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#1 Posted : 09 July 2019 17:19:15

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Not having done much modelling over the last few months due to ageing parents health and some new shift patterns at work, I thought I would get back in to it and get the Samba parts put together.The kit goes together well and is starting to turn into a big old bus, excuse the pun. the first few pics show the results from packs 1-6.


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#2 Posted : 09 July 2019 17:27:41

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Pack 7

Most of this pack is taken up with adding more engine parts, assembling and fitting the rear wheels and putting the chassis together.


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#3 Posted : 09 July 2019 17:44:28

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Pack 8

Having received this pack 5 weeks ago I rang c/s yesterday and they kindly sent me the pdf for this pack.In this pack we add some more chassis parts which give the central section some strength and build up the front suspension, to which the front wheels and steering mechanisms are added.The speaker circuit board and battery box are fitted and the first wires are connected up.Finally one of the side doors is completed which gives you an idea of how tall this going to be.

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#4 Posted : 09 July 2019 17:45:45

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That's really starting to turn into a substantial beast.
Quite comical though, at how TINY the engine is for such a vehicle.
Looking forward to seeing this one come together.

Roy.
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#5 Posted : 09 July 2019 19:25:37

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Nice one Al, I’m also on pack 8 and pleased that there are opening side windows both sides, not shown in Modelspace preview. It will be a good size model when completed. Andy.
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#6 Posted : 10 July 2019 08:04:20

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That is looking pretty cool so far Al. Love Drool

Mark
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#7 Posted : 10 July 2019 08:18:10

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looks a really nice build al, will have to keep a check on this one.
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#8 Posted : 13 July 2019 19:48:41

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Thanks for looking in guys BigGrin


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#9 Posted : 13 July 2019 19:55:12

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Al

Thats all looking very nice.

Its a "strange" looking vehicle but they were so popular and still are so i am told.

Remember my cousin had one of these (or a variant of - me and motors :-( not a clue :-) )

Beaten up old thing as I remember with one of those push up material roofs. He was going to do wonders withit but not sure he ever progressed very far with it.

I sent him the details of this kit as i have a feeling it might be something he would be interested in as he was a great plastic kit modeller in his earlier days, so modelling is in his blood.

Hope yours continues to go well.


Tony

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#10 Posted : 13 July 2019 20:17:35

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Keep it coming.
What you are doing looks really good. It's a very interesting and popular vehicle that has huge history.
Looking forward to what comes next.

Roy.
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#11 Posted : 13 July 2019 21:58:33

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Very nice progress you're making, all looking good....Cool Cool

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Alan
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#12 Posted : 26 July 2019 13:47:53

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Looking good Al! Are you planning any mods to this?

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#13 Posted : 28 July 2019 20:26:56

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Thanks for looking all BigGrin

Phil,non planned although initially I was thinking about a colour change to the body parts but have since decided against it.

Al
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#14 Posted : 30 July 2019 21:47:46

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Pack 9

This pack arrived in a somewhat larger box than normal, as you can see in the pics it had some larger parts enclosed. Firstly the side door was finished along the same lines as the previous one apart from the spring loaded locking mechanism.

Then we move onto the front of the van and after fixing the top and bottom front panels together and its trim piece, the front lights were fitted and also the indicators.The spring loaded wipers were fitted and then the dashboard was fitted with its switches, ashtray,clock and gauges.Now the left and right side frames were added along with the door hinges, before the right side frame was added giving it an idea of the size its going to be.

Finally I couldn't resist temporary fitting a few sub assemblies together to get a look at its progress, roll on pack 10.

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Looks excellent Al. Going to be large. Only another month and can go again. Worth the wait though. Andy.
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#16 Posted : 31 July 2019 00:17:56

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Looking good Al and nicely done.....Cool Cool

Regards

Alan
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#17 Posted : 31 July 2019 07:32:08

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Nice work Al, wow that does look a good size.Love Drool

Mark
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#18 Posted : 31 July 2019 09:04:24

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WTG Al Cool Cool

Putting a few assemblies together, apart from showing the size really shows the detail of a superb kit.

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#19 Posted : 31 July 2019 10:31:16

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Wow - that is going to be BIG.
It's looking really impressive. Not long to go now.Drool

Roy.
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#20 Posted : 31 July 2019 21:44:49

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Thanks guys, its a great kit and goes together wellBigGrin

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