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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2017, 01:19:06 AM »
Back to the 1/16 version, I've substantially completed the "power egg" except for wiring the distributor, generator and starter. Just for fun it was installed temporarily into the chassis for a final fit-check and now it's time to move on to the next phase of the project.
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #16 on: August 07, 2017, 06:06:06 AM »
Look like real :))

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2017, 11:45:50 AM »
Tamiya makes it easy!!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2017, 04:46:51 PM »
looks fantastic mate !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2017, 03:06:13 AM »
Thanks, mates.

Now I will start on some of the interior fittings, starting with the footboards that were so common on WWII VWs.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2017, 06:34:52 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2017, 01:05:43 AM »
Thank you!

I'm not able to devote a lot of time to this right now as I am converting a woodworking shop space into a new home for the 1/1 Beetle. Still I found time to start the footboards using the Tamiya Kubel parts as a basic pattern and photos of KdF Wagens in my vast VW book collection.....
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2017, 08:52:54 AM »
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2017, 03:18:57 PM »
Thank you!

The seats are properly modified now (removed the pleats on the bottom cushion and made new "legs") and so are the footboards:

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2017, 03:47:03 PM »
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2017, 12:58:00 AM »
Still more Evergreen used to make the stiffeners around the back windows. The kit doesn't mold these because there is headliner fabric on the Deluxe civilian car. This military version had no headliner back here and the stiffeners show up easily. Next was to add the clamps and wing nuts for the seat adjusters and to add some inner detail under each seat. Then, it was finally primer day for the main body, with some small corrections still required.
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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2017, 08:22:30 AM »
Waouw ...
Stunning Work!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 11:16:44 AM »
Superb work ! real pleasure to watch this progress

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2017, 11:35:01 AM »
Thanks, friends!


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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2017, 01:33:51 AM »
Not enough time really to work on this, but the front hood prop rod has been fabricated. Originally I intended to make the prop fold just like the original does but I finally decided to simply fix the rod and I'll just remove it to close the hood.