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  1. G'day folks, here I have my version of the Revell easy click VW T2 Bus. Paint is Tamiya ts14 black, ts84 metallic gold and ts3 dark yellow for the interior. Built box stock except for wheels, roof mounted antenna, chrome body trim, carpet, exhaust tip and a lower stance. All comments are welcomed and appreciated. Cheers, David. 😎👍
  2. Hello everyone, after a long time I present you my latest kit from my 3D forge. The whole development took almost 2 years because I kept coming up with new things here and there. All the parts were then redesigned and so on. But here are a few pictures of the parts printed so far. I have to change some parts again and have them reprinted. I hope I can inspire some of you with them. PS: If you're wondering why there's an audio extension for the interior, it's because I want to recreate my Scirocco as I drove it for a long time and had a lot of fun.
  3. Daxman


    I finished this beast last night. I'm very happy with the finished model. The turbines are all scratch built from styrene rod. The front wings are made from the front seats. The rear louvers are from a Hemi-Cuda. I gut the body down the center and removed about 1/3 of the plastic. Sealed off the old passenger door. The windshield visor is hinged and moves freely. Although, I did end up putting in a support post. I thought it looked much better.
  4. The only VW type 1 I could find during the Pandemic. Sectioned, chopped top, widened fenders, dechromed. Still can’t get scribe lines right, but working on it. Also have trouble losing patience near the end.
  5. Started as a Christmas gift this season. Tried some new techniques and different paints. Attempted to watch quality control. Tried to complete the model as quickly as reasonable -3.5 weeks is a record for me. this a great kit with excellent fits. And was on sale at HL so the wife liked that part 😄
  6. Here’s my build of the recently released AMT ‘78 VW GTI. Since this kit is molded in three colors (and since it’s too cold out to safely spray paint) I decided to see how far I could take it with just some Future and hand detail paint. It came out ok, definitely not an award winner 😂. The yellow plastic is thin and slightly translucent so the color isn’t consistent. If I did it again I’d try some yellow craft paint inside the body shell first. Part fit and detail isn’t great but considering the age of the mold it’s acceptable. It’s WAY better than AMT’s ‘77 Pinto. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would have stuck fake wood on a 1:1 GTI, even in the ‘70s, but it’s a fun look for a model! Anyways this was an enjoyable quick build overall.
  7. HI. This is my latest version of 1967 VW Kastenwagen ( = Van ). Built as a sixties- style gasser it has a modified Corvair engine from AMT parts pak. Paint is from Tamiya, decals are from various Revell kits. I modified interior with revell seats and console. Axles are VW original but raised with schratchbuilt and revell parts. Comments are always welcomed!
  8. I finally finished something! This started as a dare/quick Box Stock project that went down a rabbit hole, I'm pretty happy with the results especially considering the funky old simplified kit. Here are some of the details: Paint= Duplicolor T-218 Midnight blue base with Painthuffer Metalflake "Micro Heisenberg" .004 dry flake sprayed in a carrier clear. Then a few healthy coats of automotive urethane clear. Headlights from Revell 1929 Model A, hood emblem is a prototype piece from Gary Kulchock Interior= Custom printed lotus flower pattern decals, piping from blue detail wire, Detailmaster photo-etched gauge surrounds and faces, scratch-built riser blocks under front seats. Wheels and Tires= Keystone Mags from AMT 1957 Chevy, Lips added to rears to increase offset, Alclad chrome finish, Big and Little white letter tires from Round2 Mustang. Engine= Stripped all chrome kit engine, carbs from Tamiya lotus super7, velocity stacks made from wire ferrules, scratch-built exhaust with megaphones made from paintbrushes, lathe turned pulleys, belt from electrical tape, wired/detailed and photo-etched bolt headed. Thanks for looking!
