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VW MicroBus 23-Window!

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 11:15 PM

Rwvell sold this one for a while as well.

Greg, are you listening?

It's a great model.

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: new Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:25 AM

Hi;

  Pillowcase linen. Get an old worn one to be sure. I normally use any up-price men's hand-kerchief. They work better with craft paints!

  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, October 31, 2019 8:32 AM

I find those window making materials can be used for windows about quarter inch square or so.  But larger windows are problematic with that stuff. 

For larger windows I just cut them from clear acrylic or clear styrene.  Gluing in windows can be a problem too, as many glues disfigure the clear materials.  I have been using that new UV hardening glue.  Only problem is that you need access to the glue line, as the laser light must impinge directly on the glue.  Clear plastics are opaque to blue light.  That means you must glue them in before closing up anything.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, October 31, 2019 7:32 PM

I think I'm going to try the clear acrylic. The window maker looks ok but i know it will have to be done last because it'll be risky taping over it.

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:07 PM

Been awhile. Honestly its just been little subassemblies and i figure everybody's seen those. Since time has passed  though here's a brief update Angel

ive worked on the frame trying to make it look real. Some overspray on the frame rails and flat black in between the subframe supports. Stil need to wash the engine. These are just set in place. I won't glue them in till after i mount the body.



prepping the interior. nothing provided in the kit behind the front seat So the doors need covered with something to rep the door panels.

just cleaning up the exterior. The bus I'm duplicating doesn't have the big turn signal lights so they have to go. 

I made a big switch in direction on the windows...big reveal later in the week once i paint the interior Wink

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 3, 2019 7:15 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi;

  Pillowcase linen. Get an old worn one to be sure. I normally use any up-price men's hand-kerchief. They work better with craft paints!

 

oooh, this has serious potential. no way I was cutting the roof without a good replacement. I may even have a brown one to match the paint!

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:42 PM

My 1st coat of primer is on. Just some clean up needed where i filled in the lights up front. 

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 7:25 PM

GMorrison

Rwvell sold this one for a while as well.

Greg, are you listening?

It's a great model.

 

Yep. Just got my attention. Wink

This is looking great! Good attention to detail. Love the hand-crafted seat-support tubes. The body looks fine with a coat of primer, and I am waiting with bated breath to see what you do with the windows. Yes

-Greg

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:20 AM

There's also a tube that runs down the middle, or I suppose up the middle, of heated air thats collected over the cylinders and vented into the drivers compartment.

 

The transporter doesn't exactly have a frame as it couldn't be driven around without the body. But it's different from the car, for sure.

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 11:45 AM

GMorrison

There's also a tube that runs down the middle, or I suppose up the middle, of heated air thats collected over the cylinders and vented into the drivers compartment.

 

The transporter doesn't exactly have a frame as it couldn't be driven around without the body. But it's different from the car, for sure.

 

 

Oh yeah that thing was a death trap in the northern winters! The tubes would rust out and pass exhaust up into the car. I remember driving around in my buddies bug with the windows down in the winter. Don't ask how he defrosted the windshield IdeaCoffee

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 12:29 PM

Making some good progress on this. I love these buses!!! That's funny about the windows down in the winter! When I was a kid I drove a 67 Mustang with no heater and no defrost. I eventually got it fixed after driving around in rainy/ colder weather with the windows either partially or all the way down to defrost the windshield. Unbelievable what we'll endure when we're younger. I wouldn't dream of doing that these days. Gotta have my heater/ defroster and damn sure have to have that A/C.Wink

                   

 

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