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Bought Myself a Winter Project

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I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now.

Got myself a 1/10th scale Tamiya VW Beetle with an M06 chassis with sole intention of putting a Mk1 Shell on it to match my own car. Here’s the pictures of what it’s all about 

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It’s arrived 

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It’s coming along

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Looks great!  😃

I have one of the Beetle kits that was built by someone else and they did a pretty bad job of painting it! If you have the body kit, chrome parts, stickers and window masks still lying about, do you fancy selling them?

Craig.

 

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I’ve already built it mate and I’m not sure how well it will post or even if it’s the colour you’d like.

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That looks good. 😃

Not really a fan of the beetle myself, worked on one once and it kept giving me electric shocks! Turns out an HT lead was worn through on the heat shields and the putting the spark into the car. Still, an RC one on the shelf in the garage would look pretty cool. Quite fancied doing a blue one same as the box art.

Look forward to seeing the Toyota when it is finished. Was thinking of buying myself Tamiya's new Land Rover Defender RC kit as that does look good and Land Rovers are my other hobby.

Cheers

Craig.

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I only bought it because the MR2 Shell has to sit on a Tamiya M-06 chassis which has 3 wheelbase settings.

Obviously the kit comes with the Beetle Shell but that requires the chassis to be built on the longest wheelbase. 

The MR2 requires the shortest wheelbase settings so the shells are not interchangeable. I only built the Beetle Shell as a practice exercise but now I have no use for it. It’s now just a shed ornament.

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All done.

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That looks great! Now the question is do you use it.... 

(I have an original Tamiya Lunchbox that I liked so much once built I just shelved it and never even put a Battery in it! )

Craig.

 

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Well I have run it round the patio but it’s a bit fast for a small area and it’s difficult not to bump into things. I just built it for the fun of building it really and to have another model of my car.

GT86 is next🤘The Shell has already arrived.

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