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Revell Germany VW Beetle 1500 (Limousine and Cabriolet)

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I gotta have these!

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I want one, maybe both

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Finally something new and interesting from Revell Germany!

The tow-hook is a nice touch :)

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NICE !!!!

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I am thinkin resto bug, pro tour bug....anyone ?????

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pro tour bug....anyone ?????

That would be cool

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Does anyone know if they have engine compartments ?

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Does anyone know if they have engine compartments ?

I would assume so, since they show pictures of the engines (follow the links).

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Are these new tool plastic kits? What scale are they?

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Are these new tool plastic kits? What scale are they?

Yes and 1:24.

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What year is the sedan supposed to be? Appears to have the early pre-68 Esuropean bumpers and tail light, but has a post-68 engine cover. The hood also appears to be a '68....but the front turn signals are clearly early '60's. Huh?

The cabrio has similar issues with the front turn signals. Anybody know?

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Its nice to see the cabrio... but don't we already have a decent hard top Beetle available from Tamiya?

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Its nice to see the cabrio... but don't we already have a decent hard top Beetle available from Tamiya?

Tamiya's is a '67 1300. Revell's is a '68 1500. Revell aren't so much competing head-to-head as they are filling in gaps. See their recent new-tool Mini as another example. Thiers is a 998, Tamiya's is a 1275S.

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Tamiya's is a '67 1300. Revell's is a '68 1500. Revell aren't so much competing head-to-head as they are filling in gaps. See their recent new-tool Mini as another example. Thiers is a 998, Tamiya's is a 1275S.

Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference other than the badging? Is the body of the 67 and 68 the same?

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Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference other than the badging? Is the body of the 67 and 68 the same?

Front lights, back lights, front fenders etc. are different in -68 model.

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Tamiya's is a '67 1300. Revell's is a '68 1500. Revell aren't so much competing head-to-head as they are filling in gaps. See their recent new-tool Mini as another example. Thiers is a 998, Tamiya's is a 1275S.

Tamiya's is a 66, as is their Karmann Ghia.

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Forgive my ignorance, but what is the difference other than the badging? Is the body of the 67 and 68 the same?

If you are not into VW's they are all the same, if you know them every year is differant.

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If you are not into VW's they are all the same, if you know them every year is differant.

'67 engine cover is a one-year stamping. It's in between the long pointed early models and the later short lids(to clear the required large bumpers) of the '68 & later. The doors also were one year only as the had raised pads under the door handles, which were one year only items too. Throw in the later fenders with the early bumpers and it IS unique.

I owned a '67 Cal-Look back in the day..... Sweet car.

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Tamiya's is a 66, as is their Karmann Ghia.

I was going off the top of my head with the model years, I'll trust the VW enthusiasts to correct my mistakes and educate the masses (including me) while they're at it.

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What Don said^. The convertible looks correct for a '70. but the sedan looks like a "backdated" custom. Eg, '70 car, '67 front fenders, with '60's turn signals, taillights and bumpers, & lowback seats. .

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Not to add to the off topic contents of this thread, but Hasegawa has both 1966 and 1967 sedans.

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Remember not all Beetles are created equal, these are Euro spec cars, not export deluxe USA cars.They won't be the same as the bugs we remember.

Edited by Craig Irwin

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I hope they have engines and an opening deck lid, so I can build and install one of my aircooooooooooooled turbo engines!

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