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Randy Kern

'66 Vw Bug

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This is Tamiya's excellent kit of a '66 VW Bug. The only reason it's a 'Penna. look' is because I'm in Pa., not Ca. :) . The interior color is Rustoleum's Interior Accents 'Soft Wheat'. The body is done in Dupli-Color's Alpine Green Pearl. I love VW Bugs, and I love all the quirky little things about the older ones, like the two different outside mirrors, the body trim, covered headlights, heater controls, etc. The only thing I didn't care for with this model was the bumpers, so I left them off. The wheels are from the '50 Ford pickup re-issue, The steering wheel is parts box, and the oversize skull shift knob is a white metal item from my local fantasy game store. The carpet is copper embossing powder.

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I have the foiling to do, make some nice slash-cut dual exhaust tips, and the rest of the assembly.

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Wow, that is gonna be a sweet bug. Can't wait to see it finished. Nice job

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hey buddy. i really like that Penna style. very clean and you even use the stock blaupunkt radio. :P

as usual, this is goung to be another killer build from the Kern workbench.

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Lovely bug. Those wheels I really like on it.

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I really like this one and the color and detail are awesome. Very nice and can;t wait to see this one under glass

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I'm really liking this build.......that steering wheel ALMOST looks like an earlier EMPI unit, and the skull is an awesome touch. Paint is killer and the wheel/tire combo looks great with the rest of the car. Look forward to the 'Under Glass' show-off of this one!

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what they all said!! lol

i'm digging the paint work also...

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Another very nice, clean build, Randy!!

I really like the wheels, too!!

Keep up the GREAT work!!

Later,

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Looks great! As a PA resident who spent most of my working life to date as a VW mechanic I dig the "Penna look". :lol: Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing it finished.

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That is so cool I went on ebay and bought a kit myself. Thanks for the inspiration it is the first kit I have bought in a long time. Please keep us up to date on this one.

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Nice build so far!

Just one observation, being the interior colour on the dash, and around the interior door panels - Would be body colour on a 1:1 car.

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