Model: (Click to see more) 58452: Sand Scorcher
Status: Project
Date: 24-Jun-2010
Comments: 47
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Well its been a while since my last update, but I just haven’t been able to find masses of time for my Scorcher project.

If the wife sees me working on it, out comes the long of DIY projects she always seems to have... So I try to sneak in to my office and pretend to work, until she hears me using the dremel....


Just recently been talking to more TC members, from all over the world, been given some great advice and wanted to take this opportunity to say “great to meet you all..”

Especially to Mike (Real Wild One) who’s really helped me out in these awkward times...


Back to my Scorcher:-

Hopefully you’ll see from the pic’s I’ve been modifying the shell some more. I finished my split rear window and spoiler, then added the roof scoop. Which was a real pain, that was the fourth one I made, I searched the house trying to find something I could use. But there was nothing I liked, so I cut loads of 1mm strips glued them together and formed shape I liked, then sanded it for ages to smooth it off. There will be oil tubes from the scoop down the middle bar in the rear window and in to the engine bay. As if it where being fed up to the scoop, cooled and then back to the engine.


Then started on the nose cone, I wanted more lights but something different from the normal spots. So I’ve tried a rally style light pod, but also decided to push the nose 3.8mm forward and 2.5mm lower. Its not finished but its about 60% done.


Then it was the wheel arches turn for a change, I cut them back for more of a Baja racer look and added inner arches front and back..


Obviously there is few places that need a little filler and a good sand before final primer, but its not too far off.


I’m working on something a bit different for the front tyres but its not perfect yet so I’ll keep that under wraps for now!?!?!?!


Please do comment on what you see, good or bad, I really do take on board what you, the experts, have to say. Ive only been back in to RC since January.


Cheers...

Its getting there..... slowly !! Nice rear !! How the nose started The 1st scoop... blooming awful.. Arches ready to be cut.

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Re-Re Sand Scorcher Project part 3 Work on the body starts

Comments

jeffy

24-Jun-2010

Coming along very nicely

slimmy

24-Jun-2010

Well bloke... I think it looks blumming fantastic! I love those rally lights on the nose. Are they really gonna light up with little bulbs and lenses? The scoop looks great and so does the spoiler. I also love the shaved paddles. Makes for a very realistic looking paddle tire. The whole thing is spectacular. I just cant believe your still gonna run her. Tell me you have changed your mind

SRB Bloke

24-Jun-2010

Cheers guys, @slimmy, already got the bulbs and lenses.... I promised my little girl a trip to the beach once its finished and I hope for some good action shots..

mikef350

24-Jun-2010

OMG!that looks awesome already mate.well done

j-man

24-Jun-2010

fantastic looking beast...will be waiting to see how this bad boy will finish up...
Beautiful !!!

SCORCHER KID

24-Jun-2010

excellent bit of work there mate,well worth the time and effort, the front looks amazing,what colour are we looking at ?

HOPPIN MAD 74

24-Jun-2010

Wow! Looking good so far cant wait to see this finished. Love the mods especially the light pods. Fantastic work, now send the missus on holiday far far away for a couple of weeks so you can crack on with this masterpiece!!!!!!

Baggey

24-Jun-2010

Bud, you have a truly amazing talent with these models. Absolutley outstanding work!

SRB Bloke

24-Jun-2010

Appreciate all your comments guys, the wife's just started looking at bermuda, blackpool is more like it..

bad andy

24-Jun-2010

excellent work! into my favorites so I can watch and learn!

musashi.dk

24-Jun-2010

love your style.outstanding work.. thats gonna be cool looking scorcher, cant wait to see more..

rad22rad Alloys

24-Jun-2010

Oh yes !!! That's more like it. Well done Steve.

Alex_037

24-Jun-2010

Wow - very nice 'rallied' up Scorcher. It looks fantastic -and it's not even finished yet!! Your attention to detail is super. The light pod is such a distinguishing feature and you've done it brilliantly. I really look forward to seeing how it all progresses. Great work.

Singleseven

24-Jun-2010

Looking good my friend . I'm no expert but if you can make the split rear window oval rather than square this would be the cherry

Tamiyamandan

24-Jun-2010

WOW...Can't wait to see it done....Looks FANTASTIC so far !!!!

SteelRat

24-Jun-2010

This really does look the business. Will be a show stopper when it's finished. Glad to hear you're going to run it too! A beauty like that needs to gather dust in the proper way, not the static way.

