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1/16 RC VW BUS...WHAT IF...PROJECT

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Postby eddiesolo » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:22 pm

I got a 1/16 RC VW bus and decided to do it as a what if the Germans had them, after all this one is a 1950 T2.

So, I have done it as a Afrika Korps one.

I have actually cracked on a rate of knots with this, thoroughly enjoyed myself. I have had a go at painting a figure, painted the inside, added a 1/16 Tiger spare wheel, some pipes, couple of crates, helmet and water bottle and a box of fruit and eggs :D

I have the front lights to do, some decals and some tools to attach.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:24 am

What a hard-case idea !!
We have "what-if " tanks, so why not "what-if" support vehicles ?!!
The lack of an AA MG seems to be a bit optimistic however ;) :haha: :haha:
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Postby eddiesolo » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

HERMAN BIX wrote:What a hard-case idea !!
We have "what-if " tanks, so why not "what-if" support vehicles ?!!
The lack of an AA MG seems to be a bit optimistic however ;) :haha: :haha:


Cheers mate, glad you like it so far, there are some detail parts to add, when they arrive, and there will be an MG :D

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Postby doc larsson » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:03 pm

nice idea but if i know my vw's

earliest models were full screen and yours is a split screen ?

just saying lol. why not make a wreck of it and let's see weathering ? o-

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Postby tomhugill » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:41 pm

doc larsson wrote:nice idea but if i know my vw's

earliest models were full screen and yours is a split screen ?

just saying lol. why not make a wreck of it and let's see weathering ? o-


It would seem you don't, t1s were spit screen.

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Postby eddiesolo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:48 am

Doesn't matter what it is really, the idea was to take a £14 RC toy and have some fun, being VW and German it just an exercise in what if the Germans had VW vans, plus it was to have a laugh and enjoy myself-which I did, had a right giggle and really enjoyed this build.

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Postby jarndice » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:10 am

I laughed at your what IF VW,
Back in the late 60s early 70s VW tried selling (What was marketed in the USA as "The Thing")what was a rehashed Kubel to NATO,
It turned up at a NATO Transport Company resplendent in high gloss white and parked between the Mud brown Paint scheme of the Land Rovers, Dafs and Merc trucks.
Even the German servicemen were pointing their fingers at it and laughing,
Strangely NATO turned down the "Thing".
Shaun.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:35 am

I think it's a great idea. Have fun with it that's what it's all about

It's great to see something completely different come to the table!

Well done!
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Postby tomhugill » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:11 am

It does look really great Simon, weathering it top notch!

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:25 am

No surfboards on the roof !!!....................................... :O
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Postby eddiesolo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:50 am

Thanks guys and no...no surfboards :D

Bit of a update: MG fitted, fire extinguisher, shovel, front light and others blanked off, roof vent, dusty windows added. Just need some decals and it is all finished.

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:13 pm

Love it !
The what-if genre has just got a lot wider :thumbup:

Perhaps it could be a launcher for a "Ruhrstahl X-4" disguised as a Combi :haha: :haha:
Missile pops up out of the canvas top............
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Postby c.rainford73 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:55 pm

Oh no..... the ultimate Trojan Horse
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Postby eddiesolo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:44 pm

LOL, that will give them a scare lol...the clatter of the air-cooled engine and then-canvas back and whoosh!

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Postby eddiesolo » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:47 pm

Bit more of a update, added a whip aerial, some netting and pack to the front, a welded o-ring to the side and the extinguisher decal.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:14 am

I'm thinking.... Someone may buy one of these full size customize and complete your updates and start some tours in it.... Hmmm

It actually is really Convincing and neat build
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Postby Aussie » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:23 am

Looks great.
German love bus.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:37 am

I just had a thought it would really look great if you could build or source a shield to go in front of the gun like a Stug or the smaller one from a hetzer might make it a bit bulkier or at least give the gunner some cover....
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Postby eddiesolo » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:50 pm

Ta guys :D

I have some plasticard so will make a gun shield, good thinking and something I totally forgot about.

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Postby c.rainford73 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:08 pm

You are welcome
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