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Reuhkapelti2

VW Bug 1303S and the Gooseneck trailer

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This Bug and Gooseneck trailer is spotted from a commercial film, shot 1974 I think. 

Immediatly I knew I must try to scratch build that wonderful trailer and hook it on a Bugs roof. I had the Bug already built, but I took it in pieces, made the Bug's nose more bulky and it got new golden paint too. 

The building story you can see in the Workbench section, but here are the new photos of this finished combo. I'm sorry the phone camera lense somehow twists the Bug's front end photo, it is not that weird in live. I should take one more photo where the Bug is in the middle of the lence. Maybe tomorrow, now it's late here in Finland. 

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That's awesome. What VW kit is that?

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A great looking build , so different , well done .

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Very nice and unusual project. Nicely done. I really like it.

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Very nice looking Type 1, I like the warmed over engine. The Trailer turned out great. I enjoyed watching all of the detailing you put into this. 

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I just love this.So cool!

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This came out nice. 

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Uskomattoman hieno... Sweet build, wonder how a crosswind felt in the bug?

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Very bizarre, and well done.  that poor VW must have to really struggle to pull that trailer up an incline. Uniquely strange and what modeling is all about..... no rules, no restrictions. 

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Thank you very much everybody. This was a fun thing to build, only painting and clear coating the trailer body was quite tricky. 

The Bug is a Aoshima kit, red painted Bug on the box cover. And also the body was red plastic. It says 1303S on the box, the windshield is curved but the front end was very flat and the headlights tilted backwards like in the earlier Bugs had. Battery box under the floor, turnable front tires. 

Here is one more photo of the Bug. I have to admit the bumper isn't exactly straight positioned. But I like those extra lights, period correct, eh? Plastic covers to protect the glass. 

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Awesome build!!!!

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A while back I stumbled on to a YouTube video where some guys found one of those trailers sitting in a field or something. I thought it would make a great model project but not one I would take on. Then I saw your build thread and was glad you decided to do it. Came out great. 👍👍

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I've sen the little film you mentioned. Thought it was a neat concept and great to see you bring it to life in model form. You did a great job in building the model and trailer.

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That's awesome! :)

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This is rad! What a cool build! 

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Really nice build you have there, lsmo.. Liking the paint colour also. I do know all about VW Beetles, but I did not realise there was a custom built gooseneck caravan for the Bug

David

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That is so cool!  Really well done, the details on the trailer are outstanding.

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Thank you everybody. How about the Bug? Does it look like the 1303S should, the front end at least? 

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Saw the film clip and would like to say you did a wonderful  job in recreating what I saw.

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That is so cool, nice job!

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On ‎23‎.‎05‎.‎2019 at 3:00 PM, peter31a said:

I've sen the little film you mentioned. Thought it was a neat concept and great to see you bring it to life in model form. You did a great job in building the model and trailer.

totally agreed. well done!

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Very creative and well executed.  Nice job!

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