Model: (Click to see more) 58668: Volkswagen Type 2 T1
Status: Project
Date: 24-Nov-2020
Comments: 9
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Another build from earlier this year, again built for a friend. It's a nice kit and I think his choice of colour really works well. I like the way Tamiya have added a bit more realism with the separate bumpers, wing mirror etc, just gives it a more detailed look (though still decals for windscreen wipers!!?).

Once it was built, my friend was happy but we decided that it needed a little bit more. So I made a basic interior, complete with driver, passenger and some essential luggage!! Unfortunately the interior isn't really practical when running the car because one of the body post extensions has to be removed to fit it (otherwise the post would run through the driver!). Wish Tamiya had stayed with the horizontal body posts they used on the wheelie Type 2.

It's nice to see that Wild Willy is now such a big star that he gets chauffeur-driven to events, with appropriate reading material supplied.

Ok, enough of my nonsense, hope you like the pics.
Cheers,
Rob

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Comments

mtbkym01

24-Nov-2020

Love the detail mate, Willy getting driven around by.........Willy. Love the kit boxes and the reading pose. How did you modify his hand positions to hold the mag?

IBIFTKH

24-Nov-2020

Thanks Kym, kind words as always. To change the position of his hands I just cut them of at the base of his gloves and then re-attached how I wanted them. No need to modify the actual hands, which was a relief!

MAD-BEE

25-Nov-2020

Excellent as always mate and Willy really is a star! I tell my wife that all the time!

Steffen

25-Nov-2020

Great concept, and good to see Willy being driven in the style he deserves (when he takes a well earned break from his big tyre wheelie trucks).

berman

25-Nov-2020

Looks awesome Rob! Love the mag! But err, it's missing not one, but two NOS bottles... are you ok mate? ?? Well done

IBIFTKH

25-Nov-2020

Thanks guys, glad you like it.
Willy is definitely a star, surely your wife shouldn't need convincing???
Although he's enjoying being driven in style, there will always be a place in his heart for big tyre wheelie trucks (and of course, lunatic little Hondas!)
And remember, this one belongs to a friend. If one of my own builds shows up without NOS bottles, you'll know there's a problem!!
cheers all,
Rob

Tamiyastef

25-Nov-2020

Great! Vallet Willy, I don't know if I would hand him over my car keys without hesitation

MAD-BEE

26-Nov-2020

Iol of course not!

mtbkym01

27-Nov-2020

After thinking about it, I thought that was the way to do it, cheers


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