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I hesitated before putting this build here but figured...what tha hay? There's no weaponry on this one so I thought....why not? Here goes.....

Late last year I saw a build review of this kit in Fine Scale Modeler. I've always been a fan of the older Beetles and have also wanted to build a model of one from WWII so needless to say I just had to have this kit. Soooo....my wife got it for me for Christmas. I've been waiting for a slot in which to build it so I finally got one here a month or so ago and I had a lot of fun building it. The only real problem that it has is in the windshield fit. There's alot of sanding that needs to happen with the glass itself if you want it to fit perfectly in the opening. I managed to get it to work for me but it wasn't without its struggles. I will say this however, you will not find a better Type 82 out there on the market that has this kind of detail along with ease of build. IMO this is the absolute best kit out there for this car.

I simply could not build this car and NOT put any aftermarket items or scratchbuilding into it so I started by adding spark plug wires and fuel lines to the engine, threw a German newspaper in the front seat from Fields of Glory and miscellaneous items like a helmet, map as well as the map bag, binoculars and a bread  pouch in the back of the passenger compartment along with a set of glasses laid on top of the newspaper in the front seat from the Mini Art German Equipment kit. I also added a first aid kit on the passenger compartment wall next to the rear seat. The exhaust tail pipe outlet was drilled out as well. 

I was originally going to go with Tamiya German Grey as the body color but decided it was just too dark for my liking so I went with, of all things, some Stynlrez grey primer for the body color. After a good coating of Stynlrez I weathered it with an airbrushed coating of Mig Dark Wash which seemed to darken it juuuuuust the right amount. Decals are OOB and after those were applied a very light coat of Model Master Acrylic Flat Clear was applied to the whole body.

Any how....here's the completed build:








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On 11/4/2020 at 4:11 PM, PappyD340 said:

Extremely nice, well done!

Thanks Larry!! 

On 11/5/2020 at 10:12 PM, slusher said:

Great little build!

'Preciate that Carl! Distraction build while I'm still pluggin' away on the Maverick.

On 11/6/2020 at 3:56 AM, doorsovdoon said:

I like this. Reminds me of the war movies I'd watch with my dad on Sundays, it even looks black and white. Very nice job!

Thanks Gareth! 

On 11/6/2020 at 10:04 AM, ewetwo said:


Thanks for the comments Dave! 

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