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PostSubject: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 2:18 pm

For a bit of fun, just under 6 hours modeling time including drying etc, bit of a speed build..... hope you like it!!

Started out with this, once again thanks to my good old friend Andy for sending it on to me.



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Raised the suspension (no detail ... just lifted up), reshaped arches, added 1/24 MG wheels and tyres, 1/24 wing mirrors, scratched front and rear bullbars, front carrier and bedrolls, rear roll cage, surfboards and wetsuit.
Forgot to tie the boards down till doing the photos so some images have and some haven't got them roped up. ... doh!!!



























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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 2:23 pm

That has made a brilliant beach buggy Colin.
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 2:28 pm

I dig it .

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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 7:03 pm

I love it Colin but it needs some sand inside and out mate!!

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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 7:19 pm

Very nice Colin.

They're Tamiya MX5 tyres and rims though, they only have 7 spokes. I'm not an anorak really, I have an old NA the garage. LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 7:40 pm

Thanks guys, defo a fun build.

And yes I did actually type mx5 but auto correct must have done its thing ... Didn't notice till you mentioned it though
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 8:42 pm

Here in U.S. it evolved into the VW THING.  Good work, wheels a bit large, but it fits with the "fun" image.  Extras  make it even better!
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Wed 16 Mar 2016, 10:30 pm

Looks like it was a fun build.

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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Fri 18 Mar 2016, 10:08 am

You've turned it into a beach buggy? I would never have thought to do that.
I like it. A lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Fri 18 Mar 2016, 3:12 pm

Looks good Colin. I would never have thought it was a six hour build.

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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Fri 18 Mar 2016, 10:32 pm

That is cool. As close as we will ever see to a VW Thing kit.
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Sat 19 Mar 2016, 10:39 pm

Like what you have done with the surf idea, suggest California plates over the WW2 items. Cheers Eh!
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 6:04 am

Really cool build, Colin. Nice idea mixing the 1/24 wheels and tires with the 1/35 kit. Never thought of that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Italeri VW Kubelwagon ... with a surfing twist.   Sun 20 Mar 2016, 8:21 pm

That is really cool idea and build. The 1/24 parts look right at home too!
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