Super clean mb
Buggy boy 73

Thank you, took a while to get there, keep an eye out I will be posting my modified MB soon, it has a very different look but very retro!
14-Oct-2013

Super clean mb
Buggy boy 73

Yeah sorry about the whiplash 😳 it's the iPhone thingy and I could not rotate the . I will put a few more up taken with a proper camera. This one is completely standard apart from a complete CRP shock brace, the chassis, gear box wheels and so on have never been run, the shell is a used one though that I stripped and painted, the trick is to spend time on the prep and don't give it too many coats of paint as it will just dull the gloss, keep an eye out as I will list a few more pictures and other stuff I have, the next one is a real eye catcher with a few mods! Thanks for looking and the comments!
14-Oct-2013

Super clean mb
Buggy boy 73

there you go, you wont need a neck brace to see these!
15-Oct-2013

The man cave ep02
bjorklo

Wow, Man Cave indeed! a great place to hide and a great collection! is the Avante an early relaese or a new one? i think i need to have a look around my loft space!
15-Oct-2013

A new take on a classic monster beetle
Buggy boy 73

thanks for the comments and i am glad you al like it, its taken a while and i have tried a few different things before i got here, but it was made to be used and it its does, but i do have a spare set of wheels incase i take it off road with my son, Gripper, it has the original gears but the final drive is fixed and has throp drive shafts, the motor is 15T and runs off an MSC although after prolonged use it does get a little warm, i also have use either 2.4ghz or the old faithful acoms APP277, i prefer the vintage stuff but its all preference. i tried to keep the 80's style with the brown colour but give it an up to date feel, it is great fun to use but as with all old stuff does need a little up keep from time to time. keep your eyes open as i have a few more to put up and i hope they will get the juices going for all who like the old school stuff, thanks to all for your comments, please keep them coming and if i can help any one please ask.
16-Oct-2013

A new take on a classic monster beetle
Buggy boy 73

good spot crash cramer, indeed it is a CRP brace, i have one on my shelf queen but i wanted to get a better angle on the rear shocks to make it a little more responsive, the rear shocks have duel spring which give it enough travel over small bumps but for those larger jumps the second stiffer spring comes in and stops the shock reaching the end of its travel and bottoming out. the front tower suports are a home made thing out of some parts i had in the shed but they are very strong, i have also put them on other models i have. the mirros are alloy and i think give it a little added detail. Thanks Again,
17-Oct-2013

Metal rear cage
Gripper

crumbs, a bit of work has gone into that, you have done well to get it on and it looks really good! where did you get the rear arms from??
17-Oct-2013

My sand scorcher with a few additions
Buggy boy 73

Lol, you could be right, I picked them up off eBay a while ago, I think they good.
17-Oct-2013

A new take on a classic monster beetle
Buggy boy 73

the mirrors were a chance find and came with a some spares I picked up of eBay so I am afraid I cant help with who made them or where you could pick up another set, shame as I would also like another set as they are very well made and made of aluminium, sorry,
18-Oct-2013

My sand scorcher with a few additions
Buggy boy 73

thanks for the comments they are appreciated, the Yeah Racing rear shocks are 55mm, they came with a load of universal fittings but I found that with a little soap and perseverance that the rubber bushes that came with the original kit fitted very well, I even used the original bolts, the bushes give just enough play to get the right angle. well worth it if you can find a set.
18-Oct-2013

Gorgeous orignal s.c, as it was built, back in the day! now sold.
Grumpy pants

Wow, nice beast, one that has always just been out of reach! I agree with myroc one of Tamiy's finest moments!
28-Oct-2013

A monster beetle for the sand!
Buggy boy 73

thanks for the comments! glad you like it just cant wait to get it on the sand to see if it copes with the soft stuff, its got a 19T motor in it for now but i am not sure its enough to keep the paddles turning! have a look at the others in my showroom, if you like this one you might like the others!
11-Nov-2013

58060 monster beetle
nish2u2

Nice touch, a lot of chrome here and a lot time taken to find the bits, nice detail on the shell! One for the shelf! I'd like to see the rear bumper when it turns up.
13-Nov-2013

Action shots of my little pajero
BeetleOne

Wow, great shots I like the 2nd pic, great action shot!!
14-Nov-2013

Brand new and never been run!
Buggy boy 73

Gents, thank you, great to get feedback, it's taken a while to get it right as I did not want to compromise the final look, and I wanted to make sure it was as genuine as possible, but I could not resist the colour! Glad you like it and another one to add to the collection!
29-Jan-2014

Brand new and never been run!
Buggy boy 73

Hey GrumpyPants, glad you like it, see you know you want one! Lol
29-Jan-2014

Ultimate monsterbeetle
BeetleKid33

A beast of a beetle, like the colour and a great idea to fit the Traxxas brushless kit, looks like a fast one!
8-Feb-2014

Land jump
Morgi74

Wow, what a beast! Great attention to detail!
11-Mar-2014

Chrome edition - sold
ipkiss

Very nice indeed, bet it looks great in the sun!! Great effort!
26-Oct-2014