ROG 1/16 bug

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Well I started this a little bit ago but never posted it. This is my first big scale kit ever and so far I'm liking it. I couldn't leave it stock so I found some tires, modified the suspension and this is where it sits now.

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The rear wheels I increased the diameter because they were too small for the lips. They need a little more work but they fit alot better.

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and what I'm thinking for colors. Off white for the wheels and sides of the car, and rootbeer for the rest of the body.

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This really is a great kit. So far so good on yours, Jared.

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Is that one of the German Bug Kits?

Looking good so far.

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LOOKS GREAT SO FAR JARED, HAVE ONE OF THESE KITS MYSELF

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Cool! I have one of these kits and looking to either make a f/c or a gasser out of it, but its now a BBP(back burner project). Your off to a good start Jared...........

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That's a really cool kit, I have it, too... halfway built (mine will be a "rat bug"). I like where you're going with yours! B)

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I am diggin this car...

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How well is this kit going together so far? I'm planning to get one to build a replica of my friend's '52 and am hoping that it goes together as well as the Tamiya Beetle.

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Oh Yeah i'm watching this thread!!!!

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hmmm nice !! loving the stance already :)

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Thanks guys, it's the revell of Germany kit.

So far it's going together pretty good. The doors take a bit of work to align properly but I think I got them adjusted correctly.

Edited by Jared Roach

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This build is looking great so far. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this one.. i picked up one of these kits that I am planning on going in a different direction though. I have got my idea and I just need to start it. Stay tuned cause I think its gonna be cool.

This build is looking great so far. Looking forward to seeing more progress on this one.. i picked up one of these kits that I am planning on going in a different direction though. I have got my idea and I just need to start it. Stay tuned cause I think its gonna be cool.

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Well, Thought I'd step outside the truck model box, and see what you guys have to offer! BUGS!!!!! I am obsessed with them! I built this one in Germany in 95. It fits together very well!! The drop is awesome looking and those colors will look cool!!! You gonna de chrome it? or keep the chrome trim!?

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I am a huge VW fan, so I am looking forward to seeing what you do with this kit. What kit are you sarting with? I have tons of 1/24th an 1/25th scale kits and one 1/20th scale, and also some 1/35th scale, but none this big. And I love that it is a split! Nice panscrapper stance as well.

Kevin

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He's using the Revell of Germany 1/16 VW Beetle, I think they just rereleased it so it's easy to find.

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Nice.

Ben

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Cool!


I need to stay away from here,lol This is another on my Bucket list. I had a real 56 VW back in the day.

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Thanks everyone, I got the off white base coat on the shell, the doors/hood need some more work and then there next.

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Looks awesome! I need to get that kit.

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Okay... Bought one!!! :)

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I like the fact that you used some spoons to test the color before you decided to spray the car.

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Any updates on yours? I want to see how it goes, and possibly get some ideas. I'd like to do mine as a 70's style Cal bug.

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cant wait for updates on this build, love the v dubs...............bought the same kit but had to buy another one as the first one the body had some warpage so i dunk the body in hot water and the top back halve of the roof caved in, very thin and brittle but wanting to see how yours comes out before i decide which way to go on mine.............

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gotta hand it to ya, i started one myself too!

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what type of tire is the rear?

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