Model: (Click to see more) 58192: King Blackfoot
Status: Restored
Date: 19-Sep-2010
Comments: 33
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Hey guys,
I'm really glad to show you my finally finished King Blackfoot. This project took forever!
It all started with a used KBF I got cheap of the bay. As the Box art really doesn't do it for me on this one, I wanted to go custom. But first the body needed some work. It had holes drilled everywhere and some deep scratches. So I bought a new Blackfoot Extreme body, cut out the bonnet (which is different on the Extreme) and filled in the original KBF one.
I had some TS-75 Champagne Gold and TS-42 Light Gun Metal around for my Hilift Hilux which I thought would look nice here. Another color I always wanted to try was the newish TS-82 Rubber Black, which I used for the rear bed and front bumper. It really gives that rubber look! Another thing I had left and wanted to use somewhere was the 'Free Wheelin' logo from the Ford Ranger XLT. I didn't like it on my Ranger, but think it blends in nicely here. It all went on great and was sealed with several coats of TS-13 clear. As always I rushed it and the base colours started running! :-( It took me two days to repair the damage including repainting the Gun Metal and polishing the body. Still not perfect.
As the stock rollbar looks rather bland in plastic, I bought a chromed one. It was then I knew I needed more chrome!
I remembered having a chromed Re-Re Brat chassis tucked away somewhere which came to use as well as some chromed KBF wheels. As a reminiscence to the original Blackfoot as well as the Bruiser it got some Blackfoot shoes. The final touch were cheapish chrome alloy shocks with stock springs.
Tobbe, Champagne SIG opened! :-)







1 TS-82 Rubber Black

Comments

eriknyg

19-Sep-2010

Great job! It is a true beauty. Everything matches perfectly. I really like the colour.

SRB Bloke

19-Sep-2010

Its funny you mention Tobbe, I was going to say he won't be happy with you using his trademark color.. Seriously, a beautful truck great work as always. Look forward to seeing your SIG

Tobbe70

19-Sep-2010

Aoiiii - that´s great Chris! Looks wonderful and You did a superjob on this one! The lightgun matches perfectly!

djp780

19-Sep-2010

Awesome job i love how realistic it looks, great detail. Worth the effort.

Zeus&Hera

19-Sep-2010

Good job !!

mr alan

19-Sep-2010

Very very nice! Just missing a driver though...

Dam 10

19-Sep-2010

Looks better than the original, nice work....

Dante77

19-Sep-2010

Thanks guys! Might add a Driver down the line.

Toykid

19-Sep-2010

A really nice looking KBF. Best I have seen. Great job.

pastimesteve

19-Sep-2010

Gosh Chris, everything you do is fantastic! This is great, definitely one of my favorites.

Dante77

19-Sep-2010

Thank you for the very nice compliments!

Fernado Alonso

19-Sep-2010

Wow that is very nicely build

scollins

19-Sep-2010

Looksreally fresh and tidy, in a free wheelin' kinda way.

Addicted2blue

19-Sep-2010

I've got just one word, stunning

canonball

19-Sep-2010

Perfect!! very clean looking

Crash Cramer

20-Sep-2010

Very nicely done, perhaps Tamiya needs to make notice and throw this into kit form as all the parts are in their spares bin, I hope. I think the paint is about as perfect as I could ever imagine doing myself. I wish I had that chrome chassis out of personal envy, but the grey arms and chrome do great together. I will have to find some Rubber Black paint as from what I see, it looks exactly like its name. More shots of the bed when you have a chance.

mongoose1983

20-Sep-2010

Looks excellent. Nothing beats the look of the original Black Foot Firestone tires, and Tobbe's color makes it look really awesome. Great job!

Dante77

20-Sep-2010

Wow, thanks again guys! You're great!
Chris, I added a pic of the 'rubber' bed for you!

Henk4Focus

20-Sep-2010

Now I have to go back to the drawing board after seeing this one C. I'm speechless. Must be one of the best 58192's here on TC.

Dante77

20-Sep-2010

Thank you very much, mate!
CHAMPAGNE S.I.G. created: [Click here]

CASE1

20-Sep-2010

Yes, the best KCF on TC ! Really nice stock/custom mix. Beauty

def4x4

20-Sep-2010

Great work on it, love the color, are those rims from a Bruiser!!

Dante77

21-Sep-2010

Cheers guys!
Alfons, those rims are chromed King BF. They look similar to the Bruiser wheels.

tamiyaonebay

31-Oct-2010

Holy moly. That's sooo sick. Best King BF I've seen.

Dante77

31-Oct-2010

Thanks Ted! I think a KBF would be a nice additio to your great collectin, too!

zakspeed

31-Oct-2010

Just seen this - and great truck. I have a simliar project on the go but it took me an age to source the wheels which I now have (thanks to Moosey) Does look good without the front bumper

Dante77

31-Oct-2010

Cheers Simon! Lets see yours!

bfst24

3-Nov-2010

love this truck.and the colour.gonna have to spray something up now to join the sig,lol

Dante77

3-Nov-2010

Mate, you're more than welcome!

Jim the wookie

20-Nov-2010

I really like this! Top work

backtomyroots.

1-Mar-2011

Whoa, very elegant ! Not sure how I missed it though .

mongoose1983

13-Dec-2015

Again, the most beautiful KBF ever seen here in TC, or anywhere. Truly FANTASTIC.

Dante77

13-Dec-2015

Thanks, Erich!


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