and it's here, Airfix have finally released the Vintage classic kit re release of the Beach buggy, based of course as most Beach Buggies are, on the chassis, suspension and engine of the VW Beetle.
No rust issues on that one ever. The auto paints don't react with the plastic?My Son Harry bought himself a quick build Beetle kit, a snap together model of a 1200 beetle, not my kind of thing as it's like Lego, but on the outside, it looks like a proper model, Very handy for anyone who wants to test out a full size paint scheme on a model first, but don't want to spend time making a complex model kit.
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I agreed to spray paint the red parts of the model for him, here they are in plastic primer from a Halfords air can. I'll spray it in red auto paint gloss red when that dries.
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as ever John, right on point, I always test a piece of scrap before spraying an expensive kit. Here the red primer, top coat and then a coat of clear coat, as the primer protects the plastic from the later coats there is no reaction.The auto paints don't react with the plastic?
It took a while to find (mainly because I couldn't remember the manufacturer!) but this is what it was originally... for some reason I don't still have the box of a model I bought in the 80s 😋Very Mad Max, and there is a Beetle under all that armour.