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1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Sat 28 Nov 2015, 10:44 pm

For the last 6 months or so I've been really blocked when it comes to model-building. To get out of that mode I started av curbside VW-build a couple of weeks ago. The Gunze VW will be built more or less OOTB but have some minor changes. First I narrowed and lowered the front, then I lowered the rear end. Next step was to find some nice bucket seats and I'm now looking for a nice small steering-wheel in my stash. I have narroed the front steelies and widened the rear ones. I've opened up the roof section to make it a ragtop. I'll probably shave the stock bumpers or scratchbuild some T-bars. It'll be flat black with flat (rust) red/brown steelies, wide whitewall tires and a sand-coloured ragtop.





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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by allan on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 9:16 am

Like were you going with this. bigthumbsup
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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by Deaf as on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 3:31 pm

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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by Ray64 on Sun 29 Nov 2015, 9:20 pm

Here's a bit of inspiration for you Wink
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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Tue 01 Dec 2015, 3:14 am

WOW !!! That's almost spot-on what i'm doing in 1/24!!!
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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Mon 23 Jan 2017, 10:30 pm

I've "re-started" this build. Will try to build it as simple as possible as I'd like to finish it pretty soon. I have put a lot of work though, to build a new dashboard:



...and right now I'm shaving the bumpers and later on I'll paint them with "alclad" chrome.



I have also scratchbuilt new "grilles" for the openings in the front fenders:

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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Tue 24 Jan 2017, 1:53 am

Made a new "nose" for the decklid, shortened the parallell-bar for the steering and scratched a new shifter:







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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 9:11 am

Been doing quite a lot of work on the bug today. Pics speek for themselves I think:









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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 8:39 pm



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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Wed 25 Jan 2017, 11:20 pm



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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 12:47 am

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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Thu 26 Jan 2017, 6:12 am





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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by ozmodeler on Fri 27 Jan 2017, 6:37 pm

Lookin' Kool as always ,"chromie"
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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 5:04 am

I messed up the front bumper so now i'm redoing it using a new one!



interior will be 2-tone, white and grey, for an "almost stock" look:

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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by Deaf as on Sun 29 Jan 2017, 7:30 pm

Coming along nicely Darryl!
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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Mon 30 Jan 2017, 4:56 am





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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Sat 04 Feb 2017, 9:10 pm






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Re: 1956 VW by Chromecop

Post by chromecop on Mon 20 Feb 2017, 7:57 am

Not much left to do now. Will probably finish this before going to bed this evening!





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