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RichG April 16th, 2011 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Franklin (Post 507412)
Heres a an early glimpse of my next build. I was inspired buy a few of the builds here that go after that "businessman's coupe" look. I started to hack at the body, chopped and shortened the green house, then modified the engine lid area to blend in. Lots more work to go but you get the idea.

Dang, it's like a miniature "how-to" guide!:bow:

V8Transporter April 16th, 2011 07:45 PM

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I'm thinking that after the business coupe, he should move on to a singlecab....:wink:

Palepainter April 16th, 2011 08:12 PM

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Your real name wouldn't happen to be Santa Claus
would it? HEHE. Those are super cool. Wow. Amazing craftsmanship.

Pop April 17th, 2011 05:04 AM

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Speaking as an old model airplane builder, YOU HAVE TALENT. Have you thought about turning your hobby into a business? You know, getting paid to have fun. If I had the money to buy a big buck VW, I would want a model of it from you. Pop

Pop April 17th, 2011 05:13 AM

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I love that bus. I used to have a 1966. Look at the windshield where the windshield wipers has cleaned the glass. Great detail. Pop

backpackr63 April 17th, 2011 07:08 AM

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Awesome stuff! The detail in your work is wicked!

Franklin April 17th, 2011 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Steve White (Post 507424)
lol, your basing it off stuff you have seen here? You keep building stuff like that and there will be people here basing the real thing off stuff you have built. That looks killer!

Ha-now that would be a kicker!

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Originally Posted by RichG (Post 507427)
Dang, it's like a miniature "how-to" guide!:bow:

Yeah-only I learned more about sectioning and chopping from here!

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 507435)
I'm thinking that after the business coupe, he should move on to a singlecab....:wink:

mmmmm-maybe-

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Originally Posted by Palepainter (Post 507440)
Your real name wouldn't happen to be Santa Claus
would it? HEHE. Those are super cool. Wow. Amazing craftsmanship.

It's more like "Insanity Clause", according to my wife but glad you like.

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Originally Posted by Pop (Post 507457)
Speaking as an old model airplane builder, YOU HAVE TALENT. Have you thought about turning your hobby into a business? You know, getting paid to have fun. If I had the money to buy a big buck VW, I would want a model of it from you. Pop

Hey big thanks. I built a few models in my day as well. The big difference now is that I now know about proper ventilation! I would entertain doing custom builds certainly but maybe not now. This is good therapy for me and I take my time. I would need to get a lot more efficient with my work to have it be the right value for all involved.

Franklin April 17th, 2011 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Pop (Post 507458)
I love that bus. I used to have a 1966. Look at the windshield where the windshield wipers has cleaned the glass. Great detail. Pop

Cool-I would have loved to own the real deal.

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Originally Posted by backpackr63 (Post 507474)
Awesome stuff! The detail in your work is wicked!

Appreciate it. Seriously guys, your feedback is great-helps me enjoy the hobby even more!

AirheadZim April 17th, 2011 10:57 AM

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Thats some cool chit there Frankin. Check out Zim's RPU thread and see the little truck Bugdust an me are building. Skip the first half pages though cuz we switched cars and concepts about halfway in.

Franklin April 17th, 2011 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by AirheadZim (Post 507495)
Thats some cool chit there Frankin. Check out Zim's RPU thread and see the little truck Bugdust an me are building. Skip the first half pages though cuz we switched cars and concepts about halfway in.

Sure thing-! Thanks-

Dbug41 April 17th, 2011 11:36 AM

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BADDASS:thumbsup:

trikertroy April 17th, 2011 01:15 PM

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Thats some excellent stuff, Franklin...

A couple questions..

What scale are you useing?

Whos kit are you starting with..? Favorite manufactrues?

Iv been looking for the biggest, cheapest most accurate split window bus I can find.. My long range plan is a real life no roof (roll cage) chopped body (shortened?) volksrod style splitty... kinda like Splitszilla.

A model would be very helpful and fun too..

Franklin April 17th, 2011 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Dbug41 (Post 507497)
BADDASS:thumbsup:

Thanks Man!

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Originally Posted by trikertroy (Post 507508)
Thats some excellent stuff, Franklin...

A couple questions..

What scale are you useing?

Whos kit are you starting with..? Favorite manufactrues?

Iv been looking for the biggest, cheapest most accurate split window bus I can find.. My long range plan is a real life no roof (roll cage) chopped body (shortened?) volksrod style splitty... kinda like Splitszilla.


A model would be very helpful and fun too..

