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  • Member since
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  • From: Sweden
Vespa
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:25 PM

This is a low budget die-cast production vespa. I have forgotten the scale of this but I am guessing a 1/18 scale. I screwed off the Vespa in 3-4 parts, so it would be easier to paint, weather and gain access to certain areas. The speedometer was a just a stick-on. So I made a glass, with cracks in it and glued it in place. This made a huge difference, lifting the model to a degree. I left the tyres and rims relatively clean, to show that it was newly bought as the first stage of a renovation project.

 













Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:44 PM

That looks really nice. Its a very old Vespa design with the fixed engine covers and no foot brake. Came out great.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 1, 2020 2:48 PM

That's cool!  Nice job

Thanks,

John

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    December 2018
Posted by Ted4321 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:15 PM

Nice! 

Yes

Just the right amount of weathering there.  Pretty cool.

T e d

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:53 PM

Bish

That looks really nice. Its a very old Vespa design with the fixed engine covers and no foot brake. Came out great.

 

 

I thought it was a little newer but now I know. Thanks. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:54 PM

keavdog

That's cool!  Nice job

 

Thank you. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:54 PM

Ted4321

Nice! 

Yes

Just the right amount of weathering there.  Pretty cool.

T e d

 

Thanks Ted. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:15 PM

Tiking

 

 
Bish

That looks really nice. Its a very old Vespa design with the fixed engine covers and no foot brake. Came out great.

 

 

 

 

I thought it was a little newer but now I know. Thanks. 

 

Actually, i think you might be right. I used to be a Scooter Boy back in the 80's, had a few Vespa's. The lack of the foot brake got me thinking this was older. But checking the website, i think its the 2014 model. Shows how they have changed since i last rode one.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Saturday, February 1, 2020 5:32 PM

Bish

 

 
Tiking

 

 
Bish

That looks really nice. Its a very old Vespa design with the fixed engine covers and no foot brake. Came out great.

 

 

 

 

I thought it was a little newer but now I know. Thanks. 

 

 

 

Actually, i think you might be right. I used to be a Scooter Boy back in the 80's, had a few Vespa's. The lack of the foot brake got me thinking this was older. But checking the website, i think its the 2014 model. Shows how they have changed since i last rode one.

 

 

Thanks for this clarification. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    January 2015
Posted by PFJN on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:26 PM

Wow, that looks great

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:46 PM

I can practically smell the oil and burnt exhaust.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:24 AM

Very nice!

I have that kit in my stash.   I picked it up at the flea market at HIDS a couple of years ago.  It had been started, and had a really crappy paint job.  I will have to strip it and refinish.  I hate that messy job, but I guess I should just bite the bullet and complete it.  I need something like this thread to get it into the bench queue.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, February 2, 2020 6:57 AM

Very cool. Well done.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, February 2, 2020 7:47 AM

Jeepers !

    That looks like the one I owned when I was stationed at the recruit center in Buffalo,N.Y. Back in the 60s.

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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:09 PM

Thanks guys. Glad you all like the end results. I planning to add a sign or something to add interest. We'll see.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    January 2003
  • From: Washington State
Posted by leemitcheltree on Sunday, February 2, 2020 2:57 PM

Holy moly!!! Awesome!!! Nicely done, mate.

Cheers, LeeTree
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    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:17 PM

leemitcheltree

Holy moly!!! Awesome!!! Nicely done, mate.

 

 

Thank you LeeTree

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, February 3, 2020 10:04 AM

Nice work. My uncle had a Vespa and rode it to work. That was near 50 years ago. When my Uncle wasn't looking, my cousin commandeered it to buzz around the neighborhood. My cousin was a brave sort because if caught, he'd get a good beating by my beady eyed uncle.  

Ah... the memories.

Thanks for sharing your build. Cool.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Monday, February 3, 2020 10:17 AM

Bakster

Nice work. My uncle had a Vespa and rode it to work. That was near 50 years ago. When my Uncle wasn't looking, my cousin commandeered it to buzz around the neighborhood. My cousin was a brave sort because if caught, he'd get a good beating by my beady eyed uncle.  

Ah... the memories.

Thanks for sharing your build. Cool.

 

 

Great story. Thanks. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Monday, February 3, 2020 3:13 PM

Now this is something different. Paint and weathering came out great!

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Monday, February 3, 2020 5:07 PM

mustang1989

Now this is something different. Paint and weathering came out great!

 

Thank you kindly. 

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:04 AM

Brilliant Tiking!

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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:35 AM

Thank you Pat.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:56 AM

Outstanding work on the weathering on this little Vespa. Very well done indeed.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
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  • From: Sweden
Posted by Tiking on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 12:30 PM

BrandonK

Outstanding work on the weathering on this little Vespa. Very well done indeed.

BK

 

 

Thank u Brandon.

Charles King ----------------------- You may think you know...but you don't

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