1968 VW Beetle Type 1

This is the 1/24 Scale '68 Volkswagen Beetle Plastic Model Kit from the California Wheels Series by Revell. Suitable for Ages 10 & Up.:

Revell-Monogram 1968 VW Beetle Type 1 Plastic Model Car Kit 1/24 Scale #854192
 Revell-Monogram # rmx854192
Retail $29.95  SAVE 21% !
Revell-Monogram Item # rmx854192
Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/24:
  • Length: 6-3/4 (171.45mm):
  • Width: 2-1/2 (63.5mm):
  • Height: 2-5/16 (53.73mm):
  • Skill level: 2:
  • Parts: 125:
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"Easy kit to build"
What a great easy kit to build. Upon opening the box you are greeted by the iconic VW Beetle body and a load of parts trees with minimal flash, a few beautiful chrome parts trees, and some really nice tires. The instruction manual was typical Revell booklet and easy to follow. The decal sheet was simple but had the chrome trim for the side of the car which I did not use. Reviewing the instructions shows you can build a right hand steering or a left hand steering model. Preparing the body was easy to do with very, very minimal mold lines that sand off easy enough. The motor was a bit daunting for me as I am used to building American muscle V8's or straight 6's, but once it got done it was awesome, almost a model itself. All the other parts came together in sub-assembles and when you got to that point is almost put itself together. The was by far, the easiest kit I have ever put together. There was no fitment issues whatsoever and just when it seemed like you would put together another sub-assembly, you were gluing the chassis to the body and calling it done. I HIGHLY recommend this kit and I HIGHLY recommend Hobbylinc for all you modeling needs. I have never had a problem with anything I ordered and always received prompt service, quick shipping, and excellent packaging. Order at least 2 of these kits for you will have another idea for one when you are building.

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  • Highly detailed plastic pieces molded in white and clear.:
  • Chrome plates parts and soft black tires.:
  • Detailed 1500 cc rear mounted engine with opening hood.:
  • Positional front wheels.:
  • Optional right or left hand driving positions.:
  • Waterslide decals.:
  • Illustrated instructions.:


  • Scale: 1/24:
  • Length: 6-3/4 (171.45mm):
  • Width: 2-1/2 (63.5mm):
  • Height: 2-5/16 (53.73mm):
  • Skill level: 2:
  • Parts: 125:


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"68 VW."
I like to build 68 year kits. My wife was born in 68. Easier to get the money and not another model passed her. This is a kit with many parts. Some flash and sink marks on the body. Mainly the front fenders. But the kit looks awesome. I bought 2 different kits on sale at hobbling and even with shipping it was cheaper than my local hobby store. Plus I did not have to drive 40 miles one way. Great deal, from a great supplier. Please keep up the good work. Now to find the time to start building. Think I will take the rear tires from the tee vee kit, lower this one, paint it 2 tone yellow and white. The wife was wearing yellow shorts the day we met way back in 86. I can see it now. Gonna be awesome. Great deal. Keep it up.

"You need this kit in your stash!"
roblively1982 (Cantonment, Florida)
This is a skill level 4 kit with 131 parts. It is a straight stock build, but as with any Volkswagon, you can berserk with mods, colors and turn this into anything you want. My Uncle used to check his cow herd with a VW, and that thing was indestructible and the cows were very used to it. This model is really well-engineered and went together perfectly, and I mean perfectly. The engine was a perfect masterpiece, and went together great. The instructions with few exceptions are clear and well-illustrated. Note: the emergency brake (#47) is backwards in the instructions – the handle should point forward, not aft. The colors are also reversed. The main handle is black, while the heater controls are gunmetal. Parts (#83,84) should be amber, not red. The running boards are chrome (??), but the painted up neat. AND you can have left or right-hand drive. Neat. Here is the neatest part. The fit of the entire model is really, REALLY perfect. Even the windows drop in perfectly. There are decals for engine decoration, dash instruments and the side chrome moldings. This is my first VW, but not my last. So much fun and potential!

"Outstanding Replication"
Bill Z. (Hermitage, PA)
This Revell model is designed and molded in the Country of Poland. I have just under 100 completed models in my hobby collection, and this is absolutely the best designed and molded model I have ever assembled. Each and every part fit without even the slightest pressure or modification. The detail is quite astounding. 47 years ago, I purchased a new 1969 VW Beetle the same color as the model I just completed. The details of this model are so close to the actual automobile, it makes you think you are looking at a real miniature version done by some weird act of Science. This is the only model I have constructed that has an actual headliner that is installed, and grab straps that hang over the door entries. If you decide to purchase this kit from Hobbylinc, and take your time, you will be totally pleased with what you have accomplished!


Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please kee away from children 3 years of age and younger.

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