Model: (Click to see more) 58512: Volkswagen Type 2 Wheelie
Status: Runner
Date: 30-Nov-2021
Comments: 7
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Some of you might remember that I built one of these for my daughter. - https://www.tamiyaclub.com/showroom_model.asp?cid=135813&id=34614

It's a cool little truck so I started building another, hoping that she'd let me keep this one!
I'd also built one for a friend, with a white chassis and lots of bling aluminium parts and that was definitely an influence.
The blue aluminium parts are all Yeah Racing - posh wheelie bar, shocks and shock towers. The front bumper is an Active RC item (Active seem to have disappeared but Yeah Racing now make the same bumper).

I wanted to keep the blue and white theme for the body too. The metallic blue doesn't quite match the alloy bits, but it's close enough for me. And some bling for the body too, a Tamiya surf board on some basic roof rails finish it off.

Of course you all know who's driving! In his matching blue & white gear too. I had to add a basic interior and some NOS bottles to make him feel at home.

Enough waffle, hope you like it!

Cheers,
Rob

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Comments

MAD-BEE

30-Nov-2021

Fantastic Rob l love that! Great details as always!
How about some of those tyre decals they would really pop on this? mate where did you get that little surfboard?

IBIFTKH

30-Nov-2021

Thank you mate, glad you like it.
I reckon you're right about tyre decals, I'll see if I can find some (cheap! lol)
The surfboard is a Tamiya part, pretty sure it was in the Toyota Hilux kit. I got this one from RC Mart.

BubbaGump365

30-Nov-2021

That looks amazing! You've done a really nice job there. Think you guys are right about the surfboard being in the Hi-Lift Hilux kit too.

MAD-BEE

30-Nov-2021

I see it did very scale! Cool VW!

GEMINIJETS

1-Dec-2021

What a beautiful VW van!! I also have this kit, haven't started to work on it yet. Your color example is superb!! I'm still thinking about the colors myself. Well done mate!!

mtbkym01

1-Dec-2021

Another great example Rob, stunning

IBIFTKH

2-Dec-2021

Thanks for the kind comments guys, glad you like it.
The surfboard is a nice accessory. The VW body takes some work - care with masking and lots of fiddly decals! - but it's a great looking body. I just wanted something extra to make it really pop and the surfboard seemed like a good idea at the time


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