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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 7 months ago #48094

Very excellent!!

I am requesting permission to steal this idea..:)
From somewhere out in the wilds of central Ontario.
.......you build what you like, I will build what I like........it's all cool......
 
 

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 7 months ago #48153

I've had most of a re-release Sand Scorcher body kicking around for a while after hacking the bonnet off to use on my "Blue Max" project ( here ), for a wjile I've been thinking it would be good to do something with it - to make it look like a Beetle that's had sort parts scavenged off it & languished unloved under a tarpaulin, and to capture the movement the cover comes off...

Looking through my spares heap, I also found the main portion of the Scorcher glass, rear lights (both white and clear lenses), a pair of used re-re license plates, re-re headlamp chrome (minus the lenses), Blitzer Beetle wipers, a vintage sunroof panel, a single vintage front indicator/lens, re-re mirrors (one broken), a re-re license palte light/cover, and a panel to convert the rear window to the split type ...




What I've done so far:
- sand off the lines on the wheelarches & cut off the abbreviated engine cover (empty engine bay to go in later);
- used the fake window split panel (which was a really poor fit, I don't remember it being that bad when I bought it) as a template & fiited my own;
- Dremelled out the rear lights & fitted them, + the sunroof & wipers;
- started on the front underbonnet structure (lots more details/filling/smoothing/sanding to do);
- taken several mm off the bottom of the window glass so I can do something to the interior - I'm not sure whether to add door cards/seats, or go for a more stripped out look.

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 7 months ago #48154

That's crazy Jonny.

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 7 months ago #48215

Working on the front details ...




Reducing old F-150 Ranger type tyres (both width & diameter) to fit cut down wheels left over from my Pumpkin Low Rider failure...









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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 7 months ago #48216

WOW that’s awesome JR :y:
And now I know what glue to use as a bonus, thank you :)

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 6 months ago #48260

Working on the floor; I know the front isn't supposed to be pointy, but I'm not sure quite how short I need to cut if off just yet. Multiple strips of tape are just there to make a template to cut out the right shape on flat sheet:







Also working on the engine bay (etc) structure at the back:




Lots more detail type stuff to yet to do ...



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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 6 months ago #48261

That's a crazy built Jonny.

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 6 months ago #48354

Fiddly compound bits for the floor:




Floor complete (apart from the axle holdy bits at each end):




Underside detail - unnecessary, but I couldn't _not_ do it after seeing frog66's excellent work ( www.tamiyabase....d?start=50 ):




Detail layer on the rear end:





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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 6 months ago #48361

The detailing is awesome Jonny. Tjat remind my beetle. :cry:

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Scratch building scale accessories, + weathering 1 year 6 months ago #48412

Working on the door details ...

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