Original mb restored after 15 years in storage! (part 1)
Connor

A lot of time & effort sanding the damaged rims (filling one of them) then masking round the inner wheel & spraying the rim alloy silver!
17-May-2009

Original mb restored after 15 years in storage! (part 1)
Connor

Please note that this is the first R/C car I have built & painted (back in the day I think I bought it newly pre-built)! So any tips on restoring these would be appreciated!
17-May-2009

Battered & bruised (part 1)
Connor

Maybe he ran out of food and started chewing on them...
19-May-2009

Original mb restored after 15 years in storage! (part 3 / finished) (sold)
Connor

Shocks on the right way round now!!!
19-May-2009

3 colour fade! (part 2)
Connor

Yeah the purple frame contrasts nicely with the standard yellow shocks!
20-May-2009

How to prep & re-furbish a monster beetle chassis!
Connor

I would have posted this earlier, but I'm new to the site. If you heat any sort of plastic up it will warp once it reaches a certain temperature, DON'T use boiling hot water as it may affect the plastic just some warm soapy water will do the trick!!!
21-May-2009

Crash bang monster beetle ( fiber glass kit ) part 2
mad maz

Hey maz, any updates on the repairs, has the crack been sorted or what ?!?
21-May-2009

Battered & brusied (part 3)
Connor

Hey man, I love restoring these classics, I can't get enough of it, been staying up till 2 in the morning working on 'em (yawn)! I bet my mum think's i'm a smack-head because of the bags under my eyes!

21-May-2009

My second monster beetle
Roger75

Paint the chassis (use my hoe to guide if you need some tips), looks good in blue, i'm planning on doing 2 in blue in the near future, it's something a bit different isn't it...
21-May-2009

???????????????not sure ???? sold sold
mad maz

Go on have ago at it (or sell it to me lol!!!)
22-May-2009

Original mb restored after 15 years in storage (part 2)
Connor

Yeah I would recommend that you do an alternative colour scheme as it's loads of fun and add your own personal touch to the project!
As for the sticker kit, this was bought off Ebay, the white vinyl ones for about £5.00, these are fine for a runner or shelf queen I think! The only tricky part was cutting round the 'Hump Backed Monster Beetle' stickers which was very fiddly and time consuming! The end result was worth it though!
22-May-2009

Wonderfix restoration spray, it really works! (comp entry)
mymonsterbeetleisbroken

Yeah, whatever!!!!
23-May-2009

Battered & brusied (part 3)
Connor

I love painting (and getting high off the fumes), it brings my creative side out restoring the shells!
I could paint members shells if they wanted I guess, what sort of price should I charge???
I have yet more paint scheme's up my sleeve so watch this space...
23-May-2009

???????????????not sure ???? sold sold
mad maz

Mad for Monster Beetle's (believe it kid!) What's that running up the off-side rear wheel arch on the second to last photo? (filler, cardboard or gaffa tape???)
23-May-2009

???????????????not sure ???? sold sold
mad maz

At least the holes are still attached to the nose cone...
24-May-2009

Battered & bruised (part 4)
Connor

Yeah it should be ready in the next few days with a bit of luck, just spraying the headlights, wipers, sunroof & VW badge at the mo...
25-May-2009

???????????????not sure ???? sold sold
mad maz

Yeah, unluckily he just pipped me to the post :0(
26-May-2009

Battered & bruised (part 5 / finished / sold)
Connor

The tyres are from a Blackfoot, am I right in thinking that these will perform better on tarmac or other hard surface???
26-May-2009

???????????????not sure ???? sold sold
mad maz

I can't stop thinking about this shell (I even had a dream about it last night), I think I'm obsessed with Monster Beetle's!!! Looks like I will have to match that offer of £20 then...
26-May-2009

Battered & bruised (part 5 / finished / sold)
Connor

Thanks to you Jeremy! I am really impressed with the decals, got some more mad colour scheme's on the way...
27-May-2009

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