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Revell 1/16 VW samba bus conversion Options
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#1 Posted : 20 February 2021 20:52:37

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Hi all this was donated to me by a friend(he was doing it as a van) I have other plans for it, it will be a very rare custom made version (the guys at work will know where I'm going with it as we have the actual vehicle in the workshop)










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#2 Posted : 21 February 2021 21:20:48

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More work done to this, that is the basic shape of the vehicle a few doors to add and lots of details to the bed to add.




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#3 Posted : 22 February 2021 20:59:54

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Hi all this is what I'm aiming for, it has a very unusuall way of loading cars (which i am ambitiously aiming to depict)





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#4 Posted : 23 February 2021 21:54:09

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I need to make lots of louvers for the samba bus conversion so heres my simple answer, glue bade to base at half the thickness of a cocktail stick run that through blade then turn the resulting halves 180° and run through aginn all I have to do now is round the ends off and I have my louvres.



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#5 Posted : 24 February 2021 11:53:42

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That looks like a fun project. It will be great to see how it turns out.BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 24 February 2021 21:19:27

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Very adventurous Ken.Cool Cool Cool

You have my attention.


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#7 Posted : 24 February 2021 23:53:10

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As a VW nut I’m watching with great interest. Andy.
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#8 Posted : 25 February 2021 21:50:22

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Tried making the louvers out of quartered cocktail sticks, not very successful

I measured the louvers and they are 20mm wide the quarterd cocktail sticks are 1 1/4 mm so way out of scale.






I have another idea up my sleeve let's see how that works.
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#9 Posted : 26 February 2021 12:58:15

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Hi Ken,

Your certainly making this build work Ken, well done.

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#10 Posted : 26 February 2021 14:14:29

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Looks like fun Ken.
For the louvres, you can get quadrant plastic in all different sizes from Plastruct.
Keep it coming.BigGrin
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#11 Posted : 27 February 2021 10:52:19

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Thanks Roy.
Here is one of the cars it usually carries (it also carries a 904 a 910 and another rsr cafe mexicano)

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#12 Posted : 19 March 2021 21:47:17

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Added some of the pipework, the heater ducting and started scratchbuilding the new brake servo we've added.









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Did some more work on this.



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Another nice update Ken. It's starting to look really busy underneath.
Keep it coming.BigGrin
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Well this arrived for the samba bus conversion, fair bit of bodywork modification needed (doing it as the cafe mexicano version) made a start on the modifications. The kit itself looks really good all the molding is very crisp and sharp and detail looks well defined.















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#16 Posted : 25 March 2021 20:43:18

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Looking good Ken.Love

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Woo-hoo Ken.
What are you up to with the mods on the Porsche???
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I too looked at the Porsche shell and wondered what was going to happen here. Will keep watching as looks interesting. Andy.
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More work converting the 934





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#20 Posted : 25 April 2021 21:32:41

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OK so good weekend spraying, got the base colour on this OK its not great but I don't claim to be an expert 





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