Model: (Click to see more) 58500: Sand Rover 2011
Status: New built
Date: 23-Sep-2012
Comments: 29
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Had to have a try at one of these. My goal was to keep it cheap and simple, yet I kept on messing with it. I actually tried to paint it plated gold, but the paint completely failed, and I had to strip the body! Total mess, was able to salvage it! :) Mods ----> 540 motor - Oil shocks in front - Scorcher tail lights - Axial front lights - Black styrene chassis sides to hide gap/wires - Black painted motor - Rear grab bar - Side mirrors - Modified fedora hats - 'Murph' the Passenger - Bling necklaces - and a BOOMIN' STEREO with 2 subwoofers! :D


Rico and Murph posing in their ride. Sportin' bling chains. Posing amongst the flowers. Can see the styrene black chassis side. Grab bar for Murph. Scorcher tail lights and black painted motor. No GAP! Metallic black and classic Fedoras. Ready to cruise for chicks. JL audio subwoofers, and Murph's necklace.

Comments

LylesTV

23-Sep-2012

Really like this !! great job mate very cool buggy.

mor10retro

23-Sep-2012

I really like the looks of this black sandrover. The black paint looks awesome together with the silver rims. Driver and passenger is very cool and I like the details. Nice work!

Wyoming

23-Sep-2012

They look ready to cruise the Jersey Shore funny stuff I like the different look, makes me want to dust mine off and run it again

Grastens

23-Sep-2012

Now THAT is a 'Street Rover!'

Great-looking buggy with awesome details!

steman

23-Sep-2012

omg thats so cool mate

carbonman

23-Sep-2012

Very cool! Love the drivers

the-way

23-Sep-2012

Nice Sand Rover, I like the way how you did it!

Toykid

23-Sep-2012

The Fedora/s are awesome Very original custom and the rear SS lights are a great touch. Lets see it running in the sand/dirt!

Gruntfuggly

23-Sep-2012

Ready to cruise for chicks? I reckon these two look like a couple to me... 8-) Great looking buggy though... top work on the subs and the chassis sides!

Old_School_Sang

23-Sep-2012

I really like the black body and grey wheels combination. Love the details you put in with the lights on the hood and scorcher tail lights. The driver and passenger figures looks amazing!

TIMECMDR

23-Sep-2012

Awesome!!! great detailing as always mate...loving the JL's too.....Took me back to my youth!! I think I still have a pair of old school 12W6's and some Phoenix Gold M50's knocking around somewhere!!!!

schnoobs

24-Sep-2012

Looks good, I really like the black paint job.

ShayD

24-Sep-2012

Nice mods Skottoman ... I like the bass bins ... ...

stickerbod

24-Sep-2012

Looks great, very mean and moody

CASE1

24-Sep-2012

hahaha: they are so funny! Very cool build

mrmtodd

24-Sep-2012

Very Original! I had a 12W6 in a hot-hatch back in the day, and loved it! You've got my vote for best use of plastic kit bearings Well done!

mtbkym01

24-Sep-2012

Classic Skottoman touches here, great work....again

MadInventor

24-Sep-2012

That looks great. I wish I had your patience and attention to detail. It's surprising how long it takes to add all those finishing touches though.

ChrisHix

24-Sep-2012

Are the grey stardish wheels a Tamiya part or did you paint them?

Skottoman

24-Sep-2012

Thanks guys! I really was trying to keep it simple here, yet I have a hard time doing just that. The wheels are painted. Actually they were painted silver, and then when I clear coated them, they turned grey, but left the lettering on the wheels silver highlighted. Turned out pretty cool, but was not what I initially intended. Really hard to get the tires off these rims though!

sunnyjai

24-Sep-2012

That's cool! Tamiya should have released this as the 'Black Special' like yours and the colour matched wheels, JL speaker enclosures and gangsta chains awesome!

Sad Sammy

24-Sep-2012

Excellent lesson in going the extra mile and making a kit your own with some individual touches. Brilliant!

k2cos

24-Sep-2012

i want one

delux

24-Sep-2012

Looks awesome mate! They are a pair of very cool doodes!

MAD-BEE

24-Sep-2012

All that the lads said and more!!!!Awesome!! great work! I am thinking of getting a 2010 Holiday buggy! What are these like with the spring shocks that come with the kit? It will be a full time beach runner so a smooth performance is not a must! but is it lots better with a set of oil shocks?
Nice job on your Rover and would love to see it on the beach kicking up the sand!!

Skottoman

24-Sep-2012

I only had spare oil shocks for the front, and a quick drive around the street showed it now has a bouncy butt! Haha... It's not very fast, and I'll have to wait to see how it handles like this on the sand/dirt. Probably will be more fun with the front planted and the rear bouncing around!

smegs

24-Sep-2012

Love the interior work nice speakers.

KEV THE REV

24-Sep-2012

Cool Rover - all over !!

taffer

18-Oct-2012

This looks great, I have ordered a 'Murph' for a future street rover project!


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