Model: 58452: Sand Scorcher
Status: Project
Date: 21-Dec-2010
Comments: 94
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As a different twist on the Sand Scorcher, I decided to do a 'Van Scorcher'. Took a VW Bus body from Maisto and graft it to a Sand Scorcher chassis. There's an internal cage, interior and other detail bits. Probably keep noodling here and there with details but it's pretty much completed. Thanks for looking!!!












Comments

Basket Case

21-Dec-2010

Fantastic, I love it!! Genius idea.

slimmy

21-Dec-2010

This is awesome! I have never seen something like this. I love the body and I really like the scale engine. Very nice. Well done

Franklin

21-Dec-2010

Thanks! I will update as I get more done-it's been a fun build!

thor69

21-Dec-2010

That's really great.

tamiyaonebay

21-Dec-2010

Wow, that's super cool! I think it would look really good with back tires that were the same as those front ones.

freyahel

21-Dec-2010

excellent !

Singleseven

21-Dec-2010

Well that's a first; Quality! An undercover scorcher; reminds me of the Cannonball Run...

henrikw

21-Dec-2010

wow! amazing, very cool!

trf_414_m2

21-Dec-2010

Awesome look of the rear end... Wide paddle tyres, exposed engine... Cool!!!!!!

zulu69

21-Dec-2010

Great idea.! I wouls change the rear wheels but otherwise is a fantastic project.!

Steffen

21-Dec-2010

Golden!

Kokuzu

21-Dec-2010

This thing is cool. I like the body and have bought the maisto kit as well. Very nice work....

brendogs

21-Dec-2010

wow man what great idear top modeling work looks ace brill love it into my favs its goes have fun

revor

21-Dec-2010

Yeah...Sweet! Definitely a favorite.

southy

21-Dec-2010

Awsome work, That looks so cool. I'm not sure if you plan on running it but action shots of that on the sand would be unreal.

Tamiya Monkey

21-Dec-2010

hey that looks really good, cant wait to see the detailing when its done, but great start.

Minicooper 35

21-Dec-2010

So cool!

SRB Bloke

21-Dec-2010

Not sure how well it will handle, but I really like it. Engine bay and exhausts are nice. The cage and interior look superb. Can't wait to see more..

supergreg

21-Dec-2010

This is very good work on the body, but to be honest I'm not a fan of the wheel offset. Also I would love to see a pic of the cars front.

pcw 064

21-Dec-2010

This is the coolest Scorcher I ever saw.No risk to be re-realise .Great work.

Jim the wookie

21-Dec-2010

very cool off to the favourites with you

Dam 10

21-Dec-2010

That is cool... Great detail.

TIXX74

21-Dec-2010

It was my original idea but then i changed my mind cause of the different wheel width so i changed project. Nice Maisto samba you have! I like it very much color and details.Please subscribe your bus in the Samba Sig
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butters623

21-Dec-2010

amazing looking schorcher id love a vw camper ';]

Dirbee

21-Dec-2010

Looks sooo cool. I love the little detail and that backend!! How 'bout a shot of the front?

Dante77

21-Dec-2010

Now way!! This is the coolest car I've seen in a long time! Awesome job, into my favs. Please post more pics of this as it evolves.

Jacko Boy

21-Dec-2010

this i awesome mate, love it

yellowscott

21-Dec-2010

This looks fantastic!! Good work.

Helge

21-Dec-2010

Hell YEAR!!! What a ride! LOVE it. Is it a Maisto-static-kit? To nice!

mr alan

21-Dec-2010

Thats cool!

JWeston

21-Dec-2010

looks fantastic

Swarm

21-Dec-2010

Lovely VW Combi van !!!

BeetleOne

21-Dec-2010

Amazing Job, Wow!! Love it !!

Stickman

21-Dec-2010

Amazing looking Splitty! Love it

Fernado Alonso

21-Dec-2010

Wow very cool
It seems to be a perfect fit
Looks pretty scale now only try to fit some front rims and tires at the back
Great idea .
Cheers Alex

jeffy

21-Dec-2010

Forget beach buggy thats one awesome 'BEAST BUGGY'

Franklin

21-Dec-2010

Thanks again everyone! To answer, the body is from a 1/10th Maisto RC Samba. They are still available on ebay.

gr2fltp

21-Dec-2010

On the face of it, it shouldn't work, but it does and very well This is what makes the hobby interesting new slants on well established bases/chassis's

thebicyclejungle

21-Dec-2010

Brillant!! Cant wait to see it finished n running. Love the color too.

Frank Lux

21-Dec-2010

Hmmmm, upper Cool!!!!!

delux

21-Dec-2010

So cool! They did this sort of thing to busses back in the 70's. Can't wait to see it done and tearing up the sand..

CASE1

21-Dec-2010

wow, this is just too nice! I really like the old music machine attachment and the overall look, great project!

rizzo rat

21-Dec-2010

This is Awesome! What a grand looking van, love the paint and the rag top. Radiolooks wicked.

JB86BruiserBoy

21-Dec-2010

Awesome!!! That is really cool!!! Love it!!!

gozone

21-Dec-2010

THIS is crazy! I love it alot! Reminds me of the 1/24 Monogram 'Baja Beast' model kit.

Great work sofar.

