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Sorry about the thread jack on the IMC VW - yes, I have one I was thinking about backdating (to an oval rather than a split) and I like the way you did this one; just figured if it were an early enough body it might work. I should have specified that. (I know I could get a new kit, but a bird in the hand...)

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the ugly stuff update...

Cleaned up the quarter windows and added semaphore openings. Think I am ok with the outside body, but will revisit after working on the chassis.

Thought my original attempt at the rear lights were out of scale, this is v2.

Spent a bunch of time on the rear inner panels taking into consideration the hinges I used for the rear lid and other parts I want to use:

1942(?) Kubelwagen center tunnel, long block, front beam (narrowed).

Hasegawa pan is great to work with as the rear compartment tin is separate.

Tamiya engine compartment inner panels are a good start for all scale VW engine compartment detailing.

Fujimi 356 trannny with front and rear mount grafted on.

Trying to keep it all old school.

Awesome king/link pin detail on the front beam from Hasegawa. You can see my method for narrowing a scale front beam.

Next...convert an extra Hasegawa T1 window insert into the inner bracing that is present on a beetle's body, cutting out the door and window areas.

thanks

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Hi. very nice work so far. There is a friend of mine (here in Brazil) that is also doing the same work...

May I ask you something?

I'm really interested in the Hebmuller body. Could you please send me the email of your "VW nut" friend???

Of course, still a lot of work to do

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WIP here:

http://www.small-dreams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=70&t=14519

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oops, sorry bout that! I unlocked the folder.

Nope it's not "bosco". Back to password hacking school for you! I grew up on Hershey syrup chocolate milk.

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Working on the inner panels and headliner. I have a plan to make working semaphore turn signals...crossing my fingers it works.

I thinned out and drilled/filed openings in a spare Hasegawa window insert to make the headliner. Had to cut it into 6 pieces to make it work best once I thinned it out. More work to make the B pillar and door panels plus smoothing out the headliner pieces together. The instrument pod insert is from a Hasegawa 1/24 scale Kubelwagen. close enough.

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I appreciate all the work going into this one. On my 1:1 project bug I would be better off trying some of the mods on a model first, I will admit. It looks like a fun project you are doing.

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I really like the split window work you've done. As you know there isn't a kit split window in 1/24 or 1//25 scale. I can't figure that one out at all!

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Thanks Tony, Ron and Tom.

Ron, I like your convert deck lid. Is that a 69 or 70? My first bug was a 1969 with dual kadrons back in 1980 when living in SoCal.

Tom, maybe with the new ROG vw's we may see some new variants?

Thanks

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Tom, maybe with the new ROG vw's we may see some new variants?

Bill, I saw the ROG VW test shot recently at the Liars Model Car Challenge. To my untrained eye, it looked like the best detailed kit of a VW to date! The engine alone looks like it's worth the price of the kit. Every little detail and rib on the transaxle! Can't wait to get my hands on one!

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Thanks Tony, Ron and Tom.

Ron, I like your convert deck lid. Is that a 69 or 70? My first bug was a 1969 with dual kadrons back in 1980 when living in SoCal.

Tom, maybe with the new ROG vw's we may see some new variants?

Thanks

Bill, Mine is a '70. This one is going the Volksrod route, I think. As I said, I probably should have done it first in 1/24 or 1/25 scale. Too late, I already started cutting. The sawzall is my best friend and a cars worst nightmare. lol I think this one is #13 for me. I like the EMPI nut name you picked, I missed that the first time I looked.

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Thanks IRA, your VW panel is one of my all time favorite articles/vw's.

some Split window inspiration....

I used to shop at AutoHaus in the late 70's.

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Some engine work finished over the weekend. Couldn't sleep so decided to work on the linkage. :P

Okrasa style 25/30/36(?) horse will go in the Hebmuller or Split window. Not sure yet.

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Thanks Clay (Der Bugmeister!) and Kevin (fishnets,tats and volks rods, yes please!)

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Thanks Clay (Der Bugmeister!) and Kevin (fishnets,tats and volks rods, yes please!)

You liked my pic I take it? :) That was from a shoot my muse and I did in W. Virginia at the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. It is a V-8 powered Rat Bug. We shot her in a sort of gothabilly bride of Frankenstein styling. She is actually a redhead...my favorite! :)

Kevin

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