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Meyers Manx by AMT


David G.
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Funky little build! Reminds me of a little battery operated Baja bug I had as a kid with a flower on the hood. It would head toward the wall, flip over, and return repeat! Sweet looking mobile, very nice.

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17 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

Now that's a cool little build. Nicely done Dave!! 

Thank you Joe.

11 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Funky little build! Reminds me of a little battery operated Baja bug I had as a kid with a flower on the hood. It would head toward the wall, flip over, and return repeat! Sweet looking mobile, very nice.

Thanks Gareth. That sounds like a fun toy.

23 minutes ago, slusher said:

Beautifully done, David!

Thanks Carl, I'm glad you like it.

David G.

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21 hours ago, Bainford said:

Classic! It looks just right. Nice details and good colour choices. Well done.

Thank you Trevor, I'm glad you like it.

David G.

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On 7/10/2021 at 6:55 AM, David G. said:

I actually built this in 2012 and for some reason, never posted it here on the MCM forum. I think I just didn't like the way the photos turned out. They were pretty bad, but I recently purchased a newer version of Corel PaintShop and was able to fix them up quite nicely.

So, after a rather lengthy delay here the photos of my AMT Meyers Manx.

The old 36 HP Doghouse with some added detail.

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Some chassis detail.

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The flower decals are from the Revell VW Bus kit.Manx_12_05.jpg.0240b3c88e87cc504392c52d08a1e9b8.jpg

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Instead of the plastic nerf bars provided by the kit, I fashioned a set out of paperclips.

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I eventually added a license plate... and removed the water spot on the rear window.

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I made a wooden deck to go in the area where the "rear seat" was supposed to be. I remember seeing one like this long ago.

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Dash detail... and some pretty blue shock absorbers. I think they came from K-Mart.

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As always, thanks for taking the time to look and please feel free to comment.

David G.

That is a really cool build

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Very well done David , the black underbody really improves the looks of these a lot !  Great job !  Now if we could just get a decent windshield frame for these kits . . . 

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31 minutes ago, TooOld said:

Very well done David , the black underbody really improves the looks of these a lot !  Great job !  Now if we could just get a decent windshield frame for these kits . . . 

Thank you for your comment Bob, I appreciate it.

What's wrong with the windshield frame? I thought it was decent enough.

David G.

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