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I started this buggy a while ago, signed up to the forum at the same time. Started work with a new company soon after and lost focus.

Here it is in all its half finished glory. I still need to build a roll bar and engine cage, some engine detail as well

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The suspension is scratch built from copper, brass and styrene. The driver is magic sculpt.

Anyway, I've been lurking long enough. Hi, I'm Rob.

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welcome, thats a cool buggy. I like that driver too good touch

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Welcome to the forum Rob . Did anybody tell you that some kid stole your dune buggy ? Looks about 4 feet tall !

Seriously , I like what you've done with the suspension . Can you get any closer pictures ?

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And and and... Didn't proof read, sorry.

Thanks, glad you like it. I'm not positive on the measurements. All my notes have dissapeared.

TooOld. I'm not worried that he stole it, just hope he straightens it out before it rolls :). Does he look bigger with the body off? I swear he should scale up to 5' 18".

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Welcome to the forum. Great work so far. The driver looks good as well. Like the turbo on the engine.

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Love the pose! cool to see a model that looks like it's moving while sitting on the table!

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Excellent, all it needs is some sand on a base and you'll have a great little model that really POPs!

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Nice to see someone dare making it even more of a offroader. Waited for years getting one of these, or several, so this reissue was just in time.

Look forward to see Yours finished.

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I love anythying VW and yours is no exception! It appears to be leaning into a turn which gives it plenty of action. The charactor is cool also, nice job!

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Thanks! I'll pull it off the shelf and fire the iron on the roll cage.

Started a junker beetle and forgot the buggy for a while. I'll finish the manx before the other gets any more attention.

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Some progress.

Brass rod cage work with Duplicolor chrome spray bomb. As soon at the base is finished I'll set up the light tent for some decent photos.

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