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Daxman

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17 hours ago, Antikainen said:

Something like this:

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The rims that you used to make the intake side of the turbine are perfect! As well as the chrome center cap. Looking good!

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How flexible are you on your definition of a "rocket cat"?  I got one of these with the intent of turning it into a retro futuristic flying car.

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6 hours ago, Richard Bartrop said:

How flexible are you on your definition of a "rocket cat"?  I got one of these with the intent of turning it into a retro futuristic flying car.

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If you're adding an existing car to it, I'd say it would be fine. Seems like a good platform to start with.

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Daxman those redesigned rear side jets on your VW look way much better now.

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I added these cool intakes under the front fenders. I might put radiators behind them. IMG_6921.thumb.JPG.85a0379b21db72f14886990cd0a8a30c.JPGIMG_6923.thumb.JPG.2aeeba3611d19dd16b69af5daf5a9658.JPGIMG_6925.thumb.JPG.3b9f232ea151efcb165f37251c617ac8.JPGIMG_6927.thumb.JPG.c4909071ef71318b37d421cc1e34035a.JPGIMG_6929.thumb.JPG.380668ef8ab805bc186c86d76abc57b9.JPG

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I agree, those intakes are cool.

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Hopefully I´ll have some time next weekend to build my `37 ragtop

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More intakes! It needed more air for the two main turbines hanging out the rear. Plus, I like intakes.

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Yeah, over the top cool. If you like intakes and want to toss an amusing nod to VW heritage you could throw on a window air conditioning intake.

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9 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Image result for rato-equipped VW bug

Single turbine........RocketWagen is not impressed! :lol:

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I covered the rust colored primer with a few coats of dullcoat. I used blue tape to mask off the areas that I wanted to remain rust colored. Then applied white acrylic over the entire body. I waited about an hour, then painted the blue.

I used a 220 grit sandpaper to cut through the acrylic, then used a fine sandpaper to get the rough spots and scratches out.

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This is pretty cool and creative!

It defies all those Category Stuffers  :)

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I added the visor and headlight assemblies last night. It's getting close to being done. I think this is the quickest I've built a model in years.

Thank you for the comments!

 

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RocketWagen is done! This was a fun build. I'm very happy with the colors and the weathering. I'm also glad I went with the wings in the front as opposed to turbines. IMG_7794.thumb.JPG.f91f0e9a236674a2ce191be8f24c9ada.JPGIMG_7788.thumb.JPG.151b30b4ab9c341d0c31ce4fc8aea52a.JPGIMG_7781.thumb.JPG.652d0802cc7ed0c0227bafedd4825c8f.JPG

Plenty of random hoses.

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When I trimmed out the middle section of the body, I had no idea it would make the bug look so aggressive.

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5 hours ago, Daxman said:

RocketWagen is done! This was a fun build. I'm very happy with the colors and the weathering. I'm also glad I went with the wings in the front as opposed to turbines. IMG_7794.thumb.JPG.f91f0e9a236674a2ce191be8f24c9ada.JPGIMG_7788.thumb.JPG.151b30b4ab9c341d0c31ce4fc8aea52a.JPGIMG_7781.thumb.JPG.652d0802cc7ed0c0227bafedd4825c8f.JPG

Plenty of random hoses.

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When I trimmed out the middle section of the body, I had no idea it would make the bug look so aggressive.

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Very cool and different.

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Back to the 1st bug again. I really didn't want to start this, just after completing the last bug....I got two new models that I was excited to start. A 75 Datsun pick-up and a 41 Chevy pick-up. Somehow I ended up back on the original bug.

 

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I'm a big fan of intakes and hinges.

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I still want to make it some kind of race craft. Numbers and decals on the sides. Some kind of racing graphics. Some wear and tear.

 

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I thought about the race car theme for the past few weeks. I wasn't confident enough to try race style graphics and decals. I just couldn't come up with anything that worked with the rounded shape of the Beetle. So it went from this:

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To this:

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I'm going to paint the rims bright red, leaving the center caps chrome.

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Probably going to add some weathering. Not a ton. I want it to look like it's used.

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