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VW 1300 Beetle 1966 - Tamiya - 1/24


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The "Beetle" project is coming to the end. I love this model and I have built several of them in my life - a great escape from difficult vehicles - here it is easy, fast and fun. Of course, there are some small details in the fit, but the smell of rubber tires forgives everything 🤣

The main color is Mars Red from the Creative Color palette by Banzai

Chromes all sorts - AK, Molotow, Uschii

Clear coat - LP9 Tamiya

Polishing paste - Menzerna 3800

For a good start - video:

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very nice. the color looks good on it, i had never in mind, to paint a beetle in "simply" red. like it!

the bumpers a looking more black? what have you used for the chrome?

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26 minutes ago, Dominik said:

very nice. the color looks good on it, i had never in mind, to paint a beetle in "simply" red. like it!

the bumpers a looking more black? what have you used for the chrome?

Uschi van der Rosten Chrome Powder. Makes chrome a little bit more black. 

 

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This is a really nicely built model. Lovely paint job that does justice to this iconic classic everyday 1960,s vehicle. The chrome looks most effective done with the polishing powder. I have the C1 polishing powder that I would imagine is pretty much identical to that used in this VW model and have to say that it is a  very good product too. The 'blackened' look according to a previous poster looks more due to how the reflections look in the photographs. I have found the C1 product gives a better scale chrome effect than other spray on types that I have tried.

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On 7/9/2021 at 10:46 AM, Hans1971 said:

In Belgium, Polish people are known as car wizards. Apperently also on 1/24 scale !😊
That license plates ! Is there a story behind it ?

Thanks! License plate without history. 66 from 1966, B from Beetle , SY from province😉

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