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68 VW, Revell ... first car model in almost 50 yrs (reason for latest delay added)

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  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:07 AM

Hey Greg, I too use ImageShack. I think mine is less than $20 a year. No ads, no hassle, good res, well worth the money!

Max

PS--There are no "free" things in life, lol.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:37 AM

Greg

Oops, tried an image post from Google pics, didn't work....sorry

 

I use flickr and it's free.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:41 AM

GMorrison

Black exterior, red interior was the hot set up.

 

That's interesting, Bill. Something inside my brain kept thinking red. I asked my buddy what color his black bug interior was, he didn't remember.

You have me very seriously considering a red interior, and holding off on the brown interior for some other black car model in the future. Thanks!!!!

All this real-world input is priceless.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:47 AM

mustang1989

Sorry about the error with the wash earlier Greg. Should've read better. NO WASH with Alclad. It won't pan out nicely at all.................at least it never did for me in regards to Alclad Chrome. Once it's on there you can buff it a little but that's about it.

 

Thanks for the update, Joe.

Your input is always appreciated.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:12 PM

Steve, Max, Rob.....thanks for the advice on image hosts. I appreciate it.

In the meantime, I am trying something with Google. I have updated my OP back on page one with the 4 original pics.

I can see them but I wonder if you can. Can you see the pic of my VW motor below? TIA for your help here!!! (if you can see it, can you click on it a couple times and make it bigger?)

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:25 PM

Yep, I can see it.

PS. and make it bigger

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:33 PM

modelcrazy

Yep, I can see it.

PS. and make it bigger

 

You da man, Steve. Thank you. I have read mixed reports of folks being able to see google-hosted pics, reason I'm asking.

Oh, and all of a sudden my old postimage posts seem to be back? (edit: oops, spoke too soon)   Their homepage seems to be live again.

-Greg

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Saturday, April 14, 2018 4:37 PM

Picture there and blows up nicely.

Max

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    May, 2016
Posted by B-36Andy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 5:30 PM

Great pic of the engine!

Wow! were they that color---new??? My whole engine compartment was a dusty dirty grey tan!! My sister remembers when we got a vapor lock and me opening a can of chicken soup and pouring it all over the engine! It was my little camper in the mountains!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 6:48 PM

Greg
I can see them but I wonder if you can. Can you see the pic of my VW motor below?

I can see it.

I also have had problems with Postimage..... Still sorting them out......

I did some painting on my friend's 1/1  VW's ( a camper van and a bug .... dont remember the year of the bug, but the camper was a 73. )

The bug was Black ,and the interior was Definetly Red . ( For some reason he wanted the wheel's painted White.... so I did. )

The van was a "Disturbing" Green ....  ( think "pea soup " ) so he had me paint it a "better " color Green ( I think it was a Dodge color )  and White top with White wheel's .

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:05 PM

B-36Andy

Great pic of the engine!

Wow! were they that color---new??? My whole engine compartment was a dusty dirty grey tan!! My sister remembers when we got a vapor lock and me opening a can of chicken soup and pouring it all over the engine! It was my little camper in the mountains!

 

Thanks, Andy.

The motor is a mix of various pics I found on the internet. I have no idea about accuracy and my goal is to have fun with this little bug model. All the info from real-world bug owners like you are just icing on the cake. Cake

I'll be watching yours go together. I'm sure you will approach totally differently having been an actual owner. Me, I'm just re-living my childhood building a car model. Big Smile And as fun as it is so far, I'm thinking it won't be my last.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:10 PM

Timmy,

I'm with you on Postimage. I spent a couple hrs this afternoon just trying to rebuild this one thread and got frustrated a walked away.

I can't imagine trying to fix more broken links. I have no idea either if the links will eventually work or what is going on.

But I do believe that I am done with free image hosts, with the possible exception of Google and I'm not so sure about that.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:10 PM

Hodakamax

Picture there and blows up nicely.

Max

 

Thanks, Maxie.

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:21 PM

I can't find the post where the finished chassis was, so I'm posting the two pics again, calling the thread caught-up after the little Postimage fiasco, I'm gonna try to stop whining about it and move forward and do something with the model before you guys lose interest!! Wilted Flower

-Greg

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 9:19 PM

You really sparked my intrest in this little kit, I really need to get one.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 15, 2018 10:16 AM

modelcrazy

You really sparked my intrest in this little kit, I really need to get one.

 

Well Steve, that makes me happy!!! Yes

 

-Greg

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, April 15, 2018 11:11 AM

Lookin' good there buddy Greg!!! Yes

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    May, 2016
Posted by B-36Andy on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:57 PM

Thanks Greg for the moral support! I thought you actually owned one!!

The kit is so faithful in the details! The interior is so much like the real bug.

