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General Category => Cars, Trucks, and Other Vehicles => Topic started by: Carlo on September 20, 2016, 12:34:49 PM



Title: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Carlo on September 20, 2016, 12:34:49 PM
   My new project is a Vespa Scooter. Again, working in 1" scale (1:12 ratio), I mix-n-matched parts to make one scooter I liked, from a bunch of cheapo die-cast scooters (5) on eBay. They actually were very accurate renditions, but lacked serious detail and finish.
   I disassembled, cleaned up the castings, and stripped all the paint. Then I repainted and reassembled the scooter. After that, it was research online, a lot of detail work, making most of my own parts. The engine was the biggest challenge and, of course, the most rewarding to complete. Some light weathering is still to be added, but I'm now happy with the Vespa.   Once again, more photos and details on my blog...  http://www/carloscalemodels.blogspot.com
Carlo


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: finescalerr on September 20, 2016, 12:47:32 PM
Satisfactory. -- Russ


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Ray Dunakin on September 20, 2016, 09:46:49 PM
Looks sharp!


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Lawton Maner on September 21, 2016, 03:33:56 PM
Can't wait to see the Flying Nun.


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Carlo on September 21, 2016, 07:46:43 PM
Lawton - Huh?  Nuns?
I don't get it.
Carlo


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Lawton Maner on September 22, 2016, 10:45:39 AM
1960's American TV show starring Sally Field.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Hua7m6wQuw


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: finescalerr on September 22, 2016, 12:53:26 PM
Sally Field was my next door neighbor. Her stepdad was Jock Mahoney (Range Rider, Yancey Derringer, Tarzan Goes To India). And her half-sister, Princess Mahoney, was even prettier than Sally. By the way, both were down to earth and anything but snobbish or stuck up. -- Russ


Title: Re: Vespa Scooter
Post by: Carlo on September 22, 2016, 01:09:12 PM
Oh!  Now I remember...
Carlo