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Michael J Corcoran

Revell 1:25 "Street Machines" Beetle turned Volksrod

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My first (and only, so far) full custom build. Started out as a parts box shell that had been previously built and rebuilt. I used a few parts from a new kit, a bunch from the parts boxes, and a lot of scratch made parts. Chopped, channeled & stretched. Most of the interior is scratch made, including the door cards, wired and plumbed the engine.

Hope you like it.

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Killer transformation out of a not so great kit. Stellar

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What a great use for that pink monstrosity!

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Like it? I love it!

That looks great! Nice job. :)

I just finished a VR pick-up from the same poor kit.

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A nice build Michael and I see that you added "future tinnitus" in the rear seat area as well.

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Nice chop, got that to line back up nicely.   Cool all around!

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Awesome bug!

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Pretty cool I must say! I like the way you stuck the license plate on like you see a lot on motorcycles and such. Also nice use of the Flames. Love it!

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Duuude. You are totally underselling yourself. That's a lot of work and everything came out right.

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Thank you all for the kind words. :)  I'm a total newby with chopping, customizing and scratch building. I had a vision going into this first attempt, and tried my best to hold true to the form I had in my head.

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Nice work! Especially if you're new to chopping and scratchbuilding. It turned out great. The speaker grilles look like pipe filters? That's a cool touch.

I had that pink VW kit as a kid, and now I only have some little shreds of plastic left from it after I attempted to customize it and made a terrible mess. One of these days I'm tempted to get another and build a volksrod out of it.

The large-diameter painted 5-spoke mags on this build are a little unusual, and I like them. What kit are they from?

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very nice!  I want to build one of them someday....I even have that kit in my stash...well it was built already  but is in a baggy cause some parts came off in a move  so I bagged up to make a rod out of it...someday

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The large-diameter painted 5-spoke mags on this build are a little unusual, and I like them. What kit are they from?

The wheels are from a 62 Corvette convertible snap kit that my son built when he was about 6. Unfortunately the car didnt survive too many years, but he is still building, and better at it than I was at his age.

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Very cool Michael!

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Sweet! Killer bug, best custom I've seen in a long time.

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