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Old 04-24-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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Mendelmax 2.0. See my 3D Printer thread here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=854167
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #17
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Airbrushed some white on after a fresh coat of primer.





Let it dry and then taped it off.



Mixed up some new blue paint- little darker this time but I like it better than my first attempt.



Peeled off the mask. It's... okay. Need to turn my air pressure down a bit I think but good enough for a first (second) attempt. Will try some light buffing when it's cured to smooth it out a little, actually looks a bit better than in the soooper up close pics.





Think I'm going to try and make the bed look wood-ish, even though a single cab has a metal bed. Then time for details like headlights, etc, and still need to make up a new base and toying with maybe building a custom motor to hang out the back.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:11 AM   #18
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Cool. I repainted a couple a long time ago.
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Old 04-25-2013, 12:16 PM   #19
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Looks like it's coming together pretty good !

I'd like to give it a try and make a crew cab version...had a real one until it fell off the trailer on the interstate....

Where are You finding those VWs ? I have searched all of the stores in my area and haven't seen any ! But Ebay is loaded with them !

Have you got any sources for decals ? I see some guy on Ebay that has all sorts of custom decal versions of different cars !
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:05 PM   #20
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I've been looking for several different VW's... found THREE of these "Koombi's" in the Walmart box, and bought all of them. I guess they are sort of hard to find.

I debated on doing a "supercab" version of the bus, but my next build is going to be a crewcab version of my Old and Simple $200 F150. This ones more of a practice to see what I can screw up.

Take today, for example. My .50 cal cannon fell on the single cab.



Which of course, means experiment time! Tested a few different polishing techniques.

Wire wheel. Meh.



Buffing wheel with buffing compound. TOOO much.



Although when you clean it up it gives it a bit of a well used patina.



And lastly, buffing wheel with Turtle Wax. Worked out pretty well- smoothed the paint out and gave it a bit of shine. Just have to be real careful you don't rub through the paint.



Anyways, going to strip it back down and do repaint #3 this weekend.
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #21
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Hey DP! Before you paint, fill in those forward vents and gas filler door too...

Fun project! I'd do mine in the "found in a field" colour palette.

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I'm glad I wasn't the only one with OCD.




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Old 04-29-2013, 09:31 PM   #24
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There. You happy?!



Wheel donor:



Parts.



New frame design. Front wheels go in from the top, back wheels go in the bottom and are held in by the little piece.





Just settin together.





Check out the fart-can baja style exhaust pipe.



Still polishing the body up, might try painting it again this week but it's going to be pretty busy. Also plan on making yet another frame- will fill in the holes around the "engine" and adjust a little more for better fit.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:34 PM   #25
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What it really needs is a big fat V8 with a massive supercharger hanging off it sitting in the bed, eh?




Nah....
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:26 AM   #26
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:10 PM   #28
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Detail work...

Parts.



Amazing what you can do with some model paint and a toothpick. Now if I just had a steady hand.









Think I liked it in primer better.
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #29
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When I clicked on this thread I knew it'd be worth reading!
Very cool
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:03 AM   #30
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Detail work...

Parts.

Think I liked it in primer better.


Maybe hindsight says a single color would've been wiser for a first try, but once you finish it'll look alright.
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