Model: (Click to see more) 58452: Sand Scorcher
Status: Runner
Date: 28-Apr-2011
Comments: 28
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My first hard body paint jobs, it was going just to be plain blue, but the force took it to a new direction. Quite pleased with the result. Home made mirrors stinger, fitted a bench seat and Sulu and Bones, just a little dust n rust. laminated no. plates, replacement wiper. Brat wheels and tyres as I run it in the rough at quite slow speeds and the extra clearance helps. I do hit the gas every so often. Its got a sports tuned and a 3700 hump pack so fast enough for me and good run times normally do two packs as its so much fun. Has a Radshape chassis, since the pics has a RC Channel sus kit but I used the original rear cage. Just looking at it makes me smile.

It was one of the early models with the wrong cage and blue bag, big thanks to Stella who sent out the correct one a.s.a.p. I got a pair the others waiting in the wings.

Hope you like it, all comments welcome.

Warning! fantasy back story alert!

Bones and Sulu get separated in a transporter malfunction, an alternate earth after the zombie apocalypse but before the rise of the machines. Find an old bug from one old lady who had a thing for pimp my ride hence the clear lenses. Now destined to travel the planet looking for the rest of the party on contact from enterprise.


I told you you were going the wrong way end of a good day its gotta have a nod to the big T he pulled up a bit close home made wiper after loosing one at the beach vw plate Are you seeing what I'm seeing?

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
beaches

Comments

pastimesteve

28-Apr-2011

GREAT scorcher, fun back story, and nice pictures! I've got to get me one of these, but keep putting it off.

Singleseven

28-Apr-2011

Very nice detailing skywhelp! Let's see the other scorcher too

karooha MB

29-Apr-2011

Excellent bug, and a great peint job. I like the simple straight look. Nice touches!

skywhelp

29-Apr-2011

Thanks guys. I've got to get some more pics of the other one, its real story is stranger than its fantasy one, more of that later.

the-way

29-Apr-2011

Photo #2 is great, it looks come out from a movie Really nice scorcher!!

7.2inchdriver

29-Apr-2011

Very cool, great detailing.

Tyboart

29-Apr-2011

Love your Bug...great stuff...really dig the color and detail..like looking at a kodachrome..lol

SteelRat

29-Apr-2011

Dammit I'm a doctor not a Baja Racer! Very nicely done. I'm with the others in that I love the simple paint job, but attention to the detailing. Pic 4 looks almost 1:1

gr2fltp

29-Apr-2011

Could you do more of the story

skywhelp

29-Apr-2011

Thanks so much, glad you like it. None of it would be possible with out this TC. It was the first time I tried to drive and take pics, and I have not taken many since school and that was old film slrs. I have a few more beach shots when I tried to get it in motion, if anyone wants to see, I can put up at weekend.

BeetleOne

29-Apr-2011

That is a great painting job! Love it! Very nice start for your showroom! Very nice pictures also!

def4x4

30-Apr-2011

Great start of your showroom with a beautiful looking Scorcher. Great color and love the weathering details, i really like weathering, (see some of my builds in my showroom) You have a great eye for good pictures. Love to see more of your builds.

skywhelp

2-May-2011

Thanks again you're making me blush. I had a look in your showroom def4x4 so many of your builds I have admired before and some new ones. I remember builds more than builders names my brains wired like that. It helps to look in a showroom to get the name to a builder, I normally just look at builds as they come along on the homepage. I then looked in all your showrooms like a stalker, lol, getting such positive comments from builders I admire has really made my day cheers guys.

brayling

11-May-2011

love your rusty bug, especially round the window sills, the vdub plate is wicked I want one! inspiring work.
looking forward to your next project if there is one?

brayling

11-May-2011

Sulu and bones have traveled back in time to drive a scorcher on the beech, 'No Scottie don't beam us up we are having to much fun!'

mor10retro

12-May-2011

Nice weathering and pictures.

scorcherboy77

13-May-2011

...amazing work! ...love the window details!

SRB Bloke

21-May-2011

Loving those roosters...
you can't beat a good beach shot, well done on driving and taking pics at same time. I can't do it. Great scorcher

skywhelp

21-May-2011

Thanks again all, must have been beginners luck Just got my SRB Bloke 315s their outstanding, you're a diamond geezer, thanks for going above and beyond for me. I'll get them on this one when I get back

MAD-BEE

9-Aug-2011

HOW COOL!!!!

karooha MB

10-Aug-2011

Perfect. thanks for adding to the SIG

skywhelp

10-Aug-2011

my pleasure, my friend, thanks for the sig, it's like it's found it's destiny good to be a proud member of the spread love crew.

karooha MB

10-Aug-2011

Pic 1 and Pic 4 are superb. The depth of focus is great. I like shooting from a distance and zooming in tight, it gives good scale to the scenery. I really like the finish you've got, a funky matt.

axemandavva

11-Aug-2011

Thats some great detailing on the bodywork - I wouldn`t even know where to start with trying to finish a car like that

skywhelp

11-Aug-2011

thanks guys, @ these just don't stop giving back in the fun stakes, from even before i open the box! makes me happy to take pics of them looking scale, i was over the moon with the way the paint came out, even put some of the 'grime' on with my fingers! so glad you like it.
@ axemandavva details have always appealed to me since i was a kid. seems a bit mad as you can't see them when running, but when there at home i often look at them close up and it makes me happy. i don't have to worry about crashes as it just gets a new rust spot, takes the stress out of running

Assi74

12-Feb-2012

Wow, it´s like full real! Very nice work!!

BigDuke

21-Feb-2013

Love the coat hanger aerial on this. I remember people doing this years ago. Great Scorcher. These are great fun on the beach.

scorcherboy77

19-Feb-2014

sooooooooooooooooooooo cool! ...congrats and lot's of respect!!


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