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1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:36 am

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300
(1/24 Tamiya)

This is my latest build.
Its a 1966 model Volkswagen Beetle 1300 by Tamiya.

The details on this model are just phenomenal!
Its got an opening trunk and engine bay, beautifully detailed engine and stunning chrome work.

(the details are so good that after-market photo-etched parts and metal stickers are just not required! )









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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Indian Bison on Sat May 05, 2012 11:55 am

This is awesome kaps.. Love the beetle..
We were considering buying 10 of these for the co and gift it to select customers...
Will wait for you to finish to finalise the decision..

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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Wed May 16, 2012 3:00 pm

Update:

16 May 2012:Engine work is 70% complete.
Body work is complete. Waiting for paint.

The Engine in now 70% complete... a lot more parts still have to be fit in place and i'm trying to locally source some wire to make the distributor connections....

The interior floor carpeting is complete. Used Black Flock sourced from 'train modellers terrain flock'.

The Body is primered, sanded down and ready for paintwork. The paints have not yet arrived. the Tamiya guy says it'll take another day or so... So i guess i have to wait some more before i paint this model.

Couldn't find 'Bahama Blue' or 'Sea Blue' from anywhere so i'm going to paint her 'Fontana Grey' as in the Box art. I want to keep the paint authentic 1966 stock, so i guess i have no other option! (i don't want to paint her 'Pearl white' or 'Black')

Here are the progress pics:

Body Work:




Interior Carpeting:




Engine Work:










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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Fri May 18, 2012 3:13 pm

Update:
May 18, 2012:
Engine block is finally finished....

Wiring work was difficult to say the least...
Since the original distributor wasn't provided with long enough lugs to attach the spark plug wires... i had to scratch build the distributor using a small plastic tube as the distributor body and clothes tag wires for the spark plug wires. ...
M-Seal was used to seal the wires into the body and the connection to the engine was done using another tiny plastic base.... this itself was a slow and painful process Sad

I'm happy that the engine is now finally complete... Smile
Only the air filter connection remains... that can only be attached after the engine goes into the chassis ...

Here are the engine pics:










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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Sun May 20, 2012 5:53 pm

Update:

20 May 2012:

Body paint work coming along...

These are the pics of the body work after painting and polishing...







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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Tue May 22, 2012 2:17 pm

Update:

22 May 2012:

The Interiors and cabin are complete...

The Engine is now 100% complete...

The outer body shell is all that remains! Smile

She should be fully complete in 1 to 2 days! Smile







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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Wed May 23, 2012 3:57 pm

Update:

23 May 2012:

The body is now 90% complete...

She should be ready by the evening Smile

Will post detail pictures of her tomorrow...






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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Thu May 24, 2012 4:56 pm

1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300
(Tamiya 1/24)

Here she is... finally complete... Smile























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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Indian Bison on Thu May 24, 2012 10:16 pm

Hey Kaps its great to see you using the benefit of the forum. Making all progress posts.. Its great buddy.

The kit has turned out awesome.. man..

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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Mod48er on Mon May 28, 2012 11:18 am

KAps wanna exchange ur Beetle for a Aircraft ? Smile awesome finish dude

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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Mon May 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Well Murli... It completely depends on what you want to trade this with!! Razz Razz Very Happy

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Re: 1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1300

Post by Gaurav on Mon May 28, 2012 7:52 pm

Indian Bison wrote:Hey Kaps its great to see you using the benefit of the forum. Making all progress posts.. Its great buddy.

The kit has turned out awesome.. man..

Thanks a lot Paresh... Smile come by and see it in the flesh! Smile

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