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Meyers Manx/ Dune buggy CBP

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, August 24, 2018 10:00 AM

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    November, 2004
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Posted by PatrickW on Monday, March 12, 2018 3:20 AM

Not quite a buggy but a Citroen Mehari!

 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, March 04, 2018 4:24 PM

Manx's cut out by PB and re-installed thanks to Fotki.....

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, August 05, 2017 3:44 AM

Well now Fotki powered and back in harness!

My latest twist on the Beach/Dune Buggy theme is this Monogram Li'l Van. The chrome parts were packed with the other sprues (except the glass) and were scuffed so I painted them with clear red to get the 'anodised' look! Plus adding a few more flames from my stash of Meyers Manx decals!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 3:11 PM

Well photobucket in their greed made a real mess of all this work and interest! I can imagine them just taking out the most recent, but to destroy it all, what a really evil/ greedy, bunch trying to destroy our hobby!

I've decided to talk to some web designers here in the UK and try and make our own photo posting site!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 3:12 PM

Another 1/32 Revell VW Buggy Snapkit....... Just a quick build, decals from stash, chassis metallic grey, two alloy exhausts and body clear coated.......

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, May 19, 2017 7:57 AM

And now for an Aurora 1/32 Dune Buggy. Had to scan and replicate the decals and re-print them, as the original decals to this 'older' kit fell apart when shown water!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, March 13, 2017 4:26 PM

Thanks bigkahunamenor. I'm glad that someone other than me did!

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    October, 2009
  • From: Los Angeles
Posted by bigkahunamenor on Sunday, March 05, 2017 2:43 PM

I dig it!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, February 13, 2017 5:54 AM

This is one of the crazy Hawk, Woodie on Surfari kits, so as it is sand based with it's boards an' all......................

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 4:35 PM

It's nearly a beach buggy, it's on the beach near surf in the sun......

It's an AMT Surf Woody, slightly modded.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, October 03, 2016 1:49 PM

Yes Nigel as you can see I have a thing about Manx's, well any beach buggy! Your right with the Tiki vehicle, I also noticed the mini type A Series motor. Having had two mini's in the family in the 60's & 70's!

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Sunday, October 02, 2016 1:18 PM

Wow Patrick,some bug obsession you have.Crying

 Very nice I have the tiki kit myself andwas surprised to find a 25th A series under the bonnet!Big Smile

 

Nigel.

 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:42 AM

Another buggy from me this time in 1/20th scale, the Lindberg Psychedelic Surf Buggy.

I've changed a few things, cut out the tops side panels and put in windows, and changed the front wheels and tyres as the kit ones were too big. Painted in 'Rover Metalic Green' and added my own decals.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, September 16, 2016 5:59 AM

I've now got the scissors to the tarp, to make it look more 'Factory Fitted' than just 'Thrown Over'.

My next offering on here will possibly be a Lindberg 1/20th Psychedelic Surf Buggy. Watch this space!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, September 10, 2016 11:23 AM

After taking advice, reading 'How To's' on here and watching, 'How to make a Tarp' on YouTube I made a new hood/tarp. The first one had the tarp folded under, but this one I call a 'Draped Over Tarp'..................So that the water can run off over the body.........

I also added 3 Monster decals...................

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, September 05, 2016 4:53 PM

This is my 7th Manx, made with the standard kit parts.

It looks a little military in the dullcoate 'NATO Green'. I stripped all of the chrome with oven cleaner, assembled it all in two parts, chassis with engine/gearbox and front axle and all suspension and the separate body unit with windscreen surround, bonnet, light buckets and rear light shells and then rattle can spray painted the two 'units', then when dry stuck them together.

The wheels are from an AMT '62 Chevy Bel Air kit.

  

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, August 13, 2016 3:32 AM

Well done markdoo, superb colour and finish.

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    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Sunday, August 07, 2016 2:39 PM

A couple more pics:

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

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    September, 2004
  • From: Peoria, IL
Posted by markdoo on Sunday, August 07, 2016 2:36 PM

Here's my Manx, all finished-up!

On the bench:  '63 Studebaker Avanti.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, April 03, 2016 4:33 PM

 

 

 

Here's The Tiki Hut with Ed Roth in attendance............

UPDATE

I went into the garage to play in the sand............................

Printed off a beach scene and............

A bit better in terms of staging to photo.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, April 02, 2016 3:57 PM

Here's my latest from the Revell Surfite and Tiki Hut kit. I put on larger wheels/tyres and decals to sharpen it up. I took the three kit surfboards and made some others and scratchbuilt a trailer to carry them in. I also added the kit decals on the boards and added a few more from Firebird Designs.

  

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, February 27, 2016 2:03 AM

Another recent purchase, the Revell Glitter Bug, OOB built but added multi coloured glitter!

  

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, February 22, 2016 9:49 AM

I don't know if this is classed as a buggy, but certainly a Baja Beetle, in this guise it's a Rock Crawler. Made from an R&MM Transkit, scratchbuilt chassis,rollcage and suspension, and added to large wheels with beadlocks,all terrain tyres and roof rack.

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, January 01, 2016 4:55 AM

Hi all and a very happy new year!

This is not a Manx (my favourite) but still a dune buggy. Bought off ebayUK as an 'already started' I refurbed the chassis, wheels and tyres and finding the kit decals to far gone to save added my own on the sides...........

Oh and added my own fine sand!

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 9:08 AM

Here's my latest take on my buggies, my MK18 Buggy Club Meeting.......................

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, May 23, 2015 11:19 AM

Number 7 in my list of Manx builds arrived today from Omnimodels in the USA to me in the UK. I am using this to develop a 4 seater on a standard length beetle chassis/floorpan and a possible 6 wheeler! 

I want to extend my resin casting experience with this project.

 

 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10:49 AM

This is my last one off the shelf (sob sob)!

A full report in the street machine/hot rod thread above. See through Purple clear shell.

Many mods, real alloy spun wheels, pin heads as bolts on the front wheels etc. Chrome tape all over.

 

 

I now need to think of more themes to buy some more of these Manx kits!

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Monday, May 11, 2015 4:47 PM

Lucky man to have a real Manx. I've never had the cash to buy one so I'm living the dream making these!

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