Model: (Click to see more) 58023: Holiday Buggy
Status: Project
Date: 19-Sep-2010
Comments: 12
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I am not sold on the light blue roof, I think a flat black roof would look better against the dark metallic purple..... what do you think ?

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Nazdreg

19-Sep-2010

Hmm... crappy photos, I'll come up with some others.

mr alan

19-Sep-2010

I think it looks pretty cool!

Fernado Alonso

19-Sep-2010

Nice holiday buggy
I like the blue roof
Cheers Alex

Fernado Alonso

19-Sep-2010

Nice holiday buggy
I like the blue roof
Cheers Alex

SRB Bloke

19-Sep-2010

Surely thats not an HB the wheels are under the arches..??!!

Dam 10

19-Sep-2010

It does look a bit odd..... but nice original car...

gozone

19-Sep-2010

I think a light sand or tan colour would be perfect for the dark paint.

Cheers..
Michael

eriknyg

19-Sep-2010

Black should be a better choice. Or perhaps a grey or yellow roof will do?

Nazdreg

19-Sep-2010

My thoughts were to keep it similar to boxart colors, but let the colors be metallic.
The base color is a dark metal blue, roof is light metal blue - the light blue and yellow stickers have to be masked and rattle canned in.
I also like the idea of a tan top as gozone suggested.

@SRB Bloke: I never knew that there were knockoffs, the front wheels are flush with the arches, and the rear tires stick out approx. 5mm.
The Chassis and Body both say 'Tamiya RC 1/10 Holiday Buggy'

mongoose1983

20-Sep-2010

Keep those colors, mate. They're both, good and correct. Once you put the original decals (will you?) the colors will start to look much better. I like it as it is. The body of the Holiday Buggy was not made to be painted, so I do believe you did a good job with your example.
Anyway, here's the original car and its specs: [Click here]

Crash Cramer

20-Sep-2010

I wonder how a charcoal grey might work??

Nazdreg

20-Sep-2010

I painted the body because I had to repair a lot of cracks and missing fender corners, so painting the body was the only option if I wanted t look nice. Was a little nervous when someone reported the paint flaking off, but this sits pretty well.
I looked at the yellow/blue decals and they don't really match the paint, so I will try to copy those stripes with paint instead. The decals you see on the model are some of the ones I could salvage from it - If I screw it up I think it will get a Tan paint scheme instead.
Thanks for the inputs guys, I really appreciate it.


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