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I built my 68 Volkswagen as the American version, with the blade bumpers and high back seats.

It's painted 1968 Volkswagen Luna White.

 

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Nicely done!

I built mine as an Aussie RHD model.

David G.

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Love me some VW Bug.......very nice clean build. 

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Posted (edited)

Nice! 

You didn't mention who makes  that kit?

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Very clean build! Looks good in white, and the interior detail is great!

Sam

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I thank everyone for the kind words!
This is the kit I used.

 

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16 hours ago, Tom99 said:

I thank everyone for the kind words!
This is the kit I used.

 

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Thanks!

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Very nice! Had a dull red one in college, great reliable transportation. Always wanted to replicate it with that kit, but I wasn't sure what to do about the bumpers. Did you scratch build yours or are they aftermarket. Now I'm motivated to start mine. Absolutely spot on build!

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Lovely. Can't believe I haven't built one of these yet. Very nice work on this.

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On 6/20/2020 at 12:45 PM, KMcc said:

Very nice! Had a dull red one in college, great reliable transportation. Always wanted to replicate it with that kit, but I wasn't sure what to do about the bumpers. Did you scratch build yours or are they aftermarket. Now I'm motivated to start mine. Absolutely spot on build!

The old tool Revell VW Convertible has the right bumpers.

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On 6/20/2020 at 11:45 AM, KMcc said:

Very nice! Had a dull red one in college, great reliable transportation. Always wanted to replicate it with that kit, but I wasn't sure what to do about the bumpers. Did you scratch build yours or are they aftermarket. Now I'm motivated to start mine. Absolutely spot on build!

To do a proper conversion you need to cut the front and rear wings complete with the valances off the convertible and graft them onto the saloon, as the bumper hight was higher and they deleted the air intake grills on the wings, 

The bonnet and bootlid are slightly different to clear the higher bumper, I started this conversion but it went onto the back-burner 

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14 hours ago, Cpt Tuttle said:

The old tool Revell VW Convertible has the right bumpers.

As does the later issued kit in 1:24th scale 

 

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