Thanks, Matthew. Most kind of you. When you've got time - if poss, please - it would rather nice to see a pic in this thread of all your Pink-Kar Beetles. I know they don't belong in scratchbuilding, but they would certainly add most positively to the enthusiasm displayed by so many members thus far.
A photo or several might even encourage others to start building their own versions, which is largely why I've included a few historical pictures above.
With the old Prof supervising, progress has been hastened today. Wheel inserts, hood, windscreen, headlamps and tail-lamps all glued into place rather quickly. Just for once the epoxy, due to warm weather, is drying in the time claimed by its manufacturer.
There's just a chance I might be able to race this car during our weekly meeting on Thursday. Should be a good 'un.
"Ooh, I know, it's an absolute disgrace. She told me that the great, gormless, gorby rolled out of bed this morning at 4am, and started playing with his plastic cars. Apparently, he just sits there in his Y-fronts, drinking tea with some damnfool car going round and round and round..."
"I dunno how, or why, she puts up with it, but they reckon he's always been odd. Just sits there with a stupid grin on his face telling the cat about cars. Well, who else wants to listen?"
"I'd have ditched him years ago, but she can't claim she wasn't warned..."
My 6 Pink Kar Beetles, my favourite is the cabriolet as its charming and has a slower motor that doesn't whine like the Power Plus 1 motor in the others. I like their relaxing pace, it wouldn't be right for them to lap my track in a similar time to a LMP or Group C car. The red number 347 is a 1955 Mille Miglia car. The number 58 white car is an unlicensed version of Herbie which came with number 53 decals to replace the 58.
The roof light on the Feurwehr Beetle does light up but it's not noticeable.
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