|Project by Bodger||posted 12-12-2009 11:15 PM||3103 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
I put this together a few years ago for a local school production of “We Will Rock You” the Queen musical. OK it’s not piece of furniture etc but we love it (it has feelings).
The frame/skeleton is 1/2” ply and laid over with 4mm hard board.
It’s around 4/5ths scale and is just the front , side and roof. The headlight is a real 60’s unit off a Morris Mini and the one remaining indicator is off a Series 3 Landrover. The bumper (Fender) is made from telecoms ducting and other bits of poly pipe.
The thing that really makes it work is the paint job. The idea was to make it look like a something from the very distant past. I think the play is set a couple of hundred years in the future although in reality it would be a miracle if any abandoned VW would be more than a lumpy stain on the ground after that mount of time in the elements.
It sat in our Garage in bits for a year until I finally decided that it would be better as a den for the kids. So that is what it is now. It will probably last a couple of years if I can remember to splash some sort of preservative over it now and again. Or unless someone from the Tate Modern fancy’s putting in a bid. From time to time we get a knock on the door from passing VW restorer types who gingerly ask what we are planning to do with the old splitty.
Now the real project would be to build all four sides, a floor, chassis, a liitle electric motor and a…
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