Model: (Click to see more) 58452: Sand Scorcher
Status: Project
Date: 19-Feb-2012
Comments: 48
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Well it’s taken long enough, over 2 years.



But here is my Baja Scorcher; lots of you have followed my build and modificcations, thanks for all comments left so far. My Tamiya memories from the 80’s have always been strong but I only really got back into it when I found TamiyaClub.com, purely by accident.

Then Mr Tamiya re-re’s the Scorcher and there was no stopping me.

Without the friends and help I’ve gained from the club I’d never have enjoyed this build as much as I have, so THANK YOU to you ALL.



I know I’m going to forget some of you so I’ll apologise now if I do ‘sorry’ but these members really have helped me through to the finish: Real Wild One, Beetlelover, stickerbod, sturge, ShayD, Sayroll, SCORCHER KID, Rad22Rad, RA1028, j-man, gr2fltp, happy ginger71, BiggusDitchus, Basket Case, IBIFTKH, sibbet, singleseven, Wandy, steerfromtherear, Meakz1973 and many many more



I was hoping to get this to the beach for a nice set of pictures, would I have run it ?, possibly, I’m not sure. If the weather brightens up soon I might go and give it a try, but its at least an hours drive to a good bit of sand.



I’ve learnt so much through the mods on this car, especially how much I like styrene and the smell of burning rubber (some of you will know why).


The rear shelf and dummy tool box is the latest addition and a superb engine at the rear from j-man with a few mods of my own. I spent hours on that roof scoop and trying to make look great but subtle.



I could have kept on adding and adding to this project, there are so many ideas I still have, but I’ve had to stop now so I can concentrate on a new idea I’ve had for the last 8 months.



I hope your all think the wait was worth it, all comments welcome, good or bad.


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Re-Re Sand Scorcher Project part 2 rear suspension

Comments

Tjaard

19-Feb-2012

Pls stop making us feel like idiots, no more projects from you please... Brilliant job man!!

gr2fltp

19-Feb-2012

What can anyone say Steve? It looks fantastic and has inspired many of us to get on with builds and projects in one form or another It reads like an epitaph, I can feel the tears welling up but look forward to the next project however long it takes

SRB Bloke

19-Feb-2012

Thanks Guys, you're spot on Mike it is an epitaph she's going up for sale pretty soon.

neobrunox

19-Feb-2012

What a racer Sand Scorcher ! one of the bests here, congrats

Skottoman

19-Feb-2012

Amazing accomplishment. One of the best on here for sure, it's a shame you'd sell it, as I bet you'd like to see it on your shelf years from now... Really amazing work, and yes, styrene is addictive! Really incredible work. Cheers!

CASE1

19-Feb-2012

If you only knew in the eigthies you would ever build this... you would have been to proud to survive Brilliant project !

matman

19-Feb-2012

Exceptional Excellence ! .
WOW ! what a great job , looks like you can get in it & drive . ' Fantastic work '

mr alan

19-Feb-2012

It's awesome. Don't sell it mate. You'll regret it!

happy ginger71

19-Feb-2012

well thats one nice looking bug steve,a real work of art and a credit to your work.now lets see what comes next.lol

WW-nut

19-Feb-2012

Superb looking Scorcher - you're crazy if you sell it........keep it!!

SRB Bloke

19-Feb-2012

I know what you all mean about selling it, but needs must... to pay for the next one I'll probably ebay it, but if you fancy it make me an offer.

Percymon

19-Feb-2012

Best Scorcher ever ? - dunno, but its got to be up there with the best. Superb mate.

KEV THE REV

19-Feb-2012

That is one knockout Scorcher !! - looks cool in yellow / white ,very nice detailing there ,a keeper for sure

j-man

19-Feb-2012

Well Steve, you should be very proud of what you've achieved with this scorcher
2 years is a long time but nothing is ever won quickly and anyway it's the quality that always shines through in the end.
Thank's so much mate for the mention on my part's but this is more than just a sum of bit's , it has real heart and soul and i guarantee this is one of the best bespoke scorchers around.
Please don't sell it fella, nobody will love it the way you would
Take care mate and hope you carry on with your creations john

casethejoint

19-Feb-2012

Absolutely awesome. You've put your heart and soul into this and it shows! A real privilege watching this project from start to finish here on TamiyaClub (and now documented for posterity!).

Wandy

19-Feb-2012

A true work of Scorcher art, Steve! I agree with the comments below though....if at all possible you should hold on to it for a good while yet.

Road Burner

19-Feb-2012

It looks great! The roof scoop is a nice touch to top it off.

scoobybooster

19-Feb-2012

Wow! What an effort! What an amazing result!Worth it,of course,what a question Hope you find a way to keep it,mate!

MAD-BEE

19-Feb-2012

AWESOME!!!
Keep this its too special to lose!!
One of the very very best!

Great work Pal.

Basket Case

19-Feb-2012

Outstanding!! But you knew that anyway. Too many great details. I keep finding new bits that I like. Particularly good licence plates! Well done old chap. Still can't quite believe you're going to sell her.

stickerbod

19-Feb-2012

Superb Steve, nice to see it finally done

al the mot man

19-Feb-2012

Only one word needed 'WOW'

Sayroll

19-Feb-2012

2 years...that's still ok, my Bel Ray has been in the workshop for 2 and 1/2 and is not over yet. Well, the result is awesome with so many cool details to look at, and honestly, I can't believe you plan to sell it. I've sold a few bodies I painted but I would never be able to let go of something I spent so much time on. If needs must, so be it, but think about it twice please.
Thanks also for the credit though I don't really know why I deserve it. You are one of the few REAL nice guy here, I mean it. You took my problem with the Bel Ray wheels like it was your issue, and I can not thank you enough for that!

pastimesteve

19-Feb-2012

What can I say, that is just fantastic Steve! Amazing. Too bad you're selling...

steerfromtherear

19-Feb-2012

AWESOME WORK Steve, if you do sell I am sure it will be pride of place in a collection, the good thing about one off masterpieces is they out live us and get passed on for future generations to admire. make sure you get Top Dollar for it! It's worth it and more!!

SRB Bloke

19-Feb-2012

Wow thanks guys, I'm certainly feeling the pressure to keep it.. But I'll need one of you to buy my original Holiday Buggy NIB kit to do that

MAD-BEE

19-Feb-2012

NIB HB!! Why did you not say! Just sell the scorcher and keep the HB its a true vintage gem!!

Sorted!!
Can't you keep them both??

Sell your fridge and microwave!!
There must be a way!!

Great looking Scorcher!!

IBIFTKH

19-Feb-2012

She's a masterpiece Steve. Awesome is such an overused word but this truly is. Gutted for you if you have to sell though


I know, you've got two kidneys, sell one of those! Priorities mate!

RACECRAFTERS

19-Feb-2012

BRILLIANT!!!


A showpiece of great ideas, patience, craftmanship and artistry, all harmoniously blended into one of the most striking Scorchers on TC. AWESOME! creation Steve!


Sell a kidney or a nut but keep the Scorcher. Hindsite is sometimes heartbreaking..!

Ram318

19-Feb-2012

Really really super job on this one. The bug looks incredable!!!! Youve got something that you should be very proud of!!!! Put it on the shelf....

SRB Bloke

19-Feb-2012

You know what guys I can't even sell a kidney. My little boys only got one and may need one of mine in the future. Maybe the answer is a better day job.

3SPD REKR

19-Feb-2012

There's no way I would sell this unique scorcher - too much heart, soul and creative effort in this one for which you can't place a price tag. I would really like to see this bug posing with some scale paddles in some soft beach sand - that would be the best.

Jedi Master

20-Feb-2012

Awesome work, well done!

SB_Aust

20-Feb-2012

That does look ready for the Mint 400. Awesome!

dr.roberts

20-Feb-2012

Thats one great looking scorcher. awesome details and superb work. A very rare chance to see great scorchers to appear on TC.

GingerSpice

20-Feb-2012

Steve, fantastic BAJA there mate, we would all be proud to own her but you need to keep her, either start busking or get people to pay to see her and have there picture taken with her. After a two year build she is now part of the SRB family.

njmlondon

20-Feb-2012

Simply outstanding. Best Scorcher on here IMHO!

Doc007

20-Feb-2012

Simply stunning work of art - couldn't agree more with the comments below. You will get hours of enjoyment out of just looking at this car in years to come, knowing that this is your work, you own it and thousands out here wished they did - keep her and enjoy having her just as much as you did building her - Truly Inspirational - Well Done.

TIMECMDR

20-Feb-2012

Superb work and attention to detail Steve........I agree this has to be one of the best SS's on TC.... Top Stuff

SRB Bloke

20-Feb-2012

Thanks to all of you for the great feedback, I actually feel inspired to do another one now. I've snuck off work, the suns out I'm going to the beach to get some pics..

Meakz1973

20-Feb-2012

Just love it, a truly fantastic work of art is what it is Steve!
Every detail has been thought through and executed to perfection mate!
everyone has followed this build and appreciates the value you bring our TC memberships... nicely done my son!

skywhelp

21-Feb-2012

I new it was going to be a work of passion from when you first started talking about it, it has gone well beyond what I expected it to turn out like such an amazing job! I hope that one day it will find it's way back to you and that the in between owner loves it the way it deserves! It has been a real eye opener along the way, I've enjoyed every step, cheers for sharing it with us

SRB Bloke

21-Feb-2012

I'm filling up here guys Its on ebay.. There is a little giveaway that tells you I don't actually want it to sell.

def4x4

21-Feb-2012

It was worth the long wait for those 2 jears.You did an amezing job on that Scorcher, love all that great work. Sorry to hear that you gonna sell it, its such a great buggy. Meby you woudt see him again on here by another TC member. A´m restorating my second Scorcher but i hope it woudt not take 2 jears to finished like you!! Brilliant job and looking forward to your Ford Ranger project!

sgt.barnes

30-Apr-2012

Fantastic piece of work. I'am gutted for you, you had too sell it.

scollins

18-Oct-2012

I do not know how i missed this build, AWESOME! one of the very best on TC for sure, high marks to you sir!!!!!

bdamit

21-Dec-2012

I love it, you can see the hours that have been poured in.
This gives me inspiration for my Mad Bull Scorcher project....

biggamehunter

1-Jul-2013

the greatest scorcher on the planet by far !!!! INCREDIBLE


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