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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2017, 06:16:04 AM »
Look the same as in repair shop :))

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #46 on: October 12, 2017, 08:04:15 AM »
Yes, 1/1 scale is also on jacks right now! I'm collecting some hard-to-find parts for the full-size car right now, especially electrical switches that are peculiar to the Standard Beetle. The Standard was never imported officially into the U.S. so I'm sourcing the rarer parts from all over!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2017, 01:07:45 AM »
I'm quite lazy and should start a different thread for the full-sized car, but here you see I've begun to remove the horrible white respray. Fortunately for me I think the interior can be stripped of the white and the original Jupiter Grey can be polished. The goal is to keep as much original paint on the interior surfaces as I can and repaint the exterior only.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2017, 03:10:21 AM »
And on the 1/16 version, the first painting has begun. The wheels are essentially complete now and I also sprayed part of the trunk and dashboard so I can start scratchbuilding the speedometer and wiring harness that sits behind the dash.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2017, 05:06:36 AM »
:-ok

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2017, 07:58:02 PM »
nice !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2017, 08:08:46 PM »
Thanks!

Sorry to take so long for an update. I've decided to continue on a "modular" concept with this build, so the trunk is going to be more-or-less completed first. After painting the entire inside of the trunk it was time to fit the liner to the trunk. This was a two-piece cardboard material that was dropped on top of the metal floor as a protector. Photos show this still in use on the early military Beetles so I fabricated one out of typing paper. After proper fitting it was painted black and glued in place. Also, though it is almost invisible, I've completed the speedometer and switches installation and added the wiring.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2017, 08:14:59 PM »
I like dark color on inside elements :-ok

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #53 on: November 04, 2017, 09:18:52 PM »
Schwartzgrau for Panzers is the color I'm using. When deciding on a car to build I fell on one very early vehicle that is painted Panzer-grey rather than the later desert tan. Most of the restored 1/1 scale cars are in tan and I can't ever go with the popular variant..... Also it looks like most of the KdF bodied military cars that Porsche developed in experimental form were painted in Schwartzgrau and I almost decided to do a four-wheel drive Kommandeurwagen at one point. By then I was very happy to do the car in the grey scheme.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2017, 09:33:10 AM »
Nice!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #55 on: November 05, 2017, 01:48:39 PM »
Thank you!

I divided work between Ingrid the 1/1 VW and this smaller one yesterday. It's rather fun to jump back and forth, and it so happens I was working in the front trunk of the real one also....

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2017, 12:47:53 AM »
Time now to work on the opposite end of the car. Remember that I used the wonderful Tamiya Kubelwagen engine for this car. The Revell engine compartment doesn't quite match up to the engine cooling tinwork so some Evergreen strips were used to modify the opening and plug the gaps. Really the Revell engine is over-scale in size so that explains the difference.

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2017, 03:46:55 PM »
Good!

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2017, 06:33:23 PM »
looking better and better every time, well done mate !

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Re: Something New (and Old) VW Sedan
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2017, 02:18:55 AM »
Thanks, friends!

Again the airbrush was loaded with Panzer grey and the inside parts of the body and interior panels got their first coat. Right now I'm working on a way to paint the window seals on the interior. As you know if you've ever been in a Beetle, the rubber window seals are very visible on both the interior and exterior of the car. In addition, Revell saw fit to sandwich the glass between the body and the inner headliner panel so there is a pesky mold line on each glass that I have to work on......