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  • Member since
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  • From: Nashua, NH
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, August 09, 2018 2:56 PM
This is my '68 VW Beetle painted with Tamiya TS-23 Light Blue, dry-brushed weathered chassis and engine.
















 

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

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    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:33 PM

Beautiful.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:58 PM
That is really sweet!
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:40 PM

Very nice! Yes

-Greg

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:09 PM

Thank you guys!  The idea was to build a model that represented a car bought cheaply by a teenager polished up to look good, but weathered enough to look really used.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Thursday, August 09, 2018 9:52 PM

Hi,

That looks really sharp. Surprise

Pat

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Friday, August 10, 2018 8:37 PM

Thank you Pat!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, August 11, 2018 12:34 AM

Great looking build Mr Mike!  I want to build one of these - would look cool next to all the race cars :)

Thanks,

John

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Sunday, August 12, 2018 7:34 PM

Thank you John!  This is a really good kit by Revell.  Everything went where it should and I had a few pieces left over for the European version.  I recommend this kit!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, August 12, 2018 8:06 PM

Great build!Toast Had a 1/1 '68 and the only difference was it was black. Looks exactly like it. A great little machine.

Jim  Captain

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, August 13, 2018 6:54 AM

Thank you Jim!

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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    March, 2013
Posted by LonCray on Monday, August 13, 2018 10:31 AM

Great model!  My mom had a '65 Beetle when I was growing up.  It would go anywhere, even in a Wyoming winter.  My family went to pick it up from the shop in a blizzard one time; I went with my mom while my sisters went with my dad in his Jeep Cherokee Chief.  There was almost nobody else on the road.  We beat my dad home - those narrow tires cut thru the snow and the engine weight on the drive wheels kept it from getting stuck.  Wonderful little car, even if the running boards were all rusted out.

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, August 13, 2018 7:44 PM

Thank you Lon!  It seems that there are a lot of people who like the little Bugs.  Very reliable and not too fast.  Just basic transportation.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:40 AM

Hey 

 Kin I borry it fer my date ? Nice job !

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 11:45 AM

Just Basic :

 That was the point . Have you ever wintered in Germany ? Bugs Ruled ! Besides after having the same old Red bug for almost twenty years and it still ran and was weatherproof , What can I say ?  T.B.     P.S-- Besides I only paid  $1,600.00 bucks for it with a Radio and Heater Brand New !

 Try that now ! My  Kia Soul was almost Twenty thou . And it's Not even got a C.D.Player , darned Bluetooth !

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Monday, August 27, 2018 8:15 PM

Sorry, TB!  I have never been overseas.  I would love to try the Nurburgring!  We bought a Mazda CX-5 last year!  Great little car, has everything in it, but I do miss my pickup.

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:40 AM

Oh Boy ;

 Mid Life crisis car on your part  ? No , I was stationed in Berlin and needed a vehicle so I brought her home . The funny part . When everyone saw the pedals and steering wheel on the wrong side !

 I guess I bought one destined for England , it just didn't get there . When the running boards rusted away I removed the leftovers , and had a fabricator of truck stuff make new ones out of steel mesh and angle iron .

 See ? couldn't beat it with a stick !  But , I sure do miss it now !

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 8:47 AM

Don't know how I missed this thread till now.  That is a beautiful build!

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 10:09 AM

Fantastic looking build Mike!! Loved watching it come together.

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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    May, 2011
  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by Mr Mike on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 1:10 PM

Thanks guys!  It's been a while since I've done a WIP on this forum, so maybe my next build?  We shall see...

"That's Spenser with an "S", like the poet." Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On My Bench: 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria; 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom 

Classic Plastic Model Club 

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