>> Home >> Magazine >> This page

>> 500+ other articles are available in our archive

 

1976 Volkswagen Golf

n by Göran Kindlund
n English translation by Magnus Fridsell


This is my visit in the box-stock class, which means that beside materials used for surface treatment, only the kit’s contents may be used. 

My basic idea was to build an old rusty wreck. The 1976 VW Golf lent itself nicely to the idea. You can see quite many of these cars on junk yards.

The kit moulds have  been "enhanced" with excessive rust and stains. Rust blisters around doors and hatches were made using super glue sprinkled with baking soda. After painting with Humbrol paints, a wash was added around these areas using diluted rusty brown paint. The rust-dots in the paintwork were made by sprinkling powdered pastels of dark brown variety in the wet paint, then spraying further coats. When the paint was dry, a light sanding revealed the "rust". 

One of the front fenders and a door were given a different colour to illustrate replacement parts, the door itself painted in red color remaining of the automotive primer. As a sign of an ongoing restoration, the chromed stripe of the front fender was cut off, instead a row of fastening holes were drilled. 

Finally, a substantial amount of weathering was added, a little bit on the heavy side since the rust blisters that looked good to start with almost disappeared!

n


This page: 
Has been last updated:
The URL of the page is:
Downloaded at:


©  Copyright 1997-2006 by IPMS Stockholm and the Community Members. All Rights Reserved.
The layout and graphics of this site, HTML and program code are © Copyright 1997-2006 Martin Waligorski. Used by permission.

Terms of use: This site is an interactive community of enthusiasts interested in the art of scale modelling of aircraft, armor, figures, spacecraft and similar subjetcs. All material within this site is protected under copyright, and may only be reproduced for personal use. You must  contact the Author(s) and/or Editor for permission to use any material on this site for any purpose other than private use.