Tamiya VW 1300 Bettle

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The kit i am going to work on is this...

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and the reference pictures....

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First of all left rear vent has opened....And to open front vents i have used evergreen strip styrene...

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Swamp cooler and roofrack(has not been finished yet) are scratchbuilt...

Front wheels have taken in and camber given to rear wheels..front wheels are turning and working...

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and the engine

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and then visor has been scratchbuilt, and the final mockup...

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thats all for now..

Hope you like it..

all comments are welcome..

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Wow! Good start. Nice projet.

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I'm going to like following this one. Very nice work so far.

The colors on the engine are perfect!

I'm curious if you're planning on doing the chrome wind deflectors above the drive side windows. I have a build that needs them and haven't decided how I'll do it yet.

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ah this is gonna be sweet. looking forward to some more.

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I'm going to l0ve this one!!! :wub:

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Great start on this one ! Excellent scratch building so far and the engine detailing looks great !

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Nice!!!

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That VW is going to look great !

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Thank you all for nice comments, i hope i can finish it the way that i want..

I'm going to like following this one. Very nice work so far.

The colors on the engine are perfect!

I'm curious if you're planning on doing the chrome wind deflectors above the drive side windows. I have a build that needs them and haven't decided how I'll do it yet.

Never thought of doing wind deflectors but it would be interesting...

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This is going be nice...Ill be watching this one

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WOW, awsume start.

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It's been said already by everybody, but I really like where this one is headed too.

I'm curious if you're planning on doing the chrome wind deflectors above the drive side windows. I have a build that needs them and haven't decided how I'll do it yet.

Aluminum foil maybe? Cuts easily with a #11 or small scissors, and offers a nice scale thickness.

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Great start ! I like this one.

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Thanks again for your comments..its really a great boost fOr me

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I love Beetles, so I will follow along!! Nice work so far!!

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Wow, the paint hasn't even gone on and you already have the right look to this one. Loving it. Keep it going.

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What is the bazooka looking thing on the pass window ?

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What is the bazooka looking thing on the pass window ?

Old timey swamp cooler. They used these before cars had air conditioning.

Nice work, BTW. Looking very nice!

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Thanks Tony

Thank you Doctor...

What is the bazooka looking thing on the pass window ?

That is called swamp cooler, which is an old-fashioned air condition..

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Very nice beetle

I love it already

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This is a totally cool build you got going here. I have this same kit and seeing you start on this one makes me want to start the bug I have wanted to build with this kit. I saw a killer bug at a car show a year or two ago that I took pics of and wanyes to make a model of it. Looking forward to seeing more of this build.

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Very nice!

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I love the slammed bugs with the roof racks, I'm trying to convince my parents to let me buy one for my first car, Not very successfully, i might add.....

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