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#1 slotmadmac

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:10 AM

I had to wait a year or so to score a good cheap 935 body to work into a Revell bug kit I had on the shelf. I've never been a fan of the Carrera Kafer model so always wanted to do this build.

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There's going to be a lot of work going forward, and the donor bodies aren't in scale 'synch' but here's hoping it turns out like I see it in my head.

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 11:16 AM

Slotmadmunter more like.
Looking forward to see how this one progresses.
Very challenging project.
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:00 PM

nice one Mac
we may have to start calling you wobble Jr
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

I can see it Mac .....
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Posted 18 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

Very interesting and good to see some imagination blossoming. Looking forward to see it develop.
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#6 slotmadmac

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:15 PM

Some progress. Sidewalls in and guards extended to join them and a very quick primer job to see how the finished body will look. There's a lot of filler to come yet.

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At this stage it's just been JB Weld doing the filler hard years. I used it to cement in some piano wire struts to strengthen the join between the 935 bonnet and the VW body too.

I'm happy enough so far. It's not quite as 'buggy' as I imagined in my head but I think this is because the Revell Beetle kit is a slightly smaller 1/32 scale than the Matchbox 935 body. Putty and a lot more sanding to come.

Edited by slotmadmac, 29 July 2018 - 04:03 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

Nice work Mac
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:00 PM

That's awesome Mac


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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

fab!

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Posted 20 November 2017 - 08:04 AM

The sills & primer make it look really cohesive. Looking forward to seeing how this one plays out
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Posted 20 November 2017 - 06:58 PM

Yeah.
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Posted 19 December 2017 - 05:23 AM

Looking really good. For enforcing the seams and maintain light weight you could use strands of kevlar glued with CA to the body.
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Posted 06 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

I see your nice Group 5 Bug.....and raise you a Group 5 VW van lol.

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 05:05 AM

Holy Guacamole Mailman!! I'm folding.
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Posted 08 January 2018 - 12:33 PM

Love it!
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Posted 20 January 2018 - 05:39 PM

Man the van looks maniak!
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 12:17 PM

It probably doesn't look like it but there has been quite a bit of work on this to get here. i am on my third coat of primer now and each time I fill and sand it back, more blemishes seem to appear. A wet Saturday meant I got the panels on to connect the back of the 935 guards to the bug body.

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These should sand back quite easily (he says hopefully) - then it's a final fill and sand and onto a chassis build.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 10:37 AM

Was this inspired by the real life 935 body kit that was available for VW bugs in the 80's? I had a 1/12 Martini 935 RC car as a kid. It never really worked properly as it was $2 from a garage sale. But I loved it!

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:25 PM

I'm not sure what inspired this. I guess I wanted a more elegant superbug than the Carrera VW Grp 5 Kafer and somehow ended up down this track.

Anyway, a chassis has emerged. This one is from a cut down 90's Scalextric Renault. It tested ok. I'm not after a club racer with this build so a 18k Scalextric motor does the trick nicely.

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Here is the body sitting on the chassis. I'm planning on a matt black Martini livery so it's good to see the first shot of the final colour. The body ended up at 22g so not too much weight.

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Lots more to do but getting there.

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 04:47 PM

looking pretty good Mac
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