‘All makes work for the working man to do . . . ‘
Having wiped blood away and applied bandages after building Mrs Grumpy's new wood store (the latest fad) I'll try to answer your question. Airfix/Revell kits are all excellent quality so please buy one that appeals to you.
For a further £15 Pendle do a complete PCS chassis kit, which couldn't be easier to build. I'm shortly to start a new Porsche and, if it's any help, I can easily post a step-by-step guide to construction. Please shout. This thread has a Beetle building guide from page 56.
Having acquired all the bits, the next stage is to buy your wife a new pair of shoes. It softens the blow when you get glue on the dining table, and paint on walls in the kitchen...
Incidentally, if Mrs Grumpy starts reading this Forum, I'll probably ring for two ambulances. I'll be off to A&E with severe bruising in one, and Mrs Grumpy will be conveyed to the local Nonsense Palace for a spell of residential healing in the other...
You better make sure you clean paint stripe from Mrs Grumpy's feline friend as, if memory serves, French Skunks can easily mistake accidentally identified cats, leading to unwanted amorous advances and ultimately all kinds of mayhem!!Back to sq rt one. Bit of a catastrophe - again. Paint drying well in bright sunshine. Mrs Grumpy's cat jumps up with friendly greeting, and swishes her tail along the Beetle's left flank...
"Why has the cat got grey paint on her tail?" barked Mrs Grumpy with an accusatorial baritone in her voice.
"It's this autumn's fashion along the catwalks of Paris," I replied. "All very Jean-Paul Gaultier, apparently, dear lady."
."You total bl**dy stupid imbecile..." she proffered in retort.
I smiled, seraphically, and wondered how many words there are in English beginning with 'eff'...
Ah well, start again. View attachment 282002
Hi Martin,PS: could you please make some recommendations based upon your knowledge and experience on likely kits for conversion (Airfix?) as I would be interested in giving one (or more) a go.
Like new! I agree Blue looks nice and its good for a change 😉Ready to roll again next Thursday. View attachment 282200 View attachment 282201 View attachment 282202
Amen to that Laurence 😉That's an impressive bit of damage, Daniel, for only two laps...
Back to 356 Porsches.
Have some doubts about the performance of the said VWs Laurence.What a start to the new week. Another battle at the village shop with confused locals struggling to spot the difference between a loaf of bread and the Daily Telegraph...
The greatest school of human endurance, and if that wasn't bad enough, I arrived home to discover that Bela Bartok is this week's Composer Of The Week on BBC Radio 3! Scheesch, what a pointless and discordant racket.
All better now, though. The latest Beetle exceeds expectation. Bits lubricated, tyres sanded and off it went. Maiden laps a sheer pleasure. Can't wait to race it on Thursday. Hurrah. View attachment 282277 View attachment 282278 View attachment 282279