Model: (Click to see more) 58050: Wild One
Status: Runner
Date: 3-Feb-2011
Comments: 18
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It's time to reveal this beauty to you all.


I took more time to collect all the parts then to make it come together, but it's done.


Most parts are new or from other compatible kits, but the most important ones are used. Namely the tub and cage. Again thanks to member Moostar who sold them, plus a few extra's, to me for a very friendly price. This is really where it all started. And I took a big risk dying the cage, but it worked out perfectly




Special parts in this WildOne are:


- The Frog Gearbox (completely new, ordered in separate parts)


- Universal driveshafts (no popping shafts on this one)


- Frog wheeladapters to fit all sorts of modern hex-wheels


- Tamiya 101BK ESC


- Rubber shielded ball bearings throughout


- Hard steel Robinson Racing pinion




The parts that were to hard or to expensive to get, were homemade, or adapted from existing other parts. Like the front-gearbox mounts, the shocks (Losi MiniRockcrawler), the roof ! (check out the thread at the bottom iff your interested). The last thing I only just added was the antenna. Made a fitting little alloy mount for it.




Finished it all of with a FAV bonnet and interior, Scorcher driver's head, Willy's arms and NOS bottle (in this case more a fire-extinguisher) some lightbuckets from Axial and decals mainly from a couple of Parma decal sheets. Great Decals those, can recommend them to anyone. Still not entirely sure about the decals on the bonnet, I prefer one or two big one's on there and have some on order, so that might still change




About driving this great little buggy, because driven it will be. One word comes to mind: Awesome. I've had two quick spins and one longer session and it just floats. The suspension set-up is so perfect is just soaks up everything it encounters. It is actually more fun driving 2wd. Takes more steermanship (is that a correct word?):D




Anyway, I had a great time building this and love the way it came together. I will definitely admit that I was inspired by the awesome jellow Wild One that was made by Biggus Ditchus, but I allways knew I would one day own One. It was legendary then and it is legendary now.



1 1 1 1 Doug loves his ride too... 1 That black dyed cage works a treat 1 1 Waiting in line with the Buggy Champ... 1 Closing up on driver Doug... 1 Getting late... 1

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
Wild One project - cont. (part 6)

Comments

ShayD

3-Feb-2011

Great build ... love picture 3 and the driver's got real character ...

SRB Bloke

3-Feb-2011

Its been really great watching you create this amazing looking buggy. Superb job all round, I love the sound of this suspension, bring on the vids

MAD-BEE

3-Feb-2011

EXCELLENT JOB!!! Thats very nice indeed! Great detail.

Singleseven

3-Feb-2011

I really enjoyed following this one since the FAV was my first RC back in the 80's. Great project and thanks for sharing. This one is going into my favourites

Singleseven

3-Feb-2011

Oh...just realised it's not a FAV!!! Still great project all the same

Retro rules!

3-Feb-2011

Wow, what a nice looking wild one. Love the choice of wheels and paint scheme. This model soooo has to be rereleased.

SMOKE-DOG

3-Feb-2011

Nice work and good eye for detail.

Moostar

3-Feb-2011

Fantastic Work Dirk! That was put together in double quick time & great to see finished now! I love the movie too! I'm going to have to try & copy the suspension setup, sorry. You have certainly inspired me to start on mine now

Moostar

3-Feb-2011

Fantastic Work Dirk! That was put together in double quick time & great to see finished now! I love the movie too! I'm going to have to try & copy the suspension setup, sorry. You have certainly inspired me to start on mine now

hot rod

3-Feb-2011

Truelly stunning.... i have 3 F.A.V's and one wild one and none have yet turned a wheel , admit one fav is new build and un-painted so never will but one fav is a mix and match of new and old parts and you have ispired me to get it finished so i can get out and have fun like you!! good work

Mad Ax

3-Feb-2011

What a fantastic-looking buggy, and congrats on a project well-finished. Awesome scale appearance and I'm really glad to hear it performs as well as it looks! Excellent stuff.

SHY69

3-Feb-2011

Very cool & original!

Dirbee

3-Feb-2011

Guys, it's so nice to get such great comments. Sure makes it worth it. I was a bit worried for comments on sacrilege etc. On the other hand I wouldn't give a .... anyway. I made this car with a lot of joy and love for a classic, used Tamiya screws only and didn't alter any of the original parts. This could pretty easily be turned into a true Wild One, iff I would ever want to. But I don't. I wanted a runner and I think iff the chassis and cage wouldn't have been second hand I would probably have been to scared to run it anyway. Thanks again guys. Really great

slimmy

4-Feb-2011

Dirbee! You did an outstanding job on this. It Looks awesome. I love the tires! Those lights look awesome as well. Really dig this one. Well done.

jeekelemental

4-Feb-2011

Watching this pics I hope in a re-re!

Sideways-King

4-Feb-2011

The Wild One and FAV are my favourite scale Tamiya's. I think nothing beats them for scale realism straight from the box. This build is top, in my favourites to access it when I want

the-way

4-Feb-2011

Really nice indeed

def4x4

4-Feb-2011

Looks very great Dirk, love all the great work what you have done on this Wild One. Love the look of the driver also and that wheel /tire combo is fantastic. I really like your video too, love to see how you dryving and filming together at the same time!


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