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Polar Lights Scooby Doo Van

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  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Polar Lights Scooby Doo Van
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:38 PM

This is the Scooby Doo van from Polar Lights. 

This is what you get in the box.  The are a couple of different versions.  This particular version has the Scooby and Shaggy figures.  I elected not to use them in this application.  I have another idea for them.

Goes together easily.

Cool opening doors.

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:43 PM

The finished article.

One thing of note.  Do NOT install the bumpers or spare tire till you put the stickers on.  This was an easy and fun model and it always makes me say "Zoinks!" when I look at it.  That alone is worth the price.  Big Smile

 

Just keep picking away at it...

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Monday, April 09, 2018 6:36 AM

Nice recap! This kit has had some major retooling since it was first issued. Originally it had a one-piece body, no side windows, and separate wheel inserts. I'm pretty sure the rear doors and dash had to be assembled differently, too, but it's been 15 years since I built it so my memory may not be 100% accurate.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
Posted by Big Gary on Monday, April 09, 2018 9:03 AM

I never was a Scooby Doo fan but I thought his van needed to be sectioned, lowered, big wheels, big motor, wheelie bars, and custom paint. 

For NNL South, James Hart did something similar, as shown in the April 2018 Scale Auto Magazine.  He also included a big stereo in his model.

  • Member since
    January, 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, April 09, 2018 10:53 AM

Thanks Spencer and Gary for your visit and comments.  I appreciate it.  

Gary, regarding your thoughts, we are of the same mind.  I am saving the Scooby and Shaggy figures for a "modernized" Mystery Machine made from the Jimmy Flintstone Dodge van.  That's for the future, but at some point, I will get it going.

Just keep picking away at it...

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