Reminds me of the time I had a 6 pack of glass coke bottles in the front seat and they exploded when they froze! Left large areas of frozen coke all over the insides and windows--with pieces of glass sticking out of the slurry! What a mess!!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:20 PM

Joe, thanks for hanging in here with me.

Sure, Andy. :) We'll all be rootin' you on too, you can count on that. I'm looking forward to your hippie paint job.

Been there with the exploding beverages, but you had frozen coke in a VW, I had frozen beer in a treehouse. And that's another story.....

So speaking of worrying about correct colors and so forth, I've decided to go with Bill's red interior for this black bug-to-be. I painted the floorboard black, I hope that's ok??

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:32 PM

Yes, they are rubber mats. Dash is black. Steering wheel is usually white, as is the shift knob.

Doors are black but the insert vinyl panels are red. Carpet in the hell hole behind the back seat is black.

Radio (?) knobs white.

trim across the dash silver.

Roof liner white.

Grab handles over the doors white.

 

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:33 PM

Fanstastic! You da man, sir. Bow Down (you anticipated questions to come as well)

If I paint on some red carpet floor mats, will I lose you? Big Smile

Thank you, Bill.

-Greg

  • Member since
    September, 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 15, 2018 9:43 PM

No, you'll never lose me, but there's some weird crap you can buy.

  • Member since
    March, 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, April 16, 2018 6:53 AM

GMorrison

Yes, they are rubber mats. Dash is black. Steering wheel is usually white, as is the shift knob.

Doors are black but the insert vinyl panels are red. Carpet in the hell hole behind the back seat is black.

Radio (?) knobs white.

trim across the dash silver.

Roof liner white.

Grab handles over the doors white.

 

 

Looks like you've got your references covered there by Rob. Wow man! I'll be looking to you if I ever build a bug. Wink

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 16, 2018 12:16 PM

GMorrison

No, you'll never lose me, but there's some weird crap you can buy.

 

Awesome, thanks!

You have me thinking about doing the floor black and painting the mats an aircraft tire rubber color.

And BTW, I was looking at the headliner and wondering about it's color .....couldn't find pics of that online, that was great input!!!

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, April 16, 2018 12:19 PM

mustang1989

 

 
GMorrison

Yes, they are rubber mats. Dash is black. Steering wheel is usually white, as is the shift knob.

Doors are black but the insert vinyl panels are red. Carpet in the hell hole behind the back seat is black.

Radio (?) knobs white.

trim across the dash silver.

Roof liner white.

Grab handles over the doors white.

 

 

 

 

Looks like you've got your references covered there by Rob. Wow man! I'll be looking to you if I ever build a bug. Wink

 

 

For sure! I lucked out picking a bug as my first car back. I'm getting all this pricesless info from Bill and other other real bug owners.

So different from sitting alone in the basement guessing at stuff as a kid. Now I have other kids to help me. We're just a little older now is all.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2015
  • From: the redlands Fl
Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Hey Greg that bug is starting to take shape . I’ve been watching on my iPhone it’s hard for me to input info on it . my WiFi has been down since Friday switching from dsl to digital what a mission but it’s done 

  

 Nick.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
Posted by Bakster on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:23 PM

GMorrison

Yes, they are rubber mats. Dash is black. Steering wheel is usually white, as is the shift knob.

Doors are black but the insert vinyl panels are red. Carpet in the hell hole behind the back seat is black.

Radio (?) knobs white.

trim across the dash silver.

Roof liner white.

Grab handles over the doors white.

 

 

Too funny. My first girlfriend drove a bug. Brings back memories for sure. 

 

  • Member since
    April, 2016
  • From: Parsons Kansas
Posted by Hodakamax on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 7:55 PM

Hey, there are no rules on VW models whether real or models. VWs weren't throw away cars. Parts interchangability kept all years of VWs in the system. They lived on through multiple rebuilds and restorations. Black floormats? Hey, some had blue shag replacements. What an icon for recycling. OK, just a few more VW thoughts and observations. Anything will be legal and proper. "Volks" Der peoples car.  Geeked

Maxie

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:44 PM

crown r n7

Hey Greg that bug is starting to take shape . I’ve been watching on my iPhone it’s hard for me to input info on it . my WiFi has been down since Friday switching from dsl to digital what a mission but it’s done 

 

Whoa, Nick....moving up from DSL. I think you are in for a treat. Hope everything is working ok, and thanks for checking in!

-Greg

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 8:46 PM

Hodakamax
Hey, there are no rules on VW models whether real or models.

But it's sure great hearing all the real life stuff. And I painted the geashift knob ivory yesterday. Big Smile So I'm following one rule anyway.

Hey Steve, glad you stopped in.

 

-Greg

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