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Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« on: June 29, 2022, 06:04:25 AM »
My build of the Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy (A02412V)

Having already built a Beach Buggy six-wheeler, I decided to do another but this time with four front wheels like FAB 1 from Thunderbirds, a vehicle for Lady Penelope and Parker to go undercover in.

















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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2022, 06:44:39 AM »
Nice!  The four front wheels certainly tie it into the Speed Racer universe and it looks convincing too. 
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2022, 09:03:34 AM »
FAB 2 ;D :smiley:
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2022, 11:48:00 AM »
FAB !  really need a better photo from the front of those two.

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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2022, 03:58:28 PM »
Fantastic! 

Mind you I can't imagine that Lady Penelope (or Parker) would ever be so "casually" attired!


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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2022, 02:24:21 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2022, 02:25:08 AM »
a vehicle for Lady Penelope and Parker to go undercover in.


Undercover or uncovered? ;)
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2022, 02:41:31 AM »
Thanks everybody.  :D

Undercover or uncovered? ;)

Both.  ;) I didn't think it appropriate for Parker to be wearing a chauffeur's uniform while Lady Penelope had a twin-set and Ttiara whilst they were in a Dune Buggy. I nearly dressed them like this but bottled it in the end!

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« Last Edit: June 30, 2022, 02:45:29 AM by davecov »
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #9 on: June 30, 2022, 05:26:51 PM »
Maybe you should have left Parker with his cap? ;)
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Re: Airfix 1/32 Beach Buggy - A FAB Conversion
« Reply #10 on: June 30, 2022, 06:35:14 PM »
Funny you should say that. I was going to give him some headgear and chopped the top of his head off:


In the end I thought it the wrong way to go and dug out a spare figure!

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