Mr duke

24-Jun-2010

WOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! NOW THATS LOOKS SUPER!!!! can't wait to see it finished realy like this very very Niiiiicccccceee!!!

BeetleLover

25-Jun-2010

Looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing your paint/decal scheme and how you deal with the interior!

slimmy

25-Jun-2010

Bloke, Every body tells me that the first thing to go on the newSS is the mirror's. You might want to leave them off for the beach run. Of course i think they are less than 10 bucks to buy new ones. Oh also had to say i love the inner wheel wells. great work!

Onetenth

25-Jun-2010

Amazing skills you have !!

Tyboart

25-Jun-2010

Wow...thats bad to the bone...really really nice!

Toykid

25-Jun-2010

Really shaping up into something special. Please add to the SRB Group SIG

Fernado Alonso

25-Jun-2010

This is really going somewhere
I sure like it sofar
Cheers Alex

stickerbod

25-Jun-2010

Looks the dogs danglies that, look forward to seeing it progress

Dante77

25-Jun-2010

Great work! Will follow this for sure!

steerfromtherear

25-Jun-2010

New scoop looks the best for sure. This will be very original when done, Loveing it so far Are you going to make all the lights work?

SRB Bloke

25-Jun-2010

Wow!! thanks to you all for your comments, I will be asking for lots of advice before I paint, as I'm rubbish and don't want to mess up all this work. @beetlelover I'm starting the interior next, very fiddly.. @slimmy good point, I've specifically designed everything else to allow her to roll real easy (as we know they like to do that).

flux density

25-Jun-2010

Scoop and front lamps look real cool... looking forward to the final product

Henk4Focus

25-Jun-2010

Light pods-10 out of 10. Roof scoop full marks. The rest- awesome!

sony-sonic

25-Jun-2010

Stunning work!! Very inspiring!

smoothrider

25-Jun-2010

that thing looks sick! can`t wait to see her finished. I´ll stay tuned.

Real Wild One

25-Jun-2010

Stunning! Simply stunning! Your fabrication skills are without question top drawer. You should be very proud of this work. Can't wait to see her finished.

Ram318

25-Jun-2010

Wow really looks good!!! The fabrication you guys can do on the shells is great and one way to make yours different from everyone else. Nice job cant wait to see the end result.

Gripper

25-Jun-2010

Love it, look forward to seeing this progress.

def4x4

25-Jun-2010

Awesome build so far great work! Love to see the body finished with a great paintjob! Keep up the good work, and enjoy it!

emory70

27-Jun-2010

that front end is wild. i love it. but the split window just looks weird. if you made the body more like a 'true' split, you'd really have it goin' on.

Basket Case

2-Jul-2010

My word, you have been busy!!

Connor

7-Jul-2010

Everything you have done so far with this is PERFECT! 100% attention to detail & the enthusiasm to match! Love it mate, really looking forward to the end result

karooha MB

28-Jul-2010

Awesome, I'm straight out to the hardware store for some plastic pipe tomorrow, gotta build me some of those spotlight housings. I've just picked up a project from 'purplebugsy' and I feel inspired! Great work.

Baggey

18-Sep-2010

I see what you mean by the Padlatraks now, bud that must have taken ages to do. They look really good, I recon they will grip alot better aswell. Im gonna take your advice and try it on my JPS RR. Will keep you posted. And the bug is looking fantastic, cant wait to see the finished article

casethejoint

29-Sep-2010

Fantastic! What a stunner. I'd missed this update and was about to drop you a line prodding you for more pics . Looking really good. What colours will she be ?

musashi.dk

9-Jan-2011

any updates on the project steve..i am dying to so more soon.

SRB Bloke

9-Jan-2011

I couldn't take any chances with the paint so its gone to a paint shop. But I hope to post some details of the interior soon. And different wheels and tyres..??

musashi.dk

10-Jan-2011

hmmm sounds very expensive but you got a point.

Dannie Boy

13-Feb-2011

You are a TRUE ARTIST Steve!!
I truely really like.
All the best Dan.

casethejoint

6-Apr-2011

Dude, update please . I'm guessing you haven't managed to get it in to the paint shop yet?

SRB Bloke

12-Sep-2011

Thanks for your comments @rosey can you believe I still haven't finished, nearly. Imagination and patience is all you need. Go for it and show us all how you get on.


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