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This is an old build, I think its the Tamiya kit.

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Since these pictures I have redone the trim in BMF.

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Nice build.  I like the darker color and the fact that you just built an every man car!     BTW,  Volkswagon is spelt Volkswagen...German spelling of wagen.

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Nice build.  I like the darker color and the fact that you just built an every man car!     BTW,  Volkswagon is spelt Volkswagen...German spelling of wagen.

Thanks Tom, you would think I would get it right, my Dads shop specialized in VW's, the first engine I ever rebuilt was a VW, and my wife drove VW's exclusively until our daughter was born. Now if I can just figure out how to edit a title.

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That is really nice. Hard to do smooth black paint, and you nailed it.

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Nice VW!! I owned 2 of the 1:1 ones over the years, but never one that looked that good. Great job!!B)

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Looks like the first bug I ever rode in as a kid (neighbor's car). You did a great job.

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Very nice, My first car was a black 56 VW.  Is this one black or dark green?

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Great looking Beetle, I'm a great lover of these. We've had five Beetles in our family over a number of years, and I still want another.

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Nice job Tom.  I too love the dark green color.  I really want to add a Beetle, and the Karmann Ghia to my "showroom".

 

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Wow, looking at the pictures it sure does look black doesn't it. Its actually a dark green, I don't remember the exact color but I do remember it was my first time using Tamiya spray paint and being impressed with how well it laid down. I also did this when it was cold out and I always have better luck in the cold. My Dads body shop ran cold too so that was how I learned how to paint 1/1 cars. Thank you for all the kind words and now I have to get another one of these kits and paint it black!  

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I could see the green. Looks nice. I've toyed off and on with a Beetle for a putt-putt around town- easy to fix, cheap to run, and they sound cool.

Charlie Larkin

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