JeroenS Posted March 18, 2022 Share Posted March 18, 2022 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 ... Still working on a logo though. WIP here: Thanks for watching! 29 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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