Model: (Click to see more) 58015: Rough Rider
Status: Restored
Date: 13-Jan-2011
Comments: 66
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Hi fellas,

can't tell you how glad I am this is finally finished. It took me a very long time to collect all the parts I had in mind for this project.
The original car came from member blob1, in very good condition. I started with disassembling the car and a good clean.
The chassis came from member Helge, completed with one of the last of Rad's skid plates. The bumpers are j-mans (front) and RCChannel (rear). Wheels are again Awesome Alloys of Rads paired with Sand Blaster Jr. and Kyosho Dunlops. The exhaust came in a deal with some member I can't remember, modified to fit around the cage. The nice rear cover came from another member in a parts lot and is made of aluminum. I just painted it satin black. The car was assembled using stainless steel screws.
The paint job was kind of an experiment. I intended to spray clear orange over a very bright silver, resembling the box art paint with a modern twist. But it turned out the TS-76 mica silver I used was on the darker side, so I switched the second colour to copper. The masking of the silver parts was done using stickerbods great vinyl stickers. All finished up with several coats of clear. The decals are a mix of original, re-re and TC repros.
Hope you guys like it!



If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Ranger with zero camber mod

Comments

stickerbod

13-Jan-2011

Looks stunning, especially like the tyres on the rear

djaxy

13-Jan-2011

wow, thats a nice clean clean cleaner rough rider colors fit perfect!

berman

13-Jan-2011

love the whole package, everything you've done suits it nicely!

Skottoman

13-Jan-2011

That is super clean, and super cool looking! Love the rear tires and rear body cover! Perfect color, and so nicley vintage looking!

Dante77

13-Jan-2011

Thanks guys!

skinner2

13-Jan-2011

That is ACE , What tyres are they ?

technical.burP

13-Jan-2011

Excellent pictures, excellent finish. Very nice to watch.

Basket Case

13-Jan-2011

Wow!! that's a very sharp looking Rough rider. I Love the paint scheme. Good Job.

Dante77

13-Jan-2011

skinner2, tyres are from a vintage 1/12 scale Kyosho nitro truck.

mr alan

13-Jan-2011

Speechless......... WOW!

HOPPIN MAD 74

13-Jan-2011

Beautifully stunning, certainly got the WOW factor!!!!

Dirbee

13-Jan-2011

mmmmmm....

Doc007

13-Jan-2011

Fantastic job, love the colour sheme, rear cover (where is this from?) and rear tyres. T101 for me!

RAE56

13-Jan-2011

Very, very nice! I like the colors!

Dante77

13-Jan-2011

WOW, thanks for the nice comments!

Doc, the rear cover is a oneof handmade part. Never seen another.

Meakz1973

13-Jan-2011

I agree with everyone else, this looks killer. I especially like the vented rear cover and I personally love the camber angle on these!
Great photography too.
More motivation for me to finish my Rough Rider...only been a couple of years now!

Dante77

13-Jan-2011

Do it, its even more pleasing after such a long time!

SMOKE-DOG

13-Jan-2011

Sweet. Like the louvers in the back.

Singleseven

13-Jan-2011

Straight into my favourites. Superb!!

bfst24

13-Jan-2011

into favs.this is amazing.someone really needs to start making the rear cover,i want 4.

SRB Bloke

13-Jan-2011

That is showing off, in its best form ever. Really great work, superb mods that you've done, with some really great parts...

Dante77

13-Jan-2011

Gee, thanks again guys! I wan't sure about the colours, but now I think they were the right choice! In fact, my GF picked the copper!

BiggusDitchus

13-Jan-2011

Fantastic, loving that rear cover whoever made it should make more it looks perfect.

rizzo rat

13-Jan-2011

Man that's FIT if this lump of plastic and metal was a woman I'd ........! lol. all jokes aside great looker nice work love it.

Fernado Alonso

13-Jan-2011

Wow this thing looks wild
Nice colours and aluminium parts
And the rear tires yummy

BeetleOne

13-Jan-2011

Really beautifull !!

j-man

13-Jan-2011

Stunning !!! I agree with Doc007...and i second the TAMIYA101 it !!....
Superb car through and through...
Photos are top notch...
Well done that man !!

musashi.dk

13-Jan-2011

daaaaaaaamn!!!...same as all the other comments and then some..great choice of colors.. the mods you made fits the car like it was born this way..both thumbs up for this beauty..

Tamiyamandan

13-Jan-2011

All I can say is WOW !!!!!!