Cheers..
Michael

Skottoman

21-Dec-2010

That is so cool! WHY oh why doesn't Tamiya release kits like this? You've done a great job on it. I'd be afraid to drive it!

Chicago Bob

21-Dec-2010

A TC classic! Great work!

neobrunox

21-Dec-2010

I like the idea for the Van Scorcher, it looks great, nice details too

mrmtodd

21-Dec-2010

Wow, that is pretty cool and unique! I like all the little details you've added.

wannabehornetbaja

21-Dec-2010

Im thinking that needs a wild willy figure at the wheel.
Great model!

hobbyteam

21-Dec-2010

Very very nice VW bus.This was the car i learned how to drive back when i was 15 years old.Really cool

technical.burP

21-Dec-2010

Nice on but the rears are too big.

f2g78

21-Dec-2010

fantastic !!!!
but where is the Surfboard ???

koenc

21-Dec-2010

I love this! fantastic idea!

beetleman

21-Dec-2010

Awesome! Is it diecast? How did you get the wheelbase to fit proper? And I would use padlas in the front as well.

Capsule

21-Dec-2010

woooh, sweet ride! Nice details too. Is it a plastic or steel body?
Capsule

karooha MB

21-Dec-2010

That is awesome. Great look. A pair of RC4WD Desert Kings on the rear would look good. Where did you find the body?

killerkip

21-Dec-2010

Looks cool!

mongoose1983

21-Dec-2010

Never seen one like this before. Looks very very good!

Casper171072

21-Dec-2010

That is awsome!!!!!!!!! that is one of the best things ive seen for a long time I love it, it should be a future kit for sure

LamboDave

21-Dec-2010

That's one cool looking VW. Great Engine details, and love the full interior. How does it handle in the corners ? (Top heavy ?)

axemandavva

21-Dec-2010

That is very awesome. The body is a great find.

Dephcon5

21-Dec-2010

Love that exhaust!

Jammer

21-Dec-2010

Looks really cool - great detail.

petercabrio

21-Dec-2010

nice one, like that a lot

Orangemeca

21-Dec-2010

HEllo,
Total delirium, I like it

Jak Rizzo

21-Dec-2010

OOOOOOOOHHHHHH YESSSSSSSS!!!
two thumbs up !

Leethal Driver

21-Dec-2010

Wicked job, I really like this.


pagedm_f350

21-Dec-2010

Very cool and original project, I like it

SMOKE-DOG

22-Dec-2010

Cool build. The interior is sweet. Nice details.

Basket Case

22-Dec-2010

Outstanding. I love it. A genius idea!!

Franklin

23-Dec-2010

Thanks everyone. I am almost done with this puppy!

Wyoming

23-Dec-2010

That is crazy cool, I've seen some detailed VW van crawlers but not a SRB. nice build!

Franklin

23-Dec-2010

Thank W-I appreciate it. I have an idea for a driver figure-then I am going to try some weathering. Been studying your weathered Scorcher build...

Fishlord

25-Dec-2010

Great idea, cool car.

caprinut

25-Dec-2010

I love this bus!!!

Franklin

31-Dec-2010

Finished-some weathering, windows, trim and a bumper added. Sorry there are no sandy areas around to take the photos at this time-lots of snow here.

schnoobs

13-Jan-2011

looks awsome, great idea!

mongoose1983

18-Jan-2011

Amazing Volkswagen!

slimmy

13-Feb-2011

This is such an awesome vehicle. You have superb taste and mad skills. Well done

Scorcher 68

4-Mar-2011

The coolest vehicle on the entire TC site!
Perfect color choice. I can't stop looking
at it. Do you run it or just spend all day
admiring it? Wow!

Franklin

4-Mar-2011

Hey- thanks for the comments! I ran it once indoors to make sure everything was working. The weather is getting better so I will have it out in the dirt pretty soon-

OCD

5-Mar-2011

Awesome Samba-Scorcher! This is a real master piece you have created and is worthy of a production kit. Would love to see more pics from your building process!

RACECRAFTERS

5-Mar-2011

Awe Maan.. I love it..! All we need now is some Janis Joplin sounds, psychadelic lights, a few babes, and an open road like Route 66 Awesome work >Franklin<

Henk4Focus

24-Mar-2011

This takes me back 30 odd years to a beach on our Kwa-Zulu Natal North coast, Sodwana bay. There where so many Combis like this running on the beach then. You even have the rust runs down exactly like I can remember them on that rear door. This is one fantastic looking build. All the accolades speaks volumes of this build.

Franklin

24-Mar-2011

Thanks very much for the kind words, all great inspiration for my next build.

ScaleXtreme

6-Apr-2011

My favorite

caprinut

7-Apr-2011

Great look of this baja bus. If you go to thesamba.com , there are several 1:1 builds there like this

Franklin

7-Apr-2011

Great feedback guys-thanks. Yes, thesamba.com-one of the places where I got inspired for this build and was also able to get a high res photo of a speedo to use on the dash. Thanks!

TIXX74

9-Apr-2011

Awesome! Proud you are joined in the club!

maquettedecox

10-Apr-2011

great job , you are a model master....

brayling

25-May-2011

Brilliant!

swedishwiking

2-Jul-2011

Da capo, DA CAPO!!!

Franklin

13-Aug-2011

Awesome feedback guys-thank you all very much!


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