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  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Carmel, ny
Revell 1/16 vw bus
Posted by Vett on Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:18 PM

I just ordered this kit haven't received it yet but looking at photos on line I see the white walls are decals, anyone have any experience with this just wondering how well they stick to the tires?

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:37 PM

This is the process.  Clear the tires with a water-based gloss clear, like Future, or your gloss acrylic of choice.  Apply decals,  let dry, clear them with flat clear of choice. 

Or to simplify things,  put the kit in a box, addressed to me.  I'll give it a good home Wink

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  • Member since
    January 2014
  • From: Carmel, ny
Posted by Vett on Sunday, May 16, 2021 4:50 PM
OK thanks
  • Member since
    November 2005
  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:57 PM

Are they vinyl tire or plastic ones?

In styrene I'd be sore tempted to use a pale sky gray as te undercoat for the whitewalls.  Or maybe a medium blue for the more 'modern' less-wite whitewalls we see today.

For vinyl--dunno, probably depends on te vinyl used, and ow flexible.

Checking Scalemates, there's a review of the T1 and (in German) calls the kit tires "rubber."

Luckily, you get a spare tire upon wic to pratice (since you can stow it "good side out" to need.

Shoot, just noticed they make a Karman Ghia.  Dang it.  Owned an Alpine T1 at 17, and a KG at 18 . . . could get spendy.  Sigh.

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