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Tamiya 1/35 schwimwagen
kpnuts
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 08:18 AM UTC
What you must be thinking surely this should be in armour (tut tut dont you know me by now)

This was designed by Ferdinand Porsche and I decided I would do something a little different with it (Shame it's not 1/12 how good would it look with a Porsche 934 engine powering it)

Anyway let's get my head back on track (I get so many ideas floating about in my head when I get a new model)(and they seldom have anything to do with how it should be)

So heres a pic of the box.



You may notice the price in the corner (we were at hunstanton at the weekend and in the current situation I felt obliged to support the lms)

Added some primer and tacked the body together for the first colour.





And the first colour added.







There will be another colour (in a Porsche 911 theme)
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 12:55 PM UTC
Interesting and cool project Ken, you don't play by the rules much, do you?

A high-speed Schwimmwagen, do I see a custom roll cage coming up for this one?

Cheers, D
petbat
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2020 - 03:53 PM UTC
I'm sorry Ken, but the poor Schwimm couldn't hold up to the power of that awesome blue colour... even with the STIG driving it:


You might need to slow it down with some heavy weight wheels:
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, August 10, 2020 - 01:05 AM UTC
Ken,
Just another super project that only you would think of. This does kind of remind me of the old VW Meyer's Manx that was super popular and super cheap conversion of a VW into a Dune Buggie and then so much more.


Joel
kpnuts
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 05:47 AM UTC
More work done on the schwimwagen.



petbat
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 09:07 AM UTC
1/35th scale Barbie ???
oldbean
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC
You need to put some chrome on those rims!!
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 12:46 PM UTC
Yes, diggin this!




Tank1812
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Posted: Monday, August 31, 2020 - 08:03 PM UTC
Very interesting, bold color choice. Curious to see where this goes.