The Volkswagen T1 Samba “Split Screen” van is inarguably the single most iconic car every
made: Highly desirable, highly sought after, immortalized for its camper conversions the world
over. But more than this, anyone who had ever owned one will know that the VW Camper is an
experience. Model Space had brought us a much-loved scale model, but it hadn’t quite been the
vehicle we’d known and loved, nor had it fully captured the essence of what it was to own a
Samba … until now. Luxury Model Customs’ new “Day Tripper Mod Pack” 26-piece signature
collection transforms your 1:8 scale model into the miniature replica it was meant to be, with the
‘must-have’ deluxe Mods your Samba deserves.
Each set contains all of the following;
One of the most glaring oversights with Model Space’s T1 Samba has now been corrected … the
number plates (license plates). Those provided by Model Space were completely the wrong shape
and size, made from plastic with a cheap sticker placed over the top, making a £1300 model look
like a toy.
The Day Tripper Mod Pack not only replaces these with the right shape and size, but
are made of 100% Stainless Steel, and contain a genuine vehicle registration from 1962. Included
with the plates are appropriate nuts and bolts for fitting AND a set of quality tools to assemble
them with. Replacing your old plates with these gives your Samba an instant makeover, turning a
potentially expensive model into an incredibly convincing miniature replica.
To complement the number plates we have included an actual Tax Disc (vehicle licence) at 1:8
scale, registered to the same number plates and vehicle, issued by Kent County Council in June
1962, making your model ‘road legal’ from two months prior to the trip. The Tax Disc also comes
with a Tax Disc holder to affix to your Samba’s windscreen.
To cement the Samba’s time period we also included the U.K.’s most popular newspaper in 1962;
the Daily Mirror … fully restored from an original copy, then miniaturized to 1:8 scale. Every page
is included, from articles on the death of Marilyn Monroe, to Max Mosley, the sports and TV
listings pages … you can even make out the crossword. The paper was then printed at a high
1200dpi to preserve all details on genuine newspaper paper, so you’re getting as authentic a
reproduction as can be.
To highlight how the British used their campers, we included a replica map of the West Country
(Devon and Cornwall), originally made by Geographic in 1962. Every nuance of the map was
captured and restored, then produced using the same materials and methods of the original, only
at 1:8 scale. The tabs which hold the cover to the pages are only 1mm wide at 1:8 scale, yet we
chose to duplicate this exactly, giving you a truly authentic miniature.
As a traveller during 1962 it was unlikely you wouldn’t pick up postcards on your way through
your travels, so we included those too.
Seven genuine postcards were selected from both Devon
and Cornwall that were originally printed in 1962, which we then miniaturized for inclusion with the
set, accompanied by a bespoke white paper bag (also at 1:8 scale). As well as the full-colour
laminated front, we made sure the back of the postcards were not overlooked either, therefore if
you grab a magnifying glass you will find the box for where you affix a stamp, as well as the
address and message sections on the rear of each postcard.
Travellers would also choose to affix bumper stickers onto their vehicles, so we included those as
well. In keeping with the West Country theme, you’ll find in your set; one GB decal, one Kernow
(Cornwall) decal and one Devon decal, all at 1:8 scale.
Yet travellers would also worry about the
potential of breaking down during their trips … so we covered that too. You get to choose
whether your Samba is covered by either AA or RAC membership with these high quality
authentic breakdown cover badges from 1962 to display on your model.
Nothing in this set is contemporary and meticulous detail had been attributing towards making
this a truly unique collection.
The “Day Tripper Mod Pack” signature collection is the ultimate way to commemorate our British
heritage through the iconic Volkswagen, and will undoubtedly bring your model a lot of attention.
Each inclusive item of this set has been created by VW enthusiasts over the course of four
months, people that have a long history with this vehicle. Every nuance of this set is handcrafted
and handmade using only the finest materials that are as close to the originals as possible.
of the items were cut and trimmed using an exacto knife at as little as 1/4mm in places, as the
precision required was beyond that of many machines commercially available.
We wanted to give
you more than just a mod set with this collection, we wanted to give you a work of art that brings
your model to life. Only items that are completely flawless make it into retail packaging, so rest
assured you will be receiving a high quality product.
The “Day Tripper Mod Pack” is the first in a line of mods made for Model Space’s T1 Samba
Camper by Luxury Model Customs, and is sold exclusively through us
that each set is “made to order” meaning that each set is individually made once an order is
placed, so allow around two weeks for delivery (longer if international)
You’re not just buying a product, you’re buying a piece of magic to bring your model to life and we both bring that very unique and personal service to you. when you shop with us you deal only with us, from start to finish right upto the packaging and shipping.
When you order our mods, you can be confident that every thought has gone into them from the initial design right up to to the final manufacture and packaging.
The equipment we use is of the highest quality from our form 2; 3d printer right down to the temperature-controlled soldering iron and electrical test equipment, and because electronics are involved safety is our utmost priority,all our circuit boards are tested vigorously for long periods of time before they are sent out.
Although we already make certain mods, we do customers requesting to customise certain mods which we are more than happy to do, and because we make everything ourselves quality control is very high.
You know, there should be an award for what you and Corrie are doing. You’re really breaking new ground in the modeling industry. There may be the unique modeler who can customize a kit, but you’re allowing the average modeler to have something truly special. We’ve been modeling for close to 60 years, and have never seen anything like it. The complexity, attention to detail and quality in design and materials goes so far above and beyond that we are just in awe. Kudos to those of you who are producing these outstanding mods. Hope and Mike
Chloe & Corrie
Hi, we are Chloe and Corrie, the creators of all you see here today.
Both of us have been building models for some time now, but we both realised that most models on the market seem to be in-accurate or just need that little bit of magic to make it come to life, that’s why we decided to join forces and setup this shop you see today.
We offer bespoke modifications for models of all types including those you see in our shop, we design and make all of our mods and kits ourselves from 3d printing right down to the electronics, and we can tailor our products to your individual needs. Everything you see in our shop is unique and personal and if there is something you need and we don’t have it, I’m sure we can help you.
Model Modz Ltd, Vantage London 5th Floor, Great West Road, Brentford, TW8 9AG
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