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Rod T

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Hi Everyone

Got a bit sidetracked while making the Fabulous Fifities cars and made a few of the Small World Volkswagens. 
I enlarged these to 200% as I don't have 3/4 inch wheels. I guess these are now Medium World Volkswagens. They match the size of the Fab Fifties cars.
I have some 3/4 inch wheels on order, so may make some at the normal size, although they look fiddly to do at that size. 

After making the Kombi, I realised I could have done more with the interior seating as there is enough room at this bigger size. Maybe next time.

Timbers are Poplar for the light timber and Tassie Blackwood for the darker timber.
Finished with Orange Oil.
The right hand side of the Kombi looks like it has finger smears on it, but this is the grain colours in the timber. Became more pronounced when I oiled it.

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Rod T


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Rod the scaling king and Cindy the scaling queen
Looking awesome Rod
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I'm liking this build, top shelf look for sure.
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Those are AWESOME!!!!  They look great 200% and that enabled opening the windshield of the cabriolet.    I just love the wood choices and your orange oil finish, it is the best. 
Rod T

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I had another go at the Kombi Van.
This time with seats inside and a flip up door at the back.

Crazy grain in the Blackwood sides, nearly looks like a Psychodelic Surfer Van

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Love how you balance the grain pattern to match either side
Rod T

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It was 1 piece split down the middle on the bandsaw. Then through the thicknesser. As I buy this timber rough sawn, the grain is not always easily seen until I cut it down and finish to size. This piece was a nice surprise, so I made sure to make them match up.

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Nice modification and the grain works great on this. 
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Very nice.
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Looking good Rod... You guy's have this scaling stuff down for sure ... Now you just need the surf board(s) on top ready to go.

Hmmm maybe you need to turn this into the Scooby-doo van like the kids drive in the cartoon LOL

Of course not using your beautiful grained wood .... That's too good to cover up!

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