VW Type 3 (1500) Notchback Resin

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VW Type 3 (1500) Notchback Resin

  • Finally one off my biggest dreams in the model world can be realised.
    A Type 3 Notchback in 1/24 - 1/25 scale !

    2 weeks ago I found this resin cast at a show in Västeraas, Sweden.
    I bought it from Hans Kihlen (Modelpularn). Kihlen originally purchased it from Juha Airo that told him that it where made by another finish guy called Tapani Rauramo. It has only been produced in a reduced number of casts.

    My plan is to build it as a California Looker.
    In the eighties I was into aircooled VW´s in 1/1 scale.
    I will seek inspiration to this build from that time era.
    To complete the project I will use parts from my Tamiya, Hasegawa and Revell VW and Porsche "junk" boxes.

    Here is some pics off the resin body;







    More pictures to follow
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  • More pictures taken at my workshop;





    Thanks for looking.
  • It feels nice to know you are happy with the Notchback. I realized it would probably just collect dust around here anyway. I'm not that much of a VW freak. Good luck with your project, it will be interesting to see what you make of it!!
    Modellpularn - Hans Kihlén "Jeezz, what a night".............. Toad in American Graffiti after the street race http://s14.photobucket.com/albums/a316/Modellpularn/
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by modellpularn

    It feels nice to know you are happy with the Notchback. I realized it would probably just collect dust around here anyway. I'm not that much of a VW freak. Good luck with your project, it will be interesting to see what you make of it!!


    Thank you Hans.

    Hopefully we will meet up at BUCK late october (?)
    This time we will be there early, to catch up some more social talk.
    It was kind off stressful in Västeraas because off our late arival due to the excaust problems on Gerts 1/1 car.

    Unfortunately Gert can not attemp to BUCK. He is on vacation on that time.
  • Eric good luck for the continuation
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by Lorenzoo

    Eric good luck for the continuation


    Thanks I will keep you updated on this one.
  • Oooooooooo one of my favourite Dubs ever, very very nice, can't wait to see what you make of it!
  • This is actually the resin body that Perry's resin have been promising for quite a while now. The master was sent over from Finland, but sadly it hasn't been available yet. Any words on this proces`? Will it happen at all? I know the Finns are doubtful and disappointed........
    You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
  • QUOTE: Originally posted by Slabbedask

    This is actually the resin body that Perry's resin have been promising for quite a while now. The master was sent over from Finland, but sadly it hasn't been available yet. Any words on this proces`? Will it happen at all? I know the Finns are doubtful and disappointed........


    Interesting information, you got there.
    Since I started this post, I have received loads off e-mails regarding where people can buy these body´s.

    Maybe there will be a solution for this in the future.

    Keep your fingers crossed.

  • Well hopefully I'll be able to post pictures up of the finished master early next week. Tapari Rauramo made the original master as a body only. He did send door pads, dash, and bumpers along as well, but that leaves too much to be scratch built. Finding the time to do all the finish work has been like pulling teeth, but we're on it now. I needed to add a lot to make it a kit. It's being done so that you can use the Herbie kit, or the Tamiya as a donor. I think the Fujimi may work too, but I haven't tried it. The Type III will be released November 19th at the NNL North in Detriot. If your in the area drop by. It was a great show last year, and a good time was had by all. First year show had over 700 models on the table, and it looks like it will go by that this year.
    Randy Frost
    Perry's Resin
    Randy at Perry's "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schulz
  • That's great news, Randy!
    I know I'm not alone in wanting to get my hands on a copy of this one. When will it be available for sale for those of us who can't attend the NNL North? Will it be available online?
    Thanks!
    So much plastic, so little time...
  • It will be on-line as soon as Tapari's get shipped out.
    Randy
    http://www.perrysresin.com/
    Randy at Perry's "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia." Charles Schulz
  • Awesome.
    Who would not want one of those.
    My favorite Vee Wee.
    Now if you could get some BRM wide 5 wheels.
    Herb Deeks used to make some.
    Anyone know where BRM wheels for VW could be found in 1/24
    Doug R
  • Oooohhh!!!
    Finally some pictures of the Type 3 that we have heard so much about.
    That looks really nice and I will have to get at least a handfull of these.

    I got one of the Maisto die casts on Monday and it is not at all that good but I will make that as a first anyway.

    Doug: I think if you send Slabbedask a mail/message he may have some info on where to get BRMsWink
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  • QUOTE: Originally posted by the dog

    Well hopefully I'll be able to post pictures up of the finished master early next week. Tapari Rauramo made the original master as a body only. He did send door pads, dash, and bumpers along as well, but that leaves too much to be scratch built. Finding the time to do all the finish work has been like pulling teeth, but we're on it now. I needed to add a lot to make it a kit. It's being done so that you can use the Herbie kit, or the Tamiya as a donor. I think the Fujimi may work too, but I haven't tried it. The Type III will be released November 19th at the NNL North in Detriot. If your in the area drop by. It was a great show last year, and a good time was had by all. First year show had over 700 models on the table, and it looks like it will go by that this year.
    Randy Frost




    That IS really great news!! I was hoping that the rumours I heard was just a bit pessimistic, and that this baby would really happen. I do appreciate the work involved in preparing masters for casting, as I've done a bit of the stuff my self. And that's only smaller parts, can't imagine what's involved with a full body....
    I'll be waiting for this, like a child as December is ticking on to Christmas.....
    I hope that someone will announce it on this forum as soooooon as this is available for shipping....Tongue
    Perry's Resin
    You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/