Wrought Iron VW...

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Also this fun project is done... :)

From the Revell kit I used chassis, wheels and tires, engine and other minor stuff. The steering wheels is from a 1/32 Impala (IIRC).

The front hood is not attached to the body, so it can stay open or stay closed, the stick that keep it open it is attached to the body. The rear hood has some micro hinge, that I tested on the Screamliner 359, but the stick that keep it open its a piece a part.

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Thank you for looking! :)

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Wow that took some time to build Looks Great

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A highly original addition to your collection. Perfect. Congrats.

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Briz, this car ACTUALLY EXISTS!!! In McAllen/Edinburg Texas, there's a guy who built it back in 90/91 to advertise his wrought iron fence buisness. It looks EXACTLY like THAT, It's even the SAME color!! He has a windsheild in it, but that's the only glass in it. It runs, the doors, hood and trunk lid all function, and it's pretty cool to see it rollin down the street. I last saw it in 94 when we moved my parents back to Michigan, but it sure is cool!laugh.giftongue.gifwink.gif

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Thanks guy! :blink:

Briz, this car ACTUALLY EXISTS!!! In McAllen/Edinburg Texas, there's a guy who built it back in 90/91 to advertise his wrought iron fence buisness. It looks EXACTLY like THAT, It's even the SAME color!! He has a windsheild in it, but that's the only glass in it. It runs, the doors, hood and trunk lid all function, and it's pretty cool to see it rollin down the street. I last saw it in 94 when we moved my parents back to Michigan, but it sure is cool!laugh.giftongue.gifwink.gif

Yes I know, actually there are more than one of those wrought iron VW... :) Before start this model I found some pics of wrought VWs, mostly are white, but there are some yellow and they told me also in green. :)

I think in a white yellowish color looks better. :)

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Ok, I don't get it!?! :)

I'm not saying that I don't like it. I do, & I find it interesting, but I don't understand the idea or concept behind it.

Whatever it is, or is meant to be, it's very cool! :)

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What I think, is mostly an "artistic" way. Or like George 53 wrote about the one in TX, that made it to advertise his wrought iron fence business.

I though it could be a nice model to try to 'replicate' it in a small scale. I was planning to be done with it in only a week, but it toke me almost two weeks... But It was fun the same... :blink:

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Just superb. And I'll have two scoops of strawberry with sprinkles.

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Totally NOT what I was expecting, but I love it! I'm not even going to attempt such a thing, but I'm glad you did! :):blink:

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WOW! That is cool Great Job!!!

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Ha, Briz, just like the real deal, folks are seemin to like it! Like i said, I think it's cool ta see one in scale!!!biggrin.gifwink.gif

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That's a really cool VW. I've seen pics of a real one in magazines. Nice job on it.

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Craftsmanship, execution, gall.

3 things that make a great model apart from the ordinary.

WOW!

Some don't get it? No worries.

Bob

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Wonderful job, it was fun watching this come together in the WIP thread!

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Great to see it finished; just plain remarkable!

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I was working for a VW repair shop back then and one of parts suppliers sent us pictures of one of the wrought iron VW Bugs tht was at their business and also included it on their calandar!cool.gif

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Wonderful replica of a unique Beetle!!

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Thank you all guys!!! :P

Those pics are from the interior...

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For who want here the link to the WIP. :rolleyes:

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Thank you again for looking! B)

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Beautiful craftsmanship and artwork on wheels!

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I like it. Air cooled rules! Great stuff! Drew

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Thank you all! :)

Yep, air cooled Rules!!! :):)

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and it has air conditioning, natural of course LOL

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and it has air conditioning, natural of course LOL

B):lol: :lol:

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This came out beautifully! I'll NEVER squirm from doing any major bodywork with plastic and putty after seeing this exquisite piece of body work!

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This came out beautifully! I'll NEVER squirm from doing any major bodywork with plastic and putty after seeing this exquisite piece of body work!

Thank you! :D

Work with metal sometime it's easier... :)

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