  9. Looking for these wheels in 1:24 / 1:25.
  10. My mother in law found this kit for me 20 years or so ago. I’ve always wanted to build a narrow eye Baja bug model and already have several street bugs so here we go. I dremeled the nose and rear clip off and sculpted a new nose from plaster before casting it in resin (first time). I just completed a styrene rod role cage and have a few more ideas to go with it.
  11. Officially starting this project today (Jan. 14). Been planning to build this anyway, but the GSL Common Kit is Tamiya's excellent kit of the 1966 Beetle, so that has lit the fire under me. Other than the typical masking to airbrush several colors challenge, the ski rack and back-dating some details is going to be fun. I'm also going to weather it, with the cool ice. Another first for me, will be using Splash paint. I got the Best Model Car Parts 1957 Beetle conversion last year, but the rules state no resin bodies, so that will be for their first Bug. But I can use the engine lid and wheels. Early VW wheels have no slots, the Hasegawa Bus wheels are also slotted, but I can use the hubcaps and skinny tires. There is another detail that has haunted me, when I get the package, will comment then. An interesting detail is the mirror location, the primary picture is on the dash, but other pictures are the normal location. Only one exterior mirror, which will be the right one located on the left side. The front turn signals are too big, considering making out of clear sprue. The taillights need to be smaller, might make out of red sprue. It looks like the steering wheel needs to be modified to not be deep dish. I just learned the windows were increased in size after 1960, but that will guarantee doom, just opening the vent window should be enough to distract the rivet counters. Now I'm committed (for a mental institution?). Primary reference picture.
  12. Hello! So this one is a ´67 VW Pick - Up ( or pritchenwagen in Deutsch ) kit from Hasegawa. I decided to sand away any excess detail from it and to give it a typical 90´s custom show car look; clean appearance with semi gloss pearl white paint and modern wheels.. Those 13" BBS wheels and tyres came from Scaleproduction, paint is from Tamiya and seats are resin Volvo P1800 units from Air - Trax. Finnish custom ordered licence plates. glass is made from Raboesch smoke tinted PVC- sheet. pics:
  13. Hi! I built this Polar Lights - not - so - great - snap kit as a mild California looker. Paint: Tamiya Tyres: AMT Must fix that panel line in front of the windshield someday. Here you go with those pics:
  14. One (of many) reasons I got stalled on this VW Bus project, didn't like the idea of trying to get a decent paint job done around the giant molded on emblem. I had tried the Alumilte casting putty, but got unsatisfactory results, plus JB Weld doesn't work that well for parts. Since I needed to get fresh casting supplies, I added this to the task. First thing was making a dam around it, used yogurt cup foil because it's thicker than Reynolds, bends nicely, taped down with masking tape. I also filled the corners to prevent spill-out. Oh man, so much happier with this! P.S.: Started this project 2003, could participate in the Bring Out Your Dead challenge when I feel *really* ambitious.
  15. I used to run a local VW club and remember what it was like to be cruising with fellow VW enthusiasts to a location and I thought it would interesting to see what a scene from WWII would look like if various VW models regardless of paint scheme were caravaning through the forest.
  16. Hi! I build this one from an Airfix Quickbuilder snap kit in two days just to get something new to the shelf... Tamiya paints and some scrarchbuild parts and Revell wheels & tyres. I just wanted to see if a kit as simple as this could be converted into a decent looking shelf model..
  17. Does anyone know if these wheels were ever kitted in any of the Porsche kits or maybe some other kit? Anyone making them 3D or resin? I would ask Empinut,but seems he's been away from the forums for a while now. Thanks for any help.
  18. Built this nice VW. Goes together well just need to take your time and test everything just like older AMT’s need to. Paint by model master lacquers. Thanks!
