'55 VW Oval Window

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Hi all.

I was busy collecting and modifying diecast models before jumping into plastic model cars. Here is one of my diecast modifications. Color is L11 Pastel Green. Resin Porsche Fuchs wheels. Hope you like it.

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Before and after :)

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Me likey.

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I like after much better.

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What happened to the front wheels?

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I like them both!

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Not my kind of wheels but the paint on that looks awesome. What scale is this and who made it?

I had a real 1956 and want to make a replica of it someday.

AzTom

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Thanks all.

What happened to the front wheels?

In which sense ?

Not my kind of wheels but the paint on that looks awesome. What scale is this and who made it?

I had a real 1956 and want to make a replica of it someday.

AzTom

Thanks Tom. It is a 1:18 Bburago.

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It's amazing how much slamming a car and changing the wheels and paint can improve a die cast. It looks very good.

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I like. :)

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Very nice!

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In which sense ?

To my taste they are way too far in. The olive green on the other hand is very handsome.

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To my taste they are way too far in. The olive green on the other hand is very handsome.

...I was thinking maybe the axel was narrowed so the tires would clear the fenders.

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...I was thinking maybe the axel was narrowed so the tires would clear the fenders.

In that case the rear axel should be narrowed as well.

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Fantastic, I dig it. Percfect choice of color and stance!

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In that case the rear axel should be narrowed as well.

...The front wheels have to turn corners requiring more clearance.

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Thanks for kind comments guys :)

Maarten, it is not quite possible to slam an early bug without narrowing its front beam. Have a look this thread.

http://www.thesamba....er=asc&start=20

Right, I see what you mean. Guess I'm not a slammer but a racer...

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Super sharp- great color - amazing how good a diecast can look.

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Nice paint and color. Cool car

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Very cool!!!

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Super nice...

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