Wallys ModCast

Been Creating Model Vehicles Since 1998

Finalizing The Hippie Bus

So as most of you know I have been working on the Samba Bus (hippie bus) for my wife. Well as of today it is all finished. I put in all the windows and ended with the front windshield wipers. Over all I think this was a great kit made by Revell and I had tons if fun building and painting this one. It was a skill level 3 which made for a more interesting build. The paint job was solely decided by my wife to how she wanted it. This kit said not to glue the roof down onto the body, but I could not get it to stay attached. So I did lightly glue it down. I am a little disappointed in the art work on the side of the body. The paint did not stay as nice as I would have hoped but what can you do but try. I did look all over for a good set of hippie style decals to use but could not find them anywhere.

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November 13, 2011 Posted by | In The WorkShop | Leave a comment

Going all natural

Hello again,

As of right now I currently have one project in the workshop. After making more than enough models for myself I decided to ask my wife if there was anything she would like? I really should have known what she was going to say, ” A Hippie Bus”. Long story short I have been working on a Samba “hippie” Bus.  The kit is a level 3 Revell and actually went together pretty well. Decided to go with a two tone Gloss white and Pearl Purple. I did have a little trouble with the hippie symbols as I could nit find suitable decals for this one. As of tonight all I have left is to put in the windows and attach the windshield wipers. We can get down to the nitty gritty on the next one out of the box.

November 12, 2011 Posted by | In The WorkShop | Leave a comment