Model: (Click to see more) 58041: The Frog
Status: Project
Date: 28-Nov-2010
Comments: 23
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I really enjoyed seeing what members were doing regarding Baja Bugs on the site and though I'd give it a shot. I had an old Frog that had been laying around, so I put it to good use creating a Baja Frog Bug.


Custom engine cage made from aluminum rod. Aluminum wheel covers are from way back in the day (CRP / MRP?) and look good on the car - had just enough for all four wheel and the spare inside. Still need to finish the front skid plate / front bumper yet as well as the painting of the body. First coat is done, but I'm thinking of a cream color for the interior belt portion?


Interior is a homage to those experts (scollins, soonsie, etc.) and seems to fit the body and chassis well.


Well that's enough for now - back to the work bench, I've got a lot to finish :)

ANother Project RE-RE scorcher body set New Paint Cream color for the window area? Hand formed cage from aluminum rod Soonsie style interior Spare tire inside Hand formed styrene roll cage Driver looks worried :)

Comments

SMOKE-DOG

28-Nov-2010

That's a cool project you got going.

Stickman

29-Nov-2010

Nice work, looks great!

BeetleLover

29-Nov-2010

Really cool example Nice frog conversion and I like the color too!

Toykid

29-Nov-2010

Looking good so far. Rear cage is seemless. I can't wait to see it finished.

Skottoman

29-Nov-2010

WOW~! What an incredible job! Love the color, and the fact that you used a Frog to make this so awesome is just NUTS!

Morgi74

29-Nov-2010

That looks fantastic so far! Great work!

Fernado Alonso

29-Nov-2010

Wow Optima front shocks;P
Looking good so-far

mr alan

29-Nov-2010

Very nice project! though!

gr2fltp

29-Nov-2010

A class piece of work, best looking Frog I've seen What bronze paint did you use? Always good to see non box art shells.

giantobo

29-Nov-2010

good work...............I like it
I take some ideas for my old frog project

bfst24

29-Nov-2010

great looking bug.love the colour.i like how you have mounted the body to chassis too,gives me a few ideas

mad maz

29-Nov-2010

nice job man thats some nic cage you have made also love the roll cage

Dante77

29-Nov-2010

Love the colour! Great job! Oh, btw: You need to click the green 'add' button next to each comment to make them visible for others.

SRB Bloke

29-Nov-2010

Nice work, I do like to see a good baja project....

Holmberg

29-Nov-2010

that rear cage is sweet on there. this is an inspiration.

GUBBA

29-Nov-2010

NICE WORK MATE, KEEP IT GOING

Stan :0)

29-Nov-2010

That is amazing such a work of art love the stance of it great job )

wrightpumpkin

29-Nov-2010

Great work

mrmtodd

29-Nov-2010

Woohoo that is nice. I have a Frog Scorcher as well and it is a bit empty in the back. I have some alu rod laying around and may have a go at making a rear cage. I like the square bit that joins up the 4 bars.

def4x4

29-Nov-2010

That paint on the body is that a Tamiya paint, love it looks great. Great work also on the interior. Looking forward to the finishing result!

Toyranosaur

29-Nov-2010

Well, now, ya just gotta like this! Inspired! Seems more realistic with the colour not being what you usually see on these. Chris

buzzkill

30-Nov-2010

Thanks for all the comments. The paint is actually a Testors lacquer paint called Fire Orange. It is a very transparent color, so it was sprayed over a dark grey color primer to get the dark metallic orange color.

Gripper

30-Nov-2010

Great job.


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