Crazed Modelmaker Makes Tiny-Scale Model Of Murilee's First-Ever Hell Project

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Not long ago, I dug up some old photos of the 1958 Volkswagen Beetle that launched me on the primer-and-junkyards automotive path I've taken to get to this point. Now look what's happened!

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Yeah, you just never know where this writing thing will take you; one day you put up some photos of a car you owned in 1983, and then some Canadian builds a disturbingly accurate model of that car in what appears to be 1:zillion scale.

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Next challenge: I want to see a diorama of the junked Renault 16, with a 1:24 Charles de Gaulle weeping over it!

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Spencer_Williams
Spencer Williams

My new favorite thing about this article is that the guy made this incredible model, sends in pics, and gets headlined as "Crazed Modelmaker". It's probably a compliment coming from that saucy weekend-editing minx.

I undertook my first model car hell since '86, and while I did put the whole thing together, I couldn't be bothered to buy, let alone apply, any paint. It looks even worse than it sounds. I did put the sticker in the engine bay saying "Warning: Fan" or something like that. The point I'm slowly working toward is that it truly took a crazed modelmaker to spec that little Beetle out that well. Big respect.