Resin Parts for Monogram Blue Beetle


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Does any caster do parts to build a clone of the blue beetle

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Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland casts the heads and Cadillac script valve covers. Ed Fluck of Drag City Casting casts the seats. Not sure what else is out there.

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Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland casts the heads and Cadillac script valve covers. Ed Fluck of Drag City Casting casts the seats. Not sure what else is out there.

Thanks for the info Dan

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Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland also casts all the scuba gear too, and its very well done.

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Does the the Caddy engine used in the Blue beetle come in any other kits

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It's in the Monogram '29 Model A pickup kit but it has different valve covers and intake/carbs. Replicas and Miniatures casts the heads and script valve covers in resin. The 6x2 manifold and carbs in the Monogram '30 Woody kit could be adapted to the Caddy.

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Many thanks Dan

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Does anyone cast the correct wheels for the Blue Beetle. I know they come in a couple of other kits, which are just as hard to find and high prtices.

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Check with the Modelhaus

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Get a re-issue of Monograms Lil'Coffin or Boothill Express, they are somewhat cheap(around $20)for the rear rims and the tires. You will need a Monogram Predicta or Monograms Orange Hauler for the front tires and wheels.(also somewhat inexpensive) These are not exact, but very close to the Blue Beetles.

The original Blue Beetle had 2 bar spinner knockoffs as well, alot of kits have those.

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Get a re-issue of Monograms Lil'Coffin or Boothill Express, they are somewhat cheap(around $20)for the rear rims and the tires. You will need a Monogram Predicta or Monograms Orange Hauler for the front tires and wheels.(also somewhat inexpensive) These are not exact, but very close to the Blue Beetles.

The original Blue Beetle had 2 bar spinner knockoffs as well, alot of kits have those.

I will take all you can find of the Lil Coffin and Boot Hill Express you can find for 20-25.00... The cheapest I have seen (and I have been trying to buy both of these kits) has been about 50.00... give or take 5.00

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The Boot Hill Express has just been reissued.

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The Parts Box has the rears in resin.

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Ma's Resin has the rears with tires and brake backing plates.

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I would like to model a clone of the Monogram Blue Beetle pickup. I have the body from a late kit, but neet the seats and the cadillac valve covers. I thought I had read somewhere that someone was casting the seats and valve covers.

I know Replica and Minitures does the scuba tank and such.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Larry Casey

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I would like to model a clone of the Monogram Blue Beetle pickup. I have the body from a late kit, but neet the seats and the cadillac valve covers. I thought I had read somewhere that someone was casting the seats and valve covers.

I know Replica and Minitures does the scuba tank and such.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Larry Casey

Hi Larry, Check post #2 of this thread.

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