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Nailhead powered VW cabrio Beach Buggy

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Well, my dad (his first car was a beetle) would say: "Was? Ein Käfer mit Front-Motor? Wassergekühlt??? Das ist Blasphemie!!!" I say this is awesome! Fantastic and very creative build!

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On 8/25/2019 at 6:30 AM, Claude Thibodeau said:

[...]The interior tunnel & floorpan ended up reminding me of the VW "thing", a  basic utilitarian buggy that you may remember. I wonder if the some units still roll around today?

I've seen some Things that were tricked out.  Wish there was a kit of it.  For now, the Hasegawa Kubelwagen will have to do.  BTW:  Love the creativity on this, the hood hinge is cool, and the choice of colors is nice.

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 10:47 AM, Koellefornia Kid said:

Well, my dad (his first car was a beetle) would say: "Was? Ein Käfer mit Front-Motor? Wassergekühlt??? Das ist Blasphemie!!!" I say this is awesome! Fantastic and very creative build!

Hi!

Thanks for the comments. 

KK, please, can you translate "Wassergekühlt" for me... just to improve my culture... I think I know what it means in the context of the phrase, but not sure...

CT

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26 minutes ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Water-cooled.

Bill said it already, it means water-cooled. I just love the sound those air-cooled engines have. I owned a Type 181 in my younger days (Think you call it "thing" overseas). But I guess a nailhead sounds cool, too!

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3 hours ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Bill said it already, it means water-cooled. I just love the sound those air-cooled engines have. I owned a Type 181 in my younger days (Think you call it "thing" overseas). But I guess a nailhead sounds cool, too!

Thank you gentlemen to help my nascent knowledge of the German language!

Heil!

CT

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Dear Claude, sorry to go a bit off-topic here but kindly, I would like to ask you to not use the "H"-word from your last post. I'm pretty sure it was meant to be a joke but it recalls bad memories of a certain era of the german history we all would like to be left in the past and which hopefully will never ever happen again...

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18 minutes ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Dear Claude, sorry to go a bit off-topic here but kindly, I would like to ask you to not use the "H"-word from your last post. I'm pretty sure it was meant to be a joke but it recalls bad memories of a certain era of the german history we all would like to be left in the past and which hopefully will never ever happen again...

Hi!

Understood. I did not know, however, that the word itself had that connotation, when used randomly. Sorry. Rest assured that it never crossed my mind it could be offensive. 

Regards,

CT

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20 minutes ago, Claude Thibodeau said:

Understood. I did not know, however, that the word itself had that connotation, when used randomly. Sorry. Rest assured that it never crossed my mind it could be offensive. 

Never mind, Claude. I was sure it wasn't meant the way like the crazy man with that silly moustache used it. The word itself isn't evil but as a salute or a greeting it is... well just a bit inappropriate. Forget about it and please build more of this awesome models!

 

Greetings from Cologne, Germany

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4 hours ago, Koellefornia Kid said:

Never mind, Claude. I was sure it wasn't meant the way like the crazy man with that silly moustache used it. The word itself isn't evil but as a salute or a greeting it is... well just a bit inappropriate. Forget about it and please build more of this awesome models!

 

Greetings from Cologne, Germany

Hi!

I will try... More recent production coming in a couple of weeks... Stay tuned!

CT

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Hi!

Thanks for the comments. 

Some fellow modelers on an european forum observed that the "contemporary" mirrors (from a current Dodge Challenger) are a less than ideal fit with this car. They may have a point. I should had favored small "vintage" mirrors, I guess. 

CT

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