Jim the wookie

13-Jan-2011

this is awesome Christian! Just the right touches everywhere.

axemandavva

13-Jan-2011

wow, that`s a pretty special RR

Addicted2blue

13-Jan-2011

This beauty needs only one word; awesome. Love the rear cover, it's a finishing touch like the car should be build.

Moostar

13-Jan-2011

That is beautiful It's all already been said & I love the colours & the rear cover too! The tyres make a nice change too! Superb - into my Fav's for sure

TIMECMDR

13-Jan-2011

Christian, amazing work you have done there and to top it off, great pictures too. great colours and detail, one of the best restoration jobs on TC

def4x4

14-Jan-2011

Thats a Rough R for a museum, it looks exellent.

Mr duke

14-Jan-2011

WOW!!!!!!! super looking RR well done!!

taliesin

14-Jan-2011

Pure inspiration. Perfect!

VagabondStarJXF

14-Jan-2011

Very nice. I like the colour, the tyres and the rear cover aswell. Does the rear cover make the shell difficult to remove?

Retro rules!

14-Jan-2011

Truly amazing. Such a stunning looking vehicle

slimmy

14-Jan-2011

Looks really good dante. But were do you keep coming up with those dunlap tires? I have been searching every were for a set of those. Did you barrow them from your ranger? Oh, I wish I had a set.

slimmy

14-Jan-2011

That louvered rear hatch cover is really trick looking.

scollins

14-Jan-2011

This is beautiful, simply perfect. Where on earth did you find those rare Kyosho tires for the rear? Again, awesome work!

berman

14-Jan-2011

Mate, if you can get another pair of those rears, and cut the width to make them fit them front wheels, it would be even more perfect than perfect (if that's possible), love it!

Tamiya King

14-Jan-2011

Very nice. I hope my Sand Scorcher looks this good when it is done.

Dante77

14-Jan-2011

Guys, your awesome! Never got so many views and comments in such a short time. Thank you!

@Vagabondstar: I just left away the rear bracket, so its easy to remove the body.

@slimmy: No, these are not the tyres from my Ranger. I had 6 pairs NIB, now 2 left. I need one pair for a project. My source has dried out now...

@berman: I don't dare cuting them up!

ShayD

14-Jan-2011

Tremendous work, ticks every box ... Perfect 10! ...

swedishwiking

14-Jan-2011

Looks real brutal with that rear cover. A gorgeous mix of colors and details. But then again, You take good pictures. Perhaps my models could be made to look this good in the right light? Not...

Dante77

14-Jan-2011

Mattias, come over here and we'll make a photoshoot!

Tobbe70

14-Jan-2011

Christian - that car is absolutely stunning, one of the nicest RR´s I´ve ever seen and the colours and details just rock! Great job my friend!!

Dante77

14-Jan-2011

Hey Tobbe, me old pal! Thank you very much! Hope you're ok?

henrikw

14-Jan-2011

Sooo pretty! And very nice choice of colors!

tamiyaonebay

14-Jan-2011

Beautiful ride and excellent pics!

rad22rad Alloys

14-Jan-2011

Very very nice Christian, some really nice touches on this car. Thanks for fitting my alloys to this beauty !!!! Top work as usual.

howitzer71

14-Jan-2011

That's one fantastic looking buggy,love it!!! Top pic's!! Real quality work.

R.C.C

14-Jan-2011

Great work. Looks awesome.

Toykid

15-Jan-2011

Fantastic photos of a great project. Thanks for adding to the SIG

CASE1

15-Jan-2011

I think it deserves one more comment! great build!

Mattb-12778

15-Jan-2011

yeah can't agree more Perfect, Its Sharp nice work.

MetBoy

31-Jan-2011

Christian, I too am speechless, you truly have the Midas touch! It might look like copper, but obviously, it is gold. Thanks. C..

Dante77

31-Jan-2011

Wow, thank you for the nice compliment!

Dante77

17-Feb-2011

Wow, photo of the month Jan 2011 on Tamiya101.com!
Thanks to all who clicked my pic, I'm over the moon!

slimmy

24-Feb-2011

Hey christian, I just saw your picture of the month on tamiya101. Congrats my friend, you deserved it

Dante77

24-Feb-2011

Thanks, buddy!

Percymon

22-Jul-2011

Nicest RR i've seen - fantastic colour combination

pastimesteve

18-May-2012

Christian, this is FANTASTIC! I'm so sorry I missed it before. Amazing, just incredible.

Dante77

18-May-2012

Thanks for the kind words, Steve!


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