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I finished this beast last night. I'm very happy with the finished model. The turbines are all scratch built from styrene rod. The front wings are made from the front seats. The rear louvers are from a Hemi-Cuda.

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I gut the body down the center and removed about 1/3 of the plastic.

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Sealed off the old passenger door. The windshield visor is hinged and moves freely. Although, I did end up putting in a support post. I thought it looked much better.

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Such a wild assemblage of crazy pieces!  The excellent weathering helps hold it all together as an almost believable vehicle.  Great work!

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Very creative to say the least. The workmanship is outstanding. This can make one think of a disastrous future.  

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The concept,  the design and the execution are top notch. But the weathering takes it beyond mere mortals realm... 
Translation: WOW!

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Thanks for the positive comments! Much appreciated :D

Very fun build. The best part about weathering.......I had this model %99 complete. I had just finished the final Dullcoat, waited 20 minutes for it to be dry enough to pick up....then I dropped it. Broke the body into 3 pieces. The right rear fender and the right front headlight/front fender broke off. I was very upset with myself. I had to re-glue the pieces back on.  Luckily, a little rust colored paint fixes everything.

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That is just INSANE !!  Love the imagination, and the technique for the weathering is spot on too.

LOVE IT !!!

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Thats such a cool idea and an awesome build! Thx for sharing

Edited by FabbricaP

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Ditto all of the above.  Super cool project, should end up published in a magazine (hint).

I hope this isn't your Tamiya kit for the Common Kit category at the next GSL. B)

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Wow! I have never seen a model that looked more like old steel! The design just goes to show that there really are no limits to this hobby! One can truly never get bored if you have an imagination.

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Very well done. Even with the extreme number of modifications the overall balance is outstanding with just the right amount of external design elements like shields,thrusters and such to look like it belongs in a SiFi movie. Thanks for taking the time to take and post the excellent photos for us to all enjoy.

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11 hours ago, misterNNL said:

Very well done. Even with the extreme number of modifications the overall balance is outstanding with just the right amount of external design elements like shields,thrusters and such to look like it belongs in a SiFi movie. Thanks for taking the time to take and post the excellent photos for us to all enjoy.

I enjoy the comments! Thank you all.

I used a Vallejo acrylic set for the rust effects. It was a set of 8 washes and paints. It has some really great colors to work with. I suggest it for anyone starting out new to weathering. 

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Glad to see this one again , it's incredibly cool !:D  Along with the great weathering and rust effects there's also an awful lot of parts bashing and detailing , awesome work !

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Fun. Just proves that old Beetles can be used in many different ways. The Universal car of all time. 

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