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VW 1300 Beetle 66´ ”Pearl White” Tamiya

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This was my first Tamiya kit. Very nice, except for the rear/back lights, that was molded in clear plastic as separate parts. That was a lot of painting and masking. When I look at them now I think they are a little “naked”. I should have worked a little bit more on them.

Paint is “Zeropaints” racing white, should be similar to Tamiya TS-7, but I have used TS-7 and I think TS-7 have a little yellow touch in it.

First time I try doing license plates. This is how they look in Sweden in the 60s.

Comments are welcome.

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A very neat & clean build. I don't think the tail lights look too bad. Remember, they were in reality a "little naked”.

The paint looks very nice. I'm preparing to do a car in Tamiya's "Pearl White". What did you use as a primer? I'm still trying what to shoot under my Pearl White to give the best result.

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Turned out really nice. I have this kit in my stash, will have to get started on it after seeing yours.

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Outstanding work!  With the right backround this could easily pass for 1:1, well done.

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Very nice build of a classic kit.

 

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Crisp! Minus a couple of visual clues, the photos of the full car could pass for being photos of a 1:1 car.

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I love the colour you’ve used on the seats, it’s perfect. May I enquire as to the name / brand of the paint? 

Looks terrific overall!

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Very clean looking build. It's always nice to see a stock build. You mentioned the license plates were a first for you. There should be a more local decal supplier that my have plate decals to use if you want. If not there is a company called Goffer here that offers European plates. They may be listed in the After Market section on this site.  

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Thank you all for your kind words!:wub:

What did you use as a primer? I'm still trying what to shoot under my Pearl White to give the best result.

I used Tamiyas "Fine surface primer, white".

I love the colour you’ve used on the seats, it’s perfect. May I enquire as to the name / brand of the paint? 

It´s called "Pigalle" and it is a mix of Tamiya XF-59 and X-2 that are descriped in the instruction sheet.

 There should be a more local decal supplier that my have plate decals to use if you want. If not there is a company called Goffer here that offers European plates. They may be listed in the After Market section on this site.  

Thank you for that information.

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Outstanding work!  With the right backround this could easily pass for 1:1, well done.

I was thinking the same. 

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I used Tamiyas "Fine surface primer, white".

Great! I happen to have two new cans of that primer. 

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Very nicely done. And I like the Racing White - I agree with you that Tamiya's Racing White is a little on the yellow (cream) side.

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