VW Tiki Type 2

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Hello!

Here is my Hasegawa Type 2 Volkswagen. This is former service car of airport of Easter Island... Now it's owned by a local surf shop.

I tried to add as much bamboo as I could. I also scratch built some stuff. That gear shift knob is carved from polyurethane. Hula lady is also totally scratchbuilt.

I opened the roof and scratch built that sun roof. Safari frames are photoetched parts, couldn't find any from markets, so I designed my own ones.

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Totally scratch built cooler.

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Seats are made out of brass and metal wire

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Metal wire+little palstic parts+cotton+glue+paint= hula girl

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You may see that "AIRPORT SERVICE" text under the brown paint just below windshields.

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Wow this is the coolest vw i saw in a long time

Super great job on the bamboo parts

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Amazing!

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Cool! Nice work!

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This has all the right charm, and great detailing. I love builds where you end up learning a whole bunch of new tips like the wire mesh over that seat. Excellent model and work. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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Now this is just awesome in my book I like the craftsmanship on this one great theme work.

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That is just amazing. Tell us how you did the bamboo. I have a surf rod in the planning stages and I've been thinking about that.

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Another GREAT VW!!!

VERY realistic "bare steel" look and overall weathering! B)

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Tell us how you did the bamboo.

I glued thin plastic rod around tube. After that I used small amount of putty to smoothen that area. I painted these with light brown. I used darker brown at these "knots". I used different materials with these bamboo sticks. Bumbers are pvc-tube. Antenna and gear shift are metal vire. Rails at back are ps-tube.

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That is amazing ! Love details , especially the lettering under the paint . Great model !

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cool, the shifter and hula girl are my favs.

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Very cool !!

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Total enjoyment just looking at this!

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Now that is cool, very cool. I love it ! Great detail.

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Extremely cool build.

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Man, this thing is cool. It is truely an island cruiser. I never liked the fold down truck bed on these things. The stake bed sides were a great idea to get rid of that eye sore! Its sweet.

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LOOKS GREAT!!!

Nice Details... :)

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Totally love it! Great creativity and craftsmanship.

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Man another killer Dubbie,a lot of neat little details you got,shifter is a favorite and the hula girl is just too cool....

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Fantastic job. Unreal

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Very, very nice. All the little hand made details, just wonderful.

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WOW! I really like this! Another excellent build!!

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Love how you tied everything together from the bumpers, shifter, and Hula girl, even the steering wheel. Really like the cooler. Where did you find that?

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'Wow' seems like an inadequate term here, but that's pretty much what I'm saying out loud. I really love the safari window details and the wrapped steering wheel spokes.

...any chance you'd offer any more of those PE safari frames for sale?

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THIS IS WOW !!!!!! I love the seat's. The whole bug is GREAT !!!

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