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hi everybody.

this is my first attempt at a beat up car. any feedback would be great.

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I went to school with friends who had VW's very much like that. Nice job and welcome to the forum.

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Very nice weathering!

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LOVE IT!!!!! :wub: :wub: :wub:

It looks almost like mine!

Very nice job with the rust and body panels, it looks extremely convincing. Almost thought it was a 1:1 before I took a better look at the photos! B)

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That's most excellent!!

Great job ... but just one question: However did those wheels and tires escape the ravages of time?

Very convincing.

B)= That's praise, Jim.

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Very nice work, are you going to build another to replicate this one after it's been restored ???

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Look real good . cant believe this is your first attempt at a beat up car.

great job you nailed it from what i see

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very well done. i thought it was a 1:1 bug which is what we aim for.

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Very impressive on the details and weathering. I'm liking it.

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first, welcome to the forum. second, wow that is a great looking beat up bug. still see some like that around here.

very nice work on the weathering. i got a kick out of the flower decal on the donor door. :lol:

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Feedback?

How about you tell us what you did?

I thought I was looking at the real car you were planning to build a scale model of.

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You know... shooting pictures into the sun is generally not suggested. But you really pulled it off here as it tends to convince the eye that this is actually a full size VW. Very impressive use of "Solar flair" and glare. Of course the bug is quite nice too, weathering and all. (I gotta try that)

Welcome to MCM forums! B)

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how did you get a picture of my bug,mine sits a little lower

Randy Ludi

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by jove i think hes got it. super job great attention to detail. and thats it. your hooked. once rust gets in your blood you bleed orange.lol :D

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Great weathering, and nice details! The dent in the roof, broken headlight cover, and rust holes in the left rear fender really add realism to it. The photos look very real!

Sam

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That's a really thoughtful weathering job ... very much like it happens in 1:1. The dents are especially well done! I had a '53 the same color ... it was just slightly less weathered.. :)

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Wow Steven, AWESOME job! Looks real as the others have said!

Oh, and WELCOME!

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Wow thanks for the great feed back guys. I'm starting my revell samba bus this weekend, but oh dear the roof is so badly warped it's unreal. Great fun to come then.

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That is a very well detailed and weathered VW. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

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Top knotch work there!

A great way to start with the MCM Forum, welcome.

David G.

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Nice weathering!

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Great build there & welcome to the forum. Beautiful weathering & fine attension to the details.

That looks a lot like my old bug I had out in Washington back in the !980's

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Does not look like the first try. It is awesome. Very realistic. More!

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That's most excellent!!

Great job ... but just one question: However did those wheels and tires escape the ravages of time?

Very convincing.

B)= That's praise, Jim.

New tires on a recently aquired project? ;)

Love the way it looks. The weathering is great, and the way it is photographed makes it look real, like an photo you'd see of a real one for sale on Craigslist or in an Auto Swapper.

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