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Hi all, I started this one immediately after finishing the Camper because I really wanted to have one of these little buses in the cabinet, next to my large scale Samba. I went for a quick build, glueing the side and rear doors shut and painting the rear door window as a panel. I wanted to have a go at faded paint and for a first attempt I'm quite happy with it. The base colour is Tamiya XF-23 Light Blue, over which I sprayed XF-2 White mixed with the Light Blue in a couple of shades. I like the effect, though the contrast is not very high because of the already light base colour. I think it's a good VW colour for this bus. I sprayed Vallejo Satin Varnish on top. 

 

In a couple of places I rubbed the paint with low grit sanding paper to create the somewhat darker spots. And that's basically it. At first I wanted to add some rust and dirt and such but I rather like the way it is now and adding rust would have changed the overall look quite a bit. I'll do that on the next one I build, because for sure that's going to happen. This is a very enjoyable kit to build and I'm falling more in love with these buses each time. 

 

So there you have it. The lettering is my own fictitious company name. "Dordt" is short for "Dordrecht" so I thought that's appropriate. This name will be on all my truck / workhorse builds from now on. I even went as far as registering a domain https://www.van-dordt.nl :whistle: ... Still working on a logo though. 

 

WIP here: 

 

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Thanks for watching!

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That's another cracking build Jeroen, I really like the finish, lovely work! And how you can do that in a week is beyond me - takes me that long to think about opening the box! 

 

Keith

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It looks "lived-in" but cared for. I love the faded patchy paint job. I had a Vauxhall Corsa with a finish like that, but in red!

 

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5 hours ago, keefr22 said:

That's another cracking build Jeroen, I really like the finish, lovely work! And how you can do that in a week is beyond me - takes me that long to think about opening the box! 

 

Keith

Thanks Keith, it was indeed a quick build. I may try one for the next Blitz Build! Also, a nice shiny build takes a lot more time!

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3 hours ago, psdavidson said:

It looks "lived-in" but cared for. I love the faded patchy paint job. I had a Vauxhall Corsa with a finish like that, but in red!

 

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I think the non metallic red paint is famous for the patchy, faded look!

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I can't believe you got that done in a week, if I get 10 pieces attached in a week I think I'm doing really well and that only happens when they've mostly been painted beforehand. It also looks really good too, definitely doesn't show that it was built so quickly.

 

Hoping mine comes together as well as this.

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Excellent, it looks like it's ready to drive off to the next job!

I've yet to be bold enough to weathering myself.

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That is so smart looking. Particularly the matt effect paintwork. Much better than a gloss for this type of era. Wonderfull 👍

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