Model: (Click to see more) 58383: Volkswagen Beetle
Status: New built
Date: 25-Apr-2010
Comments: 39
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Due to a movement to a new home and busy times at work this build took at least 4 months. But at the end I’m really pleased with it. It’s a stock Tamiya beetle modified to a class 11 Baja Beetle. Chassis is just a standard M-04 with ball bearings, oil-shocks and stabilizer front and rear bars. On the body I made some modifications I spotted on most real class 11 Baja Beetle. The windows where cut out and some hotshot windows nettings where fitted near the drivers. I removed the sidesteps and replaced these with 0,5 mm styrene plates. Removed the front number plate in the bumper with my dremel and at the back some better looking exhaust where fitted.

For the interior I used a tamiyoman tb-01 replica cockpit. These aren’t as nicely detailed as the original tamiya ones, but once painted still looks good! I finished the interior by making a rollcage from styrene, dashboard and a spare tire behind the drivers, just like the real class 11 Baja Beetles.

I haven’t seen a roof rack on class 11 beetles yet, but I thought it would just look really cool on this one. I made the roof rack from some styrene bars and fitted some leftover lights from my Hi-Lux project.

The tires are smoothee front buggy tires, which I already used in several other tires. These are just perfect for this beetle! The wheels where painted with matt clear to get a less shiny look of the chrome.

Doing all these modifications made me spent quite a lot of hours in it, but I’m really happy how it came all together :-). I’m sure they were all worth it!



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Chassis and interior of my class 11 Baja Beetle

Comments

larbut

25-Apr-2010

That is brilliant!

pininy

25-Apr-2010

i love the colour combination!! Great work!

stickerbod

25-Apr-2010

Classic!

SRB Bloke

25-Apr-2010

Great looking little bug, nice work

andyg

25-Apr-2010

Well done, looks great!

neobrunox

25-Apr-2010

PERFECT work, what else

slimmy

25-Apr-2010

Looks sweet for sure. Great work

tuff bug

25-Apr-2010

my favorite beetle for a while inc sand scorchers etc bbbbbbbrrrrrriilllllllll!!!!!!!!!

CASE1

25-Apr-2010

This is a bit better than box-art I think. No: it is WAY better! Beautifull, very beautifull . Colours and details are brilliant I think, I love the overall looks of it. Where did you get the front tires? I havent found a shop that selle them seperate form e grasshopper yet....

twisty

25-Apr-2010

This looks so real,great scale work,ace

petercabrio

25-Apr-2010

looks very cool, i like that beetle

good job

mcovalsk

25-Apr-2010

Great looking bug and good ideas, well done!

Kokuzu

25-Apr-2010

FGantastic theme! i like the idea of small mods to standard cars. It was fashion in Germany back in the 70ies. People did add spoilers to their standard Opel Kadett GT to give it a ralley look... And the blloon-like tires - top work!

7.2inchdriver

25-Apr-2010

that is really awesome.

Fernado Alonso

25-Apr-2010

Wow this one is so Cool
I really enjoyed watching this pictures .
Cheers Alex

swedishwiking

25-Apr-2010

Nice to see a different kind of racing beetle. Cute and aggressive at the same time.

Chicago Bob

25-Apr-2010

Terrific! I've always wanted to try this, and now you've done perfectly!

KYOTOY

25-Apr-2010

Love this scale bug, give us more !

Schwantz

25-Apr-2010

Man man man wat een mega gaaf ding had alleen de foto gezien en wist al dat deze van jou was!!!

Soonsie

25-Apr-2010

Thanks for all your nice comments! Really appreciate that.
@Case1: I bought the tires from Jason on Ebay.

Toykid

25-Apr-2010

Fantastic. Very original and exceptionally well executed.

ranger blue

25-Apr-2010

very very nice, you have done a great job

def4x4

25-Apr-2010

One of the best looking beetle´s on TC!
Awesome job you did on this one.
Love to see some more pics of the inside like the dashboard, interior and drivers,rollcage, etc etc!

TIXX74

25-Apr-2010

This is the most original beetle i've ever seen in my life! Really unique! It looks sooo real!
Straight in my favs!

Tizer

25-Apr-2010

looking very good one of the best!

beetleman

25-Apr-2010

Remarkable work!

pagedm_f350

26-Apr-2010

This is really cool, well done

Wyoming

26-Apr-2010

Its really a stunning machine but way too clean, needs some dust and a stretch of desert to tear up

Origineelreclamebord

26-Apr-2010

That's awesome!!! Really nice, I love it! Are you coming with outdoor pictures soon?

Funracer

26-Apr-2010

That's so cool! Might steal that idea if you don't mind

Singleseven

26-Apr-2010

Excellent and straight into my favourites.

thebicyclejungle

26-Apr-2010

I'm impressed!! Top notch work.. I have to stop thinking about sand scorchers.

Soonsie

26-Apr-2010

Thanks again for all your kind words! Will soon post some pictures without the body.

Tamiyamandan

26-Apr-2010

One of the BEST looking Beetles I have ever seen !!!!!!

amigamad

27-Apr-2010

Absolute superb best beetle i have seen.

mr_pushrod

28-Apr-2010

Cerainly something a bit different, love it!!!

CASE1

30-Apr-2010

well deserved amount if reactions on this build! I will search for Jason on Ebay, thanks!

JB86BruiserBoy

23-Oct-2010

Superb!! Well Done!! nice detail

Cragus

29-Jan-2012

that looks propa classy, love the colour choices


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