Model: (Click to see more) 58016: Sand Scorcher
Status: Restored
Date: 2-Dec-2012
Comments: 10
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I got this off of ebay as a wreck but was very pleased with the shell. It had only been painted to a poor standard in the blue areas and had perfect roof rails etc. I removed the old stickers and paint and preped and sprayed it with Halfords automotive paint. I used Ford Daytona Blue which is an exact match of the box art blue. I used a subtle beige off white which is really cool and retro looking. I was patient and bought original Tamiya stickers instead of reproduction ones. A good tip for the side chrome is to stick double sided tape to aluminium foil and cut thin strips with a scalpel. The rest of the car was stripped cleaned, ball raced etc. It spends most of the time on the shelf but I took it to Cornwall for some cool beach running. Hope you like it

Restored Scorcher Box art left side right side rear eat sand! Beach action with re re shell Chrome detail

Comments

RACECRAFTERS

2-Dec-2012

That body and paint work has turned out awesome! Great work BigDuke!

mongoose1983

3-Dec-2012

What a beauty. Your attention to detail is amazing. Instant fav!

mr alan

3-Dec-2012

What a beauty! WOW!

oldie

3-Dec-2012

Really nice work there, the driver looks great with the beard just starting!

super gripper

3-Dec-2012

Top looking Scorcher, excellent paint job. And nice to see you are enjoying running the car as well as it having a shelf.

Skottoman

3-Dec-2012

One of the best restorations I've seen! Wow! Is absolutely perfect, except your rear tires are on backwards. Great work!

SRB Bloke

3-Dec-2012

Superb looking scorcher.. Great work.
Very nice shelfer.

BigDuke

3-Dec-2012

Thanks for all the encouraging comments guys.

Swarm

4-Dec-2012

What a beauty ,outstanding looking buggy ...WOW!!

rad22rad Alloys

4-Dec-2012

Great paint finish and good detiling. Well worth the time and effort. Top work !!!!


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