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 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)

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MessageSujet: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Jeu 30 Oct - 22:14

Right now I'm building a curbside, soft custom Rolls Royce Phantom V limousine. But, since european cars aren't welcome here (apart from VW's) I can't show it to You. Instead, I've also started a new VW-build this evening.

This time I'll build a Baja Bug, combining an old Gunze 1956/57 oval window with a Baja Bug body in 1/24 from Kyosho (not in production at the moment)

The Baja body is a bit too wide, so I'll have to narrow it a Little to make it fit the Gunze body. I'll only be using the Baja kit-parts from the Kyosho body.





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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Jeu 30 Oct - 22:46

crazy idea thumbsup thumbsup

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Jeu 30 Oct - 22:54

vwpower1999 a écrit:
crazy idea thumbsup thumbsup

Yeah....but I am a crazy man .... Jumpy
ahahah ahahah ahahah
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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Jeu 30 Oct - 23:04

lol!

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 2 Nov - 23:35

More work done to the body this evening. I had to narrow the front picec from the baja and WIDEN the Gunze body to make a perfect fit:








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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 2 Nov - 23:37

Only thing left to do is to cut away the Baja rear fenders and adapt them to the Gunze body + narrow down the rear middle piece:



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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 20:34

Made a Little progress today. Mockup Pictures:


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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 20:44

Baja bugs are cool, I love them ! aplause
Your project is great.
Could you tell us more about that famous Kyosho body ??? study (where did you find it, how old is it ?...)
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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 20:46

PS : if you want to show us your custom Rolls, you can open a blog, Euro cars are welcome in members' blogs oui .

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 20:51

aplause

yeah great, you are crazy to do that , I think you said Wink

Cut in Oval window Twisted Evil

this is a good sart on this poor bug Wink

good jason for after

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 21:01

My own blog....hmmmm, OK, maybe I'll do that scratch

Glad You like my Baja. The Kyosho body was found on the net, from some German webshop, about 8-10 months ago. They're quite hard to find these Days as they aren't produced anymore!

I Think I paid about 60 Euro total for the Kyosho body, and now I'm cutting it all up to pieces.... Embarassed But, the Gunze VW was very cheap, so the total cost for this build will stay below €100 I hope siffle (not counting the cost for paint that is.... beaurk! )
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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 21:12

Yes, please open a blog, that's what I did to show my Euro Fords (Escorts, Capris, Cortinas...). It's really easy, you just have to start a new post in the blog section, & then you can publish whatever you want (even non-automotive subjects) oui .

It's often a problem with small production kits : they become rare rapidly & they cost a lot of money...
I had the same dilemna with my Escort RS1800 : the kit is expensive now (fortunately, I bought mine years ago when they were plentiful & cheap), plus the aluminium wheels plus the photo-etched sheet + the custom decals for the Ford Motorsport stripes... It's a lot of money finally.

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Lun 3 Nov - 23:37

Very nice project, I've started one, I have to post it soon.
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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Mar 4 Nov - 10:06

Here's Another mockup Picture, showing the Wheels I'll be using. 19" paddle-tires in the rear and 17" desert tires on Porsche 356 Wheels up front:



Stay tuned.... :bye:


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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Mar 4 Nov - 16:32

A couple of better pic's of the Wheels:


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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Ven 7 Nov - 22:16

Done some more work to this kit today:




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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Ven 7 Nov - 23:46

crazy work for a cool mix!

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Sam 8 Nov - 9:58

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Sam 8 Nov - 18:47

Made some progress today as well. Started modifying the front suspension. Cut down the stock axle and did some minor mods and then added new shocks:



I also found a decent pair of chairs in an old Revell Chevy kit. I just cut off the headrests. They will mount on VW stock support:



Steeringwheel from my stash:

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 9 Nov - 14:46

Front axle/suspension almost finished:


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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 9 Nov - 20:33

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 9 Nov - 21:05

You are working fast, & it is more & more interesting !!!

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Dim 9 Nov - 22:15

Front end's been completed:




Also made "fake" turnsignal Arrows in the B-post:


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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Ven 14 Nov - 19:30

I just had to do Another mockup after gluing the front and fenders to the Gunze Body and this is just about what it'll look like when finished:

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MessageSujet: Re: 1957 Baja Bug Gunze/Kyosho kitbash (FINI)   Ven 14 Nov - 21:05

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A killer !!!

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