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crowe-t

Polar Lights Herbie The Love Bug

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I just completed this one.  It's painted with Gravity Colors Herbie Off White, which is actually VW Pearl White. Clear coat is Gunze Mr. Super Clear.

Below is a link to my build thread:

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Very cool. Well done. Where did you get decals? The kit I had years ago only had stickers.

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Hey thanks guys!  I had fun with this one.  It was something I wanted for decades and I finally have a Herbie.

The decals were made by a friend a while ago.

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Thanks Steve!  I modeled this one after the original movie version.  This is my favorite look for Herbie.

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Very nice results.  The first time I've seen the cloth roof installed so that you don't see the pegs on the sides!   This is a great kit.  At the time Polar Lights was onto a new way to produce a kit... simple enough for the casual modeler to pop together in an hour or two, but detailed enough to allow us loonies to go wild on it.  

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Thanks Tom!  Removing the pegs on the sides of the cloth roof was one of the first things I did.  The cloth roof piece still has the pegs underneath to position it.  I just glued it in place with some epoxy.

Mike.

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Nicely Done! It really captures the feel of the 1:1.

David G.

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I was looking at a 1:1 '73 Super Beetle over the weekend, they sure are getting expensive.

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