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Projekt:VW Bus / 80% is done, Painting... / Nov.18

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by sheeper, 11 Aug 2006.

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Which color is the best for this project ?

Poll closed 13 Aug 2006.
  1. Red

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  2. Blue

    7 vote(s)
    22.6%
  3. Green (Lime, Matrix)

    10 vote(s)
    32.3%
  4. Green (Original)

    6 vote(s)
    19.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. sheeper

    sheeper New Member

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    Project : Bus (a temporary name) ()

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    Wassup everyone. So I decided to start my first project log in Bit-Tech forums. This is not my first mod ,but my earlier mods were, how can I say… Hmmmm… not In a good shape….
    I must apologize for my English. I am from Lithuania and English is not my first language, so be lenient.

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    Story:
    I am a big fan of classic cars. I like most of the classic cars, from American muscle, to European Austin Mini, Fiat 500d, Jaguar C,E,D type and so on. But my favourites are works of Porsche family. These are famous VW Kaefer (bug), Porsche 356, 550-Spyder and many others. It’s a pitty ,but these models aren’t very good for modding. But there is one cars, which is almost perfect in it’s shape, has an impesive history and a soul of a classic car. It’s a VW Bus. Flower Power !!!! (I’m not hippie)

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    It’s hard to find another car with such history and spirit. It’s hippies, surfing…

    If you want know more about these cars, visit:

    www.thesamba.com www.classicvws.com

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    I have chosen this subject, because:
    1. I don’t have money for a classic car, what is why I will try to give it’s spirit for my computer…
    2. I cant say that I like rust modds and modds then trying to make as nasty and disgraceful as they can. IMHO, modding should be nice to look and bring smile to your face, instead of making you to trow yourself up. And I hope that this mod will be so.

    A few sketches for a start:

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    http://www.saugykla.com/view.php?img=ca60ac3c9dc9287e5cc2ff5a6201945a

    These sketches are very temporal, because I now I have a lot of orther ideas,, which will change the look, but I hope ,that in the end it should look something like these sketches.
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    So, the case. This is an old fujitsu siemens case. It’s Atx. I bought it for 7 euros. But this case isint so old like it looks. It has a rack for hdd and case opens without screws. So I’m quite pleased with it.

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    Works:

    I started works fom front panel. I decided that it is worthless to use so much putty (I think it is called that) and I wanted to round the shape, so I glued a piece of plexi.

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    Next work – window(s):

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    Dremel wasn’t scary for this case, so I had to use a fretsaw:

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  2. sheeper

    sheeper New Member

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    Need help !!! Which colour is the best ? I will be very grateful for advice.

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    Quite interesting purchase – solar powered light. I will use it to lighten a VW logo in a front. I newe so anything solar powered in modding, so this is quite unique…

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    Small update with front panel. As you saw, it is made from two parts:

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  3. sheeper

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    Few, small updates:

    I continue working with front panel :

    After a first layer of putty and primer:

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    Sanding of an side wall:

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  4. sheeper

    sheeper New Member

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    Small updates:

    Start of making trims :

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    A few pictures of upcoming molding. I will use a 3mm tube for it.:


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    And again, front panel:
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    Sanding :

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    Primer, to show failings. :

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    A few pictures of a whole case:

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    This is all for today I wait for your criticism and most important advices.

    For a bigger work-log, visit http://www.modding.lt/forumas/showthread.php?p=30623#post30623 , everything in Lithuanian :)
     
  5. Stwongbad

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    All that today? That was alot acomplished in one day you should give yourself a pat on the back. Great idea and style into this mod especially the windows!
     
  6. sheeper

    sheeper New Member

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    No no, not in one day :hehe: I started aloust a week ago, but i wasn't sure that mod will be good enough for bit-tech forum :).
     
  7. Al_Cap0wnage

    Al_Cap0wnage New Member

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    I recon the best colour would either be...


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    But make sure you do it nice and glossy :hehe:

    Its looking really nice so far. And VERY original.
     
  8. Klekkus

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    It's a very nice and original project you got going ;) I would prefer the red color.
     
  9. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    to be true hippy, just paint it brown and then get out your paint pens and see how many leaves and colours you can draw all over it....
     
  10. jokkos

    jokkos too busy to mod *sigh*

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    I like the concept, curious to see how it will end up.

    Try to take a color that stands out, like the red.
     
  11. tm36usa

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    Sweet Mod! My entire family has loved VW and Almost everycar we have is made by VW (except for a pickup truck as the old VW Rabbit truck rusted away :waah: )

    I cant wait to see more from you, keep it up! :thumb:
     
  12. sheeper

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    Thank you all for opinion's. I appreciate that very muh.

    As there were many opinions about colors, i made a poll. Please, vote.
     
  13. Noni

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    For me its red.

    Lime green- Ummm, nice but wont stand out as much

    Blue- Overdone in cases im afraid :(!

    Normal Green- UGH!

    Red- Nice powerfull in your face colour! Go for it! GREAT work!
     
  14. UnkleRosco

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    Like the idea, really like those vw's...

    Whatever colour u pant it make sure its a flat pastel colour...

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  15. sheeper

    sheeper New Member

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    These pastel colours look nice when they are in 3D, but in reality i am not so sure about that, becouse they do not sparkle so much. At least i think so. But on the orther hand these colours are original of VW Bus.
     
  16. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    A nice dull red will look best imho.
     
  17. Fr4nk

    Fr4nk Tyrannosaurus Alan !

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    I love the Idea and it's looking great, you need to get some wheels on it. :D
     
  18. ViPPeR_666

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    This is the best colour if want to do some real classic! :thumb:

    ~Cheers~

    Keep going! This is going to be awesome!
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  19. sheeper

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    Thank you all for support and advices. :clap:


    I'm thinking about that ,but i'm not sure about the materials. I could do them from plexi and then lighten them, or i can buy four small wheels, and then paint how i want... Maybe anyone else have a better idea ? I'm keen to hear it.

    Yeah. This is original and this is classic, but i'm not so sure about the exlusivity of this color. It can be quite dull... Poll will show it :D
     
  20. hydro_electric_655

    hydro_electric_655 Dremelly Dude

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    Yay my red is pulling towards and into blue at the moment. Go light dull deep red.
     

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