I am primarily working in 1/10th scale. Models average about 15 inches in length. I use a lot of Tamiya parts for starters. They make the front suspension you see in the pics. The Tamiya "Sand Scorcher" or "Buggy Champ" have been recently reissued from the late 80's. They are classic kits amongst the rc crowd and have the same front suspension. Tamiya Sand Scorcher is a great bug body but it is baja styled and not full fendered. The body of the van and bug that I built were from Maisto, a company that makes toy grade RC's. You can still get the Beetle and Window Van on eBay if you do a search. Make sure it's 1/10th scale because they make smaller versions as well. There was even a company making a 1/8th scale window van but I do not remember the name. It has been discontinued. Please let me know if you need more info-

vwfanatic April 17th, 2011 04:20 PM

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i figured it was the sand scorcher. i worked in the hobby industry for nearly 20 years and recognised it right away. not an inexpensive hobby there. you likely have more $$ into one of your "small" cars than some of us have in our "big" ones. i am completely impressed. I thought about doing a "scorcher" based volksrod, but you definatly set the bar too high for me to even attempt. BTW...where in new england are you?

Franklin April 17th, 2011 05:23 PM

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Originally Posted by vwfanatic (Post 507539)
i figured it was the sand scorcher. i worked in the hobby industry for nearly 20 years and recognised it right away. not an inexpensive hobby there. you likely have more $$ into one of your "small" cars than some of us have in our "big" ones. i am completely impressed. I thought about doing a "scorcher" based volksrod, but you definatly set the bar too high for me to even attempt. BTW...where in new england are you?

Thanks for your feedback and compliments! Yes-it is not an inexpensive hobby but I would think not close to what you guys spend on a 1:1, let alone tools. I have been good at scrounging parts, esp on eBay to save on $$. Tamiya reissued the Sand Scorcher and Rough Rider (now Buggy Champ) so there are more parts out there at reasonable prices. Otherwise, I would be having a hard time affording vintage parts. Plus, I can use the same chassis/parts for other builds to save $$$. I am in northern Rhode Island BTW.

Franklin April 19th, 2011 04:44 AM

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so I tried my hand at some white walls on the rat yesterday. There's a company out there that makes this spray paint for full size tires- "Ace's", not sure if anyone here has tried it but here's the process:
Start with the tire-grind down the lettering to get the side walls flat.

Franklin April 19th, 2011 04:47 AM

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Then mask, cut and spray. Need to spray a few light coats and let dry in-between to build up a coating and make sure it bonds.
Then peel the mask-I did have to cheat a bit with a Sharpie pen to touch things up....

Franklin April 19th, 2011 04:48 AM

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All mounted up-let me know if you guys like-

purplemyth April 19th, 2011 04:57 AM

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Looks great!

Btw~ may want to see about getting an online photo host,(photobucket, flickr , etc) your attachment file is gonna fill up quickly, unless you would like to go Coalition and get unlimited space ;)
Would really hate to lose these pics later, they're awesome!

Franklin April 19th, 2011 05:07 AM

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Originally Posted by purplemyth (Post 507746)
Looks great!

Btw~ may want to see about getting an online photo host,(photobucket, flickr , etc) your attachment file is gonna fill up quickly, unless you would like to go Coalition and get unlimited space ;)
Would really hate to lose these pics later, they're awesome!

Thanks much-yeah the space was filling up pretty fast-so now I have officially joined the Coalition!!!

vwfanatic April 19th, 2011 06:05 AM

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me likeee me likeee

DocMike April 19th, 2011 12:57 PM

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I was into RC cars back when the "Monster Beetle" was brand new. In fact, it was the Monster Beetle that got me into RC cars. I haven't screwed around with that thing for a looong time. I'll have to see if I can find some of my old pictures or maybe take a couple of new ones and post them here.

(Place holder for pictures to follow)

I have to ask what/where are you getting your Bug bodies? I have the original Monster Beetle body painted to mimic my real Baja Bug. I never played to rough with the original body on it but, I have a couple of lexan Bug bodies that I abused pretty badly.

Doc

Franklin April 20th, 2011 04:34 AM

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Originally Posted by DocMike (Post 507810)
I was into RC cars back when the "Monster Beetle" was brand new. In fact, it was the Monster Beetle that got me into RC cars. I haven't screwed around with that thing for a looong time. I'll have to see if I can find some of my old pictures or maybe take a couple of new ones and post them here.

(Place holder for pictures to follow)

I have to ask what/where are you getting your Bug bodies? I have the original Monster Beetle body painted to mimic my real Baja Bug. I never played to rough with the original body on it but, I have a couple of lexan Bug bodies that I abused pretty badly.

Doc

It would be great to see some pics of your Monster Beetle build. That was a classic kit.
The bodies I get are from toy grade RC cars made by Maisto. They pop up on eBay-they make a 1/10th scale beetle as well as a window van. The Maisto Beetle is full fendered. Tamiya does not have a full fender beetle in styrene, only in clear Lexan, which is hard to work with if you want to chop it up.

MrChainsaw April 20th, 2011 05:34 AM

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This thread is so fucking neat, haha!

notched April 20th, 2011 05:18 PM

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These are sooooooooo coool!!!


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