Thought you guys might like some pics of the Hasegawa 1:24 Volkswagen pickup.
This is an absolutely gorgeous kit. Not cheap, but a real pleasure to build.
It just falls together, what do you expect from hasegawa though?
I wanted mine to be a Midwest farms runaround. Rough around the edges, but much loved.
Started the paintwork stage after adding some rust holes, dents and dings to the plastic bodyshell.
Then begins the REALLY fun part, breathing some life into the little fella. First up, a basecoat of Tamiya flat earth, IJN brown, NATO brown and a splash of orange for giggles.
Next up, a coat of testors dullcote, followed by a sprinkling of salt and a squirt or two of hairspray in the usual manner.
Colors used are RAF blue darkened by 5% , and luftwaffe blue lightened by 20%
A pre, post and block shade are used in both colors, to break them up. Subtly, because this effect is all to often overdone, in my eyes.
Interior followed, using vallejo leather for the bench seat, faded with desert yellow.
Wheels were given the hairspray, and topped with white.
Wash off all the salt and Goo,and let the rust commence! Warm water and a soft brush do the trick.
Ok, on to the details. The bumpers were given the same treatment as the wheels. Chromework is stippled with MEK and vallejo orange and choc. Brown. I beat up one side of the truck, and painted a replacement panel with a faded green stripe.
All details in the back are scratchbuilt. A water pump in concrete with a cracked pipe, a water trough, some extra pipe, and a sheet of ply . Some hand tools made from sprue finish the scene., there is an old POP bottle discarded in the trough.
I might add at this point, that I reset the rear suspension to show the weight of the cast iron pump and its concrete footing.
Pretty much done now. Some old farming mags on the seat, and a patch of filler on the RH side door, and my usual graphite rub on top of the fold down sides and cab roof .
Plenty of localized airbrush detail work to represent scratches and finger/ hand prints around the doors, as well as some more fadework to the paint. All straightforward stuff, but with constantly checking prototype photos.
hope you like her. What a great kit, and infinitely adaptable for gn15.
In Rust, I Trust.