  19. I started another hover car. It needs a clever name. I'm all ears if anyone has a good suggestion. Vintage 68 Hover Bug........ This started out as a hover race craft. I envisioned bright graphics like you'd see on a formula 1. If you guys have seen any of my other posts, you'll know that my finished models usually look quite a bit different than what I begin with. Styrene shavings and cat hair for that " just finished a race look" I added some fins on the top, cut from another VW Bug's rear trunk lid. I wanted it to have a lowered stance while in flight. I had pictured a black, white and red racing graphics with racing numbers and sponsor decals. I imagined it as if it had just finished a race. Heavy soot from the turbines. Grease and oil on the engines. Maybe a little damage from other hover race craft. The fins on the top, direct air into the rear engine cover via hinged vents. I remember as a teenager, the cool VW Bugs at my high school always had their rear hood lifted for air cooling. Similar thing here, except the vents lead to some massive air intakes on the back of the engines. I got stalled at this point on the graphics and decals. I spent weeks trying to come up with race style graphics. Was I going to use decals? How am I going to get good paint lines with multiple colors? This was all out of my zone. So I started looking into vintage style...... I'll be painting the inner rims bright red. The center caps will be chrome. The front will have white painted similar to the rear white walls. I will be weathering it. It's a daily flier! Slight rust. Slight paint fade. Dirt in the crevasses. Soot. Good stuff.
  20. I had a yellow '77 Golf mk1, years ago. It wasn't a GTi, but it was a great car. As a little break from '50's chrome, I've changed tack and given this a go. My plan is to slam it, widen the track and flare the arches. Paint will be old and a bit faded, like mine was and I'll stickerbomb it in a couple of places. Got the engine done today. It built up really well. Nice to build a kit with modern tooling. I added a basic fuel injection system and weathered it a bit.
  21. This diorama was to make as simple a base as possible, and attempt to show motion. The pavement is just a piece of Corian (plastic kitchen/bath countertop), which is the perfect grain and color, sandblasted texture for rolled out pattern. Tire marks are pastel chalk. I made the master, and made resin copies of the cones, most are solid, a few are hollow, and for the killed cone I bent it soon after casting. The timer equipment is really simple, I could have super detailed something better. The VW Golf II GTi is the Revell kit, the alleged "Tuner series", which has horrible wheels and hideous aero parts. I used Integra wheels. I modified the bumpers to be European looking, the grill has wire mesh, added a moon roof, Evo 5 mirrors, resin Vehicross gas cap, Euro tuner green taillights, real springs on the suspension (which nobody can see), removed door handles (which are really cheap units). Painted with Boyds turquoise, with a nail 'polish' green pearl over it, and clear. The interior back seat was removed, Scale Motorsport decal on seats, figure is modified race driver. Built in 2003. I owned a '91 Jetta GLi, did some autocross, so I *had to* do the lifted rear wheel.
  22. Revell T3 Westfalia times slightly different Hello colleagues! Greetings from Oldenburg! Today I would like to introduce you to my modified T 3 Westfalia. It's supposed to represent a demilitarized T 3. Sure, there was no camping equipment in the Bundeswehr, you're right. I came to the idea a few years ago when I was still a member of the T3-Club. Here in Oldenburg there is a T3 Wetsfalia, whose owner has rolled the bus completely into Nato-olive. Looked quite extraordinary. I then asked Alex what it was all about and he told me that he likes to ride in nature and watch animals and also film. With his T3, he has everything to go to certain places late at night, to be on the spot so early in the morning. And with the color, his bus would not be noticed. I thought the idea was good, but I gave the bus a slightly different story. I made all the decals myself. I thought it was different. I hope you like the bus. Have fun watching. Greetings from Jan
  23. Well, thanks to the combo of not having a heater in my garage yet, and a typical Canadian winter, all of my current builds are on hold at the "needs paint" stage. So it's time to start a new project. Two actually. Building Revell's VW Rabbit and Revell of Germany's VW Golf Cabriolet. Definite similarities between the kits, in terms of details and parts. As you might guess. Both are going to be modified, but final details aren't worked out yet. I have a bunch of pieces from Jeremy at Clearly Scale which look fantastic. Not sure abotu colours yet, but my daughter says I need to paint one of them turquoise. I'll probably get my boy to pick the other colour. Not many pics yet, as I literally just started this last night.
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