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Old 03-12-2009, 01:37 PM   #16
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Awww man....that's kick-ass

Now all you need is some wheels that are closer to the real thing.

Just a little helpful hint for the future.....whatever tape you used to mask for the stripes, you should put them in the fridge for an hour or two before putting them down. The tape will come off the roll alot cleaner and seal better, so as not to allow the paint to bleed like it did. I find the parma and tamiya masking tapes responds to this procedure the best.

Again great job man!
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:53 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the tips and advice everyone, especially snoopyrc! Here's some pics of the finished item... It's really fun to play with, because it's rear wheel drive it'll do doughnuts & if you go backwards, turn and go forwards will do 180's













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Old 03-22-2009, 02:22 PM   #18
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VERY NICE. Don't know if the Herbie thing was just a passing interest but if you're a fellow VW fan, check out Kamtec's early oval window body for the Tamiya mini chassis. www.kamtec.co.uk
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Old 03-22-2009, 06:07 PM   #19
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Very nice. I got one of the last M02-Ls in like 2001 and painted the body with the same Toga White paint that I have for touch up paint for my 1969 Beetle. People always dig it when the toy beetle is in the back seat at car shows!!! Way cool!!!!!
I have 2 M0-4Ls one painted red to run on carpet, the other will be a copy of an EMPI Inch Pincher 2 drag car from the 60's to never be run. Some day....
I'll work on posting some pics.....when I get the car out of storage.

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Good job BertieBeetle! It looks great. I hope you enjoy it for a long time.
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That looks GREAT...love a good-looking scale build! But the wiring...zipties are your friend!!

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looks great! the power of tamiya =]

p.s. can't wait till my m01 gets here! gonna convert it to a m02 =]
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:39 PM   #23
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Evoracer - Thanks! I couldn't find anything on that website yet, I think it's still under construction. I'd be interested in checking it out, I've owned Beetles in the past but now own a Camper, the Beetle in the pictures is my girlfriend's


Matt Sunderlage - Wow, you'll have to message me some pics when you've done that. I very much like the idea of the Inch Pincher replica that'll be really cool, I've seen a lot of pictures of the real one thanks for the comment!


Thanks for the comments too snoopyrc, flatspunout & LATC3!! As an alarm & cctv engineer I like twisting individual strands of alarm cable to bunch small wires together, easy to untie if needbe and look neat, well in alarm panels anyway lol
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lol, thats sick
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Awwwwesome job dude

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Old 03-28-2009, 09:23 AM   #26
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cheers guys! i want a blitzer beetle now too but best keep saving for a house
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:35 PM   #27
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I've started having some problems
I've lost a lot of range and when it gets more than 10-15 foot away it starts doing it's own thing, i don't even need to be touching the transmitter and it'll shoot forwards randomly and keep going to a while. if i watch the car the wheels and car twitch like it has interferance but i've recharged all batteries and it persists. any ideas? is it the reciever?
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