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1966 Volkswagen Beetle

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Greetings fellow modelers I just want to share my most recent finished model

A 1966 Volkswagen from Tamiya

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Edited by sensei kamikaze

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oh my!!! I have an error on the topic name, I have 1066 and should be 1966, and I can't edit the title... if some moderator can change it please do it

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corrected the year, tanks to foxer

Edited by sensei kamikaze

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I love that car and I love that kit. Looks like you've done a great job with it. I'd like some pictures that show better detail, especially of the engine and the interior.

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Oh, that is nice

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it looks great! i made one without paint too but rather not that well refined...

i like how you made the engine bay, but... how did you close the hood ( i dont know how to call it since this bug has the engine in the rear) , so perfectly? i didnt solve the problem of closing the gap in the rear

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Really nice colour Jesus - like it!

Old beetles are always cool :D

If its allowed,...the wire from the ignition coil to the distributor you have not installed quite correctly. I think, the wire in the middle should go to the ignition coil. the coil is mounted on the "fan box" - this little, black thing with the silver ring, left from the aircleaner ;)

Whats about the black stripe on the passengers sidetrim? it does not look nice to the paintjob :huh:

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@ Jeff: if you use the hinge, it is a fumbling to open and close the hood. Also to fit it "perfect" in closed position. Jesus did not mounted the hinge, so it is only layed off.

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That is stunning! It may just be the best build I have seen of that kit!

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Extremely NICE beetle Jesus, I love that color on it job well done man!! :D

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Extremely good looking!

If you edit your first post of the thread then click "Use Full Editor" you can then edit the topic line.

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very nice bug!

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Man, that is a very sharp build....

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Love this VW.

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@ Jeff: if you use the hinge, it is a fumbling to open and close the hood. Also to fit it "perfect" in closed position. Jesus did not mounted the hinge, so it is only layed off.

oh I see, thank you... It definitely would hold my hood ( trunk, anyway ) from sliding down! That's quite a good advice to work on!

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Nice, clean build! The stripe reminds me of the graphics they used on some of the 70's special editions.

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Thanks for your comments guys I appreciate them a lot.

@dominik the black stripe responds to a paint issue, when I was apliying bare metal foil the paint chips, with the bare metal glue!!! and I haven’t enough paint to start over because around here alclad is an import and hard to get, last time took me 5 months to get the paint so I decide to apply some decal.

By the way the body paint is Alclad candy orange

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@Zarana-X 70’s indeed they are from the AMT AMc 1976 grenmlin

Here more pictures!!

the engine before final assembly

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Really nice work, great save !!!

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WOW THATS REALLY NICE

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Beautiful build, nice colour choice

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Nice build, good color choice!

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Beautiful build, and nice recovery from the paint faux pas.

Not to pick nits, but those license plates look like 1932 California plates!?! :huh:

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Great paint and nice pics.

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Awesome !!!! That's a really nice kit to build.

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Very nice!!!!!!!!

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Stunning......... B)

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