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66 1300 Beetle (1/24 Tamiya)

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Back in 2010 I made a roof rack and vintage Coca Cola cooler out of styrene sheets and aluminum wires, then cut out doors, before stashing it away. 

Fast forward to 2020 I bowed to complete all the boxes that I had before buying any other new kit, and this is one of them.

I painted with TS-10 french blue and TS-68 wooden deck tan, masked the windows and used BMF for other chrome trims. I really rushed making this one and ended up making decent amount of mistakes, but now I got rid of all the unopened boxes except for Fujimi EM Lancia Stratos, before going on another buying spree. 



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Very nice looking bug, I like the colour. Good job with the roof rack, it looks exactly like the racks advertised in the old car maintenance magazines. 

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Great job on your Beetle!

This is the only Tamiya kit I've built and it was definitely a pleasure.

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Nice clean looking Type 1. The cooler and roof rack are a nice addition to the overall look. Great paint work inside and on the body. 

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On 10/4/2020 at 4:38 PM, NOBLNG said:

Sweet little Beetle!

Thank you! 

On 10/4/2020 at 5:42 PM, GeeBee said:

That's one very nice Beetle......

It's a great kit! 

On 10/5/2020 at 5:28 AM, doorsovdoon said:

Very nice looking bug, I like the colour. Good job with the roof rack, it looks exactly like the racks advertised in the old car maintenance magazines. 

Thank you. If I were to do it again, I'd use slightly thinner gauge wires.

On 10/5/2020 at 7:42 AM, shoopdog said:

Great job on your Beetle!

This is the only Tamiya kit I've built and it was definitely a pleasure.

With working frunk, engine lid and realistic suspension assembly, the kit has so much potential! 

On 10/5/2020 at 7:48 AM, David G. said:

Looks great! Nicely detailed, good color choice.

David G.

Thank you! 

20 hours ago, espo said:

Nice clean looking Type 1. The cooler and roof rack are a nice addition to the overall look. Great paint work inside and on the body. 

Back in 2010 I planned on slamming it with two-tone body, but I just wanted to finish it and move on! 

15 hours ago, Zoom said:

Well done!

Appreciate it! 

13 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Very well done.  How did you hinge the doors? 

Thanks. I used a few circuit board connector pins and putty instead of making a proper hinge, and it has some fitment issues.

13 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Looks great, well done!

Thank you!

7 hours ago, slusher said:

Great looking Volkswagen and cooler!

Thank you!

5 hours ago, RAMBENNA said:

nice looking Bug, great colors  and detail

It's been fun building this one!

2 hours ago, Dominik said:

? Always a good choice - a beetle. sweet!

Thanks! This might be the best 1/24 beetle kit available! 

2 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you!

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