Review -68 Volkswagen Beetle California Wheels Edition IPMS/USA Reviews — Volkswagen California

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#039;68 Volkswagen Beetle California Wheels Edition

The Beetle, officially called the Type 1 (or informally, the Volkswagen is an economy car produced by the German Volkswagen (VW) from until 2003. The need for kind of car, and its functional were formulated by Adolf leader of Nazi Germany, for a cheap, simple car to be mass-produced for the new network of his country. He contracted in 1934 to design and build it to his standards. Ferdinand Porsche and his took until 1938 to the design; one of the first rear-engine With over 21 million (21,529,464 exactly) in an air-cooled, rear-wheel drive configuration, the is the longest-running and most-manufactured car of a single platform, worldwide.

Except for trucks, jeeps and similar cars are not my usual genre of modeling since about But when IPMS offered me the to build this car model, I was to take it on. I got back from in 1971, and the VW Beetle was the first new car I so this was a nostalgia project for me. In the years I had been overseas the Army, I had missed the “summer of season, but now I had the iconic car of that I can vividly remember the delight I in that car’s workmanship and feel. In all the years I had that it never failed to start, go and Finally, it was time to upgrade to room for a growing family, but I to part with that VW. My old pal (nick named “Max” for that are not germane here) was a green version. The official of that color was “Delta which I chose to use on this kit of the light blue called for in the

When I first opened the I noticed that all the 120 or so parts in poly bags. One bag had the four vinyl tires, two bags had parts, one bag had clear parts, and the contained the parts molded in plastic. There is also a sheet included. The folks who this product put enough quality control notices you can’t help be aware the kit from Poland. The quality of the and packaging from Revell is looking for if you have an option your future buying

Washing the sprues is always one of my steps, and it gives me a chance to get with the contents of the kit. One of I noticed, which could been done differently, is the parts are not grouped numerically on the trees. Finding part #X did not that part #X+1 be nearby, or even on the same For me that was a notable irritation. there is an engineering consideration of I am not aware?

A multi-page, 19 step, instruction sheet takes you the build in English, French and There is a paint color (by name rather than any code numbers) and a parts Step-by-step construction follows parts numbers, paint and decals marked for each. I had to flip forward to see what the subassembly ought to look completed, but that is my need for The last page is a set of exterior for final decals and parts

The beginning construction steps all the engine. At each step, were labeled for painting as as decals (such as on the oil filter). If you are to apply these decals it may be to do it when instructed, because the air cooled engine doesn’t much space between components for adding decals The engine was never my strong in car ownership. I could drive the check belts, change a or the oil, but I generally stayed from the noisy part the vented hatch at the back. being said, the completed subassembly looked okay to me. The compartment cover can be hinged to the four-banger.

Fortunately for my incomplete memory, I was to find color photos of a VW Beetle for reference and a vintage manual for some additional For instance, when putting the dashboard and interior the kit’s instructions call for a silver handle” #62 above the glove box on the side. In actuality, this was a flexible piece that was in color. The kit’s instructions varied in its directions on how to paint the floors and wells. When the conflicted, I went with the manual photos. If the handbrake, kit #47 in step 8, was assembled by the instructions it be pointing backwards. Fortunately, is plenty of room to install it Also, the inside of the doors do not the usual elastic top pouches were part of the Bug’s Well represented are the brake/clutch/gas cluster, the distinctive steering the classically functional dash with the exterior color, the shift stick, and the texture of the Yet, the driver and passenger do not have the more protective backs that were by 1968, there are no seat for the back seat, and likewise are no latches on the side of the seats to lay down for back seat

The tires fit very neatly on the wheels and hubs. I think the texture is excellent and the assembled go onto the axles with trimming and fuss. In memory of I went with the black look rather than the furnished white side decals.

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From the start, I was about all the glass. Aircraft have posed some with glazing, and here was a with six big hunks of clear The first step was the washing, and a dip in Future which brought out the in the “glass.” When step #14 for putting the windows into respective openings, they turned out to be effortless to install and had a fit. I only put a bit of white in the “frame,” and each piece in with no further fuss. Tip of the hat to the kit

Take a note of the rear coloring. The piece is cast in plastic with directions to color “J” (amber turn in the middle of the lens and color “K” on the I found no color “K” enumerated in the instructions, but I guessed that signal red” ought to be there. The owner’s manual the actual coloring of the tail as amber (turn) on top, red in the center, and white (back up) on the

The kit offers some interesting such as the tire sidewalls above, two different California plate options in keeping the “California Wheels” theme, and enough, a right-hand drive set up The RHD will determine not only the for the steering wheel, the control but also the outside mirror and the location of the AM radio antenna. that in mind, most here” or “cut here” were visible except for the mirror and the antenna. So, I made my as close as references, and memory, permit. The AM antenna seemed a bit and shiny for the scale, but close

For my taste, this kit is “Recommended.” are no real difficulties in construction if the follows the instruction sheet, for a relative beginner. The look of model, both as a scale kit and as a revisit of a favorite ride, are satisfactory to me.


Thanks to Revell for the kit and to IPMS/USA for the chance to review it.

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