug added a post in a topic Mk3 golf Gti   

    The seats in the kit didn't come with backs, so I built a set of seat backs.
    20141220_163425 by KJHillbery, on Flickr

    And here's a pic of the 8v, even though the kit is listed as a 16v!
    20141220_163443 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
  4. 68BigBug added a post in a topic 1956/-57 VW Oval Window Baja Bug   

    Now this is awesome!
  5. 68BigBug added a post in a topic Mk3 golf Gti   

  6. 68BigBug added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Mk3 golf Gti
    Hey all, been a while (better part of a year) since I've built a model. Thought I'd get back into it this year with this fujimi mk3 golf gti kit. The kit's listed as a 16v, but it's actually an old style (non-crossflow) 8v in the engine bay. It'll be pretty stock, other than being lowered and having different wheels. The wheels I'm using are Fujimi Hayashi Streets in 15". So far I've ground down the inner hubs of the wheel to lower the offsets, put the pirelli tires from the kit on the rear wheels, narrowed the front advan tires (to give them a stretched look), lowered the suspension (only one side is lowered, I wanted to figure out how low I was gonna go before doing both sides) and that's about it. I'm open to suggestions on color, the last mk3 I built was as close as I could find to Steel Blue metallic, so I'd like to do maybe a Silver Arrow or Candy White Gti. My 1:1 mk3's are Tornado red and Windsor Blue Metallic.

    Here's the last mk3 kit I built. It was a vr6.
    DSC_0013 by KJHillbery, on Flickr

    And here's the current Gti.

    20141216_173628 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0265 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0267 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0263 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    IMG_0268 by KJHillbery, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!
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  7. 68BigBug added a post in a topic mk3 vw golf VR6   

    DSC_0083 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    DSC_0013 by KJHillbery, on Flickr DSC_0044 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
    DSC_0064 by KJHillbery, on Flickr
  8. 68BigBug added a post in a topic mk3 vw golf VR6   

    Thanks everyone!


    Definately a great car! I love the mk3 chassis, I've got two of them. (ones just a parts car)
  9. 68BigBug added a topic in Under Glass   

    mk3 vw golf VR6
    Hey all, just a quick build of a fujimi mk3. Basically stock aside from lowering it, painted duplicolor light blue metallic (as close to factory lb5t steel blue as I could find). I'll post some better pictures when the weather clears up enough to get my Nikon out. Thanks for looking!


    Untitled by KJHillbery, on Flickr



    Untitled by KJHillbery, on Flickr


    Untitled by KJHillbery, on Flickr
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  10. 68BigBug added a post in a topic First finished model in a long time, 99 Civc Si   


    IMG_3044 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_3037 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_3041 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_3043 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr
  11. 68BigBug added a post in a topic First finished model in a long time, 99 Civc Si   

    Thanks guys, I made the rack from styrene.
  12. 68BigBug added a topic in Under Glass   

    First finished model in a long time, 99 Civc Si
    Been busy do to school and my new job, but got a few days off from class last week because of snow and finished up my civic. Ill post better pictures of it when i get a chance. Thanks for looking.
    Old pictures,

    IMG_0085 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_0083 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    Completed

    IMG_2929 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_2934 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    And a few of my friends s13 build from the snow days.

    IMG_2922 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_2924 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr
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  13. 68BigBug added a post in a topic mk1 golf   


    I dig it. Nice work and nice stance

  14. 68BigBug added a post in a topic 1/24 VW Beetle Tamiya   

    Very nice!
  15. 68BigBug added a topic in On The Workbench   

    73 carrera rs project.
    Hey all, been a while since I built anything, but with winter starting It seemed like time to start again. This one is a Fujimi 73 carrera rs kit, and I havent made much progress yet. Interior is about 60%, and suspension/chassis are about 80%. Not completely sure what color its going to be yet, but leaning towards white or silver with blue Carrera stripes, or black with red. Going to be a resto modded vintage race car vibe, with a roll bar and a few racey touches. Something like Magnus Walkers 72 STR.
    Anyways, here are pictures.

    IMG_1718 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1719 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1721 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1722 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1725 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr
    And a few with two of my beetles.

    IMG_1726 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1729 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr

    IMG_1731 by ThatVWkid, on Flickr
    Thanks for looking and comments/suggestions welcome!
    Also, color scheme Ideas are welcome!
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