Building rusted cars - VW 1966 - 1/24 scale

by Denis R.S.Bomfim © 2013 Modeler Site

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It all started with a joke, I built a rusted Mustang GT 350 to make a gift to a friend who only builds Mustangs. It was at a modelers meeting when he received a homage and the joke consisted of letting him know the arduous remodeling and restoration work he would have with this rusted Mustang. I took advantage of my work and presented it in a contest that took place in Campinas city. Finally, the model was “best of the show” and they called me mad for giving a winning model. My answer was.... I will have to make another rusted model for me.


The rusted VW

I started rummaging through my spare parts box to see what I could find since I didn’t want to use a new kit. I found a Tamiya 1966 Beetle body, but only the body, I went on rummaging, and also found a chassis from a Revell VW with the front, rear suspension and instrument panel...I already had half a car! Following with my search, a Karmann Ghia wheel appeared which I should have to copy in resin. Besides, I also found some wheels that could be useful.

I still had to get the front trunk cover and engine cowling, I got in touch with some modelers, friends of mine, but with no luck, so I should have to scratchbuild them from plastic if I wanted them in my model. I decided I would build it without hood and trunk door but I should get reference pictures in order to be able to reproduce the interiors since would not be hidden such as the fuel tank, water and oil reservoirs, cables, radio, speedometer...etc you know.

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