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1:43 SCHUCO T2a RAPUNZEL

Post by rolandrat » Mon Aug 02, 2010 2:06 pm

As one might know I have a weakness for EVWs which underwent a change.

Therefore (and because I have a weakness for hippie Buses, too) I recently acquired this lovely SCHUCO model, an eBay find in my neighbourhood, ltd. ed. 1,000 pcs.

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The original, a former Krankenwagen, is a promotion vehicle for RAPUNZEL natural food company.

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The name rings a bell? You might be acquainted with the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Rapunzel'. The protagonist's name translates 'lamb's lettuce'.

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Post by Dubmatix » Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:27 pm

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair....or let's have a look at the other side to see if it has a fold out step?! :D Interesting original and nicely done model!

I like the retained ambulance coloured wheels, bumper and roof(?) it fits well with the groovy paint job.

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Post by rolandrat » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:35 pm

That's right!

The look at the other side of the pigtailed gal doesn't reveal a fold out step though.


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Post by rolandrat » Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:08 am

This one obviously was the inspiring example ...


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Post by Dubmatix » Wed Aug 04, 2010 6:00 pm

I think we need a hippy bus thread :D

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Post by rolandrat » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:36 am

Why not? No EVW theme but the heck with it!

I'd like to add this '79 Bus (a real Bus i.e. Type 22, not 'just' a Kombi i.e. Type 23) which belongs to my mate Klaus.


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About 10 years ago he painted it together with his little daughter Mona. In the meantime she's cruising in it herself! :D

The Bus seems familiar to you? It's well-known from the Vanfest poster and the VW Camper Cookbook. Due to some MOT welding overpaintings and new inspirations the Bus' appearance changed a little bit in the meantime though:


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Yin & Yang etc. The 'H' for 'Haltestelle', however, is the official German bus stop sign


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Note contemporary stickers. 'Wer ist Tüff' = 'who's TÜV' spoofes the MOT (recently passed it)


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Where's that bird?


Last week the Bus was an eye catcher at a grammar school fest with a hippie theme. They provided contemporary rags and used it as a background for photos. Despite or because the bad weather ('Reminds me of Woodstock!' - an elderly teacher) it was a great atmosphere. :D

Let the good times roll!

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Post by rolandrat » Fri Aug 06, 2010 1:35 pm

Got in contact with RAPUNZEL and they told me, that their T2a wasn't a Krankenwagen!

It's rather a former Swiss Army supply vehicle which was only used within the barracks. Hence the good condition. The original orange (!) colour has been painted over by a friendly artist.

Hard to believe, they maybe are mixing up something?

RAPUNZEL namely used to have several Buses in the last decades; there even was a T1 Samba which has been scrapped one day due to rust problems ... :cry:

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Re: 1:43 SCHUCO T2a RAPUNZEL

Post by Dubmatix » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:33 pm

Originally orange? Odd...
I've made a Hippy bus thread to continue this one...and copied all this across. I'll leave this here as it is relevant to the models area... 8-)

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