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WIP for a Revell '68 Beetle

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WIP for a Revell '68 Beetle
Posted by B-36Andy on Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:44 PM

Hi everybody!

I am attempting to build a Revell bug! I think Greg is doing the same and is doing a great job! Mine hopefully will look like my old hippie bug from 50 years ago!

Having never actually made a plastic car kit I wonder if most cars models are finished in factory fresh or are they made to show some weathering? My actual 68 was factory fresh for about 2 hours after it left the lot. I was not kind to this car. (Big regret!) After about 2 years it resembled one of those armor kits that the AFV modellers like to show off with all the dirt dust and deterioration.

Hopefully I will get some pics up soon! Please join in with advice and tricks of the trade---I will really need 'em! 

Andy 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:22 PM

You gotta know I'm gonna be watching this, Andy. Yes

-Greg

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:03 AM

You can build it any way you wish. I tend to build my cars as if they were fresh off the dealer lot. Very little weathering, or as if they were home just a few days. I'm lazy lol.

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, April 15, 2018 3:50 PM

B-36Andy

Hi everybody!

  I wonder if most cars models are finished in factory fresh or are they made to show some weathering?  Please join in with advice and tricks of the trade---I will really need 'em! 

 

Andy,   sorry but the Secret Auto Makin’ Rules

(sam-ers) say you 

·         Have  to finish the exterior in an Exact Factory Color

 

·          All chrome on the 1:1 car Must be retained and kept as shinny as the kit maker made it.

 

·         The interior Must be kept to the standards given by the kit manufacture (after all they know car best).

 

·         At no time shall any extra material be used to represent break lines, spark plug wires, fan belts or fuel lines.

 

·     There is a ban on the changing any of the kits tires or wheels (Note: A waiver for a wheel/tire change, Can be obtained from the stanchioning body [Parts Integration Assembly - PIA], if applied for 14 days before starting the kit or unwrapping the kit whichever comes first, and the proper fees and gratuities are received prior to the start of the build)

 

You as a new Automotive Builder may find these few simple rules a tiny bit cumbersome at first, but as you experience the joy of Obverse Original Build (OOB) you will see the wisdom in having the special rules, for the special people that build models.  Next month you will receive a sealed letter with the special code you need to use to sign into the web site and an illustration of how to perform the secret hand shake.

 

Until you official in vesture into the Secret Society of Automotive Plastic Model Builders (SSAPB- pronounced “sis-abbs”). You may feel free to:

 

1.   Build any model as you see fit

 

2.   Color the same anyway you feel like

 

3.   Add or delete any parts or portions as you see fit

 

4.   Provide on-line WIP posts on FSM web site

 

5.   Enjoy yourself

 

6.   Ask questions

 

7.   Enjoy yourself

 

8.   Relax, it is only a plastic model not your Master’s Thesis.

 

9.   Enjoy yourself , and finally most importantly

 

10.                ENJOY YOURSELF.

 

 

 

Steve

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  • From: Currently in the Dallas area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:37 PM

DUSTER

 

 
B-36Andy

Hi everybody!

  I wonder if most cars models are finished in factory fresh or are they made to show some weathering?  Please join in with advice and tricks of the trade---I will really need 'em! 

 

 

 

Andy,   sorry but the Secret Auto Makin’ Rules

(sam-ers) say you 

·         Have  to finish the exterior in an Exact Factory Color

 

·          All chrome on the 1:1 car Must be retained and kept as shinny as the kit maker made it.

 

·         The interior Must be kept to the standards given by the kit manufacture (after all they know car best).

 

·         At no time shall any extra material be used to represent break lines, spark plug wires, fan belts or fuel lines.

 

·     There is a ban on the changing any of the kits tires or wheels (Note: A waiver for a wheel/tire change, Can be obtained from the stanchioning body [Parts Integration Assembly - PIA], if applied for 14 days before starting the kit or unwrapping the kit whichever comes first, and the proper fees and gratuities are received prior to the start of the build)

 

You as a new Automotive Builder may find these few simple rules a tiny bit cumbersome at first, but as you experience the joy of Obverse Original Build (OOB) you will see the wisdom in having the special rules, for the special people that build models.  Next month you will receive a sealed letter with the special code you need to use to sign into the web site and an illustration of how to perform the secret hand shake.

 

Until you official in vesture into the Secret Society of Automotive Plastic Model Builders (SSAPB- pronounced “sis-abbs”). You may feel free to:

 

1.   Build any model as you see fit

 

2.   Color the same anyway you feel like

 

3.   Add or delete any parts or portions as you see fit

 

4.   Provide on-line WIP posts on FSM web site

 

5.   Enjoy yourself

 

6.   Ask questions

 

7.   Enjoy yourself

 

8.   Relax, it is only a plastic model not your Master’s Thesis.

 

9.   Enjoy yourself , and finally most importantly

 

10.                ENJOY YOURSELF.

 

 

 

 

LOL, are you sure you're not talking about Secret Society of Ship Plastic Model Builders (SSSPMB) pronounced Sssss Pum (silent B).

I'll be watching.

Steve

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Posted by B-36Andy on Sunday, April 15, 2018 7:49 PM

HaHa!!!

Good points!! I will do it as I see fit!!! It may be a mess---but I'll have fun!!

Can't wait to start! Also Thanks Greg for the moral support!!

Andy

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:49 PM

It does have to leak oil around the drain plate on the bottom of the crankcase.

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    May, 2016
Posted by B-36Andy on Monday, April 16, 2018 9:58 AM

Haha! Ya! It did leak oil there! Trying to think of different areas that it had battle damage!

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