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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    Thank you! It actually has a pearl-coat finish. More on that soon!
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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    Over a year ago I decided to start a Street Scorcher project after finishing a Sand Scorcher build. One night I popped two Street Rover rear wheels under a Sand Scorcher body and really liked the look. I posted in the What Have You Done Today forum a little, but never started a build thread. So, here I am doing just that. I settled on the M03 chassis for the build. I've done a bit over the last year - created a custom mid section for the M03 to stretch it to a 250mm wheelbase designed a mag-mounting system for the body designed custom front wheels and rear hub caps worked on a roof scoop modified my own Shapeways-printed Sand Scorcher engine for the M03 chassis. I'll go through the build step-by-step properly, but for today this was the look that got me motivated to start this build: S2
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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    Ok... so my obsession with the Street Scorcher - other than the big fat rear tires - is the engine that will hang off the back. I've been spending a lot of time in FreeCAD modifying the original Sand Scorcher engine I made for Scorcher 32 (top of thread) The V1 model I mentioned a couple posts ago above came back from Shapeways and fit well, but I wasn't crazy about the uber long pipes I had designed... So, I cut them down a bit and glued some drywall anchor hardware to them to fatten them up... Then I painted that up and mounted it. About this time, I also decided on a two-tone gray for the body and painted that... But, the V1 motor just wasn't doing it for me, so I went back to FreeCAD. Bigger heads and new pipes - Rocket Tails - were the biggest changes for the V2 engine... I also started working on a mount that would screw to the M03 chassis with a tongue that the motor would fit on... Something to make mounting/positioning/securing easier. More on that next time. -S2
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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    Get one! Ok... So I wanted wheels with a more vintage hubcap look. I decided I could create a custom cover for the Street Rover wheel on the back and a new complete wheel for the front. Both would have a hubcap that would snap into an access hole so I could get to the axle nut. Front wheel and cap... Rear wheel cover... Front and back with hub caps in place... And all painted up... S2
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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    Thank you, sir! So, I had created another animation for my body-mount implementation. I have also been posting pictures from this build on my Instagram account and this is from there... I wanted the body mounts hidden - so, I went with some internal sleeve-type mounts in the back ...and magnets up front. I'm pretty happy with the result - and it seems to hold well while in action. S2
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    S2-G2 Street Scorcher

    So, after deciding I wanted to put Street Rover wheels under a Sand Scorcher body, I set about modifying the M03 chassis I had to fit the 250mm Scorcher wheelbase. I ended up making a new center section adapter to fit - that makes the wheelbase right about 248mm. I lucked out and got the new adapter right on my first try. The Shapeways printed adapter came out ok: And it fit (front to back, back to front, and straight inline) on the M03 chassis: Next up, making body mounts for the Scorcher body... Also this is around the time I started designing front wheels, rear hub caps, and playing around in FreeCAD with a new variation of my Sand Scorcher flat-4 engine (seen above) for the street machine... S2
  7. Couple new Willy family members at my shop... Future Willy and his year 2319 wheelie machine All my current team drivers and support crew...
  8. MJOLNIR! Perfect! H-e-a-v-y hammer.
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    Homebuilt RC car trailer

    Very cool! A trailer is on my project list. Really like what you've done so far.
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    Fast Attack....thing

    Sweet! Looking forward to watching this one.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Been a while since I posted. But - I've been enjoying updates to this thread in digest mode via email. I think I'm about ready to start a new thread for my Street Scorcher build. Anyways... When I started my Wild Willy addiction a few years back, I remember SimenSays showing me a stop action he did of a classic WW M38 build. It was amazing. This week I played around and did a stop-action myself. Rebuild of a runner/basher Wild Willy - full construction in 550 frames and just under a minute.... The Willy experts here will notice a step or two out of order - and some substitute parts (couple of my Shapeways mods included) enjoy:
  12. Hi! I recently bought a WW1 on Ebay and Willy showed up wearing a plastic face shield on his helmet. I'm relatively new to this... and had not seen this before, but thought I saw it referenced in a manual somewhere online? ... Was this part of the original kits? Or was it after-market or custom-made? The rig itself has some after-market roll-bar lighting, but otherwise seems all original and was described as a shelf-queen that only ran once or twice inside. (Plastic face-shield installed on helmet... Willy seems a little dazed) Willy's look is a bit bland and I'm going to update it a bit with those great TC instructions. He's climbed out of the rig for now for a trip to the spa. (Knock, knock... anybody in there?) I'll preserve the shield, but I'm just curious if it is some sort of rare option or piece of Willy history? Thanks for any info. I've searched for "helmet shield, glass, etc" not finding much...
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    Hill Bwilly

    So much "YES!" here. Looks great!
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    Wheelies in Valhalla! The GigaM38

    Finally got around to updating something that was bugging me about this build. The wreck that became the GigaM38 never had a radio-box cover. I've run this in the sand and partially in some water and was always freaking out about the gear inside. After losing a couple of auctions on eBay for Wild Willy chassis covers, I decided to design and print my own solution. I made a "slim line" cover that doesn't have the big box at the back (since I don't need all that room for receiver batteries and MSC gear). I'm pretty happy with the results and have printed a couple of them for my various naked WW chassis. Now I can run it a little more carefree of wet and dirt Took another glamor shot of the rig while I was at it...
  15. (Warning: if you’re not familiar with MadMax Fury Road, a lot this might sound like gibberish.) (Umm, also: You really should be familiar with that movie.) Add me to the list of those obsessed with the vehicles of MadMax… And after seeing some of the awesome recent post-apocalyptic builds (Wasteland Rover!!! Knight Customs Mad Max Scorcher!!! and OMG: War Rig!!!), I went ahead and built Willy one of those horse-mouth sleep apnea masks like Immortan Joe wears in the movie. hmmm. I may have gone overboard with the teeth. Yep... that's a lot of teeth. After Willy got his new look and started stomping around demanding things in a deeply filtered voice, I felt a serious need to make him a ride to fit his new ventilator. So, Immortan Willy is getting his own post-apocalyptic rig: the GigaM38. Here’s the inspiration for the build: Gigahorse: A very practical ride for the post-apocalypse fuel crunch. (I would so drive this to work every day if I could) I have a beater M38 chassis that I love to use as a runner that I've mentioned here. I use a couple of different wrecked bodies on it when it runs, but there was one in particular that was my biggest basket case. It was barely a body to start with – no front left fender, hood completely cracked front-to-back, all roll-cage mount points broken out, foot wells fractured across, and right-side door sill snapped top-to-bottom. A well abused used M38 to say the least… all in all, the perfect donor body Of course, I don’t have any as-purchased pics (it came with a chassis I scavenged for parts), but I do have some pics from right after Immortan Willy's Black Thumb War-Boys went wild with a rivet gun... Witness these repairs: sawed off brads and superglue make for great rivets! who needs a passing grade in metal shop? quality engineering, done right. Oooooh. that one looks good if you kinda squint your eyes. I'm running out of rivets... in any post-apocalypse welding class, that would be considered a well-formed bead. Ahhh. This promises to be a total hack job, but it is so refreshingly therapeutic. If you consider that this build would take place in a dimly lit cave somewhere in the side of a mountain Citadel, the work is mediocre!!!... and it is for a basher/runner Next up, Thinking about Immortan Willy's grotesque body and dreaming of tires and wheels in the wasteland... Stuart
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    M03 extension for Street (Sand) Scorcher

    I haven't seen an M04 personally, but I don't think so. Pics don't look like it would. But the M03, M03M, and M03L are the same chassis with different spacers for different wheelbases. It should work on any M03 variant.
  17. I've started work on an M03-based Sand Scorcher street-rod. I designed a simple M03 extension to get the wheelbase up to 248mm for my project. (Yes - I know the Scorcher is 250mm, but this is what I needed for the body to fit right) I'm gonna link below to an Instagram post where I created a short video of the new extension vs. the stock one and how it fits. Part is in my Shapeways shop... https://www.shapeways.com/product/FNJSEXCHZ/tamiya-m03-extension-for-the-sand-scorcher-body?optionId=61674003
  18. Well done! These look perfect. I'll be ordering some in my next Shapeways order!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Been playing with some of Magic2002's mini-Wild Willy stuff off of Shapeways. I've been busier on Instagram than here recently, but I wanted to share these... Apologies if a cross-post breaks any sort of etiquette (?) - but, this was the best way I could think to share the video...
  20. The back story and the build are both great! You're a genius Rob!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Been a while since I checked in. Still working on my Turbo City "Bulldog 504" build, and now the guys have put together a Motocompo for the cargo area...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Ooooh. Those are both winners. Hard choice. I'd have to alternate running both sets!
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    It's all fun and games until your buddy backs over your foot.
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Building my first Turbo City and loving it...
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    So, What Have You Done Today?

    Thanks!!! They're a little grainy because I didn't have the photo shoot lit well enough, but click these for a little higher resolution (If I'm doing this right) http://www.tcphotos.com/getuserimage.asp?t=n&id=img42077_7262016102445_1.jpg http://www.tcphotos.com/getuserimage.asp?t=n&id=img42077_7262016102445_2.jpg http://www.tcphotos.com/getuserimage.asp?t=n&id=img42077_7262016102445_3.jpg