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Tamiya 1/24 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle 1966

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  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Finland
Tamiya 1/24 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle 1966
Posted by aaqee on Sunday, September 27, 2020 1:54 PM

Hello, long time no see. What a year! All the corona and stuff. Hope everybodys alright.

Christmas is coming and somehow I had the idea to build a scale model for my dad. Choice was easy as he now drives beetle (A5) and had one when he was young.

Build won't be 1:1 out of the box. I try to use photoetched parts (for the first time) and some modifications like wheels. Let's see how it goes, here is progress so far...

 

Pulley guard assembly.

 

Edges made of heavy handicraft foil.

 

Downside, light wash with black.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Finland
Posted by aaqee on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:01 PM

Ignition wires 0.4mm and wire boots 1.2mm.

 

Glued trough cylinder covers.

 

Fan housing assembly.

 

Exhausts: Flat black -> Flat aluminium -> Red brown -> AK crusted rust

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, September 27, 2020 2:15 PM

Nice work.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, September 28, 2020 4:58 PM

Excellent. 

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  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 28, 2020 10:51 PM

Nice work. The cabin heater pipes on mine never got rusty, just dirty gray.

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  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 9:41 AM

Hi AAQEE!

     Long time no see! I will follow this build. Why? Even in miniature there's nothing as Iconic as " The Bug"

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Finland
Posted by aaqee on Saturday, October 3, 2020 1:29 PM

There was some misalign with ignition wires and rear chassis didn't fit properly. Needed a little filing.

 

 

Floor mats looks good. These are from Highlight Model Studio.

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Finland
Posted by aaqee on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 10:07 AM

Flocking learned. Unbelievable hard to get it right.

- Applying white glue to glossy plastic, FAIL
- Applying flocking to semi dry paint, FAIL
- Scraping and brushing off excess flocking after curing, FAIL

Best outcome was to paint floor matte black, then white glue with brush all over and then flocking with strainer. Then gently tapping it with fingertip to settle it down and flat. After curing I used compressor with air gun, low pressure. BLow out the excess flocking.

Floormat testing. Not much flocking visible anyway after assembly.Sad

 

Dashboard done. Speedo and fuel gauge printed on paper and covered with clear tape. Panel lines and chrome trim was challenge to create but i'm fine with that.

 

 

  • Member since
    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 12:20 PM

That looks great!  Makes me want to build one.

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