Jim Whalen builds an automotive icon and improves the engine on Revell’s classic 1/24 VW transporter

Revell’s multi-piece body was in stark contrast to Hasegawa’s simple singlepiece moulding and gave much latitude when displaying the interior, but was tricky to assemble.
Replicas and Miniatures’ replacement resin engine parts fitted well, although they were 1/25 scale items.

Volkswagen’s Type 2/T1 has become a cult vehicle; photos of them appear on all manner of merchandising and it has long had an association with hippy lifestyles as well as the camping and surfing community.

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