VW Buggy

Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

October 19th, 2017, 9:02 pm #1

Greetings!

My entry for the Cars Group Build:



This is an old kit. Manufactured in the same year as I was born. You'd be forgiven for thinking that was 1996 but surprisingly it was a little bit before that.

Whilst the kit hasn't been updated since that glorious year the boxing and instructions clearly have.





The kit itself comprises of very few parts. However Mr Gordon really makes his presence known which is pretty much the norm for kits of that era.





You can really give this car any paint job you like. There are also quite a few choices of country for the number plate. Most of which seem to be for countries that wouldn't exactly be known for beaches let alone a beach buggy. Yea, I'm talking about you United Kingdom.





The kit has had a wash. Next job is for it to go to the operating theatre where a scalpel will be taken to all that flash. Nurse!

Graham


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Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm

October 19th, 2017, 11:13 pm #2




Terrific choice though it wasn't on your shortlist if I remember correctly. 1/32 scale. Is it a reboxing of someone else's kit?




Pat McGrath

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Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:40 pm

October 20th, 2017, 4:16 am #3

Love it!!! I've come really Close to buying the real life version at least 3 times!
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Joined: May 8th, 2014, 7:56 am

October 20th, 2017, 8:09 am #4

Looks interesting Graham, will watch this closely
Pete

On the bench - What isn't ?

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Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

October 20th, 2017, 1:13 pm #5

Parkadge wrote:
Terrific choice though it wasn't on your shortlist if I remember correctly. 1/32 scale. Is it a reboxing of someone else's kit?



It wasn't on my original list Pat. But I couldn't decide which to build out of my stash so the obvious thing to do was go out and buy another kit!

The original was a Revell kit that didn't require paint and would snap together. The instructions for this one say it can snap together but after some dry fitting there is definitely going to be glue required. And it most certainly needs painting. The original also appeared to have wing mirrors which this one doesn't. Who needs wing mirrors when you're driving along a beach anyway!



Graham



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Joined: May 8th, 2014, 7:56 am

October 20th, 2017, 1:26 pm #6

Graham, a couple of accessories for your beach buggy

Beach Accessories 1 ;)

Beach Accessories 2 :)
Pete

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Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

October 20th, 2017, 1:39 pm #7

Nice one Pete. Not sure why the first one looks like she needs to go to the toilet though!

Graham
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Joined: November 3rd, 2012, 11:06 pm

October 20th, 2017, 3:33 pm #8

wrote:
It wasn't on my original list Pat. But I couldn't decide which to build out of my stash so the obvious thing to do was go out and buy another kit!

Spoken like a true modeller :D



Pat McGrath

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Joined: December 14th, 2016, 12:55 pm

October 22nd, 2017, 8:28 am #9

Was pawing this and their Opel sports car in Banba a few weeks back Graham.

Great (and brave) choice dude, looking forward to this one. Has to be the UK plates in the pouring rain :choco:
Glen

On the bench:
1/35 Revell Dingo GE A3.3 PatSi (mine protected APC)
1/16 Trumpeter T-72B1 with Kontakt ERA
1/35 AML-30 prototype
1/35 Djibouti BTR-60 with AML-90 turret
1/72 S-Models BMD w/scratch slat armour.
And about 100 other part built kits... ;)


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Joined: March 18th, 2013, 11:09 am

November 3rd, 2017, 11:15 pm #10

Just an up where I am with the Buggy. A lot of painting done so far. This is my first proper go with an airbrush. I'm happy with the results so far.



Graham

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