Standard split
2009-03-26T20:57:13Z
Rather nice 1949 model Beetle at www.grandprixlegends.com...oon-1949-Black-1-12.html 

It looks as though it has working semaphores :d

Nice model but they probably used an incorrectly restored car as a reference as there are inaccuracies, indicator stalk on steering column is one for example.
The front bumper appears to be on upside down too :?

Over £154, so rather pricey, but would look nice in your display cabinet 😎
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Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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GKL 7
2009-03-26T21:14:14Z
YUCK! IT'S SHINEY:wink:
Standard split
2009-03-26T21:35:22Z
Maybe they'll bring out a Standard model :wink:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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harveypj
2009-03-26T23:05:20Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

YUCK! IT'S SHINEY:wink:



:lol: :lol:
Stock......the new custom
Bengt H
2009-03-26T23:28:26Z
Vent windows in doors, chrome around windows, no this is not for mee.....
I have to stick to my scale 1-1 -49 :lol::lol:
Standard split
2009-03-27T09:00:03Z
With inaccuracies such as the vent windows in the doors (52-53 split) and chrome trim around windows (51 onwards) I wonder how they arrive at the conclusion that this is a 49 model :?

With all the trouble and expense of tooling up to produce a model such as this you'd think they'd find a good original car to work from. I'd have been happy to supply pictures of my 49 for this, as I expect many owners would :d
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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pre67vw
2009-03-27T09:18:26Z
I suspect they've re-used a later model and changed the back window...
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
Standard split
2009-03-27T09:55:10Z
pre67vw wrote:

I suspect they've re-used a later model and changed the back window...



Nah, I think they've used the back half of a zwitter model Beetle shell and built it into an earlier model shell and used the zwitter's doors and 'screen trim – a bit of a Frankensplit model :lol:

Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
pre67vw
2009-03-27T11:47:37Z
Nah, it's a complete new shell on it :lol:
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
48REME
2009-03-27T11:50:14Z
Don't like it at all...The proportions are weird, the side window and door window are too fat and flat. Also, why do toy manufacturers never get the wheels right?
This one has tyres which seem too fat. Vitesse, Century and Minichamps didn't get the wheel profile and proportions quite right. For me, even though there were loads of other mistakes on them, the best wheels were on the RIO models. The dome and size of the hubcaps were spot on rather than the little blob you usually get with others. I am very fussy with my toys!:twisted:
Standard split
2009-03-27T12:58:01Z
pre67vw wrote:

Nah, it's a complete new shell on it :lol:



I'm sure there's a join through the roof 😳
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
Standard split
2009-03-27T14:10:13Z
48REME wrote:

Don't like it at all...The proportions are weird, the side window and door window are too fat and flat. Also, why do toy manufacturers never get the wheels right?
This one has tyres which seem too fat. Vitesse, Century and Minichamps didn't get the wheel profile and proportions quite right. For me, even though there were loads of other mistakes on them, the best wheels were on the RIO models. The dome and size of the hubcaps were spot on rather than the little blob you usually get with others. I am very fussy with my toys!:twisted:



At this sort of scale you'd think it could be very accurate though.

But then even the model presented to Mr Hitler didn't look too perfect :evil:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
48REME
2009-03-27T14:47:11Z
Standard split wrote:



At this sort of scale you'd think it could be very accurate though.



True! and those quarter lights and chrome trims around windows! What a scandal!:evil:
Standard split
2009-03-27T18:51:58Z
At last – a model of Rattletrap:lol: (well it's a good mix of years, it's black and has a split rear window) :twisted:
Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
The great Rattletrap debate: http://forums.pre67vw.co...aspx?g=posts&t=16378 
stu
2009-03-27T22:42:13Z
£154 for that deformed peice of shite lol, as already said it just looks wrong, thats what i hate about models, seldom do they ever look right
Sunroof53
2009-03-28T14:18:34Z
Standard split wrote:



Nah, I think they've used the back half of a zwitter model Beetle shell and built it into an earlier model shell and used the zwitter's doors and 'screen trim – a bit of a Frankensplit model :lol:





Now its my turn to use the wagging finger[-x 😳 . :d

That model looks like something i found in a Cornflake packet a few years ago.
Standard split
2009-03-30T13:27:02Z
Sunroof53 wrote:



Now its my turn to use the wagging finger[-x 😳 . :d

Quote:




Ouch :!:


Rattletrap – the Volkswagen Beetle that has covered an incredible mileage equivalent to over 35 times around the planet :omg:
Running nifty since 1950… the King of Volkswagens:beer: Why not make friends with this famous little VW – he's on facebook